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by Phil T
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Decal Size for 1961 13-footer
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Decal Size for 1961 13-footer

When you purchase the original and genuine decals from the sole authorized vendor, Magic Brush Sign, Janis Teegarden, will tell you what is the appropriate size for your year and model. http://www.magicbrushsign.com Don't waste the same amount of money an authentic set costs getting one on Ebay, Ets...
by Phil T
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS:[UPDATED] 1987 Outrage 18
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: FS:[UPDATED] 1987 Outrage 18

Not sure why someone has not scooped this up already.
by Phil T
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch

Keith - Review the 5th post with prop model and size recommendations.
by Phil T
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Stern Seat
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: WTB: Stern Seat

I do not recommend Specialty, ever.

Anderson's (http://www.amfg.us) is the OEM supplier. Hand made to order, many months out.
by Phil T
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Suspicious HIN Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Suspicious HIN Plate

A poor aftermarket HIN plate is, in my opinion, a sign of the prior owner’s lack of fastidiousness.

Find another candidate.
by Phil T
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 Conquest 26 Twin 225-HP
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: 2001 Conquest 26 Twin 225-HP

Additionally, proper engine set-up and propeller selection is important to ensure the boat performance is good at low-, mid-, and high-speed with a loaded boat in various sea states.
by Phil T
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lifting Harness diagram for classic 15-footer
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Lifting Harness diagram for classic 15-footer

Depending on the layout of the ceiling joists, you may consider using two straps, one for the bow, one for the stern. For the stern, use separate straps from the eyes to a central, vertical strap.

May be easier, less math and more control.
by Phil T
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 130 Sport Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: 130 Sport Motor Height

Measure the anti-ventilation plate. It should be 1-1/2 to 2-inches above the keel.

Yours looks too low.
by Phil T
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 130 Sport Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: 130 Sport Engine Mounting Height

The engine appears to be too low. The factory is mounting the engine of the current model at "two-holes-up". Another way of saying this: the top bolt in the engine bracket is in the third hole counting down from the top; or there are two empty holes above the bolt. See the factory drawing ...
by Phil T
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Interpretation of Federal HIN
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: NEED MODEL HELP>>>BM 801?

The hull identification number (HIN) that is shown in the photo does not indicate the model name, rather the serial number and date of manufacture. The model name was determined by the hull legnth and the interior components. Given the distorted photograph and missing interior, I would guess it was ...
by Phil T
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: VHF Marine Band Radio Antenna Recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: VHF Marine Band Radio Antenna Recommendation

Jim has had good experience with GAM antennas. As for the extension mast prices are silly. Go with an 8-foot antenna. https://www.boatersland.com/sha5101.html Same price on Amazon. Little higher on Wholesale Marine: https://www.wholesalemarine.com/shakespeare-classic-vhf-antenna/
by Phil T
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: VHF Marine Band Radio Antenna Recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: VHF Marine Band Radio Antenna Recommendation

Get a 4-foot or 5-foot whip antenna on a 4-foot mast extension that is attached to a ratchet mount on the gunwale.
by Phil T
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Mercury 90 Runs on Two Cylinders
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: 2002 Mercury 90hp #1 carb concern

If the cylinder is not firing you have an electrical fault. How are you testing each component? Test only one component at a time. ⋅  ⋅ Swap the spark plug from #2 cylinder to #1 cylinder ⋅ Test ⋅ Reinstall as before ⋅  ⋅ Swap the spark plu...
by Phil T
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Revenge V-22 Cuddy Interior Molding
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Revenge V-22 Cuddy Interior Molding

I would contact Sue Lodel, Parts Manager (and queen of parts) at Beacon Twin Cities Marine.

If anyone can find it or something wicked close, it would be her.

http://www.beacontcm.com
by Phil T
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Preparing Boat For Storage
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: b0at winterizing

Don't need to run the carbs dry.

