Hi Flyboy & RCForever,
Welcome aboard! Please feel free to join us anytime and we look forward in seeing your progresses on your build!
As always, I agree with you. With all that we have learned about this graceful vessel over the years, it becomes difficult to see her as just another kit.
I’m sorry to hear that you are going to throw in the towel on Dauntless. At the same time, Dauntless is one of those kits that take nearly forever to build and I can understand why most of them never make it to the finish line. You have to really develop a passion for it in order to see it through. (And a clear schedule for a very long period of time)
As far as selling a partially built kit goes, I’m not sure how much you will get for it. There is a possibility that if the hull is neatly done, you might be able to sell it for around 3/4 the cost of an un- built kit. Unfortunately with partially built boats, we have to eat the invested labor to make them attractive to sell.
I think that you might lose more $ or take a longer time to sell it if the motors/speed controls, etc; are sold along with the boat. This is because everyone has their own idea of what RC gear should be used to power the boat. A gas guy won’t want to spend the extra $$ for an electric set up or vice versa even if he is interested in the boat.If you don’t plan on using the RC items accumulated for Dauntless on another build, just sell them separately. This way you can re-coup some of those costs as well. This will be contributed to the bottom line when all is said and done.
I do believe that the Dumas prop shafts, rudders, and stock parts (1211) pertaining to the Dauntless kit should be included in the sale and that should be factored into the price, but at a discount.
I think that you will be successful at selling the kit/ RC items on RCUniverse/RCGroups boat classifieds section along with e-bay. Maybe there is someone on this forum that would like a Dauntless but doesn’t want to start the hull from scratch. This could be a good opportunity for that person.
Are you planning on keeping the Astroflight motors for another build or are you planning on selling them as well?
Can you post some pictures of the Dauntless hull in its current state? This could give us all a good visual on where she stands.
All the best!