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by Guitarfish
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1997 Outrage 17 II Re-power
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: 1997 17 ft Outrage re-power

A friend (that recently bought my 1996 Outrage) bought an E-TEC 115. I've been out on the 1996 Outrage boat, and [the E-TEC] seems to have good power. [The E-TEC] may not be as quiet as a Yamaha, but [the OUTRAGE of unspecified length with the E-TEC has] better [acceleration from a standing start on...
by Guitarfish
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a boat
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Buying a boat

Well that's a lot of work done so far. At least you guys will have the energy to keep at it.

Hopefully you post your progress as you go. And congrats on your new boat.

And I hope you thanked Dad for helping out.
by Guitarfish
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 105
Views: 18717

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering

Your photo work log has resolved a few problems I've run into during my Menemsha 'clean up'. Now, conveniently for myself, you are addressing my latest thoughts involving hydraulic steering. So thank you for that. After an incredible amount of labor spent on my boat it looks about 10% as nice as you...
by Guitarfish
Fri May 24, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: VHF DSC Radios: Distress Calls with no MMSI
Replies: 2
Views: 1711

Re: VHF DSC Radios: Distress Calls with no MMSI

Jim, I wanted to express my appreciation for your time researching and posting this information. I suspect you do this research to satisfy your own curious nature but it is still great reading. The world needs to slow down for most of us to put aside the time to read and absorb the results of your e...
by Guitarfish
Mon May 13, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability
Replies: 16
Views: 3358

Re: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability

The info I heard was indeed third party, but can say that angler #3 was reported to be a big guy. I don't recall hearing of sea conditions but I'm sure that a swell likely contributed. To be clear, I was not disparaging BW hulls. I simply meant that anything is possible given the right situation. If...
by Guitarfish
Sun May 12, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability
Replies: 16
Views: 3358

Re: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability

On MONTAUK 17 stability: years ago I learned a lesson through an incident that occurred to another fishing club member while he was fishing in his Montauk 17. This incident began with zero water ingress reported aboard. There were three on board. Angler #1 and #2 were in an aft corner in the act of ...
by Guitarfish
Tue May 07, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Brass Drain Tube Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 1402

Re: Brass Drain Tube Repair

Good save, Jim. I wonder if the tool is still available to purchase.
by Guitarfish
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Through Hull Drains: A New Technique
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

Re: Through Hull tubes a new technique

I would be interested in seeing your project photos. I will be addressing my brass at some point.
by Guitarfish
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Identify Fuel Tank Manufacturer from Image
Replies: 15
Views: 1808

Re: Identify Fuel Tank Manufacturer from Image

I think red plastic is too ugly to pay $400 or $700.

I am sticking with my two ugly red tanks.
by Guitarfish
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1971 Menemsha windshield seal
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: 1971 Menemsha windshield seal

This is what you get when you trade a modern boat for an antique. I see lots of pics of Menemsha's with changes to them because of parts that just aren't out there.

Still looking.
by Guitarfish
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1971 Menemsha windshield seal
Replies: 1
Views: 841

1971 Menemsha windshield seal

I have been searching the planet for the rubber or vinyl windshield seal that goes between the glass and aluminum frame of my 1971 Menemsha. I have requested samples from STEELE RUBBER Products. A 1-1/2-inch sample that stayed in place when I tested it fooled me, and I ordered 12-feet of unsuitable ...
by Guitarfish
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler
Replies: 16
Views: 2253

Re: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler

I noticed a Cruise ship television commercial the other day. The ship looked to have 12 stories of stacked compartments and was a mile long, only a 1/4 mile wide. My comment to my wife: "Why the heck would you want to be stuck in a crowd on that thing?" I suppose my preference for solitude...
by Guitarfish
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: You can do it in a Small Boat
Replies: 10
Views: 4542

Re: You can do it in a Small Boat

I had seen that before but enjoyed it again. I really enjoyed seeing it at the time because he was on the same boat I had.

I only recently replaced the 1996 Outrage with a 1971 Menemsha after owning the Outrage for about 13 years or so.

An Outrage II is now a classic in it's own right.
by Guitarfish
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Exclamation Point
Replies: 4
Views: 1821

Re: Exclamation Point

Jim, I laughed out loud at your reply. As I'm not sure whether you were employing dry humor.
by Guitarfish
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Keeping Dashboard Panel and Gauges Watertight
Replies: 18
Views: 2547

Re: Keeping Dashboard Panel and Gauges Watertight

I just reread this discussion and a couple of thoughts popped into my head. 1) Water would rarely splash this area for the average boater, but sealing the top edge and down the sides a bit would probably be effective. 2) Reading JimH's suggestion of an o-ring lead me to think that a rubber strip gas...