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by cleep1700
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1978 Sport 15, $7,000 Lake Sainte Louise
Replies: 0
Views: 5817

FS: 1978 Sport 15, $7,000 Lake Sainte Louise

[For-sale: a 1978 Boston Whaler SPORT 15 boat for $7,000 in Lake Ste. Louise with accessories:] ⋅ 1978 Mercury 50-HP engine, overhauled in 2016 with new carburetors, controls, and stainless-steel propeller; less than 100 hours use ⋅ Humminbird Helix 5 Side Imaging depth/fish find...
by cleep1700
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Highlander as Tow Vehicle
Replies: 9
Views: 2915

Re: Highlander as Tow Vehicle

Looked at a Highlander the last time around. Went with the 4Runner. Load limit of 5 grand [5,000-lbs perhaps], easily pulls my 15, and is a comfortable ride, especially for long hauls.--Craig in sultry Missouri
by cleep1700
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1978 SPORT 15 Sump Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

1978 SPORT 15 Sump Pump

Fellow Whaler people: I am looking for a recommendation for a battery-operated sump pump for my 1978 Sport 15.

Craig in Lake Saint Louis enjoying the summer rains.
by cleep1700
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Mercury 50-HP Oil Leaks from Gear Case
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Re: 1978 Mercury 50-HP Oil Leaks from Gear Case

Thank you, Jim.

Craig feeling hopeful this is a speedbump
by cleep1700
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Mercury 50-HP Oil Leaks from Gear Case
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

1978 Mercury 50-HP Oil Leaks from Gear Case

The bottom of the skeg on my 1978 50 HP Mercury is leaking oil. Upon close examination, it looks as if the previous owner had repaired the bottom with a Bondo-like substance. What are my options?

Craig, who loves his 15 but the engine not so much
by cleep1700
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB 15 SS, PAC NW / West Coast
Replies: 1
Views: 1550

Re: WTB 15 SS, PAC NW / West Coast

Still looking?
Craig in St. Louis
by cleep1700
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Mercury Leak Near Propeller
Replies: 7
Views: 2532

Re: 1978 Mercury Leak Near Propeller

Yellowjacket, I understood much of what you wrote and appreciate your wisdom and knowledge. Some of it went right over my head, the result of way too much time in college and way too little time tinkering. I rarely use fuel with ethanol and will drive miles to get real gas. Thank you for taking the ...
by cleep1700
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Mercury Leak Near Propeller
Replies: 7
Views: 2532

Re: 1978 Mercury Leak Near Propeller

Thanks, fellas, appreciate your knowledge.
And thanks Jim for moderating this site.
Craig in terribly humid Missouri
by cleep1700
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Mercury Leak Near Propeller
Replies: 7
Views: 2532

1978 Mercury Leak Near Propeller

A couple of questions from a newbie: After being on the water recently on my '78 15 Sport, the next day there was a black liquid that had leaked on the floor of my garage from my 1978 50 hp Merc. It seems to be originating from behind the prop. I'm not real mechanical. What am I looking at: New gask...
by cleep1700
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: John Anderson
Replies: 0
Views: 1379

John Anderson

In search of John Anderson, the originator of the auxiliary kicker/trolling motor bracket for a 15.
Craig
by cleep1700
Tue May 30, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Lighting for Running at Night
Replies: 32
Views: 9015

Re:Boat Lighting for Running at Night

Red interior lighting is much easier on the eyes and makes things more discernible. I installed a small strip on my console and love it.
by cleep1700
Fri May 26, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Cover When On Highway; Engine Supports
Replies: 22
Views: 7492

Re: Boat Cover When On Highway; Engine Supports

After much input from you all deciuded to not use the cover. Thank you for your input.
by cleep1700
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 15 Trolling Motor Transom Mounting
Replies: 1
Views: 917

SPORT 15 Trolling Motor Transom Mounting

[Give me] ay ideas where or how to mount a Minnkota 55-lbs thrust trolling motor to the transom of a Sport 15. The motor I'm working around is a Mercury 50-HP.
by cleep1700
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice to First-time Boat Owner
Replies: 34
Views: 11201

Re: Advice to First-time Boat Owner

As a fellow newbie with less than two years boating, check every screw, nut, and bolt on the trailer that can come loose because they will. I will not detail my experience except to say, been there. And check those lug nuts, regularly. A fella gave me a tip I like: make a mark on the lug nut and a m...
by cleep1700
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Cover When On Highway; Engine Supports
Replies: 22
Views: 7492

Re: Boat Cover When On Highway; Engine Supports

Thanks as usual for the variety of solutions. I invested in a fitted cover that is made from very heavy duty canvas and am going to experiment with securing it around the bottom of the boat instead of the trailer and suppiorting the motor for our annual journey to Salida, Colorado from St. Louis I'l...
by cleep1700
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Cover When On Highway; Engine Supports
Replies: 22
Views: 7492

Boat Cover When On Highway; Engine Supports

I bought a heavy duty cover for my boat for trailering on our annual trip to Colorado. Do I attach the straps to the trailer as I have seen pictured? Or, do I run the straps under my boat and cinch them tight as if you would do with a belt? What is the prevailing thought about traveling with or with...
by cleep1700
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat covers
Replies: 4
Views: 2916

Boat covers

I purchased a cover for my 15 from therse folks. Nice cover, well made, and a good price. They are having a sale: http://www.nationalboatcovers.com/?utm_source=National+Discount+Stores+Promotions&utm_campaign=97e473d89f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_11_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b25f8fa4ca-97e...
by cleep1700
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: PFD When Underway
Replies: 18
Views: 7221

Re: PFD When Underway

PFD's uncomfortable but required on my 15.
by cleep1700
Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 15-foot Models
Replies: 21
Views: 7507

Re: 15-foot Models

I have a Sport and like the bow rail for the previously mentioned reasons: safety for the children that I teach to fish and a great place to put my feet when I use my front pedestal seat that the previous owner added.
by cleep1700
Fri May 06, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine that gurgles from a former newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 2325

Re: Engine that gurgles from a former newbie

I should add that this site and Joe's site helped me immensely with advice as this is my first boat. The mechanic found problems in the carbs that had been altered by somebody and configured incorrectly. He ended up replacing them with a new set that he located on ebay. He's a friend of a friend, so...
by cleep1700
Fri May 06, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine that gurgles from a former newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 2325

Engine that gurgles from a former newbie

Two years ago I bought my first Whaler, a 15 footer, but had problems with the 50 hp Merc. The motor gurgled and stuttered when I pushed the throttle forward halfway between neutral and wide open. I ask the forum for advice and I wanted to let you know the outcome. Originally I took it to Bass Pro t...