09-26-2022 08:48 AM
someone has any information about the Boston Whaler Low Profile?
Is it built in the typical (unsinkable) way of the others Whaler?
Why it hasn't been produced anymore?
Thank you in advance
09-27-2022 06:37 PM
What are you speaking of regarding low profile?
09-28-2022 06:16 AM
I mean the name of the model of the particular Whaler I am Looking for.
I am in negotiations to buy one from 1978 and I'd like to have some general information and any peculiarities.
In particular, I'd like to know how it sails in the sea, if the production has ceased for some specific reason and if the characteristic bow and the semicircle at the bow have any particular function.
Then I also would like to have pictures just to understand that the one I'm buying is original in each single part or it has been modified.
09-29-2022 05:46 AM
I sold whalers for a time and have owned many in my 40+ years of running and messing with boats. Can you send some pics of what it is that you are looking at? This will be a great help!
Boston Whaler was started in 1958 by Dick Fisher and his partner Bob Pierce. They developed the Orig 13' Whaler. That hull design did not change until 1972 when they incorporated the "Whaler Smile." aka Hydro-Fu-Bab. The actual title on boats from '58-72 said Fisher-Pierce and NOT Boston Whaler. Nevertheless, the logo on the hull said Boston Whaler.
"Hyrdo-Fu-Bab" was a word that was used in Whaler School when I went to Edgewater, FL. to get certified.
A reverse chain first acts as a spray deterrent and second provides a better ride in the water, with more stability.
I attached 2 pics that show the "Whaler Smile"
09-30-2022 01:06 AM
Thank you CaptBrett, here are some of the pictures I've taken. I hope they can be useful, your experience and knowledge for sure will see something I am not able to.
Thank you again
09-30-2022 04:39 PM
attached see the specs I found on this boat. Don't know much about it. See that whaler only built a few of them. I would be careful with dual motors, I am pretty confident that it didn't come with 2 motors. The USG and or your local DNR police could site you for negligent operation with the motors.
looks cool, maybe a bit of a rough ride in a rough sea, so beware of that. The spider cracks can all be filed, just make sure your hull isn't wet.