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For Sale: 1971 13' Whaler, Tacoma, WA
|Author||Topic: For Sale: 1971 13' Whaler, Tacoma, WA|
posted 02-28-2008 06:04 PM ET (US)
Ok, this is a preliminary listing to give CW members an advance opportunity. I still need to clean it up and get it ready to sell, but here's what it is:
1971 Smirked 13' blue interior hull with a 15" transom.
-All new mahogany seats and console. This boat was originally a Sourpuss model, but when I replaced the seats I converted it to be more similar to the newer Super-sport models. It has a wraparound railing with the original mahogany seat-backs, a wider than original console (large enough to accomodate a large chartplotter flush-mmounted) and solid mahogany anchor locker cover. The new wood is all philippine mahogany, though it is of a slightly lighter color than original. Seats are one piece and original size; 1" x 12" dimensional, not nominal.
I have owned this boat since 1993. I am the second owner. It has been used in saltwater as well as fresh, but I have been meticulous about rinsing the boat and flushing the motor after every use, and aside from the occasional overnight trip, the boat has never been left overnight in the water since I restored it 2004. The 30hp engine pushes the boat just fine with one or two full grown adults, to about 25 knots. With just one person, you can get close to 30 with just the right conditions and no extra gear. With three or more adults, you must shift weight forward to plane. This is a great boat-engine combo for anyone who wants to conserve fuel, or let their kids use it without fear of them getting hurt. However, it won't send you rocketing across the water at break-neck speed. The smirked hull significantly reduces spray over the bow over older models.
When I "officially" list it, I will have better pictures, but here's what I was able to dig up:
posted 02-28-2008 08:57 PM ET (US)
Rare boat and looks sweet...good luck!
posted 02-28-2008 11:12 PM ET (US)
I have personally seen the boat. The boat is very nice and Pete keeps it that way. A potential buyer would not be disappointed if travelling to see it.
Good luck with the sale, Pete.
posted 02-28-2008 11:24 PM ET (US)
Yeah...when I redo my 13' a console like yours(or maybe larger) will be in the works. I want a binacle mount and some room for ??.
posted 02-29-2008 09:19 AM ET (US)
Thanks for the comments guys. Part of me wishes that I had redone it with the full width Sourpuss console, but quite honestly, it was just not functional. Sure looked nice, though.
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