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Old 11-10-2019, 06:19 PM
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Bought a new to us 28 Whitewater, and all my wife and I can say is WOW! what a great riding boat. We were cruising at about 40 mph in 2 to 3s (according to NOAA) and not once did it pound. Some of my hatches do not have hinges, and I thought for sure they would rattle. Not a single squeak from the hatches. We are coming from a Pursuit which was a great boat. I would say fit and finish on the pursuit is up there among the best. Although the finish is not as "pretty" on the Whitewater, the quality is just as good because in the process of making everything "pretty" things are not as accessible on the Pursuit. I can reach every pump, valve, batteries etc.... without needing four elbows. Everything is thru bolted with oversized washers. Anyway, just wanted to share with those who are looking to buy a Whitewater.
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Congratulations on the fine new sled!
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Congrats post some pictures when you have a moment.
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Exactly. One of the things I love about the Whitewater is Norm assumed that everything on these boats would wear out at some point so he built the boat so the owner could access the pumps, hoses, switches, valves, tanks, batteries...nothing is buried where you need to cut fiberglass or be a 6' 10" Ethiopian with 4 elbows.

That said, he builds these boats to last. The fit and finish is not that of a Sea Vee, Invincible, or Sea Hunter but then again neither is the price tag.
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gitnerduns old boat? if so you got a steal. that boat may as well have just left norms shop. i told him the first person to look at it would buy it. there are a few folks on here who missed out because they didn't want to take the time to look. good luck to you!
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gitnerduns old boat? if so you got a steal. that boat may as well have just left norms shop. i told him the first person to look at it would buy it. there are a few folks on here who missed out because they didn't want to take the time to look. good luck to you!
Yes, Gitnerdun's, WOW! what a nice guy, he let me keep it at his marina for a few weeks while I waited for the new trailer. You're right, as soon as I saw it I knew. Only spent 5 min during the seatrial and we went straight to the bank By the way, I think the term "fit and finish" is very subjective. For example, I've been looking at Whitewaters for quite some time; and sometimes it's hard to tell the age of some of the ones I've seen because they age very well. I think this is a testament to the materials used and the workmanship that goes into every Whitewater.

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Old 11-12-2019, 06:44 AM
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Best of luck with your nice boat.
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We ran a half day yesterday afternoon. 2 for 3 on sails and a nice tuna. Blowing 15-20 knots and we were the only boat in sight. The 28’ Whitewater is a great Lower Keys boat.




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Fabulous! I'm happy to hear you're enjoying the boat!
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Congrats! The 28 WW is a timeless classic. Enjoy.
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Originally Posted by hotdog68 View Post
Bought a new to us 28 Whitewater, and all my wife and I can say is WOW! what a great riding boat. We were cruising at about 40 mph in 2 to 3s (according to NOAA) and not once did it pound. Some of my hatches do not have hinges, and I thought for sure they would rattle. Not a single squeak from the hatches. We are coming from a Pursuit which was a great boat. I would say fit and finish on the pursuit is up there among the best. Although the finish is not as "pretty" on the Whitewater, the quality is just as good because in the process of making everything "pretty" things are not as accessible on the Pursuit. I can reach every pump, valve, batteries etc.... without needing four elbows. Everything is thru bolted with oversized washers. Anyway, just wanted to share with those who are looking to buy a Whitewater.
After reading your post, I want to buy a Whitewater now, lol. Congrats, enjoy it.
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