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by Todd
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 16 DAUNTLESS: Sell or Re-power
Replies: 22
Views: 7099

Re: 2001 16 DAUNTLESS: Sell or Re-power

Hi Tg196, I currently operate a 2003 160 Dauntless with the Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE engine it came with. The engine has a Vengeance three-blade propeller (that may or may not have come standard with the boat) and a whale tail that was added before I got it. With approximately 40-gallons of [fuel] and...
by Todd
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Stabil 360 Marine
Replies: 14
Views: 4571

Re: Does Stabil 360 Marine Stabilize Fuel for up to 12 months?

Sorry Jim, my comments were off the STABIL 360 topic (which I have always found a good product for long term storage). The comments were purely an ethanol experience rant. I need to stay on focus!!!
by Todd
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repair Minor Nicks in Gel Coat
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Re: quickest way to repair minor nicks.

Hello, I found a source of a simple yet professional looking repair kits for my 2003 160 Dauntless, it's: http://www.iboats.com/Boston-Whaler-1998-2004-White-Color-Boat-Gel-Coat-Patch-Paste-Repair-Kit-Spectrum-Color/dm/view_id.830142 I tried an off the shelf solution from West Marine but the color w...
by Todd
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Stabil 360 Marine
Replies: 14
Views: 4571

Re: Does Stabil 360 Marine Stabilize Fuel for up to 12 months?

Hi all. I had a Mercury 15-HP two-stroke-power-cycle outboard on my 10-feet Zodiac tender. After seen years of trouble free use, including having the engine submerged in water for 45 minutes and after which drying out the cylinders and plugs the motor started on the first pull, I stopped using the e...
by Todd
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 180 Dauntless In Following Seas
Replies: 11
Views: 3990

Re: 180 Dauntless In Following Seas

Masbama, forgive my lack of knowledge but what do you mean by "bow down" in rough seas? I have a 160 Dauntless and haven't had occasion to be in such conditions so I'd like to be prepared to maneuver safely. I had 11 years with a 38' Sea Ray Sundancer, in following seas I always tried to k...
by Todd
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yeti Coolers as Standard Equipment
Replies: 18
Views: 7040

Re: Yeti Coolers as Standard Equipment

My recently purchased 2003 160 Dauntless with only 112 hours came with the original equipment Igloo cooler that looked like it had 11,200 hours on it. It was clearly used and abused more than the boat. Fortunately, the seat pad wasn't used when the cooler was so it was in pristine condition. I fell ...
by Todd
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 190 MONTAUK: Where to Attach Fenders If No Bow Railing
Replies: 7
Views: 2285

Re: Where to attach fender with no bow rails?

I concur with Phil and Butch on this topic but would add that when at all possible, try to configure the fenders to contact only rub rail. Fenders rubbing on gelcoat tend to rub off the wax from my experience and should be avoided. My first choice is always to go fender-less using lines, however if ...
by Todd
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.2003 160 DAUNTLESS: Oil Pressure Gauge Not Working
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Re: c.2003 160 DAUNTLESS: Oil Pressure Gauge Not Working

Thanks for the thoughts on this topic. I've now been to two marinas that are Mercury dealers and also West Marine, no luck finding the plastic hose that will work, one place suggested I start visiting the automotive stores in the area. I may resort to that but maybe one of you folks has a suggestion...
by Todd
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.2003 160 DAUNTLESS: Oil Pressure Gauge Not Working
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Re: c.2003 160 DAUNTLESS: Oil Pressure Gauge Not Working

Thanks Butch. I noticed a reddish string under one of the stern seats and wondered what it was for...I'll follow your advice and DIY. I love working on this boat having come from an all electronic Sea Ray with Merc SmartCraft systems that required a computer hook up to diagnose anything. Much apprec...
by Todd
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.2003 160 DAUNTLESS: Oil Pressure Gauge Not Working
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Re: c.2003 160 DAUNTLESS: Oil Pressure Gauge Not Working

