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by quickenberger
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB Outrage 22, 25 or Frontier 25 - Maine
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: WTB Outrage 22, 25 or Frontier 25 - Maine

[Posted a link to an offer in southern California for a government property disposal of a 25 FRONTIER. Although the OP did not specify a range or distance from Maine, I suspect that 2,000-miles might be too far to go to look at a boat--jimh]
by quickenberger
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1974 MONTAUK 17 Center Console and Seat
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: 1974 MONTAUK 17 Center Console and Seat

What type of loctite will you use to fill the holes in the wood? I probably wouldn’t use liquid nails but would use thickened epoxy. More speedy but it will have a better bond. Liquid nails will hold the wood fine until it’s glassed if you’re on a tight budget.
by quickenberger
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 FRONTIER 25 Rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: 1986 FRONTIER 25 Rebuild

I was able to do some more work on the deck lids today. Most of the time was spent grinding the underside of the top skin. The areas where an inspection port was molded needed the most grinding. Some fiberglass repair on the forward most lid where a thin flange was molded was also done. 11a.jpg 12a....
by quickenberger
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 OUTRAGE 24: Repair Fuel Tank
Replies: 20
Views: 363

Re: 1995 OUTRAGE 24: Repair Fuel Tank

Since it has been getting good praise, I ordered PC-7 and may use of it on my Frontier project.

If the aluminum was acid etched would adhesion be better?
by quickenberger
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 FRONTIER 25 Rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: 1986 FRONTIER 25 Rebuild

I think having the left side built like a tray would be better than a full dash spanning the cabin. The forward "V" shaped section makes it a difficult area to work with so I'm thinking a tray would be better than a glove box. I could mock something up and see if it looks right and makes a...
by quickenberger
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 FRONTIER 25 Rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: 1986 FRONTIER 25 Rebuild

I started mocking up the new dash yesterday. So far this is just the right hand side. I’ll start the left side when I can get to it. When I get it mocked up I’ll epoxy it together and start making fillets with thickened epoxy and start sanding. Then it’ll be time to glass and fair the dash insert an...
by quickenberger
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: GUARDIAN 19 Auxiliary Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Kicker for Boston Whaler 18 - 19 feet boats?

A Mercury 9.9 on my SENTRY 19 pushed the boat to 6-MPH; a 9.9-HP is plenty for most areas as a secondary engine. An auxiliary engine weight of 100-lbs didn't seem to affect the balance too much because of a battery placement. The auxiliary engine was mounted on the Port side. On the Starboard side I...
by quickenberger
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 FRONTIER 25 Rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: 1986 FRONTIER 25 Rebuild

I have been looking at a couple Frontiers for the same purpose, family cruiser. What should I be aware of when inspecting a Frontier? I would be using the boat mostly in bays in Maine, sometimes offshore. Also, how do they trailer and launch? My experince is with an older Mako 20, I am curious as h...
by quickenberger
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 FRONTIER 25 Rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: 1986 FRONTIER 25 Rebuild

I am somewhat amazed that you could separate the wood backing reinforcement from the fiberglass molded deck sections, leaving the wood apparently very intact. The bond between the wood and the fiberglass deck must not have been very strong, and the wood must have been in reasonably good shape in or...
by quickenberger
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 FRONTIER 25 Rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 438

1986 FRONTIER 25 Rebuild

After acquiring a 1986 FRONTIER 25 from the East Coast the plans were set in motion to get it to Anchorage Alaska. Trailering it on the Alcan in November proved to be all sorts of fun and exciting. The boat and trailer made it with only one tire casualty. The FRONTIER 25 has been stripped of most ri...
by quickenberger
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 1208

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

The Sentry 19 I had would not since its around 4000 lbs (guesstimating). Some other 19ft models just barely would work. Your tire tread will tell the real story if the wear is on the inside of the tire then the tires are splaying out too much.
by quickenberger
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 1208

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

I restored a Sentry 19ft and it did great crossing from Dana Point to Catalina Island a few years ago in 4ft waves plus swell. Did the crossing in a little over 2 hours. The Sentry is basically an outrage hull with a 4 panel wrap around windshield. With a 19ft boat you'd most likely have a tandem ax...
by quickenberger
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 46
Views: 7237

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

My father was on a charter out of Seward AK a few years ago and one of the Yamaha 300's threw a rod. Last year on a charter out of Valdez AK another Yamaha 300 threw a rod. At 80+ miles out limping home on 1 engine doing 9 knots isn't fun. I am curious to learn actual costs/hr of the Etec vs 4 strok...
by quickenberger
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 46
Views: 7237

