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by Acseatsri
Fri May 17, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk: Installing new mechanical steering
Replies: 2
Views: 876

Re: Montauk: Installing new mechanical steering

The rod that goes through the tilt tube hits the transom; it seems to be too long to remove without removing the engine from the transom. I just replaced [the mechanical steering] on a 1982 Montauk. [The rod that is installed through the tilt tube] was [a] close [fit]; It rubbed on the transom a li...
by Acseatsri
Tue May 14, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Brass Drain Tube Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: Brass Drain Tube Repair

Re annealing brass drain tubes for flaring: I've found that the rapid quench method works well, is quick, and is easy. I heat the very end of the brass tube with a propane torch until the brass gets a little redness. Then I drop the brass tube in a bucket of water. I absolutely recommend annealing i...
by Acseatsri
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 with 90
Replies: 5
Views: 1471

MONTAUK 17 with 90

What propeller is best for a 1985 Yamaha 90 on a 1982 MONTAUK 17?

What is the approximate top speed with a 1985 Yamaha 90?

ASIDE ON A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TOPIC:
Should a 1982 Montauk 17 have a clamshell over the anchor locker drain tube? It doesn't appear that this boat has ever had one in place.
by Acseatsri
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 30
Views: 4472

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

You can post all the graphs and arguments you want, but the fact is that everyone here, with the exception of Jim, who has tested a four blade prop ended up with the 4 blade for the same stated reasons. In fact, Jim said that ,in the end, the additional cost of the 4 blade did not justify the purcha...
by Acseatsri
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: GPS Week Rollover Is Coming in April 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 4334

Re: GPS Week Rollover Is Coming in April 2019

[Gave a a second-hand report that a] Lowrance Gen 2 multi-function display with internal GPS receiver did not get a position fix on April 8, 2019.
by Acseatsri
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 17 Steering Cable
Replies: 1
Views: 865

Montauk 17 Steering Cable

What is the length of a steering cable for a MONTAUK 17?
by Acseatsri
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 30
Views: 4472

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

The reason I started this thread was because everyone always makes the claim that a three-blade gives the best all-around performance. I haven't noticed any loss of maneuverability in reverse as someone else claimed. I believe a four-blade gives the best all-around performance in almost all situatio...
by Acseatsri
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Wood Trim on MONTAUK console
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: Teak Coating Products

Thank you. [Montauk console doors and trim] are in decent shape, but were varnished at some point. I'd prefer to go back to oil or something other than varnish.

What do most here use on teak?

I was thinking Cetol.
by Acseatsri
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Wood Trim on MONTAUK console
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Wood Trim on MONTAUK console

Are the console doors and trim on a Montauk 17 teak or mahogany?
by Acseatsri
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Desert Tan Color in a Two-part Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: Desert Tan Color in a Two-part Paint

I painted my 1987 Outrage with Interlux Perfection paint in Oyster White. It's a little lighter than Desert Tan, but it was acceptable for a boat that was used exclusively for fishing and lasted for 10 years. My friend who bought the boat from me 5 years ago is repainting it now, last done in 2008. ...
by Acseatsri
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 30
Views: 4472

Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

Are three-blade props really best for overall performance? According to the article (linked below) the only thing a three-blade propeller offers over a four-blade propeller is more [boat speed]. Two years ago, going to a four-blade propeller from a three-blade propeller, I've found that the claims i...
by Acseatsri
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD: 15 Sport for $2,000 in Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: Boston Whaler 15 Sport FS

I think you're VERY low on your asking price, if you haven't already sold it.
by Acseatsri
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 OUTRAGE 24: Removing Large T-Top
Replies: 20
Views: 2609

Re: 1995 OUTRAGE 24: Removing Large T-Top

I also WOULD NOT replace the tank with a smaller plastic tank. Again, if you ever go to sell it, the reduced range would adversely affect the value , especially for someone who does offshore runs. Aluminum tanks usually last about 20-30 years depending on how much the boat is used. Using it more oft...
by Acseatsri
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 Montauk v. 158 Edgewater v. 15 Key West
Replies: 11
Views: 2145

Re: 150 Montauk v. 158 Edgewater v. 15 Key West

I would find something used. Going from 13-15 feet is not a very big upgrade and I think you'll have another bout of twofootitis rather soon. If this happens, you'll take a huge hit on the value when you go to sell it. For Long Island sound, I would look at something a little larger, perhaps a Monta...
by Acseatsri
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 OUTRAGE 24: Removing Large T-Top
Replies: 20
Views: 2609

