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by macfam
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Best Varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Best Varnish

My choice is Pettit Flagship with the most UV inhibitors. Spectacular results. Long lasting.
Plan on numerous coats. 6 minimum in salt water environs. I did a base of 9, and one or two more for several years.
by macfam
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat for Narragansett Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Boat for Narragansett Bay

I agree with roundle1979. Those are good models for Narragansett. As you know, Narry can be like a pond--or ferocious.

We used to travel from Fall River to New Port in a 17 Nauset many times. Fantastic boating but pick your days.
by macfam
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Black Top Legend: 170 MONTAUK at Haulover Inlet
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Black Top Legend: 170 MONTAUK at Haulover Inlet

[This post contained long instructions about searching, perhaps intended to locate these two recordings https://youtu.be/rnIuGL4EG1U?t=146 and one just mentioned this week in another thread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikj34Ay8UTg They both show the boat known as BLACK TOP LEGEND operating at Hau...
by macfam
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Black Top Legend: 170 MONTAUK at Haulover Inlet
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Black Top Legend: 170 MONTAUK at Haulover Inlet

To see the 170 MONTAUK known as BLACK TOP LEGEND entering Haulover inlet in heavy seas, watch https://youtu.be/oaZe7FBuV5Q?t=21 ASIDE: The 170 Montauk with a Mercury 90 need not bow to anyone. How often do you hear how Boston Whaler boats are “over-priced”? Or you’re just paying “for the name.”. Or ...
by macfam
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale: 2019 Boston Whaler Montauk 170
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: For Sale: 2019 Boston Whaler Montauk 170

She is Sweet!
by macfam
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Anchor Light Solution with Full Canvas
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Anchor Light Solution with Full Canvas

I get AA and AAA batteries at Costco. Good and Cheap
2 nights, then replace.
That will be the cheapest thing ever compared to other boating costs.
Sounds fine to me.
by macfam
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Anchor Light Solution with Full Canvas
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Anchor Light Solution with Full Canvas

I’ve almost bought on of these several times, and still might decide before this season ends.
Appear to be a good solution and high quality.
Take a look: http://www.navisafe.com/
by macfam
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boater Buys 2001 160 Dauntless
Replies: 25
Views: 2743

Re: New Boater Buys 2001 160 Dauntless

Safety!! Wear PFD’s (Personal Floatation Devise) for every person on board. The vest type with CO2 inflation are comfortable and cool. Communication is smart. Hand held waterproof/floating VHF radio is smart option. Channel 16 gets you the Coast Guard, and local harbormasters. A cell phone that is i...
by macfam
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 23
Views: 1635

Re: “slipping clutch”

That ”slipping clutch” you describe maybe a slipping prop hub.

Is the Pitch on the spare Quicksilver Mirage close to the prop your using? If yes, give it a try to see if the problem subsides.
by macfam
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Stability of 13'-15' Boston Whalers
Replies: 6
Views: 932

Re: Stability of 13'-15' Boston Whalers

We have a 2008 Montauk 150. It is remarkably stable for a 15 footer. The beam is 6’6”, which is 4” WIDER than the typical 17 Montauk, which is 6’2”, and weighs 100 pounds more! This is a beefy 15’ boat that handles superbly, plus the benefit of a center console, allowing mobility around the entire h...
by macfam
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boston Whaler Boat Inventory and Sales
Replies: 15
Views: 1932

Re: New Boston Whaler sales

A television morning newscast from a Boston station had a segment confirming that new boat sales increased by 25-percent [compared to some other unspecified time].
by macfam
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boston Whaler Boat Inventory and Sales
Replies: 15
Views: 1932

New Boston Whaler Boat Inventory and Sales

Here on Cape Cod, the [NAUSET MARINE] dealer's stock of new Boston Whalers is basically zero, sold out, ain’t got none. I find this amazing during the Covid-19 pandemic. I’ll need to check out Cataumet Marine (the top Grady White dealership in the US), and Bosun Marine (top Edgewater dealer in the U...
by macfam
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Experience with HONDA BF2.3 Outboard engine
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Experience with HONDA BF2.3 Outboard engine

