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by floater
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 460

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: 460

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: 3013

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: 1216

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: 1216

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: 1216

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: 9702

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: 9702

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: 8529

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: 8529

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: 4926

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: 8529

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: 8529

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: 8551

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: 8551

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: 4239

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: 4239

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: 22
Views: 8099

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: 5685

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: 4138

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: 3277

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: 3277

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: 3703

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: 3703

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: 3703

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: 11316

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: 9173

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: 5078

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...
by floater
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1985 OUTRAGE 18 Bimini Height
Replies: 7
Views: 3123

Re: 1985 OUTRAGE 18 Bimini Height

Cut the front and middle poles a little shorter. Slide the front and middle, smaller, poles up higher. Lengthen the rear straps and tighten down the front ones. Should give you more height on the top for now.
by floater
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 170 Montauk Aft Bench Seat $1,195 in New Jersey
Replies: 4
Views: 2186

Re: 170 Montauk Aft Bench Seat $1,195 in New Jersey

Thanks for the info. I'm dreaming of using that space at the back of the Revenge for more storage for fishing instead of just a couch.
by floater
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 170 Montauk Aft Bench Seat $1,195 in New Jersey
Replies: 4
Views: 2186

Re: 170 Montauk Aft Bench Seat $1,195 in New Jersey

Would anyone know if this seat would fit a 1988 Revenge WT?
by floater
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Replacement and Re-rigging Project
Replies: 6
Views: 2275

Re: Fuel Tank Replacement and Re-rigging Project

When I rebuilt my tank on my 88 Revenge 20 WT I added a piece of clear hose and a ninety degree fitting and another hose onto that fitting that extends into the bilge area. After a rainfall I hook up a 12 volt pump and pump out the coffin area. Some times it takes almost 15 minutes of pumping to get...
by floater
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Refurbishment: 1992 E-Z-LOADER
Replies: 14
Views: 4734

Re: Trailer Refurbishment: 1992 E-Z-LOADER

I only use the turnbuckle as a back up against a failed strap or winch. It's worked great these past two years. Once the boat is winched up and the safety chain attached to the bow eye I fasten the turnbuckle and only turn it hand tight. No extra pressure on the eye this way
by floater
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Refurbishment: 1992 E-Z-LOADER
Replies: 14
Views: 4734

Re: Trailer Refurbishment: 1992 E-Z-LOADER

Great write up. I too need to upgrade my 1996 trailer. I'm looking at going to disk brake as i'm going to be replacing the actuator as well. When my winch failed two years ago a member here suggested I install a turnbuckle as a back up to a failed winch or strap. Did you do the same? When my winch f...
by floater
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Replacement and Re-rigging Project
Replies: 6
Views: 2275

Re: Fuel Tank Replacement / Re-rigging Project...

Start scraping that foam out with a spatula. When I did mine it all came out rather easily once tank was removed. After I got it all out I scrubbed and polished the coffin. Instead of using expanding foam I used those foam floor mats they put in children play areas.
by floater
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Installation without Foam
Replies: 12
Views: 3119

Re: Fuel Tank Installation without Foam

I reinstalled my rebuilt fuel tank on my 1988 Revenge WT without using expanding foam. I used the original retaining straps and multiple sheets of those foam pads that parents put on the floor of their kids play rooms. I cut them into strip and jammed them around the tank leaving space at the bottom...
by floater
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water Pressure Gauge
Replies: 7
Views: 2197

Re: Water Pressure Gauge

Mine went out as well on my Mercury 200. Replacing it was easy. Cost 70 bucks Canadian so should be about 10 bucks US:)
by floater
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1979 V-22 Outrage—Slow Fueling
Replies: 13
Views: 3255

Re: 1979 V-22 Outrage—Slow Fueling

When I replaced those two hoses on my Revenge I used a little bit of grease on the tank intake and the 90 degree fitting. Made [fitting the hose to the tank pipe] easier. A little bit of light sanding will clean up that corrosion. My boat had a green [bonding] wire attached to one of the nuts and ma...
by floater
Tue May 22, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Lenco Trim Tabs to be installed
Replies: 7
Views: 2358