Presume that all the fuel in the tank, line and engine has been treated with a fuel stabilizer.

Spray fogging oil in the air intake. Turn off engine. Remove plugs, squirt fogging oil, reinstall.

Done.

Have an owners/shop manual for the engine?
by Phil T
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Baystar Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Baystar Steering

You do not have a "clamp-on" bracket. Your engine is has a bolt on bracket.

No modification necessary.
by Phil T
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Suzuki DF140BG
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Suzuki DF140BG

Any ideas as to why the BG code? Does it stand for something other than B following the letter A?
by Phil T
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: GP Trailer of Doral, Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: GP Trailer of Doral, Florida

If I was in Florida, I would contact Continental.

When I was in the Northeast, I selected LoadRite trailers of PA. Give them a call and see what they can build you.
http://www.loadrite.com
by Phil T
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: GP Trailer of Doral, Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: GP Trailer of Doral, Florida

There is not a single post before yours regarding GP trailers in the archives going all the way back to 2002.
by Phil T
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 OUTRAGE 19 Rub Rail and Rear Bench Seat
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: 1991 OUTRAGE 19 Rub Rail and Rear Bench Seat

Specialty Marine offers many reproduction products that are less that OEM quality at OEM prices. For cushions and seating, Anderson's is the OEM replacement supplier offering OEM matching vinyl and handcrafted quality. Each item is made to order so there will be wait for shipment. Rubrail can be sou...
by Phil T
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 17 Outrage II Aft Live Well; Water-Fuel Separating Filter
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: 17 Outrage II Aft Live Well; Water-Fuel Separating Filter

There is a drain tube or through hull drain, labeled #7 and #8 under both rear quarter seats as shown in the diagram attached below.

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by Phil T
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Reinstalling Bonding Wire
Replies: 39
Views: 937

Re: Reinstalling Bonding Wire

Please share your source for the bronze disc. Many owners would be interested.

My opinion is either one.

If you have the old system in place, try to keep it up.

If doing a re-wire, change the ground to the battery.
by Phil T
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Reinstalling Bonding Wire
Replies: 39
Views: 937

Re: Reinstalling Bonding Wire

If you still have the bronze disc on the outside of the transom and it is in good condition, re-attach.

If not, remove disc. Seal screw hole and transom hole and relocate to battery.

You just need one.
by Phil T
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk 170 Re-power
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: Go with the Mercury or Suzuki? 90/115 - Montauk 170

If you run heavy, go with the 115hp. Suzuki DF115hp - 401lbs Mercury Fourstroke 115hp - 386lbs Pricing between both brands is within a grand I have been told the price difference is more like 2-3K with the Suzuki 115hp being ~11K +/-. Recommend you getting detailed quotes from more than 1 dealer for...
by Phil T
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 22 Fuel Fill Hose 90-degree Curved Fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 353

Re: Outrage 22 Fuel Fill Hose 90-degree Curved Fitting

To keep water out of the fuel cavity of an 1979-1992 Outrage model, the flange on the fuel tank cover around the rigging should be sealed with the deck. If a flange is not present, one can install one. If the deck receives significant water frequently, replace the factory flange with a round flange ...
by Phil T
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch

Based on the limited information (missing make/model of prop, engine height) I would proffer your current performance is at the low end of the expectation for that model boat and engine. There should be a part # stamped on the outside or inside of the hub. Seeing that individual dealers installed en...
by Phil T
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 22 Fuel Fill Hose 90-degree Curved Fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 353

Re: Outrage 22 Fuel Fill Hose 90-degree Curved Fitting

Can a 90-degree fitting be used? Yes Will a 90-degree fitting invite a leak? Not if double stainless steel clamps are used. Does a fitting exist that has a curved 90-degree turn? Yes, your choice of plastic or brass. In doing some research in the archives, while some models had a elbow, most did no...
by Phil T
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer Prices for 18-foot Boat
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: Trailer Prices for 18-foot Boat

There are different types of trailers. -Painted steel (fresh water only) -Galvanized Steel C channel or boxed beam -Aluminum - I beam or C channel. (Trailer LOA is longer than Gavanized) In selecting a trailer you are looking to 1. select material and type 2 Determine model by identifying a) total L...
by Phil T
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer Prices for 18-foot Boat
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: Trailer Prices for 18-foot Boat

Jim--You should detail how you get to the boat weight to require 2500-2800 lbs. rating.

