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by FISHNFF
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: No Classics in new WHALER magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 4135

No Classics in new WHALER magazine

I may be wrong, but what hit me in this edition of WHALER magazine is that not one classic is shown anywhere in the magazine. Before there would be a classic Montauk, a 13-blue-hull, a classic Outrage at least a model from the 1990’s in an article or somewhere. This edition is filled with only curre...
by FISHNFF
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel tank replacement and Bait tank Install in 18 Outrage
Replies: 2
Views: 1985

Re: Fuel tank replacement and Bait tank Install in 18 Outrage

I found the pic the shop took when they lifted the deck off of my 18 Outrage.
by FISHNFF
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel tank replacement and Bait tank Install in 18 Outrage
Replies: 2
Views: 1985

Re: Fuel tank replacement and Bait tank Install in 18 Outrage

BTW the new tank should have a capacity of 55 gallons.
by FISHNFF
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel tank replacement and Bait tank Install in 18 Outrage
Replies: 2
Views: 1985

Fuel tank replacement and Bait tank Install in 18 Outrage

I wanted to fall in love with my 1988 18 Outrage all over again do I thought I’d have done work done on her. H 31 years seemed long enough for an in-hull fuel tank that sees regular water intrusion. I had a local marine metal shop pull my original tank, which showed significant pitting on the sides ...
by FISHNFF
Wed May 09, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 Mercury 100 HP
Replies: 8
Views: 2186

Re: 1996 Mercury 100 HP

The 1996 Mercury 100-HP is the in-line four-cylinder also marketed as a 115 and a 125-HP. I believe the all had the system of dropping cylinder sets at lower RPM. I don’t [think] model is especially desirable as say a three-cylinder Mercury because of roughness at lower motor speeds and a surge when...
by FISHNFF
Fri May 04, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cutting out rigging tube on 1999 Alert 17
Replies: 9
Views: 3047

Re: Cutting out rigging tube on 1999 Alert 17

I had a 1998 Alert [with] tiller steering [that was] converted to a Montauk/Guardian by Boston Whaler. If I remember correctly, they did not add a rigging tube sleeve and dam, but instead glassed it to prevent water entering through the foam. I don’t have the boat anymore so I found not say for sure...
by FISHNFF
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13694

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

In my quest for the perfect prop, I found the Stiletto Triad 3.5 in 10.25-inch diameter and 14-pitch. I ran the boat at Lake Berryessa with --two aboard, --three batteries, --nine gallons fuel. and ---24-Volt bow-mount Minn Kota. Acceleration was moderate and smooth but acceptable. When the engine w...
by FISHNFF
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15-footer: Electric Trolling Motor Thrust
Replies: 13
Views: 5519

Re: 15-footer: Electric Trolling Motor Thrust

On my 1989 15-footer with a 2016 Mercury 60 FOURSTROKE I have a foot-controlled 24-Volt 70-lbs-thrust Minn Kota electric motor mounted on the port bow step and two AC Delco deep-cycle Group 24 [12-Volt batteries] mounted inside a Rubbermaid ActionPack held against the bow locker by the thwart seat--...
by FISHNFF
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Sea Ray SDX250
Replies: 1
Views: 1349

New Sea Ray SDX250

Has anyone else seen the ad for the new Sea Ray SDX250?

At first glance it looked like a Boston Whaler Vantage.
Seems this new model, which fits nicely between the Vantage 23 and Vantage 27, might boost sales and halo the ailing Sea Ray brand.

FISHNFF
by FISHNFF
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13694

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

I purchased 14-inch Mercury Spitfire 4-blade aluminum propeller, and I decided to go run it on the Bay. First impression there was no gear clunk putting the boat into gear. Advantage #1. Next was the acceleration. Much better than the Stilleto 12-inch Stainless. The acceleration felt more like the t...
by FISHNFF
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 13-foot and 17-foot Lifting Harness
Replies: 17
Views: 5055

Lifting Harness Construction, Load Rating, Clearance, and Suitability for other Models

[This post was made in a separate thread. The two threads are combined now--jimh] Seeing [the above] post on a lifting harness for a 17 Montauk has me wondering if such a harness could be assembled from nylon lifting straps with appropriately rated hardware. If so, would one-inch 3200-lbs-working-lo...
by FISHNFF
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale: Heat Shrink Terminals
Replies: 1
Views: 1221

Re: For Sale: Heat Shrink Terminals

I’ll take them if still available.

