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by dtmackey
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Large-HP Outboard Backorders
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Large-HP Outboard Backorders

I believe Yamaha is replacing the defective flywheels regardless of warranty expiration. Doing so is probably less costly than losing virtually every owner with the problem, probably for life. It would also alienate a large group of outboard owners who may be considering a Yamaha engine in the futu...
by dtmackey
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Annual Tug Trip, brought the Whaler, now w/ vid
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Annual Tug Trip, brought the Whaler, now w/ vid

Every year for the past 10 we take a family trip to the Cape and Islands from Marblehead and meet up with 5 - 10 other boats. The trip is rather special to me since I did this with my parents in the late 70s and through the mid 80s, so I get to relive this from a different perspective and watch my k...
by dtmackey
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Large-HP Outboard Backorders
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Large-HP Outboard Backorders

Just read from an unofficial source that certain model Mercury engines are backordered 46-weeks and Yamaha is at 52-weeks. Here's an article on Yamaha, but does not confirm leadtime. https://www.tradeonlytoday.com/tech/yamaha-responds-to-supply-shortage-of-large-outboards Demand for engines with new...
by dtmackey
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bunk Glides
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Bunk Glides

I have them on 2 trailers and no gelcoat damage at all. I find that the boat slides off the trailer almost too easily.

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by dtmackey
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC Origins from the perspective of SkiDoo
Replies: 1
Views: 106

E-TEC Origins from the perspective of SkiDoo

Thought this would be interesting for Jim and others. This is an article from the SkiDoo perspective, but details some of the history on how BRP bought Evinrude and incorporated into their product line. https://www.ski-doo.com/content/ski-doo/en_US/community/ontrack/E-TEC-Engine-Origins.html D-
by dtmackey
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2017 to 2019 Boston Whaler Boats with Self-bailing Cockpits
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: 2017 to 2019 Boston Whaler Boats with Self-bailing Cockpits

jimp wrote:Self-bailing. Interesting...
Maybe I'm missing something, but the thread is specific to specific Whaler models and specific years.
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by dtmackey
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Twin 200 v. Single 350
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Twin 200 v. Single 350

Before you jump into Yamaha 350hp ownership, make sure you fully educate yourself with the faulty design of the flywheel. Yami had a made design error in the 350 flywheel damper that causes a harmful harmonic in the crankshaft and found that after a certain number of hours the flywheel damper can fa...
by dtmackey
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rebuild 2006 Optimax 150
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Recommendation for Company to Rebuild 2006 Optimax 150

Compression does sound a bit low. Make sure the compression gauge is accurate and you are not getting a false reading. You can also bore scope the cylinder to look for signs of scoring. A remanufactured powerhead is the ideal way to go and the dealer or mechanic would simply dress the motor with fue...
by dtmackey
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For sale 15' super sport 90hp Yamaha
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: For sale 15' super sport 90hp Yamaha

Pics help sell a boat.

Curious what you get for a top end speed with a 90hp. I have a 15 with a 70 Yamaha.

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by dtmackey
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD Turning Point Stainless Prop 13.25X19 - SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Turning Point Stainless Prop 13.25X19

seriousness wrote:https://greatlakesskipper.com/turning-point-patriot-prop-13-25-inch-x-19-ttp-pitch-3-blade-right-hand-stainless-steel-boat-propeller-pa1-1319 You can get it here for $229 brand new.


New price then, $170 plus shipping.

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by dtmackey
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Will BPR make over 300 HP outboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Will BPR make over 300 HP outboard?

I agree to some point Jim, but the increased sales and flood of new models with pent up demand for the higher horsepower models of the other brands does indicate there's a market they are chasing. I'm not sure the stockholders or the board of directors would endorse companies chasing after diminishi...
by dtmackey
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Good Alternatives to Mahogany Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Good Alternatives to Mahogany Wood

Genuine Mahogany has many names, including Honduran Mahogany, Peruvian Mahogany, Bolivian Mahogany, South American Mahogany, Big Leaf Mahogany, etc. It has a slightly lighter color than mahogany from Africa and I believe this is what Whaler used on the classic models 9' - 17' of years past. Good alt...
by dtmackey
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Will BPR make over 300 HP outboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Will BPR make over 300 HP outboard?

