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by PATXBill
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Optimal time of year to buy a used outboard engine
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Optimal time of year to buy a used outboard engine

In my experience over the past 15 years of debating new and used outboard engines, the best time for selection and value when buying a used outboard engine is a small, random window of time in which a engine that meets your criteria is available for purchase and you have cash funds available to stri...
by PATXBill
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: HONDA BF90 Missing Power
Replies: 27
Views: 2322

Re: HONDA BF90 Missing Power

Dialing in the propeller is indeed necessary to allow an outboard to reach its maximum rpm range. And the carburetors should be examined to ensure they are clean. However, because the engine "runs perfectly" and "jumps on plane," I will offer another possible cause for failing to...
by PATXBill
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Re: Montauk 17 for Galveston Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: Montauk 17 for Galveston Bay

As jimh mentioned, any of the Montauk 17 foot models would be sufficient-to-ideal for your purposes. I will assume you're looking at a classic Montauk 17. I have a close friend in Houston with one and have ridden in it extensively in Galveston and Matagorda bay complexes. Others can chime in on othe...
by PATXBill
Thu May 07, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD: 1987 Super Sport Limited in Central PA $9,900
Replies: 3
Views: 1649

Re: FS: 1987 Super Sport Limited in Central PA $9,900

Nice looking boat and priced to sell, with good modern power.
by PATXBill
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Outrage 22 Whaler Drive E-TEC 200 H.O.
Replies: 4
Views: 6418

Re: 1988 Outrage 22 Whaler Drive E-TEC 200 H.O.

My boat may be a decent comparison: it is a 1984 Outrage 22 with 128 gallon tank, 1987 Evinrude 225 (this is a 2.7 liter carburetor engine). I found the best results with a 14.25-inch diameter 15-pitch Stilletto brand propeller (now Yamaha). Loaded down with full tank of gasoline, two people, and su...
by PATXBill
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 Outrage 22 Re-power 2005 E-TEC E225
Replies: 8
Views: 7759

Re: 1984 Outrage 22 Re-power 2005 E-TEC E225

Thank you all for the thoughtful posts and anecdotes. Please keep them coming. I'm still wrestling with my decision re: new vs. used, and if used, do I choose THIS motor. In my observations of used outboard engine--I keep an online lookout constantly--I find that the available choices are usually in...
by PATXBill
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 Outrage 22 Re-power 2005 E-TEC E225
Replies: 8
Views: 7759

1984 Outrage 22 Re-power 2005 E-TEC E225

My 22 Outrage has been unused this year because I have lost faith in my 1987 Evinrude E225TXCUB. I can't track down the source of an overheat condition, which I now believe is a water jacket problem inside the block. My dream repower is a new Mercury V6 225-HP FOURSTROKE, bur that engine is way pric...
by PATXBill
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Odd Squares on a 1989 22 Outrage
Replies: 6
Views: 3330

Re: Odd Squares on a 1989 22 Outrage

My guess is that it is where the boat was supported on stands (off a trailer) during bottom painting. This is just a guess, but the pattern looks like a boat stand (jack stand), and perhaps as the boat was painted, and then the stands shifted to cover the area of the jack stands, the amount of paint...
by PATXBill
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Console remodel on 2004 Nantucket
Replies: 13
Views: 6207

Re: Console remodel on 2004 Nantucket

Wow. Great layout. Professional-looking installation, and usable in the best sense of the word. Ergonomically functional. Lots of capability, but not cluttered-looking. Nice job!
by PATXBill
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 6022

Re: Boating Newbie

As most have mentioned, a bit more information would be helpful and we can guide you better after we know your budget, storage options, where you live and boat, etc. Here's my $.02. I lived in Houston (west side, just off Westheimer between Beltway 8 and Highway 6) for 15 years. I fished all the upp...
by PATXBill
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 Outrage 17: Source for Replacement Console
Replies: 6
Views: 3804

Re: 1996 Outrage 17: Source for Replacement Console

I am not sure where you are located, Bill, but I would check two sources outside of Houston, TX in Bastrop/Kemah: Angel's Marine (Angel Arciniega) (281) 337-1982, and Orlando's Fiberglass (Joe Orlando) (281) 334-2902. It appears neither has a website, but they are both are on Facebook. I have heard ...
by PATXBill
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Broken 20-Ampere Fuse Holder
Replies: 4
Views: 2808

Re: Broken 20-Ampere Fuse Holder

Just wanted to thank JimH again. I replaced the corroded stock fuse holder with the Blue Seas product Jim recommended. I also rechecked, cleaned, and tightened all grounds. Engine fires up reliably now, and noticeably quicker. I believe the deteriorated fuse connection was the cause of the intermitt...
by PATXBill
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Broken 20-Ampere Fuse Holder
Replies: 4
Views: 2808

Re: Broken 20-Ampere Fuse Holder

Thank you, Jim. Your response confirms what I thought, but wanted to ensure I didn't damage anything further. I very much appreciate the link to the Blue Seas fuse holder. I have the service manual and have been performing all of the tests indicated. I have examined the fuses and will check again an...
by PATXBill
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Broken 20-Ampere Fuse Holder
Replies: 4
Views: 2808

Broken 20-Ampere Fuse Holder

I have a 1987 Evinrude 225, E225TXCUB on my 1984 Outrage 22. I've been trying to track down a very intermittent starting problem--intermittently the engine won't crank. In the process I damaged the 20-Ampere fuse holder on the port side of my engine. The connection was brittle--ironically, the fuse ...
by PATXBill
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Raising console in Outrage 25
Replies: 8
Views: 4602

Re: Raising console in Outrage 25

Thanks, Russell. That's a good explanation, and it sounds like just raising the console without the slider would probably be the way to go. And it's admirable that you can sit inside the console. I'm not sure I'm that patient (or tolerant of small spaces), but console access is another reason I have...
by PATXBill
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Raising console in Outrage 25
Replies: 8
Views: 4602

Re: Raising console in Outrage 25

Nice work! When the time comes to repower, I'm considering doing something similar and would love any drawings, dimensions, etc. Because I have the 129 gallon tank, I moved my batteries to the console for better balance. Works well, but a pain to access or remove or replace them. When I repower, my ...
by PATXBill
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Appraisal: 1984 Outrage 22
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

Re: Appraisal: 1984 Outrage 22

Thanks Jeff. I realize these appraisal requests are inexact, and that sales prices are highly variable. I love the boat--probably too much--and am trying to decide whether I give it a good re-fit and hang on to it, or let it go now to someone else with the drive to do the work. I will get some new p...
by PATXBill
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Appraisal: 1984 Outrage 22
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

Appraisal: 1984 Outrage 22

Long time lurker and huge fan of continuousWave. I am reluctantly thinking of putting my 1984 Outrage 22 up for sale. Specifications: 1984 Outrage 22 center console 1987 Evinrude 225 Standard console 128 gallon fuel tank Batteries moved to console Fuel tank cover pulled and re-cored in 2006 Fuel tan...