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by padrefigure
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Chris-Craft Sold to Winnebago
Replies: 10
Views: 2659

Re: Chris-Craft Sold to Winnebago

For sure, Never is a VERY long time.
by padrefigure
Thu May 31, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Move 16-footer to Oregon from Michigan
Replies: 21
Views: 4479

Re: Move 16-footer to Oregon from Michigan

I think you could install new tires, replace and pack all bearings and upgrade bunks/rollers and tie down hardware for the cost of shipping the boat with a commercial carrier. You could tow a 16 foot boat with almost any SUV or sedan. When you get to the destination, you have a first class trailer a...
by padrefigure
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Tohatsu 5-HP: Gasoline or Propane
Replies: 18
Views: 6149

Re: Tohatsu 5-HP: Gasoline or Propane

And one difference between a carburetor and a "mixer"--the carburetor also converts the state of gasoline from liquid to a fine mist so that it can combine readily with air. Droplet size is a very big deal. The LPG (or CNG for that matter) "mixer" only meters the fuel flow and co...
by padrefigure
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 13-foot and 17-foot Lifting Harness
Replies: 17
Views: 4829

Re: Lifting Harness Construction, Load Rating, Clearance, and Suitability for other Models

I guess the drawing is just theoretical, but in practice, wouldn't you want a four point harness? One leg for the loop connected on the inboard end of the bow eye, and one fore each of the lifting eyes of the transom going to a single lifting point? In the drawing shown, would the boat tilt to port ...
by padrefigure
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bow Eye for 1996 Dauntless 17
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

Re: Bow Eye for 1996 Dauntless 17

MARINEPARTDEPOT.COM has a selection of stainless steel hardware for Boston Whaler (and other) boats including bow and lifting eyes. Not every configuration Boston Whaler ever employed, but most. The quality seems good and the prices are reasonable.
by padrefigure
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: NOAA charts
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Re: NOAA charts

I was specifically viewing the smaller panel charts because they can be printed on a home printer quite easily, but if anyone has a large format printer, then the full size PDF's might be useful as well.
by padrefigure
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: NOAA charts
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

NOAA charts

Below is a link to NOAA charts in a reduced-size print-at-home format. Maybe it will help with planning or perhaps just assuage the fears of electronic charts. In any case, enjoy.

http://www.Charts.noaa.gov
by padrefigure
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Older 13
Replies: 7
Views: 2506

Re: Older 13

If the exterior is true to whaler design, it is probably a splash from a 13' hull. It would be pretty easy to make a mold and then build a hull and finish out like any single skin boat.
by padrefigure
Tue May 30, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Lighting for Running at Night
Replies: 32
Views: 8700

Re: Boat Lighting for Running at Night

Aside from the regulations, it is almost impossible to create the equivalent of automotive headlights in a nighttime boating situation. The conditions vary so much from wind, to waves to fog. I'm not talking about a socked in deep fog bank; just a little nighttime humidity creates enough of a cloud ...
by padrefigure
Mon May 08, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Wood Stain for Old Console
Replies: 5
Views: 1929

Re: Wood Stain for Old Console

You probably need to just recondition the wood. It is completely dried out so add most any oil like minwax clear stain. It will substantially darken the wood. Varnish or continue to oil with Teak Oil, Sikkens, or what ever product you desire. I don't think you need to add any color. You will be surp...
by padrefigure
Fri May 05, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Dimensions of Teleflex Standoff Bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 1224

Re: Dimensions of Teleflex Standoff Bracket

I am not sure what dimensions you are looking for. If you can be more specific, I can measure for you. If this is about where to locate the steering post/swivel assembly, it is very forgiving. The pipe that passes through the clamp is just a standard tilt tube. If the post is a little to port or sta...
by padrefigure
Thu May 04, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Future of Marine Charts in USA
Replies: 20
Views: 6602

Re: Future of Marine Charts in USA

When all navigation information was anecdotal, we had a compelling need to gather accurate data and disseminate it in a consistent format. No doubt safety and convenience both benefitted greatly. But today, almost every power or sail boat has the ability to plot a course and measure depth continuous...
by padrefigure
Mon May 01, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1972 SPORT 13: Tiller or Mechanical Steering
Replies: 6
Views: 2682

Re: Tiller or mechanical steering on my 72 13' sport

The standoff is definitely a kluge. It binds when tilting the motor. But remember this boat was designed when the cable and pulley system was the norm. That worked pretty well (until it didn't). Trust me, connecting a drag link through your tilt tube (as would be appropriate if you had a 20" tr...
by padrefigure
Mon May 01, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1972 SPORT 13: Tiller or Mechanical Steering
Replies: 6
Views: 2682

