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by Phil T
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 13 Sport 30-HP
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: 2000 13 Sport 30-HP

Running well and hitting the top of the WOT range is not very helpful.

Where is the engine mounted? How many empty holes above the top bolt on the engine bracket?

What is the make/model and size of the prop. Look for a model # on the outside or inside of the hub?
by Phil T
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a KATAMA
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Buying a KATAMA

If you scroll down a few you can see photos of an close-to-OEM Katama.

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/cetaceaPage30.html
by Phil T
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 13-footer 40-HP
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: 13-footer 40-HP

You have added ~75lbs of weight to the boat, some of which is in the stern. This impacts performance. Before spending any money, do some experimenting. With the trolling motor and battery installed, move the fuel tank forward (may need to buy longer fuel line). You want to see what impact shifting w...
by Phil T
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a KATAMA
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Looking for my first boat (not first time boater!) and looked at a Katama last week. Could use some help!

Look at the O rings and the drain tubes. Are they dried out or missing? Look in the drain tube. Reach in with your finger. What is the condition of the hull? Where is the scum line on the transom? I judge a boat by its condition. If it is shiny, clean and looks maintained, that says something. If th...
by Phil T
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 13 Sport 30-HP
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: 2000 13 Sport 30-HP

Adding a foil is a band-aid and does not address the real concern. Where is the engine mounted? How many empty holes above the top bolt on the engine bracket? What is the make/model and size of the prop. Look for a model # on the outside or inside of the hub? What happens when you put one adult in t...
by Phil T
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 210 Dauntless Rigging for Water Skiing
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Water skiing and "underpowered" 210 Dauntless

Factory performance tests should be taken lightly since they are often conducted in conditions that are not typical of the average owner. They include limited fuel, persons, personal belongings, safety gear and operating conditions that are far from typical. If you do get the boat in question and wa...
by Phil T
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 15: Replace wiring to bow
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: replace bow light wire

As T noted above, the wiring runs from the lamp base forward through a small hole in the cap and travels between the rubrail "receiver" and the rubrail "insert" to a spot on the aft quarter were it transits through the hull to a junction box mounted on the interior gunnel. To rep...
by Phil T
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Scepter-brand 5-gallon Gasoline Container Leak
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Scepter-brand 5-gallon Gasoline Container Leak

Butch -

While at Tractor supply, get a replacement cap that has a manual vent. The new vented caps are crap.
by Phil T
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 150 Montauk: Speed with 90-HP
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: 150 Montauk Upgrade

Ever since I got a demo ride the year it was introduced, I have thought the Montauk 150 is underpowered. The Montauk 150 weights the same as a classic Montauk 17 of 950 lbs yet has a max hp rating 40hp less. With a transom weight limit of 305 lbs. I would consider a E-TEC 90 at 320lbs. I would test ...
by Phil T
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boat Plugs for 13' Dauntless
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Boat Plugs for 13' Dauntless

The outward most drains are scuppers with flaps. After several years the flaps tend to distort and not make a seal to keep water from entering. The two approaches owners use incude: a) Remove the flap, rotate 180 degrees and reinstall. b) Remove the flap and install a ping pong ball type cover on th...
by Phil T
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Pedestal seat for 1995 Montauk 17
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Pedestal seat for 1995 Montauk 17

A pedestal seat can be installed the aft bulkhead of the anchor locker on a Montauk 17 as long as there are appropriate backing plates included.

As for the seat you refer to, without knowing what model it is or seeing a photo of it, I would not be able to say definatively.
by Phil T
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2005 19 Nantucket Four-blade Propeller
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Prop Selection 2005 19' Nantucket 135 hp Mercury

John - The size will depend on what brand/model you are moving to since prop sizing is not universal. While it is typical to move down in pitch, I would not want to hazard a guess. I would seek out a prop shop that is familar with Whalers. One place that is a go-to for me is Ken Reeves @ PropGods. H...
by Phil T
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 Ventura 21
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: 2001 Ventura 21

a capacity of at least 10 You will want a significantly larger boat than 21' for the ocean and LI sound. With 10 aboard there is not much if any room. The boat will need the max hp and be sluggish. If I were the USCG, Harbor Master or Marine Patrol, I would stop you the moment I saw you for a safet...
by Phil T
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1997 Outrage 17 II Re-power
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: 1997 Outrage 17 Re-power

Keep in mind the owner has a 1997 Outrage 17 II. This model has a minimum hp of 90 and a maximum hp of 150hp.
by Phil T
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Self-surveying 1993 21 Outrage
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Self-surveying 1993 21 Outrage

Tacky -

Why not mention the state the boat is in and maybe we can find a member who can look at it for you.

