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by 6992WHALER
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Rendezvous Tips
Replies: 4
Views: 8717

Re: Rendezvous Tips

In the Summer of 2018 the local Whaler dealer here in the Lake Minnetonka area sponsored a rendezvous: only two boats showed up.

Let's just say we ate well and picket up a few free Whaler Tee shirts and hats.
by 6992WHALER
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability
Replies: 22
Views: 5377

Re: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability

The 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive boat with 400-HP that Jim is talking about has a top speed of 56-MPH.
by 6992WHALER
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Lake Minnetonka Boston Whaler Raft Up August 23
Replies: 2
Views: 3263

Lake Minnetonka Boston Whaler Raft Up August 23

Local Dealer is hosting a raft up on Lake Minnetonka on August 23rd Holly and I will be there. http://www2.bostonwhaler.com/webmail/47972/354364555/bdcaf463575902b6f2aa0dcfd51ceb53 "Come and joint the staff of MarineMax Rogers/Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka for an evening raft-up Whaler-style! On...
by 6992WHALER
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New SEI lower unit 1991 Yamaha 200
Replies: 3
Views: 1671

New SEI lower unit 1991 Yamaha 200

My Port engine lower unit died on the 3rd of July. I was running on the Mississippi River, I was throttling on and off hard as we navigated a very large wake, lost power and had a bad grinding noise. No external damage and no water in the gear oil. I had a new SEI counter rotating lower unit install...
by 6992WHALER
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC v. Yamaha: Non-Evinrude Testing
Replies: 9
Views: 4038

Re: E-TEC v. Yamaha: Non-Evinrude Testing

I just cannot resist pointing this out. They are using a Gamin 48 handheld for the test. I got one in 1998 or so, it is not even WAAS capable. How can the internal battery still be alive mine died years ago.
by 6992WHALER
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 8159

Re: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise

Jim--Time to get a 23 Walkaround.
by 6992WHALER
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Anchors used for the Montauk 170
Replies: 22
Views: 7373

Re: Anchors used for the Montauk 170

Danforth 5-lbs high-tensile, is what I have on my 1966 16'. Small enough to fit in the locker but strong enough to do the job. I boat on inland lakes. It is hard to compare a Chene anchor as they have no holding power table that I could find. Also the chain is not only to help place the flukes in th...
by 6992WHALER
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Cover When On Highway; Engine Supports
Replies: 22
Views: 7430

Re: Boat Cover When On Highway; Engine Supports

I recommend that you do not trailer with a cover on the boat. I have lots of miles trailering boats personally and professionally (10+ years as the co owner of a Boat Transport company). Too many things can go wrong with a cover on the boat. If it comes loose, the cover and or the boat can be damage...
by 6992WHALER
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Future of Marine Charts in USA
Replies: 20
Views: 6857

Re: Future of Marine Charts in USA

Jim,
Did the article mention anything about NOAA not updating shore features on Charts? For example not adding new towers, or not showing the removal of a tower.
My understanding is that NOAA has stopped doing this.
John
by 6992WHALER
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Minnesota Squadron Named Best by Power Squadron
Replies: 4
Views: 2021

Re: Minnesota Squadron Named Best by Power Squadron

Thanks Jim for posting this.

I am lucky enough to belong to an organization with people who work hard to give back to the community.

John
by 6992WHALER
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine Survey: North Channel Lake Huron 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1773

Re: Engine Survey: North Channel Lake Huron 2016

Jim you forgot the inflatable you are sitting in, you can add two 2.5 Suzuki four strokes for the two inflatable boats

Too bad DRIFTWOOD was not with the group for this picture. Her presence would have changed the survey results.
by 6992WHALER
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Parts that need a new home 1966 Whaler 16
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

Re: Parts that need a new home 1966 Whaler 16

Hello,
I lost the top piece off the windshield on my 1966 whaler 16, I would love to get my hands on an original part to replace it.

John
by 6992WHALER
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dock Side
Replies: 13
Views: 4443

Re: Dock Side

Just to have fun with the term Port Maybe it is not referring to the left side of a boat/dock (port), maybe it is referring to the protected anchorage (port) side of the dock, or marina (port) side of the dock or the harbor (port) side of the dock, as these would all be the port side of the dock acc...
by 6992WHALER
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.1960 16-footer Re-power
Replies: 12
Views: 5177

Re: c.1960 16-footer Re-power

I agree the [quoted] price of the E-TEC sounds too high. I re-powered my 1966 16-footer with a 90 E-TEC. The hull and that engine are a perfect match. They look great together, and the boat performs great. I am getting [more than] 6-MPG at cruising speeds. Here in [Minnesota] the self-winterizing fe...
by 6992WHALER
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 23 WALKAROUND WHALER DRIVE: Removing the WHALER DRIVE
Replies: 3
Views: 1584

Re: 23 WALKAROUND WHALER DRIVE: Removing the WHALER DRIVE

I own a 23 walk around, I would d never consider trying to turn it into a notched transom. The two boats have extremely different cockpit layout. You would have to cut out the sinks and life well and then make a new splash well transom somehow. I would strongly recommend that you buy a notched trans...
by 6992WHALER
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2003 240 Outrage Gulf Coast Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 4088

Re: 2003 240 Outrage Gulf Coast Edition

My 1992 23 Walkaround is a Gulf Coast Edition. I have no idea why it has that distinction.
by 6992WHALER
Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Burt Lake Speed Test
Replies: 11
Views: 7679

Re: Burt Lake Speed Test

At 44.7 mph CONTINUOUSWAVE is lot more stable. DON's DAUNTLES was having a hard time tracking , lots of chime walk. I had to back off when we encountered a pretty small boat wake as she was just too unstable at that speed. But I can say she managed 44.7 mph for several hair raising minutes that day.
by 6992WHALER
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Burt Lake Speed Test
Replies: 11
Views: 7679

Re: Burt Lake Speed Test

Do not count Don's little boat out. After much trim work, she was running at 44.7 mph.
Next year we will have to put Holly Marie in the race. Her top end of 56 mph will be hard to catch. I will make sure to bring her up with a near empty fuel tank.