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Seadog posted 05-03-2002 08:12 AM ET (US)   Profile for Seadog   Send Email to Seadog  
Hello everyone. First time poster. Need some help. I'm looking at a 1981 BW for sale. On the port side aft it says "SAILFISH - 17" I have searched everywhere to find any info on this model BW, but can't find anything. So my question is: is there or was there ever a BW model SAILFISH? Any info you guys can provide is greatly appeciated! Thanks in advance.
Seadog posted 05-03-2002 09:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Seadog  Send Email to Seadog     
Never mind. Found it.
Bugsy Malone posted 05-03-2002 09:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bugsy Malone  Send Email to Bugsy Malone     
Might this be the name used for their 17' SuperCat!

If it is a mono hull no such name was used, in the 17 foot range the Harpoon 5.2 was it.

Seadog posted 05-03-2002 10:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for Seadog  Send Email to Seadog     
Thanks BM!

Turns out the previous owner put the "Sailfish - 17" sticker on himself, so it wasnt the model name after all.

Glad I found this site.

george nagy posted 05-03-2002 11:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
Be very careful to look for a BW ID plate. There are copies called "sailfish".
Seadog posted 05-03-2002 12:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Seadog  Send Email to Seadog     
Thanks GN

Anything in particular on the plate to authenticate it's as BW?

Tom W Clark posted 05-03-2002 12:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Boston Whaler never made anything called a SAILFISH.

They did make sail boats, the SQUALL, HARPOON series (three hulls in four configurations) and the SUPERCAT series of catamarans.

There was (and maybe still is) a SAILFISH model made by Alcort (later AMF) which is like 13' or 14'.

A 1981 Boston Whaler may have an aluminum HIN tag on riveted to the transom that begins with the three letter MIC (Manufacturers Identification Code) that reads BWC. HINís were not required until 1984 so there may not be one either.

If you want to know what it is just post a link to a photo of this boat and you will get lots of answers.

Bugsy Malone posted 05-03-2002 12:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bugsy Malone  Send Email to Bugsy Malone     
Seadog, if you haven't located this site already then all your questions can be answered there

Seadog posted 05-03-2002 01:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Seadog  Send Email to Seadog     
Tom and Bugsy


It's a 1981 Boston Whaler Striper.

From what I can decifer out of the ID plate it was the 338th hull poped off the 6th mold, made in Sept 1981.

Thanks for the help guys!

Howsbyou posted 05-03-2002 01:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Howsbyou  Send Email to Howsbyou     
Har d'Har har har

Just assumed it was a sailing boat din't yeh guys!!

PMUCCIOLO posted 05-03-2002 02:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    

Do you, by chance, walk around with a parrot on your shoulder?


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