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by flymo
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repairing Badly Damaged 13-footer
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Repairing Badly Damaged 13-footer

A 13-footer is not hard to find. To find a 13-foot Boston Whaler with a dud motor and a trashed interior and swap your stuff over would be much easier and likely also to produce a better result.
by flymo
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1970 Sakonnet Re-power
Replies: 10
Views: 1109

Re: 1970 Sakonnet Re-power

For me, the ETEC-90 would be a no-brainer, especially with a local dealer. If they made an ETEC-100 I'd get that - you don't have to use the power all the time, but it's nice to have when you need it. With modern, fuel-injected motors, you pay no fuel penalty - look through performance reports and y...
by flymo
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1970 Sakonnet Re-power
Replies: 10
Views: 1109

Re: 1970 Sakonnet Re-power

If weight is the primary concern, you may wish to consider the Yamaha F70. At 253 pounds it's barely heavier than your old Mercury engine, and performance will likely be about the same, as the standard for outboard power measurement has changed. If you want to improve performance over what you curre...
by flymo
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 255 CONQUEST Re-power
Replies: 20
Views: 1371

Re: 255 CONQUEST Re-power

Yes, the performance of the Yamaha F300 will likely be similar to that of the Verado 300. It's the classic battle: larger displacement or forced induction. And people will be debating it forever. But both seem to work pretty well.
by flymo
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 16 SL with HONDA BF90
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: 16 SL with HONDA BF90

[The HONDA BF90 engine is] hitting the rev-limiter at 6300 RPM, so to tell what pitch you should be at is hard with that data. I recommend a quality stainless steel propeller with a stern-lifting design to reduce the porpoising. Try a PowerTech SCD-3 in a 18-pitch. You may want to connect with ken@p...
by flymo
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 NEWPORT Re-power
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Re: 1983 NEWPORT Re-power

If you are concerned about weight, you might consider the E-TEC 90, which is nearly 40-lbs lighter than the Mercury you are considering. Many people have re-powered that 16-foot hulls with an E-TEC 90 and have been very happy with the performance. Alternatively, if you're willing to live with the in...
by flymo
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2007 240 Outrage Re-power
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: 2007 240 Outrage Re-power

Just as food for thought, almost every modern outboard can be connected up to a multi-function display to give lots of useful information. I did that when I re-powered and the incremental cost was quite low—really just some cabling. I like to have lots of data so it was worth it for me—and, in any c...
by flymo
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1997 Outrage 17 II Re-power
Replies: 24
Views: 3200

Re: 1997 Outrage 17 II Re-power

Remember [selecting the optimum propeller for a particular boat and engine pairing is] not only about pitch For these peaky, relatively low displacement 4-strokes, the grippy, heavily cupped, large blade area props can make them feel dull. A prop that spins up easily can really make a lot of differe...
by flymo
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Repowering 1992 23 Walkaround
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Re: Repowering 1992 23 Walkaround

I don't have any direct experience with that hull with a bracket, but it sure seems like a big single would meet your goals, including improved top end. A single 300 will be way lighter than twins, and also less expensive, especially since you'll probsbly be looking to replace the controls. The 3.4 ...
by flymo
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1995 Outrage 24 Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 10
Views: 1618

Re: Outboard mounting height 1995 Outrage 24'

I am no expert on that boat, but your detailed measurements make it clear your engine is mounted way too low. I'm guessing your boat was designed for a 25" shaft engine, but I don't know for sure. In general, you want the AV plate somewhere around an inch above the keel. In any case, best you c...
by flymo
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1989 Montauk 17, Yamaha 90
Replies: 21
Views: 2239

Re: 1989 Montauk 17, Yamaha 90

Whether you can raise the motor yourself depends on how handy you are, and whether your motor was mounted using the blind holes. If the latter, you'll need to do some filling and drilling. The are some good articles and info here on the subject. There's no reason you can't clean up the bottom paint ...
by flymo
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1989 Montauk 17, Yamaha 90
Replies: 21
Views: 2239

Re: 1989 Montauk 17, Yamaha 90

So you have two things that clearly need fixing, those being the rough bottom paint and the motor mounting height. You are running a prop that others have had good luck with, so that's not the concern. It's hard for me to see that the mounting height and rough bottom could account for losing that am...
by flymo
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1989 Montauk 17, Yamaha 90
Replies: 21
Views: 2239

