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Austin Whaler posted 06-22-2008 06:22 PM ET (US)   Profile for Austin Whaler   Send Email to Austin Whaler  
O.K. there is a guy with a menemsha that i saw on craigslist http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/boa/725854989.html
and want it now here is the problem the guy doesn't want to trade.

i own a 13 ft boston whaler 1965 sport. While it has a few cosmetic flaws it is almost perfectly restored.it has a 30 hp evinrude same as the boat doesnt look the best but it runs great it was a lake motor in till 06 when i bought it new lower unit in 06 i completely flush it rinse the exterior of the motor, lower unit and the boat. it starts first pull every time. it has a trailer new lights last season l.e.d submersables i can email some more photos tomorrow i charged my camera today thinking that you would want to see it. it has a solar charger and battery even though it doesn't have electric start or alternator it has bilge pump brand new two weeks ago. (that is what i sent him.) ok there is a guy who will pay me $2500 but in a couple weeks. i would like to do that because then when i put the menemsha on the mooring i can still use my X-Whaler to get there. the guy is at my marina. or should i try to sell it for what i think it is worth on craigslist 3,000. but how long would that take in todays economy. i will post pics in a few minutes.

PLEASE HELP ME

(this is a lot of stress at 14)

Austin Whaler posted 06-22-2008 06:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Austin Whaler  Send Email to Austin Whaler     
http://s280.photobucket.com/album
s/kk194/Austin-Whaler/?action=view& current=HPIM1098.jpg
Austin Whaler posted 06-22-2008 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Austin Whaler  Send Email to Austin Whaler     
http://s280.photobucket.com/albums/kk194/Austin-Whaler/?action=view& current=2c5546d7.pbw oops
what should i do should i buy the boat sell my boat to my friend or hold off
jeffs22outrage posted 06-22-2008 10:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     
Do what you think is right for you. It is your money (at 14?) and your time. You have a running boat now that you know the history of, as well as, you know what to expect out of it. Why get rid of it. If you buy the Menemsha you will need a motor $1500 - $2000, rigging and battery cables $750+ (I just spent $500 in cables, wiring, and connectors alone to rerig my 17 Newport), plus another $1000 - $1500 in just misc items to get the boat usable. What about electronics? Are you going to be buying those as well? So, in the end you are looking at say $5000+ (at a minimum) to get back into a working boat. Now, you are also looking at I would say 100 - 200 hours of solid work as well to get everything done. Keep the 13 and spend that time and money into restoring it. You will be much farther ahead in the end.
MaxHP posted 06-22-2008 10:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for MaxHP  Send Email to MaxHP     
Forget boating (for now) and spend your time studying.
deepwater posted 06-23-2008 08:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for deepwater  Send Email to deepwater     
your learning to sweat son ^@^,,good luck and whatever decision you make live with it,, keep looking forward and check your 6,, than make adjustments as your battles in life evolve and try not to catch your boat on fire
Austin Whaler posted 06-23-2008 08:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Austin Whaler  Send Email to Austin Whaler     
but don't you think that this is a good price for such a rare boat.and my dads friend has a motor that i could get for a few hundred 1968 merc 60 hp.w/rigging.the steering cable is 150 w/helm (wholesale i know the mechanic)and a couple hours.
sternorama posted 06-23-2008 01:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for sternorama  Send Email to sternorama     
I know how you feel-I'm a number of decades older than you and I get the same way. It boils down to wanting something that you just don't have the cash for. Best to wait it out. Try to ask for the guy to hold it while you try to sell your boat, but if it doesn't work out, well, that is how it is meant to be. Good luck, and don't forget to enjoy what you have.
Tohsgib posted 06-23-2008 03:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
$2500 for what you described seems like a very fair price for your 13'. Holding out for $500 is not always prudent if it NEVEr comes yoru way.
Austin Whaler posted 06-23-2008 10:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Austin Whaler  Send Email to Austin Whaler     
well i asked the guy to hold it he hasn't emailed me or called me back to say yes or no i emailed him this morning i hope he is holding it. does any body have any pictures of the interior and exterior of the cabin i really can't find much on them. i think there were only a few hundred made (correct if wrong)
minitauk85 posted 06-24-2008 05:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for minitauk85  Send Email to minitauk85     
Austin- I have a 1969 Menemsha that I am in the process of restoring. It is completely original, all the pieces needing a good cleaning, and varnishing. The price on your craigslist Menemsha is comparable to other prices I've seen, although it appears to be missing the original helm seat/ fish box unit, as well as the stainless stern railing. Hard to tell what condition it is in from the pictures. The paint on the cabin shell could be hiding some serious structural cracks, and the blue paint probably doesn't help the value. Jeff's assessment of the minimum to get her in the water is right on. Here is a link to my Menemsha in various stages of tear down.-k

http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b268/ktswhaler15/1969%20Menemsha/ ?start=all

newt posted 06-24-2008 07:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
Regardless of what the seller of the Menemsha tells you, chances are slim that he would hold the boat for you if another buyer comes along with cash in hand.

If you are certain that you can sell your 13 footer, AND you are convinced that the Menemsha is a good value, AND you can afford the difference in price, then borrow the money to buy the Menemsha while you sell your boat.

A $500 difference in selling price of your 13 footer is 16%. You can borrow the money to cover the selling price of your 13 footer for less. Go for it.

newt posted 06-24-2008 07:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
Regardless of what the seller of the Menemsha tells you, chances are slim that he would hold the boat for you if another buyer comes along with cash in hand.

If you are certain that you can sell your 13 footer, AND you are convinced that the Menemsha is a good value, AND you can afford the difference in price, then borrow the money to buy the Menemsha while you sell your boat.

A $500 difference in selling price of your 13 footer is 16%. You can borrow the money to cover the selling price of your 13 footer for less. Go for it.

Austin Whaler posted 06-24-2008 09:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for Austin Whaler  Send Email to Austin Whaler     
well i asked him but i never got an email back i think i am going to lose this one. but now i have another question. there is a guy i kinda know someone. and smeone owed him money and had a 19 outrage. so anyways the guy i know now has a 19 outrage 1970's like on cetacea page 55 http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/cetaceaPage55.html
now i think i could get this boat for 2500-2750. nice trailer older six cilinder(i believe) 60's merc 115.not sure if it runs but it looks to be good condition. if i were to buy this boat it would be end of the season. and much more planned i can have my boat sold get that one and have a winter project. the boat is just sitting and i'll bet that is all its going to do. its in pretty good condition i went over it completely except for the motor. all that it needs is some tlc just a good cleaning, varnish , wax, and buff. how much does it cost in fuel for a boat like this for short river cruises and fishing a mle or two offshore without much motoring around. what kind of a tow vehicle is needed for it the trailer had disk brakes (i think)
ryanwhaler posted 06-24-2008 10:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
Slow down... enjoy the boat you have now and keep saving money.

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