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BOB KEMMLER JR posted 12-26-2002 10:32 AM ET (US)   Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR  
Since some lowlife swiped my outboard of off my Rage(converted),i now need to repower and since the Dauntless hull is similar in size and weight,i would like opinions from the minimum hp up to maximum.I hada 70 hp johnson on mine,but would consider a 50 or ? since i run light and alone most of the time.I am not into sking or anything like that.
11 footer posted 12-28-2002 05:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
Bob,, I'm really sorry to here about you losing your outboard, that is really to bad. There is a rage up for sale on ebay now. With twin 25's. If I were you I would e-mail him and ask him how the boat performed with the 50hp.

Good luck,

tully_mars posted 12-28-2002 09:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     

I would suspect that the 50hp would run great with your specifications. Just like many of the old 15's were powered with 50's, though the Dauntless is a little bit heavier there is plenty of power to plane and run.

Tully Mars

PMUCCIOLO posted 12-31-2002 02:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    

Having owned a 1994 Dauntless 15 with a 60HP Evinrude, I suspect that the 50HP would be sufficient for your purposes as stated. I am disturbed to hear that your motor was stolen...especially after all of your hard work!


BOB KEMMLER JR posted 12-31-2002 04:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
Thanks for the info Paul.I am considering the 50 for the hood clearance as well,i realize the 70 will have lots of grunt,and my boat could handle 40 more pounds with no problem.I have no idea what would tempt anyone to steal a 1975 O/B????????Do you know what the minimum hp was for a 15 dauntless?
PMUCCIOLO posted 12-31-2002 05:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    

According to my 1994 Boston Whaler catalogue, the minimum HP for the Dauntless 15 is 30. The maximum is 70. Later, I think that the maximum was increased to 75 to accomodate the 75HP Mercury.

PaulVT posted 01-02-2003 08:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for PaulVT  Send Email to PaulVT     
I have a Dauntless 15 powered by Merc 50 hp 4 stroke. Top speed is about 30 mph on the GPS. I use a Stingray hydrofoil, so that adds a bit of drag, and probably costs ~1 mph top end. Most times I cruise on plane in the 18-22 mph range.


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