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by roundle1979
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hull and Fuel Tank Defects in 15 to 20-year-old DAUNTLESS or VENTURA
Replies: 11
Views: 487

Re: Hull and Fuel Tank Defects in 15 to 20-year-old DAUNTLESS or VENTURA

What defects in the hull or fuel tank should be considered when buying 20-year-old Boston Whaler boats? In addition to the fuel system comments, I would recommend that you have a look at the through hull fittings. These need to be replaced and serviced from time to time. If they are ignored and neg...
by roundle1979
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 23
Views: 1740

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

An older post describes propeller ventilation from a MIRAGEplus—coincidentally on an Outrage 190, the same hull as my boat.

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/005861.html
by roundle1979
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat for Narragansett Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Boat for Narragansett Bay

Do you want a dual console or center console?

If you're looking for a center console, I'd look at all the 17-foot to 19-foot Dauntless, Montauk, and Outrage models.
by roundle1979
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 23
Views: 1740

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

ROUNDLE--your reply has me laughing. Glad I'm able to provide some entertainment. Attaching a couple more photos: Photo 1: This should highlight that [the engine is mounted two-holesup]. IMG_1833.jpg Photo 2: The cavitation plate shown relative to the bottom of the hull. Note that the engine is tri...
by roundle1979
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 23
Views: 1740

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

Good luck with the REVOLUTION4 propeller. If that doesn't work I think you should describe the height of the motor on the transom in "holes up" or provide a photo of the anti ventilation plate and it's relation to the keel of the boat. There are many here with the experience and know how....
by roundle1979
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 23
Views: 1740

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

The propeller you describe as a MIRAGE plus lacks the normal markings found on a MIRAGE plus propeller. Usually the name MIRAGE plus is cast into the propeller hub and clearly identifies the propeller model.. Hi Jim--My prop was indeed one point a MiragePlus (it's clearly stamped); however, the add...
by roundle1979
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 23
Views: 1740

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

Spoke to Ken at https://propgods.com/.

Rev4 in the mail.

Looking forward to May.
by roundle1979
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 23
Views: 1740

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

Detailed example of the type of ventilation I experienced this season: In late July I took a trip from Milton Harbor (Rye, NY) to Oyster Bay (Long Island, NY). Great day on the water. When we left in the morning, it was calm. 40 gallons of fuel, two adults and 3 kids. No ventilation to speak of on t...
by roundle1979
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 23
Views: 1740

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

My propeller is a Mercury MIRAGEplus; it uses a Flo-Torq II hub. The prop is a 15-1/2” x 17”, part # 48-18278. I believe that this is the factory propeller that came with the boat back in 2004 The problem is not with the hub, it is simply ventilating. Here are my observations ⋅ A number of...
by roundle1979
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top
Replies: 17
Views: 1138

Re: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top

With more thought comes an even simpler solution: Rather than bend the extension mast, just use a straight extension mast. A four-foot mast may be about the right length. Mount the GAM SS-2 antenna to the extension mast with the GAM ADAP-II mount. To correct for the antenna whip being oriented at a...
by roundle1979
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: OptiMax--Almost Gone
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: OptiMax--Almost Gone

Indeed, the OptiMax outboard is mostly dead. That said, Mercury is still selling the following as new: 200HP SportJet which is based on the 2.5 liter Optimax: https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/engines/outboard/jet/200-hp/ 175HP Diesel Outboard which is baed on the 3.0 Optimax (presumably a powerhe...
by roundle1979
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top
Replies: 17
Views: 1138

Re: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top

{The antenna shown in Figure 2] is not a Boston Whaler factory mounted antenna. I think you are correct. I just got off the phone with Boston Whaler. Here is a drawing for a 2020 Outrage 190 when option 100 2254 [VHF RADIO] is selected: BW Outrage 190 Antenna .png Compare at: http://bostonwhaler.co...
by roundle1979
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top
Replies: 17
Views: 1138

Re: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top

It's mounted on the right hand side of the console's handrail. Indeed, pointed down.
by roundle1979
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top
Replies: 17
Views: 1138

Re: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top

Appreciate the input so far.

