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John F posted 09-09-2009 02:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for John F   Send Email to John F  
Anybody familiar with [the c.1992 Boston Whaler 21 Walkaround]? I have a Montauk, and would like to get a small Walkaround. I like the lines of the early 1990 Walkaround models. I've seen both 21-foot and 23-foot models, but have never been on one. How is the ride? [What are the specifications of ] deadrise and weight? Thanks.
onlyawhaler posted 09-10-2009 02:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for onlyawhaler  Send Email to onlyawhaler     
I saw and walked on one in 1992. It was in Salt Lake City at Robertsons Marine who was our Whaler dealer at the time.

I was very, very impressed with the 21. It appeared to have the same running bottom as the 21 Outrage which started in 91 as well.

It felt solid, nice fish boxs in the floor, livewell under the passanger seat and storeage under the driver seat. It was a single notced transom and this boat was optioned out with a Johnson 250hp V8. It was generously maxed rated for a 250 hp and I am sure it ran out well.

It was unusual on the helm design. It was hinged on the bottom floor area and the entire helm when unlatched would lean backward toward the driver seat and expose all wiring and connections. It was the easiet access to all those connections I have ever seen on any boat.

The cuddy was generous for a 21, had a porti potti and rod holders. The walkaround space was wider than a slim heel-toe type of thing. The front are by the bow was nice, the bow nose was wide and heavily cast into the upper deck molding, not added on. It all felt top quality. It had two rear quarter seats.

The Stats on the boat from the catalogue which I still have are

Length 21
Beam 8'6"
Draft 13"
Weight 2600 lbs
Swamp 6000
Max HP 250
Gas 92 gallons


Buckda posted 09-10-2009 02:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
I'd get in touch with forum member Backlash. He has a 91 21' WA UserName=Backlash
newt posted 09-10-2009 02:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
From what I have read here on Continuouswave, the Walkaround model is well regarded. A few years back, I looked for one to purchase, but in general the prices were considerably higher than the Revenge models and fewer to be found.

Do a search on this site to find more information.

andygere posted 09-10-2009 03:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I think the 21 Walkarounds are among the finest boats made in that size/style. My understanding is that they were quite expensive when new, which led to a short production life. Recently, I've seen a number of them listed for very reasonable prices. There are not a lot of these around, so if you find one at a good price, don't hesitate, buy it!
andygere posted 09-10-2009 03:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Here are some images from my collection. Random%20Whaler%20Photos/21cuddyhelm.jpg Random%20Whaler%20Photos/21WAcuddyint.jpg Random%20Whaler%20Photos/21WalkaroundBacklash.jpg Random%20Whaler%20Photos/21WA_lg.jpg
Phil T posted 09-10-2009 05:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
Here is a link to Steve's (Backlash) photos (link from his profile)

Great boat and a nice guy!

jimh posted 09-10-2009 10:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
A 21 Walkaround from a different view:

Marlin posted 09-11-2009 07:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Marlin  Send Email to Marlin     
And it just so happens that one is posted in the marketplace forum right now, apparently in NJ.
John F posted 09-11-2009 09:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for John F  Send Email to John F     
Thanks for the info. and pics. I really appreciate it.
TRIDENT posted 09-16-2009 12:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for TRIDENT  Send Email to TRIDENT     
My 23 Walkaround is one of the coolest Whalers ever. I have a 17 Montauk, too (which is more like a Jeep).

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