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DS_SUNBIRD posted 07-23-2003 09:51 PM ET (US)   Profile for DS_SUNBIRD   Send Email to DS_SUNBIRD  
I was checking out a Sport 13 owned by the Grandfather of one of my friends today. This boat is a bit dirty, and needs some work (varnish is peeling in sheets) and a bit of rewiring. Anyway, the Hull# is 2A2215, or at least I assume that is the hull#, or is written in white letters on the inside of the transom. There is no HIN, and the colors (blue inside, white outside) plus the lack of a "Whaler Smirk", and the original style 15" transom and full-width motor splashwell indicate that the boat is much older than 1972. This boat was purchased last Fall for about $200 with a 1974 Evinrude 40! The motor is hardly "mint", but this boat has never been bottom painted, the gelcoat looks GREAT under the dirt!
Am I correct that this may be a 1960 Sport 13?
jimh posted 07-23-2003 10:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
According to that information that is available in the Reference Section your boat appears to have been made in 1969.

Please refer to http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/13/

DS_SUNBIRD posted 07-24-2003 11:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for DS_SUNBIRD  Send Email to DS_SUNBIRD     
That was my original thought, late 1960's or early 1970's, but the reference lists serial numbers 100-4499 as being 1958-1961. My Friend's Grandfather's boat is serial# 2A2215, and so I read that to be 2215 (does 2A = sport 13?) and that is definitely prior to 4499. As I say, I'm familiar with older Whalers (well, after about 1968 or so), but I must admit that I'm not sure how to read the serial numbers. Oh, well...even for a 1969 this boat is in darn good shape!
DS_SUNBIRD posted 07-24-2003 11:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for DS_SUNBIRD  Send Email to DS_SUNBIRD     
OK, I just re-read the Reference page...I had failed to notice the 1969 serial numbers was when the "2A" designation started. I had assumed that the serial# was the part after the 2A. Well, again...the boat is in great shape, fiberglass cosmetic wise, for a 34 year old boat! A little cleaning and waxing, rewire the lights, and he has a real Classic! Still can't beleive they only paid $200 for this boat!

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