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by Crusty the Clam
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: My new 1990 Super Sport 15
Replies: 5
Views: 3261

Re: New to me 1990 15' Super Sport

That is terrific. Cute family, beautiful area, classic boat. Those girls will never forget growing up with the SS. Excellent, excellent decision.
by Crusty the Clam
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 160 DAUNTLESS OUTRAGE 17II GUARDIAN 18
Replies: 8
Views: 4041

Re: 160 DAUNTLESS OUTRAGE 17II GUARDIAN 18

Since you make fairly long runs, is there any meaningful difference in fuel capacity? Engine efficiency? The other thing I would consider strongly is the layout. Does the [GUARDIAN] have a dive door? I’ve never seen a [GUARDIAN\ but I understand they are more customized so the layout could be really...
by Crusty the Clam
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic Montauk All-round White Lamp Relocaton
Replies: 24
Views: 6359

Re: Classic Montauk All-round White Lamp Relocaton

The question on my mind about the placement of an anchor light has been whether it might interfere with night vision in the event the light were in front of me. An anchor light is shown when the boat is at anchor, not when it is underway. So there is really no concern about having one's night visio...
by Crusty the Clam
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 9
Views: 3962

Re: Advice on Purchase

Mr Whaler101 Take a look in the classifieds. Someone just posted a Supersport 15 and it looks really nice and sounds like it has been well maintained and not a ton of use, at least at first glance from the photos and description. Not sure where you are, but if NE, it’s not that terribly far. And a f...
by Crusty the Clam
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic Montauk All-round White Lamp Relocaton
Replies: 24
Views: 6359

Re: Classic Montauk All-round White Lamp Relocaton

On the location of the all around white light, all the recent 19/17/15 foot Whalers I see have them mounted on the console amidships. At first I thought it was an odd thing not to be on the transom. Now I'm a fan. This is very helpful, including the explanation and information on antenna placement....
by Crusty the Clam
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck
Replies: 13
Views: 4397

Re: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck

Phil and Archie, Wow, I just had an epiphany. What if you guys are right? I think that I may finally be old enough to accept that someone else could be right... getting this weird out-of-body floating feeling... Archie, to your question about the plug spinning, the first step in the bonding is wetti...
by Crusty the Clam
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck
Replies: 13
Views: 4397

Re: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck

Thanks all. Im revising my thoughts thanks to the feedback. 5200 for the riser to deck. Instead of creating a void in the foam immediately under the plywood, I’m going to go with a 1” forstener through the plywood and fill it with 404 thickened epoxy (peanut butter consistency). Maybe a small void i...
by Crusty the Clam
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 9
Views: 3962

Re: Advice on Purchase

Just my two centavos but it depends on what you want. A boat that you can enjoy now or a project. MOST I’d pay is $3,000 and only if I didn’t observe any significant problems. If no problems other than cosmetic, then you can enjoy it for a while and buy mahogany in the off season. Even with the ugly...
by Crusty the Clam
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: White All-Round Lamp Too High
Replies: 13
Views: 4812

Re: White All-Round Lamp Too High

If you don’t have a tube cutter, I cut my anchor light pole shorter using a metal blade hacksaw. Cheap pole so it was easy to cut. Put the pole in a vise and cut carefully till you just pierce through the tube a bit. Rotate tube. Cut a bit, repeat. Touch up the sharp edges with fine file, sandpaper,...
by Crusty the Clam
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Retaining Barrel Nuts in Hatch Covers.
Replies: 13
Views: 4358

Re: Retaining Barrel Nuts in Hatch Covers.

Hi Ratking Are you saying that the female and male ends are unscrewing and then the female part falls out of the hole in the cover? That’s how I’m envisioning what the problem is, because that’s the only way the female “barrel” would fall out. Normally the two ends would be screwed firmly together. ...
by Crusty the Clam
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck
Replies: 13
Views: 4397

Re: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck

It's too late now but you could have used T nuts made from stainless on the plywood section you made before you put it back in. In hindsight that is so obvious and elegant and simple, it is brilliant. Hopefully it helps the next person avoid a “palm to forehead” slap moment. All these ideas and obs...
by Crusty the Clam
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck
Replies: 13
Views: 4397

Re: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck

Thanks for he replies and thoughts. A couple answers to your comments. 1. The puck method is described here and is used where there is a backer. The problem with the plywood backer is that it is thin--only 1/2-inch and plywood has poor holding strength compared to wood and much poorer compared to ep...
by Crusty the Clam
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck
Replies: 13
Views: 4397

1983 Montauk 17 Re-fastening RPS to Deck

The reversible pilot seat (RPS) fasteners on my recently purchased 1983 Montauk 17 had loosened over time and the plywood substrate rotted. A 4-foot by 4-foot area of the deck was replaced where the RPS sits. Now I need to re-fasten the RPS to the deck. On my boat, the RPS is fastened to the deck wi...
by Crusty the Clam
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Checklist for Buying Classic 17-footer
Replies: 8
Views: 3831

