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by StormWarning
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy
Replies: 28
Views: 8364

Re: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy

Has anyone considered it was on purpose? I'm typically not one to suggest it was a conspiracy BUT these are the most advanced ships on the planet and are very maneuverable given their size so it doesn't seem very possible to me that it was accident. How best to stop and get a look at a cargo ship th...
by StormWarning
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Used Boat Purchase: See in person or hire surveyor
Replies: 9
Views: 2811

Re: Used Boat Purchase: See in person or hire surveyor

If it makes you feel better I am driving from Chicago to New York this weekend to look at a boat before I go hiring a surveyor. Especially because they are telling me a survey for a 30' boat is $1150. Then again I am pretty handy and know enough about boats to make a pretty good educated guess on a ...
by StormWarning
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS First-generation: improving speed of user interface; waypoint, routes, and trails file management
Replies: 2
Views: 2029

Re: Lowrance HDS First-generation: improving speed of user interface; waypoint, routes, and trails file management

I, also, have a first-generation Lowrance HDS. I will have to play with the recorded trails and make sure they are not adding up. I am using a Navionics-plus card. I downloaded about 7-gigabyte of maps to the card, and the maps were really slow. I wiped the card and was more picky on what I download...
by StormWarning
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Taking the plunge: Bye-bye Bottom Paint
Replies: 1
Views: 1556

Taking the plunge: Bye-bye Bottom Paint

Well, finally taking the plunge and removing my boat's bottom paint. The hull came with the paint on already and it was in poor shape. I guessed what type of paint it was, and and tried to touch it up. I guess I guessed wrong because the new paint didn't stick. A few months went by and the new stuff...
by StormWarning
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: "1-Foot-itis" Dauntless 15 v. Dauntless 16
Replies: 9
Views: 4324

Re: "1-Foot-itis" Dauntless 15 v. Dauntless16

Just do it. once you have the itch there is only one way to cure it. Now if you get creative you might beable to get a 18' in the garage. My garage was right about the same size as yours and I was able to squeeze a 19' triumph in it. I had to put tape on the floor so I knew exactly how and where it ...
by StormWarning
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: REVENGE v. OUTRAGE
Replies: 4
Views: 2778

Re: REVENGE v. OUTRAGE

I can't speak for the REVENGE. My 23 CONQUEST has the same hull as an OUTRAGE. [The hull's] ride is chop is terrible. The boat likes it either flat or big rollers. It is a extremely dry boat.
by StormWarning
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury Verado 400 HP Engines
Replies: 6
Views: 2745

Re: Mercury Verado 400 HP Engines

The 400 costs $5,000 (estimated) more than the 350. Lots of money for an extra 50-HP.
by StormWarning
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Highway Speed When Towing
Replies: 12
Views: 4906

Re: Highway Speed When Towing

23' conquest and tiw with a f-250 or a 28' motorhome. Boat and trailer weigh 7k. 250 and boat weigh about13k together. Boat and RV are about 19,000lbs together. I run both at 70mph. Once in a while if I'm not in any sort of hurry I will take it down to 65 but only to save fuel.
by StormWarning
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying new trailer: Single v. Tandem
Replies: 16
Views: 6020

Re: Buying new trailer: Single v. Tandem

Single is easier to backup for sure, and, if the boat is light enough, you can turn it by hand, whereas a tandem--forget trying to move yourself even with it empty. The single is a better option with the exception of one thing: if a tire blows and [you] don't have a spare, or if a wheel bearing is l...
by StormWarning
Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: NAVICO New Auto-pilot Packages
Replies: 3
Views: 2199

Re: NAVICO New Auto-pilot Packages

A few months back a friend of mine installed the low-end Simrad auto-pilot on a 23-foot boat and really likes it. The new compasses they are using on these new auto-pilots are admirable. [ON OTHER AUTO-PILOTS] I got a new a Raymarine EVO1 autopilot at the end of last year; it is very good also. I th...
by StormWarning
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1999 Conquest 23 Squeaking and Cracked Gel Coat
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

Re: Squeeking and cracked gel coat

and the hull drawings
by StormWarning
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1999 Conquest 23 Squeaking and Cracked Gel Coat
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

Re: Squeeking and cracked gel coat

Heres another of the backside.
by StormWarning
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1999 Conquest 23 Squeaking and Cracked Gel Coat
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

1999 Conquest 23 Squeaking and Cracked Gel Coat

During the last few trips when [the author's 1999 Conquest 23 boat is in] waves of two-feet height or more I have heard a loud squeak. If I put my head down, the squeak seems to be coming from in front of where my feet are while driving on the starboard side. The gel coat in that area is starting to...
by StormWarning
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 13263

Re: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016

I'm out. Wife made plans for us that weekend.
To bad because this sounds like a ton of fun.
by StormWarning
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 13263

Re: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016

Great. Is the date of the 27-28th still set. I run a charter boat out of Chicago and want to make sure I don't book that weekend.
by StormWarning
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 13263

Re: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016

Is this still happening. I would like to Join.
by StormWarning
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: West Michigan Rendezvous
Replies: 3
Views: 2780

