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Classic For Sale: All original 1966 Currituck with Homelite in top shape
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posted 09-01-2009 10:35 PM ET (US)
Very rare 1966 Boston Whaler Currituck in excellent condition. This is one of few complete, all-original 1966 Currituck packages. The boat, motor and trailer are in top running condition. Owned and babied by a mechanical engineer for 40 years. I acquired this Currituck in April 2006. It features:
• Whaler-blue gelcoat deck
• The original, Homelite 55-hp four-stroke outboard with near-perfect compression (180-180-175)
• Beautiful original Honduran mahogany console and bench seats in perfect shape
• Original, three-piece "windowed" Mills canvas flying top in perfect condition with frame for foul weather running
• Removable forward wood deck fishing platform -- it leaves bench seats port and starboard when removed
• Original tachometer, depth finder and engine controls -- the engine idles perfectly at 900 rpm
• Two, original Homelite red, metal gas tanks and fuel lines in excellent condition
• Shoreline bunk-roller trailer with new tires plus spare tire
• Extra Homelite prop
• New marine battery
• All rails and mooring hardware are in perfect condition, and there are no soft spots on this boat
• Two, padded swivel seats (portable) that are non-invasive - they bolt-on via wooden frames
• Two original chrome cup holders
• Two, small leather storage punches under console
• Two anchors; two original wooden paddles; cushion/preservers; gunwale bumpers; detachable fishing rod holders crafted in Maine; original battery charger; original canvas mooring cover and other accessories
• Kicker engine bracket on port transom installed by original owner for lake trolling
This wonderful boat has much provenance, including:
• Original owner's correspondence with Boston Whaler from the 1960s -- copies and original documents -- plus Whaler's correspondence back to him
• 1960s Boston Whaler catalog
• 100 original spare parts, seals, oil filters and gaskets, et. al.
• Original, complete Homelite service manual -- with its original supplement
• The owner's personal service diary -- a notebook in which he detailed engine maintenance in longhand, such as the dates oil changed or new spark plugs installed
The original owner kept this Currituck in a shed by his cabin at Mark Twain Lake in central Missouri. I am in St. Louis. I have cared for this Whaler with the love and respect it deserves, running it a few times in the Mississippi River. I have owned two other Whalers in the past. This is one of the best of the breed.
posted 09-02-2009 01:50 AM ET (US)
posted 09-02-2009 06:33 PM ET (US)
Photo links below show views of 1966 Boston Whaler Currituck referenced above. All photos were taken the day I brought her home, or soon after. To see photos, copy a link, paste into your Internet browser, and click "go."
posted 09-02-2009 08:26 PM ET (US)
posted 09-02-2009 09:48 PM ET (US)
I think we should all chip in and buy that for jimh.
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posted 09-05-2009 08:32 AM ET (US)
Wow, looking at the pictures just made my day. Thanks.
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posted 09-05-2009 08:39 AM ET (US)
Just thinking, why don`t you post it on the free classified section of the AOMCI webpage. Give someone a chance to own it who really appreciates old boats and motors. I haven`t seen many Bearcats lately at the meets.
posted 09-05-2009 10:35 AM ET (US)
From the words of todays youth!!!!
"DUDE THAT BOAT IS SICK"
WOW THAT BOAT IS BEAUTIFUL
posted 09-06-2009 08:39 AM ET (US)
Looking for some input..I have talked with the current owner, a very nice, honest and up front man, a wonderful boat. Have read the article about the Homelite power, if anyone has any additional feed back or thoughts about this set up I would welcome their feed back. Just do not want to get into a re-power from the start with that additional cost. Thank you, Brooks
posted 09-06-2009 11:10 AM ET (US)
Having a simliar setup (Bearcat and Nauset), I can say it is a real nice match...
The only way to make it even more a perfect set is to upgrade to the 85hp Bearcat (same weight as the 55 but much more power)... The other issue that should be taken into account is the 55 uses a metal block... If you are to use it in salt water, do insure you flush it and drain the block (remove a small cap) after each and every use... The 85hp version is an aluminum block and head, so the issue is not nearly as criticle...
posted 09-06-2009 12:37 PM ET (US)
Thank you for your vote of confidence, if possible, I would like to ask you a few question's. 802-238-4663 is my number. Thank you.
posted 09-06-2009 06:35 PM ET (US)
I'm not trying to hijack this thread but in addition to this being an excellent example of a classic whaler Currituck, there is also another unique item on the boat I've never seen before, I've heard about them, but never seen one
I believe this photo, shows the "weather cloth" option for the Mills forward shelter for the 17' whaler hull. http://jmdone.fileave.com/1966.BW.Currituck.photos/Inside.Flying.Top.jpg
The Mills forward shelter for the 17' model mounts down inside the bow and gunwhales of the hull, so the water that runs off the shelter runs down the shelter and into the cockpit, unlike the Outrage forward shelter that mount on top of the gunwhale.
