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by cb_nbpt
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Massachusetts Boat Title
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Massachusetts Boat Title

Thanks so much for all the input folks. Much appreciated. Heading down tomorrow to hopefully buy the boat. You need to get a copy [from the seller] of the trailer and boat registration; you will need these documents. Are copies of the registrations ok or do they need to be originals? You said copies...
by cb_nbpt
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Dauntless 13, Dauntless 15, Sport 130, Sport 150
Replies: 1
Views: 897

Re: WTB: Dauntless 13, Dauntless 15, Sport 130, Sport 150

If I could update the subject or previous post I would, but my wishlist has slightly changed (whittled down really) as I've done more and more research. I'm looking for a 15 footer and want a Edgewater 155 BW Dauntless 15 (ideally w/ rps seat and rear platform) BW 150 Sport BW Montauk 150 My max pri...
by cb_nbpt
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Massachusetts Boat Title
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Massachusetts Boat Title

I found a great boat for me at a great price but it's down in Connecticut, and the seller doesn't have a title since they're a no-title state. I'll need to title it up here in Massachusetts. In looking at the Massachusetts RMV page I see the first note is: "When a boat is purchased from a priva...
by cb_nbpt
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless 13 vs Edgewater 140
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: Dauntless 13 vs Edgewater 140

Thanks Biggie. Your input is appreciated.
The Edgewater 14 boat does seem to have the edge in terms of fit, finish, ability, and (in this case) engine.
by cb_nbpt
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless 13 vs Edgewater 140
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: Dauntless 13 vs Edgewater 140

Thanks Phil. 99% of the time it'll just be my wife and two young kids. We're all pretty small.

Do you have any thoughts on comparing those two boats?
by cb_nbpt
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless 13 vs Edgewater 140
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Dauntless 13 vs Edgewater 140

Give me advice comparing a 1996 Dauntless 13 with a 40-HP two-stroke-power-cycle engine and a 1998 Edgewater 140 with a 50-HP four-stroke-power-cycle engine. From what I can tell, the Edgewater 140 only has capacity for four persons whereas the Dauntless 13 has capacity for five persons. I'm assumin...
by cb_nbpt
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

Tell him to get it running and deliver to you. We might work something out like that. He's going to keep me posted. They felt terrible about how far I drove. They were good people. Did you check the safety lanyard? Lastly to rule out the neutral safety switch or bad key switch, unplug the wiring ha...
by cb_nbpt
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

I always adopt the attitude the candidate boat I am going to see will be a disaster and I will drive home empty. Keeps emotions in check. Indeed, good advice. I got my hopes up because of the massive stressful drive and the fact that I finally "got one", since the other boats I had lined ...
by cb_nbpt
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

Starting to thinking this isn’t meant to be. Just drove 10 hours round trip for nothing. Drove from MA to NJ to buy the Dauntless 15. Saw the motor start up flawlessly yesterday via FaceTime probably 8-10 times. No problems. Drove 5hrs today and the motor couldn’t start. Change gas tank and line, ch...
by cb_nbpt
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

The tires may be “new” based on looks/wear, but may not be new based on age. I’d stop frequently and check the temperature of the bearings and rubber (buy a cheap infrared temperature gun) and keep the speed down to say 60mph. Do you have the right size trailer ball on your hitch to match the one o...
by cb_nbpt
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

fno wrote:Stop chatting and start driving!!! This is partly why you lost those other boats!!! Drive,Drive,Drive!!! Take someone who knows how to tow a boat. Take your wife, she knows everything ;-)

I already got it. Deposit paid. It’s mine. Just trying to plan for a flawless trip home now. Thanks!
by cb_nbpt
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

MarkCz wrote:You might want to bring a spare hub for the trailer and make sure you have a spare tire. That's a long ride for a trailer that you don't know the condition of the tires or hubs.

Thanks! I plan on bringing a spare but the tires are new on the trailer.
by cb_nbpt
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

Found a good deal on a 1995 Dauntless 15 with a 1995 Johnson 50hp. So excited! I have to drive from north shore Massachusetts down to northern NJ to pick it up. I’ve never trailered anything before... this will be the most terrifying 250+ miles I’ve ever driven! Any tips on driving routes from Parli...
by cb_nbpt
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

I can tell you as having sold a few 13's in my time, that when a buyer actually shows up, it's theirs. too many times i held a bout for someone promising to come and they never did, while I had turned away other callers. after a few of those, the first person to actually show up got it.... not grea...
by cb_nbpt
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Justice 15 Specifications
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: Justice 15 specs and info?

Thanks Phil Super helpful. A JUSTICE 15 was about 75-lbs heavier than the later model Dauntless 15.

ASIDE TO PHIL: how did you obtain those documents?
by cb_nbpt
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Justice 15 Specifications
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: Justice 15 Specifications

The Justice model used different hulls over the years so what year and model are you looking for? He [that is, someone somewhere has some boat for sale] listed as a 2000. My internet searches haven't come up with any. I'm guessing [the thing for sale] might actually be a [1997–always use for digits...
by cb_nbpt
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

In the two decades I have been on this site I see this all the time. People post the ad information waiting to get opinions and approval, and it is sold. Scan the classifieds diligently if you can; if something of interest comes up, get on it, not get on this site. In this case I had clearly commun...
by cb_nbpt
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Justice 15 Specifications
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Justice 15 Specifications

What is the weight, beam, capacity of a JUSTICE 15?

