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koaman posted 01-26-2009 12:01 PM ET (US)   Profile for koaman   Send Email to koaman  
Found an mid 70's original 19' lo profile BW. Any idea what the value on just the hull would be? It's pretty decent shape for it's age. I really like the lines of this Whaler. Been looking for a Montauk but this may work at the right price. Thanks
Tom W Clark posted 01-26-2009 12:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
That depends on the location of the boat.

A 19' hull on Cape Cod is a $2,000 or $3,000 boat. In Hawaii it might be worth two or three times as much.

koaman posted 01-26-2009 01:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for koaman  Send Email to koaman     
Thanks Tom, Do you know if these lo pros are uncommom or just not many around because of their age. Why would someone go to all the trouble to convert an outrage into a lo pro instead of just finding an original?
Tom W Clark posted 01-26-2009 01:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Oh, I think *original* low-profiles are quite rare. I doubt manny were made.

The concept seems to be undergoing a renaissance these days with many conversions and imitations.

Tohsgib posted 01-26-2009 01:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
I think the Lo-pros were only made in 76 & 77(Tom would know). They were not much cheaper than an outrage so why would you own one in most peoples minds. They are popular to convert now, especially when many of the outrage decks are beyond easy repair. Remove the damaged, spider cracked, painted, etc cap, rhino line the interior and viola you have a great cheap unsinkable flats boat. I will say after driving one that they are not a great offshore boat. Unlike a montauk/outrage, etc that will roll with the waves, thse have such a low center of gravity and wide beams that the waves just crash over the sides like a barge or bulkhead...weird. Might not be a great boat for Hawaii.

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