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opinions of 21 walk around?
|Author||Topic: opinions of 21 walk around?|
|BOB KEMMLER JR||
posted 08-06-2004 12:14 PM ET (US)
I am starting to look at larger whalers and saw this one on ebay.It's a very clean 1992 21 w/a with a merc 200.It has a sink,head,and range.Just wanted some opinions on the hull performance etc.I have also seen a very nice 1992 27ft with twin 150's for a good price as well.
posted 08-06-2004 12:19 PM ET (US)
I can't speak to performance personally, but I think it's one of the best deck layouts in a small cuddy boat produced by Whaler (or anyone else). I have looked at one closely in a marina, and it's really a lot of boat for 21 feet. It has lots of big boat features, and the walkaround deck lets you fish from the bow safely, and get to the ground tackle easily as well. There's even an option to have a cushion for seating on the front of the cabin house. I have an '89 Merc 200 and it is a great motor. Plenty of power, easy starting, smooth running.
posted 08-06-2004 12:41 PM ET (US)
I love Steve Farnsworth's (Backlash). She's a real beauty and runs well into a headsea too.
You should ask him about his - he is going to be on the road for the next week at the Georgian Bay Rendezvous, but If you need to move quickly; give it a sea trail..it's a great boat.
|BOB KEMMLER JR||
posted 08-06-2004 12:54 PM ET (US)
well i'm not "that serious" just yet.I do want to look at the 205 eastport and it will definately wait until we are settled in our new home in fl.
posted 08-06-2004 02:43 PM ET (US)
There have been many threads on CW about this boat and its larger brethren.
The 21WA is a great boat. It meets my needs - The smallest classic designed, deep vee hull with cockpit and 2 berth cuddy cabin that didn't cost a fortune. I was looking at Gradys, Pilots, Roth Builts and a few others.
As the previous post states it provides a lot of boat. Last friday me and a friend went on a 200 mile round trip overnight out the Long Island Sound. The boat clocked along at about 24mph in 1' to 2' foot seas. It will go alot faster. The vee hull gives a comfortable ride in a chop. Having a cockpit with the ability to rig weather canvas is more attractive for me than an open center console.
The cuddy is small but dry and snug. It also looks great without any of the silly euro transoms.
My boat is identical to the one on Ebay except I don't have the sink or stove which were options. I have the big rectangular bow cushion that fills the indentation in the foredeck around the hatch.
If you are in the NYC area you're welcome to a ride.
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