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by svsonora
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: New RULE-brand Centrifugal Pump
Replies: 19
Views: 13296

Re: New RULE-brand Centrifugal Pump

its undisputable that it is better but its disputable how much better it is. ABYC won't put out a standard without a good reason. But is it necessary in this application? I don't know. Probably not.
by svsonora
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 17 SSL Four Questions on Water on Deck
Replies: 7
Views: 7729

Re: 17 SSL Four Questions on Water on Deck

[The conditions described as three-foot waves were] not that bad. Well behind the inlet. Just uncomfortable. Saw a few other [Boston Whaler boats], too. My [earlier post] does sound like I'm mis-stating [the sea state] a bit. [The actual seas were] mostly 1 to 2-foot chop with a few 3-footers. Not v...
by svsonora
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: New RULE-brand Centrifugal Pump
Replies: 19
Views: 13296

Re: New RULE-brand Centrifugal Pump

When you say to install two hose clamps in opposing directions does that mean the screw heads should face in opposite directions? If so, what is the reasoning behind that suggestion? If not, please explain what you mean. Yes, that is what I meant. But thinking about it, I don't think bilge hoses ty...
by svsonora
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: New RULE-brand Centrifugal Pump
Replies: 19
Views: 13296

Re: New RULE-brand Centrifugal Pump

jimh, thats exactly why I have a 2000gph pump and not something smaller (on the sailboat). I also have a backup hand operated pump rated at 28gpm. To be 100% though, I should have a second electric bilge pump. Just buying time in case I pop a through hull or get holed. Thanks for the detailed explan...
by svsonora
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 17 SSL Four Questions on Water on Deck
Replies: 7
Views: 7729

17 SSL Four Questions on Water on Deck

I took out my 17 SSL to Ocean City. I had four adults onboard, all grown men, so [the crew weight] was the most weight I have had onboard. Wave height was substantial, perhaps 3-feet, typical inshore wave periods. Basically choppy but no problem. As you know, lots of 3-knot currents in this area. As...
by svsonora
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler 17 SSL vinyl upholstery color
Replies: 4
Views: 7137

Re: Boston Whaler 17 SSL vinyl upholstery color

[I have] realized a few things: —My 17 SSL boat’s current upholstery, while in serviceable condition, is bleached white from aging. The bow cushion is the original color, but had been replaced more recently than anything attached to the boat, looks so much better. —[Great Lakes Skipper, the vendor w...
by svsonora
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler 17 SSL vinyl upholstery color
Replies: 4
Views: 7137

Re: Boston Whaler 17 SSL vinyl upholstery color

I already bought everything - foam, board, etc.
But! I'll email them and see if they can sell me some pleated vinyl.
by svsonora
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler 17 SSL vinyl upholstery color
Replies: 4
Views: 7137

Boston Whaler 17 SSL vinyl upholstery color

I'm looking for a pleated white vinyl for my driver's seat on my 1987 17 SSL. I ordered “off white” and it was too gray to match the white. I was wondering if I could get you guys to help pick. I'm not sure how consistent these photos are[in linked images below] so here is the link to the WRONG one ...
by svsonora
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Trim gauges
Replies: 0
Views: 12257

FS: Trim gauges

For-sale: Sierra International 57905P - compatible with Mariner/Merc, Volvo DP/SX, Yamaha 2001+ - $25 shipped Faria 3003.3430 12828 - Mercury/ Mariner/ Mercruiser - $20 shipped I ordered wrong gauges for my Honda BF75A, and boogered up the packaging so can't exactly return it. Both are brand new, in...
by svsonora
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boat: 1987 SUPER SPORT LIMITED 17
Replies: 6
Views: 8069

Re: New Boat: 1987 SUPER SPORT LIMITED 17

Some photos https://i.imgur.com/XdRIhgB.jpg Fig. 1. https://i.imgur.com/otlOlBY.jpg Fug. 2. https://i.imgur.com/b8mTkbj.jpg Fig. 3. https://i.imgur.com/X3ngAP8.jpg Fig. 4. https://i.imgur.com/Akvt2lg.jpg Fig. 5.
by svsonora
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 9
Views: 8118

