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by hauptjm
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Abel Buell Map of the United States
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: The Abel Buell Map of the United States

I love looking at old maps. Here is the link to view the entire map on the ArcGIS viewer: https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=1892c872d14c4407957046b368b878ec In my location, what is interesting is the dimensional errors of Lake Pontchartrain. It is larger in area than Mobile Bay, ...
by hauptjm
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cost Comparison Yamaha and Suzuki Re-power
Replies: 12
Views: 3371

Re: Cost Comparison Yamaha and Suzuki Re-power

Very Fishy!

I just priced a Yamaha 300 XCA for $23,000.00 - all in. Full retail is in the $27,000-28,000 range.
by hauptjm
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler
Replies: 15
Views: 4426

Re: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler

I did my honeymoon on the SS Norway back in the 90's: great ship. Here's an interesting juxtaposition of new and old:

https://i.redd.it/kb2mq41iup511.jpg
by hauptjm
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: GPS III Scheduled for Launch December 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 5594

Re: GPS III Scheduled for Launch December 2018

Looks like they will try again tomorrow (12-22-2018) at 8:55am EST
by hauptjm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: Regarding New GPS Satellite
Replies: 5
Views: 3771

Regarding New GPS Satellite

Jim, what does this all mean to a layman? The technical characteristics of GPS Block IIIA are: 1. L2C contains two distinct PRN sequences: 2. CM (for Civilian Moderate length code) is 10,230 bits in length, repeating every 20 milliseconds. 3. CL (for Civilian Long length code) is 767,250 bits, repea...
by hauptjm
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Docking and Berthing
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

Re: Docking and Berthing

And a boat/ship/vessel is kept in its Berth at the Dock
by hauptjm
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Large-HP Outboard Backorders
Replies: 14
Views: 3728

Re: Large-HP Outboard Backorders

Interesting thread. I assumed that this was something new with the 400 hp Yamaha engines. Based on what I'm seeing all over the internet, this has been the recommendation from Yamaha for quite a few years for their bigger motors. There are multiple reports by folks from 2007, 2008 etc. large HP Yama...
by hauptjm
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: FL Keys Hotels, Marinas and Boat Ramps
Replies: 2
Views: 1422

Re: FL Keys Hotels, Marinas and Boat Ramps

I just got back from Islamorada. It can't be beat - truly a fishing mecca. We always stay at Cheeca Lodge. One of the finest in places in the Keys. http://www.cheeca.com
by hauptjm
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Marine Sanitation
Replies: 18
Views: 6920

Re: Marine Sanitation

From the 2003 Boston Whaler Parts list for a 24 ft. Outrage (for thru-hull fittings):

Deck Plate, Waste SS ( I would assume Stainless Steel) - part #1109347
by hauptjm
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A "Whaler Fest" on Mobile Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 2444

Re: What a "Whaler Fest" on Mobile Bay yesterday...

Interestingly, I was at the Regatta this past weekend. It was the GYA Junior Lipton Regatta. I was out on my 1985 18 Outrage.
by hauptjm
Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: My Whaler History
Replies: 1
Views: 1460

Re: My Whaler History

Outside of the original purchaser that may have registered the boat with Whaler for the hull warranty, I don't see Boston Whaler having any information on succeeding owners. Registration is a State specific function that does not involve the manufacturer.
by hauptjm
Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outrage 18 Sea Drive Blank
Replies: 12
Views: 5908

Re: Outrage 18 Sea Drive Blank

This is the GPS/Sonar model I use and it works perfectly: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-water/fishfindergpscombos/echomap-chirp-55dv/prod529874.html#gallery-dialog I don't have the boat at my home to show you the placement, but the Transducer (quite sizable at roughly 8 inches long and 3 in...
by hauptjm
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outrage 18 Sea Drive Blank
Replies: 12
Views: 5908

Re: Outrage 18 Sea Drive Blank

Kevin, As far as stress, performance and transducer - none of these are problems with a bracket. I simply chose to go to the next level after a fixed bracket. I had the fixed bracket for 12 years and was very pleased. The Hydraulic Jack Plate does offer one other variable, and that is the vertical l...
by hauptjm
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outrage 18 Sea Drive Blank
Replies: 12
Views: 5908

Re: Outrage 18 Sea Drive Blank

Additionally, those boats were only sold for a few years as the cost made them undesirable along side the Outrage 20--virtually the same cost. Why buy an 18-foot boat when you can get a 20-foot boat for the same price. Now on the used boat market, they are attractive for the features and design, but...
by hauptjm
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outrage 18 Sea Drive Blank
Replies: 12
Views: 5908

Re: Outrage 18 Sea Drive Blank

I have that exact boat. Below is a picture of her when she still had the Armstrong Bracket. Performance was very good. However, I have subsequently eliminated the Armstrong Bracket in lieu of a 12 inch setback with hydraulic jack-plate. This particular setup provides a varied amount of adjustment to...
by hauptjm
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Plugs Out: Normal Water Level in 17 Montauk at Mooring
Replies: 17
Views: 7038

