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BW27 posted 11-15-2000 01:01 AM ET (US)   Profile for BW27   Send Email to BW27  
I am restoring a 27 that came to me without a BW logo on the side. Does anybody know what size (height and width) and what color was original on the boat?
jimh posted 11-15-2000 01:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Based on this photograph ( ) I would say the logo was red.

As for dimensions, you may be able to compute them by comparing the logo to other elements of the boat seen in the photo, like the freeboard dimension, which, since you have a 27, should be available to you.

By the way, there seems to be quite an interest in 27 Whalers, so I am planning on featuring them in an installment of CETACEA. If you have photographs of your boat, please send them to me electronically. See CETACEA for more information on the guidelines, etc.


lhg posted 11-15-2000 03:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Regarding BW logos, to the best of my knowledge, they only used two logo sizes.
Somewhere in the early 80's, all boats from 17 to 27 used the large sized, dark red logo.
Only the 15, 13's 11's and 9's used the smaller one.

BW 27, is this boat up on blocks at a small boat yard in the Lake Union area of Seattle, with twin Merc 275's missing lower units and a partially missing windshield? The boat I saw this past weekend had a beautifully restored exterior, with a nice black bottom paint job. It was missing the Whaler logo!

Clark Roberts posted 11-15-2000 07:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
I measured one recently and I believe the overall length was approx 28".... height is a std function of the length and vice versa
BW27 posted 11-15-2000 08:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for BW27  Send Email to BW27     

Yes, what were you doing in Seattle. I bought the boat at auction a month ago. I did a hull repair to fwd stbd. The windshield is now back together as are the port side railings. New lower unit just arrived. She should be back in water next week. Then the topsides will get the attention they need.

bigz posted 11-16-2000 07:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Magic Brush in Deland, FL ...1-800-675-7308 or email

You can order the decals from them Steve --- they do all of Whalers decals and custom order work --- Tom

kingfish posted 11-16-2000 08:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
"The Ghost of LHG"

...It was a dark and stormy night...and travelling down the back roads, using the highways and byways to reach busy and back water marinas alike, was spotted the tall thin grinning spectre known as LHG, making his rounds to ascertain that all was well in the world of Whaler...

bigz posted 11-16-2000 09:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Now who's sniffin' th' a'fa'fa! Fry mah hide!

Suggess mebbe eff'n James H'd be kind an' junereous he'd start a noo topic area covahin' th' Outrage, Revenge an' 27 lines of Whalers ---


lhg posted 11-16-2000 02:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
BW 27: Small world, in this day of jet travel! The person I'm dating is an attorney, (no, she's not currently in FL working for Gore or Bush) and had to speak at a Communication Convention in Seattle last Saturday. So we went out and also did a
trip up the Vancouver Island coast, then across to Powell River, and back down the BC coast, before ending up in Seattle. Great boating territory up there, probably the best scenery on earth. I'm hoping to get my Whaler out there again for a boating cruise.

On Sunday, some friends were giving us a tour of the Seattle area, and as we drove by your boat I spotted it on the blocks. So naturally, I had to get out, snap a picture, and check it out. I was really impressed with the mint condition of the hull. Very nice boat. Keep up the good work, and send Jim some pictures when it's done.

Regarding your decals, I think you can still get them from a Whaler Dealer. If you need a picture of your boat showing correct location for the decal, I can send you one.

bigz posted 11-17-2000 05:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Larry any reason to go through a dealer when you can order them direct from the source?
Or didn't you know that Magic Brush was Whalers source?
lhg posted 11-17-2000 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Tom: Didn't know Magic Touch was the source.
This should be posted on the OEM section. I am surprised, however, the BW lets a supplier sell their trademarked Logo outside of their Dealer network.
BW27 posted 11-21-2000 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for BW27  Send Email to BW27     
Does anybody know what font was used for the words WHALER 27 on the hull side? I realize I could figure this out the hard way, but thought it may be easier to just ask if anybody else knew. Thank you.
lhg posted 11-28-2000 04:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Regarding the traditional red Boston Whaler logo decals, now I know why they're being sold directly by the OEM. They're not using the vinyl computer-cut decal anymore! I just saw the whole line of new 2001 Whalers, and every one of them has a new "raised, soft, glossy rubber" type logo. They're getting glitzy down in Edgewater these days!
BW27 posted 12-07-2000 01:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for BW27  Send Email to BW27     
I just had an oportunity to measure the BW logo on another 27'. The logo measured 39 inches in length. It looked great!

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