Re: West Michigan Rendezvous

I Would be game for something like this. I would come up from Chicago with my conquest.
by StormWarning
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1999 Conquest 23 Preventive Maintance
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

Re: 1999 Conquest 23 Preventive Maintance

Yes it is the garboard plug. When I got the boat It had a O-ring. Then I called a [Boston Whaler boat] dealer and ordered 2 n. w plugs with gaskets. They were also O-rings. I just think the O-rings were probably old. My plug has a slot in it that fits a Quarter perfectly, and I use a Quarter to tigh...
by StormWarning
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1999 Conquest 23 Preventive Maintance
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

Re: 1999 Conquest 23 Preventive Maintance

Thanks for the reply. I guess will just leave [something not desribed] alone. I do have to find a better place to get the O-rings for the plastic bilge plug. I ordered two new ones and both have dry rotted in less then a year. Probably just old stock I guess.
by StormWarning
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1999 Conquest 23 Preventive Maintance
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

1999 Conquest 23 Preventive Maintance

I have owned my 1999 Nonquest 23 for two years now. It has twin 135-HP Mercury OptiMax engines and has been a great boat. It was used in northern Lake Michigan its whole life and stored in the water five months a year. It has bottom paint. Everything to me looks good. There are a lot of plastic fitt...
by StormWarning
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sinking boat
Replies: 4
Views: 2560

Re: Sinking boat

Not me but interesting video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cSh8vXtg8A
by StormWarning
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance Outboard Pilot Hydraulic Pack
Replies: 27
Views: 10167

Re: Lowrance Outboard Pilot Hydraulic Pack

I just installed a Raymarine autopilot a month ago. Autopilot itself was really easy. Getting all the right fittings and hoses was another story. SeaStar makes a add a helm kit that has lots of fittings in it and hose. I used this as I needed most all of the fittings in the kit and separate the fitt...
by StormWarning
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1999 CONQUEST 23; Pulling Deck
Replies: 13
Views: 5217

Re: 1999 CONQUEST 23; Pulling Deck

I found the answer to my own question--and not a good answer. I found a drawing on whalerparts.com. The upper deck and the back deck are one piece all the way back to the engines. To remove [the deck] I would have to either cut it or pull the whole back off the boat--way more then I can deal with. I...
by StormWarning
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1999 CONQUEST 23; Pulling Deck
Replies: 13
Views: 5217

Re: 1999 CONQUEST 23; Pulling Deck

Also, what is the sealant generally used and what should I use?
by StormWarning
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1999 CONQUEST 23; Pulling Deck
Replies: 13
Views: 5217

1999 CONQUEST 23; Pulling Deck

[On a 1999 Boston Whaler CONQUEST 23 I] had to replace the hydraulic hoses for the steering. When I pulled the hoses to get them out from underneath the deck, the hoses somehow seemed to be tied to the other cables. Instead of the hoses coming out, I ended up pulling all the wires half way out of th...
by StormWarning
Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Furuno Fall (in Love) Rebates
Replies: 3
Views: 3513

Re: Furuno Fall (in Love) Rebates

When they had this last year I bought both a 1670 to have at my helm and a 1870 to have on the stern. Boat exactly the same other then screen size AND the 1870 has wifi (if you don't have it put in the firmware update). My grip with it is the cmaps are expansive and don't have inland lakes. Also it ...
by StormWarning
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Chart Plotter Shuts Off When Outboard Engine is Cranked Over
Replies: 6
Views: 5017

Re: Chart Plotter Shuts Off When Outboard Engine is Cranked Over

As said above a bad battery could be the culprit. I had the same concern in a past boat that was not only when the motor turned over but also when I use my trim tabs. Turned out the end of my powercable was getting corroded. The corrosion can also cause a loss in voltage making the system less effic...
by StormWarning
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yeti or Orca Cooler for Montauk
Replies: 14
Views: 11626

Re: Yeti or Orca Cooler for Montauk

Also take a look at Grizzly coolers. Same deal as the yeti and a bit cheaper. I also think Gander Mountain has a house brand which is a grizzly I think. I have a 162qt Igloo that I paid $380 for and its great because it doesn't weigh much and I pull the cooler out of the boat very often. I have a bu...
by StormWarning
Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1999 Conquest 23, twin Mercury OptiMax 135-HP
Replies: 4
Views: 4013

Re: 1999 Conquest 23, twin Mercury OptiMax 135-HP

The only thing I could find online was for the outrage 23 which as I understand it is the same hull but holds more fuel and the test claimed 3.1mpg. http://www.boattest.com/review/boston-whaler/6_23-outrage Another interesting thing is there is a hidden fishbox in the floor of my conquest. Wonder wh...
by StormWarning
Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1999 Conquest 23, twin Mercury OptiMax 135-HP
Replies: 4
Views: 4013

1999 Conquest 23, twin Mercury OptiMax 135-HP

We just took a trip to Venice, Louisiana, and I have the itch to take my 1999 Boston Whaelr 23 CONQUEST down there. It has twin Mercury OptiMax 135-HP engine with 250 hours. What is the MPG of [a 1999 Boston Whaler 23 CONQUEST with twin Mercury OptiMax 135-HP engines]? I never go more then five to t...
by StormWarning
Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 84568

Re: Show Us Your Whaler