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pglein posted 02-28-2008 06:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for pglein   Send Email to pglein  
Ok, this is a preliminary listing to give CW members an advance opportunity. I still need to clean it up and get it ready to sell, but here's what it is:

1971 Smirked 13' blue interior hull with a 15" transom.
1999 30hp Yamaha 2 stroke on a custom jackplate (20" shaft)
2007 14-17' galvanized EZ Loader bunk trailer - virtually never used, like new (oversized for the boat, great for long distance, freeway towing).

-All new mahogany seats and console. This boat was originally a Sourpuss model, but when I replaced the seats I converted it to be more similar to the newer Super-sport models. It has a wraparound railing with the original mahogany seat-backs, a wider than original console (large enough to accomodate a large chartplotter flush-mmounted) and solid mahogany anchor locker cover. The new wood is all philippine mahogany, though it is of a slightly lighter color than original. Seats are one piece and original size; 1" x 12" dimensional, not nominal.
-All new wiring. All connectors are Ancor tinned with heat shrink, including a main shutoff switch at the helm with removable key.
-Stainless steel propeller
-Teleflex mechnaical steering, w/stailess link arm.
-16" Stainless destroyer wheel
-All deck hardware is either original or new stailess steel, with the exception of the Perko bow light (a piece of crap, but more functional than the original).
-Blue anti-fouling bottom paint. It currently needs to be repainted, but this will be done before I sell it.
-Hull is dry and there has only been one small puncture of the fiberglass skin, which I repaired myself using my experience as a fiberglass fabricator. Other than that, the hull is all original and pretty much free of marks, gouges or large scratches. With a fresh coat of wax it shines like new. There is no "crazing" or fading of the interior, and there are only a few small stress cracks in the gel coat.
-Garmin Fishfinder/knotmeter
-Fire extinguisher
-Includes lines and fenders. Anchor and rode are not included.

I have owned this boat since 1993. I am the second owner. It has been used in saltwater as well as fresh, but I have been meticulous about rinsing the boat and flushing the motor after every use, and aside from the occasional overnight trip, the boat has never been left overnight in the water since I restored it 2004. The 30hp engine pushes the boat just fine with one or two full grown adults, to about 25 knots. With just one person, you can get close to 30 with just the right conditions and no extra gear. With three or more adults, you must shift weight forward to plane. This is a great boat-engine combo for anyone who wants to conserve fuel, or let their kids use it without fear of them getting hurt. However, it won't send you rocketing across the water at break-neck speed. The smirked hull significantly reduces spray over the bow over older models.

When I "officially" list it, I will have better pictures, but here's what I was able to dig up:
New interior:
Smirked bow:
It rides a little low in the water with my fat butt in it: rend07012.jpg
If for some reason you can't view these pictures, just email me and I'll be happy to send them to you.

The boat is located in Tacoma, Washington.
The price is $6,000 with the trailer, $5,000 without.
I am looking to upgrade to a 17' Montauk, so if you don't need the trailer, I may wish to keep it.
My phone number is 253-906-8661, and my email addresses are and

Tohsgib posted 02-28-2008 08:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Rare boat and looks sweet...good luck!
DeeVee posted 02-28-2008 11:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for DeeVee  Send Email to DeeVee     
I have personally seen the boat. The boat is very nice and Pete keeps it that way. A potential buyer would not be disappointed if travelling to see it.

Good luck with the sale, Pete.


Tohsgib posted 02-28-2008 11:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Yeah...when I redo my 13' a console like yours(or maybe larger) will be in the works. I want a binacle mount and some room for ??.
pglein posted 02-29-2008 09:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for pglein  Send Email to pglein     
Thanks for the comments guys. Part of me wishes that I had redone it with the full width Sourpuss console, but quite honestly, it was just not functional. Sure looked nice, though.
pglein posted 03-05-2008 10:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for pglein  Send Email to pglein     
More pictures: SolidConsoleConstruction.jpg jpg jpg jpg

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