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Spooled posted 03-23-2002 11:52 AM ET (US)   Profile for Spooled   Send Email to Spooled  
Looking at a 27 with 230 Mercruisers. Wondering about cruising speed, cruising range, problem areas, repower options down the road. Any comments are appreciated.
jimh posted 03-24-2002 08:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
When I first read this posting, I thought you must be talking about I/O power, but after a little research I see that Whaler did make an inboard powered 27 Full Cabin model from 1984-1988. Very interesting!

I don't believe anyone has mentioned this model before, and I have not seen one advertised in the used market. I would assume it is rather rare.

Where are the motor boxes? Mid-cockpit? Or at the stern and using v-drives?

Dick posted 03-24-2002 10:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     

I ran both the inboard and outboard 27 cuddy at the 1983 dealer meeting. I'll try and scan some of the pictures and send them to you.

The inboard was actually an I/O. The engines were mounted midships and connected to the drives with long jack shafts. The boat was a little slugish but with the weight placement it handled like a dream. The outboard model was a screamer.


Spooled posted 03-24-2002 11:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for Spooled  Send Email to Spooled     
Engines are midship-see pictures on search
JoeO posted 03-25-2002 08:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for JoeO  Send Email to JoeO     
My father in-law has a 27' FC with twin mercruiser inboards (they are not I/O's). The boat is mid 80's (not sure of the exact year. It is sluggish out of the hole, but the weight lends itself for a very solid ride. Cruising speed at 3000 rpms is around 20 knots and fuel economy (if you want to call it that!) is about 10 gallons per hour.The tank is 120 gallons(?) These are estimates on my part. He has not had any serious problems with the boat or engines. It is a great solid cruising boat.
daverdla posted 04-03-2002 07:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for daverdla  Send Email to daverdla     
I think I found pictures of the vessel in question. Check out and search for boston whaler with a 609 area code (didn't want to post a long url). Island marine has it listed with pictures. It was not on Island Marine's website. Bit of an odd duck.
Tom W Clark posted 04-03-2002 11:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
There are actually two different inboard powered 27's on Boat Trader Online at this time:

blackdog posted 04-04-2002 01:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
I saw that one Tom at my Dealer. Very interesting. I may take a closer look at her in few weeks.

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