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by GoldenDaze
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Evinrude E-TEC G2 Three-cylinder Engines
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: New Evinrude E-TEC G2 Three-cylinder Engines

I find that horsepower curve very interesting. First, let's assume it's accurate. Horsepower is defined as (torque * RPM)/5252. At 4500 RPM the engine is making 124 HP, thus the torque is 124 * 5252 / 4500 = 144.7 foot pounds. When the RPM increases to 5000, horsepower output increases only very sli...
by GoldenDaze
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buy a boat under 16-feet in Kentucky
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Buy a boat under 16-feet in Kentucky

I've never been aboard a Dauntless 15, though I've chatted with an owner at the ramp a few times and seen him on the water. I don't think there are very many of them around, as I think I've only ever seen two of them. It's a nice little boat, but it really is a little boat. It is much smaller than t...
by GoldenDaze
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 30
Views: 4198

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

I also had very good success going from a 3-blade to a 4-blade propeller on my 160 Dauntless. In short, she accelerates much more quickly, gets on plane faster, and has a smoother ride in chop. It cost me 2 MPH that I've never missed. Details at http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/004868.html ...
by GoldenDaze
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 3499

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

Well, I guess it's nice to catch one's own mistakes before somebody else does. :-/ My post above would be accurate if I bought my boat in 1993. But since it was 2003 (duh!), that $23,725 is equivalent to only $32,682 in 2019 dollars. So that new 170 Dauntless is actually 24% more expensive in real d...
by GoldenDaze
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 3499

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

We all think that the prices of new boats are outrageous. Well, Jim's link to the inflation tool prompted me to look at the cost of my 2003 160 Dauntless vs. a new 2019 170 Dauntless. The boats aren't exactly comparable but they are pretty close. In 2003, I paid $22,925 for my boat with a 115 4-stro...
by GoldenDaze
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height - trim tabs
Replies: 31
Views: 2591

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

Regarding getting and keeping the 160 Dauntless on plane, consider putting on a set of trim tabs. I added the Lenco limited-space tabs to my 160 last year and the results were really great, much better than with a hydrofoil on the lower unit. See http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&...
by GoldenDaze
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The 2019 Potomac River Swim is looking for a few good Whalers!
Replies: 1
Views: 796

The 2019 Potomac River Swim is looking for a few good Whalers!

Early each summer, 40 or so moderately crazy swimmers make a 7.5 mile crossing of the mouth of the Potomac River, from the Northern Neck of Virginia to Point Lookout State Park in Maryland. The swimmers are escorted by kayaks, and the kayaks in turn are escorted by Whalers (and sometimes some non-Wh...
by GoldenDaze
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 2091

Re: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat

Regarding open- and closed-cell foam, here's a quote from the Wikipedia article on "foam" at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foam : "Solid foams can be closed-cell or open-cell. In closed-cell foam, the gas forms discrete pockets, each completely surrounded by the solid material. In ope...
by GoldenDaze
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 160 Dauntless Re-power Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE
Replies: 11
Views: 1526

Re: 160 Dauntless Re-power Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE

Thank you Jim! Just trying to give back a little for all that I've learned here over the past 15 years.
by GoldenDaze
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 160 Dauntless Re-power Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE
Replies: 11
Views: 1526

Re: 160 Dauntless Re-power Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE

Hey Bryan--if that's the propeller you have, then I'd certainly give it a go first. On the hydraulic steering, I posted an article about my upgrade at http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3456&p=20810 . Now I have a new favorite upgrade, replacing the hydrofoil with trim tabs....
by GoldenDaze
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 160 Dauntless Re-power Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE
Replies: 11
Views: 1526

Re: 160 Dauntless Re-power Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE

Haha, 130, 160, whatever! It's all just numbers! Corrected previous post.
by GoldenDaze
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 160 Dauntless Re-power Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE
Replies: 11
Views: 1526

Re: 160 Dauntless Re-power Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE

I have a 2003 Dauntless 160 with the original 2003 115 four-stroke-power-cycle engine. My engine has the same 2.07:1 gear ratio as the current 2019 Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE, and a reasonably similar RPM limit. (I believe mine is 6200, while the web page for the current engine says "5000-6000"...
by GoldenDaze
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 re-power
Replies: 8
Views: 1673

Re: Dauntless 16 re-power

Lupi, while your engine is much newer than mine, has a different gear ratio and almost certainly a different torque curve, you might consider the Trophy Plus prop. I did a comparison of several props on my 160 Dauntless some years ago, see http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/004868.html , and ...
by GoldenDaze
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water pump impeller price and quality
Replies: 16
Views: 1946

