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by dtmackey
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 109
Views: 52150

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering

Absolutely stellar planning and workmanship. I just brought home a Sport 15, and this thread is inspirational. Thanks. Thank you for the kind words. Over the summer my son shot some drone vid of the restoration pics and running around a local river. I though I put this in the restoration thread, bu...
by dtmackey
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Boat Show
Replies: 14
Views: 863

Re: Boston Whaler Boat Show

Another interesting comparison: the 380 REALM shown above has 445-gallons fuel capacity to go along with the 1,400-HP, or 0.317-gallons/HP. My much more modest 22-footer has 77-gallons and 225-HP, for 0.342-gallons/HP. My older, smaller, lower-horsepower boat actually has more fuel capacity than th...
by dtmackey
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 OUTRAGE 20 Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 13
Views: 413

Re: 1986 OUTRAGE 20 Replacement Fuel Tank

Where are you located? Just had Luthers build a tank for an 18' Outrage and his work is top notch and he's located in the Northeast if your close to there. I thought his pricing was very competitive. https://i.imgur.com/zNaEg9Jm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/yiW8Iwdm.jpg D-
by dtmackey
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Large Center Console Boats
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Large Center Console Boats

Plenty of those big center consoles never see fish and get very little use. Every time we take a trip to Nantucket and get a slip in the Boat Basin, there's plenty of very large yachts med-moored on the outside (120 - 180') and they usually have at least 1 large center console with multiple outboard...
by dtmackey
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Referral to Repair Shop: Boston Area or North
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Referral to Repair Shop: Boston Area or North

So you have a mid 80's Outrage 18' with a Yami 150 2 stroke motor. Here's a mid 80's Outrage 18' that had a Yami 200 2 stroke motor. Since the 150 and the 200 used the same 2.6L block and relied on very minor carb, timing and other differences, they basically weight the same. So here are pics from a...
by dtmackey
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 39
Views: 20523

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

I purchased [an LiFePO4 battery] for my motorcycle, and it failed within a year. The battery ran down, and I used a standard battery charger, which damaged the battery since they require a special charge profile, or at least the charger I had caused damage. I switched back to the standard lead-acid ...
by dtmackey
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 21 Outrage Soft Transom Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: 1996 21 Outrage Soft Transom Repair

[The material used to fill a large volume void in a transom as part of a replar] might be a special type epoxy. I have never done [a transom repair by filling a large volume void with an epoxy] but I have seen the results. My friend who never worked on transoms removed his engine, and he took a cha...
by dtmackey
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Appraisal: 1990 SUPER SPORT 13
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Appraisal: 1990 SUPER SPORT 13

That's a great price. I sold my 1973 13' Whaler last year for $5K with a similar motor to yours (it was the same, but Johnson).

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by dtmackey
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Referral to Repair Shop: Boston Area or North
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Referral to Repair Shop: Boston Area or North

You mentioned the boat was mooring kept. Have you checked the condition of the brass drain tubes? I've seen a number of Whalers where they are corroded to the point of water having direct contact to the foam. I have one Whaler with water in the stern from that single reason. As others have asked, ho...
by dtmackey
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18: Wet Foam in Bow with Distortion of Liner
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18: Wet Foam in Bow with Distortion of Liner

I purchased an RPS seat from someone on this site several weeks back. Today the new tank was delivered from Luther's. The welds are like artwork and great quality. https://i.imgur.com/DZeFOJvm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zNaEg9Jm.jpg https://i.img[img]ur.com/jBQaXYZm.jpg[/img] https://i.imgur.com/yiW8Iw...
by dtmackey
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18: Wet Foam in Bow with Distortion of Liner
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18: Wet Foam in Bow with Distortion of Liner

Foaming is complete. A piece of flexible plastic was cut that is roughly the same thickness as the piece of fiberglass that was cutout. This was screwed to a thin piece of flexible plywood, which was then screwed to the curvature of the hull The 3 openings allowed for injection of the foam far into ...
by dtmackey
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18: Wet Foam in Bow with Distortion of Liner
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18: Wet Foam in Bow with Distortion of Liner

Based on the location, I'm pretty sure that the water penetration is primarily due to the center mooring bit, with possible further penetration from the bow rail stanchions. I'm not sure how much attention (if any the factory placed on proper bedding of those holes. And if so, how experienced are y...
by dtmackey
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Market Value
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: BRP Market Value

by dtmackey
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18: Wet Foam in Bow with Distortion of Liner
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18: Wet Foam in Bow with Distortion of Liner

