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by B.E.Coyote
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Specialty Marine Cushions
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Specialty Marine Cushions

Thanks guys! I’ll probably make an order from them. Waiting to hear from Anderson with a quote first.
by B.E.Coyote
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 160: Yamaha F90 v. F115
Replies: 12
Views: 2559

Re: Dauntless 160: Yamaha F90 v. F115

The second boat came with only a SONAR unit. On the first test with the second boat I brought the Garmin 665 off of my motorcycle and didn't realize that it didn't show tenths until I was on the water. I now have a Simrad Go7xsr on the boat and any further tests will be using that same unit. I don't...
by B.E.Coyote
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Specialty Marine Cushions
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Specialty Marine Cushions

Are the Specialty Marine Cushions a good quality? Comparable to oem?

I read mixed reviews but all were more than 5 years old.

Anybody buy their cushions more recently?
by B.E.Coyote
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 160: Yamaha F90 v. F115
Replies: 12
Views: 2559

Re: Dauntless 160: Yamaha F90 v. F115

Previous test Outboard mounted one-hole up. PROPELLER UNDER TEST = Power Tech SDC4 4 blade 13" 15 Pitch Prop RPM = 6200 (Trimmed out to 6200) MPH = 38 per auto gps that did not show tenths. Yesterday I moved the motor up one hole to the two hole up position. Outboard mounted two-holes up. PROPE...
by B.E.Coyote
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless 160: Round 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

Re: Dauntless 160: Round 2

Yes, I am going to have to change where the straps attach to the trailer. Using some tie down loops around the frame works for now. Wasn't so much the sudden urge to install trim tabs. It was more that with the way I use my boat I knew I'd eventually install them. There isn't tons of room in that ri...
by B.E.Coyote
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Installing trim tabs on a 160 Dauntless
Replies: 15
Views: 6871

Re: Installing trim tabs on a 160 Dauntless

Installed another set of Bennetts Bolts today, In regards to the screws, the manual states not to use a power screwdriver to install them but their online video shows one being used. I used a screw gun as it takes a lot of strength to get them tight and it is about 30 screws. Using the correct bit i...
by B.E.Coyote
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless 160: Round 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

Re: Dauntless 160: Round 2

https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Boat-1/i-Wh7qDN2/0/ecb1e8c5/M/IMG_1226-M.jpg Fig. 3. I ended up putting on Bennett Bolt 12 x 4 trim tabs. I knew I would end up eventually with trim tabs. I was pulling cables for a drop cable to connect the engine to NMEA-2000 and a SONAR transducer, anyway, ...
by B.E.Coyote
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 DAUNTLESS 16 Inwale Rod Rack
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Inwale Rod Rack

Flameer is the brand of the hinge. A search on eBay or Amazon with that name may locate a hinge like the ones seem in Figure 1and 2.

Figure 2 is a bad picture. It show two hinges. One with the screw covers on, one with the screw covers off.
by B.E.Coyote
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 DAUNTLESS 16 Inwale Rod Rack
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Boston Whaler Dauntless Folding rod holders.

I agree, I don't think I will ever use these but this hull is nicer than my last and the empty space of where the rod holders should have been bugged me. I would not have put them back on if I had to pay $30 x 8 for all the original hinges. My 2000 came with all hinges broken and all of the swing ou...
by B.E.Coyote
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bought a DAUNTLESS 160
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Bought a DAUNTLESS 160

That looks great! More info on the t top?

I bought a 2000 Dauntless 160 last year as my first Whaler.
I just bought a 2001 with newer power and sold the 2000.
by B.E.Coyote
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: 2001 160 Dauntless has no fuses or circuit breakers
Replies: 9
Views: 1698

Re: 2001 160 Dauntless has no fuses or circuit breakers

Finished- It looks like the wiring in place was the original BW wiring that daisy chained to and fed each breaker. Who ever did the work last just plugged those female connectors to the switches and deleted having the breaker. I bought half a dozen of these inline weatherproof fuse holders with 14 g...
by B.E.Coyote
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 DAUNTLESS 16 Inwale Rod Rack
Replies: 3
Views: 590

2001 DAUNTLESS 16 Inwale Rod Rack

Please post a picture of the shock cord set up for the rod racks that shows how the cord attaches to the screw above the rod rack on a 2001 DAUNTLESS 16 or other model year or DAUNTLESS 18. I bought Flameer-brand hinges with 150-degree-detent on eBay and Amazon for about $15 a pair. The Boston Whale...
by B.E.Coyote
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: 2001 160 Dauntless has no fuses or circuit breakers
Replies: 9
Views: 1698

