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by Acassidy
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Rescue in Bahamas
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Boston Whaler Rescue in Bahamas

There is apparent damage to the Bimini top. It looks like they took a large wave and were swamped. [The reserve buoyancy and floatation when swamped] is one of the reasons I have always owned Boston Whaler boats. ASIDE: My 1995 24' Outrage has a bilge and open mid-compartment with a tank open to the...
by Acassidy
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Market Value
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: BRP Market Value

Evinrude makes up only 9.5% of BRP sales with their Recreational vehicles making up the other 90.5 % and their Seadoo sales are way up this year. Well actually the 9.5 percent in the Marine division. "The marine industry is composed of marine engines, boats and their respective PAC businesses. ...
by Acassidy
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Revenge 25 142-Gallon Fuel Tank Pickup
Replies: 7
Views: 3912

Re: Revenge 25 142-Gallon Fuel Tank Pickup

ON my old tank which was the Florida Marine tank the pick up is aluminum screwed into an aluminum plate on the tank with a brass tube. It just unscrews, put a wrench on and unscrew. https://www.amazon.com/Moeller-033500-24-Aluminum-Fuel-Pick-Up/dp/B000MTB83W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3U7DOVKYN87IC&dchild=...
by Acassidy
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Tire Placement for 1986 Frontier 25
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Trailer Tire Placement for 1986 Frontier 25

I would think you would have your trailer built like a normal tandem axle trailer and have some length on the tongue to allow the front post to be moved forward or back to shift the boat forward and backwards to set the tongue weight appropriately . You want the tongue to be 9 to 15% of the the tota...
by Acassidy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 OUTRAGE 22 Loose Deck Under Console
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: 1989 OUTRAGE 22 Loose Deck Under Console

What about unscrewing the console and removing the strips of mounting wood under the console. Then proceed with filling those holes in the deck and then redrilling new holes in the mounting boards and deck for mounting the console with new holes slightly off from the original holes into fresh deck a...
by Acassidy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Yamaha F300 35-inch Shaft Length Now Available
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Yamaha F300 now available as 35in model

I wonder if it is just the 300 and why not another other like the 425 hp Yamaha
by Acassidy
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Drain Tube Alternative for 1995 OUTRAGE 24
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Drain Tube Alternative for 1995 OUTRAGE 24

Phil and Jim Thanks for the response. I think I might be able to get a bronze through-hull to work. It look like I have enough clearance on the nut in the bilge where the hole is. I am not really finding a vendor for a 1-1/2 aluminum tube, not a flare tool for that either. I really would like the re...
by Acassidy
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Drain Tube Alternative for 1995 OUTRAGE 24
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Drain Tube Alternative for 1995 OUTRAGE 24

On my 1995 Outrage 24 the direct replacement for the transom drain tube at the bottom of the transom is [a plastic tube assembly as ]show at: https://www.nausetmarine.com/shop/1042050-thru-hull/ The hole diameter of 1-1/2-inch limits what can be used. I thought originally I could use a brass tube as...
by Acassidy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2000 DAUNTLESS 22 Loses Speed After Water Pickup Installed
Replies: 7
Views: 1612

Re: 2000 DAUNTLESS 22 Loses Speed After Water Pickup Installed

Q2: Is the sea strainer in line with the prop's path and is it causing disturbance in the water flow to the prop? "The only other change was the addition of a strainer scoop" Q3: Is the sea strainer cover an original item Whaler installed part? Q4: did you add it? Q5: In other words is it ...
by Acassidy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Brown Liquid Deposit
Replies: 11
Views: 3897

Re: Gel Coat Brown Liquid Deposit

If that is new gelcoat then, I think it is uncured gelcoat too. You may want to do a small gelcoat repair on that area. But if left alone I don't think it will hurt anything either. You could try putting a little heat on it to help it cure underneath. Polyester resin likes heat to cure and even unca...
by Acassidy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: RACOR Fuel Filter Clear Bowl Falls Off
Replies: 9
Views: 3657

Re: RACOR Fuel Filter Clear Bowl Falls Off

If the bowl was old enough to be harmed by Ethonal. You may want to check your fuel line too.
by Acassidy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: RACOR Fuel Filter Clear Bowl Falls Off
Replies: 9
Views: 3657

Re: RACOR Fuel Filter Clear Bowl Falls Off

Racor does make a solid bottom bowl that can be used on that filter, this one does is made for below deck around inboards where clear bowls are not legal. Like this https://www.westmarine.com/buy/racor--b32020mam-fuel-filter-water-separator-with-metal-bowl-10-microns--411520?recordNum=59 This way yo...
by Acassidy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Brown Liquid Deposit
Replies: 11
Views: 3897

Re: Gel Coat Brown Liquid Deposit

To me that looks like moisture that is under the gelcoat, probably moisture from dew, humidity and rain that got sucks up through the pin holes and cracks in the gelcoat. The change in temps through the days and night helps suck the moisture up in there. Once in there it breaks down the resins and c...
by Acassidy
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BASS & WALLEYE BOATS Magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 6961

Re: BASS & WALLEYE BOATS Magazine

Jim you make excellent points and I believe they are all correct. I completely forgot about Trailer Boat magazine, which seemed to be the sister publication of Bass and Walleye magazine. I remember them sharing many articles about performance reviews of outboard and even shared the same editors. I a...
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: 35
Views: 7933

Re: Where to Buy

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: 6
Views: 6961

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: 18
Views: 11251

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: 5811

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: 5597

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: 5597

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: 13103

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: 5597

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: 5597

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: 5597

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: 9
Views: 4295

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: 13103

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: 13103

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: 5653

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: 5653

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: 5653

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: 5961

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: 5961

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: 7944

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: 5961

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: 5961

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: 6912

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: 6015

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: 3805

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: 5301

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: 13103

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: 5447

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: 5503

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: 13103

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: 4156

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: 5278

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: 6652

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: 4151

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: 5526

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: 5526

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...