Re: Performance Problems 90 Yamaha 89 17 Montauk

How long have you had the boat? Has it always run this way, or is this a recent problem that has cropped up? I very much doubt you are running on two cylinders - you'd likely not be able to even get on a plane if that were the case. Is the bottom in decent shape, or rough and nasty? That can make a ...
by flymo
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Steering play in Baystar Hydraulic helm
Replies: 5
Views: 1397

Re: Steering play in Baystar Hydraulic helm

That's normal, half an inch is nothing. Sounds like you did a good job with the install and bleed.
by flymo
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2007 240 Outrage Re-power
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: Repowering 2007 240 Outrage

I will be interested to see the results of this repower, especially the performance. I am guessing top speed will be significantly improved over the 36 MPH seen with the twin 150s.
by flymo
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 21
Views: 3635

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

I have tried both the 16-pitch and 17-pitch. I ran the 16-pitch for a couple of years and loved it: great midrange acceleration and holds plane very well. However, when running light and fast I could hit the rev limiter at 6450-RPM and 43-MPH. Even before that the engine felt like it was running out...
by flymo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 130 Model with 40-HP
Replies: 14
Views: 3701

Re: 2003 130 Model with 40-HP

There is data about acceleration onto plane, and the new propeller accelerates onto plane faster. This data contradicts the comment that acceleration was lost with the propeller. Jim, I did not comment that acceleration was lost, but rather that the original poster was giving up some acceleration a...
by flymo
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 370 OUTRAGE Fuel Economy
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

Re: 370 OUTRAGE Fuel Economy

More seriously, the performance report shows the boat hitting 6400 RPM with the REVOLUTION4 propellers, although the report is garbled and it's unclear what pitch was being run. Assuming they meant 20-pitch, and that your boat has the stock propellers, then it sure seems like you'd be way under-prop...
by flymo
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 370 OUTRAGE Fuel Economy
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

Re: 370 OUTRAGE Fuel Economy

My boat typically gets between 9.5 and 10 miles per gallon at cruising speed.

If fuel economy is a concern I would suggest getting a smaller boat.
by flymo
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2007 240 Outrage Re-power
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: Repowering 2007 240 Outrage

If it were me, and I had "a long story" about one brand of motor, I'd be eager to move to another. It certainly is Ford v. Chevy though, and preference differs depending on locale. The Yamaha 4.2 has been out for quite a few years, so any teething problems have been worked out. I have one ...
by flymo
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Preparing Nantucket 190 for Saltwater
Replies: 19
Views: 3022

Re: Preparing fresh water 2004 Nantucket 190 for salt water

Don't stress too much over the saltwater. Yyour boat and motor are not going to dissolve. Just flush and wash when you haul, and you'll be fine. Best bet for bottom paint is to follow the lead of other boaters in the same marina; they will know what works. Talk to the folks doing the painting and ma...
by flymo
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 130 Model with 40-HP
Replies: 14
Views: 3701

Re: 2003 130 Model with 40-HP

That's great. You're giving up some acceleration and top end with a 4-blade, but sounds like you have something that meets your needs and that's what matters.
by flymo
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 130 Model with 40-HP
Replies: 14
Views: 3701

Re: 2003 130 Model with 40-HP

The answers to Q1, Q2, Q3 are maybe, no, and no. You clearly need a different propeller, but to make a recommendation we need to know the maximum RPM of your engine, and also what speed and RPM you can achieve when running with a light load. You absolutely do not want a four-blade prop, no matter wh...
by flymo
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 18 Keel Guard
Replies: 7
Views: 2573

Re: Guard for Keel- Classic Outrage 18 1986

Don, the Keelguard is a nice product and it sounds perfect for your situation. One of the colors is a perfect match for Desert Tan. I forget which one though! You should fill any damaged areas, but if you can keep the repairs to a narrow line right along the keel, you can cover them with the Keelgua...
by flymo
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4650

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean

I'm only familiar with the triples, which use a pulse hose. However, I'm still thinking one possibility is vacuum leak somewhere, preventing the pump from having enough moxie to do the job at high speed. There's just not that much to go wrong with a diaphragm pump, and you've been all over the suppl...
by flymo
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4650

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean

What seals the backside of the fuel pump to the crankcase? Could there be a vacuum leak there?
by flymo
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2005 19 Nantucket Four-blade Propeller
Replies: 6
Views: 1992

Re: 2005 19 Nantucket Four-blade Propeller

John:

Q: what engine does your boat have?

