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Gep posted 09-07-2000 02:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for Gep   Send Email to Gep  
I own a old 13' sport,I'm just starting to fix it up and was wondering what it would be worth in pristine condition? My Grandfather was the original owner. It's either a '58 or a '59 or a '60.
jimh posted 09-08-2000 02:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
If I had a boat that my Grandfather had owned and used, it would be worth more to me as a family relic than it would ever be to someone else.

Fix that old Whaler up and you'll be able to give it to your kids, and then they can say, "This boat was owned by my Great-Grandfather!"

Now that's worth something!


bigz posted 09-08-2000 07:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Gep --- probably be worth a lot less than what it is going to cost to bring it back to original in real dollars --- YET as Jim points out somethings just can't be measured in dollar and cents --- this is one of them --- clean fix her up and enjoy ---Tom
Gep posted 09-08-2000 09:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Gep  Send Email to Gep     
jimh & bigz
You are right, it is worth more to me than to someone else as it has a lot of sentimental value, I caught my first fish in this boat, I learned how to waterski behind this boat, from what my parents tell me they used to throw me in a bassinet in the boat and go waterskiing and fishing when I was a couple months old. I was merely trying to figure out the value on it for two reasons, one is for insurance coverage, the second was to try and convince my wife that it would be worth fixing up(which I did last night). I then proceeded to pull the engine off of it(which by the way is the original 25hp Evinrude that came with the boat), the deck my Dad put on it, and all of the hardware, and tomorrow morning I'm bringing it to the White Bear Boat works and have it sanded down and repainted the original colors (they just got done refinishing a Whaler just like it, so he's got all the paint)he ballparked it over the phone for $800-$1200.
On a different note:
I just found out about this website yesterday from Jim @ customer service at Boston Whaler, and I spent the better part of my day(I hope my boss doesn't find out) going through it. What a great and informative site, I can see I will be using it alot as I refurb my Whaler, my check for the appreciation award will be in the mail this weekend.
David Reid posted 09-08-2000 09:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for David Reid  Send Email to David Reid     
A fellow in Houston responded to my WTB add a few days ago with a 1968 13' he'd put into "like-new" condition, with a 1996 Johnson 30 and "new" trailer. I couldn't think of anything on the boat to ask about that he'd not replaced with original equipment or refinished. Wanted $5,895, which was about what he had in the project. I've seen a bunch of these little beauties in really good condition go for $3,000 to $3,500 with motor, seldom more. Expect that's about what the market will bear. Like the other guys here are say'in, fix 'er up and keep her for your own grandkids. You'll be glad you did.

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