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by Don SSDD
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: !986 Outrage 18 Transom Hole Filling
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: !986 Outrage 18 Transom Hole Filling

Thanks Jim.
by Don SSDD
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: !986 Outrage 18 Transom Hole Filling
Replies: 3
Views: 111

!986 Outrage 18 Transom Hole Filling

My boat had a Humminbird fish finder transducer wire installed via a 3/4 inch hole drilled through the transom a few inches above the water line. What is the recommended way to fill this permanently? I replaced the transducer and put the wire over the transom instead of through it. I thought of fill...
by Don SSDD
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Fibreglass Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 99

1986 Outrage 18 Fibreglass Repair

My Outrage has a bad crack under the rub rail on the starboard side, the rub rail is busted (there and several other places) and I am replacing it with a new rub rail from Barbour. The vertical area the rub rail base sits on has a crack and about a 3 inch piece of the surface fibreglass is loose. I ...
by Don SSDD
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Fuel System Ground Wiring on c.1986 OUTRAGE
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Fuel System Ground Wiring on c.1986 OUTRAGE

The tab on my fuel tank cap, where the hose to the outboard connects, is broken off. Could I connect my ground to one the the screws that hold that plate onto the tank? Or some other suggestion?

Thanks,
Don
by Don SSDD
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Fuel System Ground Wiring on c.1986 OUTRAGE
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Fuel System Ground Wiring on c.1986 OUTRAGE

If you are asking about a dedicated tab welded onto the fuel tank just for the vent fitting, I don't recall if there is such a tab on the typical Boston Whaler aluminum fuel tank made by Florida Marine Tanks. This is what I was asking about, so thanks for the clarification. I have seen in practice ...
by Don SSDD
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Fuel System Ground Wiring on c.1986 OUTRAGE
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Fuel System Ground Wiring on c.1986 OUTRAGE

I do not see a tab for the ground wire to attach to near the vent tube in front of the console. What are my choices for attaching a ground wire in this area? Has anyone solved this problem before? Could I fasten a hose clamp at the base of the vent tube and attach my ground wire to the hose clamp? T...
by Don SSDD
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Rub Rail Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 Rub Rail Replacement

Thanks, I'll try that.
by Don SSDD
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Rub Rail Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 130

1986 Outrage 18 Rub Rail Replacement

My existing rub rail base was installed with one piece on the starboard side and one piece on the port side from the stern corners where they meet at the bow. Can I replace these 2 pieces of base with one piece of base from stern corner to stern corner and no join at the bow?

Thanks,
Don
by Don SSDD
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Fuel Fill and Tank Vent Hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 Fuel Fill and Tank Vent Hoses

A Permatex type RTV gasket maker type sealant is resistant to petroleum products and at the moment, we can still get ethanol free gas Jim, premium only. I also have some liquid electrical tape Phil, but the RTV is more flexible so I'll see which of those products that may work.
by Don SSDD
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Fuel Fill and Tank Vent Hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 Fuel Fill and Tank Vent Hoses

I'm installing my new fuel line.

Is there a sealant I could use on the cut edges and ends of the fuel line to seal the metal?

I thought [sealing the cut ends of the fuel hoses] may help to keep [the metal in the hoses] from rusting.

JB Weld? A good RTV?

Thanks,
Don
by Don SSDD
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Fuel Fill and Tank Vent Hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 267

1986 Outrage 18 Fuel Fill and Tank Vent Hoses

[The fuel fill line and tank vent hoses on a 1986 OUTRAGE 18] definitely needed replacing. To get the fuel fill hose out was a fight. The rubber was rotted so badly and the metal inside the rubber was very rusted. http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL164/2040090/3952594/413914181.jpg http://pic20.pictur...
by Don SSDD
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Adding Image to Post
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Adding Image to Post

The details are important. I'll post this in the forum, you can delete my tests.

Thanks,
Don
by Don SSDD
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Adding Image to Post
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Adding Image to Post

Image
by Don SSDD
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Adding Image to Post
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Adding Image to Post

[IMG}http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL164/2040090/3952594/413914181.jpg[/IMG]

Fixed one bad bracket but still have one bad one left--jimh
by Don SSDD
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Adding Image to Post
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Adding Image to Post

[IMG}http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL164/2040090/3952594/413914181.jpg{/IMG]

Same problem. Posting it twice does not fix anything.--jimh
by Don SSDD
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Adding Image to Post
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Adding Image to Post

Test to see if I'm doing this correctly. I have a Picturetrail hosting pics. [IMG}http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL164/2040090/3952594/413914181.jpg{IMG] | | The problem is the right bracket is wrong. And the at the end the left bracket it wrong --jimh
by Don SSDD
Wed May 23, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yamaha V8 425-HP 5.6-liter Direct-injection Engine
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Yamaha V8 425-HP 5.6-liter Direct-injection Engine

At 999-lbs per engine and with three engines, how much weight for a full tank of fuel for this setup?
by Don SSDD
Mon May 21, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Adding Image to Post
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: How to post picture

