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by Whalerdog
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem

May be like carbon fiber inlay pieces in my car interior warrantied 5 times. They glue them and then they glue fails and or they curl up or just lift. Insanity over and over with same results.
by Whalerdog
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem

Going back to Merc dealer for warranty again. Does the same things and now sinks 8" in 24 hr. Unit has one ram 2007 115. Mercury told dealer they have had problem with material they made gaskets / seals out of.
by Whalerdog
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem

Dropped in [the boat that has the 2007 Mercury 115-HP engine with the failed power trim system being discussed] today. [The Mercury engine] no longer sinks when trimmed up at dock. [The Mercury engine] does get to a limit of trim under [full] power and stops. [I] don't remember the original [power t...
by Whalerdog
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Evinrude Models
Replies: 7
Views: 2702

Re: New Evinrude Models

When I was a younger person in the 1960's were Johnson less than Evinrude in cost?

I don't remember that. I bought a three-cylinder loop-charged 55-HP in 1968, and I think [the Johnson and Evinrude] were the same price, $,1000.
by Whalerdog
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2008 Montauk 190 Power Rating, Replacement Parts
Replies: 21
Views: 3355

Re: 2008 Montauk 190 Power Rating, Replacement Parts

Geico said they don't care if I put a 150 on my 2007 19' Montauk. I would get new railing from Boston Whaler. Cushions also from Boston Whaler if the price is acceptable vs. local. Bimini bracket Boston Whaler but they are available on eBay it is standard hardware used by others. What motor is on th...
by Whalerdog
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Large-HP Outboard Backorders
Replies: 14
Views: 3362

Re: Large HP outboard backorders

The 350 HP Yamaha engines have been a subject of much discussion on general boating sites. The flywheels on the engines require replacement every 80 operating hours that are within a fairly broad RPM range. The flywheel replacement is often done in conjunction with scheduled oil changes. The new or...
by Whalerdog
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem

Not in water yet. I was told SHOWA makes pumps and they have a ton of bad pumps out there.
by Whalerdog
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem

[The boat is] not in the water, but the new trim-tilt pump holds; no drop.
by Whalerdog
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats
Replies: 16
Views: 5085

Re: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats

24' Montauk
by Whalerdog
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats
Replies: 16
Views: 5085

Re: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats

Can't wait for updated 21. Wonder how many 19 first gens were made?
by Whalerdog
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats
Replies: 16
Views: 5085

Re: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats

If you look at pictures on BW site it's a totally different hull with many features that have addressed all my complains.
by Whalerdog
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats
Replies: 16
Views: 5085

Re: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats

Front of hull looks different to me. It's now 19'-4" long too. I think it's longer than original.
by Whalerdog
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem

[Installation of the] new [trim-tilt] pump [is] done, [and I] will pick up the boat tomorrow. I hope to get out this weekend. ASIDE: a guy I know bought a 13-foot WAHOO with 1992 Mercury 40-HP outboard engine that looked good—until I saw the trim unit. The trim unit was really badly rotted. He paid ...
by Whalerdog
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats
Replies: 16
Views: 5085

Re: All MONTAUKS Re-designed for 2018

All of the Montauks will be redesigned for 2018. The 15 and 17 are already out and available to order. The 21 will be out Spring or Summer 2018, and the 19 should be ready around this time next year [i.e, late November 2018]. This info was obtained by Boston Whaler employees at the 2017 Ft. Lauderd...
by Whalerdog
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem

Mercury said permissable drop is 2-inches in 24-hours. My boatsat in dealer's yard for two weeks so they said it was fine today within specification for dropping. That was until I put my foot on lower unit and pressed it while leaning on a fence. The lower unit dropped right in from my foot pressure...
by Whalerdog
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats
Replies: 16
Views: 5085

Re: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats

New 190 Montauk is on BostonWhaler.com now.
by Whalerdog
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Will BPR make over 300 HP outboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 1658

Will BPR make over 300 HP outboard?

Can [Evinrude] make [make an outboard engine with more than 300-HP]?

[Evinrude] are getting left behind in big-power market, which seems to be growing.
by Whalerdog
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base
Replies: 10
Views: 2630

Re: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base

Like stated above epoxy solid and redrill. West systems makes syringe to inject it in the hole. If using epoxy mix with a filler to thicken it. Forget about rivets as stated above hand rivet guns are for light rivets. BW probably used something heavier than a hand gun would ever install.
by Whalerdog
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem

I found out there is a service bulletin out for bad check valves.

