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by dtmackey
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 28
Views: 1072

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

Maybe the iceberg was a conspiracy theory and it was the 4 bladed center prop that doomed the Titanic. https://i.imgur.com/uDLd0vVl.jpg On a more serious note, a 4 bladed prop is not ideal for every boat and functions better on certain applications. I would never even think of switching the bow thru...
by dtmackey
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E15 Fuel
Replies: 25
Views: 525

Re: E15 Fuel

I'm not a fan of ANY ethanol in the fuel for stuff I own, but it's something I have little control over it. Years ago I started having problems storing my Honda lawnmower over the winter as it would gum up and develop deposits in the carb bowl and every spring I'd have to pull the carb and clean. Sa...
by dtmackey
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Turquoise stickers
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Turquoise stickers

What are “stickers”? I think he meant decal. Many people use the terms interchangeably. It's like people who refer to soft drinks as soda, tonic or pop. I know what they mean and there seems to be a generational and regional preferred name. I will say, if Whaler did use turquoise decals on any boat...
by dtmackey
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: HONDA Engine Advertising
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: HONDA Engine Advertising

Haven't seen much Honda advertising in these parts and Honda is not a popular motor in these parts - probably due to local dealer support, or lack of dealers.
by dtmackey
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 28
Views: 1072

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

I dug back though my 3 to 4 blade notes and found some information that I will offer. I can attest that Ken at Prop Gods nailed it with the suggestion of a single prop being spot on. Boat is a 1990 Mako 21 with an Evinrude 250. Hull is a Florida Marine Patrol boat built to military and marine patrol...
by dtmackey
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Best Vendor for replacement decals for OMC engines
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Replacement Johnson Decals Source

I've used Garzon Studios on several outboard engine cowlings, and I been very pleased with the quality. He's also done custom work for me in the past. There others I've used and been happy with, but can't remember the names.

https://garzonstudio.com/outboard/johnson.html

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by dtmackey
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VIKING SKY Engine Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: VIKING SKY Engine Problem

What seems most odd: all four Diesel engines turning the alternators lost oil simultaneously. You’d expect the engines would have separate oil reservoirs, and not to be supplied lubricating oil from a common reservoir. Or at least 2 systems, 1 for port and 1 for starboard engines. I would think red...
by dtmackey
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Desert Tan Color in a Two-part Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Desert Tan Color in a Two-part Paint

I removed a small piece of the deck from my 1989 Outrage 18' and had a quart of Dupont Imron (I believe it is now Axalta Imron) matched. It was pretty darn close. I can't guarantee my Desert Tan will match your Desert Tan, but I can upload a picture of the formula if you want it. Did the same thing...
by dtmackey
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2009 150 SUPER SPORT: Brown Fluid Oozing
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: 2009 150 SUPER SPORT: Brown Fluid Oozing

Saltwater is said to not induce wood rot. Freshwater makes wood rot. A use history for saltwater is a plus in this case. Rot and soft, I have found the same over the years. But wet and soft wood is not a lot different then rotten wood. Salt water intrusion is still bad. Fully agree with salt or fre...
by dtmackey
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 28
Views: 1072

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

I have a 21 Mako that was a previous Florida Marine Patrol boat and Mako built them with bigger stringers and lots of extra glass adding lots of weight. After I restored the boat and mounted a 250-HP engine, I tested many three-bladed propellers. I was not happy with the performance, but once I trie...
by dtmackey
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 Tohatsu 60-HP Model MFS60
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: 2019 Tohatsu 60-HP Model MFS60

How [will a 2019 Tohatsu 60-HP Model MFS60] perform on a classic Montauk? A MFS60 probably won't perform as well on a classic MONTAUK 17 as an Evinrude E-TEC 90. I'd agree with Jim on this and think he was being a little elusive in his response since a 90 Etec will trump a 60 Tohatsu. There is no w...
by dtmackey
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 1224

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

With prices like that it only lifts the prices of the used Whaler market as well. I really question the additional price of the classic Whaler gelcoat color since it doesn't cost them any more $$. When we had our Nordic Tug built, we specified a specific green they never used and it did not add any ...
by dtmackey
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailers
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Trailers

dtmackey -- the OP never mentioned "homemade" in his post. He did ask for opinions on a few of his ideas which he listed. I gave him my opinion on the one idea of his involving obvious fraud. No "rush to judgement", and the law seems clear to me. Many stolen trailers come back t...
by dtmackey
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Black Rub Rail Polish
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Black Rub Rail Polish

