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jf_halloran posted 01-08-2008 06:23 PM ET (US)   Profile for jf_halloran   Send Email to jf_halloran  
Hi everyone. I got offered an 11' Boston Whaler Sport for around 2k, looks to be from the 80's, has an older (80's) Evinrude or Johnson on it. Looks nice, never has been painted. I am assuming it runs. Is this price reasonable?? it seems pretty reasonable to me. Let me know.
contender posted 01-08-2008 06:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
sounds about right but I cant see the shape of the boat or the engine (does it run, trailer?)
friend99 posted 01-08-2008 07:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
If the hull is in good shape and the motor runs good I think its a fair price.
jf_halloran posted 01-08-2008 08:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for jf_halloran  Send Email to jf_halloran     
I can email a picture if you would like, let me know the address.
superdave_gv posted 01-08-2008 09:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for superdave_gv  Send Email to superdave_gv     

A 1981 11' with hull and trailer (no engine) here in Georgia just sold for $1,825 on eBay. That is an ideal boat for small lakes with HP restrictions or as a stable tender. Replacement motors are very easy to find used and reasonable.

They are better than any jon boat or other light motorized boat by a long shot. I would consider the opportunity a good one and the price fair.

dscew posted 01-08-2008 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew  Send Email to dscew     
I would at least take a close look at the thru hull in the stern, look for signs of corrosion or holes inside the brass tube and the o-rings at either end, that's the spot most prone to failure and a source of water intrusion into the interior hull space. A couple of good tugs on the transom itself (to test for flex, shouldn't be any) isn't a bad idea either.
Newtauk1 posted 01-09-2008 01:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1  Send Email to Newtauk1     
if you pass. I may have a buyer (friend) in Cohasset, Ma
jf_halloran posted 01-09-2008 03:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for jf_halloran  Send Email to jf_halloran     
The engine is a 1979 Johnson 15 horse that runs good. The mahogany was just refinished. It includes a trailer. The bottom has never been painted and the boat itself looks to be in really nice condition.
friend99 posted 01-09-2008 03:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
I think its a very fair price and you may not find another deal like this in awhile.
CAJANWHALER posted 01-09-2008 07:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for CAJANWHALER  Send Email to CAJANWHALER     
Jump on it !
contender posted 01-09-2008 09:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
Yes, jump on it good price
PeteB88 posted 01-13-2008 08:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
fantastic price - great boat, been stalling selling mine for a couple of years but have to do it this Spring.

jf_halloran posted 01-15-2008 08:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for jf_halloran  Send Email to jf_halloran     
I still haven't looked at the boat because of the snow we've had around here, but am going to go tomorrow. I can't stop thinking about it. Thanks for all your input.
fpelton posted 01-15-2008 08:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for fpelton  Send Email to fpelton     
I had an 11. Great boat! You'll move to a 13 next, then a 15. Or maybe you'll skip the 15 and go right to a 17. In any case, that excitement you are feeling happens every time.
Enjoy. And if you don't buy it, let me know. I miss my 11.
friend99 posted 01-15-2008 11:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
Jf..........let us know how you make out.
jf_halloran posted 01-16-2008 10:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for jf_halloran  Send Email to jf_halloran     
I am the new owner of the 11. It was in really nice shape. It was a freshwater boat, and looked like it was almost new. I can't wait to try it out, maybe in March??? (New England here)Just need the snow to melt a little so I have a place for it.
friend99 posted 01-16-2008 11:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
Congradulations! You got a great buy for $2k for the boat and motor. You will get your money back or more when you are ready to sell it. Thats why I would never buy the newer model. Plus, I think the older ones are better anyway.
jf_halloran posted 02-13-2008 11:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for jf_halloran  Send Email to jf_halloran     
Old post, but here is a picture.

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