I have to take boat to dealer. Technical representative I spoke to from Mercury should have checked this when I called last week—he is Not on the ball.

I hope this comes to an end soon.
by Whalerdog
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem

Fluid is full. I'll be calling Merc tomorrow.
by Whalerdog
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem

Trim pumps are inherently self bleeding according to seloc manual I have. Low fluid would make pump work eratic. I will check today. You need a pressure gauge to check pressures going up and down which I don't have.
by Whalerdog
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem

https://youtu.be/txPGKUIDjvE


That is at 2,000 RPM with trim button pressed continuously.

Pulling it out in morning.

New pumps look like this now

http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayIS ... 9000&ver=0
by Whalerdog
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem

Trim unit can have an internal leak with no fluid escaping. In Mercury box and did say made in china. Different from original unit design but bolts right in. Release valve is tight. Will pull boat and check fluid level again. Two thousand rpm and unit would not trim up. I have a service manual that ...
by Whalerdog
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: Warranty on Mercury Parts

Checked [the manual pressure release valve and found] it is tight.

I guess [the cause of the engine failing to hold trim position is a] bad pump seal.
by Whalerdog
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Chris-Craft Sold to Winnebago
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

Re: Chris-Craft Sold to Winnebago

Never say never.
by Whalerdog
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: Warranty on Mercury Parts

Sorry [the engine under discussion is a Mercury product year] 2007 115[-HP].

[To check the screw that allows the motor to be tilted manually to make sure it's fully seated] is a good idea--I'll check it.
by Whalerdog
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Warranty on Mercury Parts

A installed a new trim pump assembly on my 2007 Mercury [1]15-HP engine. A few days [later] and it sinks back into water. [This new replacement trim pump assembly was] only [installed] on [the engine for] a month.

I can't find length of warranty on parts or procedures for a claim.
by Whalerdog
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: Mercury 2007 115 trim problem?

New results: the new trim pump from Mercury made in China is failing. It won't hold the lower unit out of water. In two or three days it has dropped back in water 8-inches from 22-inches above water.
by Whalerdog
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: IGLOO Cooler Hooks for Rope
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

Re: IGLOO Cooler Hooks for Rope

Guess you're going to dealer then.
by Whalerdog
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: IGLOO Cooler Hooks for Rope
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

Re: IGLOO Cooler Hooks for Rope

Or make them yourself.
by Whalerdog
Mon May 28, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Memorial Day Thanks
Replies: 10
Views: 3515

Re: Memorial Day Thanks

Many thanks to all who served and those whom have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The many families that have also suffered for our country.
by Whalerdog
Sat May 19, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Replacement Karavan Trailer Fenders 190 Montauk
Replies: 7
Views: 2381

Re: Replacement Karavan Trailer Fenders 190 Montauk

No clue what you weigh but I think fenders only crack after aging from UV damage. I would bet 300 lb. would be safe. They bolt on in existing holes now. New LED light and rubber gasket was cheap too just under 4 bucks.
by Whalerdog
Sat May 19, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury to Reveal New V8 Outboard Engines in New Zealand
Replies: 8
Views: 2260

Re: Mercury to Reveal New V8 Outboard Engines in New Zealand

Mercury OptiMax is now dead. No more two strokes except one commercial motor.
by Whalerdog
Fri May 18, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury to Reveal New V8 Outboard Engines in New Zealand
Replies: 8
Views: 2260

Re: Mercury to Reveal New V8 Outboard Engines in New Zealand

Cost cutting engines with new designs and manufacturing technics. Be interesting to see reviews on them.
by Whalerdog
Thu May 10, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: Mercury 2007 115 trim problem?

Update: I bought a entire new trim assembly. [The] dealers wanted $1,160 for the [trim assembly]. A friend got [the trim assembly] for $855. The new trim assembly is made in China. [I am] not sure [where the original trim assembly] on the [2007 engine was made]. [The new trim assembly] is now made o...
by Whalerdog
Thu May 10, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Replacement Karavan Trailer Fenders 190 Montauk
Replies: 7
Views: 2381

Re: Replacement Karavan Trailer Fenders 190 Montauk

Swapped them out. Mounting tabs on trailer were rusted. Wire wheeled 99-percent of the rust off the brackets. Use rust converter, spray galvanized, and then Por15 undercoating. Two new lights and it's done.
by Whalerdog
Thu May 10, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Rinsing Fuel Tank Top
Replies: 15
Views: 3590

Re: Rinsing Fuel Tank Top

Yes [to the question about rinsing the top of the fuel tank].

