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by floater
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Life with my Carburetor Mercury-Yamaha FourStroke (continued)
Replies: 16
Views: 12436

Re: Life with my carbureted Mercury/Yamaha FourStroke (continued)

I have a Mercury 200 hp 1991. Not sure if it is a Mercury or Yamaha Power head. I would like to balance my carbs as well. Where do you plug in your lines for your tester? I've tried to look it up but can't find any info. Thanks and glad it worked out for you.
by floater
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Running Fuel Tank Dry
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Running Fuel Tank Dry

I run my engine until it starts to stumble, then shift the engine to neutral, and switch over to a second tank.

On my 1988 Revenge 20 W-T the double fuel pick-up tubes are about an inch above the bottom of the tank, so the tank never truly runs dry.
by floater
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury Oil Remote Tank Caps
Replies: 11
Views: 2017

Re: Mercury Oil Remote Tank Caps

On my 1991 Mercury 200 two stroke my large on boat oil tank swelled up like a balloon one time. Turns out the check valve on the motor had failed and wouldn't allow the main oil tank to depressurize. I too tighten my oil tank caps with a large oil filter wrench. The tightened oil tank caps do seem t...
by floater
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP
Replies: 37
Views: 1572

Re: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP

I took out the boat (a 1988 Revenge 20 WT) for a lake test today. The 1991 Mercury 200 ran better than it ever has. The Mercury 200-HP engine fired-up immediately. Previously engine start usual took a few cranks to get her going. Now it fires right up on the first crank. Acceleration from a standing...
by floater
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP
Replies: 37
Views: 1572

Re: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP

I saw a few posts on a Mercury owners website that talked about Sierra being a seller of Mallory switch boxes. I installed the two new switch boxes today and my 1991 Frankenstein Mercury 200-HP fired right up! The alarm is no longer sounding and I was able to rev the motor beyond 2000-RPM for the br...
by floater
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP
Replies: 37
Views: 1572

Re: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP

Sierra-brand Switch Box modules are made by Mallory. Mallory has been making engine electronics for decades and is a leader in the automotive industry.

Yes biggiefi you did mention that in a previous post.
by floater
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP
Replies: 37
Views: 1572

Re: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP

I did more testing today to find out why the 1991 Mercury 200-HP engine is signalling an alarm with a BEEP BEEP BEEP: ⋅ I ran a pressure test on all six cylinders; they are all showing 110-PSI. I believe this rules out any internal damage caused by overheat. ⋅ I tested the resist...
by floater
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP
Replies: 37
Views: 1572

Re: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP

I have the Seloc service manual for Mercury engines By shorting the two wires running into the alarm module from the Motion Sensor I thought I could trigger an oil alarm and this appeared to happen as the alarm went off and wouldn't stop till I turned the key off. I've replaced the Motion Sensor and...
by floater
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP
Replies: 37
Views: 1572

Re: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP

I was playing with the motor again this evening. I shorted the blue-white wire from the Motion Sensor to the block, and with the key in the run position, engine off, and the alarm started beeping. I replaced the motion sensor with a new one and the alarm still goes off with the engine running. The w...
by floater
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP
Replies: 37
Views: 1572

Re: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP

I wasn't aware you could order just the speaker-alarm. I thought it was part of the main wiring bundle. I will look it up and see. Thanks for the tip
by floater
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP
Replies: 37
Views: 1572

Re: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP

The little speaker under the console is breaking up when beeping. [The little speaker under the console] is making a multiple beep beep beep sounds. There is no steady beeeeeep sound. The aural alert under the console sounds like it's broken, like old speakers used to [sound] when they dried out and...
by floater
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP
Replies: 37
Views: 1572

Re: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP

I have the service manual for this Mercury motor. I have read and re-read it several times now. My alarm is a constant BEEP BEEP BEEP but it sounds like it is breaking up like [there is] interference in the beep sound or the speaker surface itself may be cracked. I have been doing all the testing on...
by floater
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP
Replies: 37
Views: 1572

Re: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP

I replaced that check valve last season with a new one. I read that I should pre-mix a portable boat fuel tank with gasoline and oil at a ratio of 50:1 and run the engine on the lake. If I put a mark on the oil tank and the level goes down I can ascertain if the oil pump is actually working. I will ...
by floater
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP
Replies: 37
Views: 1572

