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by Acassidy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: No Classics in new WHALER magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 211

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: 553

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: 821

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: 444

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: 1231

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: 1231

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: 11
Views: 575

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: 1231

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: 583

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: 1231

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: 1257

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: 3455

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: 1953

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: 3455

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: 19
Views: 2568

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: 2141

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: 3203

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: 1257

Re: Teak RPS back rest

by Acassidy
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Teak RPS back rest
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

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: 3203

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...
by Acassidy
Thu May 30, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Verado Engine Intake Manifold Anomaly
Replies: 5
Views: 2964

Re: Verado Engine Intake Manifold Anomaly

Sorry to hear that boat didn't work out. Dang sellsman can't act like a normal person and shoot straight. The guy I spoke with while looking at it said that something was wrong in that it didn't run right when they took it out for initial test run. That 2012 23' Dauntless is for sure a nice model bu...
by Acassidy
Wed May 29, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Transom Bolt Size
Replies: 3
Views: 2864

Re: Transom Bolt Size

What do you mean by transom bracket? Are you talking about the transom or an actual bracket? Usually they are 1/2" diameter bolts. Not sure the thread. When I had a Montauk I did not use the builtin lower bolt holes in the transom. Yours might not work with the built in one since the person bef...
by Acassidy
Tue May 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Console doors: five questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2335

Re: Console doors: five questions

I used something like this as plugs in the past when redoing console doors. Just get the right size. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Madison-Mill-26-Pack-Wood-Poplar-Dowel-Pins-Actual-0-25-in-x-1-25-in/3042543 You could make you own teak plugs too. But I have never done that I used Gorilla glue for the glu...
by Acassidy
Wed May 01, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: On Board Hand Tools
Replies: 17
Views: 4275

Re: On Board Hand Tools

dtmakey, where did you find stainless steal tools?
by Acassidy
Wed May 01, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 17 Water Collection Sumps
Replies: 9
Views: 2529

Re: Water Collecting Here- Is this normal?

[The unnamed area shown above in Figure 1and 2] is a great place for a bilge pump. When I owned a Montauk I installed a 500 GPH pump and ran a hose over the transom.
Archie
by Acassidy
Wed May 01, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Boston Whaler 22 Outrage Restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 3780

Re: 1989 Boston Whaler 22 Outrage Restoration

Ole: Q1: How did you prep the hull for refinish? Q2: What was your process for fairing the sides? Q3: Did you use primer and paint to spray the hull or did you spray gelcoat? The non skid on the gunnel looks like paint. Q4: Did you do glass to fill the console dash to spray? Q5: Was it paint or gelc...
by Acassidy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: On Board Hand Tools
Replies: 17
Views: 4275

Re: On Board Hand Tools

I use Corrosion X on my outboard and often on my tools along with WD40. WD 40 does dry out over time but that is what I use in my tools. CorrosoinX is messy. But is better than WD 40 for rehabilitation of rusty tools. I remove my tool bags and store in dry place in garage. I do that with my emergenc...
by Acassidy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 Outrage 24 Outrage Splash Well Through-hull
Replies: 1
Views: 1819

1995 Outrage 24 Outrage Splash Well Through-hull

I need a source for the transom splash well drain for the 1995 Outrage 24.

The one on my OUTRAGE 24 has a rubber scupper on the outside and is flush on the inside. I have looked around but cant find the correct style that fits. I want to replace the complete through hull. Thanks--Archie
by Acassidy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 14
Views: 4268

Re: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18

I don't think [removal of all foam from a Boston Whaler Unibond hull] is necessary. Once [all foam is removed from a Unibond hull] you no longer own a Boston Whaler but own an outer skin of a Boston Whaler with someone else's structure inside. My experience with water in the hull is that it is usual...
by Acassidy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A history of boats I have restored
Replies: 0
Views: 3550

A history of boats I have restored

A HISTORY OF BOATS I HAVE RESTORED I have owned and worked on many classic Boston Whaler boats. These boats I restored and sold: a 1977 Low pro 19’, 1977 Montauk 17’, 1984 22’ Outrage. I currently own a 1995 Outrage 24. All of these boats were complete projects where I striped the boats down to the ...
by Acassidy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 14
Views: 4268

Re: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18

Survey the boat well before buying. If the foam is saturated with water, walk away.
by Acassidy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 14
Views: 4268

Re: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18: Separating Hull and Liner

[To separate the hull and liner] would be near impossible. All hull integrity would be lost. Boston Whaler engineering and design does not use bulkheads and strings with a hull and cap design like most boats including Grady White. The bottom and liner are infused with foam under pressure while the t...
by Acassidy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Dauntless 15 Anchor Locker Hinge Fasteners
Replies: 4
Views: 2262

