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by TFrere
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: My new 1990 Super Sport 15
Replies: 20
Views: 7944

Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

I own a 1986 15’ Sport. I mounted a bimini but didn’t drill into the gunwales. I used a ball mount on the middle side rail vertical supports. It works great. I did have to drill for the strap mounts but not the base.
This may sound confusing so I’ll take some photos.
by TFrere
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 19563

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

biggiefl wrote:Congrats! That is the best performance I think I have seen on a classic 15 with a F70.


Thanks Biggiefl. I’m satisfied.
by TFrere
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 19563

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

El Rollo wrote:Sounds like you've got that boat dialed in very well.


Thanks El Rollo. You’re right, I’m very pleased with the SCD3 17-pitch. I couldn’t have had a professional propeller technician dial-in the propeller more perfectly than it is now.
by TFrere
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 19563

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

I finally got the opportunity to go run my 1985 15 Sport with Yamaha F70 while alone in the boat. Here are the particulars: ⋅ 2014 Yamaha F70 mounted two-holes-up ⋅ PowerTech SCD3 in 13.25 x 17 ⋅ 9-gallons fuel, life jackets, a battery, a light tool box, mushroom anchor...
by TFrere
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sump Pump Float Switch
Replies: 11
Views: 9093

Re: Bilge Pump Float Switch

In addition to my 1985 15’ Whaler Sport, I own a 38’ Morgan sailboat with two bilge pumps. I used to buy the Rule caged switches, but I would replace them at least once a year because they would fail. I tried the Sure Bail caged switch about four years ago, and I haven’t replaced it yet. The Sure Ba...
by TFrere
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: White All-Round Lamp Too High
Replies: 13
Views: 10145

Re: Can a cutter designed for soft steel electrical conduit cut stainless steel tubing

I spent 38 years in the pipeline industry. We cut stainless tubing daily with tubing cutters. You won’t have a problem with a tubing cutter from Lowe’s or Home Depot.
by TFrere
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Time for drain tubes
Replies: 11
Views: 8724

Re: Time for drain tubes

I decided to replace the three transom drain tubes on my 1985 15’ Sport after reading all of the posts about drain tubes. I thought since my boat is in such good shape that the drain tubes would probably be okay. I was wrong and I am glad I replaced them. The two upper tubes on the splash well were ...
by TFrere
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Classic 15 with F70 performance
Replies: 7
Views: 7081

Re: Classic 15 with F70 performance

Great information--Thank you
by TFrere
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Classic 15 with F70 performance
Replies: 7
Views: 7081

Classic 15 with F70 performance

This past weekend, my adult daughter and I took my 1985 15’ Sport with Yamaha F70 out for a ride. At the beginning of summer I installed a PowerTech SCD3 13.35” x 17” prop but hadn’t truly tested it. My motor is mounted 2 holes up. We had about 8 gallons of gas, light gear, 325 in crew (me 200, her ...
by TFrere
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 19563

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

[My Yamaha F70 engine accelerates to] 6,000 RPM with the SCD3 13.25 x 17. My boat is a 1985 15 Sport with a 2014 Yamaha F70. Boat speed is 42-MPH with a light load of two adults, 9/gallons of fuel, and some light gear. My motor is mounted two-holes-up.
by TFrere
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 15: Replace wiring to bow
Replies: 3
Views: 2689

Re: replace bow light wire

The wiring to the bow in my 1985 15 Sport runs behind the rub rail.
by TFrere
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 19563

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

El Rollo: I ended up purchasing a SCD3 in 17-pitch, but haven’t been able to test it yet. My wife and I took a ride but she gets nervous when the boat gets over about 35-MPH . My engine is mounted at two-holes-up. I think I need to raise the engine one more hole. I’ll post again after further testing.
by TFrere
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 19563

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

Phil: I contacted Ken with Propgods and he recommended the PowerTech SCD4 in 16-pitch. Thank you [and thank you EL ROLLO]
by TFrere
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Long Presentation of Trip in Montauk 17 to Florida from Rhode Island
Replies: 4
Views: 3657

