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by goldstem
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Remove Mechanical Cable Steering, Single Cable Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Remove steering 15’ Sport

if the nut is off, just turn the wheel, if it sucks the cable in, turn it the other way, it will push the cable all the way out
by goldstem
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Free: Knurled Lock Nut for classic pole lamp
Replies: 6
Views: 1940

Re: Free: Knurled Lock Nut for classic pole lamp

do you also have the magic split plastic washer that goes underneath?
by goldstem
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 9
Views: 7841

Re: Advice on Purchase

That engine cover too tall for a two cylinder looper, that's a 3, so either 60 or 70hp
by goldstem
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Tilt Lock Support While Trailering
Replies: 9
Views: 2862

Re: Tilt Lock Support While Trailering

I had the Johnson 35-HP version of that engine, also on a 13- foot Boston Whaler. I always trailered with the engine tilted up because there usually wasn't enough clearance from the road with it tilted down to make we comfortable. On long, highway-only trips, I would put the tilt pin out to the last...
by goldstem
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice on SPORT 15 and DAUNTLESS 15
Replies: 22
Views: 5839

Re: Classic 15 sport or dauntless 15 - advice please

I'm in SE Massachusetts, and I've bought my last two whalers outside of Massachusetts, one near Hartford, and the other on Long Island.

I can take you out in both a SPORt 15 and an old beat up 16 if you'd like a rough comparison.
by goldstem
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Top Speed 1989 Montauk Mercury 90-HP
Replies: 19
Views: 5923

Re: Top Speed 1989 Montauk Mercury 90-HP

boat speed is not directly proportional to RPM across the entire range. think about transitioning from displacement to planing.
by goldstem
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Anchoring Steering Transom Pulleys
Replies: 4
Views: 1713

Re: Anchoring Steering Transom Pulleys

everything was through bolted. the pulleys where held by small 'eye straps' that were through bolted. (long skinny stainless steel bolts) at
least this was how my '76 was delivered from the factory.
by goldstem
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 16-footer Dive Ladder on Gunwales Instead of Transom
Replies: 3
Views: 1914

Re: 16-footer Dive Ladder on Gunwales Instead of Transom

I'd prefer to mount on the side because a) the railing is there to grab onto, and especially b) the crew on board can both more easily assist getting the person back in the boat. plus the battery and fuel are currently in the stern as well...I know I can move the battery and gas, but it remains ther...
by goldstem
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 16-footer Dive Ladder on Gunwales Instead of Transom
Replies: 3
Views: 1914

16-footer Dive Ladder on Gunwales Instead of Transom

We have an old 16-footer used as a sailing rescue boat. The club member are unhappy with trying to use the usual hook ladder over the port side, and they want to try a dive ladder. Instead of mounting at the stern, I'd like to put the bracket on the port side about where the railing ends. I think a ...
by goldstem
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Nauset wet hull weight
Replies: 8
Views: 3274

Re: Nauset wet hull weight

Why do you think at 700-lbs [the weight of your boat hull is] 200-lbs high? in 1999 the hull was listed at 850-lbs. Even the 15 footer was listed at 500-lbs.
by goldstem
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Connector for 20-Ampere DC Power
Replies: 7
Views: 3381

Re: Connector for 20-Ampere DC Power

the TRAC connect is for trolling motors, and seems appropriate to my needs.
by goldstem
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Connector for 20-Ampere DC Power
Replies: 7
Views: 3381

Re: Connector for 20-Ampere DC Power

I found an answer: TRAC High-Current Connector Kit
by goldstem
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Connector for 20-Ampere DC Power
Replies: 7
Views: 3381

Connector for 20-Ampere DC Power

I am setting up an emergency pump for my sailing club. The pump is a 20-Ampere [load]. It currently has spring clamps to connect to its battery. I would like to set up something easier for our members to use. My first idea was to use a four-pole trailer plug, with two pins each for positive and nega...
by goldstem
Tue May 16, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-footer: Auxiliary Engines
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

Re: 13-footer: Auxiliary Engines

The classic 13--after 1972--had an indentation on the port side of the transom to take a small auxiliary. [A small auxiliary engine can] clamp right to the hull. The lighter the better. One of the old Nissan or Tohatsu 2.5 or 3.5-HP two-stroke-power-cycle outboard engines that weigh about 30-lbs wou...
by goldstem
Fri May 05, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale by owner early 70's 13' Sourpuss Boston-SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 3637

Re: For Sale by owner early 70's 13' Sourpuss Boston area

pictures definitely show a 71/72 sourpuss. doesn't have the original blue cushions (no surprise) and the seats have been raised.
by goldstem
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice to First-time Boat Owner
Replies: 34
Views: 11910

Re: Advice to First-time Boat Owner

re: Fuel problems my 13 (1976 johnson 40) failed once with a stuck float valve. never failed again after filter installed. my 21 (1981 evinrude 140) failed once with a clogged jet. never failed again after filter installed (including one incident where the fuel cap was left off and an unknown amount...
by goldstem
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice to First-time Boat Owner
Replies: 34
Views: 11910

Re: Advice to First-time Boat Owner

Re: fuel filters; my [problems or malfunctions from] fuel have often been with on-deck tanks and [caused by] water or dirt. To have a [carburetor] bowl float valve stick open or [to have] a [carburetor] jet clog doesn't take much [dirt]. RACOR makes a nice small canister filter that will fit in the ...
by goldstem
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Harpoon 4.6 Bailer
Replies: 5
Views: 2360

Re: Harpoon 4.6 Bailer

You don't need to simulate rain. Pouring a little water in and seeing that it flows to the bailers is sufficient.
by goldstem
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Harpoon 4.6 Bailer
Replies: 5
Views: 2360

Re: Harpoon 4.6 bailer question

If it is at all like the 5.2, leave them open. the boat is designed to float above the bailers (so that it is self-rescuing) and so keep them open so rain water just flows out--will be easy to test.
by goldstem
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice to First-time Boat Owner
Replies: 34
Views: 11910

Re: Advice to First-time Boat Owner

[Recommends installation of a] good fuel filter.

