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F/S 1970 17 in Jax Fl "MINT CONDITION"
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posted 12-15-2007 11:35 AM ET (US)
1970 17' Boston Whaler in perfect condition. Totally restored last winter. 2004 Johnson 90 hp 2 stroke with stainless steel prop. I bought the engine last fall new in the box from a Johnson dealer. Engine is still under warranty til Aug 2008. Everything on this boat is brand new as of last winter. Just to list a few.
-New gelcoat inside and out
-New Aluminum Leaning post with under seat storage, fold out foot rest, removable back rest that folds up and stores in leaning post box, and new cooler
-New 21 gallon Aluminum fuel tank installed inside of new console.
-New battery inside console with all new wiring,switches,hoses, etc ... through out the entire boat
-New Garmin fishfinder
-New Jensen Marine Cd player with New sony 6" marine speakers
-New custom upholstery with removable seat cushions up forward
-New controls and steering system for engine
-New rub rail
There is also some custom metal work here and there in the boat. The galvanized trailer is in excellent condition with the bearings recently repacked and tires in great shape. It is ready to be towed anywhere. This boat runs and handles excellent and is very fast toping out at 50MPH.
Pictures are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/13546605@N02/
If you have any questions or want more pics e-mail me here:
posted 12-15-2007 04:55 PM ET (US)
I am suprised to see you sell your boat after the perfect job you did on the restore. Your final work product gave me a lot of ideas and inspiration for my boat. Whoever ends up with that boat will get value plus. I hope you are selling so that you can pursue another Whaler project. I would suggest that you ad some information on the motor. A perfect hull with a modern and efficient motor.
Good luck with the sale.
posted 12-16-2007 11:48 AM ET (US)
wow, that is one FINE looking 17. Mav
posted 12-16-2007 12:18 PM ET (US)
Just curious, Why are you getting rid of it? Looks like a great boat and ready to go. Worth every penny, I hope you get your price in this slow market. Is the brushed aluminum on the bottom of the console just decorative?
posted 12-16-2007 04:30 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the kind words guys. It really is a great boat and i love everything about it. I also have a 23 Proline WAC that i fish offshore in very often and i restored the whaler to be my inshore boat. My wife gave birth to my first son in August and i just don't have the time to run both boats regularly. I am not giving up my offshore fishing so the whaler has to go. I ran the whaler some last summer but i probably haven't even put 25 hours on the engine. The brushed aluminum is actually an extension i fabricated to make the console taller. I really hate to get rid of the boat but i just don't see me getting to use it much. It is just becoming something to take up space in my garage.
posted 12-16-2007 08:49 PM ET (US)
That is simply a beautiful whaler and a great fishing machine. Makes me want to keep my 70 Katama and make her nice some day.
posted 12-16-2007 09:09 PM ET (US)
Nice looking boat...someone will enjoy her:)
posted 12-19-2007 06:59 PM ET (US)
I spoke to the owner last night after I sent him an email with an offer that I wished he would've taken but didn't. He is truly a nice guy and this is a great boat just out of my price range. He even offered to give advice on how to redo gelcoat based on the amazing job he did on his. Someone should buy this boat before it's gone.
posted 12-20-2007 09:22 AM ET (US)
Thats a gorgeous whaler. Kind of like a hybrid of old and new. I especially like the seats in the front on either side of the anchor locker. Was that custom or did BW design it that way. Also, do you have a seat i n fron of the console?
For a whaler of this quality, I can't believe that it hasn't been picked up. If I could afford to, i'd pay asking price.
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