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by andrey320
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 130 SUPER SPORT As First Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 2102

Re: 130 SUPER SPORT As First Boat

I'll echo Jim's comments and say that a 13 is really small for the need you describe. Although you'll probably get by, it will be awkward with that many on board. Does the 13 even have seating for 5? This is coming from a minimalist that uses a 15 Dauntless in the big, blue Pacific ocean. If you can...
by andrey320
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 3866

Re: Boat Insurance

My AAA policy is about $100/year with a pretty high agreed upon value. They were good with a claim.
I have a 15 Dauntless in the Socal area.
by andrey320
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boat Tent Shelter
Replies: 15
Views: 5799

Re: Boat Tent Shelter

I can't stop watching that video! I would be fine mounting it on the console for height--even better, and the flimsy supports could be replaced with something more sturdy. Not super worried about covering the space between gunwales and rails. It's almost worth ordering to see how it fits and just p...
by andrey320
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boat Tent Shelter
Replies: 15
Views: 5799

Re: Boat Tent Shelter

He has another video where he is under way with the tent - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcThmwZdqVo (Disregard the illegal activities being filmed there....) "It's almost worth ordering to see how it fits and just put it on my rib if it doesn't!" That was my thinking except I didn't hav...
by andrey320
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boat Tent Shelter
Replies: 15
Views: 5799

Re: Boat Tent Shelter

Great solution you came up with. Now that you have it in your possession, can you imagine it being place to cover just from the console back? Using it for piloting on crappy cold days? I can see it being used with a portable propane heater for warming up after cold dives. Would it allow for driving...
by andrey320
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Runaway Boat in Half Moon Bay
Replies: 9
Views: 3713

Re: Speculation on cause of runaway boat

[The runaway boat] doesn't look that far from shore, but, when you're not in the best shape, fully dressed, in cold water, and possibly injured from being ejected, [to make it to shore is] probably a tough swim. Another case of loose steering rod nut?
by andrey320
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boat Tent Shelter
Replies: 15
Views: 5799

Re: Boat Tent Shelter

Hello Dutchman, thank you for the comments. The platform can stow anywhere there is space. It can stay in its place and hold cargo underneath. The two parts that the platform is made of do not fold any further, just their legs fold. I just traveled slowly in the harbor between the launch ramp, Harbo...
by andrey320
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boat Tent Shelter
Replies: 15
Views: 5799

Re: Boat Tent Shelter

Okay boys (and girls)... its done and tested! And it is great! Spent the night at Channel Islands harbor with everything going smooth besides the launch ramp lights being out forcing me to launch in total darkness. Cloudy evening, dark launch ramp, tinted windows = real nail biter.... The setup is n...
by andrey320
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice on SPORT 15 and DAUNTLESS 15
Replies: 22
Views: 5114

Re: Advice on SPORT 15 and DAUNTLESS 15

I recently sold my 2008 Crown Victoria P71 that I used to tow the Dauntless 15 for about four years.

I now use my wife's 2015 Subaru Outback. It has done great so far. I think it is rated for 2800 pounds so I wouldn't hesitate using it to tow the slightly larger boats you are considering.
by andrey320
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice on SPORT 15 and DAUNTLESS 15
Replies: 22
Views: 5114

Re: Classic 15 sport or dauntless 15 - advice please

The Dauntless 15 has been my first boat for the past seven years. I love it! I am extremely happy to have chosen the right boat for me from the start. I didn't consider the 17 because I park it in my townhome garage in which the Dauntless just fits with the tongue removed from the trailer. One reall...
by andrey320
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: "Unsinkable" + Book Signings
Replies: 9
Views: 3372

Re: "Unsinkable" + Book Signings

mdplunkett wrote:I'm in North Hollywood. Are you in LA?


andrey320 wrote:Just ordered the book, looking forward to reading it. Where in LA are you located?

Thank you!


I live in Calabasas, work in Woodland Hills and my parents live in your city... Magnolia/Wittset area. Maybe I can let you know next time I'm in the area.
by andrey320
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: "Unsinkable" + Book Signings
Replies: 9
Views: 3372

Re: "Unsinkable" + Book Signings

Just ordered the book, looking forward to reading it. Where in LA are you located?

