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tuck posted 05-16-2008 09:30 AM ET (US)   Profile for tuck  
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1982 Newport 18 with 1989 Johnson 140. Runs perfectly. Boat is in good shape with the typical nicks that comes with age. 1 season old Garmin GPS plotter. Everything works and the engine typically starts on the first try. This boat is rare and always turns heads among those who know Whalers. This boat does not have a trailer. I will have it ready to drop in the water for its next owner.

tuck posted 05-16-2008 09:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for tuck    
The boat is located in Midcoast Maine.
blkmtrfan posted 05-16-2008 12:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for blkmtrfan  Send Email to blkmtrfan     
Is it out of the water now?

What kind of shape is the bottom in?

Have you ever weighed the hull?

tuck posted 05-16-2008 01:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for tuck    
It is in good shape and does not appear to be heavy. There is no reason to think that there is any major point of water entry. It is certainly not waterlogged by any means and sits level and at the same height throughout the summer. It is not in the water now. The transom had an older kicker bracket on it that was removed professionally so there should be no issues with that either.

blkmtrfan posted 05-16-2008 01:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for blkmtrfan  Send Email to blkmtrfan     
Do you have any pictures of the bottom?

What is on it for paint right now?

tuck posted 05-16-2008 02:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for tuck    
It has Bottom Paint on it. I do not have any pictures of the bottom currently. If you are serious buyer I will gladly take some.
mcole posted 05-16-2008 03:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for mcole  Send Email to mcole     
Tuck, I live in Boston an am interested in your boat. Could I call you?

Mike
781-706-3365

Peter posted 05-16-2008 05:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
From the appearance of the motor cover graphics and the transom bracket design, the Johnson 140 is newer than 1989. My guess it is a 1991 or 1992 model year.
WHALERCOLLECTOR posted 05-16-2008 07:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for WHALERCOLLECTOR  Send Email to WHALERCOLLECTOR     
That is an Outrage 18 with Newport Console & Seat
tuck posted 05-16-2008 08:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for tuck    
I may be off on the engine, I will check my original paperwork, 1989 sticks in my head though so I will check. If you think otherwise you could be right... either way it runs great.

I do not begin to know how to respond to whalercollector's comments... You are right I guess? A newport 18 is an outrage hull with a newport console. This is not being advertised as anything else. There is absolutely nothing to make me think that this came from the factory in any other form.

Thanks for the interest, I will consider all reasonable offers. This is a great little boat, hopefully I will not regret selling her.

Tom W Clark posted 05-16-2008 09:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
tuck,

My BOL is going to be in Camden tomorrow. We need either an email address for you (there is none in your profile) or a phone number. Please send one or the other to:

tom@tomwclark.com

WHALERCOLLECTOR posted 05-17-2008 08:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for WHALERCOLLECTOR  Send Email to WHALERCOLLECTOR     
Just an observation very nice Boat!
Good Luck!
Tom W Clark posted 05-17-2008 08:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
No, this boat is NOT an Outrage 18 it is a Newport 18 just as Tuck describes.

The Newport 18 was made from 1981 to 1984.

While rare, the Newport 18 was not as rare as the Montauk 18.

WHALERCOLLECTOR posted 05-17-2008 09:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for WHALERCOLLECTOR  Send Email to WHALERCOLLECTOR     
Very Good Tom appreciate the correction!
Tohsgib posted 05-17-2008 11:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Montauk 18 was a stupid design...basically a 18 outrage without a belly tank...why?

Newport 18's are pretty darn rare and VERY cool in my book. Lots of room.

Good luck Tuck! At that price it should be gone by now.

Tohsgib posted 05-17-2008 11:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
PS...engine decals are 92-94.
Wasatch Whaler posted 05-17-2008 09:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wasatch Whaler  Send Email to Wasatch Whaler     
While I admit to being totally biased toward the Outrage version, that is a cool boat. Personally, I think it is priced Very "reasonably".

Tuck, I predict a case of "seller's remorse" in your future.


DaveS posted 05-17-2008 11:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for DaveS  Send Email to DaveS     
I've heard of the 18' Newport but that was the first one I've seen. Great design. The one thing I had a problem with on mine was it was tight between the console and the gunnel cap. I don't see that as an issue with the Outrage.

Good luck with the sale.

Maine whaler posted 05-22-2008 09:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Maine whaler  Send Email to Maine whaler     
Can you stand up and operate the Newport comfortably?
DaveS posted 05-22-2008 12:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for DaveS  Send Email to DaveS     
That depends, how tall are you? I swapped out my console with a Montauk console before I ever saw the water with the boat. From what I remember, it was a tad low for me and I'm about 6'. If you're shorter, it might be OK but the angle of the wheel is also different and might cause some problems.

Good luck.

Dave

tuck posted 05-22-2008 12:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for tuck    
I am 6'2" and you can stand up and be comfortable although I find myself holding on to the console railing a bit more than I would on a true center console. What I have found is that it is very comfortable to stay seated which was something I was not used to having owned and run different CC boats. I really feel no need to stand while running this boat. There is also plenty of room to get around the console on the port side, much less cramped than the 17 footer.

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