Re: 1995 OUTRAGE 24: Removing Large T-Top

Wow, that is a REALLY nice T-top! You'll only know how much you really miss it when you're sitting baking in the sun and have no shelter. I would do like a previous poster said, take it somewhere and have them lift it off with a forklift. I doubt it would be that costly to lift off and store while y...
by Acseatsri
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17
Replies: 16
Views: 1952

Re: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17

Most likely the drain tube that goes between the sump and the transom is rotted and is allowing water to enter the foam. If this is the case, first remove any pieces of the tube still remaining. The tube was almost 15" long and was a bear to get all the old pieces of tubing out. After you have ...
by Acseatsri
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 OUTRAGE 24: Removing Large T-Top
Replies: 20
Views: 2609

Re: 1995 OUTRAGE 24: Removing Large T-Top

I think I'd just sell the boat and get something more to your liking. You're going to have a lot of holes to patch, and I think your boat is more desirable with the T-top. The only reason most people would not want a T-top is to fit under a low bridge. As far as electronics in the overhead box-foged...
by Acseatsri
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Propeller for 9.9-HP Auxiliary
Replies: 11
Views: 1404

Re: Propeller for 9.9-HP Auxiliary

Re my Honda 9.9-HP Thruster engine: I use it as an auxiliary engine on my 23 Walkaround. These HONDA 9.9-HP engines are frequently used as auxiliary engines on sailboats and larger boats. I only hang the Honda 9.9-HP on the transom during tuna season when I'm making offshore runs [longer than 100-mi...
by Acseatsri
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Propeller for 9.9-HP Auxiliary
Replies: 11
Views: 1404

Re: Propeller for 9.9-HP Auxiliary

The propeller on my 9.9-HP Honda "thruster" is a 10-inch-diameter x 6.5-inch-pitch four-blade propeller, spinning through a 2.33:1 gear ratio. The propeller is specially designed for pushing heavy loads, not uncommon on 6,000-lbs sailboats. The propeller is claimed to output 15-percent mor...
by Acseatsri
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Propeller for 9.9-HP Auxiliary
Replies: 11
Views: 1404

Re: Outrage 18 kicker prop advice needed

I've always found that increasing diameter is always more efficient than increasing pitch. I would stick with a large diameter four-blade aluminum propeller. You could use it more safely in the shallows, and not have to worry about breaking gears if you hit something--unlike the unforgiving stainles...
by Acseatsri
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Direct fit cooler replacement for a 1987 Montauk
Replies: 13
Views: 1570

Re: Direct fit cooler replacement for a 1987 Montauk

If you can fit an RTIC 65 quart cooler, they're aYeti copy for $199 delivered. Will last forever and hinges don't break. I have a 20, 45, and a 145.
by Acseatsri
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Filling Console Cut-outs
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Re: Filling Console Cut-outs

The other way I've approached this is to use 1/4-inch-thick black Plexiglass rectangular panels to cover holes and also create new spaces to drill into. I cut the plastic on a table saw, then round the edges of the rectangular panels with a 3/16-inch corner-rounding router bit, then flame treat it w...
by Acseatsri
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Outrage Trim Tab: Recommendation; Installation
Replies: 21
Views: 3540

Re: 210 Outrage Trim Tab: Recommendation; Installation

I'd look at 12 x 12 tabs. I think they'd fit just fine, maybe better as a lot of the lifting is blocked by the chines. No such thing as too big. You'll be able to lower your planing speed even more. I had 12 x 12 Lenco's on a 1992 21 Walkaround. Trim Tabs really helped; a 1992 21 WALKAROUND is a rea...
by Acseatsri
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2007 Outrage 24 Re-power with Single from Twins
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: 2007 Outrage 24 Re-power with Single from Twins

Re the comparison to an Outrage 22, I think you're comparing apples to oranges, not the same era or hull design. It may compare more favorably to my 1993 23 Walkaround (4400 lbs hull weight, same hull as a 1993 Outrage 24). With the original twin 150 hp Oceanrunners, it topped out at around 46-47 mp...
by Acseatsri
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale: 1985 Montauk 17 - $17,500.00
Replies: 5
Views: 1527

Re: For Sale: 1985 Montauk 17 - $17,500.00

From the Craigslist link and the Washington registration, I'd assume the boat is located near Seattle, Washington. And to Masbama's assessment of the value, I'd agree. There isn't much value to the motor or trailer, so nearly all the value is in a 33-year-old hull that will be nearly impossible to f...
by Acseatsri
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Filling Console Cut-outs
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Re: Filling Console Cut-outs

Or make them out of teak for a more finished look to match the doors.
by Acseatsri
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Keeping Dashboard Panel and Gauges Watertight
Replies: 18
Views: 2550