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

This thread has intrigued me since I will be re-powering a FRONTIER with twin Evinrude legacy E-TEC 150-HP engines in a few months. The dealers have said the lower power outboards have better reliability than the 250 to 300-HP outboards. There seems to be lots of brand loyalty talking. To see quanti...
by quickenberger
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 804

Re: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement

Good plan on replacing instead of repairing. Some shops have liability waivers but I'm not sure that those would do a bit of good in today's litigious society. There is a wrap used to keep rust controlled called petro wrap. https://www.amazon.com/Petrowrap-Anti-Corrosion-Tape-2-x33/dp/B079BVG64Q Its...
by quickenberger
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 804

Re: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement

Depending on the pressure that the pump produces do not use hose clamps on the pressure hose. I work with high pressure hydraulic hoses all day at work and I can tell you for a fact that the crimp on that hose is not something you'll be able to duplicate using hose clamps. I tried looking up in the ...
by quickenberger
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Tire Placement for 1986 Frontier 25
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Trailer Tire Placement for 1986 Frontier 25

Thanks all for the replies. The trailer is being built in the lower 48 and the boat is currently in Anchorage AK area. The trailer it was on is undersized and the rear tires showed overloading and abnormal wear from the trek north. I like the idea of having the boat movable fore and aft to get a pro...
by quickenberger
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Tire Placement for 1986 Frontier 25
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Trailer Tire Placement for 1986 Frontier 25

I am currently having a trailer built for a 1986 Frontier 25. It'll be a tandem axle with each axle over-rated for load. With regard to the center of gravity of the boat with engines and full fuel: at what hull station is the approximate center of gravity? This is needed to get proper tongue loading...
by quickenberger
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Rise of Very Powerful Outboard Engines
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: The Rise of Very Powerful Outboard Engines

While I know nothing of the emission regulations I am amazed by the innovation coming from companies regarding outboards. 7 Marine being one of those companies. Taking a GM LS engine and converting it to outboard that produces over 600 hp is amazing. I think there are a lot of innovations that have ...
by quickenberger
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Frontier 25 Fuel Tank, Cabin
Replies: 2
Views: 1329

Re: 1986 Frontier 25 Fuel Tank, Cabin

Thanks for the info. When I get the boat up here and pull the deck lid I'll see what I have to work with. I've welded my share of new fuel tanks so will have a fab shop do the cutting and bending then I'll do the welding and pressure checking. I can draw up the cad on the tank and post it here for f...
by quickenberger
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Frontier 25 Fuel Tank, Cabin
Replies: 2
Views: 1329

1986 Frontier 25 Fuel Tank, Cabin

Is there dimensional information on the fuel tank for the 1986 Frontier 25?

I wIll be receiving one soon and want to be prepared to replace the fuel tank since I think it's original.

I am also interested In learning of custom modifications in the cabin to increase seating.

Thank you,
by quickenberger
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Trailer for 27-foot Boston Whaler
Replies: 1
Views: 4656

Re: WTB: Trailer for 27-foot Boston Whaler

I am no longer looking. Moderator, you can remove post if you like.
Thanks,
by quickenberger
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Trailer for 27-foot Boston Whaler
Replies: 1
Views: 4656

WTB: Trailer for 27-foot Boston Whaler

I have an opportunity to buy a 27ft whaler but it doesn’t come with the trailer. New York area. I live in Anchorage Alaska now so it’s a huge logistics challenge. Does anyone know of one available for a reasonable price?
by quickenberger
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rebuild 2006 Optimax 150
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

Re: Rebuild 2006 Optimax 150

Thanks Phil, At ~$3K for me removing the powerhead and sending it off, putting it back on and only one year warranty on just the powerhead, there are a few more things to consider. One is replacing the injectors (not bad now but will fail sometime). With 6 air injectors, 6 fuel injectors, that adds ...
by quickenberger
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rebuild 2006 Optimax 150
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

Re: Recommendation for Company to Rebuild 2006 Optimax 150

I was thinking it would be best to rebore the cylinders .020" over and get new pistons, bearings, seals etc. I'm not sure about a top end overhaul since I don't know the conditions of the cylinder walls or the condition of the piston skirts. If there scuffs on piston skirts or grooves where the...
by quickenberger
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rebuild 2006 Optimax 150
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

Re: Recommendation for Company to Rebuild 2006 Optimax 150

I am getting ~70 psi compression on each cylinder. Hour meter is 1738 last time I ran it.
by quickenberger
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 7088

Re: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem

Any update on this?

