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by porthole
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Keel Guard on a 1995 15-footer
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Keel Guard on a 1995 15-footer

Jim, I should have added, it made for a stable boarding of an unstable spouse :-)

Dogs preferred it too.
by porthole
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Keel Guard on a 1995 15-footer
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Keel Guard on a 1995 15-footer

I don't know about the OP, but I use to run my boat up against the dock and keep it in gear.
The area above the bow eye would set against the dock lip and the bow eye would jam up underneath.
by porthole
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Keel Guard on a 1995 15-footer
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Keel Guard on a 1995 15

The boat pictured is a 15-footer from 1983 or 1984. I cut a hole.
by porthole
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Spanish Tall Ship
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Spanish Tall Ship

And the Angels should be flying today
by porthole
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2009 150 SUPER SPORT: Brown Fluid Oozing
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: 2009 150 SUPER SPORT: Brown Fluid Oozing

jimh wrote:Saltwater is said to not induce wood rot. Freshwater makes wood rot. A use history for saltwater is a plus in this case.


Rot and soft, I have found the same over the years.
But wet and soft wood is not a lot different then rotten wood.

Salt water intrusion is still bad.
by porthole
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2009 150 SUPER SPORT: Brown Fluid Oozing
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: 2009 150 SUPER SPORT: Brown Fluid Oozing

Water leaked into the transom.
by porthole
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Jersey Barnegat Bay Damaged ATONs Become Hazards
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: New Jersey Barnegat Bay Damaged ATONs Become Hazards

I will work or copying the info over.

It is my understanding that it was not ice flows that caused the problem, rather the use of limited or unprotected steel piling in a saltwater environment.
by porthole
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Keel Guard on a 1995 15-footer
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Keel Guard on a 15

I installed a keel guard on my 15-footer without problems.

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Fig. 1. Bow stem of 15-foot Boston Whaler with a Keel Guard installed.
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by porthole
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Orange Beach Boat Show at The Wharf Marina
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Orange Beach Boat Show at The Wharf Marina

There were several of the bigger Whalers in the water, including a couple with Seakeeper's installed.
by porthole
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 15' Super Sport Limited, Fuel Tank under front seat
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: 1988 15' Super Sport Limited, Fuel Tank under front seat

I had a 1983 15.
I had a custom made tank to my specs to fit under the bench.
28 gallons.

Some thoughts, I raised the seat about 1.5”
The angles welded on the ends for bolting down were about 1/2” lower then the tank edge, to account for the deck crown.
by porthole
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Jersey Barnegat Bay Damaged ATONs Become Hazards
Replies: 11
Views: 486

New Jersey Barnegat Bay Damaged ATONs Become Hazards

[Pointed to a Facebook page that required some sort of log-in to see.]
by porthole
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Orange Beach Boat Show at The Wharf Marina
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Orange Beach Boat Show at The Wharf Marina

We are in Gulf Shores for the winter and I went to the show Friday. Although the boats seemed to be arranged haphazardly I thought it was a good show as boat shows go. First one I have been to in a long time where about anything you wanted to look at was there. Was disappointed that the World Cat de...
by porthole
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: Using BU-353 GPS Receiver with Newer MacOS
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Using BU-353 GPS Receiver with Newer MacOS

Thanks, I'll give it a try when I get the unit back.
by porthole
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: Using BU-353 GPS Receiver with Newer MacOS
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Using BU-353 GPS Receiver with Newer MacOS

I don't use the item you refer to here, but perhaps you have a solution or suggestion for me. I have a Garmin GPSmap 476, a great little GPS that Garmin no longer supports, although they continue to support the aviation version. This GPS is a street navigator, chart plotter, video bottom recorder, X...
by porthole
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: GPS Week Rollover Is Coming in April 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1616

Re: GPS Week Rollover Is Coming in April 2019

Reading the DHS file leaves me just as confused. My take is that we'll just go with "business as usual" until April 6, 2019 and see what happens. If the timing becomes a problem, will the device just not lock on? Is this similar to what happened the Northstar 9XX series GPS units that coul...
by porthole
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: Speed of a GPS Satellite
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Speed of a GPS Satellite

What I find neat is with all those abouts, approximates and nominals is that the 2.4 mph is not only accurate, but can postion you to within a few feet.
by porthole
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 4939

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

On a boat I suppose you could add these pricey LiFEPO4's, add one of the cheap SOLAR panels to keep them charged up, add a cheap inverter and you may just qualify for the credit.
by porthole
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 4939

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

BattleBorn, $924 shipped (no tax) 10 year warranty https://battlebornbatteries.com/ Since I am using these as part of my SOLAR project, I qualify for the federal renewable energy credit when I file for the 2018 calendar year. Thats good for a 30% credit. Makes my effective cost $648 Edit: My $925 pr...
by porthole
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 4939

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

Those bass boaters though. A few pounds may give them a top speed of 70.3 instead of 70.1. People using electric trolling motors may see the benefit and could justify to themselves the cost versus weight. On the 21 Outrage I had, not at all [justified] AGM batteries in that boat were quite sufficien...
by porthole
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 4939

