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Rich M posted 01-30-2007 11:43 AM ET (US)   Profile for Rich M   Send Email to Rich M  
This months Boating magazine has a review of the new Dauntless 200. It's not much more than the usual product endorsement drivel that this magazine is known for but it did show a new and interesting factory option, a polling platform that doubles as an elevated tow tower for wake booarding. To further exploit the concept, it can hold wakeboards strapped to it's sides or fishing poles in it's integrated rocket launchers. Seems like a great idea and it looked good in my opinion.
bluewaterpirate posted 01-30-2007 01:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Here are some pictures ..... aspx?username=bluewaterpirate&album_id=181687

Scott Grey posted 01-30-2007 01:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Scott Grey  Send Email to Scott Grey     
I thought the poling platform was a really nice option and is well built, but the boat in my opion is very heavy to be poling around the flats. I would be interested to find out what owners of this boat think.
Rich M posted 01-30-2007 04:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rich M  Send Email to Rich M     
That should be 200 Dauntless, not Dauntless 200. Man if I ever write a post here that doesn't require editing it will be a miracle.

My first thought was no way would I want to be polling that thing with a full fuel tank, wind blowing etc. But the idea and design seems like a good one, they should offer it on some of the other smaller Legend series boats.

bsmotril posted 01-30-2007 04:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
You don't pole a 20 foot boat, not for long anyway. That is why they have a very nice option of a trolling motor panel/plug in the bow with dual batteries in the console. The platform has racks for skis or wakeboard, rodholders, and a ski tow. It would make a nice place to spot redfish cruising the flats, but is a bit small to cast from. BillS
swist posted 01-31-2007 09:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for swist  Send Email to swist     
Boat reviews in boating magazines seem to be less than useful. They never find anything really wrong with any boat they review. Is this because the reviews are paid by the manaufacturers, or because they don't want to lose manufacturer's advertising revenue, or just plain incompetence? All of the above?
prj posted 01-31-2007 09:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for prj  Send Email to prj     
I have a few opinions on and photographs of the 200 Dauntless.
Find them in this article:

If you couldn't find anything wrong with this boat, as representative of a Boston Whaler and all that entails, you weren't looking.

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