It should be noted that the cost difference between 2500 and 2800 lb axle is not significant.
by Phil T
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer Prices for 18-foot Boat
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: Trailer Prices for 18-foot Boat

Buying a trailer is like shopping for a new car. Uhggg. Trailers are sold regionally so brands are geographical based. Pacific is Northwest, CA. You need [to] figure out the specific make, model, and each option you want. Get detailed quotes from more than two dealers for each brand. All quotes need...
by Phil T
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Construction of casting platform on 1987 Super Sport Ltd
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Construction of casting platform on 1987 Super Sport Ltd

Given how clean the top surface is, I offer this: Consider mounting wood blocking (seal with epoxy) with 4200 where you want to install screws. This will allow you to avoid piercing the gelcoated exterior top. BTW - Consider adding wide washer or a backing plate to the underside of lid to spread loa...
by Phil T
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Bunks, Polyethylene Slip Pads, Replacement Wood
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Trailer Bunks

There is nothing special about wood bunks. Many owners replace OEM boards with pressure treated 2x4 or 2x6 lumber. The thing to remember is most pressure-treated wood is #3 grade southern yellow pine--knotty and subject to warping and splitting and basically crap. I replaced my bunks with #2 stud-gr...
by Phil T
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1989 15 Supersport with 70hp Evinrude
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: FS: 1989 15 Supersport with 70hp Evinrude

That looks strangely familiar.

Cushings Island?
by Phil T
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II Auxiliary Engine
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II Auxiliary Engine

The boat in question, a 1998 Outrage 17 II is a different design than the 1990-1995 Outrage 17 I and does not have the stern weight sensitivity.

1996-1999 Outrage 17 II:
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1990-1995 Outrage 17 I:
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by Phil T
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 305 Conquest Deck Box Seal Replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: 2005 305 Conquest Deck Box Seal Replacement

In this Whaler drawing, I believe you are looking for the item marked #09 on sheet 1. http://bostonwhaler.com.s3.amazonaws.com/resources/305-Conquest-Gunnel-Board-Fishwell-Covers-and-Companionway-Step-Assembly-with-Parts-List-2005.pdf It is described on the Parts list, sheet 2 as: 10 FT. Trim-Seal, ...
by Phil T
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: CMC PT 130 Add-On Power Trim-Tilt User Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: CMC PT 130 Add-On Power Trim-Tilt User Experience

Note that adding setback and moving the engine weight back will increase the hull's tendency to porpoise (bow to oscillate up and down). Consider adding a trim-tilt unit that does not have as much setback or add weights to the bow locker to compensate. With the additional setback the engine should b...
by Phil T
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1999 OUTRAGE 23: Identify Manufacturer of Swim Platform Latch
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: 1999 OUTRAGE 23: Identify Manufacturer of Swim Platform Latch

Are you referring to part identified as #49 on the diagram titled 230-Deck-Assembly-Parts-List-1999 Here: http://bostonwhaler.com.s3.amazonaws.com/resources/230-Outrage-Deck-Assembly-Sheet-1-of-2-1999.pdf And listed as "Roller, catch" on the parts list Here: http://bostonwhaler.com.s3.amaz...
by Phil T
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk 17 Bow Trolling Motor Mount
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Montauk 17 Bow Trolling Motor Mount

