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Pat Mac posted 03-12-2002 06:10 PM ET (US)   Profile for Pat Mac   Send Email to Pat Mac  
I saw a 1970 Manemsha for sale on boattrader and called hoping to at least get to check it out. They were asking $5,900 for boat, motor and trailer and willing to break up the combo. It was gone when I called.

After checking out some pics, this model has me intrigued. Are there any major drawbacks to these models other than the covered bow? Are they much heavier than a standard and would require a larger motor?

Anyway, still looking for a classic whaler to fit my 70 h.p. Johnson. Guess i'll keep searching, any leads on 16' - 17' hulls would be greatly appreciated.


Pat Mac

JBCornwell posted 03-12-2002 09:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Howdy Pat.
The Menemsha must weigh more than a Sakonnet, but my '68 brochure doesn't list the weight. The Sakonnet (and the classic Montauk) is listed many places as 950, dry. I would then guess the Menemsha at 1100 to 1300.

I had a neighbor who had one when I lived in FL. Had a Bearcat 55 on it and would plane nicely with three of us aboard.

If the one you called on was the one in Dallas, I missed it by 10 minutes. Rats!

I want one with a 4 stroke.. . maybe a Suzi DF70 like my Montauk . . .(Sigh!)

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

abbeydabby posted 03-13-2002 09:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for abbeydabby  Send Email to abbeydabby     
Hi Pat & JB

Chuck Bennett @ BW just sent me a very nice jpg of an original brochure and it lists the weight at 1200 lbs.
If you are interested I'd be happy to e-mail you the jpg file.

That 1970 Menemsha wasn't the one in Dallas since I'm the guy that swooped in just before JB. The one I bought in Dallas is S/N 38144 and was built 2/7/68.

Actually, the boat is still in Dallas (Carrollton) waiting for a flatbed to bring it northeast. I'm going nuts waiting.

The boat has a 1982 Johnson 70 on it now (of unknown condition, except "20 hours on rebuit powerhead") If I need to or decide to repower, from your comment JB you really like your 4-stoke Suzuki 70?


Blackeagle posted 03-13-2002 10:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Blackeagle  Send Email to Blackeagle     
abbeydabby: I'd like the jped=g of the brochure too, if it wouldn't be too much trouble.
Blackeagle posted 03-13-2002 10:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Blackeagle  Send Email to Blackeagle     
Well, that was screwed up. I really meant to type "jpeg" not "jped=g".

Need . . . more . . . sleep.

Pat Mac posted 03-14-2002 09:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Pat Mac  Send Email to Pat Mac     
I would greatly appreciate the brochure. my e-mail is in my profile.

The one I was inquiring about was in Hampton Bays, NY. Only about an hour from home, Oh well.


Pat Mac

Duncan posted 03-14-2002 12:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Duncan  Send Email to Duncan     
Hey Menemsha Owners....I've always though these were thoe "coolest" whalers....but what do you do under that cap....schtup willing mermaids? Change your clothes? Is there room under there to sleep on board? comfortably? Or is it just good dry storage?
whaletail posted 03-14-2002 08:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaletail  Send Email to whaletail     
Hi Dunkan,
It's no 34' Defiance, but if you need to get out of the weather, it's great! PLUS :
The console is taller and thinner than a Montauk, giving you more usable deck space. And you can stand or sit on the cabin roof, (if you're not too heavy) which is a great place to look around or fish.
Just throw an air mattress down, and as long as you're not over 6' tall, you'll wake up without a layer of dew on top of you.
Great wind and wave breaker. Fiberglass is way better than canvas. And like you said, they're so strange looking that it's "cool"
whaletail posted 03-14-2002 08:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaletail  Send Email to whaletail     
Sorry, I meant Duncan

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