We have a Honda original 2-HP short shaft, not the 2.3-HP. For all practical purposes, they are the same. I only use engineered fuel in the little Honda, simply because of seldom use in our 9-foot-long inflatable. Placing the engine on the transom of the inflatable is easy; it only weighs 30-lbs. I ...
by macfam
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First time buyer: 190 Montauk Ride
Replies: 27
Views: 3334

Re: First time buyer: 190 Montauk Ride

I have driven the original 190 with the 115 hp Mercury on several occasions. With two people and gear it was a good balance of ride and power. Moving up to 5 people or more, the 115 wasn’t really adequate, and I though a 150hp would have been perfect. For a 19 footer, I thought the ride was quite go...
by macfam
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Best Bottom Paint
Replies: 8
Views: 1648

Re: Best Bottom Paint

I’be been successful with Pettit Hydrocoat Eco. Water-based, no copper, easy clean-up. Ablative. Expensive. But incredibly effective.
by macfam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 Mercury 90 FOURSTROKE Fuel Pressure Measurement
Replies: 5
Views: 10525

Re: 2005 Mercury 90 FOURSTROKE Fuel Pressure Measurement

I share a dock with a friend who has a 2003 Mercury-Yamaha with carburetors. My friend's engine had running problems exactly like yours; the engine would start, but ran very roughly, and could accelerate to only about 4,200-RPM. In the summer of 2019 my friend lost use of the engine for three weeks ...
by macfam
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 9
Views: 8746

Re: Advice on Purchase

Here is a source of Boston Whaler interiors located on Craigslist in Haverhill, MA
https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/boa/d/boston-whaler-mahogany-wood-consoles/6982397839.html
Worth a phone call.
by macfam
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom Paint and Anti-fouling Paint
Replies: 12
Views: 9964

Re: Do I even Need Bottom Paint ?

AWLGRIP is for above waterline only. I’d use Pettit Hydrocoat water-based anti-fouling (Black, Blue, red, Green, or White) a couple of coats. Taking in and out of water with Hydrocoat is fine. If you want to leave in the water longer, your protected. One quart is all you need. Easy soap and water cl...
by macfam
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Worth Buying a Damaged 13-footer
Replies: 19
Views: 11518

Re: Worth Buying a Damaged 13-footer

As Kenny Rogers would say,
“You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em
Know when to fold ‘em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run”

In this case, walk away isn’t even an option.....
I’d say RUN.....
by macfam
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 130 SUPER SPORT Trim Tabs
Replies: 8
Views: 9143

Re: 2019 130 SUPER SPORT Trim Tabs

With experience in several small Whalers, I would recommend adding a hydrofoil to the anti-ventilation plate. There are one or two available WITHOUT drilling holes in the plate. Drilling 2 holes never really bothered me because the hydrofoil worked so well that they became permanent. The benefits we...
by macfam
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 130 SUPER SPORT Trim Tabs
Replies: 8
Views: 9143

Re: 2019 130 SUPER SPORT Trim Tabs

Question: What problem are you trying to cure with trim tabs?
Is the rear “squatting too low” at certain speeds? Are you unable to bring the bow down at lower speeds?
Are you trying to level out one side versus the other?
by macfam
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Preparing Nantucket 190 for Saltwater
Replies: 22
Views: 16002

Re: Preparing Nantucket 190 for Saltwater

Lots of great advice already given above. I highly recommend Pettit Hydrocoat ECO. A WATER-based, multi-seasonal, ablative (slowly wears away) antifouling bottom paint. (Black, Blue, red, green or white) (soap and water clean-up). It does NOT contain copper and minimized electrolysis. Your zincs las...
by macfam
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mooring Cover for SPORT 13
Replies: 15
Views: 7916

Re: Mooring Cover for SPORT 13

When we had our 13 Whaler, we had a Mills Canvas mooring cover: expensive, but I thought worth it. With their unique “gunwale clips” and draw string around the hem, it’s a tight, perfect fit. Now with the 150 Montauk, I ordered a helm seat cover, and console cover, as well as a Bimini sun top all in...
by macfam
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 150 Montauk: Speed with 90-HP
Replies: 5
Views: 8704

Re: 150 Montauk Upgrade

Yes, you’ll go faster with a 90. That’s the ONLY upside I see. Otherwise the resale value drops, and there is too much weight aft. For my money, if I wanted to go faster, I’d get a 170 MONTAUK with a 90-HP.
by macfam
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 MONTAUK v. 150 SUPER SPORT
Replies: 4
Views: 8639

Re: self-bailing hull

Re a self-bailing hull: A 150 MONTAUK does not have the classic self-bailing hull, that is, a hull interior above the water-line with scuppers that drain out. However, our 150 MONTAK has a Sahara-brand pump with internal float switch. This works great—providing the float remains free, doesn’t stick,...
by macfam
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 11437

Re: High speed lean-out NOT solved

We had a 2000 40 Johnson 2-stroke on our 13 Super Sport.
Symptoms were nearly identical.