For reference, below is a photo of Boston Whaler's factory antenna mounting location on the 190 NANTUCKET.

Nantucket Antenna 2.png
Fig. 2. Antenna mount location on 190 NANTUCKET.
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by roundle1979
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top
Replies: 17
Views: 1138

Re: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top

antennaPositionCenterConsole.jpg
Fig. 1. A VHF Marine Band antenna mounted to the console of a 190 NANTUCKET.
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As seen above in Figure 1, when the Bimini top is deployed the antenna remains forward of the top. I am going to try something like this.
by roundle1979
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top
Replies: 17
Views: 1138

Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top

[Moved to VHF MARINE RADIO forum for discussion.] I am planning to install a fixed mount VHF--perhaps a Standard Horizon GX1400--in my 2004 Boston Whaler Nantucket 190 center console. Standard Horizon is recommending a 2.5 meter, 6 dB antenna. Where should this Antenna be mounted? Keep in mind the f...
by roundle1979
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replacing bilge pump with larger model; any reason not to proceed?
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: Replacing bilge pump with larger model; any reason not to proceed?

My Nantucket 190 came with a Rule 900. Your 500 seems a little small if it's the only pump.

You could consider keeping the 500 (or buying a new 500) and keeping it on the auto switch and then adding a larger second/backup pump and place it on a manual switch.
by roundle1979
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Self-bailing
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Self-bailing

My 2004 Nantucket 190 (w/ Mercury 135 Optimax) has a self bailing cockpit. The cockpit continues to self bail even when the bilge area is completely full of water.
by roundle1979
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 270 VANTAGE Ride Quality
Replies: 10
Views: 9011

Re: 270 VANTAGE Ride Quality

There are a few videos from Boat Test. That said, the only negative things I have ever heard Boat Test say about a boat include: *Lack of red horn button *Lack of steering wheel knob *Compass not centered with wheel *Dashboard / console too high for short captains Vantage 270 reviews: *The Boat Show...
by roundle1979
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 23
Views: 1740

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

Photos of current propeller.
by roundle1979
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 23
Views: 1740

Propeller part number

The current propeller is a part number 48-18278. 17P
by roundle1979
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 23
Views: 1740

190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

I have a 2004 [190] Nantucket with the original Mercury OptiMax 135-HP engine. The boat came with two propellers: —a Mercury MIRAGEplus part 48-18278 with PVS option; the PVS holes are filled with solid plugs; and —a QuickSilver Mirage (#48 13700 A41 19P) which I have never tried. When I have the bo...
by roundle1979
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Center Console Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 1962

Re: First Center Console Boat

Based on your budget and size preference, I would consider the current Nantucket/Outrage 190. The Outrage 190's been produced without major changes since 2003: https://www.bostonwhaler.com/family-overview/outrage-boat-models/190-outrage/ I found a (fresh water) 2004 Nantucket 190 up in the Finger La...
by roundle1979
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4971

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

Another one slips through my fingers. Had been calling/texting all day, had plans for me to pick it up tomorrow, and then POOF it's gone. The search continues! This happened to me a few times last year. Frustrating. That said, the good ones go very fast. My recommendation: When you are confident th...
by roundle1979
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4971

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

Go and grab it.

If you’re really worried about the car, just rent a truck from U-Haul for a day.
by roundle1979
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4971

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

I like the look of the SS 17 but haven't seen any come up for sale... The 17 SS boats are out there. There's actually one close to you on Facebook marketplace. I'm still really depressed [the minivan] doesn't have a 3500-lbs towing capacity.! As for towing capacity, I did a quick search and looks l...
by roundle1979
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 4971

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

A lot of good advise here already. As for boats, I think it's hard to go wrong with a classic 13 or 15. That said, you may feel a bit cozy with more than a few people. One boat that you might want to consider is the (classic) Super Sport 17 (Limited). A lot of people looking for a 17 will go for the...
by roundle1979
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1994 OUTRAGE 21 Deck Plates and Hatches
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: 1994 OUTRAGE 21 Deck Plates and Hatches

I have had good luck purchasing parts for my 2004 Boston Whaler Nantucket 190 from Nauset Marine:

https://www.nausetmarine.com/deck-plates/
by roundle1979
Wed May 27, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC
Replies: 58
Views: 6601

Re: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC

Did not see this coming.

