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1997 Dauntless 20 dual console
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posted 05-22-2011 07:42 PM ET (US)
I am looking at a 97 Dauntless 20 dual console - are there any trouble areas with these whalers that I need to be aware of? Any info appreciated and thanks to everyone for all the information you have posted - it really helped with my recent 86 Montauk repower and renovation project.
posted 05-23-2011 07:09 PM ET (US)
I've got a 96 and it is generally a good boat. The only real problem I've had with the boat itself is a failing passenger seat. Let me know if you have any other questions.
posted 05-24-2011 07:46 AM ET (US)
I also have a 96 20 Dauntless dual console. It's been pretty much flawless. The only thing I would consider adding is trim tabs, but basically I love it - perfect boat for water skiing and tubing, but super stable and seaworthy in case the weather kicks up.
posted 05-24-2011 07:02 PM ET (US)
It's my favorite BW hull ever, light weight enough to pull up to the beach yet very seaworthy. I recommend at least a 175hp, here are the specs:
Length 19' 8"
Mine is actually the 99 Ventura which is the identical model. It has the trim tabs, s/w and f/w washdowns, and the livewell. I had a 96' 20' Dauntless which provided significantly more headroom than the later Ventura.
I'm confident you'll love it for years to come.
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