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by Phil T
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repair Mercury 90 Two-stroke or Re-power
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Repair Mercury 90 Two-stroke or Re-power

If you replace the lower unit, to address the standing start, drop 2" of pitch in the same make and model of prop you have now. Make sure the engine is mounted 2 holes up (top bolt in the 3rd hole counting down from the top.)
by Phil T
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Tow arch
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Tow arch

I don't. I did see a non-whaler in action on Lake Winnipesaukee (NH) and talked to the owner back in the 00's. Smart design, high quality. I like that it only involves drilling an extra set of holes in the transom.

There are a few Whaler owners who have one, one has the twin engine unit.
by Phil T
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Tow arch
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Tow arch

I would strongly consider using a Turbo Swing.

It bolts to the motor/transom. Less work, less holes in the boat, easily removeable.

https://turboswing.com
by Phil T
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.2004 190 NANTUCKET: Jackplate to Correct Bow Riding Too High
Replies: 21
Views: 288

Re: c.2004 190 NANTUCKET: Jackplate to Correct Bow Riding Too High

It is important to understand the propellers are not universal in performance across brands and even models due to different blade designs. This is why there are thousands of sizes. A 19" Rebel is not the same as a 19" Enertia even with the same diameter. The blade designs are not the same...
by Phil T
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.2004 190 NANTUCKET: Jackplate to Correct Bow Riding Too High
Replies: 21
Views: 288

Re: c.2004 190 NANTUCKET: Jackplate to Correct Bow Riding Too High

While I understand you are ending your prop testing, I think your setup is not optimal. Your WOT speed is 5 mph under what you could be getting running solo. What hole is the engine mounted? Adding a foil (in almost all cases) is an indicator the engine is mounted too low. Tweaking a prop is an indi...
by Phil T
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: 2004 Montauk 170 Navigation Lamps Not Illuminating
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: 2004 BW Montauk 17- navigation lites

For clarification, you have a Montauk 170 if it is a 2004 and not a classic Montauk 17?

If both are not working check the wiring on the back of the switch. Remove each wire, one at a time, and reinstall.

Is anything else not working?
by Phil T
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer for a 1976 Montauk
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Trailer for a 1976 Montauk

What type do you want? Galvanized or Aluminum? If garaged, galvanized is shorter in total length. Springs or Torsen axle? If you trailer all the time, torsen is smoother riding. Regardless of brand, you should not have to pay less than $2500 out the door including upgrading to radial tires and a spa...
by Phil T
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.2004 190 NANTUCKET: Jackplate to Correct Bow Riding Too High
Replies: 21
Views: 288

Re: c.2004 190 NANTUCKET: Jackplate to Correct Bow Riding Too High

M - Adding additional hardware prior to completing the engine rigging and prop selection is not advised. I think I know what is going on. Let me take a wack at it. With the repower you have not settled on a prop. In doing prop testing you notice the boat's bow attitude while accelerating and possibl...
by Phil T
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1995 Outrage 17/Guardian hull - Ohio
Replies: 2
Views: 190

FS: 1995 Outrage 17/Guardian hull - Ohio

My friend Skip has decided to sell his project hull. It is listed on E-Bay. The boat is located in Ohio https://www.ebay.com/itm/1995-Boston-Whaler-Classic-Outrage-17-I/323396518870?hash=item4b4bef43d6:g:8fwAAOSw0EZbctiA Here are photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmqiLFob Note the seller is a member here ...
by Phil T
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.2004 190 NANTUCKET: Jackplate to Correct Bow Riding Too High
Replies: 21
Views: 288

Re: c.2004 190 NANTUCKET: Jackplate to Correct Bow Riding Too High

A setback bracket will exacerbate the boat's tendency to porpoise, i.e. bow moves up and down. The direct benefit is making room in the splashwell. A jackplate (raise and lower) will allow shallow running in bays, rivers, inlets etc by raising the motor. Answers to the posted questions will help pro...
by Phil T
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk Anchor
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: 190 Montauk Anchor

