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What is a decent price for a 13 foot 1966 whaler? Looking for a small project for me and my son. Dont want major work but sanding painting seats etc. How much should I pay. No motor ,just the hull.
 

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For a boat and trailer I'm going to say close to a grand. Those are some pretty desirable boats so $1000 would be a decent starting price, maybe more maybe less depending on condition and whats included.

Another boat to look at is a 14 ft mckee. Very similar and both are unsinkable, but personaly I think the lay out of the mckee is a little more adult friendly.
 

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The price range is WIDE. To get one that is in fishable shape, you are looking at $1000+. There are projects out there in the $500 range. As Beber said, look at the Mckees too. I have seen 14' Mckee hulls for under $500. I have both 13 Whaler (pending project) and 14 Mckee and the Mckee is a tank compared to the Whaler. Overall, I think my Mckee is built better than the Whaler and has better gelcoat. My Whaler is a 1967 I think and the Mckee is a 1968.
 

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I think I paid $1750 (if I remember correctly) for my 1978 in 2005 and it came with a nice trailer. It was in pretty nice shape and it was a better economy.

One important thing to consider is that it is that fewer and fewer manufacturers are making full featured short shaft motors any more so if your plan is to buy a brand new motor and things like power trim and electric start are important to you you may want to look at a 1973 on model with the 20" transom.

Just a thought.
 
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