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mragu posted 08-26-2008 12:22 AM ET (US)   Profile for mragu   Send Email to mragu  
1982 13'6" Boston Whaler
2001 Mercury 30HP
Galvanized Trailer (no paperwork)
Original Hull w/minor spidercracks common to Boston Whalers
"Greenline" is intact
Entire boat derigged in winter '07
All Screw Holes filled, redrilled, beveled, and sealed
New Teleflex Cable Steering
Complete rewiring of Bilge Pump and Running Lights
Livorsi Tachometer, Water Pressure and Temp Guage
(Temp Guage and Water Pressure Guage needs to be fixed)
White Face Guages, Red Bezels and Switches
New Whaler Decals
New Wood Interior from Specialty Marine
New Cushions, Bow and Thwart Seats from Specialty Marine
New Full Custom Sunbrella Cover (Less than 1 year old)

Motor is a 2001 30HP Mercury with PT&T
Electric Start
Motor has minimal hours and will compression test
Mercury control box with trim swutch and safety lanyard
New 12 Gallon "under thwart seat" gas tank, line and filter

Galvanized Trailer in Excellent Condition (no title)

Compete Coast Guard Package, Anchor, Life Jackets, Lines,
Flares, Distress Flag, First Aid Kit, Oar, and Horn

In water and ready to use immediatly. WIll Bay test and compression test.

My children do not use it enough to justify keeping.


Detailed Pictures upon request.

mragu posted 09-03-2008 03:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for mragu  Send Email to mragu     
Am I asking too much for such a clean well equipped Whaler?
Jkcam posted 09-04-2008 05:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jkcam  Send Email to Jkcam     
End of Season.

No title for trailer.

No link to photos.

Marginal hp.

Stored in water with little use.

Gauges not working.

Everything else makes it sound like a very nice boat. How did you come up with the price? I am not familiar with 13' prices, but I have seen some 13's with original power around $4500 asking, so your asking may be inline. Good luck with the sale.

Tohsgib posted 09-04-2008 10:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Most states do NOT have trailer titles.
Jkcam posted 09-04-2008 07:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jkcam  Send Email to Jkcam     
New York trailers under 1000lbs are issued a transferable trailer registration. If a potential buyer lives in a trailer title state (Maryland) one would not be able to get a title, registration, or tag without that transferable registration. Trust me I've tried.

In a Florida only trailers over 2000lbs are required to have titles. That having been said, when I have purchased a new trailer while I lived in Florida, I always required that I received the Manufacturers Statement of Origin. In stiff states like Maryland it expedites the title issuing process which can be a huge pia.

If you are buying a trailer from a state that has titles and you don't get one from the seller, it is impossible to title or register the traier in Maryland without making some representations that I would not care to do on an official document.

If Mragu has a transferable registration for the trailer, that would be good to know about.

mragu posted 09-04-2008 11:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for mragu  Send Email to mragu     
jkam, i appreciated your comments. i would like to address your comments and hopefully help sell the boat.

I do not have paperwork (regi)for trailer. In NY you can register trailer as "homemade" which I could do prior to a buyer taking delivery. ( I would rather state it in ad then correct it, than vice/versa)

HP on a 2001 30 HP Merc is Propshaft rated. Previosly there was a 1982 35HP Johnson on the (which is common hp for these boats) which is crankshaft rated. The 30HP Merc is much quicker than the "old 35HP" and the power trim also helps.

I do not know how to post a link to pictures on this website. I have sent pictures to a few people who requested thru email. On other sites that I frequent, I am able to do thru

I live on the water but the boat does not stay in the water full time, I put it in on weekends and remove after weekend.

The guages are not broken they are not fully connected. I will deliver the boat with them connected. I am in the process of starting to build a new house and do not have time to "tinker" with the boat right now.

Lastly, I am negotiable on the price based on the time of year and the economy.

Thanks for your reply, Mike Ragusa

Tohsgib posted 09-05-2008 10:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Honestly...try at $4900 but I still think it might be a hard sell unless MINT.
Jkcam posted 09-05-2008 10:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jkcam  Send Email to Jkcam     
I've been a lucky guy and have bought and sold more boats than I can remember. If you can take care of the gauges and the trailer issues, a first time buyer would not be scared off by those bumps.

Me bad on the hp, obviously not an issue.

The way you post a link to photos is explained in one of the FAQ under "author help". Basically, you have to upload your photos on a site like PhotobucketDOTcom, then link them to your posting. If I can do it, you can do it, and it is a great way to let people take a look at your boat. Whether you sell it on CW or from posting it on another web site, you can assume any potential buyer will want to have quick and easy access to some photos.

Quite a number of years ago, before the popularity of the internet, I posted a 13 Whaler in the "PennySaver". I had calls from 3 surrounding states, and the guy that bought it wanted to come look at it at 11:30pm and we agreed on 6am. He was the first one to look at it and it was gone. I probably had 30+ calls. I would consider CraigslistDOTcom if things don't shake out here.

Best of luck.

RM NY posted 09-19-2008 08:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for RM NY  Send Email to RM NY     
by the way the motor is a 2002, I looked at the boat it is in great shape, the inside of the boat really is nice, none of those typical millions of little cracks in the decks, rigging is very neat.
mragu posted 09-23-2008 07:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for mragu  Send Email to mragu     
pictures on the following link

mragu posted 09-23-2008 10:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for mragu  Send Email to mragu     
let me try again. i am new to this
mragu posted 09-23-2008 10:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for mragu  Send Email to mragu     
I can't seem to get this to work. email me and I can send pics. I took 19 detailed pics today. To those who requested email has been sent. Mike
andygere posted 09-24-2008 01:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere


That's quite a nice looking 13. The hull appears to be in very nice condition, with no obvious damage. The interior is brand new and sparkling, it has nice upholstered seat cushions, it has a pretty current outboard with nice gauges, a new fuel tank and very tidy looking rigging. It also has a very sharp looking custom cover, which will help keep that interior looking nice. I suspect that you have invested quite a bit into this little boat, and that's reflected in the asking price.

If you are willing to wait for a buyer interested in a very nice, turn-key 13, you may well get your ask, or something close to it. If you are trying to sell it before winter, it may take a lower price. Part of the problem is that bigger Whalers (15's and 17's) are showing up at this price point, and even though they may not be in as nice of condition as your 13, it tends to push the price point for the smaller boat down. It may be worth a small investment to advertise the boat in a few places to reach a larger pool of potential buyers. For sure you need to include the photos along with the price, so folks can see what a clean and well equipped boat it is.

mragu posted 09-25-2008 10:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for mragu  Send Email to mragu     
Andy, Thank you for the help with the posting. I will listen to reasonable offers but am in o rush to sell. Mike
mragu posted 10-03-2008 01:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for mragu  Send Email to mragu     
Boat is now on Ebay
Detailed pics on ebay and photobucket in above post
mragu posted 10-06-2008 12:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for mragu  Send Email to mragu     
sold $5500 for people tracking values
it was/is a very nice example of a whaler and motor

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