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by macfam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 Mercury 90 FOURSTROKE Fuel Pressure Measurement
Replies: 5
Views: 206

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: 2243

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: 2135

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: 2358

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: 3022

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: 3022

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: 21
Views: 5155

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: 5
Views: 2703

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: 3089

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: 3193

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: 6566

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: 5043

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: 4738

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: 16
Views: 6277

Re: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability

jimh,
Double check on that Jim.
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: 2766

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: 4055

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: 16
Views: 6277

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: 4477

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: 1093

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: 2995

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: 2489

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: 2454

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: 14
Views: 5017

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: 1577

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: 11750

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: 11750

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: 1589

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: 3313

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: 4450

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: 4450

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: 2050

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: 2489

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: 2050

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: 2140

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...
by macfam
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Outboard Horsepower for 13-footer
Replies: 3
Views: 2395

Re: Outboard Horsepower for 13-footer

A 15 or 20-HP two-stroke-power-cycle engine is adequate for a 13-foot Boston Whaler. If in doubt, go with the 20-HP engine. A 20-HP engine was the MAXIMUM horsepower for tiller steering for early 13-foot Boston Whaler boats.
by macfam
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mills vs Carver Bimini
Replies: 5
Views: 2237

Re: Mills vs Carver Bimini

The Wm. J. Mills & Co. suntop on our 150 Montauk (that we ordered aftermarket) is on sliding rails, so that it will slide up snugly to the front railings. When used, it simply slides aft and covers the front console cooler seat, helm, and helm seat. All stainless. Superb installation instruction...
by macfam
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Super Sport Limited Securing Bow Hatch
Replies: 15
Views: 4502

Re: 15 Super Sport Limited Securing Bow Hatch

As Whal has already suggested, self adhesive Velcro strips, 4" long, has worked for me for many years.
by macfam
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Make a Guess About New Boats
Replies: 6
Views: 2694

Re: Make a Guess About New Boats

I think the 210 Montauk is impressive.
How about a 250 Montauk? With a 250-300 Verado (Of course the price would be rediculous, it's a Whaler)
What a platform for anything! And a "real" head in a stand-up console.
by macfam
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Hydrofoil recommendation for 13
Replies: 8
Views: 4747

Re: Hydrofoil recommendation for 13

Ideally yes. The hydrofoil is attached to the anti-ventilation plate, and in virtually all cases of planing hulls, the plate should be above the water line when on full plane. It is very common to have the plate just below the water, which affects performance. When I say above, it's not by much. Oft...
by macfam
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Hydrofoil recommendation for 13
Replies: 8
Views: 4747

Re: Hydrofoil recommendation for 13

On our 1987 13 Super Sport we used a StingRay Jr with our 2000 Johnson 40, and then on our 2010 30 E-TEC. I believe they work excellent. It allows a slower planing speed for choppy conditions, and faster planing and better trim. It also helps prevent "transom squat". We had power trim and ...
by macfam
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 Sport 13 Repower
Replies: 13
Views: 4268

Re: 2001 Sport 13 Repower

As you describe your load, you will need a motor with enough grunt to get on plane quickly, and have enough reserve power. In my opinion, no 4-stroke will have the torque and acceleration as the 40 E-TEC. It is as quiet as the 4-stokes, no smoke, perhaps more fuel efficient, and even though only 2 c...
by macfam
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hull Cleaning
Replies: 16
Views: 5000

Re: Hull Cleaning

FSR works, BUT has the same caustic active ingredient, OXALIC ACID. I believe that the CLAY is trying to avoid using the really strong "wax removing" and galvanized trailer harming products. That's why I suggested white vinegar. It may, or may not, get the job done. If it works (and I have...
by macfam
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hull Cleaning
Replies: 16
Views: 5000

Re: Hull Cleaning

Vinegar should not bother the trailer. Extra precaution would be to wet trailer first, and rinse off when done.
by macfam
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15' SSL Re-power E-TEC 60
Replies: 22
Views: 8638

Re: 15' Super Sport Limited Repower - ETEC 60?

The mooring next to me has a 15 classic with a 50 (not 60) E-TEC. The boat sits beautiful at rest with the 50, which weighs the same as the 60. I've never driven his boat but I know he's pleased with performance and he's had zero problems. He's had it for 5 years. His larger Hydro Sport has twin 200...
by macfam
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hull Cleaning
Replies: 16
Views: 5000

Re: Hull Cleaning

Try straight white vinegar or cut 50:50 with water
by macfam
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Which 170
Replies: 10
Views: 3456

Re: Which 170

If you're going new....for my money.....Montauk. Overall, the lowest cost of ownership over time, and perhaps the #1 sought after boat in the used market when it gets time for re-sale. The 170 is a tough boat to beat for overall performance and long term quality. That spells value. Before I'd spend ...
by macfam
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 13' Engine Mounting Height Recommendation - 25hp
Replies: 3
Views: 2463

Re: 13' Engine Mounting Height Recommendation - 25hp

On our 1987 13' Super Sport with a 30 E-TEC the anti-ventilation plate was about 1 - 1.5 inches above the bottom of the boat.
That seemed to be a sweet spot for best performance on our rig.
by macfam
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 13: Bimini Top Frame Anchor Point
Replies: 15
Views: 4271

Re: SPORT 13: Bimini Top Frame Anchor Point

I installed the well nuts when I installed the Mills Canvas suntop to our 1987 13 Super Sport. They came with the top directly from Wells. Never had a problem with them, they held just fine. Sold the boat to my neighbor, still holding strong.