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by Don SSDD
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1971 16-footer 110-HP OMC V4
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: 1971 16-footer 110-HP OMC V4

Some cable steering systems/outboards have poor greasing systems and get rusty on the starboard side, the advice to check the cables with the tiller disconnected will uncover this. With cable steering I adjust the trim until there is no prop pull on the wheel, you can remove your hands and the boat ...
by Don SSDD
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lake Michigan Water Level
Replies: 12
Views: 5572

Re: Lake Michigan Water Level

Why the extra water in the lake Jim? On the ocean, the rising sea level is due to Artic ice melt, where does this big increase come from?
by Don SSDD
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 160 DAUNTLESS OUTRAGE 17II GUARDIAN 18
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

Re: 160 DAUNTLESS OUTRAGE 17II GUARDIAN 18

What year is the Guardian? Dry weight on a Classic Outrage 18 is 1250 lbs and a Guardian the same year has a dry weight of 1750 lbs, according to this site and they have the same Hull dimensions. They are both rated for max 150 hp. My Guardian was powered by a 140 hp old Evinrude, my same hull Outra...
by Don SSDD
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions
Replies: 45
Views: 3584

Re: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions

Do these three-cylinder outboards have three-carburetors? If yes, drain the float bowl in each carburetor, and see what comes out. I’m learning this stuff. If you loosen the float bowl screw, when you pump the primer bulb you should get fuel leaking out of the screw. Do this even if there is only on...
by Don SSDD
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 20: Water in Fuel Tank
Replies: 22
Views: 2860

Re: 1986 Outrage 20: Water in Fuel Tank

For all gaskets, I use hylomar universal blue gasket compound on both sides of gaskets like the one in your fuel gauge. It stiffens up but never hardens like an RTV or silicone type product, so won’t clog filters. It was invented for aviation and it good for fuel of any kind, great for carb gaskets ...
by Don SSDD
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 18 Keel Guard
Replies: 7
Views: 3483

Re: Outrage 18 Keel Guard

Jim, the 1991 Guardian 19 I had I bought from a retired BW dealer, I think he said it had Kevlar. He sold many Guardians to RCMP and Coast Guard and my boat had a red gel coat beneath a paint job. I'll try posting some pics, it was a very solid fibre material and fairly thick and ran bow to stern. T...
by Don SSDD
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 18 Keel Guard
Replies: 7
Views: 3483

Re: Guard for Keel- Classic Outrage 18 1986

Thanks for the advice.
by Don SSDD
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 18 Keel Guard
Replies: 7
Views: 3483

Outrage 18 Keel Guard

My [1986 OUTRAGE 18] boat does not have [a keel guard]. I'd like to install [a keel guard] because I [run the boat ashore] on beaches. [The OUTRAGE 18] keel is worn through the gelcoat. I plan to use West System epoxy with [Cabosil filler] added to cover the fiberglass. Then install a keel guard for...
by Don SSDD
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging
Replies: 16
Views: 4539

Re: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging

On my V4 140, there was a stuck needle [float valve] in one carburetor. On each carburetor there is a drain bowl with a drain screw on the bowl. If one carburetor needle [float valve] is stuck, little or no gasoline will flow out the drain when you open the drain screw of the carburetor with the stu...
by Don SSDD
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging
Replies: 16
Views: 4539

Re: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging

Marine rubber fuel line is thicker and less likely to collapse when it is being bent, auto rubber fuel line collapses easily when bent, buy marine grade.
by Don SSDD
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 6566

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean

With a small on deck fuel tank, I see no need for any filters on the lines. With in deck tanks, yes use a filter but you can check your tanks by sight for dirt and little likelihood of water depending where you buy gas? If from a marina, yes some risk and use a water separator, but not if you buy fr...
by Don SSDD
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD - 1986 OUTRAGE 18, $8,500 in New Jersey
Replies: 21
Views: 7384

Re: FS: 1986 OUTRAGE 18, $9,500 in New Jersey

The only concern I see potentially is a Honda BF90 is a bit low power. While they are rated for a minimum of 75-HP, a 90-HP may be a negative for some buyers. I have the same boat with a Honda BF130, and I wouldn't want any less horsepower with a four-stroke-power-cycle engine. If you are patient yo...
by Don SSDD
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Unwinterizing a boat after 18 months
Replies: 3
Views: 2341

