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Can you identify this Whaler model and year?
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posted 11-30-2008 10:29 PM ET (US)
I have to get this Whaler appraised for my boyfriend's estate. I couldn't find a picture on any of the sites that resemble this boat. The console is on the right side. Can anybody tell me the model name and estimated year? I would surely appreciate it. [IMG]http://i497.photobucket.com/albums/rr331/Suziru/000_0537.jpg[/IMG]
posted 11-30-2008 10:37 PM ET (US)
Whoops, just noticed that I can't use the img code. Please use the following urls to see the photos on Photobucket.
I hope this works. I have more photos if you need to see more.
posted 11-30-2008 10:58 PM ET (US)
As for its value that really depends, basied on the pictures I wouldnt expect to get much for it.
posted 11-30-2008 11:28 PM ET (US)
Thanks so much for helping! I'm not sure where to look for the number. Where is the transom?
posted 12-01-2008 12:11 AM ET (US)
the back of the boat.. should be a small metal tage held in place with rivets with the number on it..
|Tom W Clark||
posted 12-01-2008 01:05 AM ET (US)
The hull is a 13 foot model from the early 1960s. The interior is not original nor is it Whaler OE.
The stenciled serial number will be in the bottom of the bow locker and maybe in the splashwell centered on the inside of the transom, though if the hull has been painted, as it appears to have been, this number may have been painted over.
There will be no aluminum tag on the exterior of the transom.
Depending on viability of the motor and the boat's location, I estimate its value at $500-$2,000.
posted 12-01-2008 12:26 PM ET (US)
Thank you so much, Tom. You're right that there is no plate with serial number on the transom. I will try looking in the bow locker. I guess the console being not original equipment explains why I couldn't find anything similar on the sites I searched. I'm curious though, what are you seeing that shows that it is not OE?
posted 12-01-2008 12:36 PM ET (US)
Definately not OEM console but might have been a nice conversion when originally done, weather and time have done its job.
Boat looks pretty rough with a mid 70's Evinrude 50hp(76?). I would say $500-1000max.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 12-01-2008 12:39 PM ET (US)
I am familiar with every model of Whaler ever built along with its woodwork. Whaler never offered a console or seat that looked like that.
I also know that old Whaler hulls endure. The interiors often do not so it is very common for an old hull to get a coat of paint and some home made interior.
posted 12-01-2008 03:51 PM ET (US)
Well, Thanks all you guys. Its good for me to know that's a homemade interior so I won't ask too much for the sale. I appreciate your help. Now I can get this estate inventory done.
Should I offer it for sale on your website, or is it not of interest? (here's a photo of damage on the hull)
posted 12-01-2008 04:51 PM ET (US)
You can offer it here because it's free to list it. However, if I were you, here's what I would do. Empty all of the leaves out of the boat and get a bucket of soapy water and a scrub brush and give it a good once over. Yes, it's old and in rough shape, but when it's dirty and full of leaves, it looks much worse (i.e. you'll get less money for it).
After you clean it up, take some pictures and try to sell it. Like I said, it's free to put it up for sale here. I would also put it in your local newspaper. People check those local papers regularly for boats. Make sure that you put the words "Boston Whaler" in the ad in the paper.
posted 12-02-2008 01:19 AM ET (US)
Here's the active link to the photo of hull damage:
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