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New 110 Sport
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posted 11-10-2003 09:49 AM ET (US)
The new 110 Sport must be in production. There are now new photographs at whaler.com at:
posted 11-10-2003 10:07 AM ET (US)
Thanks! New pics for the tender too. Is it just me, or do those pictures look like they were taken in a studio and "Photoshopped" onto the water?
posted 11-10-2003 06:08 PM ET (US)
You got that one right Moe. Take a look at the shot w/ the bimini top up. The turbulence in the water behind the boat suggest the boat is moving/idling.
posted 11-10-2003 06:28 PM ET (US)
Where do you suppose they're hiding the lifejackets and the paddle.
posted 11-10-2003 07:53 PM ET (US)
Under the anchor' ;-)
posted 11-11-2003 12:02 AM ET (US)
It looks nice to me, what I like best about it is where they put the steering, in the middle. I get sprayed sometimes sitting off to the right side on my 1975 11-Sport. It will be intersting to hear how it performs. I will never owe one, but I think its better then the classis hull.
posted 11-11-2003 11:10 PM ET (US)
I'd like to see the gas tank and battery moved up under the forward seat, to help give a little better weight balance, especially with the weight of a 25 4-stroke.
One could remove the rear thwart seat and replace it with the cooler set up out of a 170. Wouldn't be a bad little one man fishing boat.
posted 11-12-2003 02:45 AM ET (US)
Would be nice if it had a seat back, even a folding one. On my old 13 it used to kill my back without sufficient support. Aside from that, it should be a lot of fun.
posted 11-12-2003 08:09 AM ET (US)
That's a good point, Allen. It makes a huge difference on this old back on the 150, and does for Jarhead on his new 130. Whaler could easily put a similar backrest in the center of the rear thwart seat, allowing step-through on either side.
If one were going the cooler route, I suppose they could reinforce the top and bottom of a cooler lid with starboard, and use one of those swiveling fishing seats.
posted 11-12-2003 08:28 AM ET (US)
I've got a 13' and previously thought center steering wasn't all that hot... now, I'm trying to figure out how to balance the 13, which always leans to the right with the bat, and my weight on one side...
Now I'm thinking center steering on small boats is a much better idea... one of my winter projects might be to move the battery to the left side of the boat for better weight distribution...
posted 11-13-2003 01:19 PM ET (US)
Any prices yet? Can you get it as a tender w/o engine or steering?
posted 11-13-2003 02:34 PM ET (US)
From the flyer:
"Introducing a small vessel with a big impact on your
boating opportunities. The amazingly versatile Boston
Whaler 110 Tender / Sport is available in a variety of useful configurations: tiller-steered with a 9.9-horsepower outboard; a console model with a 15-horsepower four-stroke; or un-powered with oar locks. (Yes. A Boston Whaler rowboat.)"
posted 11-13-2003 08:26 PM ET (US)
A Boston Whaler row boat.
Is it a performance row boat? What are the biggest oars offered? Has anyone done the math on what oars might perform best?
Just in a end of the day feisty mood.
I am sure this new boat will find many happy uses and owners.
posted 11-13-2003 10:29 PM ET (US)
I prefer pedals myself. Leaves the hands free for signaling.
posted 11-15-2003 09:30 AM ET (US)
I bet my old 11 footer standard would beat it on the hole shot using the oar option. Yes, they have had that oar option before.
I would have to experiment on which holes to mount the oar locks in though. Then of course finding the right rower would be a challenge too. Jim
posted 11-16-2003 10:17 PM ET (US)
Has anyone seen one in person yet?
Who plans on buying one?
posted 11-17-2003 08:18 AM ET (US)
I understood from the factory website info that the 110 sport had a seatback/seatbacks on the console seat.... No?
posted 11-17-2003 08:20 AM ET (US)
Oops... must've been the 130 I was looking at.... Sorry.
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