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|Author||Topic: unfamilar whaler|
posted 05-31-2002 03:04 PM ET (US)
hello state siders,iam an american living in new zealand.from r.i. but dont hold it against me!! Iam looking at purchascing my first whaler.i cant seem to find any pictures of it in the web site xcept it appears to have a bow like page 5 bass boat. the boat in question has a white hull with the desert tan gellcoat interior,cut down transome.side console with rope pulley steering.the bow area has internal step pads that are seperated with a wide space.only thing connecting them is a drop in plexiglass partition.forward of this is a short rather rounded bow area the rub rails are black.the engine is a 35 h.p. evinrude costomized transom with a ssplate awood filling in the short transom to fit the longer shaft motor.i hope i have supplied enough info for someone with far greater knowledge than i.i will try to get some digital photos.a lot better than my ramblings.thank you guys geo.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 05-31-2002 08:04 PM ET (US)
Welcome to the FORUM. I hope you are successful finding a Whaler to buy and enjoy. However, I am not sure the boat you are describing is a Whaler.
First of all, though you don’t say, I am going to assume you are talking about a 13’ boat. It is the only Whaler that has been produced in both a notched, 15” transom (1958-1972) as well as a 20” transom (1972-2000).
If it has a Desert Tan interior then it must have a 20" transom. If it has a notched (15" ) transom then it would be blue on the interior. So we have a contradiction here.
It could be the boat has been painted, but it is usually apparent if it has or not. You describe it as gelcoat which suggest it is original. What is you take on the originality of the gelcoat?
The steps you describe do not sound like anything the 13 ever had unless they are part of the gunwale at the very forward "corners" of the boat.
Now if the boat is a 16', then it might be a 1976 or earlier hull which could be Desert Tan or blue on the inside. This hull would have little steps on either side before you get to the raised bow area. No piece of plexiglass would connect these step however. It seems unlikely that a 16' would be powered by a 35 hp motor, but it's possible. Power of 50 hp - 100 hp is much more common.
If it is a 16' with the transom notch filled in then it would end up being a 25" transom which would be extraordinarily tall for an old Evinrude 25, though not impossible.
Pulley and cable steering is common on the 13's but very rare on the 16's.
I suspect you have an imitation Whaler of which there are many different brands.
Really, a photo is worth a thousand words. Post a photo of it and we will tell you in an instant what you have.
Now, could you do me a favor? It would be very helpful if you could use capitol letters at the beginning of your sentences and periods at the ends. A space between sentences would be nice too. It also helps my eyes if you break your posts into paragraphs with a line of space between them. The easier it is to read, the better we can understand what you are saying and help you. Thanks.
posted 05-31-2002 08:38 PM ET (US)
First of all.Thank you very much for the speedy reply,and advice on how we can better reply to each other.The seller claims it to be a 13.6 boston whaler.I can see your point of contrasts,being the different color schemes andso on and so forth.Weather peremitting i plan to go out for a second look tommorrow and possiblly a ride.I would greatly appreciate any advice before hand,but seem already supplied with info from allready reading up i what ever i could absord from whaler webb sites. I hope this seems bettert than the last report. Thank you geo
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