I had someone do this for me when buying my first Outrage 17. I was in Maine, the boat in So. VA.
by Phil T
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Battery Charger used on 2005 GUARDIAN 25
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Battery Charger used on 2005 GUARDIAN 25

All Guardians were custom built to each customer's specifications. This included electrical components.

Rather than try to replicate a part installed 14 years ago, purchase a readily available part via a chandlery that serves the commercial marine operators.
by Phil T
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1993 21' Outrage Seating Options
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: 1993 21' Outrage seating options

Sue actually goes to Tena at Anderson's. I would contact Tena directly. http://www.amfg.us

While they make a fully upholstered full width seat, I would consider a folding design that has a platform/cushion.
by Phil T
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage

I would not expect a marine battery to last more than 7 years, regardless of use.
by Phil T
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1993 21' Outrage Seating Options
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: 1993 21' Outrage seating options

You can install an aft bench seat if you want.

If you really want lots of seating flexibility, you can swap out the seats with a leaning post with a cooler underneath with cushion that you can slide out.
by Phil T
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Refurbish Deck Caulking
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: Refurbish Deck Caulking

After you get the seam clean, mask off both sides and apply a bead of BoatLife Life Seal Sealant.

Do NOT use an adhesive/sealant product. No 3M 4200 or 5200.

https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=1536
by Phil T
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VENTURA or OUTRAGE Self-bailing
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: VENTURA or OUTRAGE Self-bailing

There is no model that does not allow some water ingress when anchored to settle in the bilge. A dry hulled 13,15,17 with a light engine, single battery and light fuel load will not have much water in the bilge or floor. The amount of water depends on the hull weight, engine weight and distribution ...
by Phil T
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FOR SALE 2001 Conquest 280 - Ready for Repower
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: FOR SALE 2001 Conquest 280 - Ready for Repower

Define low ball offers.
by Phil T
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hull Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Just bought a Boston Whaler and need help with identification

The 16'7 and 17' hulls had model names based on the interior features.

What you have is a 16'7 hull with an aftermarket console. It can be best described as a 16'7 Custom.
by Phil T
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 23 CONQUEST List to Port
Replies: 11
Views: 593

Re: 23 CONQUEST List to Port

Verify the following information:

Engine mounting height (# of empty holes above top bolt)
Size of trim tabs.
Direction of engine trim anode? @ 5:30, 6 or 6:30?
Are the under deck lockers dry?

Review this thread http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/013313.html
by Phil T
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 OUTRAGE Combined Sidelight Lamp replacement "light assembly"
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Re: 1991 OUTRAGE Combined Sidelight Lamp replacement "light assembly"

JHPETERSON--Are you referring to a 1991 Outrage 17? It is important to state the model since the 1973 to 2002 Montauk and 1991 to 1992 Outrage 18/19 offered a different lamp. I would contact either Sue Lodel at Twin Cities Marine ( http://www.beacontcm.com ) or Nauset Marine ( https://www.nausetmari...
by Phil T
Fri May 31, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Location of Through-hull on OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Sump Pump Discharge Route

There is a lot of work drilling the hull, installing a fitting and sealing to ensure water does not ingress. I would avoid cutting holes in the boat if I could. Why not run the smooth hose from the sump along with the steering cable and then add a 90-degree elbow and discharge to the rear just befor...
by Phil T
Thu May 30, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: New trailer for 2003 190 Nantucket
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Re: New trailer for 2003 190 Nantucket

