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by thediscusthrower
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1996 15' Dauntless $11,000
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Re: FS: 1996 15' Dauntless $11,000

Pics please.
by thediscusthrower
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 2256

Fuel Tank Repair

How can a hole in a Tempo above-deck red fuel tank be repaired?
by thediscusthrower
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Dauntless 15 Stern Deck
Replies: 1
Views: 2037

Re: Dauntless 15 Stern Deck

Harold---one is currently listed on eBay. Bid is $975 with By it now of $1,300.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-FACTO ... 3731526900

Bob
by thediscusthrower
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Dauntless 15 Fuel Tank Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2154

Re: Dauntless 15 Fuel Tank Upgrade

I don't know if you are asking for this information because your decision to get the tank is extremely price-sensitive.
by thediscusthrower
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Dauntless 15 Fuel Tank Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2154

Re: Dauntless 15 Fuel Tank Upgrade

jimh--No. When bought my 1995 15 Dauntless, the first thing I did was purchase a brand new, Model F-159 15-gallon Tempo tank from Sue up in Minnesota. For some reason, it developed a pinhole leak in the upper, left-hand corner. No idea how the hell that happened. Maybe a lack of plastic resin when i...
by thediscusthrower
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Dauntless 15 Fuel Tank Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2154

Re: Dauntless 15 Fuel Tank Upgrade

[Thread revived after being dormant for nine months]

[What is the] model [octothorpe symbol] of tank and price?

Bob
by thediscusthrower
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cleaning Non-skid
Replies: 5
Views: 2075

Re: Cleaning Non-skid

Barkeepers Friend
by thediscusthrower
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning
Replies: 21
Views: 6951

Re: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning

BOB--Are you saying [Boston Whaler boat owners] should use bleach to kill mold? I will repeat once again: " As a microbiologist, sodium hypochlorite (bleach) is a strong disinfectant and kills fungi. Contact time and temperature are key factors ." What don't you understand about such a si...
by thediscusthrower
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning
Replies: 21
Views: 6951

Re: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning

In the intended context the gentleman was not talking about submersing his boat in a huge vat of bleach. The "context" I was referring to was the Dissociation of Acid-Base reactions and "pKa" or the Dissociation Constant. The pKa of Hypochlorous acid is 7.53 @ 25C. At lower (aci...
by thediscusthrower
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning
Replies: 21
Views: 6951

Re: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning

As a microbiologist, sodium hypochlorite (bleach) is a strong disinfectant and kills fungi. Contact time and temperature are key factors.

Bob
by thediscusthrower
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

Question remains: Does the metal tag on the motor contain a stamped-in/embossed model #? I want to know before I wipe the paint off it with acetone.

Bob
by thediscusthrower
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

Hi Bob, I do not see anywhere at Evinrude or any other parts source that Model number E70EDTLA . Could you post a picture of the model/serial number tag that is attached to your engine at some point? The MWS wiring system from 1996 forward uses three harness plugs at the rear of the engine. Would b...
by thediscusthrower
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK at Shark River Inlet, New Jersey
Replies: 5
Views: 2225

Re: Shark River Inlet, New Jersey

It's a Montauk
by thediscusthrower
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK at Shark River Inlet, New Jersey
Replies: 5
Views: 2225

MONTAUK at Shark River Inlet, New Jersey

I like this [recording of a boat which is perhaps a Boston Whaler MONTAUK 17 entering an inlet made at] Shark River Inlet (North NJ): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YCWvkFxTuk Guy handles it with good technique. Positioning and speed are obviously key. Bow up; slow down. Most important: TAKE YOUR ...
by thediscusthrower
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

Model # E70EDTLA

Don't know the serial # off hand.

Bob
by thediscusthrower
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70-HP Tachometer
Replies: 8
Views: 2246

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70-HP Tachometer

jimh wrote:Before working on any electrical wiring, the electrical power to all the circuits should be shut off.


Beginners luck and I wasn't expecting that to happen. Law of unexpected consequences I guess. I will make sure the battery is disconnected in the future.

Bob
by thediscusthrower
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70-HP Tachometer
Replies: 8
Views: 2246

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70-HP Tachometer

Was the tachometer working before you performed some repairs on the red Amphenol connector in the engine wiring harness? I do not know. The wire connection that I had to replace was for the fuse (red wire w/violet band). That connection is not as secure as the rest of the male connectors in the rub...
by thediscusthrower
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70-HP Tachometer
Replies: 8
Views: 2246

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70-HP Tachometer

Thanks again Jim. I thought [the rectifier assembly] might be [as shown above]. Before I start troubleshooting and break out the multimeter, it makes sense to first and foremost make sure that the connections at the tachometer, the terminal board, and rectifier-regulator are in working order, that i...
by thediscusthrower
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70-HP Tachometer
Replies: 8
Views: 2246

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70-HP Tachometer

I have both the ENGINE and ACCESSORIES manuals. Looks like Section 8, "Electrical System" specifically 8-28.