Re: Advice on Purchase

I would lowball that boat or walk away. Too much work for me - I'd sand off all the paint then revarnish the wood, which will just take FOREVER. A good part of a season with a noraml guy work schedule. I bought an all fiberglass interior boat and I still spent about 40 hours redoing just the electri...
by svsonora
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sump Pump Float Switch
Replies: 11
Views: 9090

Re: Sump Pump Float Switch

I got an electric field sensor on my sailboat and never looked back. nothing will ever get stuck and cause the switch to fail. I'll be installing this on the whaler as well. https://www.hodgesmarine.com/Whale-Electric-Field-Bilge-Switch-p/whabe9003.htm?gclid=Cj0KCQjw2efrBRD3ARIsAEnt0eiJ0MK4Nb2TJzNWv...
by svsonora
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1987 Boston Whaler 17 SSL Capacity info
Replies: 1
Views: 6102

1987 Boston Whaler 17 SSL Capacity info

I noticed on this link - http://continuouswave.com/whaler/refere ... tions.html the 17SSL is listed to have a 900lb capacity. The plate on my boat, badly faded, states 7 passengers or 885lbs. I was wondering if any other SSL owners can confirm?
by svsonora
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boat: 1987 SUPER SPORT LIMITED 17
Replies: 6
Views: 8069

Re: Finally got a whaler, and took it out! Lots of projects

I may mount [the VHF Marine Band Radio] on the port dash. When I don't have guests and I have crew, [port dash] can be a communications station. I'll just [mount the radio] on top of the console.
by svsonora
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boat: 1987 SUPER SPORT LIMITED 17
Replies: 6
Views: 8069

New Boat: 1987 SUPER SPORT LIMITED 17

Is a 6-lbs BRUCE-type anchor appropriate for [a 1987 SUPER SPORT LIMITED 17]? BACKSTORY: I got my 1987 17 Super Sport Limited. The boat is dirty, but the gel coat is still shiny and there are no soft spots anywhere. The wiring was so old and done badly. I re-wired the lamps—boy did re-installing tha...
by svsonora
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: New RULE-brand Centrifugal Pump
Replies: 19
Views: 13296

Re: New RULE-brand Centrifugal Pump

I have a rule 2000gph pump for my sailboat. The pump itself works well but their float switch is garbage. Looks like the float switch on my new-to-me whaler has failed as well (it was working when I was seeing the boat --I laugh aloud--) Back flow probably isn't as much as a problem on the whalers, ...
by svsonora
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hardware Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 6198

Answer: Survey: New Question

My parts are chromed bronze.

SURVEY: are there any [chromed bronze parts] that are still shiny.

Should I [replace these parts with] stainless steel aftermarket parts?

[Stainless steel] is easier to keep shiny.
by svsonora
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hardware Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 6198

Hardware Finish

[Is the finish] chromed [on a combined side lamp or a lifting eye on some unidentified boat]? [The lamp and lift eye on my boat] are pitted and old. I was thinking about grinding down and re-polishing the lamp and lifting eye. Then I realized they look like they have a layer of chrome on them. Are t...
by svsonora
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1987 17-footer Removing Rub Rail Black Insert
Replies: 3
Views: 6873

1987 17-footer Removing Rub Rail Black Insert

How is the black outer piece of the rub rail removed on a 1987 17-footer?
by svsonora
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: White All-Round Lamp Too High
Replies: 13
Views: 10140

Re: White All-Round Lamp Too High

If you need to cut SS tubing, you can always go with a angle grinder. Be careful and watch the heat, as you will change its corrosion resistance properties if you get it too hot. Go slow with lots of breaks.
by svsonora
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 16 to 17-footer for Commercial Passenger Use
Replies: 20
Views: 11218

Re: 16 to 17-footer for Commercial Passenger Use

thank you guys, you guys are the best.

also, i dont mean to sound like im talking bad about anything, but seems to me that whaler enthusiasts tend to be more knowledgeable! glad to be joining this club.
by svsonora
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Checklist for Buying Classic 17-footer
Replies: 8
Views: 8487

Checklist for Buying Classic 17-footer

There are a few boats in the 16/17 hull models that I want to check out. A MONTAUK 17 and its derivatives are cool because I might be able to push up the console towards the bow about 8-inches and add lateral seats for passengers. A SUPER SPORT 17 classic is cool because it'll appeal to more people ...
by svsonora
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 16 to 17-footer for Commercial Passenger Use
Replies: 20
Views: 11218

