engine hours (total): 40 length overall (LOA): 13 make / manufacturer: Boston Whaler propulsion type: power year manufactured: 1979
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40 hours on 1.5 year old Yamaha 25Hp bought new. This boat is ready to fish right now. Pull start, fuel injected Yamaha runs like a champ. Registered, galvanized trailer with 1.5 year old tires, rims and bearings. Pier launch sling included.
Buy this boat this summer, use it for five years and sell it for $1000 less. We have upgraded to an island capable boat because we used this boat 25 times in a year. This is the easiest launching boat in the world. You can move the trailer by hand, tow it with just about any car. Pull start engine means no battery. Fuel injection means crazy good performance and reliability. I have a receipt for $4000 from Inflatableboatspecialists for engine, mandatory preparation fee, and fuel tank. Look for yourself. This engine is $3445 plus $230 prep fee, plus fuel tank. Trailer tires, wheel bearings, labor to redo that stuff...think about it. Boat is currently registered...think about it. I would have loved to have bought this boat at this price when I built it up a year and a half ago. This is one of those purchases you can enjoy for years without losing much money. And its ready to fish today.
The hull is 1979 and in great shape for its age. Some whalers are beat, but this one spent a lot of time as an old man's lake boat. Note the trolling motor mount for harbor fishing. Transom appears solid. I have removed all seating other than the rear bench...this actually gives a ton of deck space for fishing. I call it a surfboard with an outboard. The engine pushes this thing pretty darn well, even with three adults or more. Like all whalers, it has a flat hull and doesn't like chop. So you have to pick your days, or expect a rough ride. That said, we have run from Goleta pier to Gaviota and back on the right days.
The trailer will need some work at some point because the leaf springs are pretty rusted. I would not want to routinely tow this thing long distances on the freeway without a rebuild or upgrade.
I'm looking for a straight forward transaction from someone who understands the demand for these boats and the value it will retain. Buyers are looking for these things from Sacramento to San Diego, and by time you try to save a few bucks it will be sold. Low ballers need not apply. Email me and I will respond with my phone number. Boat is located in Santa Barbara.
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