How do I post a picture?
by Don SSDD
Mon May 21, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Fuel System Ground Wiring on c.1986 OUTRAGE
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Fuel System Ground Wiring on c.1986 OUTRAGE

Thanks for the detailed information. I am using the original mechanical fuel level gauge which is under the clear plastic cover [on the cockpit deck] behind the console.
by Don SSDD
Mon May 21, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1986 OUTRAGE 18: Dash Panel Red Lamps; Fuel Hose Diameter
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: c.1986 OUTRAGE 18: Dash Panel Red Lamps; Fuel Hose Diameter

The fuel line from the tank to the outboard was original USCG 1986, it was pretty crusty. I'm sure the fill line and vent line are also original. RED BUTTON--did Boston Whaler boats of c.1986 have an emergency power shut-off switch? There are only two conductors on the back of the RED BUTTON [now ca...
by Don SSDD
Mon May 21, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Beautiful detailed work and photos, better than when new from the factory. You have a lot of talent.
Don
by Don SSDD
Mon May 21, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Fuel System Ground Wiring on c.1986 OUTRAGE
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Fuel System Ground Wiring on c.1986 OUTRAGE

[Should I run] a 10-AWG green wire from the filler (A) to the vent (B) to the fuel tank itself at a welded-on tab in the aft portion (C), to the circular fuel withdrawal plate where the fuel pick-up fittings and hoses attach (D), and last to the negative battery terminal (E)? On the machine screw, I...
by Don SSDD
Sun May 20, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Fuel System Ground Wiring on c.1986 OUTRAGE
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Fuel System Ground Wiring on c.1986 OUTRAGE

I've not seen a transom mounted bronze electrode. The wire at the filler neck is heavy gauge green, so any other wire connected originally by Whaler would have been the same wire as that? What did the wire from the vent area connect with? The metal tab I mention at the stern area where the fuel line...
by Don SSDD
Sun May 20, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Where to get Drain Plug
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: Where to get Drain Plug

There may be nothing wrong with the plug you have, maybe you just need to tighten it the way Jim said.
by Don SSDD
Sun May 20, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Fuel System Ground Wiring on c.1986 OUTRAGE
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Fuel System Ground Wiring on c.1986 OUTRAGE

In replacing the fuel lines and doing some electrical [on a 1986 Boston Whaler boat] I have a question on ground wires; I get ground from the negative side of the battery for the electrical system. What ground wires should I be seeing for the fuel tank? There is a wire from the filler to the top of ...
by Don SSDD
Sun May 20, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1986 OUTRAGE 18: Dash Panel Red Lamps; Fuel Hose Diameter
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: c.1986 OUTRAGE 18: Dash Panel Red Lamps; Fuel Hose Diameter

I meant to add, I am replacing the fuel lines, they are all pretty ugly looking, flaking and the filler is hard and cracked.
by Don SSDD
Sun May 20, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1986 OUTRAGE 18: Dash Panel Red Lamps; Fuel Hose Diameter
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 fuel lines and lights and switches

Thanks for the reply. That fuel filler hose bends 90-degrees and looks like a bit of muscle was needed to install it. Is there anything inside that hose to keep it from collapsing? Or does the marine hose have enough bend-ability to work without additional support? The vent hose has a spring on the ...
by Don SSDD
Sun May 20, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Divorce Forces Boat Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 807

Re: Divorce Forces Boat Sale

No boats involved but a local Nova Scotia company sued Aeroflot, the Russian airline and won but couldn't get them to pay. So the NS company seized an Aeroflot flight. I thought that took guts considering how Russians deal with people they don't like. https://www.apnews.com/6e8ab3313a79f2a95643e9a94...
by Don SSDD
Sat May 19, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1986 OUTRAGE 18: Dash Panel Red Lamps; Fuel Hose Diameter
Replies: 9
Views: 336

c.1986 OUTRAGE 18: Dash Panel Red Lamps; Fuel Hose Diameter

RED BUTTONS AND LAMPS On a 1986 Outrage 18 dashboard there is a red plastic button under the wheel in a panel. Under the remote shift lever there are two red lamps. What are they for? I'm adding an electrical panel. Were these lamps and buttons stock? What are they for? [This 1986 OUTRAGE 18] origin...
by Don SSDD
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Bow Chock Removal
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 Bow Chock Removal

Thanks Jim.
Don
by Don SSDD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Bow Chock Removal
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 Bow Chock Removal

Thanks Phil.
by Don SSDD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Bow Chock Removal
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 Bow Chock Removal

Thanks Jim, I was not familiar with marinium, it just looked like aluminum to me. After your post, I googled the word and found out what it was and also found this old post. http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/003272.html My stern rub rail caps are made from the same material as well as the ha...
by Don SSDD
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Bow Chock Removal
Replies: 6
Views: 501