Found a small hole in the diaphragm of fuel pump.

Replaced fuel pump: problem solved.
by macfam
Tue May 28, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses
Replies: 7
Views: 6953

Re: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses

Yup.
My Maui Jim’s are polarized, multi-coated, prescription, and progressive (no-line).
They are admirable. NOT CHEAP! Around $365
by macfam
Tue May 28, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 Whaler SS non skid floor.
Replies: 8
Views: 6263

Re: 2018 Whaler SS non skid floor.

Ever Spring I [perform the procedure described in the linked article whose URL appears below] on our 11 year old Montauk 150. It looks brand new. The non-skid is not slippery, but CLEAN, and RESISTS getting dirty. And the occasional bird dropping or grandkids sticky, gooey candy cleans right up. htt...
by macfam
Sat May 18, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability
Replies: 19
Views: 9663

Re: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability

The 17 Montauk is actually 950 lbs.
by macfam
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom painting made easier
Replies: 4
Views: 3896

Re: Bottom painting made easier

Hey OldSlowandugly, Brilliant stuff!! The number 1 boat stand outfit is Brownell. I bought one of their first”boat lifting systems”. Very nifty! https://boatstands.com/product/manual-boat-lifting-system/ Easy bottom painting. And can be done alone! Now, the whole neighborhood competes for it! Nice j...
by macfam
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Removing Surface Rust on Stainless Steel
Replies: 7
Views: 5647

Re: Removing Surface Rust on Stainless Steel

Collinite Metal Polish.
After 6 Whalers with stainless Bimini supports.......I swear by it.
Get it online.
The 885 Fleetwax is the best wax for hulls hands down. (assuming proper preparation)
by macfam
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability
Replies: 19
Views: 9663

Re: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability

A 170 Montauk on a dock nearby had rainwater accumulate after several storms last year. It was holding about as much as the hull would hold. The rear end tends to squat when filled, and the water was just about flowing in and out over the transom. Obviously, the bilge pump was no longer working. It ...
by macfam
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 130 SUPER SPORT 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 7192

Re: 130 SUPER SPORT 2019

Phil T,
You’re correct.
However, when you compare the two boats, the 2019 130 SS rides SO much better than the old classic 13, and still does over 32 mph with 40 hp.
by macfam
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 SUPER SPORT and 150 MONTAUK Hull Design
Replies: 2
Views: 1958

Re: 150 SUPER SPORT and 150 MONTAUK Hull Design

Jkcam--the 150 Montauk actually has the deeper hull/keel at 16 degrees vs the Super Sport at 14 degrees. Both boats weight 950-lbs dry. We have a 2008 150 Montauk with the Mercury 60 EFI BigFoot. I can’t say enough about that boat. For a 15-foot boat, it does so many things well. After 10 years on C...
by macfam
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom Paint Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 5189

Re: Bottom Paint Recommendation

Yes on Barrier coat Recommendation: Pettit Hydrocoat ECO, copper-free, water-based (easy clean up) antofouling paint. In 75-80F salt water......fabulous! CAN be used on metals without promoting electrolysis whic can PREVENT copper paints from proper leaching out for protection. Expensive? Yes. So ar...
by macfam
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 22 Guardian struggles to plane with 200-HP
Replies: 2
Views: 7118

Re: 22 Guardian struggles to plane with 200-HP

“The propeller appeared too small: with a 17-pitch there was a ton of slip. The hull itself felt heavy.” Can you describe what you mean by “there was a ton of slip”? That may be it exactly. Your prop may have a “spun or slipping hub”. If that is the case, when there is enough resistance, the hub “sl...
by macfam
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Source for Device to Install Buttons and Clips on Vinyl Cushions
Replies: 7
Views: 3832

