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by biggiefl
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch
Replies: 32
Views: 801

Re: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch

A Turbo prop is an inexpensive prop compared to OEM. I have never heard of turning point props. If money is your biggest concern, start looking on E-Bay for a used OEM or Turbo.
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repair Shop in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Pennsylvania for Fuel Tank and Teak Repairs
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Meaning of TriState

TriState area is usually NY, NJ, & PA but it can be for any demographic region.
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repair Shop in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Pennsylvania for Fuel Tank and Teak Repairs
Replies: 7
Views: 133

How to finish teak

Teak should not be varnished in my opinion, just oil. If they are bubbling, your process is not correct and it is not adhering. Do you thin the first coat or two? That is a major point with varnish and wood. I thin mine with Penetrol by 10%.
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rivets Holding Pad under On-deck Fuel Tank
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Rivets Holding Pad under On-deck Fuel Tank

Having lived near a Whaler dealer until I was 28 years old, I have watched many boats come in on a truck. The factory puts a LOT of items in the boats that were ordered as an option but left it up to the dealer to install. Main reason being with the tank mats is many ran twin 6 or 12 gallon tanks bu...
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1988 REVENGE 22 Walk-Through
Replies: 17
Views: 488

Re: 1988 REVENGE 22 Walk-Through

I would not want more weight forward in a Revenge, especially with only one engine. It is not pleasant to have no reverse thrust.
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Does the kit from SPECIALTY MARINE work to make a SOURPUSS?
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Does the kit from SPECIALTY MARINE work to make a SOURPUSS?

I disagree on their wood. I bought a front hatch from them and it is very nicely made.

What exactly are you buying to make it a sourpuss? The center steering console, the wraparound rail and backrest, or both?
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: PVC Drain tube
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: PVC Drain tube

What size plug fits it?
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch
Replies: 32
Views: 801

Re: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch

I do not run vented props on any of my boats, even the ones that ran 70mph. With a boat like the one in question I highly doubt I would run an open vent as like Jim mentioned, they have the tendency to slip and make certain speeds awkward. If you buy one and don't like the vent you can just fill it ...
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Decal Size for 1961 13-footer
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Decal Size for 1961 13-footer

I think the originals were 9"
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1988 REVENGE 22 Walk-Through
Replies: 17
Views: 488

Re: 1988 REVENGE 22 Walk-Through

It would be a speed demon if he can find another 140-HP Johnson for twins.
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 Montauk 17 115-HP
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: 2001 Montauk 17 115-HP

I assume a classic 17' and not a 170. Something is wrong. Have you broken in the new engine yet? Some do not perform correctly until a certain hour mark is reached to protect it. If so then follow Jim's suggestion and check linkage because you would need to drop to a 13" pitch to fetch 6400-RPM...
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 SPORT 13 Dismantling Steering System
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: 1978 SPORT 13 Dismantling Steering System

You do not have to remove all of the steering like the pulleys as you can polish around them. If refinishing the wood, the majority of cable needs to be removed as you can see where the cable exits the console and goes through pulleys in the side wood. In order to remove the console you will need to...
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 Conquest 26 Twin 225-HP
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: 2001 Conquest 26 Twin 225-HP

[Performance] should be fine.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 130 Sport Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: 130 Sport Engine Mounting Height

I would go all the way up which will only bring you about an inch to 1.5" above the keel.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 SPORT 13 Dismantling Steering System
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: 1978 SPORT 13 Dismantling Steering System

It is not going to be fun.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lifting Harness diagram for classic 15-footer
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Lifting Harness diagram for classic 15-footer

I would tie the transom to the wall and drive the trailer out from under it.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Interpretation of Federal HIN
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Interpretation of Federal HIN

Boston Whaler only made two models of the 15-footer in 1980. They made the SPORT and the STRIPER. It does not appear that this boat had a console nor the pedestal seats that were in a STRIPER model.
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Mercury 90 Runs on Two Cylinders
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: 2002 Mercury 90 Runs on Two Cylinders

I have seen reeds stick, especially in salt water. If you are taking the carb off, the reeds are right there. You can probably just stick a feeler gauge in the intake instead of removing the reeds.
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Preparing Boat For Storage
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Preparing Boat For Storage

In NJ I always pushed it until November and unwrapped it in March. I was also much younger then.
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Preparing Boat For Storage
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Preparing Boat For Storage

That was a joke being I reside in the sunshine state.
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Mercury 90 Runs on Two Cylinders
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: 2002 Mercury 90 Runs on Two Cylinders

I have seen spark but no fire with fuel because the spark was weak and the compression would literally blow out the spark. I assumed a compression test was done, if not that would be a good idea. To not fire at all would usually mean there