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by dtmackey
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Repair and Paint Preparation
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Gel Coat Repair and Paint Preparation

All good questions. Here is what I was faced with, similar in nature to what you have, but I think mine was far more extensive with cracks. https://i.imgur.com/a7DAwHYl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3jc3b24l.jpg Q1: For refinishing cracks and other damage to the gel coat, what are the best methods? I foun...
by dtmackey
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Using TotalBoat TOPSIDE Paint; Color Choice; Painting Non-skid
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Using TotalBoat TOPSIDE Paint; Color Choice; Painting Non-skid

Jim is right on color match, camera capture and how color is displayed on a computer can vary. The ideal way to match paint is by going to a supply house that has the color analyzer. In this pic, I cut a piece of the inner hull liner out and cleaned it up and then had the exact color matched by usin...
by dtmackey
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Using TotalBoat TOPSIDE Paint; Color Choice; Painting Non-skid
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Using TotalBoat TOPSIDE Paint; Color Choice; Painting Non-skid

I beleive the TOPSIDE brand paint is a one-part moisture cure, meaning there is no activator or catalyst that starts a chemical reaction which would result in a more robust painted surface. TOPSIDE may be decent stuff if the boat will see light use, but I'd still lean toward and IMRON, AWLGRIP, ALEX...
by dtmackey
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 SUPER SPORT 15: Drawing showing placement of interior
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: 1988 SUPER SPORT 15: Drawing showing placement of interior

Hatch and thwart seats are no brainers and you can just measure and duplicate. I used the old interior as the starting point for my interior build, but I didn't like several things that Whaler designed in. I wanted a 15-gallon tank, the battery, and all wiring and storage to be under andbehind the h...
by dtmackey
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1980 SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha Re-power
Replies: 16
Views: 8683

Re: 1980 SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha Re-power

A little off topic, but an interesting read on Yamaha development and failures as they targeted the U.S. market for V6 production and sales. Some may find this interesting. https://global.yamaha-motor.com/about/technology/daysgoneby/010/ It goes on for several pages and you can tab forward at the bo...
by dtmackey
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 11-footer Fuel Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: 11-footer Fuel Tank

A 14-gallon tank on an 11-footer'? I run a three-gallon tank, and it sits in front of the thwart. Agreed and in his opening paragraph he mentioned not needing to carry that much fuel onboard. I'd think 3 gals or if needed, 6 gals is more than plenty. Some engines will run all day with that much fue...
by dtmackey
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A novel way to change a water pump impeller
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: A novel way to change a water pump impeller

Frank, your post made me chuckle since I find all sorts of excuses to use the Kubota to do boat work and make it an easier task.

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by dtmackey
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1980 SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha Re-power
Replies: 16
Views: 8683

Re: 1980 SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha Re-power

A comparison among the Yamaha to Evinrude/Johnson 70 in the 2 stroke offerings: Yamaha 70 72mm X 69.5mm Bore and stroke 850cc Early Johnson/Evinrude 70 76.2mm X 59.5mm Bore and stroke 803cc displacement (approx) Later (post 86 I believe) Johnson/Evinruide 70 80.9mm X 59.54mm Bore and stroke 918cc di...
by dtmackey
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Tire Wear
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Trailer Tire Wear

I lean toward the cause of the unusual tire wear being due to a bent axle more than an axle that shifted on the trailer. This link details how to identify the [unusual tire wear caused by axle misalignment]. https://www.centrevilletrailer.com/how-tos/trailer-axle-alignment-trailer-tire-wear/ I've ha...
by dtmackey
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look
Replies: 27
Views: 18991

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

a good friend of mine just purchased the new G2 140hp and will be mounting it on 80s vintage 18 Outrage. I think it will be a great motor for that boat.

