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skategoat posted 04-19-2004 08:17 AM ET (US)   Profile for skategoat   Send Email to skategoat  
If Boston Whaler didn't exist, what kind of boat would you own? Just curious.
Sal A posted 04-19-2004 08:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
I'll bite...

Maritime skiff 20P....

kamie posted 04-19-2004 09:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for kamie  Send Email to kamie     
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.

erik selis posted 04-19-2004 10:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
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.


Moe posted 04-19-2004 12:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Probably a Cape Horn.

hardensheetmetal posted 04-19-2004 05:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
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.


Yiddil posted 04-19-2004 09:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
SEcond choice.....Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...still have a fondness for my 20 Proline...vintage 85 sure..........but it wouldnt be the new prolines thats fer sure......
WHALERBOY 14 posted 04-19-2004 10:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for WHALERBOY 14  Send Email to WHALERBOY 14     
A 1991 357 Formula w/twin 454 engines(My dad's boat)

Joshua Walters

Tightlines & Happy Whalin'

WT posted 04-19-2004 10:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
SeaDoo's new supercharged, intercooled, 210 Horsepower 4 stroke, 10 foot jetski.


boxers posted 04-19-2004 10:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for boxers  Send Email to boxers     
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.

tombro posted 04-20-2004 09:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for tombro  Send Email to tombro     
Steiger pilot.
AQUANUT posted 04-20-2004 10:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for AQUANUT  Send Email to AQUANUT     
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 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.
bass fishin was awesome...and flats fishin saltwater was a literal breeze...precious memories

make a boston whaler airboat....I'd be first on the list!

ryanwhaler posted 04-20-2004 10:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
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.

bsmotril posted 04-20-2004 12:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
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.
AllanR posted 04-20-2004 04:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for AllanR  Send Email to AllanR     
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.
TG_190 posted 04-20-2004 06:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for TG_190  Send Email to TG_190     
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.

Treypescatorie posted 04-20-2004 09:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Treypescatorie  Send Email to Treypescatorie     
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.
RonB posted 04-20-2004 11:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for RonB  Send Email to RonB     
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.


Sal A posted 04-21-2004 05:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
Here here Ronb, I'll drink to that.
WHALER27CC posted 04-21-2004 08:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for WHALER27CC  Send Email to WHALER27CC     
Regulator 32 Foot, Fighting Lady Yellow hull, with twin Yammie 250 four strokes........

Or this: The Gloucester is one good looking classic.....


critch22 posted 04-22-2004 02:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for critch22  Send Email to critch22     
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)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
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)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
My second Favorite boat would be Barney or Eric's Montauk's
VMG posted 04-22-2004 04:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for VMG  Send Email to VMG     
A Jarrett Bay 70...;)
prm1177 posted 04-22-2004 04:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
My paradoxical answer would be Edgewater.

My freaky answer would be a Nordic Tug.

ocuyler posted 04-22-2004 04:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for ocuyler  Send Email to ocuyler     
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.


ocuyler posted 04-22-2004 04:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for ocuyler  Send Email to ocuyler     
And for a dream big boat - 40' Nordhaven pilothouse trawler. I'll call you from the Mediterranean...
critch22 posted 04-22-2004 04:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for critch22  Send Email to critch22     
31' Bertram Sport Fish is the best offshore fishing boat of all time. Whaler just makes more sense for my current situation.
mjd65 posted 04-23-2004 12:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for mjd65  Send Email to mjd65     
There is no other boat than a whaler, is there?
kgregg posted 04-23-2004 08:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for kgregg  Send Email to kgregg     
This is an easy one... my J/24 sailboat is my second fav boat. [grin] Kevin
erik selis posted 04-23-2004 08:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
I think Jeff (Knot) has very good taste :)
fishcatchr posted 04-25-2004 11:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishcatchr  Send Email to fishcatchr     
I would go with a Contender.
SteviLad posted 04-25-2004 11:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for SteviLad  Send Email to SteviLad     
Nordic Tugs are great....but the new American Tug may be even better....that's where I would go......
VMG posted 04-26-2004 03:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for VMG  Send Email to VMG     
Regulator 26
seajet posted 04-26-2004 04:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for seajet  Send Email to seajet     
maritime 16 or 18

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