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by sailor dude
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 15 60-HP
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: Dauntless 15 60-HP

jimh wrote:Did the device called "Navionics" have a trip log function that accumulated the distance the boat travelled based on the deduced position of the boat from a position finder like a GPS receiver?


Yep, exactly.
by sailor dude
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 15 60-HP
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: Dauntless 15 60-HP

You're not off subject at all Biggie, I appreciate the info. I'm not surprised there are stronger 60's out there. I really wish the boat had come with a 75 HP, but what can ya do. My plan is to get this 60 dialed in the best I can, then enjoy it for as long as I can. We're gonna launch in Crystal Ri...
by sailor dude
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 15 60-HP
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: Dauntless 15 60-HP

I do not think they made a 60hp 2stroke, especially with the small gearcase that is 25" in length. Hey Biggie, I was wondering if you might chime in! I've read a lot of your posts in my many "Dauntless 15" searches. Thank you! But yeah, there's a 1995 60-HP two-stroke Mercury bolted ...
by sailor dude
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 15 60-HP
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: Dauntless 15 60-HP

Snapped this pic Sunday. The visible plate is 4" above the AV plate, so that gives an idea how deep the AV plate is. I raised the motor to the top hole today, and hope to give it a run this weekend. We ran 68 miles on Sunday. Flat and calm the whole time. One-half to three-quarter-throttle at 9...
by sailor dude
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 15 60-HP
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: Dauntless 15 60-HP

Ah! Sorry.

I got the miles from Navionics. I got the gallons from the display on the gas pump, when I finished refilling the tank. I used a tape measure to bring the fuel back up to the same level.
by sailor dude
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 15 60-HP
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: Dauntless 15 60-HP

What happens when you are trimmed out? Does the bow settle down and speed increase? Yes, it does. In fact, at WOT and near-glassy conditions, the prop will ventilate before the boat porpoises. I'm just surprised by how very little trim is required. And I was wrong about the anti ventilation plate b...
by sailor dude
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 15 60-HP
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: Dauntless 15 60-HP

Phil, I have five bolt holes. The bolt is right where your graphic denotes three holes up ... but I still have one hole left to go. Speaking of which: although the AV plate is level with the keel, it is still an inch or so below the waterline when planed off. So, should I use that last hole?? The ho...
by sailor dude
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 15 60-HP
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: Dauntless 15 60-HP

Thank you, Jim.

I simply divided miles traveled by gallons consumed. It was very approximate, especially since the use was mixed: some WOT, some idling, and some in between. I do think I'm being generous at 3.5 MPG though. I'll collect more precise data this weekend, now that Dorian has passed us by.
by sailor dude
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 15 60-HP
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Dauntless 15 60-HP

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by sailor dude
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Towing Home My "Barn Find"
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: Towing Home My "Barn Find"

Gotta love a barn find!! My new-to-me '95 Dauntless 15 just finished a 22-year "jail sentence" in an old man's air-conditioned garage. Bill Clinton was still in his first term the last time she saw daylight. I hope your grandkids know how lucky they are! How far did you have to travel to f...
by sailor dude
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: My first motorboat is a Dauntless 15
Replies: 2
Views: 346

My first motorboat is a Dauntless 15

I just had to share. I'm a sailor who I bought my first powerboat today, and she is AMAZING! She's 24 years young, a genuine "barn find", except the barn was an air-conditioned garage. This old man kept her there since 1995 and NEVER USED HER. He finally took her out this spring, did every...