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by Acassidy
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 OUTRAGE 18 Replace Deck with PVC Sheet; New Fuel Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: 1986 outrage 18 deck replacement with starboard and new gas tank without foam

Thank you for sharing this very interesting project.

Q1: how do you buy 3/4-inch PVC sheet from Home Depot?

Q2: What is it called?

I searched at Home Depot. Thanks
by Acassidy
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BASS & WALLEYE BOATS Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 159

BASS & WALLEYE BOATS Magazine

I used to read a magazine called "Bass and Walleye" boats; it went out of business a few years back. One of the things that I really loved about this magazine is that they did side by side comparisons of outboard engines, using the same boat hull. They would perform test on each engine and...
by Acassidy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2008 285 CONQUEST: Water Intrusion
Replies: 16
Views: 563

Re: 2008 285 CONQUEST: Water Intrusion

Sorry to hear about your boat letting you down with the water intrusion but I doubt very seriously your hull is full of water. I would recommend NOT to drill a bunch of exploratory holes all over your boat trying to drain water from it. I would, though, buy yourself a moisture meter and test the fib...
by Acassidy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cooler Size for MONTAUK 17
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Cooler Size for MONTAUK 17

The original cooler was a 72-quart model.

The Igloo Marine 90-quart cooler will fit.
by Acassidy
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Brush-on Roll-on Gel Coat
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Brush-on Roll-on Gel Coat

The gelcoat will be fine for one week here and there and the boat on the trailer. Like you said, that is how they come from the factory.
Archie
by Acassidy
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Brush-on Roll-on Gel Coat
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Brush-on Roll-on Gel Coat

I understand any type of topside paint (epoxy or poly) on the bottom will require a coat of bottom paint over it to protect it from marine growth. Additionally I understand any type of topside paint will also require a coat of bottom paint just to protect it from the water and blistering. Boston Wh...
by Acassidy
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration
Replies: 26
Views: 4253

Re: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration

http://baumannprops.com/ this is best propeller shop in Texas and they ship. They will want to know many details about the boat and what you are wanting to accomplish performance wise.
Archie
by Acassidy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Brush-on Roll-on Gel Coat
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Brush-on Roll-on Gel Coat

That sounds like a plan, but the old paint must be removed where you plan to gelcoat. It needs to be removed passed the primer. All paint and primer must come off. I figured you probably knew that but had to say since Jim said the Gelcoat cant go over paint. I would fair, get the polyester fairing c...
by Acassidy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Brush-on Roll-on Gel Coat
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Brush-on Roll-on Gel Coat

What is the condition of your hull right now. I assume you are restoring the boat. Did you do repairs to the bottom or is it mainly original gelcoat?
by Acassidy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Brush-on Roll-on Gel Coat
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Brush-on Roll-on Gel Coat

Visit https://www.fgci.com . Do a search for brush-on gel coat that flows out like paint. There is absolutely nothing wrong with your thoughts on the gelcoat. You have done your research. If it were me I would do gel coat even if I was going to paint over it. Gel coat helps seal the raw fiberglass a...
by Acassidy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: My new 1990 Super Sport 15
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: New to me 1990 15' Super Sport

That is the perfect boat for those girls
by Acassidy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration
Replies: 26
Views: 4253

Re: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration

biggiefl watch the videos if you want to learn how props are balanced.

When you are welding repairs and grinding them there is no way to know if the blades are balanced by just looking at it. You put it on a balancer and remove metal from the back of the prop until it is balanced.
by Acassidy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration
Replies: 26
Views: 4253

Re: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghWhcI6cjI8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPxYBbqFDxE videos about balancing boat props. When you have a prop repaired they always balance it after the repair. It is a normal part of the repair. A unbalanced prop could create vibration frequencies at different RPM....
by Acassidy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck
Replies: 13
Views: 1928

