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by El Rollo
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season Ended
Replies: 13
Views: 5160

Re: Boating Season Ended

One of the few reasons I like Southern California: my only winterization is a new tarp over the Whaler to keep the occasional rain-squall off her. Otherwise it is 365 days of Whaler action.
by El Rollo
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 10144

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

Sounds like you've got that boat dialed in very well. The SCD-propeller seems to work very well with the Yamaha F70. You should be very happy with those results. Thank you for posting your findings.
by El Rollo
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Downside of Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 18
Views: 5365

Re: Downside of Hydraulic Steering

I have a Schmitt brand 11-inch Destroyer-style stainless steering wheel with an Edson knob on my 15-foot Boston Whaler boat with BAYSTAR steering--talk about nice and easy to use. As user TOMTEP said, the knob does work much better when the wheel is more horizontal. One of my favorite features on my...
by El Rollo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Downside of Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 18
Views: 5365

Re: Downside of Hydraulic Steering

I have Baystar steering. When the [air temperate rises to] over 100-degrees-F a very small amount of oil will come out of the threaded filler cap on the helm. I usually will crack open [the vent cap] ever so lightly to relieve pressure. The steering seems to have stayed the same, with no excess 'pla...
by El Rollo
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Towing Home My "Barn Find"
Replies: 9
Views: 3970

Re: Towing Home My "Barn Find"

Wow, that IS a barn find. Very nice. I have 3 friends with those hulls, (not commercial like yours). Two of the guys bought theirs after riding in the first owners. They are battle wagons. One guy took his out to the Cortez Bank. Look that up to see where it's located off the So Cal coast. That take...
by El Rollo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Towing Home My "Barn Find"
Replies: 9
Views: 3970

Re: Towing Home My "Barn Find"

Has that dive-door been been 'glassed-in '?
Are those 'Sea-Tow' stripes?
If so ... 'Barn-Find' is a stretch.
Cool rig regardless.
by El Rollo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1979 Striper 15' rebuilt as center console
Replies: 9
Views: 5486

Re: 1979 Striper 15' rebuilt as center console

Excellent Job, you should be very proud.
I hope you get plenty of enjoyment out of her.
Thank you for sharing.
by El Rollo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Appraisal: 1986 Montauk with 2011 E-TEC 90
Replies: 11
Views: 3200

Re: Appraisal: 1986 Montauk with 2011 E-TEC 90

I live in California. There are a LOT of Whalers here for sale, especially classic MONTAUK boats. The problem is that most are hammered. Many of these boats were at one point in time, stored in saltwater, and thus have bottom paint, often multiple layers. Often the brass drain tubes are corroded and...
by El Rollo
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid
Replies: 10
Views: 3549

Re: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

So great. Thank you for sharing.
by El Rollo
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Survey of Yamaha Water Pressure Sensor Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Re: Survey of Yamaha Water Pressure Sensor Failure

I've scheduled an appointment with the local Yamaha dealer/service center where I purchased and had the sensor installed.
The dealer is very close to my house, and since the part is $200 and has less than 100 hrs on it, I feel it's worth it.
I will report my findings here.
by El Rollo
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 10144

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

The way I set mine up for fishing has some weird weigh distribution going on. When I initially set it up I had a Yamaha 3-blade Performance series 16" pitch which was faster, but the bow would porpoise too much when I was trimmed out. I had some credit at a shop, so I tried the 4-blade and it r...
by El Rollo
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 10144

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

You've have a lot more experience than me with the 15 hulls. That OMC 70 sounds like a BEAST. I'm really happy with my set up for what I do. I would like to play around a little more with a couple props and jackplate heights. But as i'm sure you know, they're not cheap. I would like to try the Power...
by El Rollo
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 10144

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

Those are impressive numbers, especially with all the gear you have on board. Everything I hear about the Powertech SCD Props on the 15 Whaler / F70 combo has been good. I have the same hull / motor as you but running a Bobs 5" manual jackplate and a 4 blade prop. The set up allows me to raise ...
by El Rollo
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Survey of Yamaha Water Pressure Sensor Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Re: Survey of Yamaha Water Pressure Sensor Failure