Perhaps Volvo--who recently purchased Seven Marine--will choose to go down market and purchase Evinrude
by roundle1979
Sun May 24, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2020 320 VANTAGE Engine Options
Replies: 14
Views: 2077

Re: 2020 320 VANTAGE Engine Options

Have a look at Boston Whaler's own performance tests: https://www.bostonwhaler.com/family-overview/vantage-boat-models/320-vantage/ Dual Mercury Verado 350 (L6) *Time to plane: 8.5 seconds *Top speed: 51 MPH at 6350 RPMs Dual Mercury Verado 300 (V8) *Time to plane: 6.7 seconds *Top speed: 49.1 MPH a...
by roundle1979
Thu May 07, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-power 1998 Outrage 20
Replies: 13
Views: 2286

Re: Re-power 1998 Outrage 20

ROUND'--if you are re-powering a 2004 boat that had a Mercury engine, you should assess the value of re-using all the current Mercury engine rigging with a re-power with a new Mercury engine. It may be--I can't tell you for sure--that you could re-use all the engine wiring harnesses, the remote thr...
by roundle1979
Wed May 06, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-power 1998 Outrage 20
Replies: 13
Views: 2286

Re: Re-power 1998 Outrage 20

I read this [thread] with interest. I have a 2004 190 Nantucket or 190 Outrage with its original Mercury Optimax 135 (also a 2.5-liter V6, albeit slightly more complex than [the 1998 Mercury 200-HP two-stroke-power-cycle engine the OP wants to replace). While I only have 200 hours on my Mercury Opti...
by roundle1979
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Nantucket or Outrage 190: Changing fuel lines
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Nantucket or Outrage 190: Changing fuel lines

PHIL—thank you. Nauset Marine [a Boston Whaler dealer in Orleans, Massachusetts] sent me the same two diagrams. They have [the parts mentioned above] in stock. [An order for the hoses and parts has been] made. In the future I will have photographs showing the old [parts mentioned above] and the new ...
by roundle1979
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Nantucket or Outrage 190: Changing fuel lines
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Nantucket or Outrage 190: Changing fuel lines

Hi. I am ordering new fuel lines for my 2004 Nantucket 190 with Mercury 135 OptiMax. I will order OEM parts from Nauset Marine [a Boston Whaler dealer in Orleans, Massachusetts]. The hoses and parts I would like to change are: ⋅ Fuel filler line ⋅ Fuel sending unit gasket ⋅&...
by roundle1979
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First time buyer: 190 Montauk Ride
Replies: 27
Views: 3369

Re: First time buyer: 190 Montauk Ride

If you are certain on the size (19 feet), brand, and layout (center console), I would also have a look at the Nantucket / Outrage 190. Boston Whaler's been making the Nantucket/Outrage 190--mostly unchanged--since 2003. I bought a good, clean (fresh water) 2004 Nantucket July 2019 and could not be h...
by roundle1979
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2004 190 NANTUCKET: Engine with only 150-hours
Replies: 9
Views: 2148

Re: 2004 190 NANTUCKET: Engine with only 150-hours

Some of the questions I asked here on Continuous Wave prior to buying my Nantucket are found at:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4639&p=28981&hilit=preparing#p28981
by roundle1979
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2004 190 NANTUCKET: Engine with only 150-hours
Replies: 9
Views: 2148

Re: 16-year-old Engine with only 150-hours

Research shows the Nantucket, renamed Outrage 190, is now sold with a 150-HP FOURSTROKE as the standard engine and maximum power is now 200-HP This increase in power is due to improvements in lowering the engine weight of modern motors. Read: http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum8/HTML/001203.html I ...
by roundle1979
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2004 190 NANTUCKET: Engine with only 150-hours
Replies: 9
Views: 2148

