The Boston whaler 13 is a classic boat of all time. It was introduced in the 1950s and is still one of the most successful boats to be sold. This success is because of its good reputation in being reliable and durable. People say they make a life’s investment when they purchase a Whaler.
The Boston whaler 13 has excellent stability and a good load carrying capacity. It is known to battle any rough weather conditions possible in a very strong way. When it comes to engine power, although it can above fifty horse power, it is advisable to not go that far because it is not safe and is too much for the boat to handle. A 9.9 HP is the minimum required and with its light weight and shape, this boat can easily be operated with comparatively low horsepower.
The Boston whaler was made out of foam coated with a layer of thin skin of laminates and gel coat. The foam made the boat resistant to oil canning and could absorb sound very well. The entire central volume of the boat was filled with liquid foam which expands and hardens giving a composite structure. The conditions under which this procedure is done are tightly controlled so a good product is formed. The boat’s shape and its light weight allowed the floor of the bat to be placed above the waterline. Any water inside the boat could be drained off overboard with a strategically placed drain and sump at the rear of the cockpit. You could it keep the boat at the dock, out in the rain with the drain plug out and no water will accumulate in the boat. With high reserve buoyancy due to the foam filling of the boat, even if the entire cockpit is full of water, the power head of the outer motor would be above water level irrespective of that. The boat’s engine would continue to work even during such conditions.
Also, the low sides of the Boston whaler 13 made it convenient for fishing.
You can find Boston whaler boats for sale via many websites which discuss boats. Even in the discussion panel, you can find a person who is selling his Boston whaler 13 for a very affordable price with all its parts still intact. You should ask the help of various manufacturers and get the whaler which has all its Boston whaler parts like lights etc from original brands only.