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dghinseaford posted 08-28-2009 01:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for dghinseaford   Send Email to dghinseaford  
I have a 1998 40th Anniversary Edition for sale. It has the original 40 Evinrude w/electric start and power trim. Includes trailer. It is # 41 of 250 made.
Classic blue inside w/full cusions and bow rails. Custom cover, garaged. Beautiful boat! Asking $7,000.
dghinseaford posted 09-01-2009 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for dghinseaford  Send Email to dghinseaford     
SOLD - thanks!
Tom C posted 09-01-2009 09:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom C  Send Email to Tom C     
Congratulations on the sale of you Whaler. I have an insurance claim on my 2004 130 Sport which was recently totaled. Would you devulge the selling price as I am having a small hassel with the insurance over the value of these 13 foot boats. You can email me the information if you wish so it will not be public knowledge. Thank you for your help. I could not get your profile so it would also help if I knew your location. Tom
whamblen posted 09-11-2009 09:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for whamblen  Send Email to whamblen     
Please pardon the hijacking of your thread. How did you determine that it was hull #41 out of 250? Is it derivable from the hull id number or is the #41 engraved somewhere else?

I just had my father purchase a 98 anniversary edition on my behalf but I won't get to see it till this weekend. I have the HIN (BWC-N3641-H798) and can interpret it to a point: the date code looks right, N3 is apparently a valid prefix for 13 foot hull, but why 641? Did the anniversary edition hulls start at 500 or something like that?

Thanks for any help.

- Bill

Phil T posted 09-11-2009 10:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
Bill -

Take a look at this FAQ in the reference section, scroll down to the coding part:

whamblen posted 09-11-2009 01:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for whamblen  Send Email to whamblen     
Thanks Phil,

I did read the FAQ before posting. Did I miss something? It doesn't seem to explain how dghinseaford determined that he had hull #41/250.

If his HIN was something like BWC-N3041-XXXX (i.e. the 041 in the production number means hull 41) then either Whaler made many more than 250 anniversary models (because I am N3641) or there are non-anniversary models mixed in and he determined it some other way.

Or, I suppose, Dad could have read the HIN wrong to me. It *was* dark out when he finally got it home. :-)

I realize figuring this out isn't important in the grand scheme but it's all I have till I can drive out and meet my new boat in person!

- Bill

dscew posted 09-11-2009 01:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
The 40th Anniversary Edition 13s had brass plates on the dash panels, and those plates held consectuive numbers in the edition. If my memory serves me right, there were 250 of them.

Some of those special edition boats may be missing the brass plates, however, since many complete mahogany interiors were replaced due to cracking issues with the extremely brittle, UV cured finish on the wood. If yours doesn't have a plate, the interior may have been replaced (by one that I built for Boston Whaler). Or, the plate may have been re-installed when the dealer replaced the interior. Or, you have an original interior.

whamblen posted 09-11-2009 02:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for whamblen  Send Email to whamblen     
Thanks dscew!

The boat does have the brass plate but Dad said it's unreadable. I'm not sure if it's tarnished or varnished over or what. I'll see for myself when I get out there. If the plaque is engraved maybe I can take a rubbing. If it's printed I guess I can try a careful cleaning. Dad says it was installed with iron brads that I'll want to replace with brass. :-)

I don't know if the interior is original or not. I suspect not. The previous owner didn't know, but got the boat when it was 1-2 years old so a replacement might have happened before she got it. The dealer claims it has 8-ish coats of varnish a couple years ago and Dad confirms that it seems like varnish and not the original crack-happy finish described on this site and others.

Thanks again everyone.

- Bill

dscew posted 09-11-2009 03:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
Some of those interiors were replaced within a couple of years of sale. I believe I started building them for BW in 2000. The finish I applied was 10 coats of Z-Spar Flagship varnish. As far as the brass plates are concerned, I don't recall if they were engraved or just screened, in which case the printing could easily be dissolved. A call to Chuck Bennett at Whaler would confirm what edition number your particular hull was just by giving him the hull ID number on the stern of the boat. Nice boats.
whamblen posted 09-11-2009 10:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for whamblen  Send Email to whamblen     
Thanks again,

I've finally met my new boat and it is in very very good condition. I am ecstatic! However the brass plaque is weathered to the point where it really is unreadable. Obviously not engraved but rather silk screened or something similar. After gentle cleaning there is a faint hint of the word Whaler and some random other characters. So I took your suggestion and emailed Chuck Bennett to see if he could add anything.

- Bill

whamblen posted 09-14-2009 04:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for whamblen  Send Email to whamblen     
For anyone who is still reading this thread.

Unfortunately Chuck was unable to map the hull id number to the XXX/250 number for the anniversary edition. He said records are poor and those numbers were assigned somewhat randomly - i.e. they don't coincide with the HIN.

He also did not have a photo of the brass plaque but would like a copy if I can find one. So I'm going to post in a more appropriate forum and ask for that, but if the original poster for this thread has such a photo (or could talk the new owner into taking one) both Chuck and I would love a copy.

- Bill

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