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Buellrunner posted 02-18-2008 05:46 PM ET (US)   Profile for Buellrunner   Send Email to Buellrunner  
Good deal?

http://halifax.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-boats-17-Boston-Whaler-96-130-H-P-Johnson-W0QQAdIdZ37905987

Buellrunner posted 02-18-2008 05:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buellrunner  Send Email to Buellrunner     
I found it playing around in Google....
95Outrage17 posted 02-18-2008 07:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for 95Outrage17  Send Email to 95Outrage17     
It's over powered by 30hp. Those boats were rated for 100hp and that was when outboard hp was rated at the powerhead, not the prop like they have been since the early '80s. I've seen that Whaler in person and while it's not in bad shape (considering it's age) and the motor is pretty clean, I don't think it's worth what he's asking. The boat is a '68 Nauset 16' and it's lacking the original console and seat (would have been varnished Mahogany). Have you been looking in the States? Some good deals to be had if you keep your eyes peeled.

- Chris

mikejana posted 02-18-2008 08:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for mikejana  Send Email to mikejana     
I would guess it is legally overpowered.
My Eastport has been powered by a Yamaha 115 since 1989. In the early 90s I swapped a set of carbs from the same year 130 ( I am told this makes it 130hp). It has alot of oomph and I consider it perfectly powered. Caveat- my kids do not operate it alone.
My opinon only....
Mike
Buellrunner posted 02-18-2008 09:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buellrunner  Send Email to Buellrunner     
Hey 95Outrage,

I have been looking in the US...Im always poking around Google though, see what comes up....

I wouldn't want to miss a good deal in Canada....saves me paperwork at the border...

:)

Im going to hold out for the right boat....I think my search will be lengthy :)

Jack

seabob4 posted 02-18-2008 09:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for seabob4  Send Email to seabob4     
Jack,
Just a thought. I work on a guy's 17 Mako with a 150 Evinrude. Very fast. Over-powered? I suppose. But it's a hell of a lot of fun! Just a thought. As long as you use your head...
friend99 posted 02-18-2008 10:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
I agree with 95Outrage, I would pass on this "non original" whaler. A friend of mine sells regularily to Canada and the paper work does not seem that voluminous, so you may want to consider looking in the States.
95Outrage17 posted 02-19-2008 09:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for 95Outrage17  Send Email to 95Outrage17     
Jack,

I'll keep ya in mind if I learn of one for sale around here at a reasonable price. I always try to keep an eye on the market, I work on Whalers, I own one, and I know quite a few other people who do as well. What are your criteria? Importing boats from the US isn't that difficult. My Outrage came from CT in '05 and the biggest PITA was importing the trailer. In the end it wasn't that bad, especially if you use a "boarder broker" and do your reasearch ahead of time. Make sure the boat is checked out closely before buying. "Project" boats can be costly if you have to pay someone else to repair them. I have one such Outrage in the shop right now...

- Chris

BigDaddyWhaler posted 02-20-2008 12:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for BigDaddyWhaler  Send Email to BigDaddyWhaler     
I have a 69 Nauset with a 115 ficht evinrude. The extra power is great but instead of running wide open with 70hp like I had before. I run half or 3/4 throttle. But when you need to get home in a hurry its works just fine. Not to mention its 25 inch shaft using jackplates. To add another thought there is 87 outrage in san Francisco craigslist for $2900. Haven't seen but I'll pass the info

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