Re: 16 to 17-footer for Commercial Passenger Use

I actually found someone who did an electric drive conversion on a 15 foot Boston Whaler boat. I think electric propulsion is better for slow water taxis and the like that don't need to plane. I have a friend who has electric propulsion on his sailboat and it runs only 20 minutes before the safe bat...
by svsonora
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 16 to 17-footer for Commercial Passenger Use
Replies: 20
Views: 11218

Re: 16 to 17-footer for Commercial Passenger Use

biggiefl wrote:Go with a 4 stroke for quietness. Slow running with a loud smoky engine is not a great option.


thanks biggieFl
by svsonora
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 16 to 17-footer for Commercial Passenger Use
Replies: 20
Views: 11218

Re: 16 to 17-footer for Commercial Passenger Use

Funds coming together. There are a bunch of 16/17s for sale here. Super Sport Limited looks enticing. I think it has a look that appeals to most 'normal' people. Just noticing Montauks and other center consoles are the most common. It looks like its possible to add a bench in front of the console, e...
by svsonora
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Preparing Nantucket 190 for Saltwater
Replies: 22
Views: 14528

Re: Preparing Nantucket 190 for Saltwater

New to whalers but not new to offshore. I second the advice for barrier coat. Not that you really need it if you aren't leaving the boat in all year, but its nice to get it done before you get any bottom paint on there. if you aren't confident with paint and finishing, maybe leave barrier coat to th...
by svsonora
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 16 to 17-footer for Commercial Passenger Use
Replies: 20
Views: 11218

Re: 16 to 17-footer for Commercial Passenger Use

Thanks guys. I'm going for the Master 25T inland since the requirements aren't all that different, and I can upgrade to nearshore with few more years of sea time. It'll be more useful when I'm cruising overseas with my sailboat. I have a 'composting' head I built for my sailboat. Its a bucket with a...
by svsonora
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 16 to 17-footer for Commercial Passenger Use
Replies: 20
Views: 11218

Re: Boston whaler models with open seating

Thanks guys. The tours won't be more than 20 miles total travel time, up and down the river. Not a big deal with the safety equipment. One throwabale and three more PFDs. I really need to get on one and see what it will be like. There is a guy who charges $15 for a boat ride across the river on one ...
by svsonora
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 16 to 17-footer for Commercial Passenger Use
Replies: 20
Views: 11218

16 to 17-footer for Commercial Passenger Use

Hi. I'm a decently experienced water guy: sailing for over ten years, done 500-mile solo voyages, some small power boat experience driving tenders and such. I am thinking about getting a Boston Whaler 16 or 17-footer, then a 25-ton master's license, and start running casual, sightseeing or activity-...
by svsonora
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outboard Engines 20 to 25-HP; Steering Methods; Mounting Remote Controls; Other Advice.2
Replies: 4
Views: 2187

Re: Outboard Engines 20 to 25-HP; Steering Methods; Mounting Remote Controls; Other Advice.2

Gotcha, I get what you are talking about. I restored a 1974 30 foot sailboat over one winter. It looks sparkling now, but I definitely don't want to repeat it. I do work with wood regularly, so that's not a problem for me. But I don't want to be dealing with structural problems or fixing major fiber...
by svsonora
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outboard Engines 20 to 25-HP; Steering Methods; Mounting Remote Controls; Other Advice.2
Replies: 4
Views: 2187

Re: Outboard Engines 20 to 25-HP; Steering Methods; Mounting Remote Controls; Other Advice.

Thank you. I'll be on the lookout for either a good boat or a solid hull that needs minimal fiberglass work. I hate working on boats, but I do know how to work on them, reluctantly, with a close to professional grade finish on most projects. Just wanted to say, the content on this forum and website ...
by svsonora
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outboard Engines 20 to 25-HP; Steering Methods; Mounting Remote Controls; Other Advice.2
Replies: 4
Views: 2187

Outboard Engines 20 to 25-HP; Steering Methods; Mounting Remote Controls; Other Advice.2

Hi everyone. I plan to buy a a little 13 with a solid hull and do a restoration job to use as a runabout in my local river. Other times, I sail boats out in the Chesapeake bay. I am new to outboard motors of this size. I plan to power with a 20 to 25-HP. What are the advantages and disadvantages of ...