I may have to service the trim unit on my 2006 Mercury OptiMax engine sometime this winter.

Believe it or not, those pumps are made by Parker Oildyne. The stuff coming from their China manufacturing plant is usually pretty good.
by quickenberger
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rebuild 2006 Optimax 150
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

Rebuild 2006 Optimax 150

It has been a while since posting, mainly since restoring the 19ft Sentry. Things have been going quite well. So far the boat has been on Flaming Gorge dozens of times, and we trailered it to Dana Point, CA and fished around there and crossed to Catalina and back. Not too bad for my first ocean run....
by quickenberger
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whalers at Auctions
Replies: 3
Views: 2619

Re: Whalers at Auctions

Thank you, That is a very informative reply. A 27ft Sentry recently went for ~$3300 in Miami on govdeals. https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=2155&acctid=7167 It would have been a bigger project than I would have wanted, but someday I might be adventurous enough to tackle ...
by quickenberger
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whalers at Auctions
Replies: 3
Views: 2619

Whalers at Auctions

After having a successful restoration of a 19ft Sentry, I find myself without a project and have been wondering about how people stay in the loop for when state/gov property goes up for auction. I would like to pick up another whaler project in the next year or so and have been keeping my eye out on...
by quickenberger
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Replacement Value of Restored 1995 Sentry 19
Replies: 8
Views: 3122

Re: Replacement Value of Restored 1995 Sentry 19ft

I currently own a 1998 Boston Whaler Sentry 19', and previously owned a 1993 Boston Whaler Sentry 22'. In my opinion the Sentry model is a rare find and well worth waiting for. The cost of replacement is difficult to calculate. As mentioned before they are no longer manufactured by Brunswick the co...
by quickenberger
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Replacement Value of Restored 1995 Sentry 19
Replies: 8
Views: 3122

Replacement Value of Restored 1995 Sentry 19

For insurance purposes I am trying to get an idea of the replacement value for the 1995 19 Sentry that has been restored. There are not very many Sentry models out there but would like to get an idea of what y'all think. Here is the list of items on the boat: Motorguide Xi5 24V bow mounted trolling ...
by quickenberger
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 13: Bimini Top Frame Anchor Point
Replies: 15
Views: 4810

Re: Bimini top hardware/anchoring

An allen wrench works well for coring out a "hard point" in the foam that can be filled with epoxy. I would recommend adding microbaloons to the epoxy so the screw has a bit of a place to give. I've had straight epoxy crack when the screw was installed. Cotton flock also works.
by quickenberger
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repair Minor Nicks in Gel Coat
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Re: quickest way to repair minor nicks.

You will have to do a little bit of mixing of epoxy or something. There is rapid set marine tex that you can google to find, or local hardware stores may have some marine epoxy made by loctite. It sets in 1-2 hours and is white-ish in color. A little trick I found for small nicks and dings that you ...
by quickenberger
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 SENTRY 19, Optimax 150: Fuel Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

Re: 1995 SENTRY 19, Optimax 150: Fuel Problem

Another concern: I noticed the discharge air from the air pump is not filtered. Is there any reason why filtering it would be a bad idea? Maybe an all aluminum or stainless filter with a condensate trap and viton seals? Seems like non-treated air leaving the pump and going to the injectors is a bad ...
by quickenberger
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 SENTRY 19, Optimax 150: Fuel Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

1995 SENTRY 19, Optimax 150: Fuel Problem

I have mostly finished the restoration on the 1995 Boston Whaler SENTRY 19. We took it out on July 3 and July 4, 2017. The [Mercury 150-HP OptiMax] engine would surge under 3000-RPM, and we only once got the boat on plane. After doing much googling, I narrowed down [the cause of the engine surging u...
by quickenberger
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Viking Marine Out of Business
Replies: 4
Views: 3131

Re: Viking Marine Out of Business

Its the Sentry 19ft. I am not sure about other Whalers but in my discussion with the supplier Viking Marine supplied a lot of OEM's. The PTL-6 is the 6" but the molded deck recess is about 9.75" IIRC. The PTL-8 is the 8" hatch but the molded deck recess is almost 12".
by quickenberger
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Viking Marine Out of Business
Replies: 4
Views: 3131

