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Whaletosh posted 07-13-2004 04:40 PM ET (US)   Profile for Whaletosh  
As some on this forum know I sold my beloved Dauntless 14 about a 1-1/2 years ago. It is a 2000. I did this as part of a plan to get rid of all debt accept our mortgage. It was a sad day.

Also as some on the forum know the motor was replaced with a 2002 60 HP EFI 4-stroke Mercury as part of a recall campaign.

I keep my eyes on traderonline as I dream about getting another Dauntless 14. Yesterday, the guy who bought my boat listed it. Of course if I had the finances I would buy her back.

So if anybody on the forum is looking for a Dauntless 14 this is an oppurtunity. It is probably the only one in existance that has an EFI 4-stroke motor.


Whaletosh posted 07-13-2004 04:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
I should have mentioned the Dauntless 14 is the onbe located in Grass Valley California
SteviLad posted 07-13-2004 11:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for SteviLad  Send Email to SteviLad     
How would that 60 HP EFI 4 stroke compare with a Yamaha 50 HP 4 stroke that I had on my 2000 Dauntless 14, that I recently traded in for a 190 Nantucket?
Moe posted 07-14-2004 10:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
I recently operated a new Honda 50 on a 17 Guardian, and was suprised at how much smoother the Mercury EFI is than the carbureted Honda 50 four-stroke, especially at idle and low rpm operation.

While the carbureted Yamaha 60 uses the same powerhead as the 50-60HP Mercs, the carbureted Yamaha 50 is a different, smaller displacement (joint-venture) engine, which I suspect also isn't as strong as the Merc 50 EFI.

I believe Mercury is the clear winner in the 50-60HP four-stroke class.


SteviLad posted 07-14-2004 10:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for SteviLad  Send Email to SteviLad     
Thanks Moe for the insight in the different engine options......& there sure are alot of them, especially in the smaller engine range....too many decisions! I did like how quiet the 50 HP Yamaha was on mine, although it definitely was power challenged with more then 2 adults on that heavy 14 Footer to jump up on plane. My Dole-Fins definitely made a difference in time to plane, although that was with 1 or 2 people. I do miss that little boat though. The 60 HP EFI mentioned above has been sold.

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