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hardensheetmetal posted 06-24-2001 08:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for hardensheetmetal   Send Email to hardensheetmetal  
Has anyone had any experience with the bow platform option that extends from the console to the bow. I am looking at a used dauntless and would possibly like to add this option to it, but the Whaler dealer is telling me that it is junky, and not worth the time. Whaler claims there is some sort of back up behind where this platform fastens, but the dealer said he just installed one and could not find anything.


Barnett Childress posted 06-24-2001 08:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barnett Childress  Send Email to Barnett Childress     
I looked into this when I had my 1999 Dauntless 16. Chuck Bennett at Whaler told me that the platform is similar in construction to the bow locker hatch.

This option became available in 2000. To install you need to have the backing whaler board moulded into the hull for proper reinforcement. Earlier hulls don't have the whaler board.

hardensheetmetal posted 06-24-2001 10:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     

Thanks, I would assume that means that it is constructed from starboard, and I think from my conversation wuth the dealer, that it consists of two 'cleats' that run along the inside of the boat poet and starboard, and the platform itself, and then the coushion that sits on top of that.


blackdog posted 06-25-2001 09:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
What is it used for?
Whaletosh posted 06-25-2001 11:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
It is a bigger platform that extends all the way back to the front of the console, much like the treatment some of the Montauks have.

It gives one a large area to use as a sun lounge or whatever. with the proper canvas I bet it could be used for overnighting for two people.

I have seen one at my dealer, it is not something I would want, as you lose the cooler seat and console rod holders as possibilities. but is interesting.

blackdog posted 06-25-2001 01:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
I think this is a picture of it on BW's web site. They call it a "sun lounge". I don't think I would have use for it either.


blackdog posted 06-25-2001 01:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     

whoops try this

blackdog posted 06-25-2001 01:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog
whoops try this
Bigshot posted 06-25-2001 02:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
My 76 Montauk had that. It was a pain in the ....You had to step up onto it and duck under the bimini. It added 100lbs and you lose the cooler seat and front bow as seating too. I removed and sold it for $350. Now I have another Montauk I wonder but I removed it from the last for a reason.

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