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by Mr T
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1980 Mercury Stator Wires Are Like Rubber Noodles
Replies: 7
Views: 3987

Re: Cause of “rubbery noodle” stator wires?

It’s a stage of breakdown . I have had the exact same condition on two different motors, a 1983 MERCURY 50 HP and a 1988 EVINRUDE 88 SPL.

In both cases there is really no option other than replacement
by Mr T
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD: Three-spoke Padded Stainless Steering Wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: FS: Three-spoke Padded Stainless Steering Wheel

I have sent you an email with my zip code and will happily take you up on the offer.

Thank you,
by Mr T
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-power NAUSET 16: Yamaha 90 or E-TEC 90
Replies: 4
Views: 4080

Re: Re-power NAUSET 16: Yamaha 90 or E-TEC 90

I owned [a NAUSET 16] and always felt it could use a lighter engine than the Evinrude 88 SPL I had on it.

Since [Soho] knows the Yamaha and it has run well on the setup, I recommend [Soho] purchase the same engine and re-use the controls and propeller.
by Mr T
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 SUPER SPORT 15 Re-power; Five Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5607

Re: 1988 SUPER SPORT 15 Re-power; Five Questions

I own a 1982 SPORT 15 that came with a 1982 Mercury 50-HP four-cylinder two-stroke engine. The performance was very much in agreement with what has been reported on this site. Recently i was able to change to a 1990 Mercury 60-HP three-cylinder two-stroke engine, and I have been very happy with the ...
by Mr T
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 150 MONTAUK Hull Damage Repair
Replies: 47
Views: 9824

Re: 150 MONTAUK Hull Damage Repair

i cannot help but wonder if this evidence of plastic sheeting is present in other areas of that hull. I would be very concerned that the "repair" performed was to address only the visible section and not investigate more fully to see if this is present elsewhere.
by Mr T
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SeaFoam and Marine Engines
Replies: 15
Views: 3238

Re: SeaFoam and Marine Engines

I have been using seafoam as a fuel system cleaner for many years in a variety of marine engines. These include: 1990 Evinrude 88 SPL V4 (2 stroke) 1983 Mercury 50 HP Inline 4 (2 Stroke) 1990 Mercury 60 HP Inline 3 (2 stroke) 2004 Suzuki Inline 4 (4 stroke) 1986 Johnson 28 hp Inline 2 (2 stroke) I h...
by Mr T
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Travel Cover for 03-18 Sport $300 OBO
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: FS: Travel Cover for 03-18 Sport $300 OBO

Thank you for the pictures- your patio table makes an admirable stand in. I'd like to offer 200 dollars, please advise if that will work for you.
by Mr T
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Side Console from 15
Replies: 2
Views: 1606

Re: FS: Side Console from 15

I am in Northern California.
by Mr T
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Side Console from 15
Replies: 2
Views: 1606

FS: Side Console from 15

For sale: a starboard-side console from a 15-foot hull. I bought it last year with the intention of installing it on my hull, but changed my mind. I don't know what year it is or what kind of model it was taken off. Pictures available.

$400--buyer pays shipping.
by Mr T
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Tachometer Placement
Replies: 8
Views: 2600

Re: Tachometer Placement

Mine is placed right above the steering wheel so it is visible through the spokes of the wheel.
by Mr T
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 15 Starboard Console Width
Replies: 4
Views: 1929

Re: SPORT 15 Starboard Console Width

I have a starboard console I purchased last year that I never installed.

If interested I am willing to sell it.
by Mr T
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Interpreting California State Regulations Re Outboard Engine Use Restrictions due to Emission or Pollution
Replies: 12
Views: 3795

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

OK it's my fault- all of it. Please delete my account at your earliest convenience.
by Mr T
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1984 Montauk 17 Resurface Deck by Applying Truck Bed-liner; Loose Console
Replies: 5
Views: 1744

Re: 1984 Montauk 17 Resurface Deck by Applying Truck Bed-liner

I understand you are "not a purist", but it seems a sad thing to consider using a thick liner to cover cracks.


Will it work? Sure-
Will it be quick? Sure-

Is that what you want to do?
by Mr T
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Interpreting California State Regulations Re Outboard Engine Use Restrictions due to Emission or Pollution
Replies: 12
Views: 3795

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

My experience is based on a conversation I had about four years ago at [C]alero [R]eservoir when I was turned away because I was launching a boat with a 2001 [Y]amaha 150 HPDI engine. The attendant provided me a hard copy of the website linked above, and refused me entry. His rationale was that the ...
by Mr T
Tue May 30, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Interpreting California State Regulations Re Outboard Engine Use Restrictions due to Emission or Pollution
Replies: 12
Views: 3795

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

These are the first listings in the link referenced above. Formatting is awkward, but what it states is that 3 star CARB certified 2 stroke motors are not allowed. The E-TEC engine is a 3 star CARB engine, therefore I read that as a banned engine. They do not name the E-TEC engine by name. I do not ...
by Mr T
Tue May 30, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Interpreting California State Regulations Re Outboard Engine Use Restrictions due to Emission or Pollution
Replies: 12
Views: 3795

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

I dont want to derail the original subject, but here is a link to the state regulations.


http://dbw.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28770


There are local agencies that ban 1,2 and in some cases 3 star engines- I believe the E-TEC is a 3 star rated engine.
by Mr T
Tue May 30, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Interpreting California State Regulations Re Outboard Engine Use Restrictions due to Emission or Pollution
Replies: 12
Views: 3795

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

I did not state that the state of California has banned ETEC 3 star rated motors, I stated that some individual jurisdictions have done so.
by Mr T
Mon May 29, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight
Replies: 26
Views: 9600

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

Jim--my primary consideration is not fuel economy, it is essentially two factors. 1. The primary concern is reliability- the areas I will fish, (the California delta), is comprised of hundreds of miles of waterways, estuaries.sloughs, and river. There are a number of locations where cell phone cover...
by Mr T
Sun May 28, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight
Replies: 26
Views: 9600

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

I also got a quote of $8,300 for an Evinrude E-TEC 50 hp outboard engine, and that was for the engine-only; no propeller, controls or rigging in that price. Wow.
by Mr T
Sun May 28, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight
Replies: 26
Views: 9600

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

I have come home today with the boat. The trip was 180-miles, and I noted that the Bearing Buddy seals were leaking from the back as a classic symptom of "adding a shot every time I run it." After a four-hour drive with some apprehension, we got back. We stopped at a few shops to get prici...
by Mr T
Fri May 05, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2004 150 SPORT Propeller Refit
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: 2004 150 SPORT Propeller Refit

While I do agree that the "conventional wisdom" of using an aluminum propellor to avoid lower unit damage is without merit, I would like to add that in the case of a 60 hp motor on a 15 ft hull, I do not believe a stainless steel propeller is warranted. It's my experience that aluminum wil...
by Mr T
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Helm or Steering Wheel Has Vertical Play
Replies: 8
Views: 2736

Re: Helm or Steering Wheel Has Vertical Play

If that helm assembly is original or even more than a few years old, consideration of a new helm assembly may be in order- they are usually available for under 150 dollars and easily installed. With that said, every boat I have ever owned has had mechanical steering and they all have some play inher...
by Mr T
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight
Replies: 26
Views: 9600

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

[Changed TOPIC. Please use SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL for your new topic.--jimh]
by Mr T
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight
Replies: 26
Views: 9600

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

Thanks for the information on your experience.

[Changed topic to electrical wiring. Please start a new thread in SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL to discuss electrical wiring on small boats. Thanks--jimh]
by Mr T
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight
Replies: 26
Views: 9600

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

Egads--a SPORT 15 with 90-HP is a rocket ship. Be careful. I am and will continue to be a prudent and rather tame operator of boats, I think that given the fact that the motor is a good weight match, is newer and has less operating hours and that I already possess it are strong arguments in favor o...
by Mr T
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight
Replies: 26
Views: 9600

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

I have made the decision to install the Yamaha 90 hp 2 stroke motor on the SPORT 15 hull. There are a number of videos online that show this combination of motor and hull and the trim looks level with that setup. I believe that prudent use of the throttle will preclude any potential problems with th...
by Mr T
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 2004 Yamaha 90 HP outboard
Replies: 1
Views: 1500

Re: 2004 Yamaha 90 HP outboard

No longer available.
by Mr T
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight
Replies: 26
Views: 9600

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

Conch--you are correct: I'm not excited about that one bit. Both problems are relatively minor as long as I can get parts--and I have a number of inquiries out already for that. I have no intention of running that engine in its current state, both problems will be repaired and safe before the engine...
by Mr T
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight
Replies: 26
Views: 9600

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

I have a 2004 Yamaha 90HP two-stroke engine that weighs 266-lbs. I am tempted to put that on, but the idea of overpowering the hull is not exciting.
by Mr T
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight
Replies: 26
Views: 9600

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

I bought the rig. There will be some work needed on my end to replace some wiring under the cowling. As I had feared, after many years, the wires simply cracked and the insulation breaks off of it, exposing bare wires that are badly corroded. I will be investigating a source to buy a new harness. Th...
by Mr T
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight
Replies: 26
Views: 9600

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

Thank you to all for the feedback- it appears a number of options are in reach based on the information. Jim, from what I gather from the owner, it is a 4 cylinder with power tilt and trim. He is the second owner of the hull and motor since 1985. He states there are few hours on the rig, although th...
by Mr T
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight
Replies: 26
Views: 9600

1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

I am looking at a 1983 15-footer that has a 1983 Mercury 50-HP two-stroke-power-cycle engine. I'd like to update it to a newish four-stroke-power-cycle engine in the 50 to 75-HP range. I don't have any idea what is the maximum weight I can hang back there. Does anyone have first hand info on what is...
by Mr T
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 2004 Yamaha 90 HP outboard
Replies: 1
Views: 1500

2004 Yamaha 90 HP outboard

I have had to stop a restoration of a 16 foot livingston hull, as a result the motor is now for sale. I'm selling a 2004 Yamaha 90 Triple 2 stroke with 402 hours, still in crate when I had it shipped to me. Paid $5500, will take $5000, buyer pays shipping Its a great motor, with very low hours and o...