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Help on new Dauntless 160 Purchase
|Author||Topic: Help on new Dauntless 160 Purchase|
posted 07-20-2003 09:27 AM ET (US)
My wife and I are getting ready to purchase a 2003 160 with the standard 90 ELPTO, comfort package and bimini.
Appreciate any thoughts on the following:
1. Fish/Depth Finder: Dealer recommended Lowrance X51 but quoted a price of $489 for part and install. X51 retail is $189. What is a reasonable install charge?
2. Boat Cover: Looking at the Hurricane covers ($240-$433) as opposed to WJM canvas ($740). Boat will be kept in water and shrinkwrapped for winter storage. Does anyone have experience with the Hurricane covers?
3. Bottom Paint: Just to get a feel for pricing on the "add ons" - anyone have an estimate for bottom paint on the new boat?
We really appreciate it!!!!
posted 07-20-2003 11:34 AM ET (US)
Make sure they mount one of those little transducer mounts on the back of your boat. That way you can tweak the position without drilling more holes in your boat.
I bought a console cover from Mills and if fit like a glove. I am going to buy the boat mooring cover next month. i will also have the boat shrink wrapped this winter although I am sure the Mills cover will do just fine.
I think you would be money ahead with Mills. They fit Whalers perfectly - they were made to. I can't comment on Hurricane, but I can vouch for Mills. Basically, I think its a case of you get what you pay for.
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