Selecting an anchor depends on your local ocean, river or lake bottom conditions. While I recommend a 11 lb LewMar branded Claw style, it may not be right for your conditions. https://shop.hamiltonmarine.com/products/anchor-horizon-claw-43558.html For preventing the anchor from being unretrievable, ...
by Phil T
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.2004 190 NANTUCKET: Jackplate to Correct Bow Riding Too High
Replies: 21
Views: 288

Re: c.2004 190 NANTUCKET: Jackplate to Correct Bow Riding Too High

When requesting for a solution to an observed problem, it would be helpful to provide significant background details so we can offer suggestions. What engine make and model is installed?? Engine height on the transom? (holes up?) See FAQ post on top of this forum section Prop installed (make, model ...
by Phil T
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15' SSL Re-power E-TEC 60
Replies: 19
Views: 1951

Re: 15' SSL Re-power E-TEC 60

Drew - I just reviewed this thread and entered all the salient information into a prop calculator and upon reflection believe my recommendation sheet is wrong. In entering the WOT rpm of 6000, gear ratio of 2.67, slip of 5% and a target speed of 37, the calulator shows a 19" pitch. I would not ...
by Phil T
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Source for Device to Install Buttons and Clips on Vinyl Cushions
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Source for Device to Install Buttons and Clips on Vinyl Cushions

I think this may be much more cost effective. https://www.sailrite.com/Snap-Fastener-Installation-Tool A small step up from that is one from West Marine. The reviews include positive comments when installing snaps on a cushion. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/seafit--canvas-snap-kit-with-clinching-to...
by Phil T
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15' SSL Re-power E-TEC 60
Replies: 19
Views: 1951

Re: 15' SSL Re-power E-TEC 60

Drew - I am sorry I missed this thread when you originally started it. My prop sheet shows the recommended prop (by Boston Whaler owners with the same hull/engine) is 13-7/8" x 21" Viper. I also have a note it should be mounted 2 holes up for this prop. With your mounting... " the eff...
by Phil T
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Source for Platform Ladder 1995 Dauntless 13
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Source for Platform Ladder 1995 Dauntless 13

My personal preferred vendor for a swim platform for a Boston Whaler is Martin Marine Design. Ray Martin, the owner, designs platforms for Boston Whaler transoms. If one of his stock designs is not appropriate, he can make one that fits exactly. He delivers quality design and craftsmanship. Take a l...
by Phil T
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Appraisal: Pristine 1984 Montauk 17
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Appraisal: Pristine 1984 Montauk 17

If the engine has been sitting since 1984, it will need significant attention and replacement of select parts due to age. Was the engine winterized in 1984? Has it been run, even on the muffs since then? Has any work been performed since its lack of use? If not, the buyer will need to have a qualifi...
by Phil T
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height
Replies: 31
Views: 681

Re: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height

Tomme - Because we care about your significant investment in your boat, the following is offered as constructive advice. Double check the grey fuel line. There have been many many problems with the inner lining degrading and debris entering the engine. I would select Trident or other named brand tha...
by Phil T
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury Guardian System
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Mercury Guardian System

Have you read the owners manual the describes the warning alerts and what they are in the Engine Owners manual?
If you do not have one, it is a worthwhile investment, as is a SERVICE manual.
by Phil T
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 250 OUTRAGE: Remove Clamshells and Plug Through-hull Drains in Fish Boxes
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: 250 OUTRAGE: Remove Clamshells and Plug Through-hull Drains in Fish Boxes

You are paying for dry rack storage. Part of that service includes the company properly transporting your boat from one location to another on multiple occasions. Informing the drivers and management as to the proper technique, location of vent covers and any other salient details is a small step ra...
by Phil T
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2008 Montauk 190 Power Rating, Replacement Parts
Replies: 21
Views: 304

Re: 2008 Montauk 190 Power Rating, Replacement Parts

The 2008 Montauk 190 standard engine offering was the Mercury 115 EXLPT FourStroke L4NL. The option that year was the newly introduce Mercury 135XL Verado 4 cylinder motor.

cf: Boston Whaler Resources website
by Phil T
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2008 Montauk 190 Power Rating, Replacement Parts
Replies: 21
Views: 304

Re: 2008 Montauk 190 Power Rating, Replacement Parts

In my opinion, unless you are having SERIOUS mechanical problems with your motor, it does not make practical sense to spend $12-14,000 in order to gain +/- 5 mph at WOT. A well maintained engine will last several thousand hours. If you elect to repower, there are some dealers/shops that will not ins...
by Phil T
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Should I Keep My Old Tempo Fuel Tanks?
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Should I Keep My Old Tempo Fuel Tanks?

