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BW Classic 13 Sport for Sale
|Author||Topic: BW Classic 13 Sport for Sale|
posted 03-03-2008 05:23 PM ET (US)
1987, garage kept, with 2003 trim/tilt Yamaha 40hp with about 70 hours. 2006 galvanized tilt trailer. Full canvass cover, bimini, oarlocks and oars with leathers. Stainless steel 4 blade prop. BW Supersport seatback installed. BW Supersport mahogany console included. Lift hardware installed. Great boat, engine and trailer. $6750.Can email photos. 321 783 2186 firstname.lastname@example.org
posted 03-03-2008 10:37 PM ET (US)
posted 03-04-2008 08:34 AM ET (US)
I am guessing from her profile, Coco Beach Florida. Boat sounds like a gem. If you were closer, and would consider trading for an 110, I'd be game.
posted 03-04-2008 10:35 AM ET (US)
Boat is in Cocoa Beach,FL
posted 03-06-2008 08:55 PM ET (US)
Hey, I don't want to buy your boat, but I also have an 87 13 footer. I was just curious, how you like the Yamaha 4 stroke engine? I'm thinking of getting one and woudl love some feedback.
posted 03-06-2008 09:47 PM ET (US)
Watch out for the weight of a four stroke on the old style 13 whalers. For that matter, the current ETECs aren't any better in this regard. The weight of the motor will bury the stern of the boat in the water, and you will ship water over the transom if you slow down suddenly. I installed a 40 Etec on a customer's 1985, and was not happy with the balance. The owners love it, but what do they know.
If I remember correctly, Whaler sent out a notice in the late 1990's recommending that people not install bigger four strokes, because the hull was not designed for that much weight. I know the Suzuki 40 and the Evinrude weigh about 240lbs, and unless the Yamaha is dramatically lighter, I suggest caution. I did hear from my sales rep that the 25 and 30 ETECs will available this fall, and they should be lighter, and be a better match for your hull. If you have your heart set on the four stroke, don't let me rain on your parade. If you are careful, and your hull is nice and dry (read buoyant), you can most likely make do. If you have a heavy hull already, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise.
posted 03-07-2008 10:10 AM ET (US)
"The owners love it, but what do they know."
Glad I am not your client.
posted 03-07-2008 01:00 PM ET (US)
i thought this was for selling and not for fixing or expanding on the defects in a boat
posted 03-07-2008 04:17 PM ET (US)
A 15hp Yamaha 4 stroke is a little slow, plaining too, but nice.
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