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by dtmackey
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: VERADO Replace OEM Power Trim Motor
Replies: 5
Views: 124

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: 305

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
Replies: 0
Views: 101

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

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: 116

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: 116

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: 908

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: 144

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: 170

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: 543

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: 323

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: 543

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: 908

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: 266

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: 663

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: 588

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: 245

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: 663

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: 73

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: 439

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: 908

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: 453

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: 911

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: 629

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: 453

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...
by dtmackey
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 130 SUPER SPORT 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1414

Re: 130 SUPER SPORT 2019

Phil, The situation may be less dire than it first appears. The 40 HP engines available between 1972 and 1993 were rated differently than are the newer engines. I believe engines were rated for HP measured at the flywheel in the past but are now rated at the propeller shaft. However, the weight of ...
by dtmackey
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: XD100 instead of TCW3 Oil in Older Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: XD100 instead of TCW3 Oil in Older Engine

jimh wrote:For me, whatever Seahorse says is gospel.


I’ll second that. Sometime I think that he knows more than the people working at Evinrude.

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by dtmackey
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1987 Montauk 17 Rub Rail Gap
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: 1987 Montauk 17 Rub Rail Gap

Found it on my first search:
https://youtu.be/turAg79PcRs

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by dtmackey
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: XD100 instead of TCW3 Oil in Older Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: XD100 instead of TCW3 Oil in Older Engine

I think you’d be hard pressed to find anyone that works at Evinrude that is familiar with 1968 motors or that Evinrude would even test an oil from 2004+ on a motor nearly 4 decades old. I will say that oils back in 1968 were not high tech and some motors ran 50:1 or even morel oil than that. As time...
by dtmackey
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Now Available - Testing the Waters: Electrical Junction Box Group Buy
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: Testing the Waters: Electrical Junction Box Group Buy

A little update. Stainless screws were ordered and now I'm working with the supplier on the boxes which is taking longer than expected. They are now telling me the color is grey, but the 2 boxes I've received are clearly tan (as in the pics). Once I straighten this out, I'll get them ordered and it ...
by dtmackey
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Assessment of c.1984 CENTER CONSOLE 15 with 70-HP
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: Assessment of c.1984 CENTER CONSOLE 15 with 70-HP

Making it look like new is where you will increase value. As for changes to the boat, I made changes to the woodwork and based on feedback from others, it made the boat more desirable/valuable to some (yes, I've been offered far more than book value to sell it). I refused $12K for my 32 year old boa...
by dtmackey
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Classic project - Sydney AUSTRALIA
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: 15 Classic project - Sydney AUSTRALIA

I think you forgot something.... the pics.

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by dtmackey
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Assessment of c.1984 CENTER CONSOLE 15 with 70-HP
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: Assessment of c.1984 CENTER CONSOLE 15 with 70-HP

Looked for the 15 center console for a couple years and they all sold very quick and I consider them to be the holy grail of the Whaler 15 models. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase the one you've shared if it checks out. The John-Rude motors are great motors and simple, but they tend to be a little lo...
by dtmackey
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rage Jet Drive Cooling Modification
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: Rage Jet Drive Cooling Modification

My son has a Waverunner with an engine that has close to the same power as your Whaler. Never has it had a problem with an overtemp condition, but it also does not have poppet valves or a thermostat. The water runs freely to cool the motor. Rather than complicate a simple 2 stroke motor, I'd look in...
by dtmackey
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Now Available - Testing the Waters: Electrical Junction Box Group Buy
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: Testing the waters for Whaler Sport Lighting Junction Box

OK guys, I'm going to order in 15 boxes and probably keep several for myself for future Whaler projects. The boxes are shipped in from overseas and the fasteners from another supplier are 316 stainless. Once everything arrives, I may be able to trim the price a bit, but need to cover my costs. If I ...
by dtmackey
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Now Available - Testing the Waters: Electrical Junction Box Group Buy
Replies: 14
Views: 908

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

In my project 15' thread, there seemed to be interest in the lighting junction box and I was unable to find the supplier when asked. I've been able to locate more and can buy in bulk and also order in stainless screws (it comes with steel), so it will not rust shut. These are gasketed boxes and good...
by dtmackey
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2006 Ventura: Replacing Hydraulic Steering Hoses
Replies: 16
Views: 962

Re: 2006 Ventura: Replacing Hydraulic Steering Hoses

Verado power steering hose replacement seems to be a topic with a number of threads on the Verado forum with failures. It is recommended that if you are running the OEM Verado hoses that you install something over it to protect from the UV exposure since they do crack and fail. Go OEM if you want si...
by dtmackey
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: RAGE 14 and RAGE 15
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Re: RAGE 14 and RAGE 15

I'm very interested to hear from Whaler owners since my experience with other jet power boats and PWC is it can be difficult to modulate power and speed at speeds at or slightly above planing speed since a jet drive does not have a "bite" on the water like an outboard propeller.

