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Tohsgib posted 01-08-2009 12:41 PM ET (US)   Profile for Tohsgib   Send Email to Tohsgib  
Not affiliated but did think about buying it to flip it in the spring. Should easily be a $5k boat.

frontier posted 01-08-2009 02:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for frontier  Send Email to frontier     
What's up in Florida, Nick?
That's about 3 hot deals you've posted in the last week or so.
Tohsgib posted 01-08-2009 03:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Dunno but I hope somebody here steals one.
maverick posted 01-08-2009 06:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for maverick  Send Email to maverick     
Market is tight right now, folks don't seem to be spending any money on wants, just needs.
Tohsgib posted 01-09-2009 12:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Come On!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you want $xxxxx for a 196?? and you think $3495 is due to the economy????? People wake up....this is the time to be buying. $3495 for a 2000 and you are a hero!!!!
frontier posted 01-09-2009 07:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for frontier  Send Email to frontier     
Nick is right.
That boat would be, by far, the best place to invest $3500.
I wish I wasn't 3000 miles away.
People will always be in the market for a good used Whaler at a good price.
That is a good Whaler at a fantastic price.
A new 13 Supersport is about $13K out the door.
A good later model used 13 should be worth at least half of new.

L H G posted 01-09-2009 08:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
That boat's no great deal if you ask me, an admitted Whaler perfectionist. First of all, it's not one of Whaler's great models, and not terribly good looking when seen on the water. The bottom paint ruins it's value and looks terrible on any 13. It also tells you the boat's been left outdoors and sat in salt water, probably with weathered gelcoat. At best it's a fixer-upper special, and would take a lot of sweat equity to bring it back. Thirteens are usually kept on trailer, or used as yacht tenders, out of the water, with no paint. Spending a little more for a much nicer one would be a better deal.
witsendfl posted 01-09-2009 10:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for witsendfl  Send Email to witsendfl     
$3500 is a STEAL. I bought a 2001 last year w/ a 25 HP 4 stroke. THAT WAS A MISTAKE. BAD LOWER UNIT! You can not repair a 24 HP Lower unit. you need to purchase the entire unit.

The first year w/ the 25 HP. Bought it for $3900 thought that was a deal. After a WHOLE new lower unit SOLD it for $6000. Back then $8995 BOAT SHOW SPECIAL

W/ a 30 HP 2 stroke it is a deal...easy $5000 boat. It does not look bad. This boat is a profit maker.

Nick you are DEAD ON


Jim K

TransAm posted 01-10-2009 08:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for TransAm    
Call the man up and make an offer. I'll go in for half!
Dave Sutton posted 01-10-2009 10:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
"The bottom paint ruins it's value"

Really? Seems to me to be saving the next owner the need to paint it... ;-)


WaterWorldBoating posted 01-10-2009 05:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for WaterWorldBoating  Send Email to WaterWorldBoating     
In PA/NJ area a boat like that would be $6k+. A "fixer up special that would take a lot of swat equity to bring it back"? The ad says "professionally maintained with trailer and new condition" The bottom paint looks to be either newly painted or rarely sitting in the water. Personally I would prefer no bottom paint as well since I typically only leave the boat in the water for a couple days max but at this price I'd love to have it.

I tried to see if my sister in Delray FL would be interested. It would be perfect for bar hopping and sight seeing on the intercoastal.

Has anyone contacted the seller?

Dan posted 01-11-2009 11:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
The boat is a Jim Kramer, "BUY! BUY! BUY!"
SC Joe posted 01-11-2009 03:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for SC Joe  Send Email to SC Joe     
$3500 asking seems like a good price to me; I had more than that in electronics on my last boat.

Heck..I have half that much in electronics on my boat now.

BlueMax posted 01-11-2009 04:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for BlueMax  Send Email to BlueMax     
How come all these folks yelling "BUY!" aren't? If it is such a steal and would certainly garner more than being asked I say put your money where your mouth is and - "INVEST!!"

[not meant sarcastically or caustically)

whalerfran posted 01-11-2009 05:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerfran    
Because of the dismal state of our economy, boat sales are at a virtual standstill and even good deals are being passed up.

I think we're going to see a lot more distress sales of boats because when you lose your job, as so many have, the first things to go are luxury items like boats, even Boston Whalers.

And then with so many afraid to buy, the buyer's market is likely shrink even further.

I know what I would do if I had to sell: just what this guy is doing, and I would keep my fingers crossed.

SC Montauk posted 01-12-2009 08:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for SC Montauk  Send Email to SC Montauk     
I purchased the boat. I feel it was a good value at a good price. I have a 19' Nantucket and wanted a boat for creek fishing and for my girls to enjoy as they get older. I will enjoy getting the boat up to my standards over the next couple months.