I use 303 Protective restorer for all the vinyl upholstery and the rub rail. Acetone attacks plastic, so it might be good for removal of the top layer that's damaged from the UV, but I would not use this as my go-to for annual maint. 303 ingredients are plastic safe and also contain UV protection t...
by dtmackey
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailers
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Trailers

...I sold a boat and trailer years ago and forgot to give the buyer the title. I still have it. I would use this title to get a registration and plates . I should probably say that I'm a retired cop, and I never stopped a trailer in my entire career. But even if I did, I can't imagine I would have ...
by dtmackey
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice on Whaler Clones
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Advice on Whaler Clones

I'm impressed because building a mold is no small task.I can appreciate the work and time you have into this. The boats look great and you will have a target audience that loves the classic Whalers. There is Metan Marine who builds reproduction Whalers (13, 17, and a larger model), but I believe the...
by dtmackey
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Random Observations on Outboard Engine Brands
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Random Observations on Outboard Engine Brands

Great pic, observation. and explanation. I doubt you'd see Nissan outboards since they stopped selling outboards in 2014 and focused more in the smaller HP ranges. Nissan outboards were rebadged Tohatsu motors. Tohatsu now has an agreement with Honda and starting in 2014 all Tohatsu motors over 115 ...
by dtmackey
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine mounting
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Re: Engine mounting

The info I read came from Tom Clark and ToomanyBoats in the thread listed above. The E-TEC 30 has a displacement of 35.2 and a gear ratio of 2.15. Dry weight of 150. The E-TEC 40 has a displacement of 52.7 and a gear ratio of 2.9 . Dry weight of 232. Thanks Phil, but I'm confused on how is this rel...
by dtmackey
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine mounting
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Re: Prop selection

I checked my prop sheet and I don't have a recommendation for an E-TEC 40 If not too late you may want to share with your friend there is a consensus recommendation to select the E-TEC 30 over the E-TEC 40 primarily because of the weight savings. The gearcase of the E-TEC 40 is the same size as is ...
by dtmackey
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine mounting
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Re: Prop selection

I checked my prop sheet and I don't have a recommendation for an E-TEC 40. If not too late you may want to share with your friend there is a consensus recommendation to select the E-TEC 30 over the E-TEC 40 primarily because of the weight savings. The gearcase of the E-TEC 40 is the same size as is...
by dtmackey
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine mounting
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Re: Aluminum vs. Stainless

D - ....probably get an aluminum prop since it may also be used in the shallows and aluminum is easier on the gearcase internals if a rock is encountered. This thinking is outdated and is no longer applicable. I can't channel Tom Clark or other veterans so read what they say on the subject. http://...
by dtmackey
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repainting Aluminum
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Repainting Aluminum

The pic you posted of the "paint" flaking looks more like powercoat and once powercoat starts flaking, it's difficult to get it to stop. My preference is to remove it and either have it powercoated again or prep for paint, which paint for aluminum take several steps. I'll share my experien...
by dtmackey
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine mounting
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Re: Engine mounting

For prop selection, your friend will want to do some homework. First go to Boston Whaler's website and review the performance reports for that hull, and make an estimate of what top speed you'll be able to achieve. Then use the Prop Calculator linked at the top of this forum in the announcements se...
by dtmackey
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine mounting
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Re: Engine mounting

Thanks Phil, I was going to start in hole number 2... I can’t deduce where “ hole number 2” is located. Much better to use the number of holes up from lowest position method of description. I should have been more specific but was in a rush to post back. I meant "2nd hole" as in 2 holes u...
by dtmackey
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine mounting
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Re: Engine mounting

Thanks Phil, I was going to start in hole number 2, so our thinking was inline.

Yes, it does have the holes drilled on the BIA pattern, so it shouldn't take long for the dealer to rig.

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by dtmackey
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine mounting
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Engine mounting

I'm helping a friend who purchased a clean Whaler from a lake. He will have an E-TEC 40 installed in the next couple months. Give input on engine mounting height for 13-footer below. Give input on propeller. https://i.imgur.com/mALGzujl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/JCp69Swl.jpg Hoping to get this dialed ...
by dtmackey
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: VERADO Replace OEM Power Trim Motor
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: VERADO Replace OEM Power Trim Motor

I find that hex sockets tend to round out the socket head cap screw more easily than if it was a hex head cap screw. Hex-head cap screws stand a better chance of removal, but in a tight space like that, Mercury chose not to use. My tool of choice in your situation is a big heavy pair of curved (or r...
by dtmackey
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Identify Fuel Tank Manufacturer from Image
Replies: 15
Views: 676

Re: Identify Fuel Tank Manufacturer from Image

Interesting tank design that could save a lot of headache for people that want to mount a tank under a seat and still have access to the fill.

