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waterboy posted 06-29-2001 10:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for waterboy   Send Email to waterboy  
What would be a fair price for a 1995 Dauntless, 17', 90hp Evinrude and E-Z loader trailer. Excellent condition freshwater only.
Owner wants 15k.
mjd65 posted 06-30-2001 12:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for mjd65  Send Email to mjd65     
Isn[']t that new price or close[?] [B]uy a [R]age[.] [Y]ou can get one for [$]6 - 8 [thousand][.] [Fifteen thousand] to me sounds steep!

[B]ut don[']t mind me[,] I own a [R]age!

Mark Gallagher posted 06-30-2001 07:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mark Gallagher  Send Email to Mark Gallagher     
Yes, 15k is fair if nice condition. Does engine have hour meter? Any other equipment? bimini, cover, cushions, fishing station, VHF, fishfinder, etc, would all add to value.
Any specific questions e-mail me. I own one.
Good all around versitile boat. Cruising, fishing, etc. Deep V and handles the chop well for a 17'. 90 will be ok probably around 35mph. I have 115 and it does about 42mph and adequate power. Offer 1K less if you like the boat and see what they say.


Mark Gallagher posted 06-30-2001 07:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mark Gallagher  Send Email to Mark Gallagher     
Just an FYI,

Regarding comments from the Rage guy. 15k is not close to new price, list was around $25 K new and there is no comparison between Rage and Dauntless. You will see Rages for sale everywhere at fire sale prices for a reason: they don't suit most peoples needs.
Besides, I think this Rage guy was up too late if you see his other posts.

waterboy posted 06-30-2001 07:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for waterboy  Send Email to waterboy     
The only other options were ski pylon, bow cushion, bow cover, and electric anchor.

Thanks for your help, I'm going to see it today.


jimh posted 06-30-2001 08:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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MikeR posted 07-02-2001 01:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for MikeR  Send Email to MikeR     
I know of a Dauntless in the Dallas area you can probably buy for around 12-13,000. E-mail me if interested
dgp posted 07-02-2001 01:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
My old '97 Dauntless 17 is up for sale again at No.9 Marina in Eufaula, OK.
125HP Merc, bimini top, swim platform, bow cushion, cockpit fishing station, picnic table, ski pylon and Wesco galvanized trailer. Call Brian at 918-452-3261.
djmerrill posted 07-02-2001 08:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for djmerrill  Send Email to djmerrill     
$15K is typical for asking prices in Maine this summer. I have been surprised to see 3 boats advertised, all 96 dauntlesses with 115 power (varying brands), all for $14,900, in our paper in June. My neighbor on the lake bought one. Nice boat, especially for lake use. They seem to sell for less than an equivalent outrage, I'm not sure if they sold for less when new. I'd guess they cost more to make, with the extra glasswork and assembly of the dash, and the extra upholstry.

Upon seeing my friends, my wife asked "why didn't you buy one of those?" The days she goes out are usually calm days and short trips, for which the Dauntless is ideal, with all its seating. But I bought it for longer saltwater trips, and I really like to stand when I drive.

Still, the Dauntless is a great boat, and certainly a better value used at $15K for a 4 year old boat. Good luck!


djmerrill posted 07-02-2001 08:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for djmerrill  Send Email to djmerrill     
Ooops, just noticed that you were looking at a boat with 90HP, and I was talking about 115 power. I'd test the boat out, especially if you are looking to ski with it. The one I've been in has a 115 Ocean Pro, and power is fine for skiing. But I beleive max power for the hull is 150, so 90 is getting toward the low end. If you want to cruise with just a few folks, It will probably be great.
dgp posted 07-02-2001 09:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
Max power is rated at 130HP. When "Boating" magazine tested it in '95 it had a 90HP Merc and they felt it had enough HP to ski behind. They gave it "Boat of the Year" award.
My '97 with a 125 would porpoise easily with just a little trim and very sensitive to weight distribution.
I believe the lighter weight of the 90HP along with a 4 blade SS prop would be the best setup.
whalernut posted 07-05-2001 09:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I looked at a new 95` `17 Dauntless with trailer, and all options,a 125h.p. Merc, but not the electric winch. It was
$17, 500 in July(1995) in Cleveland, Ohio. It had the Teal striping(Yuck!). So $15,000 sounds very high, I would offer $10, 500 and go from there. Regards-Jack Graner.

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