Since trailer brands are regional, I would try to go with Continental brand. They are well built, durable and not expensive. Call them for their dealer list. https://www.continentaltrailers.com/contactus.htm Personally, I have had great experience with LoadRite (not 5 Starr) and bought one as recent...
by Phil T
Tue May 28, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Repowering 1989 Outrage 18
Replies: 8
Views: 1628

Re: Repowering 1989 Outrage 18

There are dozens of Outrage 18 owned by forum participants that have been re-powered with a Yamaha F150. The F150 is a reliable and a good performer. Tp do winterization by yourself is easy. Make sure you mount the engine at least two-holes-up from lowest possible position. (Top set of bolts in the ...
by Phil T
Tue May 28, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Having Hard Time Determining Value
Replies: 2
Views: 1493

Re: Having Hard Time Determing Value

Oh my she is fantastic. As for value, most buyers are looking toward new power so your target would be the collector. Guestimate is 10-12k for the right buyer. Banana Outrage's are becoming more rare each year. Yours is very authentic with lots of original details (canvas, red compass, gauges, saddl...
by Phil T
Tue May 28, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk 17 Yamaha F70 Propeller
Replies: 10
Views: 2126

Re: Montauk 17 Yamaha F70 Propeller

The recommendations I list are not "mine" per se, rather culled from the 1000's of prop discussion/testing threads over the last 15 years from 3 whaler forums and are germaine to a classic Montauk and F70 combination. You are welcome to call Ken at Propgods. I have recommended him for over...
by Phil T
Mon May 27, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 Whaler SS non skid floor.
Replies: 8
Views: 1988

Re: 2018 Whaler SS non skid floor.

Passengers and crew need to wear non-marring shoes. As for foot prints, it could be residue from sunscreen? Change footwear. As for cleaning. I would start with a bio-degradable cleaning solution. Simple Green is a good place to start with a stiff brush on a removable pole. While I appreciate you ha...
by Phil T
Sun May 26, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: DIY ideas for forward facing seats on 210 Outrage
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: DIY ideas for forward facing seats on 210 Outrage

When contemplating installation of anything on the deck or bow floor, remember there are no voids in the hull. It is all foam filled. Any hole in the skin needs to be sealed properly (no adhesives) to prevent water ingress.

Have you considered the boat bean bags?
by Phil T
Fri May 24, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk 17 Yamaha F70 Propeller
Replies: 10
Views: 2126

Re: Montauk 17 Yamaha F70 Propeller

No preference in the order.
by Phil T
Fri May 24, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outrage 17 II v. Dauntless 16
Replies: 4
Views: 1926

Re: Outrage 17 II v. Dauntless 16

H - Where are you planning on using the boat? Lakes, rivers, protected harbors, near coast, open ocean, offshore? I have seen literature back a number of years ago the aptly described the Outrage series is a "offshore" boat. The Dauntless series is for near shore. One can do all the water ...
by Phil T
Fri May 24, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK: Get-home engine
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Re: Get-home engine for older Montauk

Given you are in Alaska where it can be very remote, weather changes can be/are quick and sometimes severe, I would mount the kicker on the transom and connect it to the fuel system and add a tie bar to the main motor. When you run into trouble, you will not want/have time to install a kicker. It's ...
by Phil T
Fri May 24, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk 17 Yamaha F70 Propeller
Replies: 10
Views: 2126

Re: Montauk 17 Yamaha F70 Prop?

You are 5 mph and 800 rpm from where you could be. The current Solas prop you have not right for your gear ratio and RPM. Why a Honda prop for a new Yamaha motor? The prop choices members recommend include: 13 x 17 Yamaha Painted SS 13.25 x 14 Yamaha Performance Series 13-1/4” x 17” Turbo 1 13.25 x ...
by Phil T
Fri May 24, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 15' Whaler 3.5HP Kickr with 15" shaft?
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

Re: 15' Whaler 3.5HP Kickr with 15" shaft?

Don't typically see a 13' sport with a kicker.