Re: 2004 190 NANTUCKET: Engine with only 150-hours

I bought a freshwater 2004 Nantucket 190 with a Mercury OptiMax 135-HP with 175 hours in July. 2019. I love the boat. To be honest, I was nervous about buying a boat with a Mercury. However, it's been a good experience so far. [The 135-HP engine] has decent power for the boat; the boat gets up on pl...
by roundle1979
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Preparing Nantucket 190 for Saltwater
Replies: 22
Views: 16051

Re: Preparing Nantucket 190 for Saltwater

My 2004 Boston Whaler Nantucket/Outrage 190 came out of the water today (November 4, 2019) for the first time since July. It's been cleaned and encapsulated in a few layers of Collinite No. 925 Marine Wax. On-The-Hard.jpg Overall, am impressed with how the bottom paint kept the growth at bay. Since ...
by roundle1979
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler to meet very limited size restriction
Replies: 6
Views: 13174

Re: Boston Whaler to meet very limited size restriction

My brother's got this 1990 11 Sport for sale:

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/boa ... 97626.html

For the past several years it was used 2-3 weeks per year in Rhode Island. Prior to that, a [mega] yacht tender (kept covered).
by roundle1979
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Indoor Storage near Westchester County, New York
Replies: 2
Views: 5882

Re: Indoor Storage near Westchester County, New York

I don't understand the rate you have cited as "$32 per foot." Is that a linear foot for any width? Is that for a year? Linear, any width. Winter = November 1 through April 30 (though I suspect they are pretty flexible for residents). Source: https://www.ryeny.gov/home/showdocument?id=10047
by roundle1979
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Indoor Storage near Westchester County, New York
Replies: 2
Views: 5882

Indoor Storage near Westchester County, New York

Hi All. I am exploring indoor storage options for my 2004 Nantucket 190. I'm in Rye, New York (Westchester County) and am willing to store the boat an hour in most any direction. My local (municipal) Marina charges $32 per foot for outdoor (on trailer) storage. It goes without saying, I'd pay a litt...
by roundle1979
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Preparing Nantucket 190 for Saltwater
Replies: 22
Views: 16051

Re: Preparing Nantucket 190 for Saltwater

My pleasure, Jim.

Will snap some more photos when she comes out of the water (end of October).
by roundle1979
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom Paint and Anti-fouling Paint
Replies: 12
Views: 10018

Re: Bottom Paint and Anti-fouling Paint

Earlier this summer I bought a fresh water 2004 Nantucket / Outrage 190 that had never been bottom painted. The below thread covers how I prepared mine to be kept in salt water 6 months out of the year: http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4639 In summary: —Mask off water line (af...
by roundle1979
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration
Replies: 26
Views: 23752

Re: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration

biggiefl wrote:General Propeller in Bradenton, FL is one of the largest shops in the country. Google or look in most boating mags for more info.


Thanks. Looks like a highly-specialized shop. Have requested a quote.
by roundle1979
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: My new 1990 Super Sport 15
Replies: 24
Views: 9696

Re: New to me 1990 15' Super Sport

Sweet ride.

When I was a boy, the 15 SS w/ a 70 was the dream.

But there was never quite enough lawn mowing money. : )

Enjoy!
by roundle1979
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration
Replies: 26
Views: 23752

Re: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration

Tell me the best shops for propeller balancing.

I'm happy to mail away.
by roundle1979
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration
Replies: 26
Views: 23752

Re: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration

Quick update: Had a Mercury Optimax specialist have a look. He gave my engine a clean bill of health. While he had the cowling off, he recommended to replace the auxiliary oil reservoir and the air pump's air filter. These items are unrelated to the thread's topic but figure I'd mention nevertheless...
by roundle1979
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration
Replies: 26
Views: 23752

Re: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration

The behavior of the engine does not sound like or feel like a cylinder misfire. A mechanic will take the boat on a sea trial next week.
by roundle1979
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration
Replies: 26
Views: 23752

Re: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration