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SuziRu posted 11-30-2008 10:29 PM ET (US)   Profile for SuziRu   Send Email to SuziRu  
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][/IMG]
SuziRu posted 11-30-2008 10:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for SuziRu  Send Email to SuziRu     
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.

ryanwhaler posted 11-30-2008 10:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler

Looks to be a 1970 or older '13.. interior isnt orignal to the boat so I couldnt saw what model it was orignally. The serial number on the outside of the transon will tell you the exact year


As for its value that really depends, basied on the pictures I wouldnt expect to get much for it.

SuziRu posted 11-30-2008 11:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for SuziRu  Send Email to SuziRu     
Thanks so much for helping! I'm not sure where to look for the number. Where is the transom?
ryanwhaler posted 12-01-2008 12:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
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)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
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.

SuziRu posted 12-01-2008 12:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for SuziRu  Send Email to SuziRu     
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?
Tohsgib posted 12-01-2008 12:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
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)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
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.

SuziRu posted 12-01-2008 03:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for SuziRu  Send Email to SuziRu     
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)¤t=000_0523.jpg
Brian7son posted 12-01-2008 04:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Brian7son  Send Email to Brian7son     
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.

Good Luck,


SuziRu posted 12-02-2008 01:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for SuziRu  Send Email to SuziRu     
Here's the active link to the photo of hull damage: current=000_0523.jpg

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