Evinrude's market share globally is small and the biggest market is the U.S. and this is where the higher horsepower motors are sold. But even in the U.S. when you look at the financials and performance of Bombardier Recreational Products and break down the company, only 10% of their sales are in pr...
by dtmackey
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Name on side of the boat
Replies: 14
Views: 935

Re: Name on side of the boat

For any boat that spends a considerable amount of time outside, I'd put the name on the transom. Over time, oxidation, wear and other factors can make the name permanently visible in the gelcoat after removal, even with a strong compounding an waxing. Dark colors are more susceptible, but even the l...
by dtmackey
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Rinsing Fuel Tank Top
Replies: 12
Views: 850

Re: Rinsing Fuel Tank Top

Aluminum tanks corrode over time and most manufacturers foam the tanks in to prevent them from moving. Not sure about Whalers for drainage, but I would never rinse a foamed in tank or a tank that has cavity that has questionable drainage, as the moisture sits inside the coffin cover where the tank i...
by dtmackey
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Will BPR make over 300 HP outboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Will BPR make over 300 HP outboard?

Market has shifted to 4 strokes and Evinrude seems to have fallen out of favor for most, except those who still like 2 strokes. I'd image the market shift probably has something to do with the 10 year warranty Evinrude is offering to pull people away from a 4 stroke purchase. Yamaha is running a bac...
by dtmackey
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Attaching a Console
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Attaching a Console

My 28 year old Mako was previous a Florida Marine Patrol boat and I'm sure it wasn't babied at all. The console is held to the deck with nothing more than #14 x 4-inch stainless pan head sheet metal screws around the perimeter--lots of them. The t-top is also bolted to the console, adding to the str...
by dtmackey
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Currituck Railing Screw Replacement Size
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Currituck Railing Screw Replacement Size

Not familiar with the hardware on that model, but if it is anything like most of the Whaler hardware for railings on other models, then I go with a 10 x 1-inch Phillip head oval head sheet metal screw in stainless. I've had mixed results with 18-8 stainless in the saltwater, so stepping up to 316 st...
by dtmackey
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things

Now it's down to the little things and I wanted to install hinges in the rear compartment, but due to the design I used, I backed myself into a corner and every hinge I looked at would not work. I finally found what is referred to as a long hinge and installed it backwards and inverted so it clears ...
by dtmackey
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD Turning Point Stainless Prop 13.25X19 - SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Turning Point Stainless Prop 13.25X19

Part number 1063435 is a almost NEW, in the box, propeller made by Turning Point, part number PA1-1319. This propeller may be used (but not limited to) with Force / Honda / Mercury Mariner / Nissan / Tohatsu / Yamaha boats. Please check with a dealer or the Turning Point website to find the correct ...
by dtmackey
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1978 SPORT 15 Sump Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: 1978 SPORT 15 Sump Pump

My vote is also for the Rule 500, but the electronic version. Had one on my last Whaler for 8 years and it worked great with no problems. I installed the same pump on my 15 Whaler and expect the same longevity out of it. https://i.imgur.com/AbLl5YUl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/oqJq7v1l.jpg on edit - the...
by dtmackey
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

Seeing those pics reminds me of the Tempo fuel lines I changed out back in the day and never again would I go with cheap hose. Now I only buy Shields or Trident and stay away from the cheaper hose brands. On the same subject, I've found that Yamaha primer bulbs to be better than others out there. In...
by dtmackey
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in

Why use a dehumidifier as obviously the OP is not in a hurry and looks at this as a science project? Thanks for putting it into perspective. My metabolism rate for projects is pretty high and I have to take a step back since everyone has other priorities and time constraints. The Squall was a popul...
by dtmackey
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in

