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Chap posted 10-10-2013 04:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for Chap   Send Email to Chap  
Vintage Whaler, enjoy.


Ridge Runner posted 10-10-2013 05:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
Awesome, old school film!
crbenny posted 10-10-2013 07:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for crbenny  Send Email to crbenny     
Very Nice! Love that old Sakonnet with original Bearcat. Notice the Menemsha parked next to it before they left the dock?
andygere posted 10-10-2013 08:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Chap, that was terrific. I loved that both boats were classic Whalers (note that one had MS registration, the other SC) and the classic Jeep Wagoneer tow vehicle was great as well.
jimp posted 10-10-2013 10:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimp  Send Email to jimp     
That old 55-hp did a fine job.
frontier posted 10-10-2013 10:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for frontier  Send Email to frontier     
Great film - thanks.
That 55 HP Homelite/Bearcat, because of powerhead HP ratings back then, would be equal to about a 40 HP outboard today.
But the 17 hull was a lot lighter too. The bare hull 17 in the early 60's was 500#.
crbenny posted 10-12-2013 08:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for crbenny  Send Email to crbenny     
Also, did you notice that the 16'7" in South Carolina is actually an Eastport with the casting platform option?
RevengeFamily posted 10-14-2013 07:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for RevengeFamily  Send Email to RevengeFamily     

Awesome find!

First Whaler I had was a 1967 Nauset with the original 75hp Johnson...

Love that engine and Whaler...

Thanks for posting,

zotcha posted 10-14-2013 11:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for zotcha  Send Email to zotcha     
That was a very cool video! After all the years of technology improvement, and the jigging troll still works, even with an artificial eel! Awesome. Thank you. zotcha.

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