The reading from the sensor to the Command Link gauge is displayed in 'Digital bars' similar to those indicating reception on a cell phone. It does not display at 'PSI Value" . I do not know what each 'bar' represents in terms of 'PSI per bar, I simply use it as a point of reference. We have lo...
by El Rollo
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Survey of Yamaha Water Pressure Sensor Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Re: Survey of Yamaha Water Pressure Sensor Failure

The locations I flush the motor at don't seem to have excessive water pressure. If I do ever experience excessive pressure, I always 'gate-down' the flow so as not waste water. With the 'ear-muff' style flushing attachment, any water not entering the motor intakes, seem to spill-out around the edge ...
by El Rollo
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: No Classics in new WHALER magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 3317

Re: No Classics in new WHALER magazine

I agree 100% with your statements. Unfortunately many of today’s new boat consumers are drawn to features that the original 'classic' Whalers lacked. I'm sure the original classic molds had or have a lifespan to which they may hve reached the end of. It's a shame that they didn't or haven't re-toole...
by El Rollo
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Survey of Yamaha Water Pressure Sensor Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Survey of Yamaha Water Pressure Sensor Failure

SURVEY QUESTION: To owners of Yamaha outboard engines operated in saltwater that have a Command-Link gauge and a remote water pressure sensor: has the sensor ever failed? BACKSTORY: I re-powered my 1988 15 Whaler a few years ago with a Yamaha F70 and chose the Command-Link gauge. I also purchased th...
by El Rollo
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Classic 15 with F70 performance
Replies: 7
Views: 3403

Re: Classic 15 with F70 performance

Sounds like you've got your 15 dialed-in nicely. That Powertech propeller seems like it's working great. I remember seeing somewhere a pretty detailed post with step-by-step pictures of someone extending the strakes on a classic 15. I'm not sure which site it was on, but I seem to remember the perso...
by El Rollo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Evinrude E-TEC G2 Three-cylinder Engines
Replies: 12
Views: 6552

Re: New Evinrude E-TEC G2 Three-cylinder Engines

This is such great and refreshing news to the marine outboard market. With many (and more) of the larger G2 features included in this horsepower range, Evinrude has really come to market with something original. The 1.9 gallon oil reservoir is a very compelling feature, not only freeing up space of ...
by El Rollo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 10144

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

TFrere wrote:Phil: I contacted Ken with Propgods and he recommended the PowerTech SCD4 in 16-pitch. Thank you [and thank you EL ROLLO]


If you can, please report back with your thoughts and results of the new Powertech prop.
I am really curious how it works out for you.
by El Rollo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 30
Views: 15977

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

I wish we lived closer so I could offer up a ride in my 1988 15 foot Boston Whaler with both a 3 blade and a 4 blade propeller. Heck, I'd even let someone drive it, and let them decide for their self afterwards. As I stated before, my choice of 4-blade was to help 'band-aid' the additional weight I ...
by El Rollo
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 30
Views: 15977

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

Great 'Real-World' Intel. Thanks for sharing.
by El Rollo
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 10144

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

TFRERE: I think El Rollo is referring to a 13 x 16 PowerTech SCD PHIL--Yes and thank you. [A 13 x 16 PowerTech SCD propeller] is indeed what I was referring to. I"m very curious as to the characteristics of the Powertech SCD four-blade propeller compared my current propeller. In calm water the...
by El Rollo
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 10144

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

TFrere: the propeller I have is a Turbo Flats X 13-1/4" x 14" and is now named the Turbo FX4. Yamaha bought Turbo propellers and re-branded some of the names, but kept the same propeller design for this model. Keep in mind that I selected this propeller as a bandaid to help compensate for ...
by El Rollo
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 10144

