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rtk posted 06-19-2007 01:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for rtk   Send Email to rtk  
Hate to do this, but I don't have time for two boats, and it doesn't look like my 21 Outrage is going to be an easy sell.

1970 Menemsha, excellent original condition
Mostly orginal, except port bunk was removed at some time

Gelcoat is in excellent condition, none of the typical crazing found on the older boats. Floor area does need a little work.

2006 Continental Bunk Trailer

Boat and trailer $8000 or best offer.

2006 E-TEC 90 available- 12 hours- rigged and ready to go add $7500.

Please contact me by email in my profile if you are interested. This is truly a very nice example of a classic original Menemsha.


rtk posted 12-05-2007 11:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for rtk  Send Email to rtk     
Boat and trailer is still available, E-TEC sold.


rtk posted 12-07-2007 12:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for rtk  Send Email to rtk     
I'm willing to sell the boat without the trailer, does'nt need to be a package deal. I don't want to sell the trailer seperate- possible sale of trailer if the boat alone does get sold.

Boat only- $6000 or best offer, don't be shy :). I am motivated, "too many irons in the fire". I have batteries, fuel tanks, Baystar steering, etc I'll throw in depending on negotiated price.

I can also deliver this boat within a reasonable distance if the price is right.


John from Madison CT posted 12-07-2007 05:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     
Incredible boat that will find a home with some lucky Whaler collector. Please tell us what kind of restoration you did. Why is the gelcoat in such great shape? What is stored indoors?

Stupid question, but are you sure it was never repainted or regelcoated?



rtk posted 12-07-2007 11:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for rtk  Send Email to rtk     
Thanks John, I have not done a cosmetic thing to the boat since I purchased it this past March. It's been on the trailer under cover in my yard. Has'nt touched the water.

The former owner (self proclaimed Whaler addict and forum member) did have some gelcoat work done professionally, and spent a great deal of time doing some cosmetic work (buffing, brightwork, etc.)

The gelcoat repairs made, if I remember correctly:

There were snaps screwed into the hull just under the rubrail to hold a full canvas cover on. The snaps were removed and the holes filled and gelcoated.

There was a kicker bracket on the boat- that was removed and the mounting holes filled and gelcoated.

The rubrail was replaced by the previous owner with a new one that is more substantial than the original. It is a two piece Boston Whaler OEM.

I looked at the boat pretty good and see no evidence of the boat being re-gelcoated, inside or out. The gelcoat inside the cabin literally looks brand new, I've never seen anything like it on a boat this age.

The hull could use a good light buffing and wax, but the gelcoat is in excellent condition.

The cockpit floor, outside the cabin, is a bit faded and worn, but may buff up ok. There are alot of screw holes in the floor under the helm seat that need repair. They had some caulk in them and some screws with caulk. I removed the helm seat from the boat, drilled them out and filled them with 5200 to seal them all up good temporarily. My plan when I had time was to dremel them out, fill with West System and try to get some matching gelcoat to cover the repairs. Honestly, the fuel tank covers the spot so a decent repair would not be all that noticeable.

The boat has bottom paint so I do believe it was kept in the water by the person who owned it before the person I purchased it from. But a full cover was kept on it based on the fact that there were snaps installed to keep the cover on. I have the cover and just use tarp clips with lines attached to keep it on. It was a Rhode Island boat so the short season up there may have helped with the condition?

The person I purchased it from did keep it in a garage, and it was rarely used, a couple times as I understand.

As with any 37 year old boat there are a few things that need some attention. But it would not take much to get this boat to look like an original show piece.


j abrams posted 04-05-2008 11:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for j abrams  Send Email to j abrams     
Rich, Is it still available?


minitauk85 posted 04-06-2008 05:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for minitauk85  Send Email to minitauk85     
j abrams- Don't know about Rich's Menemsha, but this one may still be available, and in your area:

Not connected to either boat in any way, just thought you'd like to know.-k

rtk posted 04-06-2008 07:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for rtk  Send Email to rtk     
Hey Jim- hope all is well with you and your family.

Sale is pending on the Menemsha. Supposed to be picked up next weekend.

Hope to see you on the water soon- other boat should be in this week.

Take it easy

rtk posted 04-13-2008 12:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for rtk  Send Email to rtk     
Boat and trailer sold. Congrats Steph and Andy, you have yourself a great boat. I know it will serve your family well. I am really happy the boat is going to a great family and will be used for what it was designed to do.

Honestly it was tough to let her go. But knowing that it will serve a very unique purpose for you guys weighed heavy on my decision to sell the boat.

I was in the middle of having a custom canvas job done and picked up a cherry used engine with the intention of using this boat this year and selling the 21 Outrage. Received a call and email from them with a want for the Menemsha. When Steph passionately expressed her desire for the boat and the use it would get I could not say no.

The boat is sold to a couple with two young children. Their summers are spent living on an island in Upstate New York. They wanted a small boat but safe and sheltered. The young kids will be transported to day care daily by boat.

I am so happy that the boat is going to a great family and will serve a great purpose. Really nice people.

It was a pleasure to meet you both.

Best Regards

minitauk85 posted 04-13-2008 05:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for minitauk85  Send Email to minitauk85     
rtk- what did you do with the custom canvas?-k
rtk posted 04-14-2008 12:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for rtk  Send Email to rtk     
The canvas was sold with the boat.


penningtonjeff posted 05-12-2008 05:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for penningtonjeff  Send Email to penningtonjeff     
I'm happy to report that the Menemsha is like a happy golden retriever with it's new family. Steph, Andy, and baby Sam took me for an evening spin on Saturday (Leo was at Gram's.) If Whaler still made these things, they'd be candidates for the catalog photo shoot. Have to say that crawling through the cuddy and popping up out of the forward gull-wing hatch brought out the 9 year old in me - giddy smile from the thrill of secret kid-sized cuddy hideaway, trap doors, boats, and early Spring on the Saint Lawrence.

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