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New 170 Montauk hull vs 99 18 ft Dauntlass Whats the difference
|Author||Topic: New 170 Montauk hull vs 99 18 ft Dauntlass Whats the difference|
posted 08-11-2003 09:32 AM ET (US)
New to the forum, but I have bought several 95 (13) & 99 (18) Dauntlasses and wondered what the difference in hull design was??
posted 08-11-2003 11:15 PM ET (US)
I looked at both the 18 Dauntless and the 170 Montauk. I bought the 170. These boats are quite a bit different. The 170 is more of a skiff, lighter, less draft, less storage, no bilge area other than a sump, and different hull design. The Whaler brochure shows the hull differences. Jim
posted 08-11-2003 11:23 PM ET (US)
A 1995 13-foot Whaler has the traditional Boston Whaler hull, dating from the early 1970's with the smirk bow.
A n 18-Dauntless has a new hull design, the AccuTrack hull. The traditional Boston Whaler boat appearance was lost, replaced with a Euro-style transom. The bow has a bit of a smirk, but not like the classic.
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posted 08-11-2003 11:34 PM ET (US)
One big difference is that the 18 dauntless has scuppers. This is nice if you like to turn the power off and have the rain drain out via gravity. I wish the new montauk was self bailing!!! This would have been a major design improvement. Secondly, the max horsepower is higher for the 18 dauntless. Most would agree 115HP for the 170 montauk is about right considering the weight increase over the previous design. Sadly, only 90HP is allowed unless you take matters into your own hands. I just looked up the Dauntless it weighs 1800lbs and can take 150HP motor. The Boston Whaler Catalog collection is very helpful with these types of comparisons.
posted 08-12-2003 11:26 AM ET (US)
Thanks for the history lesson. I love my 13 ft on the lake and marshes around Hilton Head. Tried crossing Caliboque Sound in three foot swells in my 13 and got beat to death. The 18 Dauntlass handles anything I've encountered. Going to take it offshore fishing next time I'm in town.
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