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by jaymoussy
Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury and Yamaha Co-manufacturing of Engines
Replies: 13
Views: 5453

Re: Mercury and Yamaha Co-manufacturing of Engines

... Also, I believe the Mercury-Yamaha partnership was dissolved in 2005 and 2006. So, a 2006 model 90-HP, like mine, probably made in 2005, was part of the last batch? Other: I have gathered a few Brunswick 78 [RPM record disks]! Elegant company logos. It was a big record company back then, and li...
by jaymoussy
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK 17: Drilling Console for Wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 2066

MONTAUK 17: Drilling Console for Wiring

I need to take the drill to my Montauk to get a electronics cable to the top of the console. The hole needed is about 3/4-inch or 22-mm diameter. A few questions: What is the recommended location for this hole? Naturally one would want it on the top of console, but I have seen some pictures showing ...
by jaymoussy
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Transducer Cable installation
Replies: 6
Views: 3175

Re: Transducer Cable installation

I see the problem, where the factory string may be intertwined with other components. The boat is as it left the factory, no add-ons in the rigging tunnel, though. How big is the rigging tunnel anyway? I do like the idea of pulling a hose first (size TBD), and spare string, using stock string, then ...
by jaymoussy
Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Transducer Cable installation
Replies: 6
Views: 3175

Transducer Cable installation

I am just about to run a transducer cable through the rigging tunnel on my Montauk 170, using the factory pull string, and found great tips on the old forum (thanks Jim!) I will pull a new string along with this new cable, probably the weed-wacker-type, with some lubricant for good measure. While I ...
by jaymoussy
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk 170 Karavan Trailer Winch
Replies: 1
Views: 1416

Montauk 170 Karavan Trailer Winch

The stock winch on my 2006 Karavan looks like it needs replacement.

What should be the new winch rating for a 2006 Montauk 170?

Are there different mount styles to choose from?

On the old forum, I have seen recommendations for [Dutton-Lainson Company] and Shelby Industries.
by jaymoussy
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HOOK Series
Replies: 21
Views: 11058

Re: Lowrance HOOK Series

Why not bundle their Insight product in the package, or discount it some, then?

The basic Insight is 99 dollars retail.
by jaymoussy
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HOOK Series
Replies: 21
Views: 11058

Re: Lowrance HOOK Series

A related question, or observation: I was looking at the Lowrance Elite-4 CHIRP on display at West Marine, this Monday. No Hook in sight, BTW. I found the display unit's built-in map offering confusing, possibly misleading. Display unit menu offers "Lowrance' and "Navionics". When on ...
by jaymoussy
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 MONTAUK on Mooring: Bilge Pump Power
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

Re: 170 MONTAUK on Mooring: Bilge Pump Power

Thanks, this is all very useful. I only got the boat late last June, so I do not have a lot of experience with the bilge area with plug out. I did have the plug out once, while underway at low speed, an ha-ha moment. One option is to use a mixed solution: plug in when I am around and boat is used of...
by jaymoussy
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 MONTAUK on Mooring: Bilge Pump Power
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

170 MONTAUK on Mooring: Bilge Pump Power

I have secured a mooring at a boatyard close-by on a quiet saltwater pond for my Boston Whaler 170 MONTAUK boat. I am worried about what to do with the bilge sump, and I am leaning towards keeping the bilge drain plugged. The boat will close-by (and I can keep an eye on it), but I may be away for th...
by jaymoussy
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Simrad GO7 XSE
Replies: 21
Views: 20017

Re: Simrad GO7 XSE

Great information.
by jaymoussy
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: SONAR for Shallow Water
Replies: 8
Views: 5457

Re: SONAR for Shallow Water

Thanks for the SIMRAD suggestion. It would work nicely, of course, but quite a few features would be beyond my plain recreational needs. OTOH, I need something, and I may grow to like some extras . It looks like I would need to add maps to the SIMRAD offering, perhaps Navionics, at extra cost. Then ...
by jaymoussy
Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: SONAR for Shallow Water
Replies: 8
Views: 5457

SONAR for Shallow Water

My primary boating is mostly slow speed pleasure cruising in an inner bay, and I often find myself in shallow water, with potential for [the outboard engine skeg to be] dragging. What kind of [SONAR or other] electronics would give me the best depth reading? I have no legacy electronics at all on my...
by jaymoussy
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Getting Stablized Fuel To Engine
Replies: 4
Views: 4200

Getting Stablized Fuel To Engine

In winterizing my Montauk 170's Mercury 90-HP FOURSTROKE EFI engine for the first time, I got some fresh gasoline with Sta-Bil and ran the motor at idle speed on muffs for approximately 10 minutes on the stock fuel tank and line. Was that enough time for the new gasoline to reach the motor, internal...
by jaymoussy
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 MONTAUK: First Time on a Mooring; Drain Plug
Replies: 16
Views: 9534

170 MONTAUK: First Time on a Mooring; Drain Plug

It looks like I may put my Montauk 170 on a mooring during the warm months next year, at the nearby marina, in sheltered Cape Cod inner bay waters. I am not familiar with the actual tieing of a boat to a mooring, and the specifics on the Montauk. I read that the bow eye is hard to reach and I have s...