How remote or offshore are you transiting? Is Sea Tow available?
by Phil T
Fri May 24, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Rendezvous Tips
Replies: 2
Views: 2495

Re: Rendezvous Tips

I organized a dozen whaler gatherings in the ME, NH, and MA region, here is my input. There are two kinds of gatherings (not regatta), sponsored and non-sponsored. For a sponsored event, it is wise to work out the all the events and include the Sponsor on the planning. They should be your partner. W...
by Phil T
Thu May 23, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Considering selling my 2004 Nantucket with new G2 150hp
Replies: 10
Views: 2103

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

M -

I would estimate 22-27K.

The Outrage 190 is currenty still in production and not much different than the 2004 design and that helps.

What prop did you end up going with?
by Phil T
Sun May 19, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 17 Fuel Tank Tie Downs
Replies: 4
Views: 1881

Re: Montauk 17 Fuel Tank Tie Downs

For sealant use a Boatlife Life Seal polysulfide sealant.

https://shop.hamiltonmarine.com/products/caulking-life-seal-white-2-8-oz-tube-2920.html
by Phil T
Mon May 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk: Installing new mechanical steering
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Re: Montauk New steering cable

One trick [when installing new mechanical cable steering on a MONTAUK] is to loosen the [engine mounting] bolts: With the trailer wheels blocked, engine down and sitting on a wood block to take the weight: --loosen the bolts (don't remove) on the starboard side slightly. --loosen the nuts on the por...
by Phil T
Fri May 10, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 77-gallon Fuel Tank Dimensions
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Re: 1989 Boston Whaler 22 Outrage Restoration

Unfortunately, drawings are not available to the public. The original manufacturer, Florida Marine Tanks (FMT) in Henderson, SC still produces replacement tanks that are the factory specifications. If you are on the eastern seaboard, albeit south of Boston, I would order a tank from them. If farther...
by Phil T
Thu May 09, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 305 Conquest Separating Helm Panel from Hull
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: 305 Conquest Separating Helm Panel from Hull

This is the factory diagram for the console. http://bostonwhaler.com.s3.amazonaws.com/resources/305-Conquest-Console-Assembly-with-Parts-List-2005.pdf Here is the diagram for Final Assembly - Exterior. See Sheet 3. http://bostonwhaler.com.s3.amazonaws.com/resources/305-Conquest-Final-Assembly-Exteri...
by Phil T
Thu May 09, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Converting roller trailer to bunks 13' SS
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: Converting roller trailer to bunks 13' SS

You will have a hard time with finding pre-arranged kits because several parts come in many sizes and trailers are not standard. When adding keel rollers to my new trailer, I found the most decent price/selection and service by Sturdybuiltonline.com in Florida. They have pre-made roller assemblies b...
by Phil T
Wed May 08, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Radio Antenna Location on Small Center Console
Replies: 21
Views: 7412

Re: 170 Montauk antenna location

Due to the antenna length, install the antenna on a ratchet rail mount on the right side of the top grab rail of the console. https://www.amazon.com/Shakespeare-4190-Ratchet-Rail-Mount/dp/B00AIUME4W I prefer a 8-foot fiberglass antenna or 4-foot antenna on a 4-foot extension on a ratchet rail mount ...
by Phil T
Wed May 08, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1963 13 Re-power
Replies: 27
Views: 2486

Re: 1963 13 Repower

I don't recommend adding weight and setback with a CMC bracket. Don't forget pulling a tube takes torque/hp. Don't overlook the E-TEC 30 with pt&t. Being in Michigan, you will be close to Lockeman's Hardware and Boats. One of the best E-TEC dealers anywhere. They know whalers. Get a price from D...
by Phil T
Wed May 08, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Brass Drain Tube Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

Re: Brass Drain Tube Repair

The standard 1" flaring tool is widely available. Note prices vary considerably. Below is a link to a good source and good price. https://www.amazon.com/520290-1-Drain-Tube-Flaring-Tool/dp/B0082ANA0C It is important to note you will need to replace the bolt with a threaded rod for some drains. ...
by Phil T
Wed May 01, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2013 130 Super Sport Self-bailing
Replies: 10
Views: 1566

Re: 2013 130 Super Sport Self-bailing

There isn't a claim that the stern will be dry, just that once equilibrium is reached, any additional water will drain.

You will note that the subject boat is totally empty and not a good representative sample.

There is nothing wrong with a few inches of water sitting on the deck of the boat.