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by Phil T
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 16 SL Sign "WHALER ONE"
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: 1991 16 SL Sign "WHALER ONE"

I have yet to read or see a 16SL with this feature.

Here is the stock photo from the Boston Whaler Catalog:

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by Phil T
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 with 90
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: MONTAUK 17 with 90

For your engine and model I show the following member recommendations: Three- bladed props: 13" x 17" Yamaha Painted Stainless Steel 13-1/4" x 16" Yamaha Performance Series 13-1/4" x 15" Turbo 1 4.25 Running solo and light gear/fuel, WOT is 5500 with a speed of 41-43 de...
by Phil T
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability

The key element I learned is not to move around in the boat quickly and change the balance of the boat. Once it starts to tip, it gains momentum and that can lead to shipping more water and possibly capsizing. In my case I did not loose power, fortunately I was able to turn into the wind and dewater.
by Phil T
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18

For prospective buyers coming from other brands, the construction method Boston Whaler utilizes often confounds them. Some think they need to gut the deck, remove the foam, insert stringers and re-glass. Many state the reason is the boat is water logged. Some cite surveyors who point to moisture met...
by Phil T
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Choosing a Handheld DSC Radio
Replies: 9
Views: 86

Re: Choosing a Handheld DSC Radio

Consider buying a fixed VHF with a command/remote mic on the dashboard.
by Phil T
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18: Hull Construction

There is no internal structural wood in any Boston Whaler boat except in the transom.

There are pieces of marine plywood in the hatches, tank covers, floor, and gunwalel caps to provide additional strength when attaching console, chairs, railings, cleats and other items.
by Phil T
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 SUPER SPORT LIMITED 15: Black Plastic Hinges
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: 1988 SUPER SPORT LIMITED 15: Black Plastic Hinges

There is a Perko version that appears to be the right one.

There are two sizes.
https://www.perko.com/catalog/cabinet_hardware/398/hinge/

This is the cheapest price I found. Brace yourself.
https://www.boatersland.com/pko0951dp2chr.html
by Phil T
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: HONDA Engine Advertising
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: HONDA Engine Advertising

Jim's photo above was taken at USCG Station Belle Isle, MI.
by Phil T
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E15 Fuel
Replies: 25
Views: 525

Re: E15 Fuel

I should point out, Federal rule changes are a s...l....o.....w process. Some rule changes take 2 years, some take 10, some are still in review. How do I know this? I worked on Capitol Hill as a Senate staffer. While it is good to submit comments at this early phase, note there is a looooong process...
by Phil T
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E15 Fuel
Replies: 25
Views: 525

Re: E15 Fuel

Okay, so I think I got the heart of the matter. The EPA is considering a RULE change to allow E-15 in the summer months. Here is the EPA press release. https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-proposes-rule-allow-e15-waiver-and-improve-rin-market-transparency Here is the BOATUS press release. https://ww...
by Phil T
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E15 Fuel
Replies: 25
Views: 525

Re: E-15 damage to outboards?

I would like to back this conversation up and ask what, exactly, is the "call" for allowing E-15 and: Who is calling for allowing it? Where will it be offered? When will it be available? Is it possible that Boat US is trying to chum the water on behalf of a certain sector of their corporat...
by Phil T
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Outrage VERADO 200
Replies: 17
Views: 378

Re: 210 Outrage VERADO 200

If you look at the [Boston Whaler] performance report, the boat being tested is stripped down: no gear, 35-gallons of fuel (capacity of 95) and only 370-lbs of people. No anchor, no safety equipment, no tools, etc. It is also warmer 80-degrees on protected water and no current. I still think you sho...
by Phil T
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Outrage VERADO 200
Replies: 17
Views: 378

Re: Max RPM on 210 Outrage with 200 Verado

The published maximum engine speed at full throttle for [a VERADO 200] engine is 6400 rpm. Let's take this step by step. Note there are three engine choices for the boat. With each comes a propeller that Boston Whaler selected. It is hard to tell which propeller goes with which engine. The parts/opt...
by Phil T
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Source for Bimini Top
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Source for Bimini Top

I recall the 1991 Outrage 19 is the same hull as the classic Outrage 18. The model name was changed in that year and the only change was the redesigned console that included an electronics box and a taller windshield. The typical installation of the bimini was on the gunnel cap, using a 4' or 6' sli...
by Phil T
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Outrage 17 Navigation Lamp Replacement Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: 1991 Outrage 17 Navigation Lamp Replacement Parts

John -

Can you shoot a photo of yours light base? I don't think the one Archie linked to is accurate.

If not, I could disassemble mine and take one.

Let me know. :-)
by Phil T
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Green Laminate Exposed on Keel
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Green Laminate Exposed on Keel

Need a close up of your work. !! :-)
by Phil T
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1983 Outrage 25 Installing Leaning Post
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: 1983 Outrage 25 Installing Leaning Post

Mike - If the console is on part of the fuel tank cover, you want to consider using stainless machine bolts into stainless T-nuts that are installed on the back side of the cover for the part of the L bracket. https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=1746 You would select...
by Phil T
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Source for Bimini Top
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Source for Bimini Top

In addition to Carver, who offer very good products, there is also Great Lakes Boat Top who has been a OEM supplier of canvas since 1997.

https://greatlakesboattop.com
by Phil T
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Fuel Tank Repair

I have yet to read any threads on repairing a tank that is plastic and that old.

