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ConB posted 07-25-2006 08:12 PM ET (US)   Profile for ConB   Send Email to ConB  
The reverse sheer looks like a Sea Ray!

Buckda, you didn't know how in vogue you where last year!

http://www.whaler.com/Rec/default.asp?content=boats&family=dauntless& number=200&type=Dauntless

Con

Buckda posted 07-28-2006 01:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
I thought about adding rod holders to my platform, but never got around to it.

I like that as an option.

I'm not a big fan of the reverse sheer line, however, for inland and bay boating (watersports and fishing) I understand it's allure.

We passed a very old and beat up unknown brand boat with a strong reverse sheer last weekend on the river. My friend (not a boater) commented that he thought that boat would not be very safe out in the big lake.

Of course, he thought the same thing about the bass boats heading out on the lake that day as well.

Incidentally, I didn't see any bass boats out the day before, when there were solid 6 footers rolling out of the North....

:)

I like that Whaler continues to diversify it's product lines. The Dauntless series has seemed to be a very versatile and good selling product.

Dave

David Pendleton posted 07-28-2006 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
"All-Activity Tower"?

Oh, brother...

high sierra posted 07-30-2006 10:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
Boston Whaler needs a class in marketing. I would suggest Buckda. He has a heck of a lot better ideas than Whaler management. high sierra
Mobjack posted 07-31-2006 09:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mobjack  Send Email to Mobjack     
I have been a whaler owner for ten years, and have spent my entire life driving a variety of whalers owned by my family and friends, and I can say very comfortably that that is the ugliest and least seaworthy whaler hull I have ever seen in my life. That reverse sheer line is atrocious. For every new good boat they come out with, they bring out something like this. Its amazing how fast whaler seems to be picking up speed on the downhill slide in the looks department.
jbtaz posted 07-31-2006 10:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for jbtaz  Send Email to jbtaz     
I'll bet it's a hit. I think it looks nice.
bsmotril posted 07-31-2006 11:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
The'll sell a bunch of them on the Gulf coast and take sales away from Tran, Pathfinder, Kenner, BlackJack, GulfCoast, etc. They have built a very nice bay fishing boat with a lot of family friendly features not available on the competition. It is certainly no less seaworthy than the competition, with the added benefit of being an unsikable Whaler. That factor alone may be the deciding buy factor for a guy who takes his kids fishing in the morning and skiing in the afternoon. Interesting to note is that I regular see those competing brand bayboats 20-30 miles off shore fishing production platforms when the seas are less than 3'. I'm out there in a 17' Mondauk, and would not hesitate to make the same trip in that Dauntless with it's much better fuel economy and fuel capacity. BillS
swist posted 08-04-2006 02:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for swist  Send Email to swist     
I agree with Mobjack. Is Whaler so desparate they have to make their boats look like everyone else's? It's just a few steps from this to a full-blown clorox bottle look in the caddy cabin models (Conquest).
David Pendleton posted 08-09-2006 01:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
Let's start a pool...

How many model years between now and Whaler's first stepped hull?

ConB posted 08-09-2006 07:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for ConB  Send Email to ConB     
I'm a sailor. What's a stepped hull?

Looking at my 2007 Whaler catalogue it looks like a tad of reverse sheer has been in the big Outrages already.

I'm liking my Outrage 18 with varnished teak more every day.

Con

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