The piece hanging down in the middle of the front of shelter is the weather cloth and was made to lay down on the deck area of the anchor locker, you could then place all your gear on top of the weather cloth, any rain water or green water washing onto the forward shelter would then run down the shelter and onto the front deck under the weather cloth keeping your gear on top of the cloth dry.
in 2004 when I ordered my new Mills forward shelter, flytop & windshield for my 1982 Montauk I inquired with Mills about purchasing the "weather cloth" for my set. I was advised that they no longer manufactured the Weather Cloth. I asked if I could special order one and was told they no longer had the pattern for it.
Here are a couple of photo's of the weather cloth I made for use when I was camping on my Montauk
This is a beautiful boat with all the nice original features, wish I could afford to have a second Whaler.
posted 09-06-2009 07:54 PM ET (US)
Here is link to photo of the original flying top diagram that came with this 1966 Currituck.
posted 09-07-2009 02:01 PM ET (US)
I agree with Steve...I'll pledge $100 to get it for Jim. At $100 each it will only take 66 of us... plus $for shipping from STL. I can set-up a paypal account to accept the donations. Any takers? JD would you take a $500 deposit to hold the boat until full payment?
posted 09-07-2009 04:29 PM ET (US)
Donate it to the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton NY
posted 09-07-2009 05:52 PM ET (US)
Maybe JD would take less if it was for jimh ?
posted 09-10-2009 04:24 PM ET (US)
That boat takes your breath away. Beautiful !! Someone get it ! And yes, with the Homelite, stay away from salt. She's a beauty ! Capt.T
posted 09-11-2009 09:15 PM ET (US)
I want nothing more than to buy this boat for my dad. It is the epitome of what Boston Whaler was and of better times. He turned 70 this year and he sounds exactly like the original owner (he still has catalogs dating back to God knows when). Retired now, he needs a baby and I hope I can beat someone out (timewise) in purchasing this magnificent vessel. He misses the water, and was the former Captain of the Power Squadron in Port Huron, Michigan. We had a Harpoon when I was growing up and we still talk about a terrible Nor-easter that we were caught in on Lake Huron. That boat literally saved our lives on a 20 mile trip. He lives 15 miles from Canyon Lake north of San Antonio, TX. I am getting married November 7th and I'm strapped for cash. If I could buy it now, I would, and if someone is fortunate enough to buy it, take care of it. SHE IS AMAZING.
posted 09-12-2009 06:50 AM ET (US)
Wow. It does look like it could be in a museum.
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posted 09-12-2009 11:54 PM ET (US)
Zack,I would hope your future wife can see your love for your Dad, and encourage you to buy this boat for him. If she does, than you know you have a caring woman, and a keeper. If not, well wives come and go, but you only have one Dad, I know he will treat it well, and when he is done with it, you will probably get it back, and It won`t depreciate, so what have you to lose, nothing, but you will gain something worth a lot more than what this boat will cost you.
posted 09-14-2009 04:45 AM ET (US)
Wow - what a great boat. It's not that much money - someone pick it up and keep it awesome. Museum piece.
Jim - we need a Whaler museum and clubhouse. Maybe Dave Bing can get us hooked up on the waterfront.
posted 09-14-2009 09:11 AM ET (US)
I'm surprised Boston Whaler doesn't buy boats like this and keep them in showrooms. Might want to inquire with them. I think they have brought boats like these to boat shows to display heritage. In better economic times you could probably have charged them almost the same amount you are asking just to bring it to the show as a prop.
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posted 09-14-2009 04:50 PM ET (US)
Why am I under the impression this boat is sold?
posted 09-14-2009 07:36 PM ET (US)
What would ever give you that impression?
posted 09-15-2009 06:54 PM ET (US)
Thank you Continuous Wavers for so many appreciative comments. She is indeed a rare and beautiful vessel. The buyer -- an owner of many Boston Whalers -- drove 1,200 miles from the East Coast to pick her up this afternoon. She's gone from Missouri, but not forgotten, and I know she has a good home.
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