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by contender
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: POLL: What Device Used To Read Forum
Replies: 21
Views: 7941

Re: POLL: What Device Used To Read Forum

old lap top hard wire to the internet...
by contender
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Are the NADA Whaler values realistic?
Replies: 11
Views: 4326

Re: Are the NADA Whaler values realistic?

Boat value are due to the condition, how well keep, salt or fresh water use, make of boat, hours on the engine...bottom line a boat is worth what someone will pay...
by contender
Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Modifications
Replies: 19
Views: 5982

Re: Trailer Modifications

How wide are the bunk? Are the bunks made out of PT 4x6? I removed from trailer the bunks and cut 1-inch off the top. I ran in on a table saw. I replaced the 1-inch of removed wood with 1-inch KING StarBoard. I counter sunk galavznized stove bolts about halfway. Bolted them all the way through the b...
by contender
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: All-round Lamp Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1386

Re: All around light replacement?

[The risk that a friend will put a cooler on the lamp and then sit on the cooler] is why I mount [a navigation lamp] to my engine cowling, I never have to take off [the navigation lamp], it is out of the way, and it is always connected. If you are looking for an original good luck. Maybe you'll find...
by contender
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1985 Evinrude 40-HP Won't Start
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Re: 1985 Evinrude 40-HP Won't Start

Check the spark first. You stated you replaced the fuel line. Is the primer bulb OMC? Only use an OMC primer bulb. And do you have it going in the correct direction? Check the fuel flow by disconnecting the fuel line at the engine) and pumping the bulb. Have a catch bucket ready. Two people would be...
by contender
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Compass Fluid Cloudy
Replies: 3
Views: 1868

Re: Compass Fluid Cloudy

[A compass] is repairable, but you to find why the oil leaked out and why you have a leak.
by contender
Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 6 or 8 foot Bimini length for 13 Whaler
Replies: 4
Views: 2075

Re: 6 or 8 foot Bimini length for 13 Whaler

Bigger equals more sun protection, Taller is not a problem if built correctly, my top on my 16 is 6'2" from the floor so you can stand under it while underway....
by contender
Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Propeller Locks - Worth It?
Replies: 7
Views: 3028

Re: Propeller Locks - Worth It?

If they want it, they will take it, instead of purchasing the lock, I would just remove the prop each time, not a big deal. And stored in your garage will make it harder to steal.
by contender
Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Why was the boat I bought so dirty?
Replies: 10
Views: 4581

Re: Why was the boat I bought so dirty?

The problem [of a boat getting dirty or getting mildew is a result of] where and how the boat is stored, and what kind of environment it is in. I am in south Florida. If you cover your boat it gets too hot inside to [a temperature that] can screw up your electronics; if [the boat is] left open the r...
by contender
Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sinking boat
Replies: 4
Views: 2597

Sinking boat

Hello, I started a thread last month, " Life Jacket Attachments" some of you I hope you learned something, some after a while the thread was side tracked to some jokes. I can understand this and can take it with a grain of salt, but tell me how many of you have actually been on a sinking b...
by contender
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Life Jackets Attachments
Replies: 34
Views: 12670

Life Jackets Attachments

I hope everyone here carries at least one life jacket per person. Do you attach anything else to your life jackets?

Each one of my ski-type jackets has attached to it a light, a knife, a whistle, and a compass. I figure if you were to fall over at night the light would really be nice to have.
by contender
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Transom Weight for Older 17-footer
Replies: 9
Views: 3710

Re: Transom weight for an old 17

I have a 1975 hull with a 1985 140 looper (evinrude) engine, weight about 320 lbs. never a problem....
by contender
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: OMC Trim-and-Tilt Kit
Replies: 24
Views: 5986

Re: OMC Trim-and-Tilt Kit

Make sure the kit is complete; make sure that you do not have to purchasing anything else once you get started. If you are good with tools and have what you need, you should be able to complete [the installation of the kit]. I do not know how difficult the change will be. If you cannot do [the insta...
by contender
Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Boats Underpowered
Replies: 11
Views: 5687

Re: Boston Whaler Boats Underpowered

Macfam I was thinking about your statement " whaler held accountable in accident for over power" What about when a car leaves the lot and a person turns it over, Is Ford or GM held accountable? The other way to look at power ratings place on the boat by whaler could be "these are the ...
by contender
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Overpowering and Insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 6971

Re: Overpowering and Insurance

I have an older 16'7" Whaler, I run an old 140hp Evinrude Looper for power, I have never had any concern with the insurance (when I had it) or with the marine patrol/law. Sounds like I have a lot of power, however down here in south fla Im consider slow. It is now the norm to see three or four ...
by contender
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Marina Slip Puzzle
Replies: 9
Views: 5169

Re: The Marina Slip Puzzle

Or just change the numbers on the slip and you will be in yours 100%
by contender
Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer and Fuel Tank for 13-foot Boston Whaler
Replies: 6
Views: 4347

Re: Trailer and Fuel Tank for 13-foot Boston Whaler

The 13 whaler is a light boat, get any alum float on type trailer should be just fine, as far as fuel tanks I would have one custom built out of .125 alum to your specs., These are the best fuel tanks hands down and will last you a life time.
by contender
Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Power Saw
Replies: 37
Views: 19138

Re: Power Saw

I thought a cut off saw was for cutting steel, and pipe. Its a saw that looks like a compound saw, but only does 90 degree cuts mostly for metal...Saws that I know that are used for wood: circular saw or carpenters saw, saws all, table saw, fret saw, oscillating saw, jig saw, band saw, scroll saw, h...
by contender
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 11 SUPER SPORT Steering
Replies: 10
Views: 6068

Re: 11 SUPER SPORT Steering

Sorry for the delay, yes I have the 15 inch yamaha
by contender
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1975 MONTAUK 17: Round Holes Molded Into Deck
Replies: 3
Views: 3472

Re: 1975 MONTAUK 17: Round Holes Molded Into Deck

They are factory holes/ I have the same in my 1975 hull, If you look at them closely you will see that they are inverted philips screw heads, must have been a support while doing the mold...
by contender
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 11 SUPER SPORT Steering
Replies: 10
Views: 6068

Re: 11 SUPER SPORT Steering

I have a 1978 11 whaler, I redid it 3 years ago and raised the transom 1 inch, I have a 25 yamaha 2 stroke on the transom and Im using a teleflex cable steering, the cable runs through the engines steering tube and misses my transom by 1/16 of an inch, I was lucky. The other route is to use the stee...
by contender
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 9-footer Value; Horsepower Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 6052

Re: 9-footer Value; Horsepower Needed

Do not bother with the Boston Whaler 9-foot boat. It is unstable and only holds about 450-lbs. I had a 4-HP on one and it was okay, but because of ethanol the [carburetor] jet would get blocked all the time. I sold the 4-HP [and] got an 8-HP. The the boat would porpoise all the time and was unsafe. ...