A JUSTICE 15 Looks like a Dauntless 15 hull.

Give me any information on a JUSTICE 15.
by cb_nbpt
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

Another one slips through my fingers. Had been calling/texting all day, had plans for me to pick it up tomorrow, and then POOF it's gone. The search continues!
by cb_nbpt
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

biggiefl wrote:That is a very good price depending on condition. Check the trailer as those Karavan trailers are not very good quality.

Thanks for confirming. What should I look for to make sure the trailer is good to go? I will need to trailer it 200 miles back home.
by cb_nbpt
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

2006 Montauk 150 for $9k... sound reasonable? Seems so to me. Way more than I wanted to spend, but this could be a forever boat... - Merc Bigfoot 60hp 4-stroke - cooler in front of the console - cushions for the cooler and bow - console, seat, boat, and engine covers - 2 6gal gas tanks - original sw...
by cb_nbpt
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Center Console Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 1936

Re: First Center Console Boat

A DAUNTLESS is not a center console boat, so in your search for a first center-console boat, you probably would not want a DAUNTLESS. A DAUNTLESS is typically a dual console boat with the helm on starboard and a walk-though windshield to the bow. The Dauntless 17 was a dual console but all others (...
by cb_nbpt
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

^^^ thanks for all the input Jim!
by cb_nbpt
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Dauntless 13, Dauntless 15, Sport 130, Sport 150
Replies: 1
Views: 897

WTB: Dauntless 13, Dauntless 15, Sport 130, Sport 150

Looking for a Dauntless 13 or 15, early 2000s Sport 130 or 150, or a classic 15'. I’m in Newburyport Mass but willing to drive a decent distance for the right deal. Let me know what you have! Feel free to text anytime at 617-462-3652. Thanks!
by cb_nbpt
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

jimh wrote:Part of the fun of running a classic 15-footer is the low freeboard and the closeness of the water.

So am I correct in thinking a Dauntless 13-15 or c.2000 130 Sport would have more freeboard?
by cb_nbpt
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

Thanks for all the advice folks. That 1989 15’ SS Ltd slipped away from me... we texted and called a few times and then he disappeared. So I’m back on the hunt and I’m trying to decide on a 13’ Dauntless, mid-80s 15’, or maybe an early 2000s 130 Sport. I like the Dauntless because it’s almost the sa...
by cb_nbpt
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

It’s a Yamaha 50hp 2 stroke, new plugs, lower unit oiled. It’s a 1989 BW 15 SS Ltd (twin console, molded seats, not teak, aft cover). I’d need to tow it about 200 miles to get it home. Think the Sienna can handle it? The boat (630lbs), engine, and trailer would be right around the 1500lb towing capa...
by cb_nbpt
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

Found a well-priced 1989 15’ Super Sport Limited (dual console with aft cover). Any reason to not jump all over it? It’s in great shape, needs nothing, has paperwork, trailer, Bimini, etc. Seems like the 15 footers are loved. This seems like it could be the perfect boat for me and my wife and kids t...
by cb_nbpt
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

I like the look of the SS 17 but haven't seen any come up for sale... The 17 SS boats are out there. There's actually one close to you on Facebook marketplace. I see one down in Danbury CT on FB for $7500. That's definitely at the top of the budget. I'm hoping to keep it under $5k. I know it's low,...
by cb_nbpt
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

Are you sure you don't have the "Toyota Towing Prep" option? Many if not most of the deluxe versions of the Sienna (XLE and Limited) have it. Double check by looking at your original "Monroney" window sticker. If you don't have the sticker, get one cheap by going to "Monron...
by cb_nbpt
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

biggiefl wrote:You can add an oil and transmission cooler for little money.

I did some research on a Sienna forum and it sounded like MANY have wanted to do just that but it was cost prohibitive... somewhere between $1-2k. Yeesh.
by cb_nbpt
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

A lot of good advise here already. As for boats, I think it's hard to go wrong with a classic 13 or 15. That said, you may feel a bit cozy with more than a few people. One boat that you might want to consider is the (classic) Super Sport 17 (Limited). A lot of people looking for a 17 will go for th...
by cb_nbpt
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

I used to tow a Montauk with a Cadillac STS. The weight was not the problem but the lack of a cooler was. To skirt overheating your transmission you tow slower without your overdrive on. If you have a 5speed automatic you would keep it in 4th so it does not strain itself and raise heat. Heat is wha...
by cb_nbpt
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

A tow rating without an optional tow package means your transmission might get hot on long trips. A 10-mile tow is not going to hurt anything. Thanks! The only long-ish trip I could foresee this package going would be the day I buy it. I'm trying to find one as close as possible but some of my best...
by cb_nbpt
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

Almost any vehicle can tow a boat like a 17-foot (or smaller) Boston Whaler on a boat trailer a short distance, a mile or two, on level ground to a ramp at low speeds on side roads. This describes my scenario. The launch I will frequent is 1.5miles from my house on level town roads. I don't see our...
by cb_nbpt
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4906

Buying My First Boston Whaler

Hey folks, I'm starting to search for my first boat. I'm in Newburyport, Massachusets and want to explore the Plum Island River and Merrimack River areas with my wife and two young kids, age seven and four. I'll be parking the boat in my driveway (maybe the garage) and trailering it behind my Toyota...