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Hooked posted 02-09-2008 04:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for Hooked   Send Email to Hooked  
I am a new BW owner and just purchased a 230 Dauntless. One of the things I am trying to figure out is what might be available to help facilitate occasional overnights with the kid(s). Is there a company that makes a bow tent or modified dodgers to cover the bow for an overnight?
jimh posted 02-09-2008 06:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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Hooked posted 02-09-2008 06:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hooked  Send Email to Hooked     

First - thanks for the reply. Second, what an outstanding set-up on a great looking boat!! I checked out Mills website and will contact them on Monday. Thanks for helping out!


Hooked posted 02-09-2008 06:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hooked  Send Email to Hooked     
Sorry about that, Jim/others. First day on the site... figuring things out as I go.
aubv posted 02-09-2008 06:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     

When did you purchase the boat and have you taken delivery? If so can you post some info about performance numbers and how it compares to other similar boats. Where and how will you be using the boat?

I saw the 230 Dauntless at the Atlantic City Boat Show yesterday and think the boat has some great features.

Best of luck with the boat.

jamesmylesmcp posted 02-09-2008 06:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Sorry Jim, my mistake, Jim M
Hooked posted 02-09-2008 10:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hooked  Send Email to Hooked     

I purchased the 230 dauntless at the Baltimore Boat Show a few weeks ago and will take delivery sometime in March. I went with the 250hp option with 50mph top speed (not that I need that speed). Whaler has the additional performance info on their website.

I traded from a 17' Montauk to give our family (3 kids) more space for our skiing, fishing needs and well as the kids/us taking more friends aboard. I really liked the low freeboard and 12" draft for both skiing and fishing purposes (in addition to the attractive lines in my opinion). I added the activity tower for the water sports mainly. I was initally going to go with the 200 Dauntless, but when I saw how much extra room the 230 provided, especially in the bow with raised seat backs, I changed to the 230.

As far as use, I trailer alot (5,400 lbs - fully loaded with gas, motor, trailer, etc) and haul my boat to Maine every year, but our main use is in MD (Chesapeake Bay and local lakes).

Good luck in your search!

Reichy posted 02-27-2008 11:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Reichy    
I have the Dauntless 220 and live near Kent Island/the narrows. Let me know when you're down our way and I'll meet up with you to compare boats. Free coffee at our dock!
Hooked posted 02-28-2008 09:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hooked  Send Email to Hooked     

Free coffee it is!! I'll give you a heads up next time I'm in the Kent Island area. Likewise, if you head near Oxford, let me know as well.


Marlin posted 02-29-2008 09:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for Marlin  Send Email to Marlin     
You should both come down to the Potomac River Swim (5/31/08) and the Chesapeake Bay Swim (6/8/08) this spring, so we can ALL compare your two lovely boats!


Hooked posted 02-29-2008 10:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hooked  Send Email to Hooked     
Bob, thanks for the thread/info on the two events. Sounds like a good time for sure. Made a note of the dates...
Reichy posted 03-23-2014 03:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Reichy    
Do you still have your 230? And, did you procure a dodger for the bow area? I'm thinking of doing the same for our Dauntless 220.
Kent Island

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