Re: 2001 160 Dauntless has no fuses or circuit breakers

Thanks all. So the Yamaha dealer that did the repower likely deleted the breakers when he did the new gauges. This is what I got from Boston Whaler today. It's just a snip of the .pdf but it is what I am missing. https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Boat-1/i-Cd6TMdF/0/4f83d4a7/M/bw%20switch%20wiri...
by B.E.Coyote
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: 2001 160 Dauntless has no fuses or circuit breakers
Replies: 9
Views: 1698

Re: 2001 160 Dauntless has no fuses or circuit breakers

Thanks Jim, I did check out my Boston Whaler support diagrams, but I could not find any wiring diagram. My 2000 Dauntless 16 had those MAIN and BILGE circuit breakers, but it still had the individual breakers at the switches. Maybe Boston Whaler deleted them for the 2001 Dauntless 160. Maybe someone...
by B.E.Coyote
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: 2001 160 Dauntless has no fuses or circuit breakers
Replies: 9
Views: 1698

2001 160 Dauntless has no fuses or circuit breakers

[Moved to SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL for discussion—jimh] I am going through the electrical power distribution wiring on my recently purchased 2001 Dauntless 160 This 2001 160 DAUNTLESS was re-powered in c.2015 with a 2015 Yamaha 115. The re-power was done by a certified Yamaha dealer. The boat got new g...
by B.E.Coyote
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 160: Yamaha F90 v. F115
Replies: 12
Views: 2559

Re: Dauntless 160: Yamaha F90 v. F115

I am running a Mercury Trophy Plus 13-3/4 x 17 prop on a 2003 Mercury 115 4-stroke (the Yamaha powerhead version) with a 2.07:1 lower unit gear ratio. [Is the Mercury TROPHY PLUS propeller] a four-blade [propeller]? [Gear ratio] on the 2015 Yamaha F115B is 2.15 The engine speed at full throttle rec...
by B.E.Coyote
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 160: Yamaha F90 v. F115
Replies: 12
Views: 2559

Re: Dauntless 160: Yamaha F90 v. F115

Thanks for all the replies Bob--engine speed tops out at 5,800-RPM. I have to trim out to get above that. I was disappointed that I didn't cross that 40-MPH barrier, but I am sure that I could with a higher pitched propeller. My real concern though isn't top speed, it is low speed planing and snotty...
by B.E.Coyote
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 160: Yamaha F90 v. F115
Replies: 12
Views: 2559

Dauntless 160: Yamaha F90 v. F115

I really liked my 2000 Dauntless 160 but I wanted to add a 115 HP outboard to it. The 2008 Yamaha F90 gave me passable results, especially after adding trim tabs but I really wanted a little bit more power. I recently came across a 2001 Dauntless 160 with a 2015 Yamaha 115 for a price that I just co...
by B.E.Coyote
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Downside of Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 18
Views: 2472

Re: Downside of Hydraulic Steering

I have a knob on the wheel and when standing up driving in a chop you must be very careful with it around sensitive body parts. I am not looking to commit suicide but I could see a scenario with it that would having me wishing I was dead.
by B.E.Coyote
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX1850 VHF Marine Band DSC Radio
Replies: 4
Views: 2902

Re: Standard-Horizon GX1850 VHF Marine Band DSC Radio

If you buy the GX1800GPS model with integral GPS receiver, what would be the benefit of also having an NMEA-2000 connection [as in the GX1850GPS model] ?
by B.E.Coyote
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless 160: Round 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

Re: Dauntless 160: Round 2

Boat number 1 found a new home tonight. New owner did not like the modified bow rail. It was cut for the trolling motor. Swapped my intact rail from 2 for the cut rail on 1. I save money in hardware, new owner is happy and I don't have to go through the bad feeling of cutting up an original BW piece...
by B.E.Coyote
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Downside of Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 18
Views: 2472

Re: Downside of Hydraulic Steering

[Meant to say that the downside of hydraulic steering is that it causes there to be] more turns of the wheel to go lock-to-lock
by B.E.Coyote
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless 160: Round 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

Re: Dauntless 160: Round 2

Swapping outboards was the original plan. After bringing home number 2 and really considering how much work it would be to swap the two engines and seeing that number 2 had a little nicer hull and a console that was not cut out for a stereo I decided to keep number 2. I can install trim tabs in an a...
by B.E.Coyote
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless 160: Round 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

