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flyguy posted 05-24-2002 01:33 PM ET (US)   Profile for flyguy   Send Email to flyguy  
i'm looking at a 1966 nauset tommorow. it's got a 65 hp motor. nothing fancy about the boat, no electronics or anything. only has side rails. guy says it's in "great, great" condition. he's asking $3,500. if it's really in that good conditions it's probably a fair price, right? any thoughts? thanks.
Taylor posted 05-24-2002 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
They always sound better on the phone than they look in person. But the wood on a nauset should be pretty easy to refinish so don't let that put you off. The motor must be pertty old at that price, though.
JFM posted 05-24-2002 02:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
flyguy, any 16' Whaler with a running motor in good condition is worth that kind of money, maybe more. Does it have a trailer to boot? Regards, Jay
flyguy posted 05-24-2002 02:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for flyguy  Send Email to flyguy     
trailer too. supposedly everything is in great shape. i'm sure the engine is old but if it runs well for now so what? going to need a 4 stroke soon anyway.
Taylor posted 05-24-2002 04:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
I'd agree with Jay sounds like a good price. Has anyone mentioned the 'run don't walk' rule about used whalers to you. Tomorrow will be a big boat buying day, at least here is sunny Seattle, you might see if you can stop by tonight with cash.

Get inspired first by looking at the wonderfull work by BeachedWhale on a 1968 Nauset

2-strokes are not going to become illegal, its just the the manufacturers of new outboards will need to meet certain emissions standards on new engines. They can do that with four stroke, or even fancy two stroke technologies. So if the old engine keeps working, nobody is going to force you to replace it.

I think there may be certain lakes, particularly in California where this might not be true.

JFM posted 05-24-2002 05:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Taylor, I forgot about that sweet Nauset on 53. flyguy if you pass let us know where she is (me first). Regards, Jay
Taylor posted 05-24-2002 05:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
No, me me.

Turns out that beached whale's boat is right up the bay from me. I've been by a couple of times, but so far, she has not been on the bouy. When she is, I'm stopping for a visit. Very sweet.

flyguy posted 05-26-2002 08:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for flyguy  Send Email to flyguy     
saw the boat yesterday. it IS in great condition. someone painted all of the wood white and they should be flogged. gel coat in great condition. the motor IS old. old 2 stroke mercury. engine was cold (i checked) and hadn't ran in 6 days and it started right up and ran well. asking $2,900 now. buying it.
Orca posted 05-29-2002 11:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Orca  Send Email to Orca     
All sounds good but the real value and beauty is the wood. Be soooo careful stripping the paint and you will have classic furniture.
flyguy posted 05-30-2002 08:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for flyguy  Send Email to flyguy     
Orca you are so right. picking it up on saturday...very excited. my first whaler, my first boat. i think i'm going to use it all summer and refinish it over the winter. i want to take the console and bench out before stripping it down. that's the right thing to do. any tips? anyone here from NY?

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