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what whaler to buy?
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posted 06-30-2009 02:48 PM ET (US)
looking at three whalers and wondering what you think. Use would be on Lake Michigan and lets assume they are in equal shape. Of these three wich one would you buy and what are things I should look at on each one.
1973 21 foot outrage with 200 hp evenrude. ($15,000) I like the classic banana boat.
1985 25 foot outrage/cuddy with 200 hp evenrude on a bracket. (13,500)
1999 20 foot outrage. ($18,000)
posted 06-30-2009 08:30 PM ET (US)
You already answered your question; I didn't have to read past your first choice. The 21 is the one you really like so buy it.
posted 06-30-2009 09:03 PM ET (US)
For $15,000 it better be one fine looking boat with very recent power.
posted 06-30-2009 09:22 PM ET (US)
And we will give you a better opinion.
posted 06-30-2009 10:06 PM ET (US)
at 15k for the banana boat I was thinking the same thing; better be darn nice
posted 06-30-2009 10:24 PM ET (US)
posted 06-30-2009 10:30 PM ET (US)
How will you be using the boat and who will be with you?
posted 06-30-2009 10:33 PM ET (US)
All nice looking boats.
The 25 footer is great all around boat. Fish her hard. Overnight in the cuddy and plenty of room. Need a hefty tow vehicle to stop her though. Looks like a steal if she checks out good.
The banana is beautiful. I like the canvas set up and the color. About as much room as the 25 footer but will fly with the 200 hp pushing her.
The 1999 Outrage is sweet but I just like the classic lines of the older boats. I'll bet she would make an awesome fishing machine.
posted 06-30-2009 11:08 PM ET (US)
I was supposed to look at that 21 LAST 4th of July. Never got to due to time but, that tells you how long it has been for sale.
posted 07-01-2009 09:30 AM ET (US)
Without getting in to too much detail now I would either narrow the selection to just the 25' outrage cuddy or just choose between the 21' the 20' outrages. The 21' and 20'outrages are more similar than the 25'is. If you desire the cabin then the 25' is the only choice for you. One thing to consider with the 25' is the redone/ refitted engine bracket, not much to say no but it deserves some careful consideration and investigation. I will have to say that the performance of the 21' and 20' will be very similar compared to that 25' with a single 225 hp.
posted 07-01-2009 10:27 AM ET (US)
the 25 is now on ebay with a list of the things wrong with it so it is out. The 21 seems a bit high on price so I may go look at the 20. There is also a (I know it's a sea ray, I swore I would never own one) 24 Laguna with twin 135 Merc's that I may go look at.
thanks for all the responses the search continues.
posted 07-01-2009 11:53 AM ET (US)
I would want to look at that 21 just to see how sweet(or not) she is. Then at least you have that for comparrison. $15k could be steep on price but if truly a garage kept museum piece...might be cheap.
posted 07-01-2009 12:08 PM ET (US)
My 1987 Outrage 20 with 2004 power is now for sale @ $16,900. The trailer is a 2006 and essentially new. It is listed in the CW marketplace.
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