Keuka I installed a deck mounted 6 gallon Moeller tank on my 1991 Outrage 17 and absolutely hated it. It was expensive for a small tank and the tank leaked when hot due to the new EPA vented cap. If I were to install a tank on a Montauk, I would go the distance and buy two (2) 6 gallon Mirax tanks, ...
by Phil T
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Classic 16 Performance and Propeller Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Classic 16 Performance and Propeller Advice

I know a 15 Sport owner who runs a 2005 Nissan 50. He is running a 11-1/8 x 13 Solas New Saturn. Part number 5331-111-13. He is very happy with its performance.
by Phil T
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer for 27 Full Cabin
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Trailer Specs for 27 FC

Congratulations.

Given the factory modification for the tower, I think a standard Whaler 27FC trailer setup would not be helpful.

We would like to see photos of her in any condition. There is nothing better that oogling other owners boats.
by Phil T
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Classic 16 Performance and Propeller Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Classic 16 Performance and Propeller Advice

With a WOT of 5850, gear ratio of 1.85:1, 5% slip and a target speed of 35, the prop calculator suggests a 13" pitch prop. A respected member on this site, Peter, recommends the Stilleto's Triad II in 10.5 x 13 for your engine. http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/005862.html A whaler prop...
by Phil T
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Through-hull Fitting Repairs c.2004 NANTUCKET
Replies: 34
Views: 2585

Re: Through-hull Fitting Repairs c.2004 NANTUCKET

Even if the plastic through hulls are okay, I would consider removing them, coating the hole in epoxy and then re-installing the hardware with marine sealant.

A good fall project.
by Phil T
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: OEM Towing and Lifting Eyes
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: OEM Towing and Lifting Eyes

Does not look OEM. Sorry.
by Phil T
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Yamaha’s “logical boat speed” formula
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Yamaha’s “logical boat speed” formula

Ken -

Any chance you can share the link to the rigging guide for future reference?

What is your mounting position of the motor.
by Phil T
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 Outrage 17 Swim Ladder
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: 1996 Outrage 17 Swim Ladder

For OEM, contact your local Boston Whaler dealer to see if the current swim platform is available. This is from the Resources section of Whaler.com showing the diagrams for a 1999 Outrage 17 II Here is the diagram showing the details: http://bostonwhaler.com.s3.amazonaws.com/resources/170-Outrage-Hu...
by Phil T
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk Hydraulic Steering Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: 170 Montauk Hydraulic Steering Upgrade

Well done Bob!

You should consider adding split loom or slit bilge hose to cover the rigging and protect it from the sun. Gives a finished look.
by Phil T
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Console remodel on 2004 Nantucket
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Console remodel on 2004 Nantucket

Can you explain the two phones, what are they used for?

When running in a sea, I would be concerned they would get ejected from their holders.
by Phil T
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1979 V-22 Outrage—Slow Fueling
Replies: 13
Views: 296

Re: 1979 V-22 Outrage—Slow Fueling

Wrap the fill pipe on the tank with an alcohol and fuel resistant wrap just enough to bridge the gap. Check with marine store for proper material.
by Phil T
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rebuild 2006 Optimax 150
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Rebuild 2006 Optimax 150

If you do "need" a rebuild, don't. Not worth the money given the age. Would guesstimate a rebuild is 1/2 the price of a new motor. That still leaves the lower unit, tilt & trim etc being 12 years old. Run her till she blows and buy new. Jacos Marine lists the Mercury 150 FourStroke for...
by Phil T
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Freshwater shower not working on Ventura 210
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Freshwater shower not working on Ventura 210

