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by Dauntless
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: The New Forum at Year Five
Replies: 9
Views: 3258

Re: The New Forum at Year Five

Thanks so much Jim. I really appreciate all of your hard work.
by Dauntless
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Charleston by Whaler
Replies: 4
Views: 3381

Re: Charleston by Whaler

[I] had a great time [while visiting Charleston, South Carolina by boat]. The location of the [Charleston Harbor Marina] marina was great. [I] visited Shem Creek for dinner. [I had a] choice of several good restaurants on the water. [I] cruised up rivers and saw civil war plantations. [I] had a good...
by Dauntless
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Charleston by Whaler
Replies: 4
Views: 3381

Re: Charleston by Whaler

We are going to Charleston, South Carolina, on or about October 5, 2020. We are renting a slip from Charleston Harbor Marina for the week. Charleston Harbor Marina said they have room for my trailer. There is supposed to be a ramp about a mile away. I guess my wife will get her first experience pull...
by Dauntless
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Charleston by Whaler
Replies: 4
Views: 3381

Re: Charleston by Whaler

I found a marina [in Charleston, South Carolina area] where we can get a slip and store our trailer for the week.

[Give suggestions] about cruising and things to do by small boat in Charleston.
by Dauntless
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Charleston by Whaler
Replies: 4
Views: 3381

Charleston by Whaler

We are taking my daughter to Charleston for fall break in a few weeks and have decided we would like to pull our Dauntless 180 to be able to explore by water. Since we are already booked downtown can anyone with local knowledge give some suggestions on maybe a marina where we could keep the boat and...
by Dauntless
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hydraulic steering capacity
Replies: 28
Views: 3190

Re: Hydraulic steering capacity

I bought the gallon of aviation for $32 and then another quart of Seastar from Defender for $24.

Guess that’s why a lot of people just use the aviation. I will flush well with that and then replace with the Seastar as they recommend.
by Dauntless
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hydraulic steering capacity
Replies: 28
Views: 3190

Re: Hydraulic steering capacity

My manual says it’s a Teleflex. Then I think became Seastar and now Dometic. I did speak to a real nice guy there a couple days ago. Says I was correct in thinking I should change fluid to get rid of any PS fluid. Recommended running ATF through until I see it come out of the bleed screws. Then use ...
by Dauntless
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless fire extinguisher storage box
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Re: Dauntless fire extinguisher storage box

Great advice on both BING.COM and Sue. I will try both from now on. Thank you for taking the time advise.
by Dauntless
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless fire extinguisher storage box
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Re: Dauntless fire extinguisher storage box

[Here this post includes material from a prior post by a different person. When quoting someone please indicate that by using the quoted text marking. The follow should be attributed to PHIL, and I have added the quote marking—Moderator] I would contact Sue Lodel, Parts Manager of Beacon/Twin Cities...
by Dauntless
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hydraulic steering capacity
Replies: 28
Views: 3190

Re: Hydraulic steering capacity

jimh wrote:What is the original problem that is trying to be remedied?


When I search Teleflex Seastar comes up a lot. Their directions say, “any non approved fluid may cause irreparable damage.”
by Dauntless
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hydraulic steering capacity
Replies: 28
Views: 3190

Re: Hydraulic steering capacity

What is the original problem that is trying to be remedied? I found a bottle of regular automotive power steering fluid in the console that was not full. I surmised some of it was in my steering system and that I have a mix of different fluids. Since I have not seen regular automotive power steerin...
by Dauntless
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless fire extinguisher storage box
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Re: Dauntless fire extinguisher storage box

jimh wrote:
Dauntless wrote:
jimh wrote:How did you conduct your search for a Boston Whaler part?
Google.
What search terms did you use?


I think maybe “whaler Dauntless 180 fire extinguisher storage box”, “Whaler fire extinguisher storage box” , “Boston Whaler fire extinguisher box”, “fire extinguisher cabinet”, stuff like that.
by Dauntless
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless fire extinguisher storage box
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Re: Dauntless fire extinguisher storage box

Phil T wrote:Take a look at the specifications to the various models offered by SSI.


I found the SSI and they looked really nice but were too tall. I was hoping to find a drop in replacement.

Wow. Strong work on that parts list number. That’s what I was hoping for. I’ll call Sue and ask her.
by Dauntless
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless fire extinguisher storage box
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Re: Dauntless fire extinguisher storage box

biggiefl wrote:Can you fix the crack and paint it?


