Long time fellow Woody Boater and boat finder Don Ploetner, found this amazing worn out time capsule 20 ft Whaler. This is a first year boat from its original owner, with all its original goodies. Engine and Trailer. Its condition is somewhat a gamble since it was part of an estate, and been sitting outside under an .. probable Original cover. The Snow and dirt don’t help the cause, but whalers are tough beasts, and these tan/Sand colored ones are better in aging than the original blue ones.
This is the fist of the V Hull designs and an amazing boat. Would it be worth it to do it all up like it was? maybe clean up the boat, and throw a new engine of it? Thats your call. BUT, if you are in the market for a future show boat, this is one! And can be gotten for a great price. I don’t know the price to be honest, Don is trying to find a home for a resident of Woodyboaterville.
This is like finding a Woody back in the 70’s, It feels like just an old boat now, and maybe needs to be upgraded. But one day, VERY SOON.. These original Whalers will be pure gold, and the fist year of something in original condition, is the way to start.
I would move on this in a heartbeat, if.. I didn’t already have a fleet, a railway, 3 dogs, 5 cars, and a current wife! You can contact Don at! firstname.lastname@example.org I will take this email down after today so the spam bots don’t jump all over him.