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House posted 06-02-2015 07:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for House   Send Email to House  
I am in the process of purchasing this boat. Title says 1971 19ft Whaler. I measured it, it is 19ft on the nose pretty much.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/81538549@N00/sets/72157653777023121

According to this website, there was never a 1971 19ft Whaler made?

Any ideas? I just want to understand what I am working with here.

Thank you!

Captain House


House posted 06-02-2015 07:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for House  Send Email to House     
For easier clicking.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/81538549@N00/sets/72157653777023121
Jeff posted 06-02-2015 09:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
That is certainly NOT A WHALER.
Jeff posted 06-02-2015 11:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
Here are a large group of photos that show what a REAL 1970's 19' Boston Whaler looks like

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sraab928/library/ 1973%20Boston%20Whaler%2019%20Outrage?sort=2&page=1
http://smg.photobucket.com/user/lgoltz/library/Outrage%2019?sort=6& page=1

Tom W Clark posted 06-03-2015 01:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
That is a nice old McKee Craft, not a Whaler
House posted 06-03-2015 05:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for House  Send Email to House     
Wow, seriously? I may have been taken for a ride then? The title says Boston Whaler on it. Okay then So McKee? Wow. I actually bought this thing.
Jeff posted 06-03-2015 06:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
Well, I hope you did not pay a price for it that would be comparable to a Whaler.

You are not the first person to be duped into buying a boat that was listed as a Whaler, when it really was another manufacturer. And you certainly will not be the last.

tedious posted 06-03-2015 06:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for tedious  Send Email to tedious     
Actually, McKee Craft boats are just as good as Whalers, although not as well known. Much rarer and more distinctive, and some of the models I have seen have better features compared to comparable Whalers.

The boat looks very nice, and in decent shape too - enjoy it!

Tim

Mark D posted 06-03-2015 07:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mark D  Send Email to Mark D     
McKee Craft.... hmmm maybe. Dell Quay perhaps...Whaler.. nope.

Could be anything really. I think you have case for a refund.

contender posted 06-03-2015 09:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
I had a old 14 Mckee they seem to have more fiberglass than the whalers,
House posted 06-03-2015 11:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for House  Send Email to House     
Spoke with the seller and he is will to give back some cash on it and I think it's a fair deal. With his cash back I spent 3k for the boat, trailer and motor. Trolling motor and delivery also included. Thoughts on that?
Jeff posted 06-04-2015 12:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
If you are happy with the deal, that is all that matters.
House posted 06-04-2015 08:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for House  Send Email to House     
Yes, I am pretty disappointed that this isn't a Whaler. Live and learn I suppose. I do want to learn how to repair fiberglass and restore boats. So I see this as a "meant to be situation." I will find the silver lining.

There just are not the resources out there on [McKee Craft boats] as there are on [Boston Whaler boats]. I will keep digging. Thanks for all your help everyone.

House.

House posted 06-04-2015 12:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for House  Send Email to House     
Spoke with the seller and he is will to give back some cash on it and I think it's a fair deal. With his cash back I spent $3,000 for the boat, trailer and motor. Trolling motor and delivery also included. Thoughts on that?

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