Re: 17' Montauk from Rhode Island to Florida

I was surprised he didn’t have a bimini top to protect himself from the sun. If it had been me, I would have been as red as a boiled crawfish by the second day.
by TFrere
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 19563

Re: Thanks

Thanks Phil
by TFrere
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 19563

SPORT 15 with F70

EL ROLLO: what propeller did you choose for your SPORT 15? I have the same boat (1985 15’ Sport) and engine (Yamaha F70) but without the jack plate, the trolling motor, and the extra batteries. I have been considering a four-blade. Most of my running is in the 4000 to 4500-RPM range and top-end spee...
by TFrere
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outboard for 15-footer
Replies: 4
Views: 2990

Re: Outboard for 15-footer

If worried about the weight, consider the Yamaha F70 which is 253-lbs. An increase of 100-lbs is a lot for only an additional 5-HP.
by TFrere
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1980 SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha Re-power
Replies: 16
Views: 9247

Re: 1980 SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha Re-power

I have a 1985 Sport 15 with a Yamaha F70. 18B8F469-17ED-4606-91A3-FAD41A6C8860.jpeg [A SPORT 15 and a Yamaha F70] feels like the perfect match to me. [The SPORT 15] jumps up on step quickly and wide open boat speed is about 43-MPH. I have both a nine-gallon Moeller fuel tank and a starting battery i...
by TFrere
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk Steering Wheel Size, Vendor
Replies: 3
Views: 1968

Re: Montauk Steering Wheel Size, Vendor

I purchased a center cap from an on-line auction website for $30 that seems to be high quality.

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Boston Whaler logo on cap for steering wheel purchased from an on-line auction website.
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by TFrere
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Now Available - Testing the Waters: Electrical Junction Box Group Buy
Replies: 14
Views: 5287

Re: Testing the Waters: Electrical Junction Box Group Buy

I’m almost finished with my restoration and am pretty anxious. I found something that will work for me so you can take my name off the list. Thanks anyway.
by TFrere
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1987 Montauk 17 Rub Rail Gap
Replies: 6
Views: 2492

Re: 1987 Montauk 17 Rub Rail Gap

Recently I replaced the rub rail on my 1985 Sport 15. The job was not bad. The rub rail was about $260 from Specialty Marine and fits 13 through 17 classic hulls. I’m not sure how you would splice it and not have an obvious repair showing. Good luck
by TFrere
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Outrage bow rail screw
Replies: 8
Views: 3199

Re: 210 Outrage bow rail screw

You could also use a rivet nut. Check on Amazon. You can get a rivet nut in stainless steel.
by TFrere
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-power SUPER SPORT 15 with 115-HP
Replies: 14
Views: 12311

Re: Re-power SUPER SPORT 15 with 115-HP

I own a 1985 15’ Sport with a Yamaha F70 four stroke. When I see people at gas stations and at landings, I always get comments such as “that boat must fly with a 70.” I respond that it is rated for 70 HP. For the record, I am running a Stiletto 13-1/4” x 17” prop with the motor mounted 3 holes up. B...
by TFrere
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Restoring Shine Finish to Gel Coat Resin
Replies: 12
Views: 3962

Re: Restoring Shine Finish to Gel Coat Resin

That’s good information but when I look it up, the blue label is Cleaner Wax. The green label is the Restorer Wax. Are you using the cleaner wax?
by TFrere
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1985 Montauk Gel Coat Color
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Re: 1985 Montauk Gel Coat Color

My 1985 15’ Sport is Desert Tan. I bought some of the Spectrum gel coat and it was a perfect match both inside and out.
I would your Montauk is the same color.
by TFrere
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: AwlGrip Desert Tan
Replies: 6
Views: 4334

Re: AwlGrip Desert Tan

[Revives this thread after it has been dormant for two years and seven months] I would like to paint the non-skid on my 1985 Sport 15, and I’m hoping the Awlgrip Desert Sand is a close enough match. I see they have the color in multiple products. Have any readers of this thread tried the Awlgrip Des...