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by Mr 88
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Boat Show
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: Boston Whaler Boat Show

I would speculate that if you have a extra $600,000 to $900,00 laying around to buy a boat that you are probably going to use for five months that changing 24 spark plugs ,winterizing ,general upkeep, and even having a trailer are not going to be a concern. Now, for me the storywould be a completely...
by Mr 88
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1987 27 Center Console Cuddy Re-Power
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: 1987 27 Center Console/Cuddy Re-Power

Sorry I do not have the exact hull or outboard but I hope these comments may help you with your choice in engine. I have a 1987 27 FULL CABIN with twin 230-HP inboards. My boat [is] heavier than yours. but the hull is the same; that's from where I draw my opinion. I know an outboard is lighter and m...
by Mr 88
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2008 285 CONQUEST: Water Intrusion
Replies: 18
Views: 18419

Re: 2008 285 CONQUEST: Water Intrusion

If the boat is documented no registration numbers are required by federal law. Name and home port are and they are put on the stern. Documented numbers are placed in a out of the way location and if removed they should leave a shadow,imprint .
by Mr 88
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Help interpreting HIN
Replies: 7
Views: 3934

Re: Help interpreting HIN

I took the hull ID number from one of the surveys done on the boat. Looked at another survey, ( two came with the boat ) , and the zero is a "C" in that survey. So that's where my confusion was coming from. Thanks for the reply.
by Mr 88
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Help interpreting HIN
Replies: 7
Views: 3934

Re: Help interpreting HIN

[My boat's HIN] is BWC 9B012 0787. I read [in the FAQ] the month built [in the HIN format in use after 1984] is designated by a letter. [The HIN on my boat] does not meet that criteria. What I would interpret is that it is a 1987 built in July and hull number 12. Not sure where the model fits into t...
by Mr 88
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1992 27 OFFSHORE Twin E-TEC 250-HP Engines
Replies: 5
Views: 5844

Re: 1992 27 OFFSHORE Twin E-TEC 250-HP Engines

I wonder how my 1987 27 FC [or Full Cabin] with inboard engines will handle three-foot to four-foot waves? I operate on Lake Ontario. The waves are usually closely spaced, in three-to-four-second period. I picked up my 1987 27 Full Cabin in the fall and never conducted a sea trial. I would assume it...
by Mr 88
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 4221

Re: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat

Just Google it as I did. Many of the aricles go into great detail. All I would be doing is copying and pasting .as I am not expert in this field.
by Mr 88
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 4221

Re: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat

Having Googled open cell foam vs closed cell foam, I see there is a difference ,mostly in density and R value. So there is a difference in the two.
by Mr 88
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: How to Remove Speaker Grills
Replies: 19
Views: 4644

Re: Speaker Grill Removal

Just out of curiosity, what ended up being the problem ?
by Mr 88
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: How to Remove Speaker Grills
Replies: 19
Views: 4644

Re: Speaker Grill Removal

jimh wrote:Did you mean the loudspeakers, the wires, or the amplifier?

The speakers, over time they have a tendency to dry out and fall apart.
by Mr 88
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: How to Remove Speaker Grills
Replies: 19
Views: 4644

Re: Speaker Grill Removal

If I were trying to see if [the cause of the loudspeakers not working is from] the [audio amplifier] or the loudspeakers, I would switch the wires where the wires are spliced. The splice is usually right behind the [amplifier]. Odds are they are shot. I paid about $80 for all four of my JBL 6-inch r...
by Mr 88
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: How to Remove Speaker Grills
Replies: 19
Views: 4644

Re: Speaker Grill Removal

Most speaker grills are snapped on. If you think the speakers is cooked, I wouldn't worry about breaking the grill while trying to pry it off. You are going to replace the the speaker anyway and the new one will come with a new grill. Most replacement speakers will fit in the existing hole with no b...
by Mr 88
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1998 27 Full Cabin Inboard Fuel Consumption
Replies: 8
Views: 7649

Re: 1998 27 Full Cabin Inboard Fuel Consumption

Sorry but I am getting 28 gph at 24-25 mph which I stated in a previous post on my 28 x11 sportfisherman that weighs a few hundred pounds more than the whaler and has twin 350's putting out 290 hp per. Nibral props , usually with 4-5 adults ,160 gallons of fuel a tuna tower and hundreds of pounds of...
by Mr 88
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1998 27 Full Cabin Inboard Fuel Consumption
Replies: 8
Views: 7649

Re: 1998 27 Full Cabin Inboard Fuel Consumption

Since I don't know what [boat speed] the OP is cruising at or his actual load, all I can do is base my information on the fuel flow meter in my boat and the hundreds of articles I have read on fuel consumption of boats with approximately the same length, beam, weight, deadrise, and horsepower config...
by Mr 88
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1998 27 Full Cabin Inboard Fuel Consumption
Replies: 8
Views: 7649

Re: 1998 27 Full Cabin Inboard Fuel Consumption

At cruise [a 1998 Boston Whaler 27 FULL CABIN will have a fuel economy of] about 1.1 to 1.3-MPG. Variables are sea conditions, correct propeller, on-board loads such as one person versus five persons, fishing gear, full or half tank of fuel, amount of fresh water in tank, a tower, a hard top, the hu...
by Mr 88
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer for 27 Full Cabin
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

Re: Trailer Specs for 27 FC

[The Boston Whaler 27 Full Cabin boat] is being transported this weekend to my driveway. I have another boat in the water for the rest of season. I am going to go over the 27 FC, [in order that] when [the 27 FC] goes in [to service] next spring all systems and wood restoration will be 100-percent--d...
by Mr 88
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer for 27 Full Cabin
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

Trailer for 27 Full Cabin

After taking my first ride about 54 years ago on a 13-footer, I just picked up my first Boston Whaler boat: a 1987 27 Full Cabin with inboard engine. I was told the factory installed a keel because of the tower that was going to be installed. The keel is about 8-inches in depth and stops about 6-fee...