Re: Lenco Trim Tabs to be installed

I took out the Revenge 20 W-T fishing this weekend with three extra passengers on board. The trim tabs performed as expected and advertised. The list to Port was gone and the boat ran smooth. I'm very happy with these tabs.
by floater
Thu May 10, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Lenco Trim Tabs to be installed
Replies: 7
Views: 2358

Re: Lenco Trim Tabs to be installed

I managed to get the Revenge 20 W-T out for a test run this week. The trim tabs really affect the ride. With the tabs in their retracted position the boat seems to feel more 'tippy' in a side to side motion when you get up out of the hole shot. Once on plane I deploy the port tab and the boats once ...
by floater
Mon May 07, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Lenco Trim Tabs to be installed
Replies: 7
Views: 2358

Re: Lenco Trim Tabs to be installed

Got the Lenco Trim Tabs installed. Took about seven hours from start to finish. Turns out you shouldn't assume the original owner had temporarily put the top bracket on facing the right way! He had bolted on the the top bracket onto the motor upside down causing the holes to be drilled to be quite h...
by floater
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Lenco Trim Tabs to be installed
Replies: 7
Views: 2358

Re: Lenco Trim Tabs to be installed

It is a 1998 Revenge 20 WT with a 1991 Mercury 200hp main and a 2006 Mercury 15 hp four stroke as a kicker.
by floater
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Lenco Trim Tabs to be installed
Replies: 7
Views: 2358

Re: Lenco Trim Tabs to be installed

Oh ya I've played with that engine trim tab several time trying to correct the list. I have a 130-lbs kicker and a battery on the port side, and I figure all this extra weight is causing the list. It corrects slightly when I trim the big motor up as far as I can when on plane. It gets worse with a p...
by floater
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Lenco Trim Tabs to be installed
Replies: 7
Views: 2358

Lenco Trim Tabs to be installed

I just obtained a new Lenco trim tab kit with indicator switches for a good price. I'm going to install them this weekend. I've been reading all the post about this and hope it all goes as planned. Looking forward to no more tilt to Port when underway!
by floater
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outrage 22 Stored on Roller Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 4829

Re: Outrage 22 Stored on Roller Trailer

I have a 1988 Revenge Wt 20 and it sits on a roller trailer. It has 20 rollers. I replaced the original black ones with polyurethane ones two years ago. They work and hold up great. No marks of any kind on boat hull and no depressions of any kind.
by floater
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cracked Remote Oil Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 4158

Re: Cracked Remote Oil Tank

I haven't retested the JB Marine Welded tank as of yet. I put the used one in and it works like it should and doesn't leak. I will put the repaired one back in before I put it away for the winter and post back.
by floater
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cracked Remote Oil Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 4158

Re: Cracked Remote Oil Tank

I heated the cracked area with a heat gun until it got soft and then I applied the polyethylene. I didn't want to heat the tank any more than that for fear of making the hole any bigger.
by floater
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cracked Remote Oil Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 4158

Re: Cracked Remote Oil Tank

I bought a used remote oil tank from aocal marina for $25. I just needed to clean out all the Opti Oil and it was good to go. I reground out the patch on the old tank and used JB Marine Weld this time around. I drilled either end of the crack and then used two coats. I will keep this tank as a back ...
by floater
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cracked Remote Oil Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 4158

Re: Cracked Remote Oil Tank

Thanks for the Tip Jefencinco. I went out and after about ten minutes the repair started seeping oil below the patch. Looks like it managed to squeeze out beyond the crack and slip under the patch. It wasn't too bad and I was able to go about my day fishing. I took another look when I got back home ...
by floater
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cracked Remote Oil Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 4158

Re: Cracked Remote Oil Tank

Tomorrow will tell as I'm taking it out for spin to be sure. THanks