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18' Outrage; Plus Free Stuff
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posted 11-07-2007 04:13 PM ET (US)
If you buy this boat, I’ll provide two IGLOO coolers free.
Many extras available!
This boat has been featured on CW:
$23,000.00 FIRM (I've probably put $32,000 into her)
Serious inquiries only, please.
posted 11-07-2007 04:13 PM ET (US)
Wow...that was harder than I thought to press "send". Good luck old girl!
posted 11-07-2007 04:34 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-07-2007 04:57 PM ET (US)
I cannot believe you are selling that boat.....
posted 11-07-2007 05:06 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-07-2007 05:54 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-07-2007 06:01 PM ET (US)
Wow! I'm sweating with boat lust!
posted 11-08-2007 12:36 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-08-2007 06:53 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-08-2007 09:15 PM ET (US)
Sorry to hear the news...
What does it weigh on the trailer?
posted 11-09-2007 11:01 AM ET (US)
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,
posted 11-09-2007 12:50 PM ET (US)
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
posted 11-09-2007 12:59 PM ET (US)
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! ;)
posted 11-09-2007 03:00 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-09-2007 05:35 PM ET (US)
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 BOat...so 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:)
My Best, Henry AKA THE YIDDIL
posted 11-09-2007 07:11 PM ET (US)
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
posted 11-09-2007 08:51 PM ET (US)
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!
posted 11-10-2007 08:15 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 12-01-2007 04:38 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 12-01-2007 11:03 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 12-07-2007 02:53 PM ET (US)
Dave: ??????????????? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We can ride together off Waukegan.
posted 12-13-2007 05:14 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 12-14-2007 10:10 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 12-18-2007 05:30 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 12-21-2007 08:36 PM ET (US)
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...
posted 12-25-2007 07:51 PM ET (US)
If it sells, what is your plan for the Lake Nipigon trip?
posted 12-25-2007 07:54 PM ET (US)
On second thought, you can ride with on my Montauk if it comes down to it.
posted 12-26-2007 11:20 AM ET (US)
Dave.......shoot me an e-mail. I'm very interested.
posted 01-03-2008 10:11 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-04-2008 08:21 PM ET (US)
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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