Viking Marine Out of Business

For my 1995 SENTRY, the black deck hatches are cracked and worn out. I ordered white hatches from Viking Marine through Fore and Aft Marine. However, I was informed that Viking Marine closed their doors last week, and their model PTL-6 and the PTL-8 hatches are hard to come by. I was told that there...
by quickenberger
Wed May 17, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Recommend Fuel Tank Tester; Finding Source of Water in Fuel
Replies: 41
Views: 10568

Re: Recommend Fuel Tank Tester; Finding Source of Water in Fuel

It does have a very strong nasty smell. When you are in the position to replace the tank I can get you hooked up with the guys that cut and bent the aluminum for mine. The material plus bending was ~$270.00. I welded it up but they also have certified welders, so if you want, I will get a quote for ...
by quickenberger
Mon May 15, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water in Fuel Tank--Again!
Replies: 15
Views: 4356

Re: Water in Fuel Tank--Again!

There are a few sealants that are gasoline proof that you may consider if needed. One was commonly called B-Half in the aerospace industry. Its a polysulfide 2 part sealant that is aviation gas proof. We used it to seal integral fuel tanks in aircraft wings. Ethanol will reduce its life so if at all...
by quickenberger
Sat May 13, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 18 restoration on TV show
Replies: 6
Views: 2789

Re: Outrage 18 restoration on TV show

I have seen the episodes and while the body work is well done, the deck hatch being glassed down is a bad idea in my opinion. I figure its easier to cut silicone to get to the fuel tank than to have to grind or cut fiberglass to get to a fuel tank. I like the switches used (Bocatech) but at around $...
by quickenberger
Wed May 10, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1987 Guardian 17 Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 3821

Re: 1987 Guardian 17 Rebuild

What I will do is start a build thread so that I'm not hijacking this one.
by quickenberger
Wed May 10, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1987 Guardian 17 Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 3821

Re: 1987 Guardian 17 Rebuild

This shows the vacuum bag compressing the glass, as well as holding the deck flat against the concrete.
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by quickenberger
Wed May 10, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1987 Guardian 17 Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 3821

Re: 1987 Guardian 17 Rebuild

Chicagediver; Directly below the hole drilled in the fuel tank and aft of that was the only places I found wet foam. I did pull the wet wood out of the transom so that allowed access to dig a tunnel and inspect for water. photo (15).JPG This photo shows refilling the inspection hole with 4 lb densit...
by quickenberger
Tue May 09, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1987 Guardian 17 Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 3821

Re: 1987 Guardian 17 Rebuild

Very neat. I am interested in seeing the pictures. Cudos for taking on a big project and finishing it. My 19ft Sentry was bought from a government auction and had been banged up a bit. When decommissioned they drilled a hole completely through the fuel tank and through the fiberglass cavity. Probabl...
by quickenberger
Fri May 05, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cleaning barnacle rings from hull
Replies: 8
Views: 3442

Re: Cleaning barnacle rings from hull

A light buffing compound and a buffing pad attached to a variable speed buffer should do the trick. It'll also remove gel coat oxidation. For the one off job or weekend warrior Harbor Freight tools will do fine.

https://www.harborfreight.com/power-too ... shers.html

All sorts of options out there.
by quickenberger
Tue May 02, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1979 21' Outrage Fuel Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 1551

Re: 1979 21' Outrage Fuel Tank

Thanks for letting me know, Jim.
Feel free to remove the photos and link to the other post's URL.
by quickenberger
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1979 21' Outrage Fuel Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 1551

Re: 1979 21' Outrage fuel tank question

Your 21 OUTRAGE [may be] like my 1995 SENTRY 19. I decided to pull the [fuel] tank because the foam surrounding the tank was wet with saltwater. I am glad I did because there was significant corrosion. [I hope] a boat that is 38-years-old has had the tank replaced at least once. While you're in ther...
by quickenberger
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Recommend Fuel Tank Tester; Finding Source of Water in Fuel
Replies: 41
Views: 10568

Re: Recommend Fuel Tank Tester; Finding Source of Water in Fuel

I guess I got lost in the sequence of things. Seems like rain is the most plausible culprit. Small amounts of rain over a large surface area equates to a lot of water. That much water getting into the tank is a probability. It is a possibility that the tank developed a pinhole, crack, or degraded ho...
by quickenberger
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Recommend Fuel Tank Tester; Finding Source of Water in Fuel
Replies: 41
Views: 10568

Re: Recommend Fuel Tank Tester; Finding Source of Water in Fuel

Have any other boats in the area complained about water in their tanks? Maybe the place you fueled up had bad gas?