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by PeteG
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: BOUGHT: Classic 17-footer preferably in New England
Replies: 4
Views: 2169

Starts discussion. MARKETPLACE NOT FOR DISCUSSION

[Please don't start a discussion in MARKETPLACE. If you want to begin a discussion about the relative merits of certain boats compared to other boats, please do that in THE GAM.]
by PeteG
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 320 OUTRAGE Production History; Readers Begin Referendum on the meaning of G2
Replies: 10
Views: 3100

Re: 320 OUTRAGE

G2 is the second generation E-TEC from Evinrude.

EF- Where are you located?

Pete
by PeteG
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New to Boating and New Whaler Owner
Replies: 6
Views: 3101

Re: New to Boating and New Whaler Owner

Take a boating safety course from either Coast Guard Aux or Power Squadron.
by PeteG
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Engine Gauges Do Not Work
Replies: 3
Views: 1951

Engine Gauges Do Not Work

I have a 1989 18' Outrage with twin Johnson 70 HP engines. I bought the boat in the spring, to replace my old 1972 Sourpuss 13. I have no history on the vessel but did talk briefly with the former owner. I had found an old registration in the console. The 1989 Outrage boat ran absolutely perfect all...
by PeteG
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: More Than Bottom Paint Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 3457

Re: More Than Bottom Paint Needed

davet--it's unfortunate that every Spring we see folks on boating sites that (unknowingly) bought a boat "cheap" that required significant work. The guys here won't steer you wrong, so pay attentio. Is there a chance you can find a marina that has what's called "dry stack". That ...
by PeteG
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Raider 18 in Action with Marine Corps
Replies: 6
Views: 3438

Re: Raider 18 in Action with Marine Corps

Anyone ever heard of or seen [an "Special X Forces" Boston Whaler boat]? I heard and saw Guardian boats, but not "Special X Forces". [Pointer to craigslist notice of a "Special X Forces" boat for sale deleted.]
by PeteG
Wed May 31, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1985 Outrage 18
Replies: 5
Views: 3628

Re: FS: 1985 Outrage 18

Helping out a fellow Bostonian and Whaler owner...here's the new listing:

https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/boa/6145723917.html
by PeteG
Tue May 23, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB - Mercury Service Manual for 1985 90hp 6 cyl.
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

Re: WTB - Mercury Service Manual for 1985 90hp 6 cyl.

Ken,

I wasn't sure how "bad" the off brand manuals were.

Sounds like the old Chilton's manuals: "Remove engine, rebuild to spec, replace engine...." ARGH!
by PeteG
Tue May 23, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whalers in PNW - Puget Sound
Replies: 7
Views: 3629

Re: Whalers in PNW - Puget Sound

Like Mike, I was recently looking at used Boston Whaler boats, specifically for a Montauk. I was trading up from my trusty 13-foot classic. I hadn't looked at any [Boston Whaler boats] and was confused why there were so many [different models] in the same lengths. I found out the Montauk is for shel...
by PeteG
Tue May 23, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB - Mercury Service Manual for 1985 90hp 6 cyl.
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

Re: WTB - Mercury Service Manual for 1985 90hp 6 cyl.

Ken,

Check ebay and they seem to NOT have the Mercury factory, but rather Clymer and Seloc manuals.

Here's the Seloc I found: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-90-300- ... Ip&vxp=mtr
by PeteG
Fri May 19, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cooler for under RPS seat
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Re: Cooler for under RPS seat

Phil, That's an idea I had been considering, but it was further down the list than "storage". It would certainly open up the selection of coolers that would fit underneath.... At 6'3", I could use both a higher console and RPS. What's the most common way to raise the seat (besides the...
by PeteG
Fri May 19, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale by owner early 70's 13' Sourpuss Boston-SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 3833

Re: For Sale by owner early 70's 13' Sourpuss Boston area

Chris,

By all means. I'm a work from home guy, so I'm pretty flexible most days.

Pete
by PeteG
Fri May 19, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cooler for under RPS seat
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Re: Cooler for under RPS seat

Thanks Mark.

I'll have to grab one of those this weekend.
by PeteG
Fri May 19, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cooler for under RPS seat
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Cooler for under RPS seat

I have a 1989 Outrage 18' that I'm continuing to optimize storage.