SPORT 15 with F70

I have a 1988 Boston Whaler 15 with a Yamaha F70 and a five-inch manual jack plate. I have added additional weight to the boat: a trolling motor and three small batteries. When I finished the project of restoring the boat, I tested several propellers. Ultimately I found that a four blade worked best...
by El Rollo
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Yamaha F70 Hard Start
Replies: 10
Views: 5186

Re: Yamaha F70 Hard Start

Hello Jim, thank you for your thoughts. I am inclined to think you are correct. I also don't think pulling the boat out of the water and putting it on the ear muffs had anything to do with it starting. I think it was just coincidence, and the fuel system was charging or filling up, it just happened ...
by El Rollo
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Yamaha F70 Hard Start
Replies: 10
Views: 5186

Re: Yamaha F70 Hard Start

Thank you for the replies. I will replace all the fuel filters and perform a complete service on the motor. I should have started the motor on the ear muffs prior to going out after the long period of non-use. This was the longest stretch of time I have not used the boat. I have grown so accustomed ...
by El Rollo
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Yamaha F70 Hard Start
Replies: 10
Views: 5186

Yamaha F70 Hard Start

I took out my 1988 15 Boston Whaler powered by a 2015 Yamaha F70 for the first time in a couple months. I had my friend drive the boat, as I launched him into the water. The motor would not start, and he was helped over to the dock by a fellow boater. After parking the truck and trailer, I walked do...
by El Rollo
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1980 SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha Re-power
Replies: 6
Views: 4671

Re: 1980 SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha Re-power

I had a Yamaha 70 two-stroke-power-cycle outboard engine on my 1988 Super Sport before I re-powered with a Yamaha F70. Based on what other options were available at the time of purchase, I am 100-percent satisfied with my decision. In my opinion the Yamaha F70 is not too heavy for the classic 15-foo...
by El Rollo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-power SUPER SPORT 15 with 115-HP
Replies: 14
Views: 7609

Re: Re-power SUPER SPORT 15 with 115-HP

I agree with the post above. I have the same boat and engine, a 1988 15 with a Yamaha F70. I know plenty of people who have wanted to get more speed out of a 15. And while I understand the fascination with having a little 'hot rod' on the water, the hull in its original design is just not meant for ...
by El Rollo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 SUPER SPORT 15 Re-power; Five Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5844

Re: 1988 SUPER SPORT 15 Re-power; Five Questions

I agree 100% with all of the opinions above. Just to offer you a comparison, I too own a 1988 Boston Whaler 15 powered by a Yamaha F70. My boat has some additional weigh, (trolling motor and 3 small AGM batteries. Last summer we took the kids to the Colorado River and pulled them on tow-behind toys ...
by El Rollo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 42796

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering

Quick tip (you probably already know), but when I installed my baystar on my 15, I backed the boat up my sloped driveway stern first. I actually backed up the trailer tires on some pieces of 2"x6" lumber. Then I chalked the tires and lowered the tongue of the trailer all the way to the gro...
by El Rollo
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height
Replies: 37
Views: 11621

Re: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height

Hey Jim, What was your opinion on the 15 foot Boston Whaler with the Evinrude E-Tec 60 HO set up? My 15 is powered by a Yamaha F70. I have a 5" manual jackplate and hydraulic steering as well. My boat has added weight from batteries / bench seat etc. Judging by the water in the splashwell in th...
by El Rollo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Evinrude Models
Replies: 7
Views: 2934

Re: New Evinrude Models

Great info Jim,
I realize some things can be speculative, and appreciate you sharing some information.
I agree with your take on the continuation of some of the legacy models.
Looking forward to the fall!
by El Rollo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height
Replies: 37
Views: 11621

Re: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height

Good info Jim !
by El Rollo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height
Replies: 37
Views: 11621

Re: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height

I have to play the devil's advocate here. From my understanding, this 60 E-TEC H.O. is merely a de-tuned 75-HP--or an even more, a de-tuned 90-HP. With the exact same weight, how would those motors work? I think you'd be looking conservatively at 20 more horsepower for the 90, which is a lot on a li...
by El Rollo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height
Replies: 37
Views: 11621

Re: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height

Motor looks great ! Glad it worked out so well !
by El Rollo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Evinrude Models
Replies: 7
Views: 2934

Re: New Evinrude Models

Thanks Jim, I'm really curious what they have in store.
by El Rollo
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Evinrude Models
Replies: 7
Views: 2934

New Evinrude Models

I am curious if anyone has heard any rumors about any new offerings from Evinrude.

