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Old 10-27-2007, 04:22 PM
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Has anyone owned a 16 ft Whaler Dauntless. Why don't they make a 2008 model? Pro's? Cons?
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My dad has had one for 4 years now. It is a nice little boat and I use it for fishing close in often. The ride was a huge surprise to me the first time I used it after growing up with 13 and 15 foot "old style" Whalers. The Dauntless really rides smooth and even pushing things to getting it out of the water it does not slam after landing.

There is not much room to move around and fish but it works for one and you can throw poppers off the bow platform with someone else at the stern OK. Also good for taking the kids tubing and stuff like that. Console is very big for a 16 footer with lot's of storage. The only other annoyance is that when you drive it standing up, which I always do the seat is too close to the wheel which forces you to stand off center to the wheel because there is not enough room. All in all they are pretty nice little boats. Not sure why they are discontinued.
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My dad has had one for 4 years now. It is a nice little boat and I use it for fishing close in often. The ride was a huge surprise to me the first time I used it after growing up with 13 and 15 foot "old style" Whalers. The Dauntless really rides smooth and even pushing things to getting it out of the water it does not slam after landing.

There is not much room to move around and fish but it works for one and you can throw poppers off the bow platform with someone else at the stern OK. Also good for taking the kids tubing and stuff like that. Console is very big for a 16 footer with lot's of storage. The only other annoyance is that when you drive it standing up, which I always do the seat is too close to the wheel which forces you to stand off center to the wheel because there is not enough room. All in all they are pretty nice little boats. Not sure why they are discontinued.
Ditto. I have a 2002 and I think they are a great model. Whaler does this from time to time to make room for more models,etc. They have had 13, 14 15 and 16 foot Dauntless in the past. Now they have the big ones and a small Montauk. Who knows?
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I have one and love it. They come with a 90 or 115 HP O/B. I think a 115 is required to get the most out of this boat. We routinely fish with three adults but it's a wee tight. Two is probably ideal. I bought the boat new in 1999 and it is still beautiful due to the build quality.

My boat has tilt steering and though I weigh about 193 steering wheel clearance while standing is very good. The wheel trims from about verticlal to about horizontal so it's very easy with the tilt to get it perfect. Also the helm seat back has three poitions. Fully to the rear for comfortable front facing seating. Fully to the front for comfortable rear facing seating. And, partially forward for use as a leaning post while standing at the helm. It's a pretty nice set up for a 16 foot boat.

Check out continuouswave.com for a loooot of information on this boat.
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I have an 18' Dauntless and we love it. Very versatile boat. These are some of Whalers most popular boats next to the Montauk lineup. Hence the better demand at resale.
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2001 16' dauntless, 115 merc saltwater.............superb boat with the Grandkids, will do anything.Has the fishing package also which is great for me AND the youngsters!!!! Runs fast or kick back and get great fuel consumption. We just love it and use it as a dingy also for the Post.

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They don't make a 2008 model because right now it is 2010. Did you mean to ask why they DIDN'T make a 2008 model?
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I had a 15' Dauntless and loved it.
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they are expensive little boats, I think they put so much in those models that they end up getting too pricey for someone looking for a smaller boat

when you are on one and look around its hard to believe the boat is as small as it is, its like a mini-yacht
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Has anyone owned a 16 ft Whaler Dauntless. Why don't they make a 2008 model? Pro's? Cons?
They got kind of pricey for a 16 foot boat. I think they sold something like 6X more Montauk 170's. Take a look at a Dauntless 180, their a great small boat........
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I know I should not be "advertising" but I have a customer selling his 16 Dauntless, had I not seen this thread I would not be talking about it being for sale.
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