Upon measuring underneath the RPS seat, a cooler of ~ 31"X18" would work, but the tougher number is the 14" height.

What are folks using underneath their (stock) RPS seat for a cooler?

Thanks,

Pete
by PeteG
Fri May 19, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale by owner early 70's 13' Sourpuss Boston-SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 3833

Re: For Sale by owner early 70's 13' Sourpuss Boston area

Very surprised with the *new* warm weather, that I'm not getting (more) action
by PeteG
Sat May 13, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 18 restoration on TV show
Replies: 6
Views: 3116

Re: Outrage 18 restoration on TV show

I feel like the room I have in between my (18' Outrage) gunwales and the console is already skinny enough w/o those monster rod holder shoulders sticking out.

The console is high enough to resemble a Guardian (IMHO)

My .02
by PeteG
Wed May 03, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outboard rigging for 1989 18' Outrage
Replies: 8
Views: 2735

Re: Outboard rigging for 1989 18' Outrage

Con,

Thanks again. I was concerned about seawater getting in there and where it might end up, as well as if I had a missing part or hatch.

Pete
by PeteG
Tue May 02, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outboard rigging for 1989 18' Outrage
Replies: 8
Views: 2735

Re: Outboard rigging for 1989 18' Outrage

Con, While I have you and access to your reference vessel, what goes here? http://s355.photobucket.com/user/pgkeating/media/20170502_190212_resized_zpsg8kfhdin.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0 It looks as if a hatch was in place there, but there's too many control cables coming out (I think).... Thanks again...
by PeteG
Tue May 02, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outboard rigging for 1989 18' Outrage
Replies: 8
Views: 2735

Re: Outboard rigging for 1989 18' Outrage

Con, Thanks again. My fuel is down (you can see the stainless clamp on the water separator on the left-hand side of the pic), as are a few cables. My steering is up, as is the transducer and control cables (I have twin Johnson 70s). I have slack, so maybe I'll cut the tie wraps, undo do the cable lo...
by PeteG
Tue May 02, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outboard rigging for 1989 18' Outrage
Replies: 8
Views: 2735

Re: Outboard rigging for 1989 18' Outrage

Con, Thanks for the response. I'm not sure I could get the wiring and steering line flat enough to the wall of the gunwale to pass the dock line through to the gunwale to the cleat. The Outrage has the oblong hole, where the dock lines pass through the oblong hole down to the cleat. Presently these ...
by PeteG
Tue May 02, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outboard rigging for 1989 18' Outrage
Replies: 8
Views: 2735

Outboard rigging for 1989 18' Outrage

Because of the way the PO rigged the battery cables, which were relocated to the console. http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r451/pgkeating/20170502_143905_resized%201_zpssgnj8ydj.jpg?t=1493664822 I can realistically use my starboard aft cleat. Any suggestions? It looks as if un-tie wrapping and mov...
by PeteG
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Outrage 18: Access Inside the Console
Replies: 10
Views: 4111

Re: 1989 Outrage 18: Access Inside the Console

Duane, thanks for the response and great work!!

I'll have to look at the leading edge of my console, but I now know at a minimum, I can tilt it forward.

PK
by PeteG
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Outrage 18: Access Inside the Console
Replies: 10
Views: 4111

Re: 1989 Outrage 18: Access Inside the Console

Phil,

Thanks for the tip. Yes, that worked.....but my DMM quit on me.

Pete
by PeteG
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Outrage 18: Access Inside the Console
Replies: 10
Views: 4111

Re: 1989 Outrage 18: Access Inside the Console

Phil,

Thanks for the tip. Yes, that worked.....but my DMM quit on me.