What does this rectifier/regulator look like?

I have the non-gauge alert system.

Bob
by thediscusthrower
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice on SPORT 15 and DAUNTLESS 15
Replies: 22
Views: 5269

Re: Advice on SPORT 15 and DAUNTLESS 15

When I went shopping around for my 1st boat, I chose a 1995 15' Boston Whaler Dauntless. Primary points of consideration for me at the time were: 1) Not having to purchase a larger truck to trailer the boat back and forth, to and from the ramp. 2) Wanted to be able to handle it by myself, e.g., gett...
by thediscusthrower
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning
Replies: 21
Views: 6951

Re: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning

Zip Wax Car Soap for general cleaning. Simple Green for more stubborn stuff. Spray Nine for the worse. Bar Keepers Friend for the non-skid deck. Plexus for the windshield along with a microfiber cloth. NeverDull for the metal railings. For buffing work, this year I bought a 3" Mini Buffing Kit ...
by thediscusthrower
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70-HP Tachometer
Replies: 8
Views: 2246

1996 Evinrude 70-HP Tachometer

[The tachometer associated with a 1996 Evinrude 70-HP engine is not working.] How do I rule out the tachometer itself?

What color wire and where is it attached on the motor?

Coil top, middle or bottom?

Bob
by thediscusthrower
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

I cleaned it up as I said I would do. I prefer to do things the right way and I was apparently not following suit. I took the boat out on the Delaware River for a shake-down ride TODAY. Everything went well. Just a couple of minor problems regarding a Sea Dog plug-in power supply for my Raymarine GP...
by thediscusthrower
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

In the case of a 21-year-old rubber-body connection, a bit of dielectric grease might be helpful in sealing the connector so water cannot get into the interior contacts. After 21-years perhaps the rubber has taken a set or is not as pliable as when it was first made in 1996. I don't have a problem ...
by thediscusthrower
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

jimh wrote:DId you take any AFTER pictures?


No. Just cleaned up as described previously.
by thediscusthrower
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

Do not apply gobs of grease sold as dielectric grease to the contacts or the connector body. The connector body will make its own tight seal, rubber on rubber, and does not need grease. Use alcohol as I described above to help mate the connector. Please note that dielectric grease is an excellent i...
by thediscusthrower
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

DISCUS' should be very concerned about the red [Amphenol multi-pole] plug. If a wire in the plug is not making contact you might not get a warning signal that might alert you to a serious situation on your motor. I cleaned the big, red plug up with PB Blaster (which pretty much dissolved the corros...
by thediscusthrower
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

BINGO! Low oil sensor going up to (or coming from) the reservoir. https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22491907_10155560250157626_8026975830989159745_n.jpg?oh=5037f58d7183bf0a8c64a1c3a9caf94e&oe=5A695067 According to my mechanic at the local boat yard, he says this is some sort of engin...
by thediscusthrower
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

The word "sensors" is confusing in terms of boat motors vs. cars/trucks. On a truck, you would have a sensor say, screwed into an intake manifold, with a wire running to it. On this Evinrude, it's all disconnected via the harness, hence my learning curve. Took some time to process what's g...
by thediscusthrower
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22527984_10155560023012626_1242429969716453385_n.jpg?oh=9bef38bb81019e1253c0b104bc2d57c8&oe=5A666AF5 https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22552423_10155560024172626_4190626436365317209_n.jpg?oh=a1aaf0a9c11650afa19c9bf864d76378&oe=5A84B93...
by thediscusthrower
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

If you apply these three possibilities to your engine, you can diagnose the problem fairly easily. Use this procedure: --located all the sensors involved in the alarm system; disconnect them all; --if the cause was a bad sensor, the aural alert should silence now; --if the aural alert continues to ...
by thediscusthrower
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

OK, you didn't cut the connector like I was thinking and it's still good. You could also do the same to the other side and then take an ohm meter and testing each leg of the connector. D- How do I do that? I have a multi-meter but not a lot of experience on how to use it. I was also considering Jim...
by thediscusthrower
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

I would hardwire that circuit around the plug. Once you start hacking the red plug with a razor blade you might as well abandon the whole plug. D- I know but I have to cut the one side in order to see where the female wire end is. There's no other option in order to get the wire out. https://sconte...
by thediscusthrower
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

Red plug culprit. I would also tap into the missing pin where the wires go into the plug and install a male/female jumper around it (simply bypass for that circuit). That's the simplest repair short of replacement. I removed/pushed-out the individual wire from the male-side of the plug, as all the ...
by thediscusthrower
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

