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Old 09-18-2021, 03:48 PM   #1
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Whaly Boats

I am looking at a Whaly 370 with a 25 Hp as a Tender. Anyone with experience out there? They are a plastic boat designed to replace a RIB.
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Very interested in this.
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Not familiar with that brand but we have had 2 Triumph boats in the past. They were rotocast with HDPE. Almost indestructible. I have literally hit one of them in the side with an 8 pound sledge hammer as hard as I could and it just bounced off. The one caution with them is that they needed to be supported properly or the hull would deform. They had a diagram on how to support it on a lift. Overall we loved the boats.
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Not familiar with that brand but we have had 2 Triumph boats in the past. They were rotocast with HDPE. Almost indestructible. I have literally hit one of them in the side with an 8 pound sledge hammer as hard as I could and it just bounced off. The one caution with them is that they needed to be supported properly or the hull would deform. They had a diagram on how to support it on a lift. Overall we loved the boats.
Thank you. Good to know. Any experience with a bull frog?
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Thank you. Good to know. Any experience with a bull frog?

I know a number of folks that use Bull Frog for a tender. They tend to really like them. Study, ride well, almost indestructible. I would have bought one myself, but they were a bit heavier than my setup could support really well.
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The Whaley’s seem to be a bit lighter. Will need to do some comparing. Thank you!
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Thank you. Good to know. Any experience with a bull frog?
Yes, I have had one of those too. We liked it. Donít really remember why we sold it though. It was about 20 years ago.
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The Whaley has been on my short list for a dingy. I saw them today at the boat show in Newport RI

They had the lineup there, except for the 310 which has been a contender. But I saw enough. Yeah, they look indestructible. The only issue I could find: no built in lift points to lift with a davit crane. If you look at the pics you see there are ropes running down the sides, through built in eyes. You could eliminate carrying the ropes fully forward and aft and just leave them amidships, and use the eyes close the bow and stern as lift points. Close to the engine there are two holes one can use, but they strike me as being too close to the centerline of the boat. I was surprised they have not addressed the need more directly.

But all in all, the build quality seemed to be there. No other surprises that one can't see in their website.
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Here you go.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...tory_type=post

I was going to buy it last summer, but I ran out of time and interest. I think you can get it for $3,000. Boat, 2 seat boxes, stainless railing. No trailer.
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Here's a link to a youtuber's channel I used to watch. In this episode he shows his new Whaley boat and talks about its features. In other videos you can see him out fishing on it. The channel is mainly about fishing, but he really likes the boat.

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