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by tlsch377
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Urgency to Change to Bunk Trailer from All-roller Trailer
Replies: 38
Views: 2021

Re: Urgency to Change to Bunk Trailer from All-roller Trailer

I have a Shorelandr galvanized bunk trailer made in 2003. The bunks were bare 2X6 boards when I bought the 2006 180 Dauntless boat. I first carpeted the bunks, but the boat didn't slide well. Then I placed a teflon-like cover--I don't remember the trade name--over the boards because they advertised ...
by tlsch377
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Brass Drain Tube Installation Detailed Procedure and Hints
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Brass Drain Tube Installation Detailed Procedure and Hints

Great detailed report, good luck, I know it was not straight forward. I was surprised My 2006 dauntless had plastic thru hulls. I replaced them in the Fall, just hope what I did doesn't leak, I had to make a press to pull the tubes together and I sealed with a caulk BW recommended instead of the 420...
by tlsch377
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 180 DAUNTLESS Through-hull Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: 180 DAUNTLESS Through-hull Replacement

Thanks JimH - I did check with Boston Whaler; they recommend SikaFlex 291, which I will use. I returned the 3M4200. All the discussions and photos of rotted wood make me aware that these thru hulls do need regular attention, so if I need to pull these every couple years, I don't want to be wrestling...
by tlsch377
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 180 DAUNTLESS Through-hull Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: 180 DAUNTLESS Through-hull Replacement

Thanks JimH. My boat is a 2005 180 Dauntless, and the thru-hull fittings in the engine splash well and the bilge drain hole are press fit. I worked with Sue in Wisconsin to get the parts from Boston Whaler. They were actually shipped directly to me from Boston Whaler. Boston may well use threaded th...
by tlsch377
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 180 DAUNTLESS Through-hull Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

180 DAUNTLESS Through-hull Replacement

I am replacing three press-fit thru-hull fittings on my 180 DAUNTLESS. These OEM components are plastic press-fit thru-hull fittings. Two are in the engine splash well, and one is the bilge drain tube. They are different lengths. Boston Whaler sells the replacement part in one length, so they need c...
by tlsch377
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Raising Boat On Trailer to Make Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1231

Re: Raising Boat On Trailer to Make Repair

Do what Con suggest, even if you have to pay someone to help with the labor. Laying under a boat to do that amount of work will be very difficult and the work to flip the boat will be much easier and better than the effort of getting help to flip the boat.
by tlsch377
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Thread Locker for Console Screws
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: Thread Locker for Console Screws

Jim is right, loc tite won't work in your situation. I wonder if the wood your screws are going into is soft from moisture. Check that and consider how you can dry the wood. I'd then look more to the 4200, definitely not 5200, but the 4200 will hold your screws, seal and f you have to remove the con...
by tlsch377
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Smartcraft Gauges Flashes "AL"
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Smartcraft Gauges Flashes "AL"

I thank both of you. The message on the gauge shows "engine hot". But the owner's manual for the Optimax does not speak to how hot is nornal. As mentioned in the post that Phil sent, the smartcraft manual doesn't address it, or what to do. I have a mechanic coming tomorrow, I had the boat ...
by tlsch377
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Smartcraft Gauges Flashes "AL"
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Smartcraft Gauges Flashes "AL"

i have a 2003 Mercury OptiMax135-HP engine on my 2005 180 DAUNTLESS boat. The engine has a a counter rotating gear case, so a previous owner must have replaced the original engine [or put on a new gear case]. When I purchased this boat four years ago, I took it to the local Boston Whaler dealer near...
by tlsch377
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2005 180 Dauntless Re-power
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

2005 180 Dauntless Re-power

I have a 2005 180 Dauntless with a 2003 Mercury 135 OptiMax, a counter rotating model. A previous owner did a re-power, when and for what reason, I do not know. The gauges are the smart gauges [possibly means Mercury SmartCraft gauges]. I may re-power, and I am considering a Suzuki DF140 or 150. [Gi...
by tlsch377
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 180 DAUNTLESS Engine Removal: Step-by-step Instructions180 Dauntless
Replies: 2
Views: 570

180 DAUNTLESS Engine Removal: Step-by-step Instructions180 Dauntless

Give me step-by-step instructions for pulling a Mercury OptiMax 135-HP engine from the [transom] of a 180 Dauntless.

I want to replace the mechanical steering system, including the helm.

This boat has the SmartCraft gauges. The wiring, hoses, and cables all pass through the same stern passage.
by tlsch377
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Caulk Color Match to Desert Tan
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: Caulk Color Match to Desert Tan

i think the mineral spirits [may] have been the problem. [Mineral Spirits have an] oil base and may have left a film. Try acetone in an area and see if that evaporates better without leaving any film.
by tlsch377
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS New Steering
Replies: 4
Views: 773

2005 180 DAUNTLESS New Steering

What steering system is recommended for a 2005 180 DAUNTLESS to replace the original mechanical steering?

What length of cable is needed?

