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by MarkCz
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 Montauk 17 115-HP
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: 2001 Montauk 17 115-HP

Is the motor mounted all the way down with the bracket touching the transom or do you have it elevated by using different mounting holes?
by MarkCz
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 SPORT 13 Dismantling Steering System
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: 1978 SPORT 13 Dismantling Steering System

I had removed the cable and pulleys from a similar vintage SPORT 13 for a few years when I was using a 9.9-HP two-strokeppower-cycle tiller-steering engine on a local lake. Eventually they allowed motors up to 20-HP to be used, and I reinstalled the pulleys and bought new cable and clamps. Since I n...
by MarkCz
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: The New Forum at Year Five
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: The New Forum at Year Five

Thanks Jim for all your hard work keeping the site running and ensuring the posts are clearly written.
by MarkCz
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1988 REVENGE 22 Walk-Through
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: 1988 REVENGE 22 Walk-Through

Welcome aboard and congrats on the boat. My dad had the same REVENGE 22 Walk-Through until about three years ago [but later clarified it was not the same boat, just another REVENGE 22 Walk-Through--Moderator]. It was a great boat. I am curious how the 140-HP four-stroke-power-cycle engine moves the ...
by MarkCz
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk 170 Re-power
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Montauk 170 Re-power

Too bad Evinrude [stopped making their E-TEC engines.] [They made an E-TEC] 115-HP [that weighed] 375-lbs (that I believe you could have gotten) in white.
by MarkCz
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Labor Day Weekend Launch Ramp Stories
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Labor Day Weekend Launch Ramp Stories

Only good experiences at the Belmar municipal marina boat ramp in NJ on Saturday of Labor day weekend. That ramp is laid out very well with pretty wide lanes and a nice area where you can pull forward to straighten out your vehicle and trailer to get them straight before backing down. I like that ra...
by MarkCz
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Big decision
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Big decision

You mentioned some other brands of boats. Have you looked at a Robalo R200. It's a nice boat with very high freeboard and laid out well. The swing open head design is great for easy access even if you only use it for storage. I know this a BW forum but that boat is one sweet ride that won't break th...
by MarkCz
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15-footer with 25-HP
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: 15-footer with 25-HP

I have an older 1987 Mercury 70 hp 2 stroke power cycle engine that runs great. Besides the noise at idle and maybe higher fuel burn compared to modern engines the cost is perfect for me. Free, I already own it.
by MarkCz
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk Trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Montauk Trailer

I have a galvanized loadrite 17220090 that is 5 years old and is holding up well but I wash it after each trip to the salt and only fish less than 10 times a year. While they use heat shrink connectors on the wiring some connectors have 2 wires jammed in one side of the crimp and this prevents the h...
by MarkCz
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Used Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: First Used Boat

You may have to raise your budget a little to get a descent Montauk that has been repowered with a 4 stroke. Like someone mentioned be careful about putting too much weight on the transom of a classic Montauk. I have a 1987 Montauk with a 1987 70 hp 2 cycle power stroke engine and that has plenty of...
by MarkCz
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1997 17' Outrage II Water in Fuel problems
Replies: 10
Views: 467

Re: 1997 17' Outrage II Water in Fuel problems

Have you tried running the engine on a portable 6 gallon style fuel tank yet? That would be my next step before anything.
by MarkCz
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Wire Rope Steering Locked-up
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Wire Rope Steering Locked-up

I had a 13-footer with [wire rope and] pulley steering.

Many people remove these helms to update the steering to a Teleflex-type mechanical cable system.

If you can not loosen up the helm, you may be able to find a used helm for sale.
by MarkCz
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1970 KATAMA 16 Restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: 1970 KATAMA 16 Restoration

Does that trailer have roller bunks on it. It's hard to tell but looks like it does. If it does I would remove them and change them to a carpeted bunks. It's not recommended to store a whaler on a roller trailer. Enjoy the boat.
by MarkCz
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 3148

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

You might want to bring a spare hub for the trailer and make sure you have a spare tire. That's a long ride for a trailer that you don't know the condition of the tires or hubs.
by MarkCz
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 38
Views: 3333

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

That's a very nice hatch and I like the hinge design.

Is that hatch solid wood or a type of plywood?