In Figure 5 above, are the two black vertical items seen in the hull interior where the liner has been cut away just recesses in the foam where you earlier had removed foam through a smaller cut-out? Yes, that is correct. When exploring, it's always best to start small to keep the repair small, but...
by dtmackey
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18: Wet Foam in Bow with Distortion of Liner
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18: Wet Foam in Bow with Distortion of Liner

Thanks for this interesting contribution of a possible risk of failure in older classic 18-foot hulls. Did this particular OUTRAGE 18 have the teak bow pulpit option? The reason for my question: perhaps the teak bow pulpit was able to exert leverage onto the foredeck of the hull and onto the fasten...
by dtmackey
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18: Wet Foam in Bow with Distortion of Liner
Replies: 12
Views: 663

c.1985 OUTRAGE 18: Wet Foam in Bow with Distortion of Liner

I'm helping a friend who purchased a c.1985 Outrage 18 that is in good condition, but needs a little love to get her back to her former glory. In the bow area the fiberglass and gel coat was wavy and exhibited cracks, so a little slit was cut to see what was going on behind. The closed cell foam tha...
by dtmackey
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Market Value
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: BRP Market Value

I read through the details in the Bloomberg report, but there's far more information in the BRP filings and they are doing great (I believe I've posted on this in the past), but Evinrude is still very small in their overall performance. Evinrude will still be around in the future, but my feeling is ...
by dtmackey
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Yamaha F300 35-inch Shaft Length Now Available
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Yamaha F300 now available as 35in model

It was only a matter of time. The outboard powered boats just keep getting bigger and bigger with more boat in the water and high gunnels, so when on plane, you need a much longer shaft to clear the keel. I'm wondering if this is targeting twins/quads or boats powered by 3 or 5 motors.

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by dtmackey
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: E-TEC Engine: Maintenance History After Ten Seasons
Replies: 21
Views: 3974

Re: E-TEC Engine: Maintenance History After Ten Seasons

Also curious: what is the benefit of adding oil to the gasoline?

Since the E-TEC is a direct injected engine, the fuel is not passed through the crankcase as in a carburetor motor, so the engine internals never see any added lubrication.
by dtmackey
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Re: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors

I saw this somewhere else as well and I'm seeing a market demand, but wondering how large and where? Think about an outboard on a boat, when tilted up it drains all the water out. People in freshwater may flush, but I see little need. Salt water boaters that rack store, trailer or wet slip may be ab...
by dtmackey
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life
Replies: 11
Views: 5439

Re: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life

Sorry about that, I looked and it showed a HP range and the 48 fell in that line, but after I dug into the Evinrude specific parts diagram and backed out the specific PN# for your motor, it seems to be a very narrow series of models it fits. I'm surprised you are having problems. I've run brass [the...
by dtmackey
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Friend purchased 18 Outrage
Replies: 4
Views: 2754

Re: Friend purchased 18 Outrage

Did he happen to know how fast it went with the 200? Sorry, I do not. Previous owner hardly every used it and he wasn't a speed demon, so I'm willing to bet the boat rarely went above 1/2 throttle. The boat already has the tank cover off and the tank comes out next and a new tank will be fabricated...
by dtmackey
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Friend purchased 18 Outrage
Replies: 4
Views: 2754

Re: Friend purchased 18 Outrage

D- You'll use any excuse to drive up they-ah. I've always loved Maine, very simple and nobody minding your business. I was stationed in the area my friend lives back in my Coast Guard days aboard the buoy tender Spar in 87. USCGC Spar is now a reef somewhere off the NC coast. If you like marine his...
by dtmackey
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Friend purchased 18 Outrage
Replies: 4
Views: 2754

Friend purchased 18 Outrage

A longtime friend of mine purchased an 18' outrage with trailer and Yamaha 200hp outboard for $2000. The boat needs some TLC and he will repower, so he asked if I wanted to the motor and all rigging, so I ran up to Maine and grabbed it. The boat has been under cover for 5 years and a mess, but will ...
by dtmackey
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 109
Views: 52150

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Matching Cornhole Boards

Since the Whaler rehab, I've had the desire to build a set of cornhole boards with the same look at the Whaler interior. About 2 months ago, my wife came home from a fundraiser planning meeting for the private school my daughter attends and she informed me that she volunteered me to build a set to d...
by dtmackey
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look
Replies: 22
Views: 13356