Re: anchor locker hinge fasteners Dauntless 15

Here is a OEM replacement for that screw head. http://www.nausetmarine.com/shop/1040187-barrel-nuts/ Is it possible to get a pair of pliers around the nuts to hold it. I replaced most of mine on my 1995 Whale 24' Outrage. That is how I removed the loss barrel nuts, I used some-sort of pliers to grab...
by Acassidy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Long Presentation of Trip in Montauk 17 to Florida from Rhode Island
Replies: 4
Views: 2601

Re: Long Presentation of Trip in Montauk 17 to Florida from Rhode Island

They is a very interesting set of videos. At the Statue of Liberty he held up the book "Only in America, An American Boating Adventure" paying tribute to the John Mirassou. The book is about 3 men who took the trip of a lifetime on the 17' Montauk traveling from Florida to New York over to...
by Acassidy
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 30
Views: 8030

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

Jim that is great information. I will order that book. It looks like an interesting read. You are absolutely correct about this I can see that in a particular instance with a boat that had an engine that could not deliver much power at low engine speeds, changing to a four-blade propeller might affe...
by Acassidy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Crazing: Sudden Appearance
Replies: 25
Views: 4408

Re: Gel Coat Crazing: Sudden Appearance

Wow great information here. I am excited to see your progress on it and anxiously await updates.
by Acassidy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Crazing: Sudden Appearance
Replies: 25
Views: 4408

Re: Gel Coat Crazing: Sudden Appearance

If it were me I would use [FCGI] poly-fill verses using West System. First the FGCI (or any brand gelcoat and filler) are two products designed to work together. Second is the golden rule poly over poly, epoxy over poly, but never poly over epoxy. The reason is polyester doesn't really stick very we...
by Acassidy
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Crazing: Sudden Appearance
Replies: 25
Views: 4408

Re: Gel Coat Crazing: Sudden Appearance

Jim--my mistake. I meant Boatworks Today Channel on youtube. This guy uses Total boat products. ShipShape uses FGCI. Good catch.
Archie
by Acassidy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Crazing: Sudden Appearance
Replies: 25
Views: 4408

Re: Gel Coat Crazing: Sudden Appearance

I have exactly the same cracks in exactly the same places on the side of the hull on my 1995 Outrage 24. I think the cause was gelcoat shrinking. The cracks are only on the hull side where the sun set in its position on the trailer in the exact same spot for many many years. Cracks are where the sun...
by Acassidy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2481

Re: Gel Coat Repair

I am sure you know this, but the inside color and the outside colors are different. Desert Tan inside and a sort of off white outside. I do not remember. And don't quote me. I may be totally wrong. I have used [Spectrum] many, many times, like what you are doing. Usually matched well enough for smal...
by Acassidy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1992 Outrage 17 Fuel Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 4507

Re: 1992 Outrage 17 Fuel Tank

About double clamping: the law has changed. Only fill hose has to be double clamped, all others can be single clamped. The reason for the change was on some double clamped hoses the clamp ended up on the barb halfway causing the 2nd clamp to cut the hose when tighten down. I would only double clamp ...
by Acassidy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 30
Views: 8030

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

This is what I have found while trying out props. It really depends on your boat too. But in general: Four- blade: --will give you better [acceleration to plane from a standing start], lower planing speeds, hold better in low plane speeds, have less top end speed; have more stern lift, and more bow ...
by Acassidy
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Teak RPS Backrest; $80; Can Ship from Houston, Texas
Replies: 0
Views: 2786

FS: Teak RPS Backrest; $80; Can Ship from Houston, Texas

For sale: a teak swing back RPS backrest. It only includes the backrest. Includes teak plug and all screws. Need bottom replacement. $80 can ship if you pay shipping and packing for UPS. Text me for pictures it includes two brand new teak slats https://houston.craigslist.org/bpo/d/dickinson-whaler-r...
by Acassidy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Black Rub Rail Polish
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

Re: Black Rub Rail Polish

I have always used AmorAll. I would not use Acetone. It cleans it by striping a layer of the plastic off like sanding it but by dissolving it.
Archie
by Acassidy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Assessing an Older Boston Whaler
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Re: Assessing an Older Boston Whaler

That is a great hull and a great find that you have. Here on the Texas Gulf Coast that is a gem and a boat like that could have a tree growing out of the center of it and it would still sell as a project boat for a lot and would get completely restored. No such thing as a 25’ Whaler too gone to rest...
by Acassidy
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2007 Outrage 210 Re-power
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

Re: 2007 Outrage 210 Re-power

All things being equal, more displacement equals more torque--interesting that outboard manufactures don't give torque data. Mercury 225 Optimax displacement 186 cubic inches (your motor) Suzuki 200 is displacement 175 cubic inches Suziki 225 displacement is 220 cubic inches Evinrude 200 displace is...
by Acassidy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Outrage V-20 Bow Bench and Storage Box
Replies: 16
Views: 3418

Re: 1978 Outrage V-20 Bow Bench and Storage Box

Don , is that pine? Is that for a pattern?
Archie