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by dtmackey
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat
Replies: 15
Views: 347

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: 357

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: 183

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: 15
Views: 347

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: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat
Replies: 15
Views: 347

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

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: 13
Views: 220

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: 10
Views: 634

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: 8
Views: 267

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: 787

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: 15
Views: 479

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: 8
Views: 267

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: 1186

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: 350

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: 236

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: 350

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: 10
Views: 634

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: 724

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: 99

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: 724

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: 632

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: 10
Views: 634

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: 10
Views: 634

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: 790

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: 368

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: 529

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: 526

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: 218

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: 790

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: 571

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: 430

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: 233

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: 430

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: 975

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: 359

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: 509

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: 1050

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 ...
by dtmackey
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-power NAUSET 16: Yamaha 90 or E-TEC 90
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Re-power NAUSET 16: Yamaha 90 or E-TEC 90

While the E-TEC 90 is a good engine, clean high quality fuel is a must for any direct-injected two-stroke engine. [Soho] mentioned living outside the country and depending on where that is, service could be a concern, but [Soho] also mentioned knowing the mechanics and also owning a E-TEC G2 300-HP,...
by dtmackey
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Waviness and Spider Cracking in c.1989 Boat
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Waviness and Spider Cracking in c.1989 Boat

Not familiar with waviness in the transom, but I've seen it in the hull sides in 13, 15 and 17 sport models - as Jim says, more common in larger baots. I think this is a function of pumping in expandable foam and it flexing the outer skin as it expands and I do not consider this a problem at at all....
by dtmackey
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Re: SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP

My vote would be for a Yamaha two-stroke 9.9-HP, since they can be easily bumped to a 15-HP, and from the outside no one can tell. I have one that this was done and also a Yamaha 25 two-stroke with 15 decals. Not to mention, the two-stroke has better torque down low--in case there are several people...
by dtmackey
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: S O L D ... 2013 150 Super Sport, Now with price and location
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: 2013 Boston Whaler 150 Super Sport loaded and mint!

I did not see an asking price, so Is the boat being listed with a mystery price or offered up as free? If the boat is free, I'd like first right of refusal.

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by dtmackey
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cooper Engines
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Cooper Engines

I've made the assumption that the Coopers you refer to were followed by the Cooper Bessemer line on which I received some excellent training in 1971. Yep, those were the Coopers I was referring to. We had the 6cyl versions and I believe they also had a 7 and 8 cyl offering in normally aspirated and...
by dtmackey
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: November Gales
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

Re: November Gales

...There was not much oil pollution from the sinking because at the water temperatures on the bottom of Lake Superior the bunker oil is not particularly likely to flow... Hi Jim--when you refer to bunker oil, I'm assuming you mean bunker C due to its thick state in the depths and temps of lake Supe...
by dtmackey
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: November Gales
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

Re: November Gales

Thanks for sharing Jim, I love that song and have looked into the sinking many years ago. The USCGC Buoy Tender Woodrush rushed to her aid, but it was far to late. Woodrush was WLB-407, and I served on USCGC Spar WLB-403, nearly the same, except for mission specific modifications. I know the buoy te...
by dtmackey
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: After Impeller Change, Gear Case Always in Forward
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: After Impeller Change, Gear Case Always in Forward

Your shift shaft alignment moved when you had the lower unit removed and you need to realign. I do not have the install instructions, but you need to repeat the process and follow the Merc shop manual for shift shaft alignment.

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by dtmackey
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Drying Wet Foam with Vacuum Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Drying Wet Foam with Vacuum Pump

I ran into this company years ago and wondered if their service worked as good as they claimed. Wet cores can are difficult dry dry out, but I believe some improvement can be made.

http://www.dryhull.com/

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by dtmackey
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: What's New
Replies: 11
Views: 4969

Re: What's New

Big changes in leadership at Brunswick are described in a brief summary. See Mark Scwhabero to Retire as Brunswick CEO http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=839#p22495 I'm glad you pointed out the retirement of another notable leader of Brunswick. Since the retirement of Patrick M...
by dtmackey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Tucked the Whaler in for winter season
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Tucked the Whaler in for winter season

Do what I did. Find a corner in the back yard that the admiral isn't using for flowers. Have an Amish built garage delivered, as they are movable no permits and foundation is needed, they are set on blocks. Back the boat in during the winter, put cover on and the car garage is free for both cars to...
by dtmackey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Tucked the Whaler in for winter season
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Tucked the Whaler in for winter season

fno wrote:I'd leave the cars outside. They have way less "fun" value. But I do understand your dilemma.


Laughing.

I'll leave my wife's car outside (Whaler inside) next time we are expecting freezing rain or 14" of snow and when she loses her mind, I'll send her your way. ;-)

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by dtmackey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water pump impeller price and quality
Replies: 16
Views: 887

Re: Water pump impeller price and quality

I think we can all agree that as an impeller ages it: - Sees additional wear from use - The rubber dries out and vanes can crack - The mechanical bond with the internal collar can weaken (yes, I posted a failure of a new impeller, but that is rare) So if we all can agree that an aging impeller sees ...