I see Mercury and Yamaha have released some new larger horsepower models. I was wondering if we can expect something from BRP anytime soon.
by El Rollo
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 18 Bait System
Replies: 8
Views: 2587

Re: 18ft Outrage bait system

Ours is nothing fancy. Just one of those cheapo roto-molded west marine jobs. We strap it under the leaning post. One inlet hose, and an outlet hose. (they lay on the deck). There's a transom mounted skimmer pump/bracket kit made by 'Rule' i believe. They work, but will break over time, or if you ru...
by El Rollo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height
Replies: 37
Views: 11621

Re: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height

Here's a little more info that may help paint a picture for you. I have a Yamaha F70 on my 15. It has a bow mounted trolling motor and the additional weight of 2 small batteries to power it, (24 volts). Even though I did my best to keep the boat as light as possible, it is heaver than your average c...
by El Rollo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height
Replies: 37
Views: 11621

Re: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height

I still stand behind my recommendation of a jackplate. That motor is 320 Lbs. dry. Unless someone has the exact same 15, rigged with the same motor, with an identical load, there is now way to pre-determine the exact correct height for that engine / set-up. A jackplate will offer you that freedom. P...
by El Rollo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height
Replies: 37
Views: 11621

Re: 1984 15 Sport E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height

That's a heavy outboard for a 15. I'm sure in calm waters it'll be fine . . . I would highly recommend keeping the rest of the interior of the boat as light as possible. Have you considered a small set-back manual jackplate? I know it'll push the weigh even further back, but it would allow you to ad...
by El Rollo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Good Alternatives to Mahogany Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 2639

Re: Good Alternatives to Mahogany Wood

Sapele would be a great alternative.
by El Rollo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Good Alternatives to Mahogany Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 2639

Re: Good Alternatives to Mahogany Wood

You could try 'Apitong'. It's often used in truck beds, or heavy equipment trailers. Looks similar to Mahogany and costs a lot less. It's not the easiest to finish, and pre-drilling holes is a must when screwing together pieces. It's been used in boat construction, and wears well outside. I believe ...
by El Rollo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: OUTRAGE 22 Whaler Drive, E-TEC G2 225 H.O.
Replies: 27
Views: 8414

Re: OUTRAGE 22 Whaler Drive Propeller

I would love to see pictures of your set up ! This sounds like a really nice set-up.
by El Rollo
Thu May 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Classic 15-footer with F70
Replies: 10
Views: 3535

Re: Classic 15-footer with F70

If you're really looking to get maximum performance, you may want to consider a manual jackplate. A 4 or 5 inch setback is all you need, and you will be able to adjust the motor height further, and more precisely. I have a 1988 15 Boston Whaler, and when I originally purchased the boat it had a 'doe...
by El Rollo
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13621

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

Great numbers. Sounds like you have it dialed.
by El Rollo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1987 Striper 17
Replies: 1
Views: 1390

Re: 1987 Striper 17 for sale

That thing is so cool!
Good Luck with the sale !
by El Rollo
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15-footer: Electric Trolling Motor Thrust
Replies: 13
Views: 5430

Re: 15-footer: Electric Trolling Motor Thrust

Oldslowandungly--I think you will be happy if you decide to go that route. I have mine mounted on their side for clearance under my seat. (one of the nice features of agm). I have them secured with a bracket/ holder I built to eliminate any movement etc. They seem to charge rather quickly, and hold ...