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clinchmtnboy posted 04-01-2008 10:02 PM ET (US)   Profile for clinchmtnboy   Send Email to clinchmtnboy  
I have found a local 95 15ft dauntless, 70 hp evinrude, bimini top bought new in 95. great shape $8000 freshwater only. I am looking for a boat to trailer to pamlico sound and tarpon fish a couple weeks a year. Whats the boat worth? How is the boat in a 1 to 2ft chop? Can you venture out of an inlet in a dauntless? I currently fish locally in 17 crestliner aluminum v hull not a salt boat. I have always dreamed of a whaler not many found around here? Thanks for your help!!
backroadswhistler posted 04-02-2008 11:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for backroadswhistler  Send Email to backroadswhistler     
I"ve got a 13'6" 95 Dauntless I"ll trade you for your 15:)
Honestly I like mine so much I'll need to trade up next year as the families getting bigger.
1 to 2' chop no problem at all in my 13. Sure when the swells started to get higher than the boat I was glad it was just me and the boy out, even then other than having to pay attention to what the bow was doing all was fine.
I did upgrade to a 50 hp which will make a big difference in the swell.
So, what I am saying is a 15 with two adults from what I"ve read you've said the boat will be fine. Just watch the bow, she's not very high for big waves.
ps I paid 7500 last year for mine. It was in very clean shape with med hours on a 25hp honda.
So, 8k for what you're looking at at least in the pacific northwest is a fair price for sure.
Depending on where you live if you don't buy it let me know, maybe it's worth me getting it shipped out here.
Tohsgib posted 04-03-2008 12:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
If boat is nice and clean, etc it is a good price but always try for less of course.
ec4fish posted 04-03-2008 05:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for ec4fish  Send Email to ec4fish     
I have a 14 Dauntless (that I am selling). I have been outside the inlet at Cape Lookout, and troll all the time down to the Bouge inlet. On a smooth day, it is fantastic. It will even work great in a little chop. With that said, I am selling mine for just that reason. Because I do go outside the inlet, (alot) and would feel more comfortable and safter in a larger craft. For inside bay work, the dauntless is great. Its fast, reliable, and has a great draft. Its a good all around boat.
thediscusthrower posted 04-05-2008 02:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for thediscusthrower  Send Email to thediscusthrower     
I have a 1995 15' Dauntless with a 1996 70hp Evinrude. I have taken it thru Cold Spring Inlet (Cape May), Little Egg Inlet (Brigantine/Holgate) and Absecon Inlet (Atlantic City). There was a pretty good amount of boat traffic as well as fairly large swells and the boat handled it just fine. Got a little "squirrely" in my mind but she handled it like a champ.


Bayguy posted 04-13-2008 08:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bayguy  Send Email to Bayguy     
I owned a 15' Dauntless 2 years ago and found it to be a tough little boat but don't be in any hurry in rough seas! My advice for what it's worth, is to search for at least a 16 Dauntless or a 17' Whaler something for the type of use you're describing you are wanting to do. I now own a 16 D to fish in the bay and gulf of Mexico.

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