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Pousto posted 01-28-2004 12:30 AM ET (US)   Profile for Pousto   Send Email to Pousto  
I would be interested in information regarding the 1993 16 SL Dual console. There is one for sale with a 90hp 2 stoke Mercury in Portland Or. for $10,450. Does anyone have a positive or negative opinion of this hull design?

BOB KEMMLER JR posted 01-28-2004 10:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
I am not possitive,but i think the hull is the same as the 16 dauntless.does it have a notch at the bottom of the transom?i think they did away with that on the later 16 dauntless hulls because it caused porpoising problems.
poker13 posted 01-29-2004 10:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for poker13    
The 16SL is not the same as the Dauntless, it's a unique model. I didn't use to like it much because of the twin consoles, which didn't look very "finished" to me (looked like someone had thrown in a couple of after-market consoles in there), but I've taken a liking to it lately. From what I've seen on Boat Trader, $10,000 is about what they're going for.
prj posted 01-29-2004 11:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for prj  Send Email to prj     
Check out Cetacea,
there is a photo of an SL
drifting in Green Bay therein.
CHRISWEIGHT posted 01-29-2004 01:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for CHRISWEIGHT  Send Email to CHRISWEIGHT     

hi there, we bought our SL-16 this year in September and have been very pleased with it, she can porpoise at slow speeds around 25 mph but is easily stopped by trimming the leg in. at higher speeds its not a problem and overall the ride is quite soft and very predictable.

we use the boat for family trips and fishing and will pull a ring next session, she has good storage aboard and easily takes 6 people with loads of room to move around.

I have a lot of experience with small boats but the SL is our first bostan so I can't compare to other whalers but I am very pleased with her.

some stats

42 mph @ wot 5200 gps 500lbs crew 24 gallons fuel (US)
mercury clssic 90
laser 2 22p

hope this helps


bobgilsp posted 01-30-2004 02:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for bobgilsp  Send Email to bobgilsp     
I have owned a 1993 16 SL since 1997. The hull design is good on it. With the antiventilation plate aout 1" to 2" above thebottom of the hull's "V" (lowest point), it can easily be trimmed for proper planing & no porpoising.
The Portland price sounds about right for a boat in good condition with an engine in excellent condition.
RFK posted 02-01-2004 01:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for RFK  Send Email to RFK     
Just saw your posting asking about the 16SL. We have owned one since 1992. Still have it and just when I get envious of some of the new models, I have to ask what I would gain?
It goes everywhere we want to go, has great storage, gives a comfortable ride and trailers like a dream.

This is our third BW. We had a 13ft, then 15ft., and now the 16SL. We do a lot of cruising throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. We did side trips to Ossining, NY and Seattle, Wa. So the boat has been on four of the Great Lakes, the Hudson River, Lake Coeur d'Alene, Lake Yellowstone and Puget Sound. Also, the Mississippi & Le Croix rivers.

Bob Mills at Mills Canvas told me to watch out it wasn't one of Whalers best hulls and it could get "squirrelly" at top speed. (He thought I had just bought it.) Because it is only 15'6", you do have to pay attention at top speed with waves. But that isn't how we use it. Incidently, we have been in big waves in the Apostle Islands but I felt very secure in the boat. (Again it is a Whaler.) My wife that day got a bit squirrelly!

We put a Yamaha 2 stroke 90hp motor on it two years ago and it is a great combination. The trim on the motor does an excellent job of balancing the boat.

$10 grand would be a fair price.

RFK posted 02-01-2004 01:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for RFK  Send Email to RFK     
P.S. That is our 16SL posted on Cetacea mentioned above.

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