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    Default "Whitehall" on Seattle CL

    Presented without comment...

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...694008663.html

    ...except to note that most of the ad copy is plagiarized from this source:

    https://www.ghboats.com/our-boats/14-whitehall/

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    Default Re: "Whitehall" on Seattle CL

    What a hoot! It might be white in color, but that does not make it a Whitehall!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Yes, exactly. The funny thing is that it looks like a perfectly nice flatiron skiff for a reasonable price. Why try to call it something it's not?

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    Default Re: "Whitehall" on Seattle CL

    I'd be asking more - simply because it's so unique. I can't imagine there are many more Whitehall's built like that...
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    Default Re: "Whitehall" on Seattle CL

    I think that they're just showing the box that the Whitehall was delivered in

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    Default Re: "Whitehall" on Seattle CL

    Quote Originally Posted by BarryA View Post
    I think that they're just showing the box that the Whitehall was delivered in
    Naaahhh. It's a fine little skiff. My parents had a couple similar for many years at their summer cabin. Tons of happy use by both kids and adults. Just not a Whitehall.
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    Default Re: "Whitehall" on Seattle CL

    ^^^ yep, I had one similar to it as a kid as well. A great little boat.


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    Default Re: "Whitehall" on Seattle CL

    Hey, maybe the builder's name is Whitehall, in which case it would be a Whitehall skiff.

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    Default Re: "Whitehall" on Seattle CL

    Yup, a cute little flatiron skiff at a good price,... but a Whitehall??? Hahahaha.

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    Default Re: "Whitehall" on Seattle CL

    I saw that one too, and wondered "What are they thinking?"

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    Default Re: "Whitehall" on Seattle CL

    A beautiful beermug transom.

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    Default Re: "Whitehall" on Seattle CL

    Let's hope its a typo and they meant to say White Hull...

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    Default Re: "Whitehall" on Seattle CL

    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    A beautiful beermug transom.
    Your are, as usual, crack'n me up!
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    Default Re: "Whitehall" on Seattle CL

    The bow profile construction style, with external chine logs, and framing details are from the early Phil Bolger Instant Boat era, and I should know, as I built, and still own, a Bolger Teal. I don't recognize the design, though, as Bolger's, and I'm guessing that it's probably from Jim Michalak's desk, though it hasn't turned up in a couple of minutes of googling.

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