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Buckda posted 11-07-2007 04:13 PM ET (US)   Profile for Buckda   Send Email to Buckda  
If you buy this boat, I’ll provide two IGLOO coolers free.

For Sale
Fully-outfitted and customized Boston Whaler available for fun, fishing and adventure!
**Free Locked, Indoor Storage Until Spring**

Many extras available!

1986 Boston Whaler Outrage 18’
Good Condition
Many customizations – see below.

2006 Evinrude E-TEC 90 HP (x2) mounted to 10’ Rite Hite jack plates. Approximately 300 hours on engines, full diagnostic report available upon completion of 300 hour service, which I will provide before delivery. Boat outfitted with system check tachometers and matching trim gauges

1995 Sportsman tandem axle galvanized steel, U-Channel frame
Goodyear Marathon Radials
Spare tire
Turbo-Lube hubs

- SeaStar hydraulic steering – cylinder new in 2006, helm is “older” – unknown age, but in good shape
- Teak bow pulpit with Windline URM-2 roller, 5 KG Bruce anchor, 25’ Chain rode and 150’ of anchor line.
- Teak deck – installed spring 2006
- New fuel fill and fuel vent lines, installed spring 2006
- Upgraded electrical system; all new wiring in 2005 except for bow nav lights; dual batteries wired through Perko battery selector switch, Kev-Lok straps, electrical controlled through Blue Sea Systems, Inc. breaker panel with analog volt and ohm meters (with selector switch to monitor both batteries)
- ICOM M302 DSC enabled VHF Radio, 8’ Shakespeare 5210XT fiberglass antenna
- Atlantic Towers radar arch through-bolted to gunwales with aluminum backing plates
- Spreader lights
- Full Mills Canvas weather protection system
- Leaning post
- Garmin 168Sounder GPS/depthfinder combo
- Garmin 2210 color chartplotter
- 27 gallon Tempo Plastics auxiliary tank with plumbing and Perko selector switch located ahead of spin-on fuel filter/water separator
- Teak forward deck (for sleeping/casting) - (part of project which can be easily removed and returned to original configuration with fiberglass anchor locker cover).

Condition notes:
This boat is in good condition and wears her age well with many upgrades. She is ready to roll and set up for fishing/cruising and adventure. Some gelcoat repair may be desired, but there are no major finish problems. Teak has been fully-restored and finished with a durable, high-gloss varnish (Captain’s Flagship varnish – 8 coats), except for deck teak, which is oiled.

This boat has been featured on CW:
The engines receive relatively conservative use:

$23,000.00 FIRM (I've probably put $32,000 into her)

Serious inquiries only, please.

Buckda posted 11-07-2007 04:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Wow...that was harder than I thought to press "send". Good luck old girl!
andygere posted 11-07-2007 04:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
What is going on? A bigger Whaler? Geez, if I didn't live so far away (and agree to let my wife leave work and stay home with the kids) I'd buy that boat in a heartbeat just so that I had one for my annual New England vacation.
Mobjack posted 11-07-2007 04:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mobjack  Send Email to Mobjack     
I cannot believe you are selling that boat.....
Buckda posted 11-07-2007 05:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Believe me - I'm just sick about it...and I need to openly apologize to the Michigan contingent of boaters here in this community, whom I will shamelessly harass for rides in their Whaler at every opportunity.

If this boat doesn't sell at this price, I'm keeping her. This has been a very difficult decision. I hope that I can get back into a Whaler again soon.

JayR posted 11-07-2007 05:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for JayR  Send Email to JayR     
You've got bigger ones than me... I've been toying with the thought of selling my Ribbed Outrage for some time now but just can't pull the trigger.
Dan posted 11-07-2007 06:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
Wow! I'm sweating with boat lust!
towboater posted 11-08-2007 12:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for towboater  Send Email to towboater     
Yeah, I am suprised too. Selling a boat for a loss isnt near as bad as being without one.

You and Jeff seemed to have worked the hardest & the last ones of the Regular CW Posters I would expect to sell.