I can't see the edge clear enough to see any plies.
by MarkCz
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 38
Views: 3333

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

I had a 1970s vintage SPORT 13. Although the console, the middle thwart, and the rear thwart were all nice mahogany, the bow hatch was plywood, and it did not hold up nearly as well as the solid wood. I eventually built a new hatch out of solid teak with no joints. I gave it a varnish finish, and it...
by MarkCz
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rage 15: Engine Will Not Start Due to Fuel Malfunction
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: Rage 15: Engine Will Not Start Due to Fuel Malfunction

I meant to say same fuel into the cylinders as what's in the gas tank.
by MarkCz
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rage 15: Engine Will Not Start Due to Fuel Malfunction
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: Rage 15: Engine Will Not Start Due to Fuel Malfunction

Is the fuel in the boats gas tank the same fuel you are using to inject into the carbs.
by MarkCz
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rage 15: Engine Will Not Start Due to Fuel Malfunction
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: Rage 15: Engine Will Not Start Due to Fuel Malfunction

Are you using fresh fuel and not old stale gasoline?
by MarkCz
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Effect on SONAR of Silt in Water
Replies: 2
Views: 935

Effect on SONAR of Silt in Water

I have a Raymarine DRAGONFLY. In shallow water the SONAR screen seems to be overly noisy. Q1: is [on-screen noise in the SONAR display] because the water I usually travel in is quite silty? [Moderator's note: this topic was introduced into another thread which was discussing another topic. This post...
by MarkCz
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Extending Trailer Tongue
Replies: 11
Views: 13148

Re: Extending Trailer Tongue

I have added a swing tongue to my trailer but have not lengthened the tongue. Adding additional tongue length can be easily done by buying some suitably sized tongue material and drilling new holes for the hitch coupler as well as the trailer tongue hinge. You may have to lengthen the trailer light ...
by MarkCz
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cooler Size for MONTAUK 17
Replies: 6
Views: 10630

Re: Cooler Size for MONTAUK 17

I have a 1987 Boston whaler Montauk and my cooler was cracked and needed to be replaced. I wanted a larger cooler but did not want to reposition the cooler cleats so I built an adapter plate from plywood that I placed on top of the cleats. I will check the size of the cooler I now use when can get t...
by MarkCz
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck
Replies: 13
Views: 10444

Re: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck

It's too late now but you could have used T nuts made from stainless on the plywood section you made before you put it back in.
by MarkCz
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: White All-Round Lamp Too High
Replies: 13
Views: 10563

Re: White All-Round Lamp Too High

I have a 1987 Boston Whaler Montauk. My pole lamp is also high and will not fit into my garage with an 8-foot-high door. I do boat at night and bent the pole twice because I forgot to remove it before backing into the garage. It bent back ok but not perfect.
by MarkCz
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1987 17-footer Removing Rub Rail Black Insert
Replies: 3
Views: 7030

Re: 1987 17-footer Removing Rub Rail Black Insert

I know this may seem silly to mention but you need to remove the insert starting from the stern where it ends.
by MarkCz
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic 1983 Whaler Montauk 17 RPS Seat Cushion
Replies: 5
Views: 3532

Re: Classic 1983 Whaler Montauk 17 RPS Seat Cushion

I have a 1987 Montauk. My seat cushion also is squished. I have recently started to leave the seat back in the middle so it's not touching the cushion.
by MarkCz
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Adding USB outlet
Replies: 15
Views: 12348

Re: Adding USB outlet

I thought I would add some information regarding the concern about running the battery down if he left the voltmeter on. My daughter had a 2005 Honda Accord that had a radio that was causing the battery to run down overnight when the car was sitting. WE disconnected the radio but she hated going wit...
by MarkCz
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-foot Hull Drain
Replies: 11
Views: 4675

Re: 13-foot Hull Drain

My SPORT 13 had the small hole at the bottom of the bow storage area as shown in the picture. It did not have the two holes up top.
by MarkCz
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-foot Hull Drain
Replies: 11
Views: 4675

Re: Whaler 13 Hatch Drain

Buy plastic or brass tubing that just fits through the holes; glue in tubing. The foam is protected and you still have drains.
by MarkCz
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer: Repair or Buy New
Replies: 15
Views: 5958

Re: Trailer: Repair or Buy New

I have a 1987 Montauk. A few years ago I replaced the trailer with a 5-STARR [a model of trailer made by LOADRITE] galvanized trailer, model 5S-17220090V with leaf springs. It should be very close in size [to the trailer mentioned above]. The 5-STARR-model trailers are made [by LOADRITE]. My [1987 M...
by MarkCz
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Direct fit cooler replacement for a 1987 Montauk
Replies: 13
Views: 4962

