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I want to get my 13 y/o a 17' Whaler

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I have a soft spot for whalers. Like I said grew up running around the ocean on them and if I get one I could use it to go to dinner and harbor cruises and go to the islands and the boys can grow into it and use it for years and years even into adulthood. I’ve thought about picking up something else, but might as well get what I really want since it’s not a huge amount of money.
Not the cleanest but pretty sure you have connections. 8BE19B1A-E33A-4B2A-9CAD-758ACC6CFB06.jpeg

These things are the Jeeps of the sea. They hold their value like crazy.
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I saw that 17’. I think I can get my neighbors 17 for 15k with a new Yamaha 90 on it 😉👍
He’s asking 20 but I’m gonna tell him 15 😂
$15k With trailer? I’d be in too!
 

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If that's a dry hull, AKA no bottom paint and not water-logged, totally & easily fixable.
I'd rather have a sun-blistered dry whaler hull, than a pristine one with bottom paint.
I always tell potential Whaler buyers to think of them as a Nerf Foootball , super fun until they're water-logged. 😅
 

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That's a major bummer.
That looks like a late 60's to mid 70-'s 16.5 Nauset or a 17 Montauk (bascically identical hulls)
Both rated to 100 HP, so you usually see them powered by a 90 or a 115.
That 70 Evinrude probably pushed it to mid 30's, mph wise.
Not the greatest ride, but very safe & stable under normal operating conditions.

Reference for those hulls . . .
 
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This one's a blank slate just needs an interior and some trailer work and the price is right. https://www.popyachts.com/skiffs-for-sale/boston-whaler-montauk-in-pacifica-california-r1-258466
That 115hp efi 4 stroke should make it scoot. My parents cut me off at 55hp, and 16’, but it was all we needed to ski. We lived on a lake in the summer, so having a boat on a lift made it ez for a 14 year old to use. I remember cutting it close a few times, getting back to the dock, and getting it on the lift. Scared the crap out of me a few times, but the boat was unsinkable.
 

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Here’s one…….

 
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