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lakeman posted 01-04-2003 05:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for lakeman   Send Email to lakeman  
Question? Is the new 13 foot Whaler 2001 model self bailing. Just looked at a used one and only saw one drain plug in rear with no sump area. How does the ride compare with the older one? Is 40Hp enough for the new hull?
captbone posted 01-04-2003 08:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
Yes, it's self bailing. it is not better than the old whalers but it definetly has a smoother ride. with a 40 horse power it goes over 40mph.
North Beach posted 01-04-2003 08:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for North Beach    

What do you mean when u say it is not better than the old whaler--u mean regading its self bailing ability only or otherwise?

witsendfl posted 01-04-2003 09:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for witsendfl  Send Email to witsendfl     
I have just upgraded our 13 footer 1972 SOURPUSS w/ 1997 40 HP MERC 4 cyl
to a 2001 13 Sport.(40 HP 3 cyl Merc)
The hull has a smooth ride. There is a drain plug at the drivers seat base, and one at the stern, self bailing... I don't know about that, plug the stern plug while you are running and it drains. If there is one flaw it is the placement of the stern plug hole. It is behind the motor and not viewable. Does not drain that easy.

I stopped by Gulfwind Marine in Tampa last week. The 2003 package has a fiberglass seat backs. They had the package value priced at $9998. WOW !!! One gas tank 40 HP Merc, trailer. I was very fortunate to pick up a used 2001 w/ 2002 motor for $7500. It still had the break-in oil in the gas tanks. Came w/ many extras. I have seen used ones priced very close to the purchase price I got. There is one here locally for $7000 firm.

Great boat ! Kids are using it for skiing when I cannot put in our Mastercraft. Not as powerful or as fast as the 72. Just wanted to see if anyone else out there has one. This is the most current Whaler we have owned. All the rest (10 of them) have been classics

Thanks in advance !

witsendfl JimK

lakeman posted 01-05-2003 07:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for lakeman  Send Email to lakeman     
Thanks for the info, I offered the man $6500 for the 01 whaler 13, I doubt that he will take it. Boat still has the break in oil for the new motor in the tank, he says, he is the 2nd owner(long story) Evidently the package did not come with a Bimmi top, is there room to mount one on the gunnels?

New boat from local dealer is-----with 40 2S and trailer $8995 the last time I looked.

witsendfl posted 01-05-2003 01:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for witsendfl  Send Email to witsendfl     
I .have a custom bimini on ours. Fits perfect
Made by SHUMAKES custom top here in Tampa. I can get on priced out and shipped to if needed. I never tought of owning a bimini till a few years ago. Much advised extra ESPECIALLY here in Florida. Gulfwind Marine Max suposedly has adopted no haggle pricing. Unfortunalty for them alot of are more educated than they think.

A fair price probably on that used boat is $7000-$7200. Ours is great

Hope it helps

witsendfl JimK

captbone posted 01-06-2003 12:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
I just like the classic look and on calm water it is faster. Like many people i am just not a fan of the Whalers starting to look like a searay. The new ones are built just as good or not even better. It just the fact that I like my 1969 13 whaler in perfect shape alittle more than the new one.

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