1958 40ft wheeler cruiser

59fl pan

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1962 american finn runabout, 1987 17ft shamrock cc
hi, i am new to downeast boat forum, hope i am in the right forum to talk about this 40ft cruiser built in brooklyn NY, i have done some research and found wheeler boat's to be very well built, wanted to hear some opinion's on this model, for sale on craigslist in NY.

thanks for your thought's

jeff
 

andy65

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A Wheeler was the boat on Gilligan's Island. So you may want to be careful where you cruise. They were a nice looking boat. You will get the answers you want in an antique boat forum. It is not a downeast hull and is wood. Could be a lot of work.
 

1oldbuzzard

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40 wheeler

Show some pics...
Could be a good vessel
Should she have an unmolested
Bottom...
Even if there were some suspect issues
It can be repaired properly
But cost ????
Hmmmnnnn
 

59fl pan

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1958 40ft wheeler

[email protected] ,there are pictures and some history on the boat, bottom is mint say's the owner, i like the boat's quality. price is $24 grand though and need's a complete exterior cosemetic restoration! but appear's to be solid aside for a couple topside fixe's.

jeff
 

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Somebody once told me when you go over 30' you no longer own the boat....
She owns you ... And that would likely hold even more true for a 40' wooden vessel of the
Vintage you are thinking of.....still if you like it and you're young enough or rich enough
Go for it....just be prepared to know it intimately
 
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