Thank you!
by andrey320
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2008 Montauk 170 Transom Support Using "transom saver device"
Replies: 16
Views: 4750

Re: 2008 Montauk 170 Transom support... "transom saver device"

When trailering, you can support the motor by lowering it till it touches the trim ram(s). If the motor needs to be tilted higher, use a my-wedge style support and NOT the type that connect to the trailer. http://www.m-ywedge.com/products.html Another satisfied m-ywedge user here! Simpler than supp...
by andrey320
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 15' Dauntless: Helm Seat Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1772

Re: 1995 15' Dauntless: Helm Seat Repair

I believe I just ran across them at some hardware store. Take a look at the isles with hardware and cabinet/drawer accessories.
by andrey320
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 15' Dauntless: Helm Seat Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1772

Re: 1995 15' Dauntless: Helm Seat Repair

Nice fix! Let us know how it holds up, I may need to do that when my stops fall apart again. On my Dauntless 15, I put in some bigger ones and they've held up for a while now. Check out this modification I did to allow the seat back to be used as a leaning post (like in the newer Whalers) - http://c...
by andrey320
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 Outrage 17: Source for Replacement Console
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

Re: 1996 Outrage 17: Source for Replacement Console

If you get to the point of looking at aftermarket consoles, check out Carolina Skiff. They have a few options that may work for your boat. When replacing the console on my 15 Dauntless I went with their small/medium (I think) which has a built in front seat and is narrower than the original. I am ex...
by andrey320
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boat Tent Shelter
Replies: 15
Views: 5799

Re: Boat Tent Shelter

Initial test fit went well. Different from what I imagined but good. I'll end up installing the quick release bimini mounts on the lip that runs the length of the inside of the boat, just behind the anchor locker. I reversed the intended orientation of the tent to put the door in the back. This shou...
by andrey320
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy
Replies: 28
Views: 7992

Re: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy

Dutchman wrote:Yea but the tanker that hit them wasn't in stealth mode, but probably to small of a ship to get noticed from a warship bridge.


You forgot your sarcasm emoticon... right?
by andrey320
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy
Replies: 28
Views: 7992

Re: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy

I have AIS receiver on my 15 Dauntless and got it after a close call with a tanker in the fog.
by andrey320
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 MONTAUK Fuel Tank Level Gauge; Fuel Management
Replies: 15
Views: 4033

Re: How low should I allow fuel tank to run (190 Montauk)

What a coincidental discussion! I was going to start a thread but came to my own conclusions. Same as Tacky79, I had a wonderful day out on our "Lake Pacifica" (Pacific ocean on the rare, super calm conditions) aboard my Dauntless 15. I fished in the morning at Anacapa and Santa Cruz islan...
by andrey320
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trolling Motor on Dauntless 15
Replies: 6
Views: 1980

Re: Trolling Motor on Dauntless 15

Take a look at Fishgutz's approach, that is what I'm considering on my Dauntless 15.
http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/016330.html
by andrey320
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy
Replies: 28
Views: 7992

Re: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy

StormWarning--that is the same thing I am thinking. The chances of two vessels colliding like that are pretty slim, the chances of that happening two times in a few months, are extremely small. Only the "crazy" people believe in conspiracy theories--until they are proven true. The terms ha...
by andrey320
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boat Tent Shelter
Replies: 15
Views: 5799

Re: Boat Tent Shelter

After taking some measurements and trying to picture it installed, I just placed the order for the largest one they offer. Most of these are out of stock, hopefully it won't take too long to get. Now on to making the bow filler.
by andrey320
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boat Tent Shelter
Replies: 15
Views: 5799

Re: Boat Tent Shelter

Thanks for the reply Jim. The cost is one of the major draws to this product. By the way, they have a 10% off coupon and free shipping so it would be about $190 shipped. The vendor advertises a 30 day money back return policy so I'll be risking my return shipping cost if it doesn't work out. Althoug...
by andrey320
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boat Tent Shelter
Replies: 15
Views: 5799

Boat Tent Shelter

Hello all. I’ve been thinking of trying to spend a night on the boat with my wife and would like to make that as comfortable as possible so that we will do it again. Unfortunately, I do not own a Whaler with a cuddy nor one that has an available Mills full cover. My Dauntless 15’s bow locker area is...
by andrey320
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Recall Your First Time In a Boston Whaler
Replies: 13
Views: 4626