I think you may need to get a new Moeller tank.
by Phil T
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP
Replies: 16
Views: 832

Re: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP

MATT--for the sake of testing, only change one variable at a time. Test the current propeller with the same engine height. Change propellers and retest. Try to run with and against any current (if on a river or tidal body of water like the Solent). Once you are in the ballpark, raising or lowering t...
by Phil T
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

TFRERE: I think El Rollo is referring to a 13 x 16 PowerTech SCD; that is the propeller I have on my propeller recommendation sheet from members testing. If you want to know the four-bladed size conversion, I would consult Ken at http://www.PropGods.com . He knows Powertech and Boston Whalers. He ha...
by Phil T
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Whaler Drive Modification
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: 1991 Whaler Drive Modification

From Jim's extensive reference article: Whaler Drive: The Whaler Drive molded appendage was constructed with the same foam-filled technique as the rest of the hull, and it added considerable reserve floatation to the boat. It was mechanically fastened to the transom with approximately a dozen bolts,...
by Phil T
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Whaler Drive Modification
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: 1991 Whaler Drive Modification

I recall reading the drive is foam filled. You can check with Boston Whaler Customer Service - Technical. https://www.bostonwhaler.com/marketing/contact-customer-service/ They are great. The classic whalerdrive was desiged and fabricated by Boston Whaler. The 90's Van Lacker designed models with a &...
by Phil T
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17: Shallow Water Anchor, Powered Anchor
Replies: 16
Views: 505

Re: MONTAUK 17: Shallow Water Anchor, Powered Anchor

The Micro Pole is offered by Power Pole. In reviewing the installation and owners guide, http://www.power-pole.com/manuals/download/manual/id/28/ I would proffer the adapter plate (e.g. http://www.power-pole.com/plate-kit-motor-2-aft-3-rise-port is the appropriate installation approach. It will be t...
by Phil T
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17: Shallow Water Anchor, Powered Anchor
Replies: 16
Views: 505

Re: MONTAUK 17: Shallow Water Anchor, Powered Anchor

There have been one or two threads about powered anchors, specifically Power Pole brands. While I did not find any information showing an installation on a Montauk 170, there is one installation on a 220 Outrage. Photo links are in the thread. http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum8/HTML/004380.html No...
by Phil T
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 17 Steering Cable
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: 17' Montauk steering cable length

Teleflex: 17-feet for sharp bend; 18-feet for wide bend.
by Phil T
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2009 150 SUPER SPORT: Brown Fluid Oozing
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: 2009 150 SUPER SPORT: Brown Fluid Oozing

It appears that cooler temperature allow it to be in the liquid form and heated areas cause it to stop. It may be uncured resin leaching out. While not a common problem, I have seen it reported occasionally over the years. Park the boat outside, remove the bolt. Let it ooze a few days. Pull indoors,...
by Phil T
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Wood Trim on MONTAUK console
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Wood Trim on MONTAUK console

They are teak.
by Phil T
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Green Laminate Exposed on Keel
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Green Laminate Exposed on Keel

This is referred to as keel rash . It can be repaired as a DIY. I have made the repair on a Montauk 17 and an Outrage 17. One all-in-one product is Marine Tex. https://shop.hamiltonmarine.com/products/marine-tex-jr-kit-white-2-ounce-kit-32267.html Mix the product, apply using both a wide and narrow ...
by Phil T
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VIKING SKY Engine Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: VIKING SKY Engine Problem

Norwegian Maritime Authority article - -> https://www.sdir.no/aktuelt/nyheter/arsaken-til-blackout-pa-viking-sky-er-avdekket/ Here is the translated NMA security message: Safety report on risk assessment of critical systems A cruise ship got a blackout at Hustadvika on Saturday 23 March in difficult...
by Phil T
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1992 Outrage 17 Fuel Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 2256

Re: 1992 Outrage 17 Fuel Tank

Joe--FMT, the OEM manufacturer is now located in Henderson, SC. If you live within 500 miles it makes sense to get a replacement from them. If you are farther away, price out a tank from a local fabricator. Use the existing tank as a template. When you are ready to re-install, check back since there...
by Phil T
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 150 MONTAUK 60-HP Aluminum Propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: 150 MONTAUK 60-HP Aluminum Propeller

damage the SS propeller can do to the lower unit [because] it is not as forgiving.


This is no longer a valid statement.

Leave the existing prop on the engine and go to the next item on your to do list.
by Phil T
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1985 MONTAUK 17 Transom Defect
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Need more informatoin

How far to the left does the bulge extend?

Is it on one side of the transom?