Check the wiring at the pump. Check the water line for blockage. Check the holding tank See Diagram sheet 4 from the Deck Assembly - 2009 Ventura 210 list on http://www.bostonwhaler.com resources list. http://bostonwhaler.com.s3.amazonaws.com/resources/210-Ventura-Deck-Assembly-2009.pdf See Diagram ...
by Phil T
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 Johnson 88 SPL losing power
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: 1988 Johnson 88 SPL losing power

I think you still are dropping a cylinder.
by Phil T
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Wheel Spinner Knob for Dauntless 170
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Wheel Spinner Knob for Dauntless 170

If new is truly "new", you should visit the service department to check your steering. When operating correctly, hydraulic steering is not stiff. It is silky smooth. You should use a spinner knob for close quarter maneuvering. My product of choice was the universal type for trucks. ~$50. T...
by Phil T
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: floor covering sealant
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: floor covering sealant

A good polysulfide sealant is the recommended type. Boat Life is the popular brand for sealing screw holes and deck seams. OSI makes many colors but the match for desert tan is no longer available. Some like to go lighter, others darker to hide the dirt. I use standard blue painters tape. Cutting th...
by Phil T
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Wood Location Diagram and Cleat Location
Replies: 17
Views: 383

Re: Wood Location Diagram and Cleat Location

I recall - The gunnel cap where the cleats are currently located consists of fiberglass mat with encapsulated plywood to serve as a backing material. The gunnel cap is screwed down to the gunnel and/or L brackets are used. The classic Outrage 18 that have cleats mounted to the topside have backing m...
by Phil T
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage water in hull
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Outrage water in hull

Go easy with the grinder.

The fiberglass is thin, maybe 1/8 - 1/4" thick then foam.
by Phil T
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Highlander as Tow Vehicle
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Highlander as Tow Vehicle

Yep. My Outrage 17 from Danville VA to here.

I did tow Adlert's 1974 Outrage 19 from here to the new owner in NH. (900 miles) last year.
by Phil T
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height
Replies: 31
Views: 681

Re: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height

Please don’t get too frustrated with Jim. He is the owner and the sole Admin of the website (a ton of work) and an engineer by training. This can make him occasionally come off as prickly. I know him personally and he is a nice guy. While I don’t own a 15 Sport, I have rigged one with the owner. I h...
by Phil T
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Decal Size
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Decal Size

For the raised decals, the dealer is the only source. For the classic pattern there is only one OEM source for decals. http://www.magicbrushsign.com/marine/ They can give you the proper placement. If you go with imitations, you will note the decals are not accurate and one side is backwards.
by Phil T
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 Sport 15; E-TEC 60 H.O. Mount Height
Replies: 31
Views: 681

Re: 1984 15' Sport ETEC 60HO Mount opinion

I know it should only be an 1" above the keep


Actually, for an E-TEC on a whaler that is not true. Member testing has shown E-TEC's prefer to be mounted 2 or even 3 holes up depending on the prop you choose.

Drill the GREEN holes.
by Phil T
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Moeller 22-gallon Tank Cap with Level Guage
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Question on 22 gallon tank

Kelch has a different website.

Review these:

http://www.kelch.com/products/caps-gaug ... 4761756765
by Phil T
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1983 15 SPORT, 1998 70Hp Johnson, 2009 Trailer REDUCED
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: 1983 15 SPORT, 1998 70Hp Johnson, 2009 Trailer

More photos from Chuck:
by Phil T
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Highlander as Tow Vehicle
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Highlander as Tow Vehicle

I have a 2013 Highlander SE AWD. The last model year of the 2nd generation. It is not very old and only has 52k.

The 3rd generation is from 2014 to present.
by Phil T
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Ventura 210 bow rail modification and toilet removal
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: Ventura 210 bow rail modification and toilet removal

That is well done, Just like Ridge Runner described.

Great work!!!
by Phil T
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replacement Vinyl for Ventura 210
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Replacement Vinyl for Ventura 210

I just read an article discussing the pink stains on cushions. If I recall correctly it is a fungus mold from the foam backing. Given that you don't want to replace with new I would try to treat the fungus. Have read that if you treat it with a fungicide (think like Ortho fungicide for rose bushes) ...