I do not have one of these motors so I may ask a stupid question... Curious about the plug in general. Could you not put solder connectors on each of the wires and heat shrink them. What does the plug buy you besides misery? M I went over to my local boat yard and the price of the wiring harness wa...
by thediscusthrower
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

I do not have one of these motors so I may ask a stupid question... Curious about the plug in general. Could you not put solder connectors on each of the wires and heat shrink them. What does the plug buy you besides misery? M I went over to my local boat yard and the price of the wiring harness wa...
by thediscusthrower
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

I cleaned-up the connector plug, installed a NEW male connector and cleaned-up the existing female. Still sounding alarm/horn continuously. WTF?!!!
by thediscusthrower
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

Pictures of that red connector at the back of the powerhead indicate an open circuit due to excessive corrosion. https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22540078_10155559340982626_1587570296640590874_n.jpg?oh=19f7ca689add33be0abbcebcd04e4dcd&oe=5A6A281D https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...
by thediscusthrower
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

I would bypass the oil and temp sensors and see if alarm goes away after you clean the "Red Plug". Downloading a service manual with flow charts on troubleshooting would also help. I found a bad sensor in oil tank on our Mercury OPTI 150 by purchasing a service manual off of eBay. Good Lu...
by thediscusthrower
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

Your problem is actually pretty common. Under the cowl there is a big red plug and it's common for corrosion to start on the pins causing intermittent contact and sound the warning horn. I would start there and unplug and clean the contacts and plug back together. Also make sure you use the bent st...
by thediscusthrower
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

Compare with normal operation as described at http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/warningHornSignals.html Boat is on the trailer and the engine is cold as well as running at idle after initial start-up. Exhaust smoke is blue, indicating oil is being burned with the gas. Of course, it's a pro...
by thediscusthrower
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

InVision wrote:If you just turn on the key and not start engine does the alarm sound?
Yes.
by thediscusthrower
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 10776

1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

I've got another hurdle to jump over as of yesterday. I have a 1996 Evinrude 70hp that works off an audible alarm system (not the gauge) and when I went to start it, the "horn" [as it's called] blared continuously, even though nothing was going on. Is this something I can reset by removing...
by thediscusthrower
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: General Refresh 1995 DAUNTLESS 15, Calkins Trailer
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

General Refresh 1995 DAUNTLESS 15, Calkins Trailer

Just finished a general refresh of my 1995 Boston Whaler 15' Dauntless with a 1996 Evinrude 70-HP engine: --a complete buff-out inside (three inch pad) and outside hull (six-inch pad), including the anchor well and temporary removal of the rear fishing deck; --black Rust-Oleum marine bottom paint; -...
by thediscusthrower
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Price of Mooring Cover
Replies: 12
Views: 4216

Re: Mooring Cover: Mills Canvas

SandyGoss wrote:Mills canvas is expensive but is superb quality.


No doubt. My cover was original from 1995 and it lasted until 2015. Can't ask for more than that.

Bob
by thediscusthrower
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Price of Mooring Cover
Replies: 12
Views: 4216

Re: Mooring Cover: Mills Canvas

Both--I guess.

Whether it's in the water or on the trailer. In my case, while on the trailer. Here is what it looks like. Mine utilizes the stainless steel hooks mounted under the rub rail and uses bungee cords to hold it down.

http://www.millscanvas.com/Mrng%20cov%2 ... ic%20B.jpg

Bob
by thediscusthrower
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: c.1995 DAUNTLESS 15
Replies: 9
Views: 3416

Re: c.1995 DAUNTLESS 15

Can I get the original seating and a windshield shipped from USA [to the] UK? I don't like the blue seating. What else do you think would make a [c.1995 Dauntless 15] benefit from? Also, what does everyone think of the Dauntless 15? Is this a good boat for a family of four for occasional recreation...
by thediscusthrower
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1995 13 DAUNTLESS Mooring Cover Source
Replies: 7
Views: 2994

Re: 1995 13 DAUNTLESS Mooring Cover Source

http://www.millscanvas.com/frame_index2.htm

Wm. J. Mills & Co.
1993-2000 13' Dauntless

Bob
by thediscusthrower
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Price of Mooring Cover
Replies: 12
Views: 4216

Price of Mooring Cover

[This thread was started in MARKETPLACE. Please, NEVER start a thread in MARKETPLACE in which you solicit a discussion. MARKETPLACE is to be used ONLY for posting of notices of WANTED TO BUY or FOR SALE. This thread has been moved to THE GAM because it solicits a discussion--jimh] [In 2016] I contac...
by thediscusthrower
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 15' Dauntless: Helm Seat Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1828

Re: 1995 15' Dauntless: Helm Seat Repair

andrey320 wrote:On my Dauntless 15, I put in some bigger ones and they've held up for a while now.


Where did you get the "bigger" rubber bumpers?

Bob