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edwardh1 posted 09-06-2010 02:35 PM ET (US)   Profile for edwardh1   Send Email to edwardh1  
[What is] the carrying capacity [of a 1997 Boston Whaler DAUNTLESS 17]?

Is the fuel tank [on a Boston Whaler DAUNTLESS 17] ethanol proof? Some old fiberglass tanks are not good with ethanol. Thanks.

frontier posted 09-06-2010 03:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for frontier  Send Email to frontier     
The 17 Dauntless DC is a great boat. The brochure says [capacity] is 7 persons or 1,700-lbs weight capacity. I believe it has an aluminum tank. You could double-check by removing the deck plate in the center of the boat. That is where the tank sending unit and wires are. The only problem we had with ours was the fuel gauge not working. Turned out to be any easy fix: sending unit ground to battery was left off when previous owner put in a new battery.

We sold ours and I miss it!

Buoy posted 09-07-2010 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buoy  Send Email to Buoy     
Specs are at:

jimh posted 09-09-2010 10:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I have never heard any mention at any time for any model of Boston Whaler boat that its internal fuel tank was made of fiberglass. To the best of my knowledge the internal fuel tanks on Boston Whaler boats are made of aluminum or polyethylene.
markcevans57 posted 09-10-2010 05:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for markcevans57  Send Email to markcevans57     
My 97 Dauntless rides best with no more than five adults balanced by weight. Full tank and coolers adds a bit of weight so best to go with less than seven people dependent upon where you cruise.

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