Q: what aspect of performance do you want to improve?
by flymo
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4650

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean

From your detailed writeup, it's pretty clear that the fuel pump is unable to supply enough fuel. Since you've tried different pumps, the pump itself can't be the concern. Did you replace the pulse line which connects the pump to the crankcase? This could have a leak. Or even without a leak, if the ...
by flymo
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging
Replies: 16
Views: 3482

Re: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging

A vent problem is unlikely. It's not consistent with the symptoms described. Sucking air through a busted line isn't really either, but it should be fixed before something catches fire. If fuel flow rate were the cause of the problem, he'd likely still have enough fuel in the carb bowls to get up to...
by flymo
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging
Replies: 16
Views: 3482

Re: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging

By all means replace any leaking fuel lines - if it's sucking air it's not going to run right. If that does not fix it, not having run in 10 years, you're likely to be looking at a fuel problem. If it were my motor, I'd rebuild the carbs and do a link and sync as a first step. Likely you'll find the...
by flymo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2008 190 Outrage bilge smells like gasoline
Replies: 6
Views: 1982

Re: 2008 190 Outrage bilge smells like gasoline

Check for leaks in all the fuel lines to which you have access. If you don't see any, have the fuel tank pressure tested. Chances are it's nothing - if gasoline were really getting out, the smell would be strong. But better to be safe.
by flymo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging
Replies: 16
Views: 3482

Re: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging

Wyo, it would be helpful to have more context.

Is this a new boat for you? Or was it working fine earlier (maybe last year) and now is unable to get up to speed?

Without more information, your problem could be almost anything - fuel, electrical, wrong prop, etc.
by flymo
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SUPER SPORT 15 with 25-HP
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Re: SUPER SPORT 15 with 25-HP

Do you have a tiller extension? I suspect you'll need to get your weight well forward to plane off. Obviously the condition of the bottom will be a factor, as will having the right prop on the motor.
by flymo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 23 CONQUEST List to Port
Replies: 11
Views: 2822

Re: 23 CONQUEST List to Port

If the list occurs when the boat is sitting still then you have a weight distribution problem. It is hard to see how switching to twins would help, unless your current motor is mounted off center. You may wish to experiment with some ballast on the starboard side. First off, move any heavy stored ge...
by flymo
Mon May 27, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses
Replies: 7
Views: 4015

Re: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses

I've tried "stock" bifocals and they just don't work for me, possibly because am used to progressive lenses. I do have a pair of polarized prescription progressives, but they are indeed quite expensive so I am hesitant to use them when out on the boat. I wear contacts sometimes anyway, so ...
by flymo
Sat May 25, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses
Replies: 7
Views: 4015

Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses

Is anyone aware of a company making sunglasses with progressive (no-line bifocal) lenses? I've seen several brands with conventional bifocals, and I've seen companies that make custom ones, which are quite expensive. Seems like a good pair of polarized, progressive sunglasses would be perfect for bo...
by flymo
Fri May 24, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk 17 Yamaha F70 Propeller
Replies: 10
Views: 4001

Re: Montauk 17 Yamaha F70 Propeller

Sounds like you've got the engine mounted correctly.
by flymo
Fri May 24, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk 17 Yamaha F70 Propeller
Replies: 10
Views: 4001

Re: Montauk 17 Yamaha F70 Propeller

I don't expect you'd be able to spin a 17-pitch. I would recommend starting with a PowerTech SCD-3 in a 15-pitch - I think you'll find it really makes your setup come alive. The SCD-3 has less blade area which will help your F70 spin up through the midrange to where it really makes its power. Toppin...
by flymo
Thu May 23, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Considering selling my 2004 Nantucket with new G2 150hp
Replies: 10
Views: 4036

Re: Considering selling my 2004 Nantucket with new G2 150hp

Wow, you got a good deal on that motor - I was figuring 15 for the motor and another couple for rigging. So I'm not too far from the low end of Phil's range - if you are lucky enough or patient enough to find the right buyer. Maybe you'd do better - it's the right time of year to sell, for sure. Bes...
by flymo
Thu May 23, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Considering selling my 2004 Nantucket with new G2 150hp
Replies: 10
Views: 4036