Drying foam is a very slow process and you'll never get to 100% dry. As I've heard from many people that repair Whalers, "there's no such thing as a dry hull once it's been in the water." That might be extreme, but the foam in most boats does seem to wick up water and hold it. I've seen Wh...
by dtmackey
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Re: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem

Trim unit can have an internal leak with no fluid escaping. In Mercury box and did say made in china. Different from original unit design but bolts right in. Release valve is tight. Will pull boat and check fluid level again. Two thousand rpm and unit would not trim up. I have a service manual that...
by dtmackey
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

D- I noticed way back in the thread what appears to be grey fuel line downstream of the primer bulb. There has been heavy conversation among owners that this fuel line has an interior lining that degrades and sends all kinds of gunk,debris into the engine. Many outlets are selling the grey fuel lin...
by dtmackey
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

Wow that 10HP difference and the lighter weight gives you 10mph more on your 15ft Whaler compared to my new 150. That must seem like you are flying.. Sure as heck felt that way. Fun little boat to cruise the harbor in or drag to the rivers and lakes. I think the 15 has more of a bass boat "sty...
by dtmackey
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whaler Vespa
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Whaler Vespa

Was plugging through the online listings and came across this unusual Boston Whaler..... https://i.imgur.com/di8UOzIl.png https://i.imgur.com/mvT2MzVl.png I had to chuckle, since someone must of had extra decals laying around and applied them to the Vespa. I did confirm that the owner also had a ver...
by dtmackey
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD Turning Point Stainless Prop 13.25X19 - SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 234

SOLD Turning Point Stainless Prop 13.25X19 - SOLD

Purchased this prop as part of my prop testing and it cannot be returned, so I'm selling. This was used for an hour and in perfect condition and comes with the box. There is NO damage or marks to the blades whatsoever. It's like buying a new prop for a lot less. Prop does not come with the hub kit a...
by dtmackey
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

Took a good ride today early in the morning on a slack tide and dead calm, saw 43.6mph (GPS) and this boat loves to cruise at 35mph. This was with a full tank of fuel (15 gals). This is with the 17" Turning Point prop which feels much better and is 1mph faster than the 19" pitch. 19" ...
by dtmackey
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base

SLOW DOWN COWBOY, what's the rush? 4 posts looking for direction in a half a day and you get inpatient and go the wrong direction? Thread lock has no business with fiberglass, wood and or SMS screws, a quick Google search will provide that information. You have already botched the hole by listening ...
by dtmackey
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Re: cause of problem is a bad pump seal

...I guess [the cause of the engine failing to hold trim position is a] bad pump seal. If there were a bad seal in part of the hydraulic system, I would expect there would be evidence of hydraulic fluid escaping from the system. Have you found any evidence that hydraulic fluid is escaping from the ...
by dtmackey
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base

Rivets and rail base is not a good idea. I used 10 X 1-1/4 POHSMS (phillips oval head sheet metal screws) and they "bite" right into the wood in the Whaler, rivets are just a bad idea. If #10 is stripped, you can bump up to #12. https://i.imgur.com/wvPpY2Zl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/feQ8R2ll...
by dtmackey
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

Looking great and it is nice to see her running after all the effort you put in. Where do you find the time or is this boating fix-up/maintenance your business? I noticed the "Customized by Mackey Marine" on your dash but didn't notice that in any of the Whaler pictures. Happy boating thi...
by dtmackey
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

Ordered a couple things today to continue the process. My butt was a little sore running around on Sunday, so I decided cushions were needed and ordered a 50" and 52" wide and 2" thick for the seats. The 2" difference is for the rear seat (thwart) since the control box key needs ...
by dtmackey
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

Looking great and it is nice to see her running after all the effort you put in. Where do you find the time or is this boating fix-up/maintenance your business? I noticed the "Customized by Mackey Marine" on your dash but didn't notice that in any of the Whaler pictures. Happy boating thi...
by dtmackey
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season About to Start
Replies: 14
Views: 573

Re: Boating Season About to Start

By the end of August Lake Michigan will be warm 75 to 80 deg. F if we had a lot of sun. Right now her on the East side of the Lake on the SW Michigan coast whe have a balmy 62+ deg.F (20 degrees warmer than a week ago) and little vacationers and adults wind surfers are in the water. I'll wait anoth...
by dtmackey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season About to Start
Replies: 14
Views: 573

Re: Boating Season About to Start

Started today for me, about a month later than normal due to the lousy spring we've had. I now have to make up for lost time....