FISHNFF
by FISHNFF
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Possible Purchase 1996 21’ Outrage
Replies: 13
Views: 4664

Re: Possible Purchase 1996 21’ Outrage

Not all commercial fishermen beat their boats up. I know quite a few who keep their boats very clean. Waxed interiors make blood cleanup much easier. Regular motor maintenance as many run singles without a kicker. Others use their Whaler hull as a Work platform with little regard other than fuel for...
by FISHNFF
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Possible Purchase 1996 21’ Outrage
Replies: 13
Views: 4664

Re: Possible Purchase 1996 21’ Outrage

The FG designates a California commercial fishing vessel.
Sequentially numbered, this boat started commercial fishing somewhere around 2013.
by FISHNFF
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2015 Yamaha F115B major oil leak
Replies: 12
Views: 5010

Re: 2015 Yamaha F115B major oil leak

I'm not sure if it's just a block or entire complete powerhead. I'm thinking entire new powerhead. Giving the price of labor, it may be cheaper. I hope to know very soon. I've been running my 15 Striper in the Bay in the meantime. I missed crabbing in my 18, but luckily had friends and ran with them...
by FISHNFF
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2015 Yamaha F115B major oil leak
Replies: 12
Views: 5010

Re: 2015 Yamaha F115B major oil leak

Update--Yamaha is replacing the entire block with, of course, new main seal installed. I feel much better, as this would rule out something wrong with the block and not just the seal. I believe this was an anomaly, as I had not seen this failure after a lot of internet searching. [The failure occurr...
by FISHNFF
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2015 Yamaha F115B major oil leak
Replies: 12
Views: 5010

Re: 2015 Yamaha F115B major oil leak

Got the word from the dealer that the main seal blew out and became unseated. Yamaha is replacing it under warranty with a new seal. UT WHY did it go out in the first place? Will it happen again?

Hope to run it after getting it fixed next week. Hmmmmm
by FISHNFF
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2015 Yamaha F115B major oil leak
Replies: 12
Views: 5010

Re: 2015 Yamaha F115B major oil leak

Thanks Jim. Yes, the dealer will (hopefully) tell all. I just wanted to know if anyone has seen this on any similar four-stroke outboard engine. I've found nothing on the internet. This has got me bothered. I know and hope this is a one-off anomaly. I take this, and most of my boats, all over, inclu...
by FISHNFF
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2015 Yamaha F115B major oil leak
Replies: 12
Views: 5010

2015 Yamaha F115B major oil leak

After a WOT run of 10-minutes, I slowed to see oil in the water. I shut down the engine--turns out [the source of the oil in the water is from] my 2015 Yamaha F115B engine. I pulled the engine cover and there is oil all over. I checked oil fill, dip stick and filter. All were tight. I fired up the e...
by FISHNFF
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Life with my carbureted Mercury/Yamaha FourStroke (continued)
Replies: 13
Views: 8293

Re: Life with my carbureted Mercury/Yamaha FourStroke (continued)

Hey Peter! Glad that motor still purrs and you are still loving that hull! I still believe that particular 17 is the best riding Classic 17 around! It still looks great. Even the Merc stickers look good. That boat has gone all over and done a lot. Glad it's still making people happy! Remember you go...
by FISHNFF
Mon May 29, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Striper console panel size
Replies: 1
Views: 992

Re: 15 Striper console panel size

Got it.

23" x 5"

Using Bronze smoked plexi to match windshield


FISHNFF
by FISHNFF
Mon May 29, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Striper console panel size
Replies: 1
Views: 992

15 Striper console panel size

I am heading to TAP Pmastic to get a new piece of Plexi or smoked Lexan to replace the weathered wedded panel that holds the switches on the console of my 1989 15 Striper. The boat is across the bridge and I don't want to travel north over it and pay toll, and sit in traffic. I cannot find the measu...
by FISHNFF
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13694

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

A boat speed 33.4-nautical-miles-per-hour is 38.4-MPH. I'm still trying to [wring] some info on someone with a Mercury 60 FOURSTROKE with standard gear case on a classic 15 turning a Spitfire propeller. Thanks--FISHNFF
by FISHNFF
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13694

