Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2 - SailNet Community
 3Likes
  • 1 Post By findingzzero
  • 1 Post By sailingfool
  • 1 Post By eherlihy
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 10-12-2013 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 406
Thanks: 9
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2

I'm looking for info regarding the Harpoon 5.2. I also have a line on a 4.6 for sale. Anyone here who can give me some of the Pro and con of these boats?

THX!!!
TJC45 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 11-15-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2

I've owned a '77 Harpoon5.2 since 1990. Great daysailer one design racer built like a brick sh*thouse. Problem areas- the elvsrom bailers tend to leak and the plywood they are screwed into rots. Various fixes may last a couple of years. Some owner have reported issues with the board pulley system being stiff. I've never had that issue. 'Dents' may appear in the hull due to gaps in the extruded foam core into the hull. More cosmetic than structural. Great for lakes. Very beamy and roomy for a 17 footer. All hardware is first rate. Good luck.
TJC45 likes this.
findingzzero is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 8 Old 11-15-2013
ASA and PSIA Instructor
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,565
Thanks: 7
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 16
 
Re: Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2

I had use of a 5.2 for a number of years and consider it an excellent boat, especially for a centerboard daysailer. I found the Harpoon comfortable with four adults and six kids, pretty good for such a short boat. And it sails very well, the wide beam provides a lot of form stability.
TJC45 likes this.

Certified...in several regards...
sailingfool is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 8 Old 11-15-2013
Learning the HARD way...
 
eherlihy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston / Ft Myers Area
Posts: 4,023
Thanks: 158
Thanked 105 Times in 102 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2

Lots of great info here: Boston Whaler Harpoon Sailboats
TJC45 likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105/106/118 Certified Instructor - Also certified in Recreational Marine Electrical Systems
eherlihy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 8 Old 11-15-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 11,102
Thanks: 46
Thanked 229 Times in 214 Posts
Rep Power: 7
   
Re: Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2

Quote:
Originally Posted by eherlihy View Post
Lots of great info here: website link removed
This website brings up a security risk warning when attempting to open.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 8 Old 11-19-2013 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 406
Thanks: 9
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2

THX for the info. I did pass on the boat in question but am on the look out for another.

I passed because the owner was stuck at what i thought was an unrealistic price.
TJC45 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 8 Old 11-19-2013
ASA and PSIA Instructor
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,565
Thanks: 7
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 16
 
Re: Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2

Just out of curiosity, try the price on us. Understand most 40 year old boats like these are being sold at a price reflecting "needs a lot of work". One of these Harpoons with a DRY hull and recent sails would well be worth $4-5,000, while you can find examples for $600 that are not worth that.

Certified...in several regards...
sailingfool is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 8 Old 11-20-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 209
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2

While shopping and ultimately buying an O'Day Daysailor, I checked out a couple and saw listings for a couple other Harpoons. From what I could gather in my research, they are very well-regarded and fetch good prices (compared to, say, my Daysailor).

That said, I'd suggest you consider how you intend to use a 16 footer... Daysailors aren't the fastest, but they're solid predictable sailors. There are many fleets if racing is of interest, but recognize they're not "racers" like a 470 or even a Buccaneer. Their parts are readily available and they're very roomy (especially the DSI model).

In short, for family outings on the lake or (casual) racing, an O'Day Daysailor is hard to beat for availability and low cost of ownership. But if you're set on a Harpoon and can score one, you'll have a very good boat and never have any trouble reselling it.
hriehl1 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2...help. ECGP3 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 07-04-2010 07:33 AM
Boston Whaler Tender Dockdozer Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 11-16-2009 10:54 AM
Boston Whaler Tender Dockdozer General Discussion (sailing related) 4 11-11-2009 07:27 PM
Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2 oreoreo Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 08-17-2009 07:48 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome