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by rsantiago
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: 2001 160 Dauntless has no fuses or circuit breakers
Replies: 9
Views: 13134

Re: 2001 160 Dauntless has no fuses or circuit breakers

Hello B.E. Coyote. Boston Whaler did not eliminate the individual fuses for the navigation lamp switch or the bilge pump switch on the 2001 Dauntless 16. My 2001 Dauntless 16 has has three switches at the helm. They are labeled as follows: NAV-ANC, BILGE, and ACC. The BILGE and NAV-ANC switch have 5...
by rsantiago
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 160: Yamaha F90 v. F115
Replies: 14
Views: 13287

Re: Dauntless 160 Data Yamaha F90 vs F115

Hello B.E. Coyote, I have a 2001 Dauntless16 with a 2017 Yamaha F115 mounted three-holes up. It is equipped with a Solas Titan HR 4 blade 13x15 propeller. My boat also has trim tabs although they are self-leveling tabs. Your data is similar to my boat's performance. I reach a maximum speed between 3...
by rsantiago
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 with Yamaha F100
Replies: 12
Views: 10729

Re: Dauntless 16 with Yamaha F100

Jim is correct . It is the Solas HR Titan 4, 15 pitch, 4 blade stainless steel propeller.
by rsantiago
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: FL Keys Hotels, Marinas and Boat Ramps
Replies: 2
Views: 1607

Re: FL Keys Hotels, Marinas and Boat Ramps

I am partial to Marathon because it is quieter and in between Key West and Islamorada. There is a Holiday Inn with limited boat/trailer parking and a very good public boat ramp across the street with easy access to Vaca Cut. If you can stay a week I recommend renting a house in Key Colony beach. Ren...
by rsantiago
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 with Yamaha F100
Replies: 12
Views: 10729

Re: Dauntless 16 performance

Hello Eagle1499, I have a 2001 Dauntless 16 which I recently repowered from a Yamaha F100 to a Yamaha F115. With the F100 I had a Doel Fin, a 3 bladed black Yamaha stainless steel 17 pitch propeller, and it was mounted one hole away from the highest engine height. The boat planed well with this setu...
by rsantiago
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 Dauntless 16 repowered with Yamaha F115B
Replies: 7
Views: 3441

Re: 2001 Dauntless 16 repowered with Yamaha F115B

Bob, Thanks for your input. It was valuable in making my propeller decision. I'm not too concern with my top speed and really more impress with how the boat handles in a stiff chop with the 4 bladed prop. The boat rides over the waves and has less of a tendency to get airborne. Even when I catch a l...
by rsantiago
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 Dauntless 16 repowered with Yamaha F115B
Replies: 7
Views: 3441

Re: 2001 Dauntless 16 repowered with Yamaha F115B

Jim,
I agree with your assessment of good all-around performance. I feel that I have reached good operating norms for my boat, thanks in large part to this forum and those who contribute comments to it.

Thanks to all for their input.
Happy Boating!
Ralph
by rsantiago
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 Dauntless 16 repowered with Yamaha F115B
Replies: 7
Views: 3441

Re: 2001 Dauntless 16 repowered with Yamaha F115B

Hi Phil--I also read the thread by GoldenDaze and thought I would get similar results. On my boat, the engine is mounted two-holes up. The boat also has bottom paint in good condition. With a three-blade Yamaha 13 x 17 the boat ran too bow high and was struggling to plane. That didn't happen with th...
by rsantiago
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 Dauntless 16 repowered with Yamaha F115B
Replies: 7
Views: 3441

2001 Dauntless 16 repowered with Yamaha F115B

Hello to all, I posted a few weeks ago in the GAM section that I repowered my Dauntless 16 with a new Yamaha F115B engine and a Solas Titan HR 4 13.25x15 propeller. The following is performance data that I recorded today regarding this boat and engine configuration. Speed readings were taken from GP...
by rsantiago
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 16 DAUNTLESS: Sell or Re-power
Replies: 22
Views: 8484

Re: 2001 16 DAUNTLESS: Sell or Re-power

I just re-powered my 2001 Dauntless 16 with a Yamaha F115B four-stroke-power-cycle engine. After 16 years and 1,80-hours, my old Yamaha F100 could not hold compression in one cylinder and saltwater entered the engine. The oil was white and filled with sludge. The new engine cost $10,000 (installed),...
by rsantiago
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 16 DAUNTLESS: Sell or Re-power
Replies: 22
Views: 8484

Re: 2001 16 DAUNTLESS: Sell or Re-power

I have a 2001 Dauntless with a Yamaha F100 engine with 1800 hours on it and can reach 37 mph at 6000 rpm with a 17 pitch prop. I believe your boat should have similar results as the Mercury 90 hp share some commonality with the Yamaha engine of the same era. I too have struggled with the idea of ups...
by rsantiago
Fri May 06, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 160 DAUNTLESS, Yamaha F115, Hard to Plane
Replies: 17
Views: 7131

Re: 160 DAUNTLESS, Yamaha F115, Hard to Plane

Hello Tulley--I have a 2001 Dauntless 16 with the Yamaha F100. I use a Yamaha 13x17 black stainless steel propeller with the engine mounted one hole away from the highest engine setting. I also have a DOEL-FIN-brand foil mounted on the [anti-ventilation] plate. This set up has worked well for me. I ...