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by Tim S
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1999 Ventura 20 Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2351

Re: 1999 Ventura 20 Advice

My Dauntless doesn’t have a fuel-water separator. I’ve never had one on a boat and have never had a problem. (Fingers crossed). JTC my bilge is wet too, the deck plate gasket in the splash well is shot and water gets into the bilge there. Where else does water get into yours? My engine is also mount...
by Tim S
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1999 Ventura 20 Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2351

Re: 1999 Ventura 20 Advice

I purchased a 1996 20’ Dauntless/Ventura last summer. For a family of four it’s proving to be a great boat. Not a ton of fishing for us,mainly use it as a swimming tubing water skiing and boat to camp off of. Use the boat mainly on inland lakes and have taken her to the Apostle islands twice and to ...
by Tim S
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 with Yamaha F100
Replies: 12
Views: 4171

Re: Dauntless 16 performance

I had the same set-up, loved that DAUNTLESS 16, recently sold it due to a growing family. I also had the same problem: the DAUNTLESS 16 had too much bow up-attitude at slower speed which caused a rough ride. I first put on a stainless propeller—helped but didn’t solve the problem. Next put on a hydr...
by Tim S
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 DAUNTLESS 20
Replies: 10
Views: 3230

Re: 1996 DAUNTLESS 20

Thanks for the replies everyone. Very helpful. JTC--have you played around with engine mounting height in this boat? [The engine is] currently in the deepest mounting setting. I’m debating raising the engine height this summer for better [acceleration from a standing start at full throttle]. We love...
by Tim S
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 DAUNTLESS 20
Replies: 10
Views: 3230

Re: 1996 Ventura 20

It's a 1996 20-foot Dauntless. [I am] enjoying the ride but there are a couple weird things with this [DAUNTLESS 20] boat. The storage underneath the [stern quarter] jump seats fills with water if there is any rain. There are plugs in each of these spaces. Were they intended to hold bait? Has anyone...
by Tim S
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 5275

Re: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise

Jim--thanks for the great report. Do you ever see anyone camping on the islands? Are there dedicated sites?

Tim
by Tim S
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 2001 Dauntless 16 w/ 2001 F100 Yamaha in Great condition
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

Re: 2001 Dauntless 16 w/ 2001 F100 Yamaha in Great condition

Boat has been sold. Thanks.
by Tim S
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 DAUNTLESS 20
Replies: 10
Views: 3230

1996 DAUNTLESS 20

[Original article referred to the boat as a VENTURA--jimh] Anyone have any experience with [a DAUNTLESS 20] boat? I just picked up a 1996 [DAUNTLESS] 20. [Are there] any nuances to be aware of? A couple questions: The previous owner let me know that the fish locker on the starboard side in the deck ...
by Tim S
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 2001 Dauntless 16 w/ 2001 F100 Yamaha in Great condition
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

Re: 2001 Dauntless 16 w/ 2001 F100 Yamaha in Great condition

Thanks, I hate to sell it, it has been a great boat.
by Tim S
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 2001 Dauntless 16 w/ 2001 F100 Yamaha in Great condition
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

2001 Dauntless 16 w/ 2001 F100 Yamaha in Great condition

2001 16' Boston Whaler Dauntless with desired Yamaha 100 hp, 4 stroke engine, and with easy loader galvanized bunk trailer. Approx. 500 hrs on engine. Hull: great condition, 9 out of 10. No bottom paint, fresh water only. Cushions: great condition, 9 out of 10 Engine: great condition, 9 out of 10. B...
by Tim S
Mon May 09, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 160 DAUNTLESS, Yamaha F115, Hard to Plane
Replies: 17
Views: 5943

Re: 160 DAUNTLESS, Yamaha F115, Hard to Plane

I got my prop from Tom Clark too. He's a great help in selecting the right prop for your boat/engine combination and the stainless prop he recommended for me did make a big difference. However I did find that even with an excellent prop and the engine mounted all the way up, that this little boat wi...
by Tim S
Fri May 06, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 160 DAUNTLESS, Yamaha F115, Hard to Plane
Replies: 17
Views: 5943

Re: 160 DAUNTLESS, Yamaha F115, Hard to Plane

I also have a 2001 Dauntless with the transom notch and a Yamaha F100. I love the boat. It took me a while to get it dialed in. [The 2001 Dauntless ] didn't have acceleration [problems]; rather [the 2001 Dauntless] porpoised. To keep the bow down in any sort of chop was troublesome. My goal was to o...