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whaletail posted 04-25-2002 11:01 PM ET (US)   Profile for whaletail   Send Email to whaletail  
After 15 years of land-lubbering, (tags on the license plate were '87) I got to drop my Menemsha into the Pacific today. Equipped with a brand new 2002 Honda 90 hp and a springfield marine jack plate, (thanks lhg) I spent the afternoon breaking everything in on a 70+ sunny day here on the oregon coast.
Guys, does it get any better than this?
Flipper posted 04-25-2002 11:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Flipper  Send Email to Flipper     
No, it doesn't. I'm still sanding my mahogany and it's 40f outside.
Chesapeake posted 04-29-2002 11:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Hey Whaletale (formerly Whalerfreak):

Congrats. You need to send some photos of the "sha." I may be one of the only people to have seen your complete restoration including every bit of teak on the boat, including the custome whaler logos routed into the teak.

After 15 years of no water, some shots of this beauty would be great to see in the Cetacea section.


Minke posted 04-29-2002 01:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Minke  Send Email to Minke     
Congratulations Whaletale!
You have inspired me as I am getting my '68 Menemsha ready to get her bottom wet again after 10 years of landlocked travel (CT/TX/MA!!!).
Look forward to seeing some pics!
daverdla posted 05-01-2002 04:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for daverdla  Send Email to daverdla     
Great!! I've only seen pictures of Menemshas. They really look cool.

Good Luck
PS - Why did you change your user name?

whaletail posted 05-02-2002 08:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for whaletail  Send Email to whaletail     
I changed my name because there was a guy on the forum who was a true freak (nuts), but now I forgot that password. Hey Jim, could you help me out ? I'd like to get that one back.
whalerdude posted 05-02-2002 11:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalerdude  Send Email to whalerdude     

Congrats! I just went through a similar 'dry' period. I just went 8 whole years without a Whaler. I just bought a 91 Montauk in February this year and have had it out 2 times already. You're right, it doesn't get any better than being on the water in your Whaler.

I would like to see some digital photos of your boat posted!

lhg posted 05-02-2002 05:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Whaletail - Let us know how you like the bracket with the 4-stroke. Your boat sounds really beautiful.
whaletail posted 05-03-2002 08:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for whaletail  Send Email to whaletail     
Next thing on the list is a good digital camera.

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