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by Don SSDD
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SeaFoam and Marine Engines
Replies: 15
Views: 194

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: 194

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: 194

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: 101

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: 194

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: 247

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: 101

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: 194

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: 171

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: 171

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: 11
Views: 665

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: 93

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: 259

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: 259

!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: 184

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: 808

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: 808

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: 808

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: 184

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: 184

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: 415

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: 415

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: 415

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: 1388

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: 1388

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: 1388

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: 1388

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: 1388

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: 690

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: 1388

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: 808

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: 482

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 - Baystar Steering
Replies: 102
Views: 9770

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: 808

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: 808

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: 633

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: 808

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: 482

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: 482

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: 892

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: 482

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: 684

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: 684

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: 684

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: 684

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: 1045

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: 446

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: 1707

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: 446

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...