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by dtmackey
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1977 SPORT 15 with Yamaha 70, $3,900 in North Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: 1977 Boston Whaler 15' Sport with 70 hp Yamaha

I'm a mahogany guy for Whaler interiors, but I will say those seats look very comfortable. A Yamaha 70 is an ideal motor for the 15-footerr based on minimal weight and longevity.

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by dtmackey
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whaler Harpoon Sailboat
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Whaler Harpoon Sailboat

My pick for a Whaler Harpoon sailboat would be the 4.6 model. Clean open design that's similar in design to other "one design" sailboats that have a cult like following and successful history in sailboat racing series. Whaler never was accepted into a one design fleet, due to low productio...
by dtmackey
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Remember the Whaler Squall
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Remember the Whaler Squall

Back in the 70s and into the early 80s the Boston Whaler SQUALL boats were plentiful around here, but I can't remember the last time I've seen one. Back in the day it was a solid boat and even had a sail kit option, but since the introduction of rigid-inflatable-bottom boats and inflatable-type smal...
by dtmackey
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2006 Ventura: Replacing Hydraulic Steering Hoses
Replies: 16
Views: 962

Re: 2006 Ventura: Replacing Hydraulic Steering Hoses

After you install the new hoses it might be worth buying some split loom and covering them to protect from the UV light. I find that the loom takes the abuse and the plastic or rubber it protects lasts a lot longer.

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by dtmackey
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Docking and Berthing
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Docking and Berthing

Not to be confused with birthing, which has nothing to do with boats.

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by dtmackey
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Carburetor Orifice Size; Cause of Aural Alert Alarm
Replies: 13
Views: 553

Re: Carburetor Orifice Size; Cause of Aural Alert Alarm

Yes, dry fit on head gasket.

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by dtmackey
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1800's Navigation aid succumbs to storm
Replies: 2
Views: 279

1800's Navigation aid succumbs to storm

I was saddened to see a local daymark navigation aid, that was in disrepair for several years, finally collapse into the sea earlier this month during a nor'easter storm. Erected in the early 1800s, this mark has stood the test of time, weathering many hurricanes, Blizzard of 78, The Perfect Storm a...
by dtmackey
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Carburetor Orifice Size; Cause of Aural Alert Alarm
Replies: 13
Views: 553

Re: Loose Magnets

Older Johnson and Evinrudes had problems with the adhesive that held the magnets on. Problem shows up after the motor starts getting older. Many people have epoxied them back on.

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by dtmackey
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Nice anchor idea for smaller Whalers
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Nice anchor idea for smaller Whalers

kwik_wurk wrote:So does that setup fit into the anchor locker of a classic Montauk?


It fits in the forward locker of a classic 15' Whaler. I'd expect the 17' locker to be as big or bigger.

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by dtmackey
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Choke Solenoid OMC 1994 Wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Choke Solenoid OMC 1994 Wiring

[Should there] be 12-Volts on the violet wire with the key pushed in and not turned? The fuel enrichment solenoid receives 12V when the key is on and you push the key inward. I find it works best if you turn the key on, push in for 2 seconds and then turn the key with the key held in until the engi...
by dtmackey
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 13 GLS and Large Stern Wave
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: 13 GLS and Large Stern Wave

We live on the ICW and see a lot of wakes. We see the least damaging wakes from boats that are either fully on plane or running at idle speed. The worst wakes come from large sport yachts plowing along at their minimal planing speed. I find it difficult to understand operators who spend a lot of ti...
by dtmackey
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-power SUPER SPORT 15 with 115-HP
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Re: Re-power SUPER SPORT 15 with 115-HP

If someone was hell bent on getting a few more MPH's out of their 15, and didn't want to go through MAJOR hull modifications and costs, I would say an older 70 or 90 hp Yamaha 2-stroke with some motor modifications would be the way to go. I think there are still some people making high compression ...