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stayinstrewn posted 04-15-2009 10:10 PM ET (US)   Profile for stayinstrewn   Send Email to stayinstrewn

I've seen this listed all over CL and thought I've seen it on here...does anybody have legit knowledge of this boat?? It's listed in different locations and with different prices.


Jeff posted 04-15-2009 10:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
Dan looked at that boat in person. He would be the one to talk to. I know he did not have a lot of good news about it.
Dan posted 04-16-2009 09:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
I didn't see this boat in person. I was scheduled to see it. This is going back to late last November or mid December. The boat has since been cleaned up a bit. There was some dark staining below the waterline. What scared me off, was talking to the owner. He told me he was a commercial diver and they used this boat as a work boat with a long season. It was kept in a brackish river. This made me concerned about blisters, because the bottom should be painted. The owner was in a real hurry to sell and I think I could have bought the boat for about 4K. I asked him about a sun top because I saw there was hardware for it, and was told that the sun top blew off on the highway -- the owner had left it deployed. I asked him how this could happen and he indicated it was due to drinking. There were also two swivel seats behind the leaning post that the owner had added. In addition he told me the boat had been given to him by his boss. Based on all the above, I concluded that this was not a boat I wanted to buy. Draw your own conclusions. Who knows? Maybe this boat is good. Best way is to see it for yourself. Something is definitely fishy, or this boat would have sold already. It's been listed at least 3 times on eBay.
Dan posted 04-16-2009 09:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
I want to add that I could be in error on some points or completely mistaken. All this took place many months ago. I don't want to badmouth anyone, or talk someone out of a boat they might like. It took me 2 years to find my 18, and after looking at a dozen boats and talking to a lot of owners, I got to a point where I could read between the lines.

Almost any older boat you buy will need a fair amount of time and money. It really adds up. Many of us have bought a boat for what seemed like a good price, and then when we're done bringing it to our standards we've got more money in it than we could have imagined. And this same amount or money or less could have bought a better boat to begin with, and spared us hundreds of hours of time.

WaterWorldBoating posted 04-16-2009 09:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for WaterWorldBoating  Send Email to WaterWorldBoating     
That boat has been listed on and off for quite some time on both craigslist as well as Ebay. Do a search for it in active as well as completed items on Ebay. If my memory is correct he has sold/listed several boats on Ebay. Be sure to check the individuals feedback history to get a feeling on past transactions.
stayinstrewn posted 04-16-2009 10:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for stayinstrewn  Send Email to stayinstrewn     

Thanks for your honest replies...i thought it seemed weird too and appreciate your first hand account...i have a feeling my search may also take well over a year...that's fine, i have the time!!


HAPPYJIM posted 04-17-2009 07:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
From the pictures it may be a member of this site. Don't trust me 100% on this but I think the guys name is Brian and his last name starts with a "K". He does sell Whalers on this site and on ebay. I once looked at a boat that he was offering but at the time I wanted something cheaper. I ended up buying a project 21 Outrage 5 years ago and it is still a project. I wish that I would have bought his boat because it was water ready. I found him to be honest and he replied quickly to my questions.

I suggest going and looking at the boat and make your own decision.

68 WhaleR posted 04-17-2009 09:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for 68 WhaleR  Send Email to 68 WhaleR     
I guess it is the same for boats that it is for cars. Sometimes it is better to spend the money up front in a good boat or car in great condition than it is to buy the PROJECT boat or car. Either way you will pay one way or another, time or money or both. I have old VW busses pre 67. And all i can tell people is body body body. A solid body with little rust is hard to find and if you do get it. Electrics and mechinical is usualy not too expensive and alot easier to do in my opinion. But if you have the time and are the person that can rebuild a old classic there is noting more fun and satisfying than get it back to live and for the other people like me we THANK YOU for the job well done!
Happy Friday!
Dan posted 04-17-2009 10:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
stay, I just forwarded an e-mail to you from someone who had a nice 18 for sale in your area this past March. I don't know if it's still for sale. Good luck.
stayinstrewn posted 04-17-2009 06:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for stayinstrewn  Send Email to stayinstrewn     
just got the email...looks really nice, might be interested



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