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by dtmackey
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Mercury 40-HP $2,700 under agreement- SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 242

FS: Mercury 40-HP $2,700 under agreement- SOLD

2002 Mercury 40hp motor factory rigged on a 13' Whaler purchased from an owner on a lake, not a spec of corrosion anywhere. The motor is currently winterized and stored indoors on the boat, but is being re-rigged to make room for a new Etec. The only reason for selling is my friend is an Etec person...
by dtmackey
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: 40 to 50-HP Short shaft in New England
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: WTB: 40 to 50-HP Short shaft in New England

2002 Mercury 40hp motor that came on a boat purchased from a lake, not a spec of corrosion anywhere. The motor is currently winterized and stored indoors on a 13 Whaler, but is being re-rigged to make room for a new Etec. The only reason for selling is my friend is an Etec person and purchased this ...
by dtmackey
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: 40 to 50-HP Short shaft in New England
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: WTB: 40 to 50-HP Short shaft in New England

I have a friend who purchased a low hour freshwater 13' Whaler with a 40 Mercury and is repowering to an E-TEC. The Mercury is in great condition, oil injected, and is stored indoors winterized. I will be helping him de-rig the boat and place the motor on a stand so it can be demonstrated. His reaso...
by dtmackey
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Now Available - Testing the Waters: Electrical Junction Box Group Buy
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: Now Available - Testing the Waters: Electrical Junction Box Group Buy

Dave - I received my box yesterday. That was very quick. The box is very nice and I like the quality. Thank you for the four boat reviews included in the packing. My preference is the Fountain 32 Cat. Now that would make another great Group Buy. Haha, we don't get the newspaper anymore and when I w...
by dtmackey
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Leaky End Caps on Uflex UC128-OBF1
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Leaky End Caps on Uflex UC128-OBF1

The process is easy if everything comes apart without being corroded (salt water boaters). Personally, I think bleeding the lines is the biggest part of the job. Out of the parts you listed, you only need the end caps, since that's were the fluid is leaking. The easiest is to by the fully assembled ...
by dtmackey
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Appraisal: C.1999 Yamaha F100 with Piston Damage
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Appraisal: C.1999 Yamaha F100 with Piston Damage

[What is the value of] a 1999 Yamaha F100 needs one of the pistons that left the engine replaced? Your description - One of the pistons left the engine? By this, do you mean one of the pistons exited the block? If that's the case the motor is junk and not worth rebuilding. A new block is expensive ...
by dtmackey
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 OUTRAGE 24: Removing Large T-Top
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: 1995 OUTRAGE 24: Removing Large T-Top

While I'm not suggesting or promoting ANYONE weld a used gas tank, there are things to consider if you go that route. - Make sure all gas is removed and you wash the inside of the tank with water, you cannot have any residue gas as it generates fumes and goes "BOOM" - Aluminum must be supe...
by dtmackey
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Protect Hull from Damage Mounting and Removing Auxiliary Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: Protect Hull from Damage Mounting and Removing Auxiliary Engine

The struggle here is protecting the gelcoat and allowing the outboard clamping bracket and screw clamps to produce enough "bite" to provide sufficient grip for a secure mounting. My concern with introducing sheet metal is it tends to disperse the clamping force and some outboard clamping b...
by dtmackey
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 OUTRAGE 24: Removing Large T-Top
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: 1995 OUTRAGE 24: Removing Large T-Top

Thanks for everyone's comments. So the plan is not remove the Top and pull the decks by working around it. I am going to disconnect the console and top from the deck but leave the top connected to the console. I will lift it up a bit to pull the rear deck out, sit it back down and secure it to the ...
by dtmackey
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Now Available - Testing the Waters: Electrical Junction Box Group Buy
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: Now Available - Testing the Waters: Electrical Junction Box Group Buy

If you have any of these still available, I would like 2. Thanks! In the posting, I asked for people to email me since I don't check this thread often. Yes, I have a couple extra. Email me at mackeyboat (at) gmail (dot) com and I can provide a Venmo or Paypal address for payment and then I can get ...
by dtmackey
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1980 SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha Re-power
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: 1980 SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha Re-power