Re: Water pump impeller price and quality

I replace my impeller every 3 years. I mostly boat on deep fresh water, and the old ones come out looking brand new. But considering the consequences of impeller failure, it seems like cheap and easy insurance. For the same reason, I buy brand-name parts. Frequent replacement also ensures that the l...
by GoldenDaze
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Through-hull Fitting Repairs c.2004 NANTUCKET
Replies: 46
Views: 9192

Re: Through-hull Fitting Repairs c.2004 NANTUCKET

I'm sorry for what you had to go through, but the repair looks like nice work.
by GoldenDaze
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 with Yamaha F100
Replies: 12
Views: 2677

Re: Dauntless 16 with Yamaha F100

Eagle1499, I've now had a chance to put about 25 hours on my 160 Dauntless since installing the Lenco 4x12" trim tabs. The results are fabulous! See my writeup at http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3860. This upgrade was well worth the cost and effort!
by GoldenDaze
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Installing trim tabs on a 160 Dauntless
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Installing trim tabs on a 160 Dauntless

Every boat design is a compromise. For the 160 Dauntless, the designers gave a small boat a lot of beam, a huge 45 gallon internal fuel tank, and lots of storage space. The trade-off was that the boat is heavy for its size. Add to that the fact that the boat was designed in the waning days of 2-stro...
by GoldenDaze
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Free to a good home: SE Sport 200 hydrofoil
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: Free to a good home: SE Sport 200 hydrofoil

Hi Brian, I apologize for the long delay as I was on vacation without internet. The foil has already found a new home, sorry.
by GoldenDaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Ten Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: Gauging Difficulty (New Boater)

I've replaced the throttle and shift cables on my 160 Dauntless. Because they are not very flexible, I'd suggest pulling out the old cables and pulling through a messenger line, then using the messenger line to pull through the new cables. Maybe pull through another messenger line so you have one fo...
by GoldenDaze
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Free to a good home: SE Sport 200 hydrofoil
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Free to a good home: SE Sport 200 hydrofoil

This SE Sport 200 hydrofoil has been on my 160 Dauntless for almost 15 years; now replaced by trim tabs. It is showing its age, but as best I can tell is not broken or cracked in any way. Yours for the actual cost of shipping, tell me your zip and I'll tell you the cost.

-Bob
by GoldenDaze
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 with Yamaha F100
Replies: 12
Views: 2677

Re: Dauntless 16 with Yamaha F100

Yes, I saw the thread about the Nantucket transom , and it led me to give my through-hulls a good inspection. Both the motor well drains were loose, as was the bilge drain. One of the cockpit drain transom fittings was loose and cracked at the base (great recipe for a sinking if it wasn't a Whaler) ...
by GoldenDaze
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 with Yamaha F100
Replies: 12
Views: 2677

Re: Dauntless 16 performance

GoldenDaze wrote:Lenco has some narrow 4" trim tabs that *should* fit, just barely, inside the swim ladder. These are on my "do this someday" list


Now it's on my "almost done" list. I'll let you all know in a week or two how well they work.
by GoldenDaze
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 NANTUCKET OEM Deck Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: 2004 NANTUCKET OEM Deck Plate

Chuck at Boston Whaler [is quoted elsewhere that] the replacement part is Hi Tide Manufacturing part #2301603, and that Sue at Twin Cities Marine can procure them.
by GoldenDaze
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Odd Squares on a 1989 22 Outrage
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: Odd Squares on a 1989 22 Outrage

On larger boats, this is pretty typical. The bottom gets a few coats of bottom paint with the boat on stands, then when the boat's ready to launch they lift it in the TravelLift straps, slap a quick coat of paint where the stands were, and launch--often just a few minutes later. It's pretty clear wh...
by GoldenDaze
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Source for Device to Install Buttons and Clips on Vinyl Cushions
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

Re: Source for Device to Install Buttons and Clips on Vinyl Cushions

I have one very much like what Phil showed from West Marine. Might even be the same thing, I don't remember where I got it from. In any event, it works great and is very easy to use.
by GoldenDaze
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Through-hull Fitting Repairs c.2004 NANTUCKET
Replies: 46
Views: 9192