Re: Unwinterizing a boat after 18 months

If there is a fuel-water separator filter, change that filter. Pour the filtrate into a clear container and see if any water is in it. Disconnect the fuel line at the primer bulb. Siphon some fuel out of the tank using the fuel line. Check the smell and colour of that gasoline compared to fresh gaso...
by Don SSDD
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: On Board Hand Tools
Replies: 17
Views: 5381

Re: On Board Hand Tools

I find WD 40 seems to disappear completely, it has no “body” to it. We have a product in Canada called Rust Check or the other good product is Fluid Film. Keep in a watertight container, an unprotected piece of cloth woul attract humidity. Rust Check can be sprayed on electrical connections like bat...
by Don SSDD
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 SUPER SPORT LIMITED 15: Black Plastic Hinges
Replies: 8
Views: 4219

Re: 1988 SUPER SPORT LIMITED 15: Black Plastic Hinges

In Canada we have a store, Lee Valley, which sells quality stuff, they stock a lot of hinges for cabinet makers, including stainless steel. I found a set I could use on my Igloo cooler to replace those plastic ones on the lid. They have 304 stainless, not as good as 316, but better than black plasti...
by Don SSDD
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Jersey Barnegat Bay Damaged ATONs Become Hazards
Replies: 11
Views: 4055

Re: Appearance of WRECK BUOY

I’ve seen the second buoys [perhaps as seen in Fig. 2. above--jimh] in use in the Atlantic Ocean for anything that is a hazard to navigation, including wrecks. They are used to mark hazards that are new and may not yet be on charts and I’ve seen them then added to charts if the hazard could not be r...
by Don SSDD
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VIKING SKY Engine Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 4419

Re: VIKING SKY Engine Problem

Sounds like they may have one oil tank supplying all four engines. I think I read this ship has four engines. Maybe the specification for oil supply on these vessels should be to have two oils tanks, each supplying two engines for redundancy. These days all major corporations are trying to do more w...
by Don SSDD
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Mercury VERADO Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 3617

Re: New Verado Design

I see [Brunswick] announced new controls for operation of five- and six-engine boats. I wonder if the boats come with a trailer for the fuel tank?
by Don SSDD
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1979 MONTAUK Replacement Windshield
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Re: 1979 MONTAUK Replacement Windshield

Specialty Marine list [their products] for the Montauk and Outrage as the same part, the windscreen, the consoles, and they also list the dimensions.

http://www.specialtymarine.com/fibergla ... parts-c45/
by Don SSDD
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 11623

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

The bulk of autos sold with hybrid technology and the one that has been around the longest is the Toyota Prius. I believe when they came out they had a 7 year warranty on the batteries and I think they have outlasted that by say double. I would also hope that the battery made today for the Prius wil...
by Don SSDD
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 11623

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

ASPIN KEMP & ASSOCIATES is a company in Prince Edward Island that does large marine hybrid power, windmill, and solar storage systems. They are working with several different types of lithium batteries and say there are many batteries in the experimental stages for commercial and consumer. Their...
by Don SSDD
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 13 GLS and Large Stern Wave
Replies: 12
Views: 4155

Re: 13 GLS and Large Stern Wave

Places have speed limits to reduce wake and they only enforce the speed limit. What is really needed is a wake height limit but most landlubbers (and some boaters) equate high speed with a big wake but that is not always true, going fast can produce a smaller wake than going slow. Speed is easier to...
by Don SSDD
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Direct fit cooler replacement for a 1987 Montauk
Replies: 13
Views: 2835

Re: Direct fit cooler replacement for a 1987 Montauk

Phil T wrote:Here is the page where you can order replacement latches and hinges.

https://www.igloocoolers.com/collections/accessories

Thanks Phil.
Don
by Don SSDD
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Direct fit cooler replacement for a 1987 Montauk
Replies: 13
Views: 2835

Re: Direct fit cooler replacement for a 1987 Montauk

Where do you get those metal hinges Jim?
by Don SSDD
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1994 Outrage Guardian 25 Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 12
Views: 4366

Re: 1994 Outrage Guardian 25 Engine Mounting Height

I was away visiting grandchildren in Ottawa so I haven't been on the boat since my last posting. An update on things: --the starboard engine problem turns out to be two injectors. The boat is in the shop waiting on parts and should be done early this week. That engine is down on power, I'd guess abo...
by Don SSDD
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP
Replies: 17
Views: 4803