Re: Considering selling my 2004 Nantucket with new G2 150hp

Pretty boat, and the G2 looks great on it. I always liked that hull style - I abhor the "Euro transom" that most hulls have today. At a guess, on a reasonably quick sale you'll top out at about the amount you paid for the new motor - sad, but that's the reality of repowering. If you can be...
by flymo
Sun May 19, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Purchased new 2019 160 Super Sport
Replies: 2
Views: 2427

Re: Purchased new 2019 160 Super Sport

I don't care for the looks of the current SuperSports (just my personal taste) but the interior layout looks really practical.

I'm also glad they are finally offering sufficient power - the previous 15 was woefully underpowered with the 60. Did you get the 75 or the 90?
by flymo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: SUPER SPORT 15 Shipping Boat to RI from SC
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

Re: SUPER SPORT 15 Shipping Boat to RI from SC

Andy, it costs nothing other than your time to create a Uship listing and get some bids. You may not like the answer, but at least then you'll know. If you are flexible on timing, so the shipper can combine loads going to the same area, you can save a ton. Basically the more options you give the car...
by flymo
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine mounting
Replies: 17
Views: 3896

Re: Engine mounting

For prop selection, your friend will want to do some homework. First go to Boston Whaler's website and review the performance reports for that hull, and make an estimate of what top speed you'll be able to achieve. Then use the Prop Calculator linked at the top of this forum in the announcements sec...
by flymo
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Yamaha F70 Hard Start
Replies: 10
Views: 2635

Re: Yamaha F70 Hard Start

I have had my F70 since 2010, and only had one time where it was difficult to start - that was in the spring of around 2013 after it had been winterized and stored for about 6 months. It cranked and and fired a couple of times, but would not catch. I ended up changing the plugs and after that it was...
by flymo
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 13 GLS and Large Stern Wave
Replies: 12
Views: 3215

Re: 13 GLS and Large Stern Wave

You had a big load in that little boat. To reduce the size of the wake you'd need to reduce the load, slow down, or speed up to get fully up on plane. Any time you're plowing along, trying to go faster but not really planing, you're making a huge wake - not to mention straining your motor.
by flymo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 130 SUPER SPORT 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 3884

Re: 130 SUPER SPORT 2019

Regarding the standardization of production, and the potential of bringing back the classic models, folks should remember that Whalers are currently made for one reason, and one reason only: to maximize profit off Mercury motors. The Merc lineup stacks up poorly against the classics (no 70 or 100, 4...
by flymo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 DAUNTLESS Re-power
Replies: 11
Views: 3328

Re: 15 DAUNTLESS Re-power

The decision comes down to cost and what characteristics you're looking for. The classic two strokes are going to be much noisier than the F70 which may matter if you value cruising around quietly. The two 70s will perform about the same, when set up properly, but of course the 90 will have a lot mo...
by flymo
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Remove Mildew on Cushions
Replies: 7
Views: 2168

Re: Remove Mildew on Cushions

I had tried a number of vinyl cleaning products on our larger boat, including products from well-known, reputable companies, with little success. After 15 years in the sun, our cushions still had mildew and stains. We were considering getting some new cushions, but they are quite expensive. Based on...
by flymo
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 210 Dauntless Recommended Power, Effect on Resale
Replies: 12
Views: 2298

Re: 210 Dauntless HP

From reading the performance report, the choice is between the 150 and the 200 Verado Pro. The 200 Verado is a nonstarter - the 150 accelerates better. I always prefer the maximum horsepower allowed, and I think you are right to be concerned about resale. I suspect the Verado Pro would be a lot more...
by flymo
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1992 Montauk 17 Optimum Engine Mounting, Porpoising
Replies: 4
Views: 2318

Re: 1992 Montauk 17 Optimum Engine Mounting, Porpoising

Yes, raising the motor those two holes would be the first step. It should lighten the steering, reduce the porpoising, improve the effect of trimming, and increase your top speed and fuel efficiency. It's also easy, and free if you do it yourself. Many, many Montauks have been rigged with those V-4s...