Re: Keeping Dashboard Panel and Gauges Watertight

I wouldn't use the Lifeseal. Its adhesive properties are quite a bit stronger than silicone, and, if you have to work on on the panel, to get the panel off could be a difficult. I'd stick with the silicone.
by Acseatsri
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Re: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion

Re the cause of failures- my 2006 225 lost lube to a wrist pin at 1100 hours and grenaded. Insurance company paid for an autopsy. Always ran XD100 and raved about the engine right until it failed. My normal cruise was 3500-4500 rpm. Of the 1100 hours, there was less than an hour above 5000 rpm on th...
by Acseatsri
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Re: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion

Re the cited example of an E-TEC engine having "blown" at 1,100-hours: my engine presently has accumulated about 550-hours of operation in ten seasons of use, or 55-hours-per-season. Extrapolating that the engine service life will end at 1,100-hours as cited, this means I will have 1100-h...
by Acseatsri
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Re: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion

Yes, it is exactly as you say. Most people never get to even 500 hours in 7 years of use, hence it's an easy gamble on the average user to never see a blown powerhead (blown meaning loss of lubrication resulting in piston through the side of the block). But if we look at the mean times of failure ve...
by Acseatsri
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Re: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion

[Presumes that the reason Evinrude has made a sale promotion by providing a longer warranty period is] [m]ore likely the premature powerhead failures are becoming more well known now that the older [E-TEC engines] are starting to get up there in hours and are having to be replaced. My 2006 225 blew ...
by Acseatsri
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom Paint Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 1766

Re: Bottom Paint Recommendation

Even if you don't barrier coat, I would at least put on 2 coats of epoxy primer which will give a great base to adhere to. I did the full barrier treatment, but other boatyards and the paint manufacturer recommended using Interprotect 2000 as a primer followed by 2 coats of Micron 66. Make sure to r...
by Acseatsri
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Compare 230 and 240 Outrage
Replies: 17
Views: 1867

Re: Compare 230 and 240 Outrage

""My 1992 17 Montauk with a 100-HP Johnson was plenty fast and planed great, but I was looking for something with a better ride on the lake. My 18 has that but is a pig with a 135."" An 18 with a 135 should do around 42 to 43-MPH. I had an 18 Outrage with 115-HP, and I found it t...
by Acseatsri
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Compare 230 and 240 Outrage
Replies: 17
Views: 1867

Re: Compare 230 and 240 Outrage

""I found a nice 230 but it only has twin 135-HP engines which to me is under powered: 40 to 42-MPH top speed is just too slow for a 23-foot boat."" Unless you're boating on a lake, there are very few instances where you can run above 30mph in a 23' boat. I have a 1993 23 walk ar...
by Acseatsri
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Dauntless: Baystar steering is heavy
Replies: 14
Views: 2272

Re: 170 Dauntless: Baystar steering is heavy

No Dauntless, only similarity is the 4 blade prop and hydraulic steering. My point was that 4 blade props tend to ventilate less than 3 blades and tolerate higher mounting heights. Moving the trim tab will NOT cause the boat to turn by itself with hydraulic steering. The only effect it will have is ...
by Acseatsri
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Dauntless: Baystar steering is heavy
Replies: 14
Views: 2272

Re: 170 Dauntless: Baystar steering is heavy

If you adjust the trim tab [on the engine gear case under the anti-ventilation plate] you can probably equalize the steering effort. If the engine is pulling to the left, move the trim tab to the left. If you're getting propeller ventilation in turns, the engine could be mounted too high [to allow y...
by Acseatsri
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1997 OUTRAGE 24 Re-power
Replies: 17
Views: 4778

Re: 1997 OUTRAGE 24 Re-power

Just curious, did you look at the Suzuki 350 horsepower? At about 750 lbs with props, about 250 lbs lighter, and with the duo-prop arrangement, torque steer should be minimal or non-existent, as well as the duo-prop drive being about 15% more efficient than a conventional lower unit. You could add a...
by Acseatsri
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Rinsing Fuel Tank Top
Replies: 15
Views: 2526

Re: Rinsing Fuel Tank Top

The problem here is that when a tank fails, it's almost always corroded from the inside out, usually at the lowest rearmost point where water and perhaps phase-separated ethanol sit. I've seen a few tanks replaced including my own that had the same pinhole that wasn't visible, even with the tank out...
by Acseatsri
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Through-hull Fitting Repairs c.2004 NANTUCKET
Replies: 46
Views: 9390

