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by jheiii
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cleaning Non-skid
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Cleaning Non-skid

Hi all. There are two areas on on my boat non-skid that I want to really clean. One area is chewing gum: my toddler got some on his shoe at the boat ramp. The second area is a Bonita blood stain: we were fileting Bonita to use as strip bait and I must not have gotten to that spot quickly enough. I u...
by jheiii
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: How to correctly install a gaff holder? Montauk 170
Replies: 1
Views: 231

How to correctly install a gaff holder? Montauk 170

Hi all, I have a 4 foot Gaff, with a 2 inch hook and need to mount it inside the boat. I'm picking up a gaff holder from Birdsall, this comes with two # 10 x 1", Self Taping Screws included to mount. Anything I need to be aware of or any tips before drilling these in? http://www.marineproducts....
by jheiii
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2007 Montauk 170: PLANO Tackle Box
Replies: 2
Views: 308

2007 Montauk 170: PLANO Tackle Box

Hi. Which Plano model number tackle boxes fit a 2007 Montauk 170?

Thanks
by jheiii
Mon May 21, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: 2007 Montauk 170--routing SONAR transducer cable
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: 2007 Montauk 170--routing SONAR transducer cable

Phil and Jim, thank you. Yes, I agree and would much prefer to not drill any holes, especially ones all the way through the transom. We're on the same page, I will route it over the transom. Jim, thanks for the link to the 6 circuit fuse block with negative bus bar and Phil, thanks for the link to t...
by jheiii
Mon May 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: 2007 Montauk 170--routing SONAR transducer cable
Replies: 3
Views: 360

2007 Montauk 170--routing SONAR transducer cable

Hi all, Per the Boston Whaler manual for a 170 MONtAUK, it appears the factory wants you to drill a hole in the transom, then route the transom mount transducer cable through that hole you drilled, into the chase pipe and ultimately into the console. The plug end on this Totalscan transducer is all ...
by jheiii
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Connecting a Mercury to Lowrance Elite 9 TI
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Connecting a Mercury 2007 90 4 Stroke EFI to Lowrance Elite 9 TI

Great advice, thanks Jim. Circled back with Mercury, and they added that Boston Whaler uses the Mercury harness. This means, even though my boat does not have a Smartcraft gauge there should be a plug under my dash that has a weather cover, and a purple plug under that weather cover. IF that plug is...
by jheiii
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Connecting a Mercury to Lowrance Elite 9 TI
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Connecting a Mercury 2007 90 4 Stroke EFI to Lowrance Elite 9 TI

Thanks Jim! Also, I got this reply back from Mercury this morning To interface your 90-horsepower 4-stroke with your NMEA 2000 compatible device, you will need a NMEA 2000 Gateway kit (part #8m0105243), and a NMEA 2000 starter kit (part #8m0107522). The NMEA 2000 Gateway Kit can be found for about $...
by jheiii
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Connecting a Mercury to Lowrance Elite 9 TI
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Connecting a Mercury to Lowrance Elite 9 TI

Hi, the goal is to get the engine data from my 2007 Mercury FOURSTROKE serial #1b419565 to the Lowrance Elite 9 TI Chartplotter. The boat does not have a Smartcraft gauge. All the gauges on the boat are analog. To get NMEA2000 out of that engine, I think we would need the VesselView single engine ki...
by jheiii
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Chartplotter for 170 Montauk
Replies: 14
Views: 1602

Re: Chartplotter for 170 Montauk

Thank you for the link and adding the detail about the LSS2! I've been reading up a lot more on it, and your feedback about using the Structure Scan a lot is helpful.
by jheiii
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Chartplotter for 170 Montauk
Replies: 14
Views: 1602

Re: Chartplotter for 170 Montauk

Thanks for the Amazon link! I was very, very tempted by it, the quote I had last year was $650 for that same setup... having a hard time spending $100 more 5 months later for the same thing.
by jheiii
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Chartplotter for 170 Montauk
Replies: 14
Views: 1602

Re: Chartplotter for 170 Montauk

Thanks Ridge Runner for the pic showing the HDS5. It's funny you say that about the HDS7 Gen 3, it's exactly what I was hoping to get end of last year but I wasn't ready to buy at the time and now all the distributors I've talked to said they can't get a unit from Lowrance anymore. Here's a pic of m...
by jheiii
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Chartplotter for 170 Montauk
Replies: 14
Views: 1602

Re: Chartplotter for 170 Montauk

Jefe, you make a great point. I'll have to pay close attention to any interference between a 9" console mounted chartplotter and the compass. On this Montauk 170, it's one of 4 from the mold in that year (2007) that had pads put in for a T-top from the factory. Birdsall Marine fabricated a t-to...
by jheiii
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Chartplotter for 170 Montauk
Replies: 14
Views: 1602

Re: Chartplotter for 170 Montauk

Thank you for the tips on placement. Jim, the boat is fished around the South Florida area, sometmes we will trailer it down to the Keys or over to Boca Grande. Ideally I would like to have a Navionics chip, and see that Garmin still doesn't seem to work with Navionics. I need to stay under $1,000 f...
by jheiii
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Chartplotter for 170 Montauk
Replies: 14
Views: 1602

Chartplotter for 170 Montauk

Hi all. Is there a certain chartplotter (with fish finder) unit or size and location that you've found works well on a 170 Montauk? I was thinking of having [a chartplotter with fish finder] installed on top of the console on the starboard side. I started thinking a 5-inch unit would be sufficient, ...
by jheiii
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 Dauntless 170 Cover
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Re: 2018 Dauntless 170 Cover

I would encourage you to find a custom canvas shop in your area and they will be able to fit something that will work perfectly for your boat whether it's on the mooring or in storage.
by jheiii
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2008 Montauk 170 Transom Support Using "transom saver device"
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

Re: 2008 Montauk 170 Transom Support Using "transom saver device"

Just ordered my Owens trailer and going to pick it up in a week, this is a very timely post. I reached out to M-Y Wedge as they seem to be the way to go, thanks to this thread.