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200 Dauntless, Oh my
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posted 07-25-2006 08:12 PM ET (US)
The reverse sheer looks like a Sea Ray!
Buckda, you didn't know how in vogue you where last year!
posted 07-28-2006 01:56 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-28-2006 04:02 PM ET (US)
posted 07-30-2006 10:47 PM ET (US)
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
posted 07-31-2006 09:07 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-31-2006 10:01 AM ET (US)
I'll bet it's a hit. I think it looks nice.
posted 07-31-2006 11:59 AM ET (US)
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
posted 08-04-2006 02:37 PM ET (US)
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).
posted 08-09-2006 01:31 AM ET (US)
Let's start a pool...
How many model years between now and Whaler's first stepped hull?
posted 08-09-2006 07:46 PM ET (US)
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.
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