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What's your second favourite boat?
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posted 04-19-2004 08:17 AM ET (US)
If Boston Whaler didn't exist, what kind of boat would you own? Just curious.
posted 04-19-2004 08:36 AM ET (US)
Maritime skiff 20P....
posted 04-19-2004 09:25 AM ET (US)
I wouldn't call it second favorite actually, but it's a Wianno Senior sailboat. If I had the money and the time, I would love to have one, but right now power wins over sail and fiberglass wins over wood. Although they are making new Senior's out of fiberglass.
posted 04-19-2004 10:13 AM ET (US)
That's a difficult question.
If BW didn't exist and I were to choose a boat with the approx. the same length and weight I think I would go for the McKee Craft 172 Backwater CC.
It looks like a nice, safe boat although I have never seem this model for real yet.
posted 04-19-2004 12:09 PM ET (US)
Probably a Cape Horn.
posted 04-19-2004 05:04 PM ET (US)
Sal, I like your choice. I sold my Mskiff 20 two summers ago, great boat, and almost no upkeep. Not a whaler, but still a nice boat.
My favorite other boat would be my other boat, Legacy 34.
posted 04-19-2004 09:17 PM ET (US)
SEcond choice.....Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...still have a fondness for my 20 Proline...vintage 85 model.......new........not sure..........but it wouldnt be the new prolines thats fer sure......
posted 04-19-2004 10:18 PM ET (US)
A 1991 357 Formula w/twin 454 engines(My dad's boat)
Tightlines & Happy Whalin'
posted 04-19-2004 10:34 PM ET (US)
SeaDoo's new supercharged, intercooled, 210 Horsepower 4 stroke, 10 foot jetski.
posted 04-19-2004 10:34 PM ET (US)
Hinckley-if I win the lotto. Check out their T29R it is amazing. Only $330,000.00
Back to reality, Pursuit(S2) makes exceptional boats which rate very high in marine surveys. The precision of glasswork and quality of components was carried over from the experience with S2 sailboats.
Hinckley also had a firm footing in the sailboat market prior to the introduction of their Jet boats.
posted 04-20-2004 09:32 AM ET (US)
posted 04-20-2004 10:18 AM ET (US)
if I could snap my finger three times....and have any of my old boats back......I wouldn't pick the sea rays...the hattaras or even the excalibur with the nitros 460 jet.
it would be an airboat...had several...but the one with the continental 8 cylinder...man oh man..that boat could take ya places most couldn't go...I saw much beauty in the everglades...and very few people out there in the wilds.
posted 04-20-2004 10:40 AM ET (US)
For fishing, I'll take a Parker,
For bombing around, a mid to late 80's vintage 25 foot Checkmate single screw. They are excellent hulls and the quality on the older checkmates is great.
And If I was rich, I'd get a Egg Harbor.
posted 04-20-2004 12:28 PM ET (US)
For me it would have to be a downeast style lobster boat in the 35' range with Cummins Diesel power though a semi tunnel bottom. It would have an extended wheelhouse with a Salon, and an outside steering station in the stern area. don't see too many of those on the TX gulf coast.
posted 04-20-2004 04:30 PM ET (US)
Great thread. For me, it would be a 30 foot Motorcat with twin 50 HP outboards. I could go to the Bahamas, towing the Whaler and spend an extended period there and still not burn a lot of gas. It is shallow draft so that you can go right on to a beach with it and it is trailerable, so you don't have to spend a lot of money to keep it somewhere. It is also foam filled, so it is safe as well. You just need a decent tow vehicle.
posted 04-20-2004 06:09 PM ET (US)
I agree with Moe on this one: Cape Horn 24' Offshore w/ twin HPDI 200s.
Very interesting thread. I like the fact that nobody feels threatened.
posted 04-20-2004 09:59 PM ET (US)
For fishing, I would buy a Albamarle 245. For family and cruising to places like Martha's vinyard, my dream boat would be a a 33' Tiara.
posted 04-20-2004 11:40 PM ET (US)
Gee TG_190...I wonder why you mentioned a Cape Horn...with Yami's too...hmmm.
Anyway, my second favorite boat doesn't matter, it could be a row boat as long as I could get my dad out there, catch a few fish and share a few laughs.
posted 04-21-2004 05:28 AM ET (US)
Here here Ronb, I'll drink to that.
posted 04-21-2004 08:03 AM ET (US)
Regulator 32 Foot, Fighting Lady Yellow hull, with twin Yammie 250 four strokes........
posted 04-22-2004 02:23 PM ET (US)
If Whaler never existed, ChrisCraft, Century, and Mako would be the masters of the small boat market. And that would be IT. There wouldnt be all these other makes. I think its because of whaler that all these other boats are built with such style and quality. Whaler set the bar for small craft, Contender never messed with that market, now Contender seems to have set the standard for fast offshore fishing boats - and it seems whaler is playing catch-up to break into that market.
|BOB KEMMLER JR||
posted 04-22-2004 02:53 PM ET (US)
My great uncle had a 1969 32' Pacemaker we used to troll for bluefish with in the long island sound.That boat will always be a close second to any whaler i own.That boat had quite a bit of teak and mahogany if my memory serves me correctly.Not fast but just comfortable and classy
|Knot at Work||
posted 04-22-2004 04:00 PM ET (US)
My second Favorite boat would be Barney or Eric's Montauk's
posted 04-22-2004 04:07 PM ET (US)
A Jarrett Bay 70...;)
posted 04-22-2004 04:28 PM ET (US)
My paradoxical answer would be Edgewater.
My freaky answer would be a Nordic Tug.
posted 04-22-2004 04:29 PM ET (US)
So many boats, so little time. There would be several, but from experience, my other boat is a Classic 23 CC SeaCraft. The best small boat ride in a headsea ever built.
posted 04-22-2004 04:32 PM ET (US)
And for a dream big boat - 40' Nordhaven pilothouse trawler. I'll call you from the Mediterranean...
posted 04-22-2004 04:47 PM ET (US)
31' Bertram Sport Fish is the best offshore fishing boat of all time. Whaler just makes more sense for my current situation.
posted 04-23-2004 12:35 AM ET (US)
There is no other boat than a whaler, is there?
posted 04-23-2004 08:42 AM ET (US)
This is an easy one... my J/24 sailboat is my second fav boat. [grin] Kevin
posted 04-23-2004 08:50 AM ET (US)
I think Jeff (Knot) has very good taste :)
posted 04-25-2004 11:01 PM ET (US)
I would go with a Contender.
posted 04-25-2004 11:32 PM ET (US)
Nordic Tugs are great....but the new American Tug may be even better....that's where I would go......
posted 04-26-2004 03:28 PM ET (US)
posted 04-26-2004 04:47 PM ET (US)
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