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ChocLabWhaler posted 06-20-2002 03:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for ChocLabWhaler   Send Email to ChocLabWhaler  
1979 17 Currituck with 90 Merc (Same year - unknown) Looks very nice - although it has old bottom paint. New canvas. Wood looks cared for. Is it worth $8-9k?
Thanks for your help. I'm still trying to join the ranks!
Bigshot posted 06-20-2002 03:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Hard to justify with out seeing it but that seems to be in the "high" range. That is what they call a 17 sport for that year I believe. With a 23 year old engine that is worth maybe $100-1500, $6-7k+ for the hull alone is steep being you can get a brand new alert(basically the same design) for about $7500 in a 2002 model. So you could buy a new hull drop on a used engine and trailer for around $10k or so.
Taylor posted 06-20-2002 04:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
See, I knew posting in Marketplace was inhibiting some contributers...

Sounds high to me for the following reasons:

-Currituck (never typed that word before) is not the sought after model the Montauk is.

-The engine is really pretty old if actually a 1979.

-Most figure bottom paint forces the price down, although for me it was a good thing.

-Canvas is a plus, but what kind of canvas are we talking about. Just the mooring cover is not much.

See my early post below about the 1976 Montauk value, it had a 1976 85 Merc, and a 18 Kicker, and was turned down at $6500. Currently listed at $6000.

Currituck went to 1975 according to the reference. This must be a Sport, as BS says.

andygere posted 06-20-2002 04:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
For comparison, I paid $7K for a clean '79 Montauk/'79 85 Johnson/'79 15 Johnson with full Mills, no bottom paint on a decent trailer 2 years ago. This was in Northern California and I felt I got a pretty good deal. Motors have been strong and trouble free, both had sound compression. Owner was asking $7,500 and was only advertised with a sign on the roadside.
David Ratusnik posted 06-20-2002 04:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
ChocLabWhaler- Give you a little advice from my experience. Wanted a Whaler several years ago, wife said 22 works for us. Looked, looked, traveled about FLA. Looked at 15 boats 20-22'. You are looking for the right boat (Whaler) but you need the timing to fall in line for you. Travel to the boats after speaking with the owner. There is a reason boats are named often after women- when you find the right Whaler you will know it. Flip side of ladies belief -- you've got to kiss a number of toads to find a prince. Travel to the boats to gain perspective on quality versus price. .03 The boat you are looking at is too high. David
whalernut posted 06-20-2002 07:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I own a 1973 `16 Currituck with a 1975 85h.p. Johnson(all freshwater), the one you mention is a Sport or a Supersport or a Newport(maybee). Anyway, I paid $4750 for mine, and it was in Very Good condition, boat-trailer, and motor. You can see it on page 14 of the Cetecea. Good luck-Jack.

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