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ADSS Suspension System
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posted 06-20-2007 12:17 AM ET (US)
Sounds neat, great concept, and gets good press in reviews, but virtually all boats listed for sale on yacht world and other sites DON'T have it. I'm thinking that it is not a popular option or I'd see it more, and wondering what ACTUAL USERS think, if there are any. Thanks.
posted 06-20-2007 12:18 AM ET (US)
BTW, I'm talking ADSS on a 320 Outrage, sorry.
posted 06-20-2007 12:57 PM ET (US)
This is a VERY expensive option. The folks who bought a Whaler with this option probably have held onto the boat like grim death!
Seriously though - I agree, it is a cool idea. I'd be interested to know if it works well too.
One of the ironies of this is the common complaint that Whalers are rough riding boats. "If they weren't so rough riding, why would they come up with such an elaborate system to make the ride feel smooth?" is an argument I would have had with management, but hey, I'm not working for them!
I think the reality is that it's not really needed, beyond a "gee-whiz" and bells and whistles factor on the boats it is offered on (i.e. 320 Outrage) and too expensive or not available on the boats it might be needed on (240 Outrage and below).
I think it is a neat system though!
posted 06-20-2007 02:24 PM ET (US)
Great point! Never thought of the irony involved, but it does in fact help propigate the notion of "rough riding" Boston Whaler boats. Still, seems some folks must be buying them, or they would be dropped as an option.
posted 06-27-2007 11:13 PM ET (US)
I actually rode their demonstration system at the Miami International Boat Show a few years back. If I could encorporate it into my 15_Sport, I would. It's amazing.
As for why so few would show up used, I suspect it is partly because it requires so much under deck space to make it work. I suspect few heavy duty fisherman were likely to order it. Since I don't fish, and don't care about resale value, I'd order two of them because they are comfy... If I had a Whaler large enough to run to the Bahamas, that is the one feature I'd love to have on it, after twin engines, and a boatload of fuel.
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