On all the installs I have seen over the years, the mount only extends over the lip just so the motor can deploy. Consider changing the angle of the base (not the mounting plate) so the motor stows inboard. To clear the rail, you can add a hinge to the rail. Just need 4 bimini eye fittings and a hac...
by Phil T
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: I'm back! This time with a 15 SSL
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: I'm back! This time with a 15 SSL

She looks good Chris. When you have time, take her out and do some performance runs and post results. Will it be just the two of you cruising in the bays, rivers or are you getting back into professional slalom skiing? Aside - Chris helped me find my first Outrage 17 in Suffolk VA back in 2005. 9 Le...
by Phil T
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk 17 Bow Trolling Motor Mount
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Montauk 17 Bow Trolling Motor Mount

Also note a new approach to installing a bow trolling motor includes modifying the bow rail by installing a hinged section to allow the shaft to deploy and stow.

Additional information on adding a rail hinge is available.
by Phil T
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk 17 Bow Trolling Motor Mount
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Montauk 17 bow mount trolling motor mount?

There are dozens of photos of mounting plates. The difference between them is the number and location of holes into the bow pad area. Typical mount: minnKotabowbase.jpg I have seen recently (but can't locate) an improved method of install where the base was attached to a backing material (HDPE or si...
by Phil T
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boston Whaler Use of 13-inch Trailer Tires
Replies: 16
Views: 436

Re: trailer tire sizes

13" tires cost less than 15".

Easy to change yourself.
by Phil T
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1987 Yamaha 70 Long Saga of Repairs
Replies: 16
Views: 644

Re: 1987 Yamaha 70 ETLH Won't accelerate

A month ago, in the first reply I suggested taking a video (use your phone) of the engine idling, accelerating and post.

Why not do that instead of throwing parts at it?

I have helped 5 owners this summer via videochat in their boat underway or at the dock solve a problem.
by Phil T
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Identify Boat Builder
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Identify Boat Builder

Many owners/sellers attach Boston Whaler decals to the aft exterior corner of a boat in attempt to fool unknowledgeable shoppers. There are several posts a year by new owners asking which model of Boston Whaler they have just purchased, only to find out it is not a Boston Whaler rather an imitation ...
by Phil T
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Garage Dimensions
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Garage Dimensions

There was an owner out West, maybe Colorado, who had a hum-dinger of a sloped driveway. It was really, really steep. This feedback comes as a result of that conversation. Look into marking lines on the driveway (like airport tarmac) to help you guide the trailer/truck. You could place install tempor...
by Phil T
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 16 SL Re-power at some future time
Replies: 33
Views: 936

Re: Re-powering my 16' SL

The standard starting distance is 1 to 1-1/2 inches above the keel. This typically translates to the top bolt in the engine bracket using the 3rd hole, counting down from the top. This mounting height is described as "two (empty) holes up". see http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php...
by Phil T
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-footer Console Plans
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: 13-footer Console Plans

Bob Latourelle in Massachusetts fabricates wood replacement parts and interiors. Many owners have been very pleased with his high quality work.

He is a phone guy so give him a call. ‭(978) 837-8808‬
by Phil T
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Appraisal- 2004 Montauk 170
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Appraisal- 2004 Montauk 170

Used boat prices have skyrocketed due to COVID.

Grab and run. Fast.
by Phil T
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: RPS Seat Height
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: RPS Seat Height

Over the 17+ years....of the owners that raised the RPS and the console, most 75% raised it 4". The others raised it 6". These owners tended to be 5"11 or taller. I would caution you that while raising it is good for you, any passenger/child under 5'5 may not like it. At 6'2+ I person...
by Phil T
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 16 SL Re-power at some future time
Replies: 33
Views: 936

Re: Re-powering my 16' SL

I recommend to all owners planning a repower to simulate the new weight in the splashwell before buying new engine. Take current engine weight, future engineweight, calculate difference. Use bags of sand, water etc and place in splashwell and drive boat around. Observe trim, static position. Most 16...