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

Unless the battery manufacturer states explicitly that their battery must never be used to start an outboard engine, I don't see how they could object to that use. In the email you quoted from RELiON, they say: [Quoting an email response from ReLION] ReLion’s batteries are ...not designed to be sta...
by porthole
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 4939

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

DUANE--in your system, what keeps the six batteries charged? The inverter is a 3,000-Watt AC pure-sine-wave, hybrid, auto-transfer, pass-through, 120-Ampere DC battery charger/inverter. Magnum Energy does not rate the surge capability as double like many companies do, rather they list surge in &quo...
by porthole
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 4939

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

You said: I did not see an explicit statement that the battery must not be used for engine starting. I offered that the manufacturers typically do not recommend for starting batteries. One does not usually see that they are not rated as starting batteries until you start asking questions. And of the...
by porthole
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 4939

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

I still do not see on this new battery you linked to where it says it can be used as a starting battery. Something to keep in mind, and I'm sure this is not that important in the marine environment. Most of these high tech new age LiFEPO4's batteries have a built in BMS, battery management system. M...
by porthole
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 4939

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

On average pricing of $900 to $1200 for each battery, I would be leery about using them outside their respective design criteria. That said, I did get the OK from BattleBorn Batteries to use my array for starting my Onan 8KW diesel genset. Their comment was 600 AH of battery with the tremendous inst...
by porthole
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 4939

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

From the horse's mouth (RELiON's anyway).My query: Hello, I'm comparing several different LiFEPO4 100AH battery manufacturers. Others I have looked into have a disclaimer about being a non engine starting battery. Is there any problems with using Relion batteries for engine start? Thanks, Duane Duan...
by porthole
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Assessment of c.1984 CENTER CONSOLE 15 with 70-HP
Replies: 16
Views: 1173

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

Seems photobucket might have given up taking hostage of our photos. Try this link for some pics of my 15 http://s96.photobucket.com/user/porthole2/library/Boats/BW%2015%20CC%201983?sort=9&page=1 You will see that I am not a fan of teak http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1976...
by porthole
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Assessment of c.1984 CENTER CONSOLE 15 with 70-HP
Replies: 16
Views: 1173

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

I had the same boat. It was a blast, one of my favorites. I did a lot to the boat. Don't know if it added value, but it certainly added value to me. New outboard (kind of forced to do that) New trailer Custom made 28 gallon fuel tank Raised the seat about 2" and repositioned the back rest to a ...
by porthole
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 4939

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

With LiFEPo4 batteries the manufacturers still do not recommend them for starting batteries.
by porthole
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 4939

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

A LiFePO4 battery has some real advantages. If the cost were a close call, then I would choose them over lead-acid. However, as people have pointed out, they are (at the moment) several times more expensive, and I suspect that in reality, they won't really last all that much longer than lead-acid b...
by porthole
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Offshore Collision At Sea: Attessa IV and Prowler
Replies: 22
Views: 2123

Re: Offshore Collision At Sea: Attessa IV and Prowler

Contributing to the notoriety of the ANDRIA DORIA sinking was the relatively close-to-shore position that enabled newsreel cameramen to fly out in small planes and record the event on film, and for that film to be processed and shown on American television the same day in the largest television mar...
by porthole
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Offshore Collision At Sea: Attessa IV and Prowler
Replies: 22
Views: 2123

Re: Offshore Collision At Sea: Attessa IV and Prowler

jimh wrote:was a result of an error in interpretation of the RADAR returns.



Hence the moniker "RADAR assisted collision"

And I have some familiarity as well with the AD :-)

Returning from my first visit to the site.

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by porthole
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Offshore Collision At Sea: Attessa IV and Prowler
Replies: 22
Views: 2123

Re: Offshore Collision At Sea: Attessa IV and Prowler

Many years ago I attended a RADAR awareness course at the Maritime Academy in New York. The course was based on military shipboard RADAR and the beginnings and application of RADAR. One thing that stood out then was the phrase "RADAR assisted collision", using several New York Bight collis...
by porthole
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: NJ Captain charged in collison
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: NJ Captain charged in collison

Update, the captain had pleaded guilty to "Seaman's Manslaughter", a term I've never heard before. https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2018/10/nj_yacht_captain_pleads_guilty_to_seamans_manslaughter_in_2015_boat_crash.html N.J. yacht captain pleads guilty to 'seaman's manslaughter' in 2015 bo...
by porthole
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: NJ Captain charged in collison
Replies: 2
Views: 491

NJ Captain charged in collison

I thought I had posted the original article but can't find it, so. Original 12/20/17 https://www.nj.com/cape-may-county/index.ssf/2017/12/nj_captain_facing_seamans_manslaughter_in_fatal_bo.html N.J. boat captain charged with manslaughter in fatal crash off Rhode Island Updated Dec 20, 2017; Posted D...
by porthole
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Offshore Collision At Sea: Attessa IV and Prowler
Replies: 22
Views: 2123

