After barely 5 months,
we reluctantly said goodbye to our faithful whaler nicknamed Whabamp.
I asked the kids,
and they had a profound NO.
On the positives -
a long day used a couple gallons of fuel,
kids could trailer it better than me,
and light enough to move on land solo.
And it was just becoming a non-project!
It seemed a little tight with all of us,
but for our light duty use really wasn't.
Easy to use with no headaches watching the kids bump the docks.
I had found another whaler,
a bigger one.
The new owner Joe didn't mind the banged up hull.
as he's a marine refrigeration mechanic.
Packed little work skiff!
I doubt it'll look like this,
but hopefully we'll see it on the water.
He'll have fun pull starting that zuke!
and holey chit is it rough.
Badly pocked gelcoat, stripped interior, dead outboard.
I almost passed on it,
until the seller Hana made the deal too sweet.
This time the wife came with,
and saw first-hand my thought process.
the bigger bummer was the stripped lug studs.
I'll have to pick it up at a later date.
If you look closely,
You'll see the gelcoat problem.
Gonna be a fun one!
We scored planks of 12" mahogany for the interior
and a bunch of stainless plate for the outboard bracket.
Beer sketches always help.