Re: Recall Your First Time In a Boston Whaler

Working as a lifeguard on a local lake. It was an old commercial 17 with a couple of benches and a gas tank. I hated it because it would barely plane with a 25 (I think). The little aluminum boat we had was much better. About six years later, I decided to get a boat and stepped onto my 15 Dauntless ...
by andrey320
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Responders in Boston Whaler Stop Runaway Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 2676

Re: Responders in Boston Whaler Stop Runaway Boat

That is a much better angle akwalker, you can actually see the throw bag being deployed at about 0:27 into the video in your link. They realized the boat was going after them but a little too late. Good thing none of the rescue personnel were injured. I guess the collision disabled the Whaler.
by andrey320
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Responders in Boston Whaler Stop Runaway Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 2676

Responders in Boston Whaler Stop Runaway Boat

[See link to best video presentation in link several posts below--jimh]

The video description has a good summary of what happened. I thought the Whaler operators were crazy to be so nearby but they are responders.
by andrey320
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Jensen TV
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Re: Jensen TV

Got this for camping / van entertainment - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Axess-22-Cla ... 2/41051317
Great tv, with low volume being the weak point. An external speaker easily solves that problem.
by andrey320
Tue May 02, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Santa Barbara Boston Whaler Rendezvous
Replies: 5
Views: 3839

Re: Santa Barbara Boston Whaler Rendezvous

Forecast is looking a little rough so far....
Probably too much for my little Whaler.
If anyone needs a deckhand (I'm good with pitching $ in, pulling anchor, cleaning fish, scrubbing decks, etc.), please send me an email.
See you there!
by andrey320
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice to First-time Boat Owner
Replies: 34
Views: 10164

Re: Advice to First-time Boat Owner

Start "small". Take the boat to the harbor by yourself, launch it, and ride around the harbor or in protected waterways (if they are available). Do it again a bunch of times until you're comfortable. When you feel like you've got some "miles under your belt" and know how things r...
by andrey320
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Looking For a Boat
Replies: 15
Views: 5002

Re: Looking For a Boat

Check out the Dauntless 15.
by andrey320
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 210 MONTAUK
Replies: 28
Views: 9597

Re: 210 MONTAUK

Given enough time between swells (15+ seconds), it is not that bad.

Last Friday, I made it to Santa Cruz island in a little over an hour in my Dauntless 15. The speed was around 15 to 17-nautical-miles-per-hour. NOAA showed swells of up to six feet rolling through the gap between the islands.
by andrey320
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: "1-Foot-itis" Dauntless 15 v. Dauntless 16
Replies: 9
Views: 4187

Re: "1-Foot-itis" Dauntless 15 v. Dauntless 16

Thank you all for the feedback. You're helping me with all the experiences you've had. The, "is it worth it?" question is personal, I'll have to come to that decision. Jim, a couple of upgrades is probably all I'll have in my lifetime too, at this rate, I'll have a 17 when I retire.... Whi...
by andrey320
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: "1-Foot-itis" Dauntless 15 v. Dauntless 16
Replies: 9
Views: 4187

"1-Foot-itis" Dauntless 15 v. Dauntless 16

The two-foot-itis disease did not skip me, but it is showing up in rare form. My Dauntless 15 has been a wonderful first boat. The ability to park it in my town home garage and tow it with a sedan are benefits that I don't want to give up. I do at times feel like something more capable would suit my...
by andrey320
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: KTLA News Reports on Small Boat Capsize Entering Ventura Harbor
Replies: 22
Views: 6625

Re: KTLA News Reports on Small Boat Capsize Entering Ventura Harbor

Not being familiar with Ventura, California, I have to ask: is it typical for 17-foot open boats to enter and exit the harbor? On days when there is "high surf" (as the coastguard man described), is it typical for 17-foot open outboard boats to leave Ventura harbor for the Pacific Ocean? ...
by andrey320
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: KTLA News Reports on Small Boat Capsize Entering Ventura Harbor
Replies: 22
Views: 6625

Re: KTLA News Reports on Small Boat Capsize Entering Ventura Harbor

From some small boat operation training, personal experience, and lots of kayak beach launching and landing: ADVICE FOR OPERATING BOAT IN SURF: --watch the sets for a few minutes; stay outside in the rollers and observe. Look for where the waves are breaking and timing of the set (waves come in wave...
by andrey320
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: KTLA News Reports on Small Boat Capsize Entering Ventura Harbor
Replies: 22
Views: 6625