I have the same Yamaha [70-HP] two-stroke-power-cycle engine on my 15-footer, and I feel [that engine is] a great set-up for the boat. If I decide to ever replace, it would be the new Yamaha F70. Consider the Johnson and Evinrude 70-HP two-stroke-power-cycle outboard engines weighed 250-lbs with pow...
by dtmackey
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 1031

Re: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat

...Boston Whaler....foam...can have condensation build-up with a boat sitting in cold water but high air humidity. The air hits a dew point somewhere in the hull possibly causing water vapor condensation in the foam. How does outside ambient air enter the sealed interior of a Boston Whaler Unibond ...
by dtmackey
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cost Comparison Yamaha and Suzuki Re-power
Replies: 12
Views: 837

Re: Cost Comparison Yamaha and Suzuki Re-power

Yamaha is considered the gold standard of outboards by many, but I don't subscribe to that since Yamaha has launched numerous engines over the problems with plaguing problems which should be unheard of considering their reputation. They do seem to command a price premium when new, but problem engine...
by dtmackey
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: YACHTING Magazine Names Dick Fisher an Innovator
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: YACHTING INNOVATORS

Thanks for sharing. Picking five is tough, not knowing the specific selection criteria. There are so many other innovators out there and I would have included Ray Hunt who is considered the father of the deep-V hull. He also pushed Fisher to build the first 13-foot Boston Whaler instead of a sailboa...
by dtmackey
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 1031

Re: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat

Having Googled open cell foam vs closed cell foam, I see there is a difference ,mostly in density and R value. So there is a difference in the two. Yep, the web is loaded with information on spray foam used in homes and that's where "R" value comes into play. Open and closed cell foams ha...
by dtmackey
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: How Boston Whaler Builds Boats
Replies: 1
Views: 205

How Boston Whaler Builds Boats

This video may help answer some questions on how Whaler builds boats.

https://youtu.be/WNGx77-2WWI

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by dtmackey
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outboard Mix between Melbourne and Sydney
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Outboard Mix between Melbourne and Sydney

I'll share some of my thoughts: - Australia allowed the sale of 2 stroke carbrated motors well after the cutoff the U.S. EPA mandated. Don't quote me, but I believe the U.S. phased out 2 strokes in 2008, yet Australia did this in 2018. 10 years in outboard terms is a long time. - 2 stroke carb motor...
by dtmackey
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Now Available - Testing the Waters: Electrical Junction Box Group Buy
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: Testing the Waters: Electrical Junction Box Group Buy

OK gentlemen, I have 14 boxes that should more than cover those showing interest. https://i.imgur.com/aFgDfsXl.jpg In the pic I only have 1 screw installed, the other 3 are inside the box with the gasket. When you receive the box, determine how you will mount on the hull (portrait or landscape) and ...
by dtmackey
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Making Flared PVC Inserts for Rod Holders
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Making Flared PVC Inserts for Rod Holders

Temperatures for forming PVC pipe are 170 to 220-degrees-F. Lower temperatures are great for long sweeping bends, whereas tighter work requires elevated temperatures. Forming for rod holders I’d target close to the 220-degrees-F temperature.

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by dtmackey
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Powering a Boat Above Maximum Horsepower Rating
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: Powering a Boat Above Maximum Horsepower Rating

Several outboard boats I’ve owned over the years have been overpowered by 10-40% and never a problem. Just because it’s there doesn’t mean you need to use it, unless you need it for a heavy load or towing skiers. Overpowered boats owned: 2 - 13’ Whalers with 50hp, rated for 40 (past) 1 - 17’ Montauk...
by dtmackey
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: HI-LINER
Replies: 13
Views: 904

Re: HI-LINER

Looks like someone got a little paint happy when it was sprayed. The person who fixed it up at least could have draped a sheet over the trailer, it takes no time at all. In several of the pics it looks like the solid transom was an afterthought and they may have covered up a notched transom for an o...
by dtmackey
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Making Flared PVC Inserts for Rod Holders
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Making Flared PVC Inserts for Rod Holders

Not sure the thickness of plastic you are using, but I've had good luck with heat and a bottle, just take your time and even heating is the key so the entire circumference is the same temp and forms evenly. He's a presentation I found that is close to how I do it. If you are trying to mushroom it to...