Re: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look

From Jim's post: "The reversion to an all-white color scheme will be appreciated by many owners of more classic boats who were put off by the dark base gray color in the other E-TEC G2 models. The white color scheme may be migrating to other E-TEC models" The jump to a color other than whi...
by dtmackey
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk Hull Damage Assessment
Replies: 16
Views: 10070

Re: Montauk Hull Damage Assessment

The list of variables that would impact a resistance reading on the test you performed are endless and do not merit a conclusion. Just a few: - the usage of the boat in salt, fresh or brackish water (each conducts differently when tested if present in the transom. - is the boat bottom painted? - var...
by dtmackey
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom Paint and Anti-fouling Paint
Replies: 12
Views: 6670

Re: Bottom Paint and Anti-fouling Paint

Awlgrip is not recommended nor designed for continuous water contact (immersion). Some people have no problems when leaving their boat in for relative short periods of time, days up to a week, but there are many variable that could impact the amount of time before paint failure occurs (water temp, s...
by dtmackey
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sump Pump Float Switch
Replies: 11
Views: 6550

Re: Sump Pump Float Switch

dg22 wrote:dtmackey, which model of the water witch did you buy?


I have the model 230 which is rated to 20 amps, but if you run a smaller pump (1500GPH or less) then the model 217 switch is fine.

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by dtmackey
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sump Pump Float Switch
Replies: 11
Views: 6550

Re: Sump Pump Float Switch

In one of my boats I'd get 2 - 3 years out of the Rule float switch before it'd fail. My guess is the banging of the hull in rough seas would bounce the switch around causing premature failure. The concern with that is you didn't know of the failure until you came back to the boat and there was stan...
by dtmackey
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Worth Buying a Damaged 13-footer
Replies: 19
Views: 7386

Re: Worth Buying a Damaged 13-footer

If your passionate about fiberglass work and restoration, then purchase it, but honestly there are better deals out there if you wait. About 10 years ago I bought a 1976 13' Sport with a galvanized trailer for $400. It looked pretty rough, because someone had painted the inside with latex paint and ...
by dtmackey
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid
Replies: 10
Views: 5702

Re: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

Re the "4K"--in my professional work we have found that in order to shoot video in 4K resolution very special lenses are needed. A usual high-definition lens cannot be used because its optical quality is not sufficient to stand-up to 4K resolution. Very expensive 4K lenses are needed. I d...
by dtmackey
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid
Replies: 10
Views: 5702

Re: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

I recently bought a Mavic Pro as well but have not gained the confidence yet to bring it on the boat as they aint cheap to replace if it sinks. I certainly understand the hesitation on flying over water. He started with a Phantom 3 and picked it up quick, as almost any kid these days with electroni...
by dtmackey
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid
Replies: 10
Views: 5702

Re: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

Very nice motion picture aerial photography. I love seeing that narrow wake off the classic 15-foot hull running on plane at speed. How fast were you going? Hi Jim, Most of the river running was done at full throttle with lots of trimming in/out for the straights and corners. On the straights the b...
by dtmackey
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid
Replies: 10
Views: 5702

15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

This summer my son captured roughly 30 minutes of drone footage of our 15' Supersport and edited it down to just under a 2 min vid. Thought I'd share

https://youtu.be/2hELY0-aRwU

Shot with a 4K Mavic Pro.

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by dtmackey
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mahogany Interior Vendor
Replies: 5
Views: 3798

Re: Who makes mahogany interiors?

Bob is located in Haverhill MA and I drive through here several times a weeks and hope to visit his shop soon. I build all my own woodwork, but would be happy to validate his work.