Re: Dauntless 160: Round 2

I realize you've been very pleased with the trim tabs on your Dauntless powered with the 90 HP Yamaha. By having 28% more HP and only ten pounds more weight on your newer Dauntless transom I doubt you would find trim tabs to be a worthwhile investment, particularly if you install the right four bla...
by B.E.Coyote
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless 160: Round 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

Re: Dauntless 160: Round 2

Thanks Todd, I went through that progression on the other boat and still have a doel-fin in the shed. I'd have to do some hard thinking before I drilled holes in this nice shiny outboard. We will see! Going to turn most of my attention towards cleaning up the old one and getting it ready for a new o...
by B.E.Coyote
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless 160: Round 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

Re: Dauntless 160: Round 2

Your right, I should get everything dialed in before I go spending money and drilling holes in a new to me hull. I was just so impressed with the dramatic positive change in the previous Dauntless 160 after the tabs. Not for just getting on plane quicker but for pushing the nose down in heavy chop t...
by B.E.Coyote
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless 160: Round 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

Dauntless 160: Round 2

Last November 2018 I bought my first Boston Whaler boat, a 2000 Dauntless 160. Not just my first Boston Whaler boat but really my first real boat. The 2000 DAUNTLESS 160 boat needed a lot of work, but the price was right and I like projects. The engine would not start because of badly corroded power...
by B.E.Coyote
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 160 Static Trim
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: 2000 Dauntless 160 Static Trim

Thanks GD, dreaming of repowering to a 115
by B.E.Coyote
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 160 Static Trim
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: 2000 Dauntless 160 Static Trim

Thank you!
by B.E.Coyote
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 160 Static Trim
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

2000 Dauntless 160 Static Trim

Is my boat sitting okay? These pictures were taken today. A 70-lbs dog was standing on whatever end I was taking the picture. There is an 80-lbs trolling motor on the bow. In the 160 DAUNTLESS are three large batteries in the center console, a heavy 90-HP engine, a half-full fuel tank, five gallons ...
by B.E.Coyote
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Evinrude E-TEC G2 Three-cylinder Engines
Replies: 12
Views: 4631

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

http://continuouswave.com/forum/download/file.php?id=4455 So what is the real world performance benefit of the much higher HP at lower rpm? Let's say a 2000 Dauntless 160, would the new Evinrude 115 motor run a significantly higher pitched and or a larger diameter prop compared to the Mercury 115 P...
by B.E.Coyote
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Plastic Barrel Nuts for Dauntless 13 Hatch
Replies: 9
Views: 2886

Re: Dauntless 13 anchor locker fasteners

I just went through somewhat of the same repair on my Dauntless 160. I had lots of gelcoat to fix on the non-skid part of the anchor locker hatch and was going to paint it with non-skid deck paint anyway. The hinges had come loose and water got into the wood or whale board that the anchor locker hat...
by B.E.Coyote
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 DAUNTLESS 160 Sea Trial
Replies: 7
Views: 2653

Re: 2003 DAUNTLESS 160 Sea Trial

Here is what I just went through to get my new to me 2000 Dauntless 160 set up well. http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4257 In short the answer was Bennett Bolt electric trim tabs. I love the boat now. What you describe with 3 aboard and an aluminum prop of unknown size and pit...
by B.E.Coyote
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 8237

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop

A surprise from testing three-blade and four-blade propellers. I did a back-to-back test of the Power Tech SS 4-blade SCD 13 x 15 and the original [three-blade] Yamaha 13-1/4 x 17. I initially put on the PowerTech propeller before I added the 12 x 4 Bennett Bolts trim tabs. I thought there was more ...
by B.E.Coyote
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 8237

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height - trim tabs

I added 12"x4" Bennett Bolt trim tabs to the Dauntless 16 I really wish I had done this as my first modification to the boat. Huge difference, I have so much more control of the boat and can keep the bow down easily. I installed them myself so the total cost was less than the cost of the n...
by B.E.Coyote
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Evinrude E-TEC G2 Three-cylinder Engines
Replies: 12
Views: 4631

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

Would electronic throttle mean electronic cruise control? No wake mode like on a jet ski?
by B.E.Coyote
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Installing trim tabs on a 160 Dauntless
Replies: 15
Views: 6871

Re: Installing trim tabs on a 160 Dauntless

The Bennett Bolts trim tabs do physically fit my Dauntless 16, but I do not have the actuators wired yet. It doesn't look like they will require spacers under the swim ladder. The Bennett Bolts trim tabs require I drill more holes: 11 holes for each tab; three holes for each upper bracket; and one h...
by B.E.Coyote
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Adding USB outlet
Replies: 15
Views: 4562

