Since you were 10? Guessing you are 41 now? Wanted one when I was 12 and I am 43. Sweet little ride! Nice work finding one and actually buying it. Seen a few and kicked the tires but couldn’t convert.One of 72. Really fun little boat, I have been towing it around with my Downeast, using it as a big tender/bay boat. I have wanted to own one of these since I was 10.
Wow!! I’ve often wanted to tow out 16’ Nauset but I’m not knowledgeable enough to tow it at speed.I have towed ours behind the Tiara at 18-20 knots.
That old Whaler has seen some love, look at that beautiful wood console. Wow. Next time I see an injured falcon, I'm calling your kids!Wow!! I’ve often wanted to tow out 16’ Nauset but I’m not knowledgeable enough to tow it at speed.
Growing up we also had a Whaler, and that was how I commuted when I was 13 in the ‘80s before I could drive.
Now my kids are teenagers and blast around the Severn River in our 1961 Nauset. It’s a great way to build skill, confidence and a love for the water. They rescued a peregrine falcon in it once!
I bought that book for my dad last year. I haven't read it yet, but I was under the impression that it does make mention of the Mischief as well as some other unusual models. I emailed back and forth with the author a bit when he was still gathering info for the book. He was looking to speak with owners of said unusual models, as well as former Whaler employees. My dad worked for Boston Whaler in the 80s and 90s, so that's how I started chatting with him. But by the time I tried to connect them, he had already finished the book.Just read "Unsinkable" the history of Boston Whalers and (unless I missed it) no mention of the Mischief 15, what gives?
Mine is for sale if you know anyone.