Re: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck

I think I am going to agree with Phil here on this one. I really think if you have new laminate on 1/2" wood plus 5200 liberally on the risers, that really would be plenty to hold the seat in place. 5200 is a very strong adhesive. One thing to think about is that if the punks are made with a mu...
by Acassidy
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck
Replies: 13
Views: 1928

Re: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck

Your plan makes more since now. Are you planning to put the puck under the 1/2 wood? If you did that, it work work very well and would be very strong. Also attaching the wood to the deck and then the RPS to the wood is how I did that on my last boat. I made a riser with 2-inch Teak. I glued and scre...
by Acassidy
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck
Replies: 13
Views: 1928

Re: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck

When you replaced the 4 by 4 foot section did you put in marine grade wood or foam? If wood then screw it down like factory and use 5200 on the bases. The WEST System method is used when there is no wood backing. I would not epoxy the wood to the deck either' use 3M5200. They make a chemical that di...
by Acassidy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Worth Buying a Damaged 13-footer
Replies: 19
Views: 2220

Re: Worth Buying a Damaged 13-footer

That is a very good point about the transom.
by Acassidy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Worth Buying a Damaged 13-footer
Replies: 19
Views: 2220

Re: Worth Buying a Damaged 13-footer

There are only so many classic Whalers out there that have not been restored. That front can absolutely be fixed and look brand new. May be not by an armature but by someone with professional skills. I have seen way worse boats than that sitting in the back of Orlandos Fiberglass in Kemah Texas wait...
by Acassidy
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Propeller Rubber Hub Damage
Replies: 24
Views: 3437

Re: Propeller Rubber Hub Damage

The hub is not supposed to ever slip. The force going WOT is way more than changing gear. Once the hub slips once it is gone forever. Have the prop shop press a new one in there for you. They are supposed to be sacrificial to save the lower unit when striking something.
Archie
by Acassidy
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Worth Buying a Damaged 13-footer
Replies: 19
Views: 2220

Re: Worth Buying a Damaged 13-footer

For extensive knowledge of boat repair look at the projects on this site, https://www.thehulltruth.com/ The boating board has full boat restorations with lots of details and pictures. That front damage is not common at all. But really any fiberglass boat repair is possible, if you know how to do it ...
by Acassidy
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Worth Buying a Damaged 13-footer
Replies: 19
Views: 2220

Re: Is this BW 13Foot repairable and worth buying?

It looks like the bottom has been sanded down to bare fiberglass and the front is very fixable. So it all depends on how big of a project you would like. If you have fiberglassing knowledge and like the work then yes it is very doable. Does the hull have any water in it? If you could get your hands ...
by Acassidy
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Downside of Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 18
Views: 2334

Re: Downside of Hydraulic Steering

JEFE’—I hope I am as active as you when I turn 80. Hats off to you sir and happy 80th birthday. I found this at Seastar for preventive maintenance http://www.seastarsolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/hydraulic-steering-maintenance.pdf I have always heard that one should bleed every two years a...
by Acassidy
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: White All-Round Lamp Too High
Replies: 13
Views: 2438

Re: White All-Round Lamp Too High

Perko makes a hinged all-round pole navigation lamp which is hinged at the base. See

https://www.perko.com/catalog/navigation_lights_under_20_meters/388/fold_down_white_all-round_light/
by Acassidy
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1996 21 JUSTICE F300
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: 1996 21 JUSTICE F300

Before you jump to 15 and 17 you may want to try a different 19 because I think that Laser prop is a bass boat prop with high rake and cup made for light hulls. It also may not be a good diameter for your hull weight and design. Try a MIRAGEplus 19 or ENERTIA 19. Seven on board is a lot of people; w...
by Acassidy
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Retaining Barrel Nuts in Hatch Covers.
Replies: 13
Views: 2230

Re: Fish box hatch screws

Look at the barrel nuts here http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/OEM.html#barrelNuts Just replace the barrel nuts if that is what it is. I am assuming it in on the lids to the fish box. The original barrel nuts will deteriorate over time. Use needle nose pliers to hold whats left of the end a...
by Acassidy
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration
Replies: 26
Views: 4253

Re: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration

Q3: Is the vibration when the camera is shaking? That is not the prop if so.