Re: Source for Device to Install Buttons and Clips on Vinyl Cushions

I simply got tired of all tools that are not up to the job—and that means ALL tools and machines. Boat, home, automotive—you name it. About six years ago I bought a REAL snap tool—NO REGRETS. And I made lots of friends with it. https://www.sailrite.com/Pres-N-Snap-Fastener-Tool [Same tool as mention...
by macfam
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 MONTAUK with 115-HP is Under-power
Replies: 17
Views: 8193

Re: 190 MONTAUK with 115-HP is Under-power

Am I missing something? I don’t recall ever hearing 170 Montauk with Mercury 90 FourStroke was underpowered. See the stats below. Mercury 90 FourStroke Standard https://bostonwhaler-8c1e.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Chart-170-montauk-1-1-e1474301205940.png However, here we are discussing how...
by macfam
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Project 13 Floor Repair - a novel approach
Replies: 3
Views: 2217

Re: Project 13 Floor Repair - a novel approach

Years ago, I had the same problem on a 1987 13’ Super Sport just behind the anchor locker in the floor. About 1’x 2’ area. Instead of using Gorilla Glue, I used West System epoxy. It was mixed, and put into a new, empty caulking gun cartridge. I drilled two holes. One as far forward of the soft spot...
by macfam
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 16028

Re: New Engine Purchase Advice

Dutch--agreed! A 70-HP would be a good performer on the 17 Montauk.

Way back, I had a 1964 17 Nauset with a Mercury 70 two-stroke engine: a good balance with more than adequate power.
The only downside: it was WET--not nearly as dry as our 150 Montauk boats.
by macfam
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 16028

Re: New Engine Purchase Advice

School still out on Mercury 60 EFI? Not for me. Our 2008 Anniversary Edition Montauk 150 is entering its tenth season. The China-assembled 60 EFI has been a strong performer with zero problems--fuel sipping, quiet, easy to maintain, runs as new, dealers and service easily available virtually everywh...
by macfam
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mahogany piece for Nauset Console
Replies: 2
Views: 2182

Re: Mahogany piece for Nauset Console

Perhaps these folks can help you.
http://blackduckgallery.com/WOODPARTS_2.html
by macfam
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power: Yamaha or E-TEC
Replies: 6
Views: 4808

Re: MONTAUK 17 Re-power: Yamaha or E-TEC

Assuming the dealers are equal, my money would go for the E-TEC.
by macfam
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Stainless Steel Cleaner; Stainless Steel Restorer
Replies: 14
Views: 6279

Re: Stainless Steel Cleaner; Stainless Steel Restorer

One caution on 000 steel wool: In saltwater environs, avoid steel wool like the plague. The “dust and small particles” from the steel wool will get everywhere and quickly rust, causing more rust stains than you ever though possible. Stick with 3M pads, or possibly bronze wool if you can find it. Ste...
by macfam
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Stainless Steel Cleaner; Stainless Steel Restorer
Replies: 14
Views: 6279

Re: Stainless Steel Cleaner; Stainless Steel Restorer

I use Collinite Metal Cleaner and Wax.
by macfam
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Shaft Length
Replies: 4
Views: 2789

Re: Shaft Length

I had the exact same model boat with a 30 E-TEC. Fabulous match for that hull. The correct shaft length is 20-inch.
by macfam
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Outrage 25 re-power
Replies: 5
Views: 3516

Re: Outrage 25 re-power

We had a 250 OX66 on our 25-footer--powerful engine. Top speed approaching 45-MPH. That’s the good news. That engine is not economical with fuel, and at harbor and trolling speeds it is a smoking, stinking 2-stroke. If the wind is from the aft quarter, then your crew will complain of stinky blue smo...
by macfam
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Shaft Length
Replies: 4
Views: 2789

Shaft Length

It would be helpful to define the model and year of boat.
by macfam
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repair OUTRAGE 18 Hull Damage; a Casualty of Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 4
Views: 2935

Re: Casualty of Harvey

We had nearly identical damage to our 1988 Revenge 25 WT. I took it to Nauset Marine in Orleans on Cape Cod, a long established Boston Whaler dealer. I picked up the repaired boat one week later and could not find any sign of the repair. It was undetectable. I could have NEVER been able to accomplis...