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Aquia Revenge posted 08-08-2008 04:30 PM ET (US)   Profile for Aquia Revenge   Send Email to Aquia Revenge  
Well I guess that I am no longer a 'Classic' Whaler owner but I am still totally thrilled about my new boat, a 1991 27' Walkaround. I have some photos listed below for your viewing pleasure and if any of you have any interesting facts about this boat that you would like to share, please do.

http://s527.photobucket.com/albums/cc359/jedgerly/

jimh posted 08-08-2008 08:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Your boat is something of a hybrid. It has the classic Boston Whaler hull, but the topsides and the stern bracket are more from the Van Lancker era, the "post-classic" period for sure. I find it quite an attractive boat.
Aquia Revenge posted 08-08-2008 08:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Aquia Revenge  Send Email to Aquia Revenge     
Jim,
Thanks for your reply, if you have any other information on this particular Whaler I would greatly appreciate it.
I too noticed that the topsides and the 'Whaler Drive' were different than anything else that I had seen. I believe that this was the last andfinal version of the Whaler Drive. I'm not sure if it was constructed to be as bouyant as its predecessors.
ConB posted 08-08-2008 09:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for ConB  Send Email to ConB     
Very nice. And with recent E-TECs.

Con

jimh posted 08-08-2008 11:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
It looks to me like when the new engines were fitted the rigging was re-done. Originally I believe the engine rigging harnesses and cables were all done by running them under the stern bracket. The rigging tubes came out under the bracket, then they looped up in an S-curve to the engines. That gave the stern platform a clear deck. However, I also believe that that rigging approach created some problems with water getting into the bilge and sumps.
Backlash posted 08-10-2008 09:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for Backlash  Send Email to Backlash     
Aqua,

That’s a very nice and rare 27’ Walkaround. Here are the specs from the 1991 Whaler mini-brochure - same hull as the Offshore 27 and with similar specs:

29’ 1” – LOA including the Whaler drive, but not the bow pulpit
10’ Beam
21” Draft
5850# - Weight less engines
4200# - Maximum weight capacity
10,000# Swamped capacity
12 – Persons capacity
600 – maximum HP
300 – minimum HP
225 Gallons fuel capacity

The Whaler drive was very similar to the one used on the 1991-1993 23' Walkarounds and was made, I believe, by Salt Shaker Marine. I remember seeing a beautiful 25' Walkaround (91 or 92) in the Abacos back in 1993. It had a 10' beam, full tower, and twin 250 Yamahas - "Gulf Runner".

Steve


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