Re: Plugs Out: Normal Water Level in 17 Montauk at Mooring

I have a 1985 Outrage 18, and I, too, would have been very concerned with that much water rising in my boat without the plug. Since my reference point is slightly different--18 Outrage v. 17 Montauk--I believe the intended design function would be generally similar. With a modern two-cycle 150-HP (E...
by hauptjm
Fri May 06, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Bluetooth Speakers for a Boat
Replies: 4
Views: 2685

Re: Bluetooth Speakers

By far the best i have used and owned......https://ecoxgear.com/ecoxbt/
by hauptjm
Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 8354

Re: 22003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine

The SUZUKI DF90 four-stroke-cycle outboard engine weighs even less than a Yamaha 70: 341-lbs. v. 372-lbs. We use these mid-size Suzuki engines on our fleet of 17-foot Boston Whaler boats at our club, and they are [very reliable]. We regularly get 4000-hours or more of abusing use by Club members, co...
by hauptjm
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury and Yamaha Co-manufacturing of Engines
Replies: 13
Views: 5476

Re: Mercury and Yamaha Co-manufacturing of Engines

Looking at the Brunswick website, specifically their historical timeline, I came upon an interesting entry from 2015: Brunswick Completes Divestiture of Bowling Products Business Brunswick completed the sale of its Bowling Products business to BlueArc Capital Management, LLC, a private investment fi...
by hauptjm
Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: OUTRAGE 18 Whaler Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 4698

Re: OUTRAGE 18 Whaler Drive

As an owner of an 18ft. Outrage with a solid transom, I can attest to what jimh is saying about cost. My boat was originally owned/operated by the owner of the Whaler Dealership in my area and he stated those words exactly. In fact, he had a very difficult time selling them and Whaler only made them...
by hauptjm
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outrage 21 Wood Locating Diagram
Replies: 7
Views: 3796

Re: wood location diagram - outrage 21

Good luck..if you find one, you might send it to Jim Hebert to include in the resources library here at Continuouswave. The closest I've found is the old manuals: http://media.channelblade.com/EProWebsi ... l%2070's(2).pdf - page 15
by hauptjm
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: John Greviskis Throws Evinrude Under the Bus
Replies: 31
Views: 15957

Re: John Greviskis Throws Evinrude Under the Bus

So in listening/watching the aforementioned clip, I do not see the connection to the upcoming propeller episode and the trashing of Evinrude. What I mean is the trashing is almost gratuitous: it has nothing, really, to do with the propeller episode. Yes he re-powered, but again, the comments about E...
by hauptjm
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1980's Outrage 18 Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 3652

Re: 1980's Outrage 18 Cover

Thank you for the replies. I start the process and let you know what I find.
by hauptjm
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1980's Outrage 18 Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 3652

1980's Outrage 18 Cover

I recently decided it was time to retire my 2005 Taylor Made Boat Cover for my 1985 Outrage 18. It served me quite well, and, considering the sun and weather exposure over 10 years, it lasted longer than I anticipated for the ($250 price. It was custom fit for that specific boat, and I was pleased. ...
by hauptjm
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Designing a Classic - The Dougherty Way
Replies: 12
Views: 6224

Re: Designing a Classic - The Dougherty Way

I agree on the previous comment regarding the shear line of the Outrage 18. With the bow being Station 1, at or around Station 7 it begins a rise that continues to Station 3 then plateaus to the bow/Station 1. That is definitely different than the final product that came out of the molds. I know pro...
by hauptjm
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yet another Weather Web Page
Replies: 6
Views: 5333

Re: Yet another Weather Web Page

As impressive as that appears, I question its accuracy. I am not sure where they are getting their information feeds from, but I have gone to that site multiple times and it was just flat wrong on both wind direction and velocity. In fact, as we speak I can look at a live camera on a wind sock on La...
by hauptjm
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outrage 18 Closed Transom
Replies: 13
Views: 11293

Re: Outrage 18 Closed Transom

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The Jack Plate is an Atlas Brand. I still have the Armstrong Bracket.
by hauptjm
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outrage 18 Closed Transom
Replies: 13
Views: 11293

Re: Outrage 18 Closed Transom

As the owner of the 18 Outrage with the Armstrong Bracket on Cetacea page 24, I can say that configuration served me quite well for many years. However, I have since (late 2012) changed my Whaler's setup. Needing to replace the 150hp Johnson OceanRunner (3,000+ hours), I opted to remove the fixed se...
by hauptjm
Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19
Replies: 46
Views: 26961

Re: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19

Point of order, if I post this incorrectly, sorry. It is my first reply in the new forum - thank you Jim Hebert. To your question/concern regarding the 135 H.O. Evinrude, I believe that engine would be perfectly fine in the Outrage 18. Having had the ETEC 150hp since 2012 and putting many, many hour...