I do not think the seller priced this as distress. With his 64' Viking behind the house, and (2) 23' foot center consoles beside that, this is not enough money to get him through the weekend.

The boat was sold because their 14 year old son was now old enough to take the 23' Boats out and did not mess with this little boat anymore. His wife put the boat on Craig's list for what she felt was reasonable. They were an extremley nice couple that I enjoyed meeting.

witsendfl posted 01-12-2009 09:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for witsendfl  Send Email to witsendfl     
CONGRATS on your purchase. About a 7 hour drive here to
Tampa to pick it up...Ya beat me to it
Again congrats...That boat IS NOT a depreciating asset at the price you paid for it


Jim K

SC Montauk posted 01-12-2009 10:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for SC Montauk  Send Email to SC Montauk     
Left at 4:00am Sunday morning, back at 8:00 pm Sunday night - Charleston to Clearwater. Long day.

Tohsgib posted 01-12-2009 12:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Glad somebody here got it. Just FYI...If I was not sitting on my 11' Sport waiting until spring to sell, I would have bought it. I have 4 Whalers in the yard, 3 motorcycles, and 4 cars. ONE more item and the wife will shoot my ass.

Anyone interested in a 1987 11 sport, 2000 Honda CRF50(semi modified), or a mint 1987 Mercedes 560SL let me know.

andygere posted 01-12-2009 06:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Thirteens are usually kept on trailer, or used as yacht tenders, out of the water, with no paint.

This probably varies a great deal by region. On Cape Cod, the vast majority of 13s sit on a mooring or are tied to a dock on the hundreds of marshes, salt ponds, estuaries, bays and creeks. Most of the trailers are used for winter storage only. This boat sounds like a decent value; I'm glad it went to one of our own.

brisboats posted 01-14-2009 09:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for brisboats  Send Email to brisboats     
Bottom paint and sitting in the water at the ready versus a polished trailer queen for a few more bucks at resale and/or possession of siimple braggin rights about your prisine Whaler(s). Seems like a no brainer to me buy it and USE IT! USE IT! USE IT!

That boat was a great buy and congratulations to the new owner. Enjoy it and don't worry about the incidental ding or scratch from doing do. Any subsequent decline in value will be far outweighed by a priceless lasting memory.


L H G posted 01-14-2009 11:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Although intended to be derogatory, I actually like Brian's new term "polished trailer queens" for the Whalers I own.

It nicely defines the range of Whalers, and Whaler owners, that we see here.

It seems this site is all about boats and owners ranging from "Bottom Feeder Specials" to "Polished Trailer Queens", and everything in between. I have also noticed a trend that the "Bottom Feeder Special" people are always seeking advice and help from the "Polished Trailer Queen" people.

Tohsgib posted 01-14-2009 12:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
The next time somebody "asks" for Larry's advice will be the first time. ;)
brisboats posted 01-14-2009 07:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for brisboats  Send Email to brisboats     
Larry, I wasn't taking a shot at you so no need to take the opportunity try to create a caste system here based upon boat condition. My point was some would rather buy a used boat at a good price and have no guilt about using it further. Why someone would take offense to bottom paint on a utilitarian skiff is beyond my now proletarian level of comprehension.

Funny afterthought. Most 13's myself and the other peasants I know own are left in the water. These poor unfortunate folk usually own waterfront homes and their untidy offspring frolick in these beaten down bottom painted craft in and around the depressed Annapolis area. In the future I will learn to cast my eyes away in shame and think only good pleasant thoughts of the carefully polished trailer and climate controlled kept pristine Whalers owned by the blessed few whenever one of these dreadful vessels appears. Visions of polished brightwork, shiny gelcoat and gleaming stainless shall replace those of the shrieks of laughter, worn rubrails, faded decals, endless smiles and friendly waves constantly streaming from these downtrodden, bottom feeding, poor souls who have unwittenly claimed ownership.

Not ever gonna happen but nice try Larry.


Brian7son posted 01-15-2009 11:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Brian7son  Send Email to Brian7son     
Brian does bring up a good point though. From some of the threads that I have read on this forum, there are several folks that "appear"(although I could be wrong) to be borderline OCD about keeping their boats in pristine, immaculate condition.

Dont get me wrong, I clean and maintain my boats and I'm all for keeping things nice. However, I use the hell out of them. That's why I have Whalers. They are durable. If I have to drill a hole or something else to install an item, I do so. It's a freaking boat, not a painting in a museum. Use it and enjoy it.

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