Re: Tiller or mechanical steering on my 72 13' sport

Tiller will work, but it is not quite "comfortable". The rear thwart is just a little too far forward so you really have to sit almost sideways to reach the tiller which means you are always looking over your right shoulder to navigate. But tiller would be low tech, low problem. If you go ...
by padrefigure
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cabela's Sale to Bass Pro Shops Moving Ahead
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Re: Cabela's Sale to Bass Pro Shops Moving Ahead

Is this the Cabela's headquartered in Nebraska? With a $5B price tag, I assume it is the Nebraska company.
by padrefigure
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1989 Outrage 22 Re-power
Replies: 7
Views: 3166

Re: 1989 Outrage 22 Re-power

Twin 115's seem really heavy to me. Plus double maintenance. Unless you are getting a fantastic deal, a single 200 to 225 would be a drastic savings in cost and weight. At least the 1989 has the full width shallow splash well. If you had the old bathtub splash well, I would say twins are out of the ...
by padrefigure
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1991 25 Outrage Center Console
Replies: 5
Views: 3613

Re: 1991 25 Outrage Center Console

Where are you located, Tom?
by padrefigure
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cabela's TCW-3 semi synthetic $10-per-gallon
Replies: 9
Views: 2826

Re: Cabela's TCW-3 semi synthetic $10-per-gallon

Where do you buy XD-100 for $30 per gallon?

[From my dealer, from his barrel of oil, into my containers, last year's prices--jimh]
by padrefigure
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-Footer: Remote Control Cable: Loop or No Loop
Replies: 6
Views: 2997

Re: 13-Footer: Remote Control Cable: Loop or No Loop

I believe the OP is asking about the throttle and shift cable, not the steering cable. With these, I find that including the loop prevents the binding. But it also creates a loop that catches fishing lines, dock lines, and other entanglements in the splashwell of the boat.
by padrefigure
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yeti Coolers as Standard Equipment
Replies: 18
Views: 7221

Re: Yeti Coolers as Standard Equipment

Jeffecino's contention that there is a significant loss of capacity due to thicker walls, bottoms and tops is a tad bit overstated. A Yeti 85 has the same dimensions as the Igloo Marine 94. If you consider that 4 of the quarts of capacity in the Igloo are actually in the domed lid, then the differen...
by padrefigure
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Steering Wheel Center Cap
Replies: 7
Views: 3576

Re: Steering Wheel Center Cap

There is a set screw in the rim of the steering wheel that clamps onto the tenon on the back of the cap.
by padrefigure
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic Sport 13 or 15 Raising Rear Thwart Seat
Replies: 4
Views: 2196

Re: Classic Sport 13 or 15 Raising Rear Thwart Seat

Or put a cushion on the thwart seat to raise the sitting position. We often use standard boat cushions that raise the sitting position by about 2". Or go to a canoe and kayak store and find one of the fit over seats with a back rest. You get a little more height and back support at the same tim...
by padrefigure
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: E-TEC Engine Charging Output; ACR Rating
Replies: 7
Views: 3217

Which ACR for Etec 200HP?

I did contact Blue Sea Systems and asked the question directly and received the following response. "We size the ACR to the Alternator. For alternator 65 amps or less use the 7601 ACR or 7649 kit. 65 amps up to 120 amps use the 7610 or 7650 kit." I think that you guys are saying that the r...
by padrefigure
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: E-TEC Engine Charging Output; ACR Rating
Replies: 7
Views: 3217

E-TEC Engine Charging Output; ACR Rating

I have a 2010 E-TEC 200-HP engine with a 135-Ampere alternator. The specifications state "133-Amps Total/50 Dedicated." I don't know what the Evinrude terminology means. Can anyone [explain the meaning of the Evinrude specification]? The automatic combiner relay (ACR) models are rated at u...
by padrefigure
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-footer Steering Cable Measurement, Vendors
Replies: 6
Views: 2703

Re: 13-footer Steering Cable Measurement, Vendors

A 1977 will have a 20" transom and the steering cable will run through the tilt tube to a drag link. The cable length will be longer than with the 1968 that uses the transom mounted swivel post. On the 1968, the notch in the transom prevents using the tilt tube. I suspect that the 9-10' recomme...
by padrefigure
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Classic Outrage 18 v. Classic Outrage 22
Replies: 13
Views: 5267

Re: Classic Outrage 18 vs. Classic Outrage 22

I own both and agree with the comments above. Our 22 Outrage spends its life on a lift, so trailering is not a problem. It is MUCH heavier to tow than an the 18. We also have a 13 and on weekends away from the coast, we alternate between the 13 and the 18 for trips on the lake. The 13 is more fun, b...
by padrefigure
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Throttle and shift cables for 1968 13' Whaler
Replies: 0
Views: 1608

Throttle and shift cables for 1968 13' Whaler

The shift cable broke on my 13 foot Whaler. The outboard is a 1983 35 HP Johnson. This is a two lever control with the little clips on the motor. I looked at bots.net and the diagram shows a single lever control. I don't know what to call the cables to find them from an Internet supplier. Can someon...
by padrefigure
Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: POLL: Number of Boston Whaler Boats Currently Owned
Replies: 13
Views: 7941

