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Ebay - 2002 Dauntless 16' Thoughts? Opinions?
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posted 08-14-2008 04:49 PM ET (US)
2002 Boston Whaler Dauntless 16'
Seems like a good price, with the reserve meet at 11.5k
posted 08-14-2008 05:29 PM ET (US)
How do you think this boat would handle adult water skiers (single ski) and tubing, with the 90 two-cycle outboard, loaderd three adults on board and full fuel?
posted 08-14-2008 08:04 PM ET (US)
I can only dream about that one. I can just taste it!
Looks very cool to be a family boat and all around good boat. Others with experience will chime in soon.
posted 08-14-2008 10:01 PM ET (US)
About ten years ago I sold Whalers at the local dealership and sold a bunch of them; it was a new model at the time. I put lots of hours on them on demo, and I loved the way they handled and cut the chop (very good for a 16 foot boat). Nice layout and quick to plane with 3 or 4 adults. I never pulled anyone, though, so I can't comment on that. I remember selling lots of Yamaha 100 HP 4 strokers on them; with that much weight on the transom (more than 350#), the scuppers were usually under water, which was kind of annoying. Otherwise, very nice boats, typical Whaler build quality and fit and finish.
posted 08-15-2008 12:09 AM ET (US)
I would not bet on hauling many adults and towing a slalom skier at the same time. If you want to be sure, go with the 115 HP. I think 2002 was the first year without the notch where the transom meets keel and it would have greater bouyancy that way...which is good.
I just sold a 2001 with a 90 hp and it was great for fishing, diving and skiing with a small load. It just lacked a bit of umph when I had an adult butt in every seat to the extent that it would not get on a plane one day.
For the sake of clarification, that was with an aluminum prop, full fuel tank and some heft family members.
posted 08-15-2008 06:51 AM ET (US)
i think you would get more input in the gam section
posted 08-15-2008 01:37 PM ET (US)
Something doesn't look right with this.
First of all the 11.5K reserve seems way low to me.
Secondly, the ad states it has the fishing package. With this package I do not believe you get the bow rail. As expected, it is lacking in in the first pic. In the rest of the pic's there is a bow rail.
I would definitely contact this seller to discuss the condition boat before placing any bid. Go take a look at it and make the bid conditional upon a satisfactory hull inspection if that is possible on eBay.
posted 08-15-2008 01:40 PM ET (US)
Correction, the bow rail is missing on pic 8 of 8.
posted 08-15-2008 07:22 PM ET (US)
pass it up
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