Pete
by PeteG
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 21 OUTRAGE: Fair Price
Replies: 18
Views: 5993

Re: 2001 21 OUTRAGE: Fair Price

Agree with msiro. I have countless pictures of the kids jumping off the boat at the sandbar, taking turns driving, fishing and catching (and screaming). Both have turned into wonderful young ladies and still love to come out on the boat, even when other "things in life" tug at them. Both c...
by PeteG
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Outrage 18: Access Inside the Console
Replies: 10
Views: 4111

Re: 1989 18' Outrage access inside the console

Thanks for the response Phil. I just need to get access to where the clam shells pass the wires through the top surface. Can I tip it to starboard, if I'm not disconnecting battery wires (batteries are relocated in console) and steering cables? Looks like the plywood bottom will present problems?......
by PeteG
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Outrage 18: Access Inside the Console
Replies: 10
Views: 4111

1989 Outrage 18: Access Inside the Console

[This thread has been moved to REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS for discussion--jimh] I'm having difficulty accessing the wiring inside the console of my 1989 18' Outrage, which looks as if a few "handyman" have been in there, as there are wire nuts and the VHF is in-op[erative]. I'd like to clea...
by PeteG
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 21 OUTRAGE: Fair Price
Replies: 18
Views: 5993

Re: 2001 21 OUTRAGE: Fair Price

Here's a couple of comparos on Boat Trader. It doesn't look as if the seller is way off. He might be asking higher than he'll take(?) You'll have to take into account various items (like one has been repowered with a Honda) (No affiliation with these) http://www.boattrader.com/listing/2001-boston-wh...
by PeteG
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fusion Audio Installation on 285 Conquest
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

Re: Fusion Audio Installation on 285 Conquest

Neil, When I did a stereo install on my 25CC, I used boxes (mounted outside the electronics box). If you have room, without creating a spot where folks hit their head, that would be my recommendation. The thought of cutting into fiberglass on any boat leaves me queazy, but to teach his own. The late...
by PeteG
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Which Cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 2846

Re: Which Cooler

Phil--yes, that's exactly what my cooler chocks look like. I've had an older Igloo 94-quart that slid under the leaning post of my Hydra-Sports years ago, but it's low and long. I'll have to measure a new Igloo 94 quart.

Thanks all. Will keep you posted
by PeteG
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Which Cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 2846

Which Cooler

I have a 1989 Outrage 18 with cooler chocks 28.5-inch apart. I read and re-read on the site, but nothing specific talks about measurement at the base of the cooler. Let me say that I neither trust that the chocks are properly placed or original. This afternoon I went to West Marine and measured the ...
by PeteG
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Photo of a 1988/1989 BW 31?
Replies: 1
Views: 1350

Re: Photo of a 1988/1989 BW 31?

Matt,

There's one for sale in Hingham, MA. (very close to the original plant) Give the guy a call, he'll probably send them to you.

https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/boa/6063908878.html
by PeteG
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB Stern Seat for 18' Outrage
Replies: 0
Views: 1559

WTB Stern Seat for 18' Outrage

Looking for a stern seat for an '89 Outrage 18. Wouldn't mind if it requires reupholstering, assuming price is right.

I'm in the Boston area.
by PeteG
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale by owner early 70's 13' Sourpuss Boston-SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 3833

Re: For Sale by owner late 60's 13' Sourpuss Boston area

13 Sourpuss didn't exist in the 60's. What year did BW start/stop making the Sourpuss? I was going off of what the PO told me. I have a curved transom but square well. It's blue interior has a steering wheel in the center and wrap around rails. Does that help identify? I'll have to get the HIN when...
by PeteG
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Cover When On Highway; Engine Supports
Replies: 22
Views: 8375

Re: Boat Cover When On Highway; Engine Supports

As JimP said, a 2 x 4 works. Don't buy those advertised contraptions.

If I recall, the tilt support isn't supposed to be used for transport.
by PeteG
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice to First-time Boat Owner
Replies: 34
Views: 12594

Re: Advice to First-time Boat Owner

Brent, Does the boat have a swim platform? It's much easier than hauling a boat ladder around...They're somewhat universal on small boats. If not, you can even find one used (ebay or CL). Take the kids with you to the CGAux boating safety course. It'll give them an appreciation of why they can't sit...
by PeteG
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale by owner early 70's 13' Sourpuss Boston-SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 3833

For Sale by owner early 70's 13' Sourpuss Boston-SOLD

Making way for a new (to me) Whaler, so I'm parting with my late 60's 13' Sourpuss with a '99 35 HP Johson with power tilt/trim on an aluminum transom extension bracket. Professionally converted to hydraulic steering. Always serviced professionally. I have a 4 blade prop on there now and a brand ne...