1986 Outrage 18 Bow Chock Removal

[On a 1986 Boston Whaler OUTRAGE 18 boat is] the aluminum bow chock held on with a bolt and nut? In trying to remove [aluminum bow chock on my 1986 OUTRAGE 18 boat to permit] replacement [of the] rub rail, the fasteners broke off and appear to be bolts. Is there a nut inside the hull? Can I drill an...
by Don SSDD
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Re: BEARCAT 85-HP Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: Bearcat 85-HP Engines

I have a friend who has [a Bearcat engine] on a stand, I don't remember what HP. It was re-built by a pro years ago and never started.
by Don SSDD
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Rub Rail Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 Rub Rail Replacement

Thanks Ken.
by Don SSDD
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Survives Mud Slide in California
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Boston Whaler Survives Mud Slide in California

Boat is surprisingly intact considering the bend in the trailer tongue and the chunk out of the side of the boat.
by Don SSDD
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Rub Rail Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 372

1986 Outrage 18 Rub Rail Replacement

I've read the reference on this subject and found kits at Twin Cities and Specialty at $425 to$450. They've gone up a lot from the amount they were when Jim did the reference articles, about triple. Any there other options that work and cost less? My vinyl base is busted in several places, very brit...
by Don SSDD
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Advantages of Built-in GNSS and AIS Receivers in VHF Marine Band Radios
Replies: 21
Views: 1644

Re: Advantages of Built-in GNSS and AIS Receivers in VHF Marine Band Radios

Standard Horizon are bring out NMEA 2000 for a GX 6000 and GX 6500. I searched those numbers and found both on backorder for US$670 and US$1,070. Out of my price range for a VHF.
by Don SSDD
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
Replies: 49
Views: 4439

Re: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation

Read in today's paper they expect to remain in Montreal due to ice until March. A lot of early ice caught them off guard, usually no problem getting out in December, according to the article.
by Don SSDD
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Advantages of Built-in GNSS and AIS Receivers in VHF Marine Band Radios
Replies: 21
Views: 1644

Re: Advantages of Built-in GNSS and AIS Receivers in VHF Marine Band Radios

Thanks Jim, we have a boat show coming up in Halifax, I'll be having a run around there to see what products are available. We also have a good marine shop that sell a lot on line, good prices, The Binnacle. I like the Raymarine, but not spending US$2300 on a chartplotter/MFD. It seems to me the NME...
by Don SSDD
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Advantages of Built-in GNSS and AIS Receivers in VHF Marine Band Radios
Replies: 21
Views: 1644

Re: Advantages of Built-in GNSS and AIS Receivers in VHF Marine Band Radios

Thanks Jim, I can see your advice of not being able to connect the Standard Horizon to the Raymarine is good advice. I'll have to rethink my hardware.
by Don SSDD
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Advantages of Built-in GNSS and AIS Receivers in VHF Marine Band Radios
Replies: 21
Views: 1644

Re: Advantages of Built-in GNSS and AIS Receivers in VHF Marine Band Radios

Thanks Jim, very helpful. The Standard Horizon GX2200 was one I was looking at. I also like the Raymarine Chartplotters, the Axiom 7 or A78, I had a Raymarine on the 1991, so I'd like to get something I am used to already.
by Don SSDD
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Advantages of Built-in GNSS and AIS Receivers in VHF Marine Band Radios
Replies: 21
Views: 1644

Advantages of Built-in GNSS and AIS Receivers in VHF Marine Band Radios

Jim--I like the AIS and GPS feature for the VHF radio. If I get a chartplotter which displays AIS on the chart, is there a need and benefit for this feature on the VHF radio? I am in the market for both the VHF and the chartplotter, so just wondering: [is there is a need for or is there is a benefit...
by Don SSDD
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Market for Outboard Engine Re-powering
Replies: 15
Views: 1840

Re: The Market for Outboard Engine Re-powering

Boats and cars are all adding "bells and whistles" and each new thing adds weight. Everyone seems to be buying SUV's and pickups with ever increasing weights, but there is a trend to reducing weight in cars and trucks (F150's with 6 cyl turbo instead of a V8) via smaller turbo blocks, addi...
by Don SSDD
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk Total Weight on Trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Montauk Weight

If you have a trailer now, I'd weigh the setup, rather than speculate. The trailer sites have their dry weights listed, check that out before buying one.
by Don SSDD
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
Replies: 49
Views: 4439

Re: How I Spent Christmas Vacation

Happy New Year, still there. Must need a tug.
by Don SSDD
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Mercury 150 FOURSTROKE Engine Gauges
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Mercury 150 FOURSTROKE Engine Gauges

And the sensor and the gauge have to match each other for an electrical gauge, they measure via a range of resistance at each end. At least that's the way the older non mechanical gauges work.
by Don SSDD
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Possible Purchase 1996 21’ Outrage
Replies: 13
Views: 1476

Re: Possible Purchase 1996 21’ Outrage

You'd never have guessed it was used commercially from the pics, pretty clean looking unit.