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xfor7 posted 02-27-2008 08:07 AM ET (US)   Profile for xfor7   Send Email to xfor7  
Looking for a used Nantucket w/135-150h.p.
Northeast area. Any leads would be great.
art9234 posted 02-27-2008 02:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for art9234  Send Email to art9234     
i have a 2004, clean, mills top, fishing pkg. etc. call me2032091731, Art
friend99 posted 02-29-2008 12:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
Too bad you were not looking about a month ago. Two absolutely beautiful Nantuckets (a 2004 and a 2005), both with the desirable 150 H.P. motors, were posted for sale here by CW members and sold in the mid $20's. If I were you, I would not settle for a 135 HP motor. The Nantucket is over 2000 lbs and, in my opinion, needs every bit of 150 HP, especially if you are in rough seas.

There is a very good reference material on the 19' Nantucket here on the ContinousWave site. Once you get to the ContinousWave homepage/Table of Classic Boston Whalers, then click Cetacea, then you will see a grid and click on the number 71. All the Spec information on the 19' Nantucket will be there and scroll down and they will show you dealer pricing of the 2003 Nantucket model and scroll down further and there will be a number pictures of the 19' Nantucket with commentary and useful information.

By the way, I know a guy in PA that may be interested in selling his 19' Nantucket (with a 150 HP Mercury) for a reasonable price. I will check with him and back channel you.

Good luck.

Tohsgib posted 02-29-2008 12:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Have you EVER driven a Nantucket Friend...did not think so. Been on one with a 115 and she was more than adequate. The thought of advising between the difference of a 135 and a 150..c'mon give me a break!
friend99 posted 02-29-2008 12:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for friend99 friend owns a 19' Nantucket with a 150 HP motor. I helped him look for that boat and we sea tested a 115 HP and a 150 HP 19' Nantucket.

In your opinion, the 115 HP is adequate, but in MY OPINION, there is no comparison if you drive the 19' Nantucket with both engines, which you have probably not done. Try and get back to shore with rough seas in the bay with your family on board with that 115 HP motor and tell me what you think.

The best advice I can give someone is to not trust my opinion or yours. They should test drive a 115 HP and a 150 HP and make their own determination. As far as a 135 HP motor is concerned, I have not driven a Nantucket with one, but like I said, I have driven a Nantucket with the 150 HP motor and I know I love that motor on that boat. It does not over power the boat so I just can't imagine the 135 HP motor being better. However, I urge anyone considering buying a 19' Nantucket to test drive the 135 HP and compare it to the 150 HP.

Now, you have given your opinion, and I have given mine, so lets leave it at that.

Have a good time at Homosassa Saturday. If I'm down Florida for the next one, maybe I will attend. I just bought a 13' Boston Whaler SS that I am going to keep for myself (not flip) and tow around to use.


Perry posted 02-29-2008 01:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Perry  Send Email to Perry     
According to Boston Whaler's performance data for the 190 Outrage, the 135 Verado has an identical time to plane and 0-30 MPH times as the Verado 150 and only 1 MPH difference in top speed. Not very significant in my opinion.
Kencvit posted 02-29-2008 01:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kencvit  Send Email to Kencvit     
The 135 opti has plenty of power for the nantucket. I had one on my nantucket. I traded it only because of the noise levels for a 150 4 stroke.It had lots of power in different applications and I think will get better mileage than a 150.
I can`t see running the nantucket in rough seas under full power a 150 over a 135 wouldn`t matter in my opinion.
Keep in mind a 115 weighing in at something like 385lbs has its advantages ....135/150 opti(430) 150 verado(510)
In the end, its personal application and preference. I think its wrong to say that the nantucket needs a 150.
Jordi posted 02-29-2008 06:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jordi    
The Opti 135 is an excellent outboard for the 190 Nantucket. Good fuel economy and plenty of power across the torque spectrum. Biggest complaint was the engine noise at rest and during acceleration. The Opti 150 is also louder than the 135 if noise is a factor worth considering. Trim tabs on the Opti 135 improve the ride considerably.
friend99 posted 02-29-2008 09:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
Some excellent input on the opti 135. I have never drove a 19' Nantucket with the opti 135, but it certainly sounds like something that should be considered and sea tested. I have sea tested a 115 and I think its too under powered, but that is my opinion. On the flip side, if you can live with a 115 HP, you can get a great deal on one. There was a 2004 or 2005 (I forget which year it was) 19' Nantucket on ebay last month that had a 115 HP Mercury with a Buy It Now Price of $20k. Sea trial one and see what you think.