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

A boat speed 33.4-nautical-miles-per-hour is 38.4-MPH. The Stilleto propeller in it now is stainless A while back a friend had a Skeeter F-80 Strata bass boat with an 80 Mercury three-cylinder. He had best results with an aluminum propeller. I can't remember how many and what types he tried, and I k...
by FISHNFF
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13694

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

I started to run the boat this season. Full load of three batteries, 24-Volt bow-mount trolling motor, nine gallons, and two adults. Oil change with MobilOne 10w-40. [Boat speed is] 33.4-Nautical-Miles-Per-Hour. I could trim out to 6,190 RPM. [Boat] speed from 6000 to 6190 was unchanged. I read abou...
by FISHNFF
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13694

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

Thanks for the oil seepage remarks. I don't think they applies because the smoke will occur each and every time I start the motor, whether it sits ten seconds, ten minutes, or ten days. And the smoke does not look blue. And it is not steam. I am inclined to think it is a little extra shot of fuel is...
by FISHNFF
Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB Outrage 22 (1989-1993)
Replies: 13
Views: 5726

Re: WTB Outrage 22 (1989-1993)

Sean. You would absolutely love Tony Korigalos' 22. I know I misspelled his last name. Greek guy. My buddy bought his former 27 Montauk "Red Dot." He had his 22 for sale a bit back. He wanted 40 or so for it maybe 6-8 years ago. Not sure if it sold. I saw it at the dealership new when I pi...
by FISHNFF
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13694

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

I have put a few more hours on [the Boston Whaler STRIPER 15 with Mercury 60-HP engine] rig. I ran [the STRIPER 15] down to Pescadero Beach from Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay, about 18 miles, and [the Mercury 60-HP engine] burned 2-gallons per the Smartcraft gauge. Then I ran [the STRIPER 15] a...
by FISHNFF
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13694

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

Results are in. I was able to run the boat with a newly-added, custom, aluminum fin attached to the anti-ventilation plate. Day 1. Freshwater 2 persons 70-lbs thrust bow mount trolling motor 2 Group-24 batteries in bow 9-gallons fuel between pedestal seats 1 Group-24 battery under passenger seat. RP...
by FISHNFF
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13694

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

Update. My engine got hit at the dock when I had it tied up to park the trailer. Big heavy aluminum tiller work boat crashed into the back. Bent and broke off corners of anti-vent plate. I ran the boat, and surprisingly there was no change. It still felt unstable at higher trim levels. Now the boat ...
by FISHNFF
Tue May 31, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1988 18 Outrage Mills Blue Bimini top 4 sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

Re: 1988 18 Outrage Mills Blue Bimini top 4 sale

Sorry.

San Francisco.
by FISHNFF
Tue May 31, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1988 18 Outrage Mills Blue Bimini top 4 sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

1988 18 Outrage Mills Blue Bimini top 4 sale

I put this top up twice when I first bought the boat in 2010. Took it off because I fish hard and not just cruise. I also moved the VHF antenna from the gunnel to the console. I thought of taking the 18 up to a lake for wTer sports and thought it might be nice to put the top up. Wrong! Antenna won't...
by FISHNFF
Mon May 30, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13694

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

When I first got my 15, I replaced the plastic portable 6-gallon tank that was thrown in the back with a 9-gallon tank mounted between the two pedestal seats. The battery was moved to the port side up against the rear of the passenger pedestal base. The small anchor is in the side console. That's it...
by FISHNFF
Sun May 29, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13694

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

Now with [more than] 20-hours [of use of the new Mercury 60 FOURSTROKE], I can say that I actually like the old original [1990 Mercury 50 three-cylinder engine] better for driving. The weight balance seemed much better as the boat felt more in control. At any trim angle or speed, the boat felt safe....
by FISHNFF
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13694

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

The boat was launched at 5:45 this beautiful evening with just a bit of wave action on the bay with my two boys (age 17 and 14) wanting to cruise the bay after attending the Cherry Blosfom Festival here in San Frsncisco where the temperature hit the low 80's. We ran across to Alameda. The Yamaha 15-...
by FISHNFF
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury and Yamaha Co-manufacturing of Engines
Replies: 13
Views: 5476

Re: Mercury and Yamaha Co-manufacturing of Engines

And to take this topic further away, but circling around back I remember a friend owning an AMF Crestliner, a fiberglass semi v runabout with Mercury power, back in the late 70's.