Re: Through-hull Fitting Repairs c.2004 NANTUCKET

This is an interesting thread and should be renamed and easily found, as it pertains to a lot of boats in addition to Boston Whaler. Someone at our marina hit a log last week. The shock caused the deck drain fitting to break, letting water into the (Hydrasport) boat and almost sinking it. They fille...
by Acseatsri
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1979 V-22 Outrage—Slow Fueling
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

Re: 1979 V-22 Outrage—Slow Fueling

Since the tank was replaced in 2007 and the hoses in 2016, I would venture a guess that the fill hose is too long and either the slope isn't constant or there's a belly in the line. If there's a kink, it's too sharp of a bend where it goes under the deck. Consider adding a 90 degree elbow at the bend.
by Acseatsri
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Deck Sealant Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: Deck Sealant Replacement

Another piece of advice: Push the caulking gun forward when filling the seam. I always tool the seam with a plastic edging tool for caulk. Pull the tape as soon as possible after tooling. If the caulk starts to skin over before removing the tape, it will be hard to make it look decent without re-sho...
by Acseatsri
Sun May 27, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability
Replies: 22
Views: 3408

Re: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability

I have a 1993 23 Walkaround with a 250 Honda ( no bracket, motor mounted directly to transom). Top speed is an even 40 mph spinning a Powertech OFS4 15.25 x 17 4 blade prop at 5800 rpm. My normal fast cruise is 28-29 mph at 4500 rpm, but I can run efficiently just as easily at 12 mph with the tabs e...
by Acseatsri
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: OUTRAGE 18 Appraisal
Replies: 11
Views: 2256

Re: OUTRAGE 18 Appraisal

i wouldn't put any value on the motor, and I believe that vintage Yamaha motor had problems with the shift shaft rusting, so if your main use is salt, I'd be careful.
Is the bottom painted? If it was kept in the water, are the drain tubes intact? All this affects value.
by Acseatsri
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 Conquest 26 Re-power Twin 300-HP VERADO
Replies: 3
Views: 1597

Re: 2001 Conquest 26 Re-power Twin 300-HP VERADO

I believe he's referring to Revolution 4 propellers, which is a great offshore propeller. Along that line, the Powertech OFS4 would also be worth considering as it offers an additional 5/8" of diameter and would probably be slightly more efficient.
by Acseatsri
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 23 Outrage with Honda BF225
Replies: 20
Views: 5020

Re: 23 Outrage with Honda BF225

I have a 1993 23 Walkaround with a 2013 Honda BF250, Powertech OFS4 17-pitch four-blade propeller. With 150 gallons fuel, light tuna gear, 200-lbs ice, and 2 people (375 lbs), I get 37-MPH tops. If I keep it below 4500 rpm (about 18 to 28 mph), I get well over 2.5-MPG. With lighter loads, I get 40-M...
by Acseatsri
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SUPER SPORT 13 Deck Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 1862

Re: SUPER SPORT 13 Deck Repair

As an alternative method, I used Interlux Perfection paint on the inside, first using a da sander with 80 grit to remove the non-skid, then priming with epoxy primer, sanding with 220 grit between coats until all the gelcoat cracks were filled. Thin the epoxy to a water-like consistency for the firs...
by Acseatsri
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale 1988 15 SS w/ 1988 60 Johnson & Cox trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

Re: For Sale 1988 15 SS w/ 1988 60 Johnson & Cox trailer

Probably not so much the time of year but the asking price seems very high for a 30 year old rig with old power, especially for this time of year. Anyone looking at boats now is looking for a good deal or a steal.
by Acseatsri
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Extended Warranty
Replies: 22
Views: 4386

Re: Extended Warranty

Last year when my friend's 2006 225 E-TEC engine blew, the $400 Geico insurance policy he bought covered all but $250 of the $8,000 cost, including the $1,200 towing bill. You may want to check into your insurance policy to see what coverage you may have included in the cost, or see what it would co...
by Acseatsri
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk Bimini Design Failure
Replies: 24
Views: 5817

Re: 190 Montauk Bimini Design Failure

I would expect to be able to run in 2.5' chop at 37 mph with top down or closed up without damaging the Bimini. In a 2.5 foot chop, I run more like 15 mph in a 23' Whaler. It would seem that running nearly 40 mph would be brutal on both yourself and the boat. Your expectations for the Bimini top ar...
by Acseatsri
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1997 20 Dauntless Re-power
Replies: 8
Views: 2430

Re: 1997 20 Dauntless Re-power

I would also look at the Yamaha 4 cylinder 200 at around 500 lbs. We have a couple of them at my marina and all seem happy with them. My friend has one on a 21 Parker and it performs quite adequately coming out of the hole.

Did the dealer recommend the 6 cylinder because he has it in stock?