Re: Adding USB outlet

A disadvantage to having an always-on LED voltmeter on the dash is their brightness can be annoying at night. They are brighter than you might think. On my recent installation I put in a switch for the LED voltmeter.
by B.E.Coyote
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 160 Dauntless Re-power Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE
Replies: 16
Views: 5026

Re: 160 Dauntless Re-power Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE

Any updates now that the weather is good? Did you go ahead and get the Mercury 115? I am not planning an immediate re-power, but I have been drooling over [the Mercury 115]. I am not thrilled with the performance of my 2000 Dauntless 16 with 2008 Yamaha F90. The Mercury 115 would be 10-lbs lighter, ...
by B.E.Coyote
Fri May 31, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Installing trim tabs on a 160 Dauntless
Replies: 15
Views: 6871

Re: Installing trim tabs on a 160 Dauntless

Based on the write-up by [Bob (GoldenDaze)] I ordered Bennet BOLT tabs, also 12 x 4, with the Basic switch for under $400 including shipment. I hope [the Bennett BOLT trim tabs] work out. Love the [DAUNTLESS 16] boat, but I hate that 10- to 18-MPH bow rise.
by B.E.Coyote
Wed May 29, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 8237

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

My Dauntless 16 is becoming more functional. I think this 4 blade prop was an improvement. Anecdotally the boat has better hole shot, less bow rise and top speed was very good maybe even better considering the boat was slightly more loaded. It still has more bow rise than I'd like between 10-18 mph ...
by B.E.Coyote
Wed May 29, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 8237

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

New tests, raised the outboard one hole to two-holes-up. O O x O I ran the boat last week but just to get out. I only had a quarter tank of gas and was solo other than my dog. 5600 WOT trimmed in 32.2 6000 (trimmed out until I reached 6000) 36 even. Today I installed a new Power Tech SDC4 4 blade 13...
by B.E.Coyote
Wed May 29, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 8237

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

I may have missed it but I'm unclear as to your ultimate objective. Are you after the best possible top speed from your Dauntless or for best overall performance? For your long term satisfaction I recommend best overall performance. Getting the notched hull Dauntless 16 on plane quickly and maintai...
by B.E.Coyote
Wed May 29, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Installing trim tabs on a 160 Dauntless
Replies: 15
Views: 6871

Re: Installing trim tabs on a 160 Dauntless

Good info. Getting down the bow [of my DAUNTLESS 16] in chop is what I am working on right now. An 18-MPH boat speed is also exactly when the bow [of my DAUNTLESS 16] finally starts to come down. I want this [DAUNTLESS 16] boat for spending time around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel and unfortunat...
by B.E.Coyote
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 8237

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

Thanks Bob, I had read your post previously. I also added hydraulic steering and am happy with it! When I bought my boat the teleflex cable was frozen and it was much easier to replace the cables with hoses. I think those trim tabs look great and could be something I add down the road after everythi...
by B.E.Coyote
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 8237

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

Thanks Jim. I think that sums it up well. After I have more hours on the boat, I may revisit this if I see any concerns that need to be addressed.
by B.E.Coyote
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 8237

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

I have no doubt that a 115 outboard is the better choice for this boat but it came with a 90hp 2008 Yamaha 4 stroke with only 350 hours. The only reason I could even afford this boat was because it was neglected and needed lots of work, all new wiring, some gel coat repair etc, The motor was a big s...
by B.E.Coyote
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 8237

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

So with test 1 and 2 done with the damaged prop it looks like test 3 and 4 are the only two that need to be compared. Test 3: FUEL = added 20-gallons (about 125-lbs) to tank that was less than half full CREW WEIGHT = (450-lbs minus 120-lbs or) 330-lbs GEAR = (same as Test 2) HULL = cleaned of marine...
by B.E.Coyote
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 8237

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

Correct, a little faster, dropped rpm. I did not mean to imply that the weight moving back had anything to do with the propellers. Just pointing out that there was a change. The bow rise and time to get to top speed I think was more than just the change in balance. It was significant, and I just pre...
by B.E.Coyote
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 8237

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

A new 19-pitch propeller got [the 2000 DAUNTLESS 16 boat] to 36.3-MPH [and let the 2008 Yamaha F90TLR engine accelerate to] 5700-RPM [To compensate for] my son not being aboard (130-lbs), I added 20 gallons of gasoline fuel to the fuel tank which is aft of the console. [In earlier testing] my son sa...