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In Reply to: Are boston whalers as good as their reputation? posted by Ron on October 17, 2001 at 11:21:01:
Thought a Whaler Person might 'jump in' here and give you an opine... It's OK to 'lurk and learn' out there in web land, but to add your voice to this Forum is BETTER!
Ron, the Boston Whaler 'reputation' has been building since 1958 and borders on near fanatical... The first Whalers were sparsely appointed, indestructible , with a wet hard ride. The Whalers built today have a different hull configuration (softer ride?), have grown heavier for their already robust weight, and, have gained a myraid of built in features--not a bad 'thang'.
Go to : http://continuouswave.com/whaler Here there is a huge web site with both the 'classic' Boston Whaler and their modern kin. This may not be totally helpful for independant thinking on Boston Whalers as this site is devoted to Whaler believers, however, there is lots of information avaiable to help you form you own opinion...
The reputation is all true. I finally own a 13'4" sport with a 25hp
Johnson- 1978 boat and motor with a 9.5hp 'Rude on the side.
It's heavy, but worth it. I'm looking for 70's 40hp to go on it so
I can water ski again.(I'm heavy too). The boat is stable, wasn't paying much attention one afternoon when both my son and I where fishing, both from the same side standing on the gunwale... couldnt
believe how stable it was.
I'm in a dinghy sailing club/school in Toronto, on Lake Ontario. We've had one (15½', bare bones version) for 25 years - has a bit of osmosis and a lot of dings and chips, but still going strong as a real workhorse.
They can be flipped in rough seas, as another sailing school found out a few years ago, but nothing is perfect.
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