It appears to be, for lack of a better term, hybrid green line separation.
by Phil T
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 1224

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

SLR: Just so you are aware: from the Boston Whaler website: * Dealer alone sets the final purchase price. All prices reflect suggested retail price in US dollars including freight and apply to the US only. International freight is not included. International customers must contact their local dealer...
by Phil T
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 1224

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

The Whaler build it feature does show MSRP for the boat and the individual options. Montauk 170 without options is $33, 658
by Phil T
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 1224

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

Note the option prices listed above are the MSRP taken from the Whaler site, under Build your Whaler.

https://www.bostonwhaler.com/build-your-whaler/

Aside: Jim - Please don't bring up new vehicle pricing. Pickup trucks are ridiculous.
by Phil T
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 1224

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

Some option prices are understandable, $1287 for a bimini is understandable given a Mills Canvas bimini runs $1200. Boston Whaler could substitute striping and decal colors and a railing for no cost. Spraying two sides with a different gel coat costs more than $1,000. That is fool's charge (you are ...
by Phil T
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1985 OUTRAGE 18 Bimini Height
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: 1985 OUTRAGE 18 Bimini Height

John--congrats on getting back on the water. I had a bimini that was too short. Only because I am 6-feet 2-inches tall. In doing research I found two ideas. --modify the main bow by adding a "hot dog" and adding additional length. --purchase a new top from Mills and have them add height. I...
by Phil T
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Black Rub Rail Polish
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Best black rub rail polish?

No product applied is going to last a long time.

Tire dressing products are often recommended.

Some veteran members wipe the rub rail with acetone.

Personally, I don't use anything. It's a rubrail. If not damaged and worn, the boat hasn't been used.
by Phil T
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailers
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Trailers

All your ideas are worthy. Keep in mind parts add up. My current boat came on an old rusty trailer. When I priced all the parts to replace, it was half the price of a new trailer. I have seen decent dual-axle galvanized trailers without brakes on Craigslist for $1,000. Be patient and check often.
by Phil T
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height
Replies: 26
Views: 804

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

Ok, hang on for a sec: you increased the pitch of the Yamaha Painted stainless steel propeller to 19-pitch from 17-pitch, which increased boatspeed and lowered your WOT engine speed to fall inside of the manufacturer's recommended RPM range. Did you use trim? I do not see how adding weight in the st...
by Phil T
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seat Fabricator Willing to Ship to the U.K
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Seat Fabricator Willing to Ship to the U.K

While not exactly what you are looking for, I recall a dozen or so members over the years constructing their own version of a stern seat. Reasons for not going the full wraparound seat included weight, price, space, availability. There are several different approaches. All were well done, functional...
by Phil T
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seat Fabricator Willing to Ship to the U.K
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Seat Fabricator Willing to Ship to the U.K

Matt -

Are you looking for a full bench seat for the stern? Confirm.

Cheers.
by Phil T
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 130 SUPER SPORT Seat for less than $700
Replies: 19
Views: 584

Re: 130 SUPER SPORT Seat for less than $700

Always good to shop the net. Amazon is not always the best price.

I see that the seat is cheaper if you buy direct from the manufacturer. They offer free shipping on orders over $99.

https://tempress.com/store/All-Weather-Low-Back-Seat-p97903118
by Phil T
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rub Rail Rivet Fastener Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Rivet removal / rub rail

Drill out the center part of the rivet. Push in the interior bit. Seal the hole with MarineTex.
by Phil T
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15-inch Transom Height
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: 15-inch Transom Height

There are a dozen or so members over the years who, for one reason or another, installed a 20 inch (long) shaft engine on a classic 13' model that had a transom designed for a 15" (short) shaft. There are 3 options: 1. Rebuilt the transom. 2. Install a "transom adapter" product, aka K...
by Phil T
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height
Replies: 26
Views: 804

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

Note: there are extensive threads and rigging recommendations for the Dauntless hull with the notch in the archives: LINK A theme of all the discussions is motor height and a stern lifting propeller. I would raise up the engine one more hole, since it is a DIY and costs nothing, but you have a naggi...
by Phil T
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1987 SUPER SPORT 15
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: New SS prop for 1987 15' Super Sport

Prop testing is a bit of art and science. Trial and error. Read this thread. Especially comments from Fishnff and OverTheLine, two respected members. http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/001733.html Keep in mind Yamaha has two stainless prop options, painted and polished. The blade designs are ...
by Phil T
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2007 Outrage 210 Re-power
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re:2007 Outrage 210 Re-power

I would also consider E-TEC 200 or 225. Both are V6 engines, with the great torque of direct fuel injection, and the engine weights are very good at under 559 lbs. https://www.evinrude.com/en-US/e-tec-g2.html# Shop dealers, engines, features and prices hard (like a car purchase)
by Phil T
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine mounting
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Re: Engine mounting

Corrected information:

The E-TEC 40 uses a small gearcase. The 60HO, 75 and 90 20" shaft use the old OMC V4 gear case. The E-TEC 90 25" shaft and above use the V6 gearcase.