One CW member bought a brand new Nantucket, was not happy with the motor and, after much research, repowered with a 150 HP Yamaha. That would be my choice, but to each their own.

Tohsgib posted 02-29-2008 09:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
My point was/ can you say don't settle for a is the same engine, same cubes, probably the same hp but nonetheless it is ONLY 15hp which don't mean snot. I don't even know why they make a 135.
friend99 posted 02-29-2008 09:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
Thanks Tohsgib. I see your point and perhaps I spoke too soon in not recommending the Opti 135. You and other people have made some very good points for consideration. I was just so happy with the 150 HP performance that I could not imagine having any other motor on the 19' Nantucket. I will try to be more open minded with the Opti 135 in the future.

However, as I said in a prior post, I have sea tested a 115 HP motor on a 19' Nantucket and I firmly stand behind my opinion, that the 19' Nantucket is under powered with a 115 HP. Again....just MY OPINION.

xfor7 posted 03-05-2008 05:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for xfor7  Send Email to xfor7     
Anyone know of any 06/07 leftovers in the northeast?
friend99 posted 03-05-2008 08:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
I will check with the three BW dealerships I work most closely with in central/south NJ. I will back channel you if they have anything.
dscew posted 03-05-2008 09:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew  Send Email to dscew     
Damn, I thought you finally got the hint and left. Don't forget to double the price so your margin is intact. With a dealer mark up plus your flip, plus a fake bow chock (since you're involved, remember?) that's going to be one hell of an expensive boat!
friend99 posted 03-05-2008 10:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
dscew........sorry to disappoint you, but I have no intention of ever leaving no matter what you say. If you notice, the MarketPlace has been a very civil place since you, the "Long Island Whiner" and the "Viginia Cry Baby" have kept off here. This proves who the real problem people were. Go ahead and respond in your usual Village Idiot way, I won't respond anymore to you in this thread.
dscew posted 03-05-2008 10:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew  Send Email to dscew     
The only reason I didn't post is that you had given us a (too brief) respite from your money grubbing nonsense, trying to rip off anyone who shows interest in buying something from someone else. And still too chickens**t to post your email so I can contact you offline, I see. It's a shame you have access to anyone here without having to take any responsibility. And you "work closely" with 3 BW dealerships in NJ? Very cool. Right. What a pig.
DaveS posted 03-07-2008 10:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for DaveS  Send Email to DaveS     
I see your using "politically correct" insults now rather than the racial slur you've used to describe one of our forum members in the past...Progress, I think not...
Tohsgib posted 03-07-2008 10:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Man...the word Nantucket can not be posted here without mud slinging. Some people also just don't get the hint..and it aint subtle.
deepwater posted 03-07-2008 12:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for deepwater  Send Email to deepwater     
another finders fee??bird dog
friend99 posted 03-07-2008 09:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
Tohsgib (Nick).... I know what you mean. Some people just never learn. As you can see, I have learned to ignore them rather than respond and allow them to wreck the thread.
xfor7 posted 03-14-2008 09:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for xfor7  Send Email to xfor7     
friend99 posted 03-14-2008 07:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
xfor7......did you find a 135hp or 150 HP Nantucket yet?
xfor7 posted 03-15-2008 06:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for xfor7  Send Email to xfor7     
No not yet. still searching..
xfor7 posted 03-25-2008 06:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for xfor7  Send Email to xfor7     
Still searching..

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