Modern outboards are very reliable.

Most my early troubles were with fuel. A RACOR fuel-water separating filter is a must if your new boat doesn't already have one.
by goldstem
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Upgrading to OUTRAGE 21 from MONTAUK 17
Replies: 16
Views: 6144

Re: Upgrading to a 21' Ribside

We ran an old Evinrude 140 on our [OUTRAGE 21]. [The boat] later was rated at 115-HP, and it was fine for anything we wanted to do. With four adults and a couple of kids, it could get up and go no problem, even waterskiing. That old hull is very light, flat, and very easy to plane. One time [the eng...
by goldstem
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Upgrading to OUTRAGE 21 from MONTAUK 17
Replies: 16
Views: 6144

Re: Upgrading to a 21' Ribside

The rib-side or smooth side [OUTRAGE 21] will be excellent. I've run both, and shouldn't seem too much for you. Their ability to run in skinny waters rivals the 17, especially if you resist the urge to maximally power it. Note that [the OUTRAGE 21] isn't the smoothest riding 21-footer out there. The...
by goldstem
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Identify Boat from Pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 1704

Re: What kind of boat is this?

the hull is clearly a whaler. the helm is clearly not.
by goldstem
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-Footer: Remote Control Cable: Loop or No Loop
Replies: 6
Views: 3346

Re: 13' control cable length loop or no loop?

I believe the loop is preferable, and have rigged all my 13, 15 and 16-foot Boston Whaler boats that way. The cable won't bind and restrict steering, especially when you turn right and the cable wants to go left.
by goldstem
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whaler Family Tree
Replies: 8
Views: 4338

Re: Whaler Family Tree

1978: 1976 13 sport with a Johnson 40 1979: 1979 Harpoon 5.2 1986: housefire destroys the interior wood, johnson 40, mast and boom. Bare hulls sold. 1992: 1972 21 outrage (ribside) with 1981 evinrude 140 2000: 1981 Harpoon 5.2 2005: 1976 13 sport w 1992 mercury classic 40. mercury 40 soon replaced b...
by goldstem
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Looking for 4 or 5 ft of Montauk rub rail insert?
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Re: Looking for 4 or 5 ft of Montauk rub rail insert?

I think I do, if this is the standard black insert. I'll check tonight. where are you?
by goldstem
Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Raising the Stock Seats on Classic Sport 15
Replies: 12
Views: 5900

Re: Raising the Stock Seats on Classic Sport 15

even with overlap I still screwed a wood strip into the riser and then screwed the seats into those strips. Just seemed more secure to me.
by goldstem
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 14484

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

A speed of 35-nautical-miles-per-hour IS 40-MPH, and he's doing just fine.
by goldstem
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Raising the Stock Seats on Classic Sport 15
Replies: 12
Views: 5900

Re: Raising the Stock Seats on Classic Sport 15

I did this on two 13's. (which are about the same height as the 15). noticeable improvement.
by goldstem
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Transom Weight for Older 17-footer
Replies: 9
Views: 3992

Re: Transom weight for an old 17

[An outboard engine weight of] 400-lbs does seem a bit heavy for the old 16/17 boats, smirked bow or not. The old OMC V4 engines were about 320-lbs, they were about the maximum engine weight the hull really wants. Current four-stroke-cycle outboard engines of about 250-lbs engine weight run very wel...
by goldstem
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-finishing Mahogany
Replies: 15
Views: 6530

Re: Re-finishing Mahogany

just do the top, exposed sides. for sides that are almost never exposed to the sun, since they are already finished, no need to sand and refinish.
every time you do this, (every couple of years, usually) you re-evaluate the unexposed surfaces.
by goldstem
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hull Bottom Profile Has Hook in Early 13-foot Boats
Replies: 3
Views: 2325

Re: Hull Bottom Profile Has Hook in Early 13-foot Boats

ALL the classic 13's had that hook in the bottom.
by goldstem
Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1973 Outrage 21 Twin 70-HP
Replies: 20
Views: 14440

Re: 1973 Outrage 21 Twin 70-HP

The OMC [in-line three-cylinder two-cycle outboard engines] were changed partially as a response to the rating system change, the two 70-HP engines are not putting out equal power. The earlier one is, at best, putting out closer to 60-HP. If you really are running two different 70-HP engines, with o...
by goldstem
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Steering Wheel Removal
Replies: 16
Views: 13794

Re: Steering Wheel Removal

[Removal of a steering wheel from a tapered shaft with keyway] can be extremely difficult. For a wheel puller to grip the wheel or hub reliably can be tough. Just this past winter I had to remove the whole assembly, support the wheel (mostly at the rim) and use a combination of heat and hitting the ...
by goldstem
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2006 Mercury 60-HP FOURSTROKE: Water in Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 11944

Re: 2006 Mercury 60-HP FOURSTROKE: Water in Oil

Water can also be pumped into the oil depending on the design. I had a Suzuki 50 that pumped the water up through the side of the oil sump. The sump, exhaust and water all go through a crowded area. A gasket failed there and the water pump was pushing water straight into the oil sump. This failure w...
by goldstem
Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 13496

Re: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems

I had a Yamaha 50-HP outboard engine that also had problems running at 1,400 to 2,000-RPM and anywhere in between, a swing of 400 to 600-RPM]. [The cause of the problem] turned out to be water in the fuel. I thought water would take out all the cylinders but it didn't happen that way. A complete [fu...