Re: POLL: Boston Whaler Boats Currently Owned

1968 13 Sport;
1987 18 Outrage;
1984 22 Outrage

[My three-boat unstable theory is dwindling--jimh]
by padrefigure
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12076

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

You will probably not be able to use the tilt tube and drag link for steering connection on your 1960 13 footer. There is not enough clearance in the notched transom. There is a ball socket assembly that attaches to the transom instead. Clunky from a design standpoint, but functional. I suspect you ...
by padrefigure
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration
Replies: 43
Views: 11304

Re: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration

I would be careful with an extended tiller on a 25 with a young operator. 13's are very nimble which means that turn fast enough to jerk driver and passengers around dangerously. Less HP as you plan would be a must. With the bracket set up shown in the picture, you may be able to add Teleflex steeri...
by padrefigure
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration
Replies: 43
Views: 11304

Re: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration

That should be much less than $1000. There is a 1967 Whaler 16 on Craigslist in Austin, TX for $600 and I routinely see 13's without power in that price range. I like the concept--build a 13 for a toy and move up over time. But for $2400, you should be looking at a late 70's or early 80's 13 with a ...
by padrefigure
Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Recent trip to the Florida Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 8188

Re: Recent trip to the Florida Keys

The Keys are littered with small islands, so many, many, many places to pull over and relax. As far as legalities, I am not aware of any problems. Perhaps some of our Florida residents can comment. One thing to be aware of--many of the Keys are private property and many fall into State and National ...
by padrefigure
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 17 Sport
Replies: 3
Views: 3471

Re: 17 Sport

I found a local ad and am considering purchase. This would officially put me over my Whaler limit and I will have to sell two from my Whalers fleet. My total Whaler LOA cannot exceed 55 feet. Right now, I have a 13 Sport, 18 Outrage, and 22 Outrage. Ideally, the 22 Outrage would become a 27 Offshore...
by padrefigure
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 17 Sport
Replies: 3
Views: 3471

17 Sport

Please give me a ballpark value of a 1986 17 Sport without power. From photos, I would say good, not great condition. Just tying to figure out if this one is worth pursuing. Thanks for your help.
by padrefigure
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 13-footer Re-power with 20-HP
Replies: 9
Views: 8472

Re: 13-footer Re-power with 20-HP

I have a 1968 Whaler 13 with Sport interior and have tested with two engines. With a 1983 Johnson 35 we ran as a bare hull, tiller steered while restoring the woodwork. With just a driver and a cooler to sit on and six gallon gas tank, we saw 29 MPH on a hand held GPS. We were running a 10 x 13 stai...
by padrefigure
Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Gasoline Prices at Highway Stations November 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 6617

Re: Gasoline Prices at Highway Stations November 2015

Adding to your sinister plot theory--driving the price of gasoline down puts pressure on the Russian economy, curtailing their ability to make mischief on the international stage. The downward trend in gasoline is really probably a by-product of the glut of natural gas (which Russia uses as an econo...
by padrefigure
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Recent trip to the Florida Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 8188

Re: Recent trip to the Florida Keys

Running across the bay in an 18 or larger Whaler would be a piece of cake. The water is shallow, and navigation is pretty straightforward. I would prefer to have a GPS Sonar combo with good local maps loaded. We used a handheld and found it to be of limited use. To be sure, running across the bay in...
by padrefigure
Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Power Saw
Replies: 37
Views: 18640

Re: Power Saw

If you aspire to any type of furniture-grade construction, then the table saw is the beginning of your purchases. But it is big, loud, dusty and it is something that you really want to move at least to mid grade at acquisition. If you want to narrow the focus to workbench quality construction, then ...
by padrefigure
Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yeti or Orca Cooler for Montauk
Replies: 14
Views: 11660

Re: Yeti or Orca Cooler for Montauk

I use a Yeti 110 in front of my Outrage 22 console. The YETI 10 cooler is large than the Igloo 94 that it replaced, so I removed the mahogany cleats. Resting against the console, the cooler stays put without any other strap or tie down. There is actually more room between the console and the front l...
by padrefigure
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Recent trip to the Florida Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 8188

Re: Recent trip to the Florida Keys

Austin, Texas. We put 3400 miles on the truck over the course of two weeks. Part of our time was spent with family along the way, but we had a lot of windshield time.
by padrefigure
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Recent trip to the Florida Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 8188

Recent trip to the Florida Keys

Picking up from a request for information posted in the Old Forum, my wife and I travelled to the Florida Keys for a few days of fun and relaxation. We trailered our 1968 Whaler 13 for the first time and had a most enjoyable time. We ended up staying at the Blackfin Inn in Marathon. The Inn is nice,...