Re: KTLA News Reports on Small Boat Capsize Entering Ventura Harbor

That is one of my "home harbors". Yes, entering that way in high surf is not advised and should be timed. The operator was obviously oblivious to this and tried to push through it. Although it is shallow in that area, I do not think there are any spots where it is "that" shallow....
by andrey320
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Best Whaler Under 14-feet
Replies: 2
Views: 1606

Re: Best SMALL Whaler

Love my 15 Dauntless. I have had it to Catalina and Santa Cruz islands several times and am frequently at Anacapa.
by andrey320
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB 15' Dauntless Stern Deck Rails
Replies: 4
Views: 2098

Re: 15' Dauntless SternDeck Rails

I've got the port side sitting around (which I removed along with the rear bench to get better access to the swim step).
Interested?
by andrey320
Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Electrical Wiring in Wet Rigging Tunnel
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

Electrical Wiring in Wet Rigging Tunnel

Hello all. I've been having some electrical problems and have finally pinpointed it to the ground wire being damaged in the rigging tunnel. I have not 100% confirmed this (by pulling the cable and inspecting it) but the resistance is coming from somewhere along the cable length that is in the tunnel...
by andrey320
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Towing with a Subaru Outback
Replies: 15
Views: 7432

Re: Towing with a Subaru Outback

I tow a Dauntless 15 (probably similar weight) with a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria which on paper has a 1,000-lbs tow capacity. I barely feel the boat back there. Before this, I towed it with a V6 Camry station wagon: felt the boat back there. We have a 2015 Outback four-cylinder with a 2,700-lbs tow ca...
by andrey320
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Using your Whaler for emergency situation
Replies: 4
Views: 2232

Re: Using your Whaler for emergency situation

A few weeks ago, a neighbor and I talked about how if there is a huge tsunami of the Southern California coast, we can sit in my boat until we can float and then motor off....
(I live about 15 miles inland from the Malibu coast so this is pretty much an impossibility)
by andrey320
Mon May 23, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1984 Outrage 18 - pricing help?
Replies: 17
Views: 7136

Re: 1984 Outrage 18 - pricing help?

Where are you located?
I've got a Dauntless 15 with a newer Honda BF60 (340ish hours) I'm thinking about upgrading....
by andrey320
Sat May 14, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: NMEA-0183 Interface: Lowrance Link-8 to Garmin 545S
Replies: 4
Views: 1845

Re: NMEA-0183 Interface: Lowrance Link-8 to Garmin 545S

Not really sure what you mean Jim. I think I'm even more confused after reading the sticky. Can you please be more specific / descriptive?
Thank you!
by andrey320
Fri May 13, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: NMEA-0183 Interface: Lowrance Link-8 to Garmin 545S
Replies: 4
Views: 1845

NMEA-0183 Interface: Lowrance Link-8 to Garmin 545S

Hello all (more specifically, Jim...), After installing my new Link8 and connecting it to my Garmin 545S, the VHF was not getting a GPS signal from the plotter. It displayed a "Enter GPS Position" message. I made the following connections: Link8--------------------------Garmin GPS Green---...
by andrey320
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Is a classic Montauk a good fit for me?
Replies: 17
Views: 6472

Re: Is a classic Montauk a good fit for me?

If you plan on using [the boat you will purchase] in the ocean, make sure you get a model that allows you to drive comfortably standing up. My Dauntless 15 does well in our coastal waters and on occasional island trips.
by andrey320
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: VHF Marine Band Radio Roundup 2016-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 6670

Re: VHF Marine Band Radio Roundup 2016

Just bought a Lowrance Link-8 for $230 total from TheGPSStore.com. That's cheaper than I'd be paying for an AIS receiver.

Great summary of the available VHF radios by Jim!
by andrey320
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: ICOM MX-5000 AIS Receiver Pricing
Replies: 5
Views: 2757

Re: ICOM MX-5000 AIS Receiver Pricing

Just bought a Lowrence Link 8 for $230 total from TheGPSStore.com.
That's cheaper than I'd be paying for the AIS receiver....
I'll post this in the VHF thread as well.

Thank you again Jim for sharing your knowledge!