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3rd motor option for 13 Sport package!
|Author||Topic: 3rd motor option for 13 Sport package!|
posted 02-23-2001 07:58 AM ET (US)
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:
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.
posted 02-23-2001 09:11 AM ET (US)
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'!
posted 02-23-2001 11:30 AM ET (US)
The weight difference of the motors should be considered because of the boats carrying capacity etc.
posted 02-25-2001 10:15 PM ET (US)
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
I was able to purchase this rig package
I hope this information will help others in
You need to shop because there is a wide differences between dealers in pricing
The Whaler you choose will be here for a long time so slow down and make a deal.
posted 02-26-2001 08:19 AM ET (US)
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)
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?
posted 02-26-2001 02:06 PM ET (US)
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
I will be picking it up tomorrow after I drive through Beaumont onto the casinos in
I am having him add:
I will add a compass and a stand for a hand
If you would like to talk to them call
I will be adding additional cleats and a differnt gas tank because one of the places
Where is everybody mounting the fire extinguisher?
Good fishing and hunting, Allen Wares
posted 02-26-2001 03:19 PM ET (US)
See the Upgrading from 3 Plus to Vista?
thread under Performance.
If you want a handheld GPS, I think the
posted 02-26-2001 05:19 PM ET (US)
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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