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Ridge Runner posted 10-13-2007 05:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for Ridge Runner   Send Email to Ridge Runner  
The motor is almost worth the asking price, any comments on this interesting layout? Didn't a 1977 have wood, or do you think this is a commercial hull? and what's with all the bolts on the outside of the hull/deck joint?

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/pl_boat_full_detail.jsp?slim=broker&boat_id=1789561&checked_boats=1789561&hosturl=allenharbor&&ywo=allenharbor&&ybw=&units=Feet&access=Public&listing_id=24748&url=

Tom W Clark posted 10-13-2007 06:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/pl_boat_full_detail. jsp?slim=broker&boat_id=1789561

The hull may well be a 1977, certainly a 1973-1977 at the least.

None of the interior is original or "Whaler", not even the rails. Not my cup of tea, but I agree the price is reasonable given the motor, but my no means a great deal.

This is not to say somebody did not spend a great deal of time and effort to set this hull up the way it is, but it is a bit funky.

Binkie posted 10-13-2007 09:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Binkie    
The hull looks to me to be a nonsmirked hull from the `60`s certainly not a `77. Also you can see the filled in transom for a 20" motor, and the straight splash wall, `60`s not 70`s era. The "bolts" are snap covers. Also note the flat floor with a built in tunnel for controls needed for the center console. A good idea, that I never saw before. What ruins the looks is the giant helmseat, looks to be off a 40` sport-fisherman. Take the seat out and its not really a bad looking boat if you like center console 13 footers.

Rich

Ridge Runner posted 10-13-2007 09:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
Rich,
I agree about the seat, thinking take the seat out and add a small leaning post. I will try to get a VIN and see what year this really is. Thanks for the thoughts.
PeteB88 posted 10-13-2007 10:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
my titled registered 1977 13 is smirked as are all the others I have seen - my bet is this one is older than 13.
Riptide23WA posted 10-13-2007 10:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Riptide23WA  Send Email to Riptide23WA     
Definitely pre-1972. Before 1972, there was no smirk, and the transom was notched. If it was a 1977, it would have the square front anchor locker, not the rectangular one...

There's actually some nice work in that deck, and even the back casting platform looks decent. As an inshore fishing boat for one person, it ain't bad, but that helm chair has to go. I'd keep the base, since it's already installed, and put a one man leaning post instead. And put the batt under the console...

Would noodle on them railings too. But for fishing, they might be handy, bobbing around while casting...

Goes to show the versatility of a 13'er when someone thinks enough to make it just like they wanted...

Riptide23WA posted 10-13-2007 10:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Riptide23WA  Send Email to Riptide23WA     
And them "bolts" are probably snaps for a custom cover. No expense spared...
Tohsgib posted 10-15-2007 11:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Once again...weight is not always an issue for certain owners but that must be one of the heaviest whalers afloat.
Bo Neato posted 10-15-2007 12:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bo Neato  Send Email to Bo Neato     
He probably needs the weigh of the console and seat, with the battery and tank forward, to balance the boat. That 40hp 4-stroke looks like it would submerge the transom without having something to counterbalance it.
Ridge Runner posted 02-13-2008 04:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
Rich,
I agree about the seat, thinking take the seat out and add a small leaning post. I will try to get a VIN and see what year this really is. Thanks for the thoughts.
Tohsgib posted 02-14-2008 11:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
She is old...walk away at $5k. The bow has the "port" where they used to install the foam, no smirk, 15" transom, and you can see the blue paint where the white wore off in the starboard transom corner.
Ridge Runner posted 03-05-2009 10:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
Rich,
I agree about the seat, thinking take the seat out and add a small leaning post. I will try to get a VIN and see what year this really is. Thanks for the thoughts.
Ridge Runner posted 04-07-2010 04:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
Rich,
I agree about the seat, thinking take the seat out and add a small leaning post. I will try to get a VIN and see what year this really is. Thanks for the thoughts.
Ridge Runner posted 08-30-2010 11:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
Rich,
I agree about the seat, thinking take the seat out and add a small leaning post. I will try to get a VIN and see what year this really is. Thanks for the thoughts.
Ridge Runner posted 09-07-2010 02:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
Rich,
I agree about the seat, thinking take the seat out and add a small leaning post. I will try to get a VIN and see what year this really is. Thanks for the thoughts.

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