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tuck95 posted 01-26-2004 02:15 PM ET (US)   Profile for tuck95   Send Email to tuck95  
I'm thinking of trading up from my '99 16' Dauntless to a slightly larger boat since my kids are getting bigger and we need a bit more room when fishing and cruising. We spend most of our time around NJ/NYC harbor and a few weeks each summer on Martha's Vineyard. I spoke to a local BW dealer and he has a leftover '03 Nantucket with a few options and a Merc 115 2 stroke and trailer that he will sell for $27K. He will give me $12K for my boat on the trade. The other option I'm considering is a recent 18 Outrage in the $20-$25K range. I'd appreciate any insights or suggestions from folks on this forum on the pros and cons of these or other options. Thanks!
bricknj posted 01-26-2004 02:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for bricknj    
I am getting the 04 190 Nantucket with a 135 Opti. There was a great thread a few months back here, and I believe also an article entitled "One Boat Six Engine Combinations", or something of the sort. The gist of it that 115hp 2 stroke offers an incredible bang for the buck. And I believe you will have a great new rig with great lines and easy trailerability. I believe you will love it, as I made that choice as well.

The price sounds great; it seems you are getting the benefit of the "clear the decks" rebates (3k i think towards electronics upgraded motor if you want...bimini top etc). What you are getting on your Dauntless? I can't judge. What options do you have on it? electronics? trailer? Obviously the difference is the real number (the trade in as well as the price of the new rig).

Which Dealer if I may ask?

jimh posted 01-26-2004 10:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Performance Data for 19-Foot Boston Whaler
With a Variety of Engines

This is the article in the Reference Section that is mentioned above.

tuck95 posted 01-27-2004 12:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for tuck95  Send Email to tuck95     
JimH - Thanks for the link to the Nautucket engine performance data. Its an eye-opening comparison of the five engine options offered on the boat and, based on the data, I feel much more comfortable with the 115 2 stroke hanging on the Nantucket I'm considering. I have the '99 115 2 stroke on my 16' Dauntless and its performed very well for me but my initial thoughts were that a 115/2 would underpower the Nantucket since it is 500 lbs heavier. I'm now convinced that its more than adequate. I'm glad I asked...Thanks again!

Bricknj - Thaanks for your comments. The NY area dealer is Surfside3.

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