Re: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP

I took off the oil pump again and spun it with a drill while holding the [lever linked to the throttle] in the full throttle position. No oil came out the outlet side at all. Q: does the onboard oil tank, mounted to the motor, actually need to have pressure in it to get the oil to flow to the pump? ...
by floater
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP
Replies: 37
Views: 1572

Re: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP

Great idea on the oil linkage. I will attempt that tonight. I am planning on swapping out the new temperature switch first as it's the cheapest at 58 bucks. If that doesn't help I will put in the oil pump shaft motion sensor at 156 bucks! I neither of these help I will disconnect the oil system for ...
by floater
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP
Replies: 37
Views: 1572

Re: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP

Thanks for the detailed input. The oil drive shaft has a sleeve on it that connects to the oil pump. This sleeve has a small black magnetic circle on it. It is from this magnet that the signal of the spinning shaft is picked up by the motion sensor. I removed the oil pump today and spun it with a dr...
by floater
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP
Replies: 37
Views: 1572

Re: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP

[The component I was calling the "oil warning module" is shown on the Mercury OEM service manual] diagram as CALLOUT 10 "electrical sensor." On a Mercury parts catalogue it's also called a "Warning Module Assembly." I first disconnected the motion sensor CALLOUT 9 on [t...
by floater
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1985 Yamaha 40 Replacement Key for Ignition Key Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: 1985 Yamaha 40 Replacement Key for Ignition Key Switch

[To get a replacement key for the ignition key switch on the remote control of a 1985 Yamaha 40-HP engine] go to a Yamaha dealership with the serial number of the outboard engine. I lost the keys for my Mercury and the dealership told me there are only seven different keys. With the serial number th...
by floater
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: REVENGE 22 W-T Using Two 22-gallon On-Deck Tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: REVENGE 22 W-T Using Two 22-gallon On-Deck Tanks

I have a 1988 Revenge 20 W-T. When my fuel tank developed a leak I ran two topside fuel tanks for about a year with no problem. I made a raised deck in the aft end of the cockpit in place of the bench seat. Both tanks fit on the raised deck and are secured in place. I still take a tank with me now, ...
by floater
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP
Replies: 37
Views: 1572

1991 Mercury 200 HP BEEP BEEP BEEP

My 1991 Mercury 200-HP engine has been setting off a BEEP BEEP BEEP aural alert. I've have been throwing parts at [the engine hoping to fix the BEEP BEEP BEEP aural alert]. Here is what has been done: ⋅ I changed out the two thermostats and the impeller as a precaution. ⋅ There a...
by floater
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outrage 22 WD Super Console T-Top Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: Outrage 22 WD Super Console T-Top Cover

Thanks for the info on the Aerospace 303. I will go buy some this spring and re-treat my cover.
by floater
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outrage 22 WD Super Console T-Top Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: Outrage 22 WD Super Console T-Top Cover

Does your cover leak when it's raining? I too have a sunbrella cover that is snapped in place. Everytime it rains the boat gets water in it. I tried treating the cover but it didn't work.
by floater
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 1915

Re: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement

Any competent hydraulic hose company could bend you a new longer metal end with the appropriate flare . I wouldn't even use the double crimp and just go with stainless steel hose clamps.
by floater
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 1915

Re: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement

Those are double crimped on connectors from rubber to metal hoses. They are used widely in many applications. I had the same problem with leaks on my GMC Yukons. Up here in Canada Princess Auto can make you new hoses or just sell you the metal ends and the crimps. Down there I believe you have Harbo...
by floater
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Verado power steering fluid mystery: where did it go?
Replies: 6
Views: 3656

Re: Verado power steering fluid mystery: where did it go?