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by dtmackey
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Steering play in Baystar Hydraulic helm
Replies: 5
Views: 3036

Re: Steering play in Baystar Hydraulic helm

Operate like a car? I can think of several cars that have 1/2" or more play in the system, just drive any SUV with a recirculating ball steering box. Better yet, get into any car without the engine running and I'd bet there's not a car on the road that has less than 1/2 inch of play in the whee...
by dtmackey
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Ultrasonic Carburetor Cleaner
Replies: 4
Views: 3285

Re: Ultrasonic Carburetor Cleaner

I used to work for BRANSON--a very well known brand for ultrasonic cleaners--but not in the division that made ultrasonic cleansers. Branson was started by Norm Branson way back in the 1960's in Connecticut. If you can buy other brands for such little cost, I am surprised they are able to stay in b...
by dtmackey
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Ultrasonic Carburetor Cleaner
Replies: 4
Views: 3285

Re: Ultrasonic Carburetor Cleaner

I'm happy to hear you are satisfied with the ultrasonic cleaner. I purchased one several years ago and use it for everything. I now plan buy a large capacity unit. I've used the ultrasonic cleaner for carburetors, and it dislodges everything dirt-like and deposits. Parts come out clean and looking l...
by dtmackey
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SeaStar Hydraulic Bleeding
Replies: 4
Views: 3492

Re: SeaStar Hydraulic bleeding

Both fittings screw in the same depth into the bottom and I can understand the small bubbles, but since they rise to the top, simply add additional fluid to increase the level in the jug and the bubbles being returned are pushed to the top and bubble free fluid is fed to the helm pump unit. A power ...
by dtmackey
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SeaStar Hydraulic Bleeding
Replies: 4
Views: 3492

SeaStar Hydraulic Bleeding

Due to then hose routing in some boats with high and low points, it can be difficult to bleed a hydraulic steering system. On one of my boats, I experienced this problem. No matter how many times I used the setup from Teleflex with the two fluid containers and trying to bleed air, I could not get ou...
by dtmackey
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 109
Views: 52150

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering

My son was moving the lawnmower in the garage and bumped the trailer light and cracked the lens. There's also been a concern of mine that when trailering the lights are very low and not within direct sight of following cars, so I decided that I'd install guide-ons and LED pole lights. https://i.imgu...
by dtmackey
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Hose Damaged While Installing Barb Fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 3353

Re: Fuel Hose Damaged While Installing Barb Fitting

When fixing a hose to a barbed fitting, use only one hose clamp. Position the clamp so in presses the hose onto the clean portion of the fitting behind the barbs. Putting a clamp on a hose so it bears onto the barbed portion of the fitting tends to cut into the hose itself, which can lead to proble...
by dtmackey
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Modern Gray Fuel Hose: friend or foe?
Replies: 5
Views: 3781

Re: Modern Gray Fuel Hose: friend or foe?

Not all gray fuel line is created the same and over the years it's varied from manufacturers. I've been using the Shields gray fuel line in two boats with no problems. It's not the same as the junk that had the liner that collapsed and caused people to classify all gray fuel line as garbage. The cut...
by dtmackey
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Three (Morning) Observations About Pontoon-hull Boats
Replies: 16
Views: 10132

Re: Three (Morning) Observations About Pontoon-hull Boats

Unless his Guinness World Record has been beat, Brad Rowland holds title to world's fastest pontoon boat at 114-MPH.

https://youtu.be/j136TTyG_E8

They do serve a purpose and some people seem to love them. Around here on the ocean, I never see them.

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by dtmackey
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Three (Morning) Observations About Pontoon-hull Boats
Replies: 16
Views: 10132

Re: Three Morning Observations

The traditional pontoon boats always seem to have circular tubes for the pontoons. Is there some underlying reason for using circular floats? Are circular floats used because there is a standard aluminum large-diameter tubing being fabricated for some other purpose (such as transporting liquids) an...
by dtmackey
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Increasing 9.9-HP to 15-HP
Replies: 9
Views: 5905

Re: Increasing 9.9-HP to 15-HP

DT- thanks for the illustrations. The carburetor I own for a 15-HP engine is presently on an engine so I could not show it. My 15-HP engine is a 1975 or 1976 model. I know it to be the last year of breaker [spark plug] ignition. Q1: Can the later model electronic ignition be swapped onto [engines w...
by dtmackey
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 109
Views: 52150

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering

Thanks for the kind words Guitarfish. Steering is installed and took it for a ride today and this was a very worthwhile upgrade. The dead spot in the steering is gone and there is zero torque steer in the wheel with a noticeable reduction in steering input. Very pleased with the results. Steering wh...
by dtmackey
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lake Michigan Water Level
Replies: 15
Views: 14521

Re: Lake Michigan Water Level

Being on the ocean the idea of fixed docks is foreign to me, especially with a mean average tide of 9.6' and the occasional new new moon 11' tide swing. Nothing compared to the Bay of Fundy 40' tides.

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