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by dtmackey
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Powering Above OEM Rating
Replies: 27
Views: 821

Re: Powering Above OEM Rating

Anyone can overpower a boat without any concern until there is an accident or boarding where someone wants to nitpick. If you so choose to overpower, it would be in your best interest to apply decals to the motor that fall inline with the capacity rating the boat carries if 20' or under in length. B...
by dtmackey
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SeaStar 4-inch Jack Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: SeaStar 4-inch Jack Plate

A load of 65-lbs on the transom of a 15' Whaler is just crazy and the last place I'd look to add weight, especially if you going with a heavier outboard. If I were you, I'd look at the TH Marine Micro-Atlas jackplate. It's powered and weigh in at 23-lbs and rated for 90 to 115-HP depending on weight...
by dtmackey
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Triple and Quad Outboard Sightings
Replies: 11
Views: 760

Re: Triple and Quad Outboard Sightings

I see twins, but not many triples and quads in my area and there's lots of boats in my area. Yes, there are multi-outboard boats here and there, but nothing like what I see in FL. The difference could be we can access water 400-feet-deep within 20-miles offshore, where other areas of the country you...
by dtmackey
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

Hi guys. I thought I might be able to add some useful info here. For about 32 years, I had been involved in the manufacture, formulation, and testing of many types of clear and pigmented coatings. They included epoxies, polyurethanes, spar varnishes, etc. Although moisture may be a factor, it has b...
by dtmackey
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Updating Seating for 15' Center Console Sport
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Updating Seating for 15' Center Console Sport

Only problem Phil is the railing. I was going to do this on my 13' but it would require raising the entire railing the same height. Have to agree with this comment. The Sport 13 wrap around rail is the same setup as used on the 15 center console and the mounting brackets of the wrap around rail bol...
by dtmackey
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

My second-hand information about the cause of a varnish finish peeling is from moisture in the wood. Any moisture in the wood tends to break the adhesion between the varnish and the wood, lifting the varnish finish layer away from the wood. You can't just finish one side of a hatch, because water c...
by dtmackey
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

I understand it's a fishing boat and looking like fine furniture isn't important. If you go with a plywood, just make sure it's marine grade so the glue is waterproof and won't delam in moisture. I got away from plywood and laminate the pieces together and put a reinforcement piece underneath to pre...
by dtmackey
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

WEST System epoxy will yellow with exposure to sunlight. With the 205 and 206 harndener they are prone to yellowing. The 207 hardener is made for clear coating and has UV protection, but should still be finished with a good quality varnish. I've used this with no problems over time. https://www.wes...
by dtmackey
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 13-footer Weight
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: 13-footer Weight

We have davits on the back of one of our boats that are rated for 500-lbs and lift an AB RIB with an aluminum bottom with either a 15 or 25 Yamaha (depending on what the dingy is being used for). Personally, I'm on the side of caution and would only go with 80% of what the system is rated for. There...
by dtmackey
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1999 17 OUTRAGE II PLASTIC Through-hull Drain and Scupper Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Through-hull Replacement

I have [a c.1999 17 OUTRAGE II boat]. I am considering [replacement of the through-hull drains and scuppers]. What are the correct replacement parts? I think the scuppers are Perko 0343D. I can't figure out the [OEM part number for] smaller through-hull fitting. Let me know if you have figured it o...
by dtmackey
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1999 17 OUTRAGE II PLASTIC Through-hull Drain and Scupper Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Through-hull Replacement

Good to hear you are giving attention to those through-hull drains. They are what I consider the weak link in Whalers and encourage everyone to at least inspect them. On countless older Whalers I've seen the [brass] through-hull drains compromised due to corrosion, but the other concern on those not...
by dtmackey
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Best Bottom Paint
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Best Bottom Paint

Over the years Practical Sailor has tested and retested new formulations of bottom paint and tested their performance and ranked them. Granted there are variables from their test to your actual use - location and the samples stayed in one area, not on a boat bottom running through the water, so take...
by dtmackey
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 109
Views: 62662

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: 1397

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: 834

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: 727

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: 761

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: 25959

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: 811

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: 957

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: 761

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: 965

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: 965

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: 965

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: 579

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: 965

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: 965

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: 965

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: 579

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: 644

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: 4462

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: 1298

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: 7708

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: 4582

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: 4582

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: 4582

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: 62662

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: 27
Views: 18991

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: 13959

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...