Q4: Does it feel like it is dropping a cylinder when that happens?

I have to admit that is a wild video, but it may just be nothing. Show that video to a Mercury mechanic.
--Archie
by Acassidy
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Problem with Water in Fuel Tank Cavity
Replies: 18
Views: 1727

Re: Problem with Water in Fuel Tank Cavity

The deck will need to be pulled and the foam dug out. It has become common practice to not foam in aluminum tanks now. Boat shops and manufactures who are up with modern boat building trends will not foam in the tank and allow air to flow around the tank to keep it dry. If the tank is foamed in the ...
by Acassidy
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gelcoat Crack in Transom
Replies: 12
Views: 1925

Re: Gelcoat Crack in Transom

Can you post a picture showing exactly where that crack is located?
Archie
by Acassidy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration
Replies: 26
Views: 4253

Re: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration

It may be time to have your prop worked and balanced.
by Acassidy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: No Classics in new WHALER magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Re: No Classics in new WHALER magazine

I really feel that Whaler has lost touch with the boats which made the Whaler name famous, the classic hulls. I actually see more restored classic Whalers around here on the water in my area than any other single new brand boat. If Whaler were to start producing some of those classic hulls they woul...
by Acassidy
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS Water in Fastener Holes in Sump
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Re: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS Water in Fastener Holes in Sump

If you are going to marine tex over it why not drill larger holes in screws holes from the pump in the sump of the boat and stick a small tube down there until it stops and see it you get any water. You can use a big syringe or bulb or something that will give you a strong suction. I would use 4200 ...
by Acassidy
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 255 CONQUEST Re-power
Replies: 20
Views: 3039

Re: 255 CONQUEST Re-power

I know it is not the same boat but look at this 23' Outrage with Suzuki 300. That speed looks fun to me. I see more Suzuki 300s on the water in Galveston Bay than Yamaha 300s. This might be to the cost of repower.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y57MZeF2eJI&t=219s
Archie
by Acassidy
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2012 150 Montauk Frozen Steering
Replies: 6
Views: 1832

Re: 2012 Montauk frozen steering

First see if [the component of the steering that is frozen] is in the engine, the helm, or the cable. Try to remove the cable from the outboard engine. If [the cable] is frozen in the engine, the starboard cable nut will probably [will] not come completely off and the cable will not pull out. If [th...
by Acassidy
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1995 Outrage 24 Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 10
Views: 2721

Re: 1995 Outrage 24 Engine Mounting Height

Actually this was not the silicone sealant but the above and below water line sealant which is exactly the same as the other colors. Boatlife LifeSeal. Its says on the front of the tube above and below line. I have been working on boat to long to make that mistake. This one https://www.amazon.com/Bo...
by Acassidy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1995 Outrage 24 Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 10
Views: 2721

Re: 1995 Outrage 24 Engine Mounting Height

Update on the motor move. I moved the motor up 2 holes putting it on the 3 lower hole. 0 0 0<--- this hole 0 I pulled the boat out onto a flat surface and remeasured after the move before I sealed it and it looks like the cavitation plate looks to be perfectly level with the bottom of the boat. So i...
by Acassidy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 16 to 17-footer for Commercial Passenger Use
Replies: 20
Views: 3012

Re: Boston whaler models with open seating

If you are looking for a boat for private charter you should look for a boat that gives the customers the comfort of maneuverability around the boat and stability of the boat. Think about the type of people who may charter. Many will have no or limited boating experience. The smaller boats will have...
by Acassidy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1995 Outrage 24 Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 10
Views: 2721

Re: Outboard mounting height 1995 Outrage 24'

