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|Author||Topic: Buying advice|
posted 08-11-2008 06:21 AM ET (US)
I went to see a 1972-1975 ? 17 Whaler yesterday. The owner has owned the boat for 15 years,however he is not sure of the model. All I can say it has the center console of a Newport( low seats in front ) however it does not have a cap that the Newport has. The railing in the bow is very high and also has side rails,all in good shape.It also has blue canvas on the console.
The motor may not be any good,V4 1988 Evinrude. The tailer is fairly new and in good shape. Boat is solid,but really needs a good cleaning.
Buyer is asking $3500. or offers. I was going to offer $2500. max.
posted 08-11-2008 07:43 AM ET (US)
sounds good for a winter project
posted 08-11-2008 08:04 AM ET (US)
Just what I was thinking, it would keep me out of trouble. Could this be a Katama Model I'm looking at ?
posted 08-11-2008 08:53 AM ET (US)
Sounds very much like a Katama, could be a Minot, but I don't think the Minot had the canvas windscreen.
posted 08-11-2008 10:23 AM ET (US)
posted 08-13-2008 08:49 PM ET (US)
can you get some pics so we can see and make a better judgment
posted 08-14-2008 07:31 AM ET (US)
Thanks everyone for your input.
The owner is going on vacation for a week,so no chance for photos.The boat is in his shed.
As I mentioned,the hull is in good shape and solid as far as I tell. Also the trailer is fairly new and in good shape. So is $ 2500. a fair price for this boat?
The boat spent the last 13 years on a mooring in front of the owner house.
posted 08-14-2008 07:32 AM ET (US)
Forgot to ask. Is $2500. a good price ?
posted 08-14-2008 08:35 AM ET (US)
The price sounds very reasonable if the hull is in good shape with only cleaning and a little tlc needed.
Sounds like you will need to repower, so the engine has essentially no value.
posted 08-14-2008 05:23 PM ET (US)
If it doesn;t work out with that deal let me know if you are interested in this rig.
It is a 1970 16' model. It was once a Katama but has been modified and is now a CC. The motor is a 1993 Yamaha 90 HP.
Turn key package.
Let me know if you are interested and we can talk further.
posted 08-14-2008 08:09 PM ET (US)
Mully, what are you asking for your nice boat?
posted 08-15-2008 06:53 AM ET (US)
so did you buy the boat or would you like some more input
posted 08-15-2008 09:13 AM ET (US)
I will be posting an ad with a price soon.
I really haven't decided on a price yet.
If you want to make an offer please go ahead.
You won't insult me I just might not accept your offer if I believe it is too low.
Otherwise just wait a bit for the new thread.
p.s. Nice VWs.
posted 08-15-2008 07:17 PM ET (US)
posted 08-17-2008 08:35 AM ET (US)
The owner will be on vacation till 8/22/08. When he gets back I'll have a second look and make an offer. I'll post my results and pics if I buy the boat.
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