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by Surfhunter
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 15 Best Helm Steering System
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

Re: SPORT 15 Best Helm Steering System

[W]hile a pain to fill [and] bleed, I’m actually thinking the [hydraulic] rigging will be cleaner since the lines are flexible and can wrap inside the [transom] corner. It seems the [No-Feed-Back or NFB] will feel more sporty since it can be purchased in three-turns lock-to-lock. I love the feel of ...
by Surfhunter
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 15 Best Helm Steering System
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

SPORT 15 Best Helm Steering System

I’m thinking [the best steering for a SPORT 15 will be the TeleFlex model] 3.0 No Feed Back or NFB.

I could be swayed to Baystar. [The SPORT 15 engine is a Yamaha] F70.

[Do readers have] any recommendations?

Is a 10-foot-long cable best for the mechanical systems?
by Surfhunter
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 32755

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

D - I am following you on multiple forums. Hard to miss your project! Sorry, I was not clear in my last question but your picture answered my question. the backrest assembly in the supper sport interior provides strength. My interior is raised but does not have the supper sport back rest so I’m thin...
by Surfhunter
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 32755

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Amazing work! With the raised claimps did you ever consider adding a support bt the gunnel and clamps? I’m putting my seat on top of a 5 inch clamp and am thinking of developing a starboard block that would go on the outside of the clamp to help keep the rigging neat and prevent any side to side mot...
by Surfhunter
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sapele and Mahogany Lumber Source, Uses
Replies: 9
Views: 4096

Sapele and Mahogany Lumber Source, Uses

Are there any downsides to Sapele as an alternative to Mahogany? I'm having a hard time finding a supplier for mahogany in Charleston, South Carolina. Also, if given the chance would you build all components like the console, benches, and clamps with true 1-inch lumber as opposed to 3/4-inch? Thanks
by Surfhunter
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1976 SPORT 15: moving all-round lamp to starboard
Replies: 6
Views: 2332

1976 SPORT 15: moving all-round lamp to starboard

My 1976 15 sport has the [white all-round pole lamp] and associated wiring block on the port side. All my rigging is on the starboard side so there is not good place to climb in and out of the boat and the wiring looks sloppy. I'd like to move the [white all-round pole lamp] and [combined sidelights...
by Surfhunter
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Best Seating Arrangement for 15-footer
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Re: Best Seating Arrangement for 15-footer

Does anyone find the storage box in the supper sport useful in its original form? It seems most use it to hide the gas tank and rigging. It does as a nice look, but not sure if it will look funny with sport rails and bow light.
by Surfhunter
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15' SSL Re-power E-TEC 60
Replies: 22
Views: 8561

Re: 15' SSL Re-power E-TEC 60

I would not worry about the maint hours on a F70. There is a bolt on the outside of the engine to drain the oil. Process takes less than 30 min.

If you run the engine some during the winter, no worries with fogging.

Either way you go, I'm sure you will have fun.
by Surfhunter
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Best Seating Arrangement for 15-footer
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Best Seating Arrangement for 15-footer

What is you preferred set-up for a 15? I have a 1976 15 sport that currently has a starboard side console and cooler seat. I like the comfort of the current set up but want to go back to mahogany for the classic look. I'm between the 40th anniversary set up done by specialty marine or a custom job. ...
by Surfhunter
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1976 SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 4
Views: 2367

Re: 1976 SPORT 15 with F70

Great info! Engine goes on Tuesday and I'm very excited to put new life in this boat. The [transom] is strong. It has minimal cracking for a 40 year old boat. I was just thinking the transom saver could be a good thing. I bought a generic version not the [Springfield Marine Transom TUFF'NER] because...
by Surfhunter
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1976 SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 4
Views: 2367

1976 SPORT 15 with F70

I'm re-powering a 1976 SPORT 15 with a F70. Should I add a [Springfield Marine "Transom TUFF'NER"] or plate of some sort?

Also, in what bolt hole [should the engine be mounted] to optimize performance?