I plan to move the outboard this weekend. I borrowed a motor lift from a local fellow Whaler owner and I will move the boat to a flat surface to do the move. The transom has not been altered in an way. It is all original. I was measuring down to [the hull bottom from] the top of the plate above the ...
by Acassidy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: New Project: 1980 Revenge V-22
Replies: 5
Views: 1697

Re: New Project: 1980 Revenge V-22

Congrats on your new project. When planning your project I would set priorities with your check off list starting with safety and reliability of your trailer and boat. For example start with your trailer, outboard power and boat electrical system. For me as example when restoring a boat I end up rep...
by Acassidy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1995 Outrage 24 Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 10
Views: 2721

1995 Outrage 24 Engine Mounting Height

A 1995 Outrage 24 has a 2003 Yamaha 250 HPDI 30-inch-shaft engine. The engine is mounted at the lowest mounting position available. The person I bought the outboard from insisted on it being mounted as low as possible. Using a straight edge to get the measurement, and with the [anti-ventilation] pla...
by Acassidy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Teak RPS back rest
Replies: 2
Views: 2131

Re: Teak RPS back rest

Item is sold
by Acassidy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Three (Morning) Observations About Pontoon-hull Boats
Replies: 16
Views: 5478

Re: Three Morning Observations

Holy smokes that is just not right. I noticed that the center pontoon is lower than the outer on the water. I bet that thing looks funny going 80 mph across the the lake.
by Acassidy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2007 240 Outrage Re-power
Replies: 8
Views: 3230

Re: Repowering 2007 240 Outrage

Suzuki has gained a lot of popularity around here. I hear really great things about them. Some locals are die hard Suzuki owners. People love that 300. I am thinking of getting the Suzuki 300 when I repower. I do hear problems with the Yamaha 300 but still see a lot of them around even though Suzuki...
by Acassidy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Three (Morning) Observations About Pontoon-hull Boats
Replies: 16
Views: 5478

Re: Three Morning Observations

Pontoon boats have their purpose. I have rented them on inland lakes here in Texas and they were a blast for the kids when they were younger. They really are designed for just having fun on. They make some monster pontoons boats now and can handle incredible speeds and horse power on the back like y...
by Acassidy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Preparing Nantucket 190 for Saltwater
Replies: 21
Views: 4956

Re: Preparing fresh water 2004 Nantucket 190 for salt water

It is very important to completely flushing and rinsing the whole boat and outboard with fresh water after each use. I say flush because i use large volumes and not high pressure on the hose to rinse off. Away to give your boat a head start is to clean it and give it a good wax before using it. This...
by Acassidy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 260 OUTRAGE Fish Box
Replies: 5
Views: 3089

Re: basic fish box questions

Those boxes are made for ice and fish. When on the water I always have the plugs in. When the boat is pulled from the water onto a trailer, I pull the plugs to help clean and drain to fish locker. If you need to empty the fish box while on the water and the ice is melted, you can drain with the pump...
by Acassidy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging
Replies: 16
Views: 4506

Re: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging

At the time when I owned that same motor, it was 20 years ago, the OMC parts place did not carry replacement fuel hose for under the cowling. Same for the boating supply stores. I live in a big boating community near Kemah Texas. But the only place who did have small fuel lines was the auto parts st...
by Acassidy
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Teak RPS back rest
Replies: 2
Views: 2131

Re: Teak RPS back rest

by Acassidy
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Teak RPS back rest
Replies: 2
Views: 2131

Teak RPS back rest

Still have the teak RPS for sale. It needs a bottom teak piece. Comes with screws and teak screw caps. Plus 2 new teak slats. They are just extra
$80
I will post a link to the pictures
Thanks
Archie
by Acassidy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging
Replies: 16
Views: 4506

Re: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging

I agree with flymo: the carburetors need to be rebuilt before running again. Also, replace all fuel lines on the engine because since it is leaking they are probably all bad. While at it, replace any inline filters. Inspect all the fuel hoses coming from the tank to make sure they are not deteriorat...