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Florida15 posted 02-12-2004 05:26 PM ET (US)   Profile for Florida15   Send Email to Florida15  
Anybody know what the top speed would be on a 2000 13'
with a 30 Johnson ? Would it be a dog ?
tbyrne posted 02-13-2004 10:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for tbyrne    
If you're concerned about top speed, skip the 30 and go for the 40. I'd be surprised if the 30 hp got you 30 mph.
Florida15 posted 02-13-2004 11:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Florida15  Send Email to Florida15     
I would definetly rather have a 40 but found a deal on a boat with a 30 on it.
What would be a good price on a 2000 13' with a 30 ?
tbyrne posted 02-13-2004 11:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for tbyrne    
I'd say $5000 would be a good deal, but if you are worried about speed, I'd wait for what you want and pay a bit more. That boat and motor weighs around 750 lbs empty - that's 50% more than a Classic 13.

I'm afraid you'd find it to be a dog. I owned both a '75 Classic 13 with a 40 and a 2000 Sport 13 with the 25 4-stroke. I preferred the 2000, but if speed is a priority, you'll need the 40 hp.

Florida15 posted 02-13-2004 12:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Florida15  Send Email to Florida15     
Thanks for the advice. This one is more than $5,000 so it may not be the deal I thought it was. I thought that year was worth around $7,000 but I guess that's with a 40.
prm1177 posted 02-13-2004 01:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
In 1965, my 13 with an Evinrude 33 would do around 30 mph.
tbyrne posted 02-13-2004 01:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for tbyrne    
That boat was around $8,000 delivered on the trailer in 2000 and that was with the 4-stroke 25. The 2-stroke 30 was arguably worth less. I sold my 2000 Sport 13 (in perfect condition with SS prop and findfinder) for $6,500 in 2002. The boat you're looking at is 2 years older (now 4 years old), with a less desirable motor and the price should be adjusted accordingly.

Whaler essentially admitted that they packaged the 13 Sport with too small a motor when they upped the max hp on the boat from 30 to 40 in 2001. Had it originally been more honestly rated at 4o hp, I would not have bought it with the 25. Although the motor was great and performance acceptable, I could have used a bit more speed.

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