[The top of the fuel tank] gets scum and mold in there.
by Whalerdog
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Replacement Karavan Trailer Fenders 190 Montauk
Replies: 7
Views: 2381

Re: Ordering From Karavan

Ordering from Karavan. Each fender$24. [KARAVAN] changed the way [the fender] mounts. No screws from bottom. Now carriage bolts 3.xx. [KARAVAN] said fenders are 40-inch long. When I get to boat I'll measure the fender that is intact. Also check if I need a [lamp] or grommets. Part number I gave was ...
by Whalerdog
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Replacement Karavan Trailer Fenders 190 Montauk
Replies: 7
Views: 2381

Replacement Karavan Trailer Fenders 190 Montauk

I see in the literature and owner's manual I received with the [Boston Whaler 190 MONTAUK] boat the part numbers [for replacement fenders for the Karavan trailer] are 310-02070 RH 310-020-69 LH The trailer is not near me. Are the tires 14-inch or 15-inch? A drawing showing the trailer just says fend...
by Whalerdog
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Will Maximum Power Ratings of Boston Whaler Boats Change
Replies: 9
Views: 2580

Re: Will Maximum Power Ratings of Boston Whaler Boats Change

So the 2007 19 Montauk was rated for 115 now it is 150 HP the boat didn't change. Funny the 115 Merc weight is the exactly what a 19' was was rated for when released 410 lb. 2008 19' Montauk was rated for 135 HP. Then it jumped to 150 HP when that was out.
by Whalerdog
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Will Maximum Power Ratings of Boston Whaler Boats Change
Replies: 9
Views: 2580

Will Maximum Power Ratings of Boston Whaler Boats Change

Will a 210 MONTAUK maximum power be bumped to 225-HP?

WIll other Boston Whaler boats?
by Whalerdog
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury Introduces a V6 FOURSTROKE in 175, 200, and 225-HP
Replies: 25
Views: 6879

Re: Mercury Introduces a V6 FOURSTROKE in 175, 200, and 225-HP

[The new Mercury FOURSTROKE V6 engines are] not supercharged [and may be] cheaper to make.
by Whalerdog
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 170 Montauk for Long Island Sound Angling
Replies: 13
Views: 4185

Re: 2018 170 Montauk for Long Island Sound Angling

I have a 19 Montauk and familiar with Long Island waters. Doubt you want to be in any waters bigger than 3' in a 17' will three people. Can you use the 17? Sure but your trips many cut short due to weather conditions or limited. Get a 19 or an Outrageous. May be a newly repowered Whaler. Yes you can...
by Whalerdog
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bimini v. T-Top
Replies: 8
Views: 2724

Re: Bimini v. T-Top

Bimini top on my 19 Montuak is good for shade at rest. It stores badly when down and underway because it doesn't fit between deck stantions. Bimini up and underway it shakes rattels and rolls no matter how you strap it at 20 moh in small waves.
by Whalerdog
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 190 Rail Size
Replies: 7
Views: 2349

Re: Montauk 190 Rail Size

It's not cold I went kayaking the other day 22° F. --I laugh aloud--
by Whalerdog
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Assessing 13-footer for Restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 2252

Re: Assessing 13-footer for Restoration

The skills you need to repair that will not come fast or on one boat. It is a trade to repair that and many skills involved. It would not be cheap even for materials involved and equipment. Then add in your time. Unless I had personal attachment to he hull I would not bother with it.
by Whalerdog
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Lighting for Running at Night
Replies: 32
Views: 8676

Re: Boat Lighting for Running at Night

Eyes are fine cataracts gone 6+ years ago. Near perfect vision. Kayak at night all the time. Surgery was a miracle.
by Whalerdog
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Lighting for Running at Night
Replies: 32
Views: 8676

Re: need for speed

Thanks Phil and bottom line, as taught in the boy scouts [more than] 50 years ago--and still true--let your eyes adjust and you'll see more than when using an external light source. If your first paragraph is true should cars have headlights? Jefecinco already answered that. We live in a society th...
by Whalerdog
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats
Replies: 16
Views: 5085

Re: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats

[The boat on display at the boat show is] not a new model, but the mold had to be changed slightly to take the hardware for seat backs. [The option for the seats was] [n]ever offered on my [2007 boat] [The] [b]oat [seen at the local boat show] had a 150-HP [outboard engine] so I don't think I mixed ...