Saw the buoy temps and that's pretty cold, what does the lake warm up to in the summer months?

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by dtmackey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Lauched

Went to the ramp early today to catch the high tide and launched the Whaler first and took it on a 10 mile run. Boat runs great and is so much better than the 13 it replaces. It's been 30 years since I was in a 15 and I forgot how much better they ride. Motor ran great and I only need to bump the id...
by dtmackey
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Re: Mercury 2007 115 trim problem?

Before dumping on the trim unit, check the fluid level and also the manual trim override screw to make sure it's fully seated and not partially open allowing for it to tilt down. This would be common with any trim unit no matter the brand.

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by dtmackey
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Re:Warranty on Mercury Parts

I was not aware Merc made a 215 outboard. Do you have more details on the motor and where you purchased? There's not [much] to a trim pump to go wrong. You may want to check the screw that allows the motor to be tilted manually to make sure it's fully seated.

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by dtmackey
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Went to NH today to prep and grab my other boat and stopped at a Yamaha dealer up in that area. No fuel pump and they had only a couple of the gaskets needed, so I passed.... Spend time installing a new to me Raymarine plotter and cleaning all the pollen off the Mako. Since the old plotter was a dif...
by dtmackey
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Hooked the cleaned (suspect) bottom carb to fuel and hit the primer and still could not firm up the bulb, so the only other fuel intrusion that could occur to the bottom cylinder was the fuel pump which received pulses from the bottom cylinder, as before the bottom cylinder filled with gas. Removed ...
by dtmackey
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Registered the Whaler yesterday with no problem, andI requested a simple number which they were happy to provide. I had the registration number made by a local sign shop in red to match the Whaler logo and its a rounded edge "block-ish" style which looks great (no pic). https://i.imgur.com...
by dtmackey
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1992 Super Sport 13 - Wood Finishing
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: 1992 Super Sport 13 - Wood Finishing

I believe Whaler was using Honduras mahogany and it would bleach out in the sun and have a light color to it. The mahogany people are most familiar with is African mahogany, and it has a deep brown-rose color to it. Regardless of wood species, refinishing it would make your boat shine and worth the ...
by dtmackey
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Dutchman wrote:Splash next weekend, with the kids, now teenagers?


Kids are a little older - one just turned 16 and the other almost 18, so it'll be a bit different. I may run into Boston tomorrow at lunch and register the boat so I can give it a try this weekend. I only have a couple minor things left.

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by dtmackey
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

I love this thread. Are you able to describe how the two interior stern cleats are mounted? My halibut anchor retrieval system on my 1977 17-footer would be safer with a stern cleat. Not sure the 15' and 17' are the same from a build perspective, but I'll share the details. Cleats are mounted 22.5&...
by dtmackey
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

A little more progress and closer to completion. Raised the motor to the 3rd hole after making a template from the motor bracket to make sure I drilled the blind holes in the exact spot. I gooped with 4000 quick set polyurethane sealant. I find that it seals great and also comes apart, unlike 5200 w...
by dtmackey
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - misc things
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

It was almost 8 years ago to the week when I splashed the last Whaler project and the kids met me at the dock. https://i.imgur.com/GhJhGnWl.png Rigging tube was delivered today, so I installed and wrapped up all the wiring. https://i.imgur.com/CadtVXPl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/uRoFHvml.jpg https://i....
by dtmackey
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: My 17 Montauk Adventure
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: My 17 Montauk Adventure

Good luck with the build.

I love looking at other project threads as everyone approaches a project from a different angle and I've picked up a few ideas over the years. If the posting of the project helps just one person with their project, then the effort of posting was worth it.

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