Re: Through-hull Fitting Repairs c.2004 NANTUCKET

This thread scared the hell out of me, so I went and inspected all the through-hulls on my 2003 160 Dauntless. The large cockpit drains were fine and the bilge pump outlet seems fine The large cockpit drains were definitely NOT fine. Both of the L-flange fittings at the back of the cockpit were loo...
by GoldenDaze
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mounting new SONAR Transducer to Transom
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Mounting new SONAR Transducer to Transom

There's not a lot of room in the rigging tunnel, so I'd go with approach (a) because the plug at the console end is smaller than the transducer.
by GoldenDaze
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 NANTUCKET OEM Deck Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: 2004 NANTUCKET OEM Deck Plate

Hi Henry! Looks like you're talking about part #9 in this drawing: Nantucket deck plate.png That's a Viking PTL-10 deck plate . Unfortunately, this kayaking site says that Viking is out of business and all parts are discontinued. I found a few parts listed online, but all showed "out of stock&q...
by GoldenDaze
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mounting new SONAR Transducer to Transom
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Mounting new SONAR Transducer to Transom

I recently replaced a SONAR transducer, and of course the new mounting holes did not line up with the old mounting holes. I cut a small rectangle from some leftover KING Starboard, mounted it to the hull using the old mounting holes and some 3M 4200, then drilled the Starboard for the new mounting h...
by GoldenDaze
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Through-hull Fitting Repairs c.2004 NANTUCKET
Replies: 46
Views: 9192

Re: Through-hull Fitting Repairs c.2004 NANTUCKET

Even if the plastic through hulls are okay, I would consider removing them, coating the hole in epoxy and then re-installing the hardware with marine sealant.. Yes, that's certainly a good idea even for the "good" through-hulls. Really, the quality of these boats, while perhaps imperfect,...
by GoldenDaze
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Through-hull Fitting Repairs c.2004 NANTUCKET
Replies: 46
Views: 9192

Re: Through-hull Fitting Repairs c.2004 NANTUCKET

This thread scared the hell out of me, so I went and inspected all the through-hulls on my 2003 160 Dauntless. The large cockpit drains were fine and the bilge pump outlet seems fine, but both the motor well drains and the bilge drain were loose. One I could pull out with my fingers, the others need...
by GoldenDaze
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Dauntless: Baystar steering is heavy
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

Re: 170 Dauntless: Baystar steering is heavy

I'm looking at the Mercury website, at the 115-150 four strokes , and the photo on the web page does not show a trim tab. So I pulled down the brochure linked from that page, and sure enough, most of the engines in the brochure don't show trim tabs either. Only the 25-60 hp four strokes have a trim ...
by GoldenDaze
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk Hydraulic Steering Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Re: 170 Montauk Hydraulic Steering Upgrade

Installing Hydraulic Steering by Bob Kurtz My 2003 Boston Whaler 160 Dauntless came from the factory with Teleflex No Feedback cable steering with a tilt-helm. This system prevents the wheel from turning due to engine forces; the wheel simply stays wherever you put it. Although it had an odd dead sp...
by GoldenDaze
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk Hydraulic Steering Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Re: 170 Montauk Hydraulic Steering Upgrade

A few years ago I replaced the Teleflex no-feedback cable steering in my 2003 160 Dauntless with the Baystar hydraulic system. The installation was in fact pretty straightforward, and the results are great -- possibly the best upgrade I've made to the boat. I bought the kit with the tilt helm, which...
by GoldenDaze
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cut-in-half Demo 13-footer
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Re: Quite the project

I've always assumed that these demo boats are chosen for this fate because they have foam voids or other QC defects that make them unsaleable. But if you're looking to return this boat to regular duty, I suspect foam voids are the least of your worries.
by GoldenDaze
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.2004 160 Dauntless OptiMax 75
Replies: 10
Views: 2102

Re: c.2004 160 Dauntless OptiMax 75

and while there are other brands, someone else will have to make suggestions on them But since nobody has yet done so, a little web research suggests the following possibilities: Evinrude/BRP Rogue 13.25 x 15 Yamaha Talon SS4 (can't easily find available sizes online) PowerTech NRS4 13.25 x 15 One ...
by GoldenDaze
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.2004 160 Dauntless OptiMax 75
Replies: 10
Views: 2102

Re: c.2004 160 Dauntless OptiMax 75

I wouldn't say that the seller "pulled a fast one", but the boat is certainly under-powered. Plugging my data into the speed calculator at http://www.go-fast.com/boat_speed_predictions.htm (2600 pounds, 115 hp, 42 mph, getting a hull constant of 200) and then substituting your engine at 75...
by GoldenDaze
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.2004 160 Dauntless OptiMax 75
Replies: 10
Views: 2102