The plastic storage box itself is cracked. I suppose I could just tape it from inside the console but I’d rather do it right and just replace.
by Dauntless
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless fire extinguisher storage box
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Re: Dauntless fire extinguisher storage box

jimh wrote:How did you conduct your search for a Boston Whaler part?
Google.
by Dauntless
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hydraulic steering capacity
Replies: 28
Views: 3190

Re: Hydraulic steering capacity

jimh wrote:...have three quarts on hand
Three quarts—thank you.

I will search YouTube for how to drain.

I was thinking maybe I could use an air compressor through the fill tube and then the bleed valves. Then fill with new fluid.
by Dauntless
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hydraulic steering capacity
Replies: 28
Views: 3190

Re: Hydraulic steering capacity

This [topic was] started because I didn’t want regular automotive power steering fluid in the system. I have a quart of [SeaStar Solutions] hydraulic fluid. I assume I will need more if I drain and start over. [Has a boat hydraulic steering system ever been drained and re-filled by a reader of this ...
by Dauntless
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless fire extinguisher storage box
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Dauntless fire extinguisher storage box

The fire extinguisher storage box in the side of the console on my 2006 Dauntless 180 is cracked.

Where can a replacement be purchased?

So far amazon and eBay have no matching sizes and a search for a Boston Whaler part has yielded no results.
by Dauntless
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hydraulic steering capacity
Replies: 28
Views: 3190

Re: Hydraulic steering capacity

Did you check the level in the console by looking at the plastic tube descending from the helm pump? Yes I checked. There is some fluid in the hose. When I saw the power steering fluid bottle in the console I just figured it had a mix of fluids, wasn’t right, and that I would be better off with it ...
by Dauntless
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hydraulic steering capacity
Replies: 28
Views: 3190

Re: Hydraulic steering capacity

Jim - I believe the Gen 1 150 HP Verado was a six cylinder engine and uses a Uflex power hydraulic steering system with an electric hydraulic pump. If so, my post, above, is wrong. I failed to read the original post carefully and simply accepted that we were discussing a pure unboosted hydraulic sy...
by Dauntless
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hydraulic steering capacity
Replies: 28
Views: 3190

Re: Hydraulic steering capacity

I thought the 150s were hydraulic and 175 and up were Mercury power steering. I think mine is just the steering wheel pump hydraulic.
by Dauntless
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hydraulic steering capacity
Replies: 28
Views: 3190

Re: Hydraulic steering capacity

jimh wrote:What sort of hydraulic steering is on the boat? Is it a Sea Star Solutions system? Or a Mercury system that is part of the engine?


Not sure how to tell. I’ll look closer when I get home tomorrow to see if I can find out.
by Dauntless
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hydraulic steering capacity
Replies: 28
Views: 3190

Hydraulic steering capacity

I just bought a 2006 Dauntless 180 with a Mercury Verado 150. I found a bottle of power steering fluid in the console. I was considering bleeding the system and adding Seastar fluid but now not sure I want to mix expensive fluid with maybe a combination of fluids in there now. I’m considering replac...
by Dauntless
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Navigation Lighting Circuit Conductor is Hot
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Re: Navigation Lighting Circuit Conductor is Hot

When I said “hot” I meant it had voltage not that the temperature felt hot.
by Dauntless
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Navigation Lighting Circuit Conductor is Hot
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Re: Navigation Lighting Circuit Conductor is Hot

Power comes from a breaker panel and goes to the switch. Then the hot wire runs across and down the console disappearing below the deck in a bundle of wiring. There is no short. When the switch is off there is no power. When the switch is on the wire has power as shown by a lamp tester. I haven’t be...
by Dauntless
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Navigation Lighting Circuit Conductor is Hot
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Re: Navigation Lighting Circuit Conductor is Hot

Just bought the boat but I don’t see anything that really doesn’t look original.
by Dauntless
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Navigation Lighting Circuit Conductor is Hot
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Navigation Lighting Circuit Conductor is Hot

[On a ] 2006 Dauntless 180 [the sidelight lantern or lanterns does/do] not [illuminate]. [The battery negative circuit conductor] is good. [The battery power positive switched branch circuit for navigation lighting] wire is hot from the switch all the way until it disappears down below the console. ...
by Dauntless
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 180 DAUNTLESS Jack Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

Re:180 DAUNTLESS Jack Plate

Masbama wrote:I had a 1999 Dauntless 18 with a jack plate...


Thank you for answering. What set back distance was the jack plate?
by Dauntless
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 180 DAUNTLESS Jack Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

180 DAUNTLESS Jack Plate

For my 180 DAUNTLESS I am considering using a Bob’s 4-inch hydraulic jack plate to improve performance improvement and enable the boat to run in shallow water. [To anyone who has run a Bob's 4-inch jack plate on a 180 DAUNTLESS:] Are there any problems with this set up? Will adding the jack plate ca...