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by Don SSDD
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 clam shell vents
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 clam shell vents

Thanks Phil.
by Don SSDD
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 clam shell vents
Replies: 3
Views: 44

1986 Outrage 18 clam shell vents

I’m replacing the anchor locker drain tube, I see no evidence there was ever a clam shell vent( if that’s the correct term) over it on the outside of the hull. Should there be? I checked my bilge drain tube on the starboard bottom and it has evidence there was a clam shell vent there, so I’ll instal...
by Don SSDD
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 50
Views: 811

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

The tires may be “new” based on looks/wear, but may not be new based on age. I’d stop frequently and check the temperature of the bearings and rubber (buy a cheap infrared temperature gun) and keep the speed down to say 60mph. Do you have the right size trailer ball on your hitch to match the one on...
by Don SSDD
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 BF130 Misfire, Surging, Bogging
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: 2001 BF130 Misfire, Surging, Bogging

Use fuel additive products endorsed by the engine manufacturer for your outboard engine. Don’t risk damage to a $15,000 engine from a $5 fuel elixir formulated for 1950 automobile engines. Gasoline itself is a very good solvent. Dosing gasoline with even more harsh solvents could be ill advised. Mo...
by Don SSDD
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 BF130 Misfire, Surging, Bogging
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: 2001 BF130 Misfire, Surging, Bogging

I’d also try running some sea foam through [the fuel system] or whatever [fuel system] cleaner you prefer.

Hook up a portable tank to your fuel line; it will take a lot of cleaner if you put the cleaner in your fuel tank in the boat.

Are you using ethanol free fuel?

And Stabilizer in the tank?
by Don SSDD
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 BF130 Misfire, Surging, Bogging
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: 2001 BF130 Misfire, Surging, Bogging

I have this outboard on my Outrage, I’d recommend you get the Honda shop manual, available from Honda dealers or from Honda on eBay and maybe Amazon. Don’t bother with a Clymer. As requested, post pics of the plugs you removed, if new plugs made a difference, the old ones must have been fouled. Figu...
by Don SSDD
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boston Whaler Boat Inventory and Sales
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: New Boston Whaler sales

Here in Nova Scotia the [new boat sales and inventory] are the same [as reported above for the U.S.A]. I thought boat and RV sales would fall off a cliff, but the dealers at are busier than they have ever been. And the Same for building supplies and concrete sales. I think the scale of government pa...
by Don SSDD
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Using Gray Fuel Hose When Replacing Fuel Lines
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Using Gray Fuel Hose When Replacing Fuel Lines

A prior thread, Modern Gray Fuel Hose: friend or foe? discusses the gray fuel hose problems with delaminating of the inside liner.
by Don SSDD
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Using Gray Fuel Hose When Replacing Fuel Lines
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Using Gray Fuel Hose When Replacing Fuel Lines

[This topic began as a sidebar in another thread on another topic. When the sidebar became longer than the original topic, I separated the sidebar into its own thread--jimh] I suggest [using] the gray marine fuel hose for fuel [supply line to the engine] and vent. [The gray marine fuel hose] is slig...
by Don SSDD
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Johnson 40 VRO Model Year; Stall at Idle
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Help with Johnson 40 VRO

How old are the fuel lines? If the fuel hoses are old they may be leaking air. Replace the fuel hose from tank to outboard. Does the engine have good power when running the boat, but only stalls at idle problem? If so, I’d change the spark plugs, and add SeaFoam or similar to your fuel and take it f...
by Don SSDD
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 50
Views: 811

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

What outboard does it have, age, hp, and brand? 2 stroke or 4 stroke? Trailer licensed and inspected (if you have that where you are)? Sounds like a good starter boat. As far as towing a couple of miles once you have the boat, on flatish ground, your sienna will tow the size boat you are looking at ...
by Don SSDD
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Unsinkable Can Be Valuable
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Unsinkable Can Be Valuable

Thanks for that Jim, very interesting to see how difficult it is to rescue people out of the water, even with a large swim platform, in daylight hours, and in a fairly calm sea. People who choose not to wear a life jacket and think they can put it on in the water need to practice that in the water. ...
by Don SSDD
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Additives
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: What additives are you putting in your fuel... If any?