What retail vendor is recommended

The steering wheel now has a tilt feature that I do not want to lose.
by tlsch377
Tue May 19, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS Steering Always Hard To Turn
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

Re: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS Steering Always Hard To Turn

I did get smoother travel in the OUTPUT CABLE after continued flushing of the engine TILT TUBE. Mistakenly I thought a grease fitting on the front of engine lubricated the cable and rod inside the [TILT] tube. That fitting lubes the tilt hinge. Before reassembling I put a small coating of grease on ...
by tlsch377
Mon May 18, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS Steering Always Hard To Turn
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

Re: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS Steering Always Hard To Turn

[The 20005 180 DAUNTLESS steering] is a cable system. [The boat runs] in the Chesapeake Bay saltwater. I will test the steering when I disconnect the [drag link between the engine tiller and the steering rod actuator]. I followed Phil's advice and ordered a Steersman Nut. When I disconnected the [dr...
by tlsch377
Mon May 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS Steering Always Hard To Turn
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

2005 180 DAUNTLESS Steering Always Hard To Turn

On my 2005 Dauntless 180 with a 2006 Mercury 135-HP engine the steering has always been hard to turn, more so at slow speeds, but also at cruising speeds. Now the steering is even harder to turn this Spring after recommissioning the boat. The steering may have loosened up some with use. [Give] sugge...
by tlsch377
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK: Preventing Water From Collecting on Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 7037

Re: MONTAUK: Preventing Water From Collecting on Cover

I would like to see photos of the rope configuration described. I have a 2005 180 Dauntless and have fought water collecting on the cover. My boat has bow rails and stern rails.
by tlsch377
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 DAUNTLESS 180 Ignition Key Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 6268

2005 DAUNTLESS 180 Ignition Key Switch

The engine ignition key switch on my 2005 180 Dauntless is very tight, and I am afraid a key may break off. There is not much room to get in behind the switch to pull it out and replace it. I've ordered a replacement.

What difficulty can I expect to have in replacing the ignition key switch?
by tlsch377
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS Water in Fastener Holes in Sump
Replies: 8
Views: 9207

Re: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS Water in Fastener Holes in Sump

Chuck—thank you. To get out the water was a time consuming job. Wish I knew how the water got between the skins, and I wish I knew for sure that all of it was out. I replaced the original pump with a Rule-brand pump with a built-in float. I used 3M4200 marine adhesive sealant adhere the pump to the ...
by tlsch377
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB - 2007 Dauntless 180 Ski Pylon
Replies: 3
Views: 9393

Re: WTB - 2007 Dauntless 180 Ski Pylon

I have a pylon for my 2006 180 Daunless, will sell, I live in Annapolis, MD email me.
by tlsch377
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Anderson Upholstery
Replies: 9
Views: 9442

Re: Anderson Upholstery

Specialty replaced all of my upholstery for a 2005 180 Dauntless, I had to have the bow cushion replaced and the back cushion on the Helm station, they did replace them no delay. So, you may think they are not the highest quality, but be sure you understand they back their work and products.
by tlsch377
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS Water in Fastener Holes in Sump
Replies: 8
Views: 9207

Re: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS Water in Fastener Holes in Sump

More information, I used a shop vac, that was a great idea. I could feel the vacuum hose getting cold as I sucked water after 10 - 15 minutes I looked in the vacuum tank, it had over a half gallon of water. I emptied the water and dried out the vacuum tank and wanted to make sure I was getting water...
by tlsch377
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS Water in Fastener Holes in Sump
Replies: 8
Views: 9207

Re: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS Water in Fastener Holes in Sump

Thank you for the reply, yes when I used a heat gun yesterday, it seemed to draw water up, kind of scared me. I left a fan on in the bilge over night, but got an unexpected rain before I got up and rain water got into bilge. One step forward and two in reverse. I will go to the hair drier and try so...
by tlsch377
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS Water in Fastener Holes in Sump
Replies: 8
Views: 9207

2005 180 DAUNTLESS Water in Fastener Holes in Sump

I have a 2005 180 Dauntless. I bought it c.2016. I had a local Boston Whaler dealer go through everything mechanical, but they did not have any comments on the sump pump or float switch. The Rule 40A float switch failed—actually had a short in the system and melted the housing—and was causing the fl...
by tlsch377
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury Mechanic Needed - Baltimore/Annapolis
Replies: 4
Views: 8385

Re: Mercury Mechanic Needed - Baltimore/Annapolis

Call Ron Oakes, 410-858-3507, a very good and responsive outboard Mercury mechanic near Annapolis.
by tlsch377
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Hatch for 2015 Dauntless 180
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Re: WTB: Hatch for 20015 Dauntless 180

This is part number 1719060; all I really need is the lid.
by tlsch377
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Hatch for 2015 Dauntless 180
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Re: WTB: Hatch for 20015 Dauntless 180

I really only need the cover, not the frame.
by tlsch377
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Hatch for 2015 Dauntless 180
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

WTB: Hatch for 2015 Dauntless 180

Wanted to buy: the transom access hatch for a 2005 Dauntless 180.

contact me at tlschneider16756@aol.com or text 410-562-1493.
by tlsch377
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 MONTAUK with 115-HP is Under-power
Replies: 17
Views: 8843

Re: 190 MONTAUK with 115-HP is Under-power

The [advice to a buyer of a 190 MONTAUK with 115-HP] is walk away, unless you want to get into the used engine sales business. The [190 MONTAUK] is a very good hull, a good boat, but the [115-HP] engine is small for the weight, beam, and length. I am not in a position to challenge the theory that ev...
by tlsch377
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 MONTAUK with 115-HP is Under-power
Replies: 17
Views: 8843

190 MONTAUK with 115-HP is Under-power

[New Topic introduced into a discussion on how to make a repair; this topic has been separated and is now its own thread.] A 190 Montauk with 115-HP is under-powered. A 115-HP [on a used 190 MONTAUK] may have been a replacement engine, I can't imagine a dealer selling [a 190 MONTAUK] with such a sma...