Re: SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP

Maybe you can borrow a 9.9 and see how things go, assuming you don’t have one already. Kids need to learn on under-powered machines in my opinion so they can grow into the bigger power.
by Don SSDD
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1985 Challenger 25 Makeover (continued)
Replies: 23
Views: 9415

Re: 1985 Challenger 25 Makeover (continued)

Beautiful boat, wonderful work, congratulations. Don
by Don SSDD
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: More Consolidation: Brunswick Buys 11 Favorite Brands
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Re: More Consolidation: Brunswick Buys 11 Favorite Brands

Maybe his non competition clause will expire and he will be the inspired to start up again.

I hate when a great company sells out to “come from away business interests” and within a short time, it is shut down and all the local employees are unemployed.
by Don SSDD
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: More Consolidation: Brunswick Buys 11 Favorite Brands
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Re: More Consolidation: Brunswick Buys 11 Favorite Brands

Jim, after Brunswick eliminates competition (for say Attwood) and lays off a bunch of people and increases prices and moves any manufacturing left in North America offshore, they will make more money. Vertical integration can be very profitable, until there is a recession and boat and RV sales drop ...
by Don SSDD
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: After Impeller Change, Gear Case Always in Forward
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

Re: After Impeller Change, Gear Case Always in Forward

I have owned Evinrude and Mercury two-stroke-power-cycle engines and a Honda four-stroke-power-cycle engine, and all those engines were very different in how their gear case was removed and replaced. For this job a shop manual would be very helpful, and also for lots of things. I found my Honda shop...
by Don SSDD
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1994 Outrage Guardian 25 Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 12
Views: 4366

Re: 1994 Outrage Guardian 25 Engine Mounting Height

jimh wrote:Are both engines counter-rotating? I think you mean one engine is standard rotation and the other is counter rotation, and the propellers are RH and LH pitch.


Correct Jim.
by Don SSDD
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1994 Outrage Guardian 25 Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 12
Views: 4366

Re: 1994 Outrage Guardian 25 Engine Mounting Height

The boat now is out of the water. I will post pics later but some information so far: ⋅ Evinrude engines are 2009 E-TEC 130-HP 25-inch (E130DPXSES), the boat should have 20-inch, so a hijacker jack plate was added. From my measurements, this moved the outboards up about 3-inches. ⋅&nb...
by Don SSDD
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water pump impeller price and quality
Replies: 16
Views: 3572

Re: Water pump impeller price and quality

Judging by the reports of failures of new impellers after as little as 5 hours, it may be you have as big a risk of impeller failure by changing an impeller every year or 2 as by leaving it there for 5-10 years? You may get one of those bad new ones when you buy a new one more often? I use the quant...
by Don SSDD
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1994 Outrage Guardian 25 Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 12
Views: 4366

Re: 1994 Outrage Guardian 25 Engine Mounting Height

Thanks Phil. I'll get a pic of them, I think we'll pull the boat and check this out on the trailer to see what the options are. I'll send you an email too.

Don
by Don SSDD
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1994 Outrage Guardian 25 Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 12
Views: 4366

Re: 1994 Outrage Guardian 25 Engine Mounting Height

[I fixed the image orientation--jimh]

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Fig. 1. View of engine mounts at speed
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Cf.: http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL164/20 ... 036639.jpg
by Don SSDD
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1994 Outrage Guardian 25 Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 12
Views: 4366

1994 Outrage Guardian 25 Engine Mounting Height

I'm still trying to help my friend with his Guardian 25 with twin 2008 E-TEC 130-HP engines. We use it as a rescue boat and it sees little use. The boat has a jack plate so no "holes up" reference point. I was out in it today, the outboards run deep, on plane you can't see any of the anti-...
by Don SSDD
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SeaFoam and Marine Engines
Replies: 15
Views: 2953

Re: SeaFoam and Marine Engines

Jim, I watched a youtube video on exactly how the etec direct injection 2 stroke injector and combustion chamber works, it is fascinating. I do not believe there is any other direct injected 2 stroke besides the BRP? This DI uses a port, not an intake and exhaust valve? The Direct Injection in a 4 s...
by Don SSDD
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SeaFoam and Marine Engines
Replies: 15
Views: 2953

