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Ahab posted 06-01-2002 10:54 PM ET (US)   Profile for Ahab   Send Email to Ahab  
Just found this website quite be accident and have book markred it for more reading. This board is so cool. I have and old 16 foot 7 inch BW that I believe is a 1963 Nauset. I have looked at the reference info and can't tell for sure The boat appears to be a Nauset, but it has a rear facing seat a part of the pilot seat . It also has a seat on the front of the consol. The hull number is 30312 . Can anyone tell me what model this is ??? and maybe a source for any more info ?? Now I'm curious, and glad to see there are so many well informed enthusiasts.
I wish I had found this site before I stared reworking and repowering, but I probably wouldn't have done anything differently.
Thanks in advance for your help.
whalernut posted 06-01-2002 11:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Welcome Ahab!! I believe you either have an Eastport with a Sakkonet seat, or does it have a back seat also, then it is an Easport or maybee you have a Sakkonet, does it have a wood slat raised platform in the front?? It could be a mutation of the models, considering it is used. Jack.
Ahab posted 06-02-2002 12:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ahab  Send Email to Ahab     
Jack, No it doesn't have the front slated fishing platform of a Sakkonet. It also does Not have the rear ,forward facing, seat of the Eastport, The pilot seat and rear facing seat appear to be original, but who can tell.
I do know that the pervious owner did not make any modifications to the boat from when they purchased it in 1983.
whalernut posted 06-02-2002 03:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
It sounds as though you have a Nausett with the optional reversable seat. Do those old wooden RPS`s lock front or back??? Jack.
Tom W Clark posted 06-02-2002 01:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Ahab,

Of the three center console models that your boat could be, the Nauset, Eastport or Sakonnet, The Nauset model most closely matches your description.

A Sakonnet would have a bow platform and thus not have the seat in front of the console.

An Eastport would have a stern seat.

A Nauset would have the fixed "church pew" seat rather than the reversible pilot seat but there is no reason why an RPS could not have been substituted when the boat was ordered new or retrofitted later.

Back then Whaler was VERY flexible in terms of offering bits and pieces of different models as options. A Whaler could be configured just about any way you wanted back then.

By the way, hull number 30312 is most likely a 1962 model but you could confirm that by contacting Whaler with that hull number.

Lil Ernie posted 06-02-2002 05:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lil Ernie  Send Email to Lil Ernie     
Welcome Ahab! Call me Ismael!
Boy, I'm really confused now! You might haave an Eastport or a Rockport or a Buick,but I know one ting fer sure...you aint got a Currituck! I got a Currituck and I love it! If you had a Currituck, it might be mine and then I wouldnt haaave one. Careful, the steering whel dusnt werk.
I haad to walk home cause I kept crashing into stuff, cause I want to get a new steering wheel.

Red eyes in the morning,Depends at nite!
Your Pal,Lil Ernie

Ahab posted 06-02-2002 11:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ahab  Send Email to Ahab     
Thanks all

I do know that two owners back, the boat was used for salmon fishing in Monterey Bay. One story was that it was used for commercial fishing. The boat had an automatic steering device in the consol and had three plates bolted thru each side for large outriggers If the owner fished alone, with four lines out at a time I can see where a device to steer the boat would be very handy and of course a seat facing rear would be the best way to watch your lines
Thanks again to everyone, I think it is a Nuaset. The Pink slip says it's a 63, but I will check with BW to be sure.

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