"Featured" on CW is a understatement, I feel like I know your boat better than my own, it has been a huge inspiration for me. Thx again for your time and I will miss your updates.

michael k

jeffs22outrage posted 11-08-2007 06:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     

I know this is one of the toughest things to do. I was not easy for me when I did it. You have written out this ad no less than 3 times (that I know about) without hitting the send button. It is OK man, trust me, people will still like you while you are between whalers. No one was told me to get lost yet. Like I said before when I sold my 22, I am listing it for a price that if someone is willing to pay they can have it and, I will be ok with seeing it go to new hands. Fair market value played no role in my pricing of the boat. I had a bunch of crazies tell me I was out of my mind (putting it nicely) asking that for my boat but, hey they did not have to buy it. Then the right person came along who, read all of my articles here and elsewhere about my restoration, read all of my posts, and had a great respect for my work and the boat. After a 15 minute phone call with me they bought it sight unseen and made payment the next day for the full asking price. The first time the new owners saw it was 4 weeks later when I delivered it. He thought he stole the boat at the asking price, I guess I should have asked for more....

For those who have not seen this boat in person and might be interested in it, I must say you that would be getting a one of a kind boat. This boat is not only probably one of the best outfitted 18's you will ever find but, also it truly is a piece of owner's heart and soul. After knowing Dave personally now for a couple years that last statement should speak volumes for the boat. Your are not just buying a great vessel but, you would be buying something that you are sure is well cared for, correctly rigged, and will last for a life time.

Good Luck Dave.

AtoZ posted 11-08-2007 09:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for AtoZ  Send Email to AtoZ     
Sorry to hear the news...

What does it weigh on the trailer?


elaelap posted 11-09-2007 11:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Man oh man, is someone going to give him/herself a Christmas present this year.

Price is more than fair for sweet ol' Gambler, all tricked out as she is. You know the special place this boat has in my heart, Dave; and I can relate to the anguish and sorrow you're going through right now...I was there myself earlier this year when I sold Gambler's cousin, Cetaceous, and I still miss my classic OR 18 very much indeed.

Whether or not you immediately replace Gambler with another Whaler, please stick around the CW website, Dave. You've been one of the most valuable contributors since I joined the forum, and we'd all miss you very much.

Best luck with your sale. I only hope the lucky dog who next owns Gambler has your skill, interest and enthusiasm. Tight lines,


sternorama posted 11-09-2007 12:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for sternorama  Send Email to sternorama     
Shocking news. I wish I could buy her but it's not gonna happen. Consider this an open invitation for a ride on an Edgewater next time you are in CA. -G
Buckda posted 11-09-2007 12:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Gary -

I'm in S. Cal now. Sorry I didn't call...I don't have time in my itinerary for a visit or a ride.

Hope you are well, and if you want to come into the city tonight for a beer or three, let me know and I'll get you on the guest list! ;)


erik selis posted 11-09-2007 03:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Wow, I just can't believe it.

Dave, for whatever reason you are selling your famous boat, I wish you all the best. It must break your heart having to part with Gambler. Man, I still am having trouble believing it.


Yiddil posted 11-09-2007 05:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Dave! Joly Cow! what a shocker! But, there will always be another boat. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do...I recently had my sweet 1964 13 up for grabs and someone(i wont say who) wanted to buy it sight unseen) I am in the process of arranging that transfer if I and he can ever get out from under our life duties...

I know its hard, it was for me too, and even though I have "Das BOat" it's hard to pull the trigger. Heck I even considered selling "Das BOat" but havnt pulled that trigger yet. If I had a buyer for the Nantucket, I'd probably jump all over your sweety:)

Okay, who wants Das I can get Gambler:)

And your selling her at a terriffic price ..someoe is going to be a very happy camper...

drink heavily to minimize the pain:)

My Best Henry

You can ride Das BOat(if I keep her) anytime:)


home Aside posted 11-09-2007 07:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
I was kind of surprised when Jeff mentioned this last Saturday, and now that I think of it When Dave called me a few days ago and I had to cut him short as I was working afternoons and The Boss was Breathin down my neck.

He was sounding kind of preoccupied, quieter than normal during the short phone call, makes me think now that he was calling to break the news, and I'm feeling really sad about cutting Dave short and loosing Gambler from what I consider "My immediate Whaler Family" I've had the wrinkles stretched out of my face many a time on some of our infamous Bonzai Trips aboard Gambler.....

It is still difficult for me when I think about how much I miss my Montauk a year after selling her, I must admit the Revenge 22 WT has been a more than suitable replacement....I think Dave will also find a suitable larger Whaler in his future


fourdfish posted 11-09-2007 08:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for fourdfish  Send Email to fourdfish     
WOW Dave, A hard one! Everyone knows how much work you put in to her! I know the feeling well! I will let some of my fishing buddies know about your boat and see if you get some hits!
Buckda posted 11-10-2007 08:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Terry -

I've never weighed the rig - but towed her for 4 years with my 3,500 lb rated v-6 Ford Explorer.