Hello all. I think I found the problem. See picture attached. Any thoughts on what type of tubing it is and how to replace it? I found the other end of this and it's very brittle and just breaks off in pieces when you touch it. Looks like a major challenge to run it from the engine to the gauge on t...
by Todd
Tue May 30, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.2003 160 DAUNTLESS: Oil Pressure Gauge Not Working
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Re: c.2003 160 DAUNTLESS: Oil Pressure Gauge Not Working

Thanks for the information and direction. Gives me some things to check out. I had NO idea it was water pressure and not oil, duh. I checked for the water pump function when I started the engine and it was just fine. I'll go after the water pressure line next. Shall I say the boat planes better than...
by Todd
Tue May 30, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.2003 160 DAUNTLESS: Oil Pressure Gauge Not Working
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

c.2003 160 DAUNTLESS: Oil Pressure Gauge Not Working

Hello again. The oil pressure gauge [on a 2003 Boston Whaler 160 DAUNTLESS boat with a Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE engine] does not work. I know the gauge is getting power because it lights up, but the gauge does not register anything at all. [Seeks] suggestions on how to diagnose the cause of the gauge ...
by Todd
Tue May 30, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 160 Dauntless Center Console Railing
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

Re: 160 Dauntless Center Console Railing

There are four allen screws in each 3" coupling, the railing meets in the middle of the coupling so two screws tighten on about 1.5" of railing on each side of the cut. I fixed the bottom two and loosen the top two to remove the railing on each side. There is a center railing as well but I...
by Todd
Tue May 30, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 160 Dauntless Center Console Railing
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

Re: 160 Dauntless Center Console Railing

Hello, I've got an update on my Dauntless railing concern. I enlisted the support of a friend who's an engineer and has the proper cutting tools and installed the stainless steel couplings on the two main rail supports just above where it bolts to the console. It seems just as sturdy as before and n...
by Todd
Tue May 23, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 160 Dauntless Center Console Railing
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

Re: 160 Dauntless Center Console Railing

Hi all, I had a engineer friend take a look at the bracket and suggest the most efficient solution knowing that the bracket will have to come off every time I put the boat back in the garage. He did some research and found a new product from White Water Marine that he thinks will work for my needs, ...
by Todd
Mon May 22, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 160 Dauntless Center Console Railing
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

Re: 16 Dauntless Center Console Railing

I found a potential solution by cutting the railing and using a railing coupling, see link. Anyone used something like this? I am not sure what diameter the bracket is, but these come in 7/8 or 1" options. Thanks. http://www.downwindmarine.com/Amar-Rail-Connectors-Stainless-Steel-p-90891574.html
by Todd
Mon May 22, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 160 Dauntless Center Console Railing
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

160 Dauntless Center Console Railing

IMG_1457.JPG Hello, I finally took delivery of my 2003 160 Dauntless having carefully (I thought) measured to make sure it would fit in my garage. Much to my dismay and my wife's ire, I realized the boat's center console bracket and windshield sit too high to fit in my garage. I removed both to get...
by Todd
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: When Unsinkable Comes In Handy
Replies: 4
Views: 2177

Re: When Unsinkable Comes In Handy

Thanks for the story and pictures. Thankfully, no one was hurt but still very sad to those who appreciate such vessels. That area of Lake Michigan is familiar to me having traveled it many times in our 38' Sea Ray. Another boat sank in that area of Lake Michigan in 2008, it was believed to have enco...
by Todd
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Prop Perplexed
Replies: 5
Views: 2466

Re: Prop Perplexed

Thanks to all for the replies, information, and encouragement. Bob, this boat is equipped with a hydrofoil (not sure the brand) on the lower unit and Teleflex hydraulic steering. I think the bow dodger is really neat and will show that to the wife, might be a nice option to consider in the future. M...
by Todd
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Prop Perplexed
Replies: 5
Views: 2466

Prop Perplexed

After many years of Lake Michigan boating in a 38' Sea Ray Sundancer I have downsized and am fulfilling a lifelong dream of owning a trailer-able 2003 16 Dauntless with a Mercury 115 Four Stroke. It took a year to find it but I have one coming from Florida equipped the way I want it and only 112 hou...