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by number9
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18: Engine Height
Replies: 9
Views: 3339

Re: 1986 Outrage Classic 18 foot - engine height

Where are you seeing the transom height of an OUTRAGE 18 specified as 26.1-inches? I am not seeing that concerning the Outrage 18. Transom height is the nomenclature Honda used to denote shaft length. Honda BF130 Owners Manual has the specs. for the actual length of the L & X shafts. X shaft le...
by number9
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18: Engine Height
Replies: 9
Views: 3339

Re: 1986 Outrage Classic 18 foot - engine height

It is mounted 1 hole up now and I can't see the anti-ventilation plate at all when on plane.

I would mount at max height since OM specs indicate transom height is 26.1". Should be the two holes up Marko888 recommended.
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by number9
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Volvo Penta involvement in Seven Marine
Replies: 4
Views: 1880

Re: Impact of Volvo Penta involvement in Seven Marine

Didn't realize Volvo Penta was reentering the outboard motor segment. Thanks for the information.
by number9
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Spindle
Replies: 8
Views: 3847

Re: Trailer Spindle

I would clean up the spindles and check for significant pitting of sealing surface. Make a judgement call and if decision is to go for it as is keep a closer eye on the wheels and evidence of grease leaking out. New hubs/bearings unlikely to be damaged and the extra seals would be on hand if axle re...
by number9
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine for 1986 11-footer
Replies: 11
Views: 3638

Re: Engine for 1986 11-footer

Apparently there [are] federal regs that the manufacturers use to derive the rating differences for tiller steer versus remote steering.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/33/183.53
by number9
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Using Crouch's Formula to Predict Waterlogged Hull
Replies: 6
Views: 2799

Re: Using Crouch's Formula to Predict Waterlogged Hull

hull factor of 180 Good factor for me when used for a 18 Outrage. Hull factor not much of a wild card. I was wondering if it might be possible to predict water in a hull based on this formula and solving for weight There are too many other ways to easily/economically check weight and compare agains...
by number9
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 16 DAUNTLESS: Sell or Re-power
Replies: 22
Views: 7872

Re: 2001 16 DAUNTLESS: Sell or Re-power

the boat stays on a mooring in Boston Harbor Bottom paint will reduce your WOT speed some but not down to what you reported. What's your RPM at WOT? If not near recommended it would indicate rigging or engine problems. Others are reporting 40+ speeds with 115hp and I would think you should be in at...
by number9
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 16 DAUNTLESS: Sell or Re-power
Replies: 22
Views: 7872

Re: 2001 16 DAUNTLESS: Sell or Re-power

however can be a bit of a dog... tops out currently at 26-27 with a full tank and myself
Before spending a fortune to repower I'd recommend looking at changing your engine mounting height and prop. The speeds you're reporting don't match the boat/power and it should be in the 30s.
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by number9
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: photobucket - 3rd party linking $399 per year
Replies: 6
Views: 2487

Re: photobucket - 3rd party linking $399 per year

Indeed they're a rather rude bunch to dump on so many individuals and communities. May they soon crater.

Whether free or paid, users of all hosting or cloud services should be aware of the risks of permanently loosing items stored.
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by number9
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 13' Engine Mounting Height Recommendation - 25hp
Replies: 3
Views: 2627

Re: 13' Engine Mounting Height Recommendation - 25hp

jimh, Thanks for the good info on the deep splash well and explaining that/why the drain will be under water. The photo you added does show the type of lift bracket. A wooden pad will be added to the lift bracket(s) to hang and clamp the motor. The pad will be on the forward face of the lift bracket...
by number9
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 13-footer, 30-HP; Propeller Ventilates
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

Re: 13-footer, 30-HP; Propeller Ventilates

How many increments of 0.75-inch--the hole spacing--is the engine mounted above the lowest position? Most small tiller steer OBs have clamp on brackets and basically only have one mounting height. They do not use the typical four hole mounting that allows for easy adjustment. It does sound like the...
by number9
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 13' Engine Mounting Height Recommendation - 25hp
Replies: 3
Views: 2627

13' Engine Mounting Height Recommendation - 25hp

I'm selling my 25hp 4-stoke Yamaha long shaft to a friend with an older 13' with a 15" transom. His Whaler already has a two piece lift bracket installed similar to the one linked below. http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/cetaceaPage56.html http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/images/...
by number9
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 13: Bimini Top Frame Anchor Point
Replies: 15
Views: 4577

Re: SPORT 13: Bimini Top Frame Anchor Point

I'd also recommend to use slide mounts versus fixed.
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by number9
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: O-rings for Oil side of VRO2 OMS pump
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Re: O-rings for Oil side of VRO2 OMS pump

O-ring may be and certainly appears to be 22 but since seal 19 is not included it would wise not to disassemble that side. If already apart I'd want to replace 19 too. Their note also says you'll have parts left over.
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by number9
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude iDOCK
Replies: 8
Views: 4099

Re: Evinrude iDOCK

[A sidebar discussion of proper form of iDock has been deleted; the proper form has been determined to be iDOCK in headlines and iDock in text--jimh]
by number9
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New owner, old boat
Replies: 11
Views: 3167

Re: New owner, old boat

The Hull Identification Number (HIN) takes three forms in the Boston Whaler boat: the stenciled serial number, the metal tag, the embossed number. Numbering of the hull was initially voluntary but after November 1972 became a Federal requirement. As suggested the format on the title is likely one o...
by number9
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: IPX Water Ingress Protection Ratings
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

Re: IPX Water Ingress Protection Ratings

One thing to note about the rating and certification process is that with devices like mobile phones the IP tests are conducted under lab conditions while the phone is in standby mode, so there's a much greater chance it won't stand up as well if you attempt to take pictures underwater. And all rat...
by number9
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engraved Engine Mounting Plate
Replies: 7
Views: 2514

Re: Engraved Engine Mounting Plate

Any number of shops could do the engraving.


http://www.vancemfg.com/untitled16.html

Purchase blank and have engraved locally or vendor will do it on 10+ orders. Group buy or sell on eBay?
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by number9
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 180 Dauntless In Following Seas
Replies: 11
Views: 4230

Re: 180 Dauntless In Following Seas

what do you mean by "bow down" in rough seas? Generally you do want to keep your bow up in rough seas particularly when meeting waves head-on. One can usually be safe to lower the bow some when in a following sea and when you crest a following wave your stern is likely to ride a bit highe...
by number9
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Trailer Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 2534

Re: Boat Trailer Wheels

Don't believe this should be a significant concern for most members when having their trailer tires balanced. As long as the balancer uses a properly sized centering device there is no real advantage to a lug-centric adapter. Have never been a tire tech per se but did work in gas stations in a past ...