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ChiTown Cetacean posted 01-23-2009 08:39 PM ET (US)   Profile for ChiTown Cetacean   Send Email to ChiTown Cetacean  
No affiliation with sellers, but thought I'd pass along the following:

A 1973 identified as a 14' (probably in error) which looks like it could use some elbow grease, but might be a diamond in the rough

A 1987 15' Super Sport which looks very clean and essentially turn key:

68whaler13er posted 01-23-2009 08:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for 68whaler13er  Send Email to 68whaler13er     
That 15' SS is beautiful. If only if only!
Chicago John posted 01-24-2009 11:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chicago John  Send Email to Chicago John     
Greetings All, saw the 14 footer listed on ChicagoCraigslist yesterday and while researching Whalers came across this great site ! Other than the fact that I want one I know very little about these boats and am currently waiting for the owner of the 14 footer to return my call.
I am thinking of using this boat as an aux. to a sailboat that I own . Any info on this particular boat as far as strong/weak points, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
Does anyone know if this boat came with a steering console and would a 40hp pull a kid on a tube?
John in Chicago
Tom W Clark posted 01-24-2009 11:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
A 1973 identified as a 14' (probably in error)...

No, not *probably*. It is an error. That is a 13 footer.

John -- Yes, most, but not all, 13 foot Whalers have a steering console. If the boat has 40 HP then it most certainly has a steering console and will be adequate for water skiing or tubing if the kids are not large.

I learned to slalom ski behind my Sport 13 with a 35 HP when I was a 150 pound teenager.

ChiTown Cetacean posted 01-25-2009 06:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for ChiTown Cetacean  Send Email to ChiTown Cetacean     

Didn't have time to check your CD to see whether a 14' was offered in 1973 (or ever, for that matter, since I don't recall a 14' Whaler). But the lawyer in me leaves me reluctant to make definitive statements...


Chicago John posted 01-26-2009 09:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chicago John  Send Email to Chicago John     
Thanks for the replies,the optimist in me is hoping that this is actually a 15 footer!

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