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kline posted 12-11-2003 09:52 AM ET (US)   Profile for kline   Send Email to kline  
There is a picture of the sun lounge option on the BW website.

(Or--Look at the 160 Dauntless, click on the small bow picture of the sun lounge and it will enlarge.)

I would think it would be the same on the Nantucket. I don't know what is under the pad I think some sort of storage. It looks like a lot of space to give up.

Moe posted 12-11-2003 11:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
You wouldn't want that for fishing, but it might come in handy with a bow dodger for overnighting. The main problem I see is that you can't get the cooler setup with the sun lounge option, and unlike the Montauk, the Nantucket doesn't have much room in the stern for coolers. Here's a comparison I did of the boats to scale:


kline posted 12-11-2003 12:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for kline  Send Email to kline     
I have not had my Nantucket out fishing yet. I am concerned about cooler space, I really don't want to use the cooler seat chest for fish. I'm thinking of keeping a cooler for fish where the stern jump seat comes out. I may try a fish bag if that doesn't work.
I am disapointed the Nantucket doesn't have a fish box in the deck.
Perry posted 12-11-2003 12:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Perry  Send Email to Perry     
Steve, I too don't like to put fish in my 94 qt. cooler seat that's in front of my console so I leave it full of ice. I bought a 5' cooler bag and when folded, it fits nicely between the cooler seat and console until I'm ready to put some Mahi Mahi in it :-)
kline posted 12-11-2003 02:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for kline  Send Email to kline     
I doubt I will catching any Mahi Mahi in the Delaware Bay, but I am hoping to catch more weakfish this year!
sumnerdav posted 12-11-2003 03:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for sumnerdav  Send Email to sumnerdav     
Did you save the link to the sun lounge option for the Montauk? Did BW list the price of the option?
jimh posted 12-11-2003 07:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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Marlin posted 12-12-2003 10:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Marlin  Send Email to Marlin     
The price for the 160 Dauntless sun lounge was $879 (list) when I quoted it a year ago for my 2003. It could be a nice feature, though it takes up a lot of space and you lose the cooler. On the other hand, the storage space underneath would easily hold a couple of smaller coolers, particularly the soft-sided kind. But wow, that sure seemed like an awful lot of money for a sheet of plastic and a cushion! I took a pass on it.


fno posted 12-14-2003 09:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Buy a piece of 3/4" Starboard in white, cut it with a jigsaw, edge it with a router, then get a nice cushion made in a local shop to fit and match. probably cost you $400- $500 total, even if you paid someone to cut the board. And with a little thought it can be made to be removable too.
Ed Stone posted 12-14-2003 07:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ed Stone  Send Email to Ed Stone     

I got the sun lounge for the 23 Outrage and was
very satisfied.It has non skid to match the front hatch.
Mine is removable.I also have the factory cushion.
The cushions don't get used very often.The cushions
spend most of there time in the shed.
Ed Stone
Swellmonster posted 12-14-2003 11:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Does it come with beer? :)
cmarques posted 12-14-2003 11:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
How does the sunlounge mount on a Dauntless?? The only flat surface is where a seat mount can go and the lip on front of the console- does the lounge base have legs or mount in the sides somehow? Ihave thought about adding something similar but don't want to start putting unnecessary holes in the boat.
cmarques posted 12-14-2003 11:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
Did you ever get pictures from Longboat Key? Who's camera took all the pic's of you splashing around on my Dauntless?


Marlin posted 12-15-2003 08:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Marlin  Send Email to Marlin     

On the 160, the sun lounge is supported in 6 spots- front center by the lip on the aft side of the anchor well, front port and starboard by the tiny little lip at the where the anchor well deck meets the sides, rear center on the step molded into the front of the console, and rear port and starboard by two little stubs that mount to the sides beneath the gunwales. If you look at your owner's manual, you'll see that the hard-points diagram shows reinforced backing in those spots.

I've considered building one up on my own from Starboard, but that stuff's not cheap either- $300+ for the size I'd need. If I do go ahead with that plan, mine will be easily removable; my understanding is that the factory version is not. I imagine you could unscrew it, but it doesn't just unclip and lift out.


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