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whaler 31' vs. 34'
|Author||Topic: whaler 31' vs. 34'|
posted 07-24-2002 11:12 AM ET (US)
Does anyone know if the new 34' is any better at holding together than the old 31'. Knew first hand that the 31' was prone to delamination and a host of other problems including but not limited to balance,lack of speed,stress fractures etc.
posted 07-24-2002 12:11 PM ET (US)
At $400k it better:)
posted 07-24-2002 02:52 PM ET (US)
Is the 31 really that bad--I have always been tempted by them, but know nothing about them and cant afford it--love to know more about them and people's experinces with them
posted 01-17-2006 04:40 PM ET (US)
i bought one in 04, diesel and it's an awsome vessel. 20 knot cruise 20gal/hr stable and strong. Every thing is easy to get at and readially fixable! for under $100k these days its the best bet!
posted 01-18-2006 07:36 AM ET (US)
I had a friend who had a 31 Whaler, with diesels. I don't recall any problems. This was 12 years ago.
I have heard of some "balance" problem with the boat, from a Whaler dealer. You may want to check the differences between the 31 and the 31L.......this was a mid-production change to the boat.......interior layout was changed. I don't know if this was done to better the "balance" of the boat.
posted 01-20-2006 01:16 PM ET (US)
You can't go wrong on either the 31 or the 34 Defiance -- The original 31 w/250 Cummins was too slow -many converted to the 300's that makes it a magical combination. The 31L came standard with the 300's, more open galley and best of all, fish boxes on the back deck. I keep hearing that they were wet boats, but after 1400 hours, I can only remember one time getting soaked, and that was my fault. The 34 Defiance is really a bargain now.......Originally $350,000 plus $40,000 for electronics and toys = now some are on the mkt. for $195-250,000. Performance is superb, looks phenominal and attracts a lot of attention. Makes you feel good... especially when you run into another whaler owner.... Good luck.
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