[This three-year-old thread was revived by a spammer from India. The spammer just copied the original post and started the topic over again. The fake topic elicited a new reply. The spammer has been deleted. The real OP has never followed up with any further information about the VERADO steering flu...
by floater
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: HMCS St. John's Frigate
Replies: 4
Views: 2491

Re: HMCS St. John's Frigate

That would be me in my 1988 Revenge 20 WT. I tossed my phone to a guy in a zodiac to get a pic of the two boats together. My Revenge is rigged for Salmon fishing Lake Ontario.
by floater
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: HMCS St. John's Frigate
Replies: 4
Views: 2491

Re: HMCS St. John's Frigate

That is the Toronto Inner Harbor. Well over 120 Cranes in Operation now. Way too many Condos going up. Soon you won't be able to see the Lake from the north part of the City.
by floater
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: HMCS St. John's Frigate
Replies: 4
Views: 2491

HMCS St. John's Frigate

I was out salmon fishing on Monday and I saw the HMCS St. John's cruise by. Had to go in for a look and some pics. The Revenge sure looks small next to it! whaler1.jpg whaler2.jpg whaler.jpg [Moderator's note: identified pictures with figure numbers and added captions based on added information in f...
by floater
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: British Maritime Accident Report
Replies: 10
Views: 14438

Re: British Maritime Accident Report

I have a Richie compass aboard my Whaler. Didn't help me at all. When the fog rolls in during the salmon derby there could be upwards of a hundred boats out there at any time of the week. You are so busy watching the fog for other boats, the rods and the electronics you loose track of the compass as...
by floater
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: British Maritime Accident Report
Replies: 10
Views: 14438

Re: British Maritime Accident Report

Great write up. Very informative. They sure are unforgiving in their ruling. On lake Ontario I've been out in very heavy fog and even with the on board gps, a hand held gps and maps I was lost the whole time and just kept turning circles trying to get back to shore. Looks like the heavy fog caused a...
by floater
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1987 Revenge 20 Transom Weight
Replies: 13
Views: 12437

Re: 1987 Revenge 20 Transom Weight

This is the info I got from Chuck. Boston Whaler did not assign a maximum engine weight at this time (no heavy four strokes around back then). This boat was designed around the capability of installing either a single engine or dual two strokes, though. Most of the 90 or 100 hp engines would have be...
by floater
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1987 Revenge 20 Transom Weight
Replies: 13
Views: 12437

Re: 1987 Revenge 20 Transom Weight

My Revenge is an older boat than most would have nowadays. I asked the pros at Boston Whaler and 610-lbs is what they told me to keep the weight at. I'm not really sure what the weight is in total on my boat with the two batteries, two down riggers, two 16-lbs weights, the hydraulic steering, the oi...
by floater
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Revenge 25 142-Gallon Fuel Tank Pickup
Replies: 7
Views: 7335

Re: Revenge 25 142 Gallon Fuel Pickup

On my 1988 Revenge 20 W-T, the fuel pick up was only a plate with two tubes running down close to the bottom of the tank with two mesh screens on the ends. Not much else to it. If you are starving for fuel at full throttle I'd say look elsewhere. Q2: Do you have a fuel water separator that may be to...
by floater
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1987 Revenge 20 Transom Weight
Replies: 13
Views: 12437

Re: 1987 Revenge 20 Transom Weight

A Yamaha F200 with the 130-lbs auxiliary engine would put around 620-lbs on the transom.
by floater
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1987 Revenge 20 Transom Weight
Replies: 13
Views: 12437

Re: 1987 Revenge 20 Transom Weight

I have a 1988 Revenge 20 W-T. I contacted Boston Whaler for advice on transom weight. They told me the transom would support about 610-lbs in total weight as the REVENGE 20 W-T was designed to hold two engines. My boat has a 1991 Mercury 200-HP two-stroke-power-cycle engine and a 2006 Mercury 15-HP ...
by floater
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Downside of Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 18
Views: 12518

Re: Downside of Hydraulic Steering

My original Helm filler cap had a weep hole in it. After I cross threaded that cap i ordered a new one without the weep hole. On very hot days it seems to seep around the rubber gasket under the filler cap. All is good though and works great.
by floater
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Downside of Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 18
Views: 12518

Re: Downside of Hydraulic Steering

I have the same Uflex on my Revenge. I keep two spare bottles of oil and my two water bottle and hoses bleeding system on board for such emergencies. Good thing you weren't way off shore.
by floater
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: De-watering Fuel Tank Cavity After Removal of all Foam
Replies: 2
Views: 6105

Re: De-watering Fuel Tank Cavity After Removal of all Foam

The pump used was purchased at Princess Auto. I believe you have Harbour Freight down there in the States. It's a simple 12 volt water pump. Costs between $70 to $100-Canadian. As you can now see in the photos, posted with the help of Phil T, all the foam was removed from around the tank. The tank i...
by floater
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: De-watering Fuel Tank Cavity After Removal of all Foam
Replies: 2
Views: 6105