Re: c.2004 160 Dauntless OptiMax 75

I don't mean to sound too negative, but I have serious doubts that you will ever get adequate performance out of a 75 HP engine on that boat. You are right in all respects, the 160 Dauntless is a heavy boat for its size, and it is somewhat stern-heavy. Even with my 115 4-stroke, my 160 Dauntless (20...
by GoldenDaze
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 with Yamaha F100
Replies: 12
Views: 2677

Re: Dauntless 16 performance

I have a 2003 model with a Mercury 115 4-stroke. I added a foil a long time ago, and it certainly helped a lot. But I've never been completely happy with it, since trimming the engine all the way down induces a lot of steering torque (that is, the wheel is easy to turn one way but hard to turn the o...
by GoldenDaze
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Name on side of the boat
Replies: 14
Views: 2518

Re: Name on side of the boat

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Letters on my 160 Dauntless are 5" high. If I had to do it over again, I'd have used a different font. But at least I didn't use Comic Sans.
by GoldenDaze
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
Replies: 49
Views: 10370

Re: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation

From the Washington Post: "The Navy built a ‘fast, agile’ warship for $440M. It’s been stuck in ice since Christmas Eve."
by GoldenDaze
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 170 MONTAUK Top Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 3539

Re: 2003 170 MONTAUK Top Speed

As Jim said, knowing what the propeller is will tell us a lot. My 2003 160 Dauntless with its Mercury 115 4-stroke will run at 43 mph with a 4-blade 17" Trophy Plus prop, but when I put on a 13" 3-blade aluminum Black Max I get a maximum speed right about 35 mph. It's great for pulling up ...
by GoldenDaze
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Lighting for Running at Night
Replies: 32
Views: 6914

Re: Boat Lighting for Running at Night

That makes for sad reading.
by GoldenDaze
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Price of Mooring Cover
Replies: 12
Views: 3209

Re: Mooring Cover: Mills Canvas

14 years later, the Mills cover for my 160 Dauntless is still going strong. And I seem to recall that I paid a little under $1000 THEN, so this seems like the deal of the century.
by GoldenDaze
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Free to a good home: Garmin FishFinder 90 -- CLAIMED
Replies: 2
Views: 1427

Free to a good home: Garmin FishFinder 90 -- CLAIMED

Every 15 years I replace my electronics, whether they need it or not. ;-) My Garmin FishFinder 90 has been swapped out for something newer, but it's still fully-functional (for what it is, of course) and willing to work well into its retirement years. While it probably won't be the centerpiece of yo...
by GoldenDaze
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 Dauntless 16 repowered with Yamaha F115B
Replies: 7
Views: 2326

Re: 2001 Dauntless 16 repowered with Yamaha F115B

Hi Ralph, your speeds look about 2-3 MPH lower than mine across the whole RPM range. To me, that suggests that your prop pitch is a little low, and indeed it is a bit lower than mine. I'm a little surprised that you aren't hitting more than 6100 RPM at wide open throttle. That said, overall your per...
by GoldenDaze
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Harm to Hull by Snaps for Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Re: Harm to Hull by Snaps for Cover

The Mills cover for my 160 Dauntless installs with hooks below the rub rail. Measure twice, drill once!
by GoldenDaze
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 16 DAUNTLESS: Sell or Re-power
Replies: 22
Views: 5686

Re: 2001 16 DAUNTLESS: Sell or Re-power

Earlier you asked about engine mounting height. My boat was delivered with the engine mounted all the way down on the transom [lowest possible position]. I first raised the engine by two holes [to two-holes-up], but found that while life was great in a straight line, the propeller would ventilate in...
by GoldenDaze
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Outrage vs 170 Dauntless
Replies: 6
Views: 1846

Re: 190 Outrage vs 170 Dauntless

The 170 Dauntless is a really nice boat. Everything I like about my 160 Dauntless, they kept or made better. The few things I don't like about my 160, they fixed. What's not to love? That said, the 190 Nantucket-Outrage is more boat in every respect: performance with a 150 will be excellent; the boa...
by GoldenDaze
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: T Top on a 16' Dauntless
Replies: 13
Views: 3561

Re: T Top on a 16' Dauntless

Just to verify, there are under-deck reinforcement panels (#42, 5"x12"x3/8") that might be suitable for the forward legs of a T-top, but no suitable deck reinforcement for the aft legs. They would have to attach to the console or use the toggle-bolt approach mentioned above. 160DA rei...