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Have I found a deal? '03 Dauntless 180
|Author||Topic: Have I found a deal? '03 Dauntless 180|
posted 08-05-2006 09:41 AM ET (US)
I just started looking for a new (used) fishing boat, and the first place I stopped think I found what looks like a pretty good deal. A 2003 180 Dauntless with aluminum single axle trailer (no brakes), Aluminum T-top (not a bimini), 120 HP Mercury Saltwater series motor (no dings on prop or leg)...the guy is asking $23k for it because that's what he owes. I haven't checked out the engine yet, but physical condition is pristine. NADA book prices are about $27k, without the T-Top. It didn't have any electronics onboard but I'm sure there is a fishfinder and gps to go along with it.
posted 08-05-2006 10:47 AM ET (US)
Check the engine, if it is a good one scoop that boat up. Your getting a good deal.
posted 08-05-2006 03:57 PM ET (US)
Sounds like a good deal. If you're going to be doing a lot of trailering, I'd check to be sure the trailer is up to the task. The Dauntless is a very heavy boat, and it requires a heavy duty trailer. I'm just guessing that since it's a single axle trailer, the trailer may be at or near its weight limit with the Dauntless.
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