FISHNFF
by FISHNFF
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury and Yamaha Co-manufacturing of Engines
Replies: 13
Views: 5476

Re: Mercury and Yamaha Co-manufacturing of Engines

Good to hear Peter.
With that 90 Mercaha, many components were of foreign (Japanese) origin.
This Merc 60 looks all Merc. No hint of Japanese anything anywhere.

So far, so good. I just need to get the prop dialed in!


Fishnff
by FISHNFF
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13694

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

I thought [the spray from the gear case was] odd, too. The engine is a 20-inch-shaft engine.

I'm gonna run it again this weekend. I really liked the way the boat ran with the lighter two-stroke-cycle 50-HP engine. I'll get the right propeller dialed-in.--FISHNFF
by FISHNFF
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury and Yamaha Co-manufacturing of Engines
Replies: 13
Views: 5476

Mercury and Yamaha Co-manufacturing of Engines

Are Mercury and Yamaha still co-producing [a 60-HP four-stroke-cycle outboard engine]?

Or, at least the block?

I know the 75/90/115/200/225 partnership is gone, but the bore and stroke on their two 60's are identical. Sorry if I missed this information if covered in an earlier post.

FISHNFF
by FISHNFF
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13694

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

Thanks LC for your information.

To anyone out there running [a Boston Whaler classic 15-foot hull] with a Mercury 60 FOURSTROKE, I would love to know what propeller you are running. Thanks. --FISHNFF
by FISHNFF
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13694

15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

I sold my 1990 Mercury 50-HP three-cylinder engine with gear ratio of 1.61:1 and upgraded to a new Mercury 60 FOURSTROKE with a standard lower unit 1.83:1 gear ratio. [The Boston Whaler STRIPER 15 boat with new engine was] picked up yesterday and [I] cruised around for two hours on San Francisco Bay...
by FISHNFF
Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank
Replies: 22
Views: 14393

Re: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank

I have eight old-style Rubbermaid red plastic fuel tanks. We often fill our berthed Grady White by driving to the local corner gas station. Saves a bunch over the long run and much less chance of water in fuel. The older style fill much much faster than the newer tanks. I bought a few new tanks and ...
by FISHNFF
Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 OUTRAGE 18, Yamaha F115B
Replies: 13
Views: 9228

Re: 1988 OUTRAGE 18, Yamaha F115B

I've been using a 704 on this 18 Whaler with the older F115. I have new Yamaha cables with this new motor. Seems still coming out of gear. No usual bends in cables. I've used the 704 shifter on our '92 226 Grady/Yamaha and our '87 204C Grady/Yamaha. I just need to be more careful. I think it's the a...
by FISHNFF
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 OUTRAGE 18, Yamaha F115B
Replies: 13
Views: 9228

Re: 1988 OUTRAGE 18, Yamaha F115B

In the estuary [the time of the speed test] was around slack tide. [The maximum boat speed obtained at full throttle in nautical miles per hour was] 35.0 one way and 35.2 the other way. The remote throttle is a Yamaha 704 top mount. There is no squeeze to take out of neutral. My side mount Yamaha ha...
by FISHNFF
Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 OUTRAGE 18, Yamaha F115B
Replies: 13
Views: 9228

Re: 1988 OUTRAGE 18, Yamaha F115B

[Confirms that when he mentions a speed of] 35.1 knots [he means nautical miles per hour, or] 40-MPH [ or actually 40.4-MPH in statute miles per hour]. I'm sure having the bottom polished helped a bit, too. Raising the motor an additional [hole] seems [to have been] fine. The same water is spraying ...
by FISHNFF
Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 OUTRAGE 18, Yamaha F115B
Replies: 13
Views: 9228

1988 OUTRAGE 18, Yamaha F115B

I got back my 1988 Boston Whaler OUTRAGE 18 boat from the shop. If you remember [the boat had] a crack in the keel; it was fixed. The hull bottom was cleaned. The new Yamaha F115B now has 48 hours, and its crankcase lubrication oil and gear case lubricants were changed. The fuel filter was also chan...