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AprilWhine posted 03-13-2004 06:35 PM ET (US)   Profile for AprilWhine  
I have a dumb newbie question: The event and meeting forum is labeled "Classic Whaler." Are the newer style Whalers welcome at these events?

The reason I ask is that I participate in car club meetings, where there can be a lot of animosity between owners of classics and restyled models.

Buckda posted 03-13-2004 06:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
AprilWhine -

Whalers of all vintages are welcome at most events. The Florida group always seems to have a really rich mixture of old and new.

Don't be shy...


Moe posted 03-13-2004 07:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
The "Classic Whaler:" tag on the Trips and Rendezvous is misleading. There's none of that us vs them nonsense at gatherings of Whaler owners, including rendezvous. Just lots of fellowship and camaraderie between owners of vintage and modern Whalers. Many owners have one (or some) of each.

If you're new to this site, you'll also find that some posters follow the Classic Whaler vs just Whaler tags, and many don't. There are many topics concerning modern Whalers in the Classic Whaler: General forum (which is also the repository of such "general" subjects as what sunglasses and clothing Whaler owners should wear), and many topics about modern Whaler performance in the Classic Whaler: Performance forum. Make sure you don't exclude the Classic Whaler forums if you're searching for info on modern Whalers.

But if you want to keep the website owner happy, all discussion of modern Whalers, except for buying, selling, etc, should go in the "Post-Classic" forum.


AprilWhine posted 03-13-2004 09:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for AprilWhine    
Thanks for the welcome and info guys! Boaters seem to be a friendly bunch, and I look forward to more exchanges in the future.

The hubby and I just bought a Montauk at the VA Beach Boat show, and we are taking delivery next Tuesday. I'm just an enthusiastic newbie to boating. :)

jimh posted 03-14-2004 12:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The question is a valid one, and I see how one could be misled. I'll have to change the title on the Rendezvous forum.

Actually, I'd like to see a couple of these newer boats at a Rendezvous. If you're a 190 NANTUCKET owner, please bring that boat out for people to see!

kamie posted 03-14-2004 01:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for kamie  Send Email to kamie     

Welcome to the forum. I don't know of a whaler group that is local to you. Since you just bought your boat, ask the dealer if they know of any whaler group down your way. There are a couple of folks I have talked too down your way who lurk here, maybe they will jump in. The group up north is the Chesapeake Boston Whaler Club which has a few events planned although they would be a hike for you. You would of course be welcome should you be in the area. Good luck with the boat.

Moe posted 03-14-2004 01:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Thank you, Jim. Might I also suggest that the "Classic Whaler" tag on Cetecea Comments might mislead new viewers that the following modern Whalers aren't in that forum:

77 - 305 Conquest, 110 Sport
71 - 190 Nantucket
69 - 320 Outrage
64 - 130 and 170 at Washington Rendezvous
63 - 23 Conquest among Big Whalers
62 - 16 & 17 Dauntless, 21 Walkaround
58 - Two new 170s
57 - 13 Dauntless
54 - 255 Conquest, 210 Outrage & Ventura, Dauntless 16
(I didn't go back further than that)


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