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hughmcmillan posted 02-23-2001 07:58 AM ET (US)   Profile for hughmcmillan   Send Email to hughmcmillan  
I just talked to my dealer about my reservations getting the 25 HP 4 cycle and wished that I could get a 40 HP 4 cycle as part of a package. With the 13 Sport only being sold as part of a package with a limited number of motors means that if one wants a different motor it will be expensive because the market for the unwanted motor is likely to be limited.

Well, it turns out that Boston Whaler, in their infinite wisdom, has not only decided to provide the 13 Sport in a package that includes the 40 HP 4 cycle but it is currently shipping.

The stats I was able to get from the dealer were as follows:
25 HP 4 cycle - 27 MPH @ 5400 RPM
40 HP 2 cycle - 33.8 MPH @ 5700 RPM
40 HP 4 cycle - 35 MPH @ 6100 RPM
All the above assume two passengers...

The dealer explained that these stats are not published because if someone got less performance then they would make it a legal issue. He also said that the 2 cycle engine(s) will have more torque/accelleration (my phrase- sorry if it is not totally accurate) but that to Whalers surprise the 40 HP 4 cycle actually goes faster than the 2 cycle 40.

The MSRP on the 13 Sport with a 40 HP 4 cycle is $11,595. I plan to place my order ASAP.


tbyrne posted 02-23-2001 09:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for tbyrne    
Interesting stats - I wonder why they only gave the max rpm of the 25 as 5,400? Mine runs easily to 6,200 with an 11" pitch prop. I'm also sure I get better than 27 mph, but I don't know alll the parameters they used in testing. It couldn't be because Whaler wants to sell the substantislly more expensive 40 4-stroke, could it?

At any rate, I'm glad you found the combo that will work best for you. Happy Whalin'!

Maerd posted 02-23-2001 11:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for Maerd    
The weight difference of the motors should be considered because of the boats carrying capacity etc.
awares posted 02-25-2001 10:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for awares  Send Email to awares     
With all of the problems and the confusion
about selecting the right new motor for my 1968 13'Whaler I bought a new 2001 13' Sport.
My son and I will continue the restoration
anyway, but now we have a new boat to pick up this week. Nobody can have too many Whaler's.

I myself was concerned about selecting the
correct motor on this rig also. I found out
about three weeks ago that Whaler was also
offering the 2001 Sports with a Mercury 40hp
4 stroke motor with power trim and tilt.

I was able to purchase this rig package
including tax, title and license at $10,667.00 drive out.

I hope this information will help others in
deciding the difference between prices advertised and actual deals available.

You need to shop because there is a wide differences between dealers in pricing
the exact rigs. Be careful and do not get caught up in the moment and excitement.

The Whaler you choose will be here for a long time so slow down and make a deal.

hughmcmillan posted 02-26-2001 08:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for hughmcmillan  Send Email to hughmcmillan     
Wow! That is a great price...

My dealer offered me the 40 HP 4 for $11,295 which includes dealer prep and freight but not the 6% CT Sales Tax or the $65 Title/Registration.

I live nearly 100 miles from the dealer and keeping the Whaler at a local lake marina which is a Merc dealer. I expect to have the locals do all my motor maintenance so the purchase may be the only profit the dealer will make of this boat.

How does one find other dealers to ask a price from? I called Whaler and gave them my Zip code and after they asked my entire address I was given the name of one dealer in Connecticut. The dealer has been very patient with my newbie questions and I would be happy to give him my business. I don't want to pay more that I have to for a 13 Sport but I want to be fair to the dealer at the same time.

Awares, where is your dealer located?


2001 13 Sport Owner posted 02-26-2001 12:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2001 13 Sport Owner  Send Email to 2001 13 Sport Owner     
Wish they would have had that package when I bought mine a couple of months ago with 25HP 4-Stroke. I am waiting on a call from my dealer to see how much he will trade my 25HP 4-Stroke for the 40HP 4-Stroke. I might as well go ahead and make the trade now since my 25HP only has a couple of hours on it. I just want a little more power to get the boat to run in the low 30s and to get it to plane a bit faster with 2 adults. Any thoughts?
awares posted 02-26-2001 02:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for awares  Send Email to awares     
Hugh,I live in Austin,Texas and buying the boat from a Whaler dealer in Beaumont, Texas.

Beaumont is farther than 100 miles. I could
have bought the boat here locally for the same money, but I wanted it here in time for
my sons spring break. He got the boat within
two weeks from the day I said I wanted the boat.

I will be picking it up tomorrow after I drive through Beaumont onto the casinos in
LA and than return to the dealer on my way home. What a great excuse to buy a boat over there....

I am having him add:
1. Lowrance chart with a surface temperature gauge .
2. Auxillary 12 volt plug.
3. Hour meter
4. Transon saver

I will add a compass and a stand for a hand
held GPS. I am now trying to figure out
which one. I love to elk hunt and I get lost
real easy. So a GPS will also be an addition
so my boy can teach me how to use it. Another
great excuse so my boy won't get lost.

If you would like to talk to them call
Wesley Dawson at Dawson Marine at (409)840-9488 and tell him that you have visited with me.

I will be adding additional cleats and a differnt gas tank because one of the places
I like to fish requires a long ride down the Intercostal canal. I think a 12 gal. tank
under the seat should work.

Where is everybody mounting the fire extinguisher?

Good fishing and hunting, Allen Wares

triblet posted 02-26-2001 03:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
See the Upgrading from 3 Plus to Vista?
thread under Performance.

If you want a handheld GPS, I think the
Garmin eTrex Legend or Vista is the way to
go. They are JUST starting to appear on
dealers shelves so you may have to wait a
few weeks.


Bill Davis posted 02-26-2001 05:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bill Davis  Send Email to Bill Davis     
Alan: Be sure to report on your boat when it is finished. I want to know all about it, like where are you putting the 12 volt converter; and where are you mounting your loranze; and your hour meter, etc.


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