Re: SeaFoam and Marine Engines

Sorry Jim, I was confused in that the 2 + 4 product is a fuel stabilizer, I was thinking it was the Evinrude Fuel System Cleaner. My apologies. I use Sea Foam as a fuel system cleaner. Your information regarding how a direct injection outboard differs from a non direct inject outboard said: The fuel...
by Don SSDD
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SeaFoam and Marine Engines
Replies: 15
Views: 2953

Re: SeaFoam and Marine Engines

Thanks Jim, I did track down the MSDS for both. Sea Foam is: 12/05/2016 SAFETY DATA SHEET Hydrocarbon blend < 95%; Isopropanol 67-63-0 < 25% Evinrude 2+4 Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated light 25-40% Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated middle 50-70% Mixed Butylated phenol 1-2% Evinrude 2+4 ha...
by Don SSDD
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Tilt Position for Outboard Engine in Saltwater
Replies: 7
Views: 1597

Re: Tilt Position for Outboard Engine in Saltwater

My posting was to inquire if outboard owners who had purchased 2008 E-TEC 130-HP outboards had experienced a higher level of maintenance and repair than was usual or expected. For instance, owners of the Envinrude Ficht models had significant problems and these outboards have had a very bad reputati...
by Don SSDD
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SeaFoam and Marine Engines
Replies: 15
Views: 2953

Re: SeaFoam and Marine Engines

Thanks for the replies. What are the differences between: -- Sea Foam --Evinrude 2+4 Fuel Condition, and --Evinrude Fuel System Cleaner? Sea Foam also acts as a fuel stabilizer. I see what Jim is saying about Direct Injection. In automobiles most new vehicles are now direct injection. With direct in...
by Don SSDD
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year
Replies: 4
Views: 1883

Re: Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year

Great to see old fashioned service still exists and you are lucky to have this business in your area Jim. 100 years is a long time.
by Don SSDD
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Tilt Position for Outboard Engine in Saltwater
Replies: 7
Views: 1597

Tilt Position for Outboard Engine in Saltwater

[A shop to which a friend has taken his Evinrude E-TEC engines for service has told the friend that] E-TEC engines should not be not be stored with the engines tilted up when the boat is in the water; and that the engines should be stored down. The reason for this is water inside the E-TEC engine ca...
by Don SSDD
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SeaFoam and Marine Engines
Replies: 15
Views: 2953

SeaFoam and Marine Engines

My friend has two 2008 Evinrude E-TEC 130-HP engines on a GUARDIAN 25. He has been having many problems with the E-TEC engines. The shop he takes them to says that SeaFoam is not good to use in a marine environment. I love SeaFoam in gasoline fuel, and I have used it since 2003 in a 1998 Mercury 90-...
by Don SSDD
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Replacement and Re-rigging Project
Replies: 4
Views: 1655

Re: Fuel Tank Replacement and Re-rigging Project

Boston Whaler boats with aluminum tanks were all installed with foam. They last as long as 20 to 30-years, or longer. I'm guessing your problem with corrosion was electrolysis from poor grounding. You might think it could be the wrong foam was used on the tank replacement but not sure how that could...
by Don SSDD
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Replacement and Re-rigging Project
Replies: 4
Views: 1655

Re: Fuel Tank Replacement / Re-rigging Project...

Was the filler neck grounded to the tank? Was it a wire filled marine grade fill hose?
Don
by Don SSDD
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 17 Montauk v. 18 Outrage
Replies: 12
Views: 4485

Re: 17 Montauk v. 18 Outrage

Whatever 15-foot or 17-foot boat you buy will be illegal and too powerful for a 10-year-old to operate alone. TBuy a 17-footer for the room and comfort for the four adults use. I'd expect the 15-footer would be as fast or faster than a 17-footer. Or buy whatever 15- or 17-footer you find first that ...
by Don SSDD
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: iPhone Marine GPS app for use on land?
Replies: 0
Views: 2178

iPhone Marine GPS app for use on land?

I was looking for an iPhone 8 app for planning a trip while not on my Whaler. I have a Raymarine MFD with Navionics on the boat if that makes any difference.

What are the recommended software options for using my iPhone on land to plan a marine trip?

Thanks,
Don
by Don SSDD
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: !986 Outrage 18 Transom Hole Filling
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: !986 Outrage 18 Transom Hole Filling

Thanks Jim.