For 15 years I have used SEAFOAM as a one a year cleaner for carburetors and valves. The alcohol types it contains do not absorb water like ethanol. I use ethanol-free gasoline fuel in my outboard, lawnmower, generator, any gasoline engine that sits around for periods of time. Ethanol gas is fine in...
by Don SSDD
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC
Replies: 57
Views: 2565

Re: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC

I think the costs of developing new engines, having them certified by EPA, is extremely expensive. As emission rules change or as manufacturers modify existing designs, a new emission approval is needed. If you look at world engine manufacturers like say Caterpillar or the auto manufacturers, they h...
by Don SSDD
Wed May 27, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC
Replies: 57
Views: 2565

Re: BRP abandoning Evinrude E-TEC

jimh wrote:I knew that Evinrude was only a small segment of the overall BRP business, but just shutting it down seems unbelievable.

Especially when you consider the money just invested for the G2 expansion. Maybe Mercury will take over the E-TEC.
by Don SSDD
Wed May 27, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC
Replies: 57
Views: 2565

Re: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC

Signing a deal with Mercury to supply outboards for their boat brands. Wow.
by Don SSDD
Wed May 06, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rub Rail Replacement Source and Installation
Replies: 22
Views: 958

Re: Rub Rail Replacement Source and Installation

The Robertson screw was used on the ford model t (likely those built in Canada?) back when the screws available were only the slot/straight screw, it was said to reduce the time building a T by hours. Henry tried to buy the patent from Robertson but he wouldn’t sell. Around that time the Phillips sc...
by Don SSDD
Wed May 06, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rub Rail Replacement Source and Installation
Replies: 22
Views: 958

Re: Rub Rail Replacement Source and Installation

Robertson screws with a square head are what we in Canada use, they have been in use for almost 100 years here. They have made their way into the US in recent years. The square heads means they can be installed with one hand since you don’t need to hold them on the end of the screwdriver with your f...
by Don SSDD
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: c.2007 210 Outrage Bilge, Power, Defects
Replies: 26
Views: 1303

Re: c.2007 210 Outrage Bilge, Power, Defects

ASIDE on a different boat and its stability in high seas when partially down flooded and with a heavy load: Our fire department rescue boat is a 1994 GUARDIAN with T-top and twin E-TEC 135-HP engines. The 1994 GUARDIAN has a large well just forward of the center console, covered by a [commercial typ...
by Don SSDD
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: E-TEC Engine: Maintenance History After Ten Seasons
Replies: 21
Views: 4939

Re: E-TEC Engine: Maintenance History After Ten Seasons

The etec injectors are now so sophisticated in the control of gasoline and oil injected into the combustion chamber, “ contaminating” the gasoline being introduced into the process does not seem sensible. It seems these unique injectors position the spray from the injectors into a specific location ...
by Don SSDD
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice

A1: Raymarine Axiom 7
A2: very happy with it. Second MFD, first was also Raymarine, sold it with the boat
A3: have had no experience with other brands.
by Don SSDD
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors
Replies: 10
Views: 1954

Re: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors

Now that’s quite an innovation. Would also make the boats very quiet to occupants.
by Don SSDD
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lake Michigan Water Level
Replies: 20
Views: 20590

Re: Lake Michigan Water Level

[Great Lakes water levels] could head for the levels of 1986 if this keeps up. Here on the [Nova Scotia] coast, based on my poor memory, our weather seems to be more extreme, periods of no rain followed by a large amount in one storm, high wind events more often, etc. We are also seeing more our oce...
by Don SSDD
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1971 16-footer 110-HP OMC V4
Replies: 23
Views: 13132

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: 20
Views: 20590

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: 8721

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: 29253

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: 25
Views: 11759

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: 4840

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: 4840

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: 4840

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: 6814

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: 6814

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: 10234

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: 14762

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: 2875

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: 7504

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: 5345

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: 5817

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: 5857

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: 4652

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: 1620

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: 39
Views: 27071

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: 39
Views: 27071

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: 10231

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: 4449

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: 4449

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: 10321

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: 11465

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: 11252

Re: 1985 Challenger 25 Makeover (continued)

Beautiful boat, wonderful work, congratulations. Don