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bdille posted 01-24-2005 02:52 PM ET (US)   Profile for bdille   Send Email to bdille  
I'm looking for a dual console and found a 1995 Dauntless 17 DC. I've had expreience with the Mountauk but not with any of the "Post Classic" whalers. Was wondering if anyone can share with me their thoughs about handeling, speed, and especially if it's a "wet" or "dry" ride. This particular boat is powered by a 1995 Evinrude with direct oil injection. Any thoughts on this motor would also be welcomed.

Thanks for your replies!

Buckda posted 01-24-2005 06:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
I believe Don Jahncke, member "djahncke" has this exact setup. You may want to e-mail him directly to see what his thoughts are.

dgp posted 01-24-2005 07:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
I previously owned the 1997 version of this boat. It porpoised with very little trim out and was very sensitive to weight (people) distribution; it's a deep vee hull.
With a 125 Mercury it would run about 47 MPH with an aluminum prop.
I believe there was too much rear weight bias on this hull caused by the location of the dual consoles necessary to accomodate the bow rider portion of the boat.
bdille posted 01-24-2005 08:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for bdille  Send Email to bdille     
Thanks for you imput guys! Should have mentioned it's a 115hp Evinrude. dgp - do you think trim tabs ca help solve the problem with porposing?
dgp posted 01-25-2005 09:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
Yes, this hull definately needs trim tabs and a SS 4 or 5 blade prop. Check engine height also; cavitation plate needs to be above bottom of vee.

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