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junniebugg posted 05-10-2004 04:35 PM ET (US)   Profile for junniebugg   Send Email to junniebugg  
I am considering a 11' Whaler Sport. What should I know before I buy? Give me the good and bad with a boat this size.
JBCornwell posted 05-10-2004 06:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
What do you plan for this boat, when and where, Bugg??

Red sky at night. . .
JB

rbruce posted 05-10-2004 11:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for rbruce  Send Email to rbruce     
I own a Sport 11 that I like very much. It was hard to get into plane and this was solved by raising the motor and placing some of the weight in the front. With a 1969 Chrysler 20 HP I can get 22 mph. The motor seems to be made for the boat and it consumes fuel at 2 gallons per hour at wide open throttle.

This is a very easy to tow and easy to launch boat. It is very stable and doesn't disturb water as you go through. I originally bought it to discover boating and to rediscover fishing, however, I have been participating in boat rallies and exploring estuaries and rivers in Costa Rica.

In one of those rallies I went for 143 kilometers each side and 5 hours. On the last leg of the rally the motor overheated and now I am looking at the probable causes since I haven't cured this problem

I am now considering getting into a larger boat, perhaps a 130 or a 150. Most likely it will be a 130 with a 40 HP which is a faster motor and probably will use about the same gasoline. However, I would like to stand up as 5 hours straight seating in cushions is too hard on your back.

ryanwhaler posted 05-11-2004 10:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
I own a 1975 Sport-11 powered with a 15 hp Mercury.

WOT is in the low 20's, the boat is VERY easy to move around, I can launch it by hand.

An eleven foot Whaler is the best eleven foot boat ever produced, but its still an eleven foot boat. It you are planing on carrying more then two people I suggest you look into something bigger. The max. people rating it four, but put four people in one, and they will be tripping over each other. These are the reason's I upgraded to a Montauk.

Like JB said,
What are you planing on using the boat for?

ryanwhaler posted 05-11-2004 10:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
A few pictures of my Sport 11:
http://www.naples-fl.com/whaler/11.html
rbruce posted 05-18-2004 01:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for rbruce  Send Email to rbruce     
I would like to think that our 15 is in good proportion and performance my Chrysler 20...so we have basically our 11 Sports motorized equally.

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