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by jcdawg83
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bimini v. T-Top
Replies: 8
Views: 2777

Re: Bimini v. T-Top

I have had both and I can confidently say; if you ever have a T top you will never go back to a Bimini. Yes, the T top gives more wind resistance and it is more difficult to cover. However, in a center console boat it gives excellent shade, provides great rod storage while under way, provides a grea...
by jcdawg83
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Market for Outboard Engine Re-powering
Replies: 15
Views: 4971

Re: The Market for Outboard Engine Re-powering

Like most all problems involving consumer products, the free market, if left to its own devices will solve all the problems associated with outboard engine weight. Outboard manufacturers are going to build what they can sell most at the most profit, as it should be. I would imagine the re-power mark...
by jcdawg83
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Recall Your First Time In a Boston Whaler
Replies: 13
Views: 4824

Re: Recall Your First Time In a Boston Whaler

My first time IN a Whaler was when I was about 15 in a 13' with a 35 hp Evinrude, that would have been about 1976. I remember how light the boat felt skimming along the water at Clark Hill Lake and how it seemed to skip across the top of the waves. I also remember how stable it was and how I could s...
by jcdawg83
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Future of Marine Charts in USA
Replies: 20
Views: 6594

Re: Future of Marine Charts in USA

I would simply say; whatever the government decides to do, it will mess it up as much as is humanly possible while enriching some politician and his cronies.
by jcdawg83
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC v. Yamaha: Non-Evinrude Testing
Replies: 9
Views: 3935

Re: E-TEC v. Yamaha: Non-Evinrude Testing

My 75 etec is lighting quick getting my 1977 Montauk on plane and has great throttle response under way. I'm sure a 4 stroke 90 would run off from me on top end but I could leave it in the dust (mist?) on takeoff.
by jcdawg83
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk 17 Re-power
Replies: 6
Views: 2826

Re: 1988 Montauk 17 Re-power

I put an E-TEC 75 on my classic Montauk, it runs great, and I've been very happy. That said, I rarely have more than two people in the boat. If I were going to regularly carry more than two people or heavier loads than a cooler full of ice, a tank of fuel, and fishing rods and tackle, I would defini...