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by brill
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Suzuki DF30A
Replies: 8
Views: 4016

Re: New Suzuki DF30A

I just repowered my 1980 Sport 13 with a new Suzuki DF30A and love it. Very quiet and smooth. I am pleased with the acceleration; but have not yet run at full throttle for any extended period since I am still operating during break-in period.
by brill
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Link to Newspaper Article that Shows the Boston Whaler Rockland Plant c.1987
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

Re: Rockland Plant Tour c.1990

Thanks for posting the article. I remember touring the Rockland, Massachusetts, plant in 1990. I still remember the strong smell of resin everywhere we went until we went into the wood shop and then it was the sweet smell of cut teak and mahogany. We then toured the Edgewater, FL plant in 1994. Alth...
by brill
Wed May 04, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: White All-round Lamp Replacement Lightbulb Socket
Replies: 5
Views: 2376

Re: White All-round Lamp Replacement Lightbulb Socket

I replaced a socket recently with a 0024DP1 which I believe is the same as 0024DP2 but with a shorter wire length (10" vs 60"). I believe that the 0024DP2 is desirable with the longer length; but I found the 0024DP1 at West Marine and spliced in a longer wire to make it work. The 0024DP2 i...
by brill
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC 90 Color: Graphite or White
Replies: 9
Views: 3494

Re: E-TEC 90 Color: Graphite or White?

It depends on the hull. If it's an older model with blue interior, I would go with white. My opinion is that the white engines look better on the older hulls since they look more like the older OMC engines. There are advantages and disadvantages to each cowling color. The graphite will be less likel...
by brill
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Value of c.1958 Hull
Replies: 5
Views: 1838

Re: Value of c.1958 Hull

Where is this boat located? Can you post a picture? I would think that actual condition of an older hull such as this would be a major factor in determining value. To the right buyer there might be a higher intrinsic value with the FP designation if the hull does not require major work.
by brill
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moisture Meter Readings
Replies: 6
Views: 3465

Re: Moisture Meter Readings

As an additional data point, I took some readings from a 1980 Boston Whaler 13' Sport using a JR Overseas Model GRP33 Moisture Meter.. The readings on the deck and hull were between dry and moist as indicated by the GRP relative scale on the meter.. See pictures below. An important factor to conside...
by brill
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK 17: Drilling Console for Wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

Re: MONTAUK 17: Drilling Console for Wiring

When trying to determine the correct hole size for multiple connectors with molded connectors, I find it useful to experiment on a scrap piece of plywood so that you can determine the exact requirements of the opening before breaching the console. Another tip when cutting a hole through a finished s...
by brill
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Shortening a control cable
Replies: 7
Views: 2848

Re: Shortening a control cable

Shortening the tilt-n-trim harness assembly should not cause a problem. I would consider using heat shrink butt connectors to provide a mechanical and watertight seal. The ABYC standard (sec 11.14.5.7) states " Solder shall not be the sole means of mechanical connection in any circuit. If solde...
by brill
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Non-pyrotechnic Distress Signal Lamp
Replies: 18
Views: 5314

Re: Non-pyrotechnic Distress Signal Lamp

Thanks for the info. That certainly looks like a great option. I am considering buying one of these non-pyrotechnic distress signal lamps. I will probably keep a printout of eCFR 33 CFR 175.130 Visual Distress Signals Accepted, in the event that I am inspected and the inspector is looking specifical...
by brill
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Oetiker Clamps
Replies: 5
Views: 2392

Re: Oetiker Clamps

Great info. Thanks. I am in the process of replacing some of the fuel hose in my Conquest and had ordered some pinch clamps for the 3/4" O.D. fuel hose. I ordered the clamps from McMaster-Carr and I was happy to see that they were Oetiker branded. A package of 25 clamps cost $5.55. The pincers ...
by brill
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: The Story of the Restoration of a 13-footer
Replies: 12
Views: 4261

Re: The Story of the Restoration of a 13-footer

I agree that you will have to support the KING Starboard for the thwart seats to prevent sagging. Another factor is the additional weight. Example: a thwart seat measures 53.75" X 11" X 1" which would weigh 210lbs if fabricated out of KING Starboard. A comparable seat made of mahogany...
by brill
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 Mercury 225 FourStroke Corrosion
Replies: 8
Views: 3276

Re: 2004 Mercury 225 FourStroke - corrosion repair?

I believe that your engine may have been manufactured by Yamaha. Yamaha had a problem with 2000-2005 F225 engines and dry exhaust stack corrosion. You may want to check with your dealer. This concern is very well known for Yamaha branded F225 engines and may carry over to Mercury engines as well. ht...
by brill
Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Projets
Replies: 16
Views: 6092

Re: Winter Projets

Thanks for the tip, Oldslowandugly. I do plan on adding charge capabilities. I was considering just adding charge capability to the existing pull start configuration; but figured I would be better off with a complete upgrade. The electric start would also give me piece of mind if my wife or son were...
by brill
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Projets
Replies: 16
Views: 6092

Re: Winter Projets

2000 Conquest 28 - I will be finishing up the installation of a Kahlenberg air horn and on the 1980 13 Sport I am considering converting the 30hp Johnson to electric start once I find an appropriate donor engine.
by brill
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: FLIR ONE $250 Camera for Engine Diagnosis
Replies: 13
Views: 6269

FLIR ONE $250 Camera for Engine Diagnosis

Just wanted to post a couple of pics taken after I finished the rebuild of the Johnson 30-HP engine from my 1980 Sport 13. [The images seen below and water marked with the FLIR logo in the upper left corner were taken with what was later identified to be a FLIR Systems model FLIR ONE thermal camera ...
by brill
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Anchor hatch fiberglass repair
Replies: 17
Views: 10033

Re: Anchor hatch fiberglass repair

Another option if a repair is not feasible is to replace with Starboard AS. This material has an non-skid molded into one side. I replaced the fish box hatches on my 2000 Conquest 28 with these and 2 seasons later they are holding up well. They do not flex and the nonskid is effective. I purchased t...
by brill
Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Through Hull Transducer Install in 1984 Outrage 25
Replies: 4
Views: 2109

Re: Through Hull Transducer Install in 1984 Outrage 25

Looks like a pretty good solution. Too bad airmar didn't have more extended length transducer stems. As far as i can tell it's only the B744VL with fairing block. Are you planning on sealing the exposed core foam? I had considered taking this approach as well; but I am concerned about water accumula...
by brill
Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 85488

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

Primary boat: 2000 CONQUEST 28 with twin 225 Evinrude
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Project boat: 1980 Sport 13 w/ 30 Johnson
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