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by B.E.Coyote
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 160 Static Trim
Replies: 4
Views: 395

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: 395

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: 395

2000 Dauntless 160 Static Trim

I had to do a lot of gel coat repair on a 2000 Dauntless 160 with the notched transom. I have a small amount of paranoia about water-soaked foam. If there were significant amounts of water inside the hull then the boat would sit low—right? Is my boat sitting okay? These pictures were taken today. A ...
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: 3026

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: 1452

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: 1550

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: 6410

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: 6410

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: 3026

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: 13
Views: 4984

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: 3570

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: 12
Views: 3557

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: 13
Views: 4984

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: 6410

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: 6410

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

New tests, raised the outboard one hole to 2 holes up. 3rd highest position of 4 positions 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 installe...
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: 6410

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: 13
Views: 4984

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: 6410

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: 6410

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: 6410

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: 6410

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: 6410

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: 6410

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...
by B.E.Coyote
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 6410

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

[It turns out that] the propeller was previously [painted] black. It is stainless steel. The propeller had some damage and needed re-work. [A local propeller shop] had the exact same propeller in 19-pitch that had already been tuned. He swapped that out with my old propeller for $130. He is tuning m...
by B.E.Coyote
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 6410

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

Thank you gentlemen. I am going to raise the motor this weekend. There is also a good propeller shop down the road. I'm going to run the propeller over to them and see if the propeller is in good tune. I'm fairly well convinced that I have to go to a 19-pitch propeller, but to know what I am dealing...
by B.E.Coyote
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 6410

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

The gear ratio of the lower unit is 2.31
by B.E.Coyote
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 6410

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

I was able to take out the boat. It now has a clean hull. [The top speed measured over ground by GNSS receiver was] 34.7-MPH at engine speed of 6000-RPM. I may have been able to gain a little more speed with more outward trim but didn't want [the engine to accelerate] above 6000-RPM. There was less ...
by B.E.Coyote
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 6410

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

I figured the drag could also cause some prop slip. Now I know. The prop is somewhat polished. It is magnetic but way to heavy to be aluminum. I pulled the propeller. On the outside I see 17-K. Stamped on the inside of the hub is "13x17-k2". Maybe inside the hub I see a C or O. prop.jpg Se...
by B.E.Coyote
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 6410

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

The engine is mounted at the one-hole-up position. With the boat level and the engine trimmed so the anti-ventilation plate is level, the anti-ventilation plate is 5/8-inch above the keel. This is the actual keel not the top of the notch. The propeller brand is uncertain. I believe it is Yamaha. It ...
by B.E.Coyote
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 6410

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

For a 2000 Dauntless 16 with the notch cut out, a 2008 Yamaha F90TLR is currently mounted two holes from the top, 3/4" above the transom. The outboard's mounting bracket as [four sets of mounting] holes. [Please see the article at the top of this forum on how to describe engine mounting height—...
by B.E.Coyote
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Fishing Rod Holder from 16 Dauntless
Replies: 1
Views: 1425

Re: FS: Fishing Rod Holder from 16 Dauntless

Is a set front and back for one side of the boat or do you need 2 sets to hold a fishing rod?
by B.E.Coyote
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 Navigation Lamp Wiring Details
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 Navigation Lamp Wiring Details

Thank you. Making progress. I was thinking there was a problem with the [negative circuit of the navigation lamp wiring]. I pulled the [white all-round lamp] socket and found the wires going to the [white all-round lamp] run to the [stern] of the boat, under the [white all-round lamp], into some con...
by B.E.Coyote
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 Navigation Lamp Wiring Details
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

2000 Dauntless 16 Navigation Lamp Wiring Details

My new boat is a 2000 Dauntless 16. Neither [the combined sidelight lamp or the white all-round lamp] works. Their lightbulbs are good, but there is no power at the lamps. At the switch that controls them there is 12-Volts. Is there a ground connection that the [combined sidelight lamp] and [white a...
by B.E.Coyote
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bow-mount Trolling Motor Installation and Wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Re: Dauntless 16 Bow-mount Trolling Motor

Got this back from Boston Whaler in response to my asking about whether a 16 Dauntless without the fishing package still had the rigging tube and reinforced mounting area. Yes, the 2000 16' Dauntless has the phenolic material molded into the hull to reinforce the installation of a bow mounted trolli...
by B.E.Coyote
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bow-mount Trolling Motor Installation and Wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Re: Dauntless 16 Bow mount trolling motor questions

If the fishing package was not ordered originally, did Boston Whaler delete the conduit? I did some more digging and that grommet would indeed be where the wires ran if there were a conduit. I pulled up the diagrams on WHALER.COM. [The diagrams from WHALER.COM] show the grommet and conduit on it. [T...
by B.E.Coyote
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bow-mount Trolling Motor Installation and Wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Bow-mount Trolling Motor Installation and Wiring

I want to put an 80-lbs-thrust Minn Kota iPilot [electric trolling motor] on my 2000 Dauntless 16. If I add a small, round, pry-out hatch [at the location that appears highlighted in the image below] could I reach in to put nuts on from the inside? https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/To-web/i-3Hm6gLV/0...