Re: COLREGS and US Navigation Rules; Right of Way

Duane - How do COLREGS differ from our US Navigation Rules as to right of way? My understanding is that there is no such thing as "right of way" and that we have only "burdened" and "stand on" vessels. What are the demarcation lines between the COLREGS and US Navigatio...
by porthole
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Taylor Made Sold
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Taylor Made Sold

Lippert is a RV component manufacturer. My guess is they build 99% of the frames used in fifth-wheel recreational trailers. I have seen this trend in the RV industry over the last 15 years and especially in the last five years with a growing economy and the recreational industry booming after almost...
by porthole
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Offshore Collision At Sea: Attessa IV and Prowler
Replies: 22
Views: 2123

Re: Right of Way

right-of-way There is no "right of way" on open waters. Only one specific situation on inland Lakes and rivers, and only certain lakes and rivers at that. Rule 9 (ii) Notwithstanding paragraph (a)(i) and Rule 14(a), a power-driven vessel operating in narrow channels or fairways on the Gre...
by porthole
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 4939

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

That website linked above is no longer operating, but the article--I think it is the same article--can now be found here:

https://marinehowto.com/lifepo4-batteries-on-boats/

[Thank you; I updated the original article to have the new link.--jimh]
by porthole
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 4939

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

I have been doing some research on LiFEPO4 batteries for RV use. BattleBorn and LiFeBlue are two popular suppliers. --Neither company recommend use as starting batteries. --The batteries are impressive both in performance and price. --Typical price for a 100amp hour battery is $900+ The batteries ar...
by porthole
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1990 21' Justice Dive Door Seal
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: 1990 21' Justice Dive Door Seal

Mostly for autos and RV's, this company has many different forms of seals.

https://www.steelerubber.com/
by porthole
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Advantages of Built-in GNSS and AIS Receivers in VHF Marine Band Radios
Replies: 21
Views: 3347

Re: How AIS Targets Are Displayed On Radios and Chartplotters

ASIDE to PORTHOLE: Chartplotters either properly AIS targets or or they don't, and it depends mostly on the chart plotter, but also on the data that has been received from the target. For example, if an AIS receiver has not received the name of the ship in the AIS broadcast, a chartplotter cannot d...
by porthole
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Oregon Buoy 10 Boat Collision
Replies: 5
Views: 1450

Oregon Buoy 10 Boat Collision

This first-person view is a scary incident: [Thanks for mentioning this incident and the recording of it from the boat's point of view, but I deleted the link you posted. It went to a news website which was providing this video only after you watched a commercial. There are dozens of news sites link...
by porthole
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Advantages of Built-in GNSS and AIS Receivers in VHF Marine Band Radios
Replies: 21
Views: 3347

Re: How AIS Targets Are Displayed On Radios and Chartplotters

The chart-plotters I have looked at do not have a AIS receiver built in, and I don't know of what benefit it would be anyway for the recreational boater. I have the GX2200 interfaced with a Lowrance HDS Gen3 chart-plotter and multi-function display. Although the AIS targets are displayed on the GX22...
by porthole
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1999 Boston Whaler 21 Outrage SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 2627

Re: FS: 1999 Boston Whaler 21 Outrage, Central New Jersey

The gavel has fallen, sold
by porthole
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 5124

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Porthole,I just received one more today and I didn't order it.Now I have nothing to return for this one they sent me. Could just box them up and return it with the included label. In New Jersey, any unsolicited product sent to your house is considered a gift. Maybe Kidde has more units stockpiled t...
by porthole
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 5124

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

So, I checked 10 or 11 extinguishers on Kidde's web site and only one was valid for the recall. Completed the online form and yesterday I got 3 extinguishers delivered, go figure. fedex ground is all private sub contractors - and they act like it sometimes. The snow drift in front of my porch was 2'...
by porthole
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 2381

Re: Boat Insurance

I noticed last year that BoatUS said that Geico was taking over their insurance but are you saying I should check direct with Geico and maybe get a better deal? Is BoatUS skimming or is that extra cost for part of the on water towing they offer? [A telephone] call costs nothing to compare. On my 19...
by porthole
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 2381

Re: Boat Insurance

I had BoatUS for years and currently have Geico same underwriters (same boss), different costs. My Geico policy was [more than] $300-less then the same BoatUS policy, and for a higher agreed value. Here are two points to add based on my more than 20-year experience working part time with the local T...
by porthole
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whaler for Fishing and Water Skiing Near Sandy Hook, New Jersey
Replies: 14
Views: 2713

Re: Whaler for Fishing and Water Skiing Near Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Another note, in the same size the Ventura is very similar in hull but with an open deck with dual consoles with a real stand up head in the port console. The Dauntless in the same size is also a very similar hull, but the deck is more set up for family fun. To gain deck space the gunwales are very ...
by porthole
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whaler for Fishing and Water Skiing Near Sandy Hook, New Jersey
Replies: 14
Views: 2713

Re: Whaler for Fishing and Water Skiing Near Sandy Hook, New Jersey

My 2 cents. I have a 1999 21 Outrage (and it is for sale, but not why I am posting here). The boat is a great boat. Because of it's weight and hull design it is a good running boat when it gets a little sloppy. Mine drifts a predictable set when fluke fishing and runs a pretty good line when trollin...