Re: Checklist for Buying Classic 17-footer

This article is very informative. I did a lot of research and talked to a couple well respected accredited surveyors that confirmed what this guy says. I didn’t buy a meter. Go with what Phil T said. http://www.pcmarinesurveys.com/Moisture%20meter%20mythology.htm A few adds: Ask the seller for maint...
by Crusty the Clam
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: CAUTION: Montauk 17 Drilling out RPS Deck Fastener Holes
Replies: 4
Views: 3310

Re: CAUTION: Montauk 17 Drilling out RPS Deck Fastener Holes

Thanks, biggie. Took your advice and also found the CW FAQ on hull repairs. A little hole expansion (3/16”), a bit of dishing of the area around the hole and roughing it up, and then created a void in the foam area on the inside... then Marine-Tex... voila. Fingers crossed and an offering to Neptune...
by Crusty the Clam
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic 1983 Whaler Montauk 17 RPS Seat Cushion
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Re: Classic 1983 Whaler Montauk 17 RPS Seat Cushion

Thanks everyone for your replies and information. This is my first Whaler and it’s very helpful to hear other’s experience. My first thought was that there would be a metal or rubber “stop”, fixed to the z-side seat, against which the side arms of the reversible seat would rest. Instead it appears t...
by Crusty the Clam
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic 1983 Whaler Montauk 17 RPS Seat Cushion
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Classic 1983 Whaler Montauk 17 RPS Seat Cushion

I've searched and can't find the exact answer to my question. Is it normal for the RPS seat cushion on a 1983 Montauk to take a "set" on the forward and aft edges of the cushion due to the seat back sitting and pressing down on the cushion? Hopefully the question makes sense. On my 1983 Mo...
by Crusty the Clam
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 Johnson 90 V4 VRO Broken Tube on Fixture
Replies: 3
Views: 2589

Re: 1988 Johnson V4 VRO 90hp

On the intake manifold parts diagram, could that broken tube be Part 38 - a cut to length "house" (odd name) associated with the "air silencer"? If so, then according to the diagram, part 43, a nipple, looks like it's supposed to be on the end of the "house". Diagram ht...
by Crusty the Clam
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: CAUTION: Montauk 17 Drilling out RPS Deck Fastener Holes
Replies: 4
Views: 3310

Re: Caution 1983 Montauk 17 Drilling out RPS deck screw holes

Thank you, Jim, that cross section shows exactly what I was trying to describe. Also, please excuse my lack of manners - I meant to thank you for creating and hosting this forum and for doing a GREAT job editing posts and subject lines to make the information shared accessible and understandable.
by Crusty the Clam
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: CAUTION: Montauk 17 Drilling out RPS Deck Fastener Holes
Replies: 4
Views: 3310

CAUTION: Montauk 17 Drilling out RPS Deck Fastener Holes

My first original post here describing a temporary solution for one problem and seeking advice on creating another problem. Perfectionists, experienced old salts, and newbies, please grab your favorite beverage and pull up a chair. The perfectionists will be horrified with my temporary solution, the...
by Crusty the Clam
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD - 1986 OUTRAGE 18, $8,500 in New Jersey
Replies: 21
Views: 9257

Re: FS: 1986 OUTRAGE 18, $9,500 in New Jersey

I’ll add a small comment to hopefully help. I was on a recent search that became nationwide for a 17 or 18 Outrage. The two problems I had were, of course, how to inspect from afar and how could I reasonably ship a boat to Texas. The price looks reasonable based on the prices I saw. If you acquired ...
by Crusty the Clam
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 17 Outrage (SOLD)
Replies: 1
Views: 5345

Re: FS: 17 Outrage (SOLD)

I STILL LOVE THIS BOAT!

Sorry for the shouting. WJumper, sent you a hello note via the website. Hope it's made it's way to a great home.
by Crusty the Clam
Sat May 25, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Help to Survey Boat in Southeast Houston or Seabrook
Replies: 1
Views: 3249

Re: Help to Survey Boat in Southeast Houston or Seabrook

Hi, if my wife allows, I might could look. I will be in Houston later today for a wedding with possibly a chance tomorrow to look. Where is it? Is there an internet link I can look at? I’m not an expert but could take some photos, wiggle the transom, and give you at least one person’s take on whethe...
by Crusty the Clam
Thu May 09, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Outrage 18 Stern Seat, Stainless Steel Legs $100
Replies: 10
Views: 6042

Re: FS: Outrage 18 Stern Seat, Stainless Steel Legs $100

This is killing me. I’m about to close on an Outrage 18 that lacks the stern seat, and I want one. But I am in Texas. If I arranged for pickup, packing, and shipping, would you consider it? If I found that it would go for a couple hundred in shipping I’d likely do it if you would. Lacking that I hav...
by Crusty the Clam
Tue May 07, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: On Board Hand Tools
Replies: 17
Views: 5787

Re: On Board Hand Tools

My first post, so thank you to the host, Jim, and the contributors who have all helped me research my way into identifying a BW as my next (power) boat. I’ve been (power) boatless for a while. Tools onboard a boat, fresh or salt, like everything else on board, the boat itself, and the trailer if app...