Re: Direct fit cooler replacement for a 1987 Montauk

Everyone—thanks for all the information.
by MarkCz
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Direct fit cooler replacement for a 1987 Montauk
Replies: 13
Views: 4962

Re: Direct fit cooler replacement for a 1987 Montauk

I see an Igloo 94 marine ultra but no igloo marine elite on igloo's website. Are they the "same" cooler? Seems like West marine mentions the elite.
by MarkCz
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Direct fit cooler replacement for a 1987 Montauk
Replies: 13
Views: 4962

Direct fit cooler replacement for a 1987 Montauk

After 30 years the original Montauk cooler is finally cracking and needs to be replaced. I have the console-mounted rod holders so I can't go too high. I searched for some information on coolers and Montauks but some threads are quite old. Cooler manufacturers seem to be changing their models and ne...
by MarkCz
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP
Replies: 17
Views: 12027

Re: SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP

The 9.9 was easy to pull start and I don't think a 13 year old would have any problem starting it as long as the engine is in good shape. The 20 I had required way more strength.
by MarkCz
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP
Replies: 17
Views: 12027

Re: SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP

I had a SPORT 13 of that [c.1979] vintage for 30 years. The boat initially had a 25-HP two-stroke-power-cycle engine with electric start and side console cable steering. Good engine choice. I sold the 25-HP and bought a 9.9-HP two-stroke-power-cycle engine so I could operate on a local lake with 10-...
by MarkCz
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Aftermarket Voltage Regulator for 1987 Mercury Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 8080

Re: Aftermarket Voltage Regulator for GPS/SONAR Over-voltage

I bought a complete 9-Ampere conversion kit made by Mercury-Quicksilver. The kit was manufactured in 2006. The regulator-rectifier looks to be the same design as the CDI units but there is no schematic to compare. If it fails I will replace with a CDI unit in the future.
by MarkCz
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Aftermarket Voltage Regulator for 1987 Mercury Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 8080

Re: Aftermarket Voltage Regulator for GPS/SONAR Over-voltage

This is an update. I removed the old rectifier and installed the new 9-Ampere voltage regulator-rectifier on the outboard. The hardest part of the installation was routing the wiring harness behind the oil tank. The new regulator works like a charm, and my GPS receiver did not shut off at all at hig...
by MarkCz
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 15207

Re: MONTAUK 17 Re-power

Please tell us more about your repower experience and prop choice. I have been nursing an old 1987 Mercury 2 stroke power cycle 70 hp for about a year now and would love to repower but spending $10,000 on a 90 hp etec or almost 8,500 on a Yamaha F70 doesn't make much sense to me unless I keep the bo...
by MarkCz
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Corroded Mercury Outboard Tiller Arm
Replies: 9
Views: 3667

Re: Corroded Mercury Outboard Tiller Arm

I repaired a 1987 70 hp Mercury that I needed to replace the exhaust adapter plate gaskets and water tube seal. I had to remove the powerhead to get to those parts and If you do want to change the swivel tube you will need to pull the powerhead. Since yours is a 2007 I don't think yours will be that...
by MarkCz
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Aftermarket Voltage Regulator for 1987 Mercury Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 8080

Re: Aftermarket Voltage Regulator for GPS/SONAR Over-voltage

I found a 9-Ampere rectifier-regulator kit that has all the parts needed including wiring harness, terminal block that replaces the old rectifier, heat sink mounting plate and the rectifier-regulator at a great price of $50. I hope that will fix the over-voltage.I will post an update after the insta...
by MarkCz
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Aftermarket Voltage Regulator for 1987 Mercury Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 8080

Aftermarket Voltage Regulator for 1987 Mercury Engine

I have a 1987 Montauk with a 1987 Mercury 70-HP two-stroke-power-cycle engine. This particular engine only has a rectifier that converts the stator output to DC. There is no regulator, and as the engine run faster than 2500-RPM, the voltage can rise to over 15.6 volts. My Raymarine Dragonfly GPS son...
by MarkCz
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2010 Montauk 170 Moeller 22-gallon On-deck Fuel Tank Installation
Replies: 6
Views: 3344

Re: 2010 Montauk 170 Moeller 22 Installation

I had a similar problem on my 1987 Montauk replacing my twin 6-gallon steel tanks with a new Moeller tank that was supposed to be a direct fit. A channel built into the tank to allow the fuel line would have been nice but was not molded in. I got around that deficit in design by adding two 5/8-inch ...