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Jarhead posted 04-21-2003 10:13 PM ET (US)   Profile for Jarhead   Send Email to Jarhead  
The good news--just bought a Dauntless 160, fish package, 115 Mercury 4-stroke EFI, VHF, LMS 320 GPS/fish and a Minn Kota Riptide.

The bad news--it's being rigged and I won't get it until this weekend or maybe even Monday [five to seven days!]


B Bear posted 04-21-2003 10:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for B Bear  Send Email to B Bear     
Congratulations! And welcome, Marine.
huladick posted 04-25-2003 12:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for huladick  Send Email to huladick     
Always good to see another Jarhead. Good luck with the new boat. Semper Fi.
Jarhead posted 04-25-2003 07:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
Thanks guys.

And if you see a 160 Dauntless around Cedar Key, Florida with the name "JARHEAD" in Marine Corps red be sure to give me a yell. I'll be the one with the big dumb grin on his face..

fno posted 04-25-2003 08:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
I should see you around and about one of these days. I'm near Gainesville and High Springs with a Dauntless 16
jimh posted 04-25-2003 08:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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Jarhead posted 04-25-2003 10:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
Hey fno....I'm in the Newberry area..
RobTWake posted 04-25-2003 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for RobTWake  Send Email to RobTWake     
Welcome JarHead!

Congrats on your fine choice!!

I just took delivery of my 160 a couple of weeks ago and will be taking her out tomorrow for the first time...can't wait! Tik, Tik, Tik.

I should have gotten the fishing package but the dealer didn't have a model with that option in stock...and they were discounting the '02' so drastically that I couldn't pass it up. At least I have a rear ski pylon that I can remove and put a fishing seat in...just need to get a forward mounting plate and I will be all set.

I went with the LMS-240 and bought the MapCreate software(which I think Lowrance should bundle with), also picked up the Navionics HotMap for the Great Lakes. If you are not familiar with HotMaps you should check into it, it looks cool. Shows fishing spots, bottom structures and depth...we shall see if it helps.

Have a great summer and let us know how you like your new Whaler!


Jarhead posted 04-25-2003 04:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
I'm envious of your first time out Rob.

The dealer called this morning and told me the 320 hadn't come in yet so it looks like Monday at the earliest for me.

Thanks for the tip on the maps for the GPS. I'll be sure to check it out.

Have a great day tomorrow..[I know you will]

RobTWake posted 04-26-2003 05:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for RobTWake  Send Email to RobTWake     
Thanks Jarhead,

I am posting this at around six AM Saturday and I am just about to head out on the lakes...

Looks like it will be a nice day...but as you guys know any day on your Whaler is a nice day!

I will give you a report upon my return.

Happy Whalerin'


fno posted 04-28-2003 01:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Jarhead, I live in Ft. White on the Santa Fe river. Let mne know when the boat is delivered. Where did you buy?
Jarhead posted 04-30-2003 07:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
Well... Guess what followed me home yesterday afternoon?????

Mom said I could keep her so I guess shes got a home....

I'll be moving for the next few days so the baptism will have to wait..

fno... Got her at P&J Marine in Gainesville..

fno posted 04-30-2003 08:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Jarhead, P & J are great folks. Bobby and Paul are fun to deal with. I'm looking to put my 16 in the water this afternoon.
Jarhead posted 05-08-2003 08:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
Have'nt had a chance to get her wet yet with the move and all but I have a question already.

The boat sat out for a couple of days before I had a chance to get her under cover. In that time Oak leaves and such lined the bottom. After cleaning them out I noticed some staining had occurred.

What's the safest way to rid these stains?

I'm sure bleach and water mix would do it but I'm not sure about using bleach on my new boat.

Any ideas?????

fno posted 05-08-2003 09:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Join the club!!! Oak leaves are hell, but watch for cypress seeds by the rivers. Instant red dots everywhere. Bleach will do it but not on the first try. Bobby at P & J will sell you a paste called FSR. Better still order some Starbrite Rust Stain Remover from West Marine or any other mailorder house. Works the best as it has the most Oxalic acid in it. Don't let it sit on your trailer for too long. Hose it all off after 5- 10 minutes. Another must have is 3M fiberglass restorer & wax. It's paste that you use to rub out stains and oxidation.
Jarhead posted 05-08-2003 07:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
Thanks for the heads up on West Marine fno.

Went over to there site and found the products you suggested. I'll be placing an order soon...

Thanks again..

way2cool01 posted 05-14-2003 09:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for way2cool01  Send Email to way2cool01     
Welcome to the World of the Whaler 16 Dauntless. Got mine about 2 months ago and do my fishing and ski work in the Jacksonville area. Congratulations Jarhead...
Jarhead posted 05-15-2003 07:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
Hey Way2...

I hope to get over to Palatka and explore the St. Johns one day in the not to distant future.

I'm guessing that you, being from the Jacksonville area, know the river. How's the fishing??

fno posted 05-15-2003 07:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Jarhead, check out the rendevoux list for a Whaler weekend on the St Johns. A great bunch of crazy kids on boats. Come for the weekend or just the day. We'll be there
Jarhead posted 05-15-2003 07:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     

I took a look at the St. Johns shin dig but I'm not sure when it is?!?!

I'll keep an eye out and try to make it.....

Thanks for the heads up..

way2cool01 posted 05-16-2003 09:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for way2cool01  Send Email to way2cool01     
Hey Jarhead,
Went bass fishing with a guide yesterday on the St. Johns at Palatka (half day). Caught 6 bass all in the 2-3 pound range. But any day on the water is better than a day in the office. Do all my Whaler fishing in the Intracoastal. Like Salt better than fresh water fishing. See you on the water...
Barryc posted 05-20-2003 03:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barryc  Send Email to Barryc     
In reply ot Jarheads question about cleaners- I had the same problem with my "new" 15' 1997 Dauntless. Tried scrubbing the deck w/ ajax and a stiff brush with no luck. I saw a reference to "Simple Green cleaner" on another post and decided to try it- worked like magic- I'm using a 50% dilution w/H20. I don;t think I would would use this stuff on the outside hull though.
good luck
Jarhead posted 05-20-2003 05:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
I'm going to town tomorrow. [live in the boonies]
Will pick some Simple Green and give a report..
Thanks for the suggestion....
cmarques posted 05-22-2003 09:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
I washed my Dauntless 160 with simple green and it looks great-even the outside hull. It took off all the salt and some fish blood off the transom and non skid with no problem.I may be nuts, but went out in the whtq fishing tournament to Pelican Flats then north to the Canaveral weather bouy and back in to port covering almost 70 miles in my Dauntless!!Everything went great--the 1st time I used the outriggers since installed and Eagle 320df got me back home. Caught 3 kings and got a 20++ dolphin boatside before diving under the boat and breaking off in 110 ft of water! I have yet to refill the tank but came back into port reading just about 1/4 tank, gonna fill sat. and determine how well fuel usage is.

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