She tows much better with the F-150. The tandem trailer adds a lot of weight to the rig.


themclos posted 12-01-2007 04:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for themclos  Send Email to themclos     

That is one heck of a boat. You have done a great job with her. I have enjoyed watching its transformation from afar.

I have been considering moving up from my Montauk to something in the 22 foot range, but Gambler certainly does get one's wheels turning.

Good luck with the sale.


PeteB88 posted 12-01-2007 11:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
I've seen her, been aboard on Mona Lake, seen Dave on I94 with her flying by - unmistakable and unique - she is awesome and for what ever reason, Whaler Bro Dave has put her for sale. I am sure he has triple checked the decision.

Chapter in the Book for him really but I hope he is just a little picky about who gets the boat and that the new owner (if it really happens) doesn't screw it up like one I saw about a month ago.

Gambler is about Dave and a special time in his life and some of ours. I know I have been inspired by him and his passion, learned from him and realized that our Whalers are real special and for good reason. Dave and the Whaler geeks make us all appreciate things regarding our boats and perhaps these threads come through in our subconscious - scrub it just a little more, let's do one more coat of Collinite, or heck ya I'm going to scuff sand that mahogany this year and apply a few coats of spar varnish, take a little better care of the canvas and be a bit more careful on the water.

I can't say much else but I bet everyone of us have thought about buying her - I would but she is not what we need for a bigger boat. And I hear Ellen's words flowing through my head - "never fall in love with something that can't love you back . . . " Well, nice advice but.... Right guys?

Best of luck whatever happens Dave man.

Chesapeake posted 12-07-2007 02:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Dave: ??????????????? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We can ride together off Waukegan.


tropicalsun posted 12-13-2007 05:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for tropicalsun  Send Email to tropicalsun     
Wow!!!! Dave, man, I know how it feels to sell Gambler, since I had to watch you drive out of my church parking lot with her in tow...of course, she wasn't half the boat that she is now! I am very sorry to hear this.

God bless,

elaelap posted 12-14-2007 10:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Rob! How ya doin' down Houston-way? Yep, Dave turned the already sweet 'Gambler' into something really special, didn't he? I can't believe she hasn't sold yet, especially at that price with two new motors and all that canvas, let alone the beautiful wood.

Remember that you promised to get in touch if/when you get out to N. California. I want to hear more tales from your days running charter boats in Hawaii.



tropicalsun posted 12-18-2007 05:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for tropicalsun  Send Email to tropicalsun     
You are on my calendaer, Tony. I would love a trip to CA for some of the those wild salmon!

It's been a very busy year for me. I have been to West Africa five times and heading back over in January. I have a GREAT fishing story from there, but won't hijack this thread with it.


Teak Oil posted 12-21-2007 08:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Teak Oil  Send Email to Teak Oil     
Dammit Dave you have to list this thing right after I build a house and I am broke. You were supposed to keep Gambler a couple years and THEN I was going to buy it.

You better not be selling this boat because of some woman...

mateobosch posted 12-25-2007 07:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for mateobosch  Send Email to mateobosch     
If it sells, what is your plan for the Lake Nipigon trip?
mateobosch posted 12-25-2007 07:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for mateobosch  Send Email to mateobosch     
On second thought, you can ride with on my Montauk if it comes down to it.
Moby Dick posted 12-26-2007 11:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moby Dick  Send Email to Moby Dick     
Dave.......shoot me an e-mail. I'm very interested.


Buckda posted 01-03-2008 10:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Thanks for all the interest and the many inquiries on this boat. It has truly been a labor of love and a focus of much of my time for the past couple years.

To answer a question that has been asked repeatedly - I will consider a trade plus cash..for the right boat.

The sale price on my 18' is firm, but perhaps we can work a deal for the right project boat.

This means a project 17-25' classic Whaler hull with reliable working power and a decent trailer.

Happy New Year everyone.


Buckda posted 08-04-2008 08:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Still available.

The engines have about 350 hours on them now, and are fresh back from a second major trip with absolutely no trouble this summer.

The average economy for straight cruising (2,800 - 3,200 RPM) is about 3.5 MPG, higher averages for mixed running with fishing and/or fully loaded.

The deck extension is finished and looks great and the boat is fully operational.

Price remains firm, but this is a great rig if you're interested. I can also arrange free overwinter storage if you're interested.

I'd like to go a little bigger, if I can, but am not prepared to "fire sale" this in that endeavor.

If you're interested in a great all-around rig, let me know and I can arrange a viewing and/or a sea trial.


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