De-watering Fuel Tank Cavity After Removal of all Foam

After having the fuel tank [on a REVENGE] submerged with rain water several times and getting the subsequent water intrusion into the gasoline, I added a 12-Volt-operated pump. This is the best mod I've ever done to my REVENGE. This modification was relatively inexpensive and has been in use now for...
by floater
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 20: Water in Fuel Tank
Replies: 25
Views: 12321

Re: 1986 Outrage 20: Water in Fuel Tank

On my 1988 Revenge 20 W-T I also had water in the fuel tank. After getting the fuel tank refurbished and coated with a urea based covering, I had water get into the gasoline again the following season. Turns out the gasket at the fuel pick-up plate was the cause. Water had gotten into the boat durin...
by floater
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid
Replies: 10
Views: 8500

Re: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

Great video. That boat looks like fun.

ASIDE ON NEW TOPIC: I'm wondering how you manage to sit on those wooden seats without killing your spine? Do they make seat cushions for these boats? My spinal arthritis kills me in my Revenge on a bumpy day.
by floater
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 DAUNTLESS 180 Ignition Key Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 5923

Re: 2005 DAUNTLESS 180 Ignition Key Switch

I just replaced the Mercury Key Switch on my 1988 Revenge 20 WT. The original switch had ten wires coming out the back and the replacement only had six. It was a very easy switch over. The wires on my original and the replacement matched color so it was simply a case of cut the original wire and sol...
by floater
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Ultrasonic Carburetor Cleaner
Replies: 4
Views: 3833

Re: Ultrasonic Carburetor Cleaner

That is the exact unit I purchased. Up here in Canada it cost 241 dollars Canadian!!!
by floater
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Ultrasonic Carburetor Cleaner
Replies: 4
Views: 3833

Ultrasonic Carburetor Cleaner

Recently I purchased an ultrasonic carburetor cleaner. My 2006 Mercury 15-HP engine had been running rough and stalling while trolling for salmon. I removed the carburetor and took it apart. I soaked the main body and all parts in the ultrasonic cleaner for five minutes. I could not believe all the ...
by floater
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 23 CONQUEST List to Port
Replies: 11
Views: 4632

Re: 23 CONQUEST List to Port

I took a look at which tab deploys when under way. It turns out it is the port Trim Tab that goes down into the water to correct my list to Port. On my dash I have to press the starboard button to deploy the Port Tab. I will dig up the installation instructions as I do remember them saying that I ne...
by floater
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 23 CONQUEST List to Port
Replies: 11
Views: 4632

Re: 23 CONQUEST List to Port

My on dash monitor shows the starboard tab deployed down into the water stream. But now that you mention you trim the opposite tab I remember the wiring instructions telling me to wire them backwards. The port toggle moves the starboard tab and vice versa. I will be going out fishing this evening an...
by floater
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 23 CONQUEST List to Port
Replies: 11
Views: 4632

Re: 23 CONQUEST List to Port

My Revenge 20 WT was also listing to Port when underway, from acceleration from a standing start to plane. I figured it was the combination of the 130-lbs auxiliary engine and the 50-lbs battery on the Port side. I installed the Lenco Trim Tabs, and they took care of the problem completely. I lower ...
by floater
Thu May 30, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Installing trim tabs on a 160 Dauntless
Replies: 15
Views: 14600

Re: Installing trim tabs on a 160 Dauntless

Great write up. I added trim tabs to my Revenge. It now runs like a different boat and has no more lean to port.
by floater
Thu May 23, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Japanese Whaler
Replies: 0
Views: 11709

Japanese Whaler

I was in Japan recently and came across a boat that looked like a centre console Whaler. It didn't have the name Boston Whaler on it but it had many of the characteristics.

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by floater
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VIKING SKY Engine Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 6240

Re: VIKING SKY Engine Problem

I wish my 1998 Tahoe had a low-oil shut off. The truck engine failed last week when the high pressure oil line popped off on the highway. A full rebuild is needed. ASIDE to Jim--if your Suburban has the two remote oil lines that go to the passenger side of the Radiator I suggest removing them and in...