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by RichS
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1017

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

Hi guys. I thought I might be able to add some useful info here. For about 32 years, I had been involved in the manufacture, formulation, and testing of many types of clear and pigmented coatings. They included epoxies, polyurethanes, spar varnishes, etc. Although moisture may be a factor, it has be...
by RichS
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Stainless Drain Thru Hull
Replies: 7
Views: 9362

Re: Stainless Drain Thru Hull

Sorry it's taken this long to post the installation of my stainless drain thru hull. The opposing flair formed very well. I was afraid that I would over form the existing flair in forming the opposing one. To help prevent this, I used some high pressure grease on the opposing flair and some #100 car...
by RichS
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Stainless Drain Thru Hull
Replies: 7
Views: 9362

Stainless Thru Hull Drains

I'm in the process of replacing three splash well drains on my 1988 Outrage 18. I was ready to order the brass tubing from McMaster-Carr when I spotted some stainless tube handles I had salvaged from an old wall oven. They were exactly the right size (1.25" OD x .035 wall). The only negative wa...
by RichS
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Making Flared PVC Inserts for Rod Holders
Replies: 10
Views: 3301

Re: Making Flared PVC Inserts for Rod Holders

I've had good luck forming PVC pipe by immersing the area to be formed in boiling water. It tends to heat the PVC more evenly. I hope this helps.
by RichS
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Inner Hull Foam Repair
Replies: 19
Views: 4973

Re: Inner Hull Foam Repair

Hi all, I seldom post here, but being a previous part owner of a industrial coatings manufacturing company I thought I could shed some light on the subject. Check out this site for a good basic description of polyurethane reactions. http://www.wernerblank.com/polyur/learning/learning_center1.htm As ...
by RichS
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1989 Outrage 18
Replies: 6
Views: 3379

Re: Re-powering 1989 Outrage 18

Two years ago (2016) I had a new Suzuki DF140A installed on my 1988 Outrage 18. The boat will hit about 41 to 42-MPH with three people and a half-full fuel tank. The propeller is a Suzuki three-blade 14 x 20 stainless steel. The engine is mounted one-hole-up, but I will be raising it another one or ...
by RichS
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 13 Re-power
Replies: 3
Views: 2515

Re: Dauntless 13 Re-power

I had a [1997] Dauntless with a HONDA 40-HP for eight years. It would do about 32-MPH when lightly loaded, and [the DAUNTLESS and HONDA were] a great combination. Even better would be the HONDA 50-HP, which I think is the same weight, about 214-lbs, and also the maximum horsepower rating for the boa...
by RichS
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1998 Dauntless 13 Engine Mounting Height; Propeller
Replies: 8
Views: 3195

Re: 1998 Dauntless 13 Engine Mounting Height; Propeller

I had a 1997 Dauntless 13 with a Honda 40 that I sold about three years ago. I had it for about 10 years and thought it was an amazing 13-foot boat. It came with a 11 x 13 aluminum propeller and the engine mounted in the lowest position. The boat would hit 31 MPH (SOG) at 5800 RPM with one person an...
by RichS
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Engine Cranking Battery
Replies: 7
Views: 4641

Re: Engine Cranking Battery

I purchased two Exide Edge FP-AGM24DP AGM batteries for my 1988 Outrage 18 with a new Suzuki 140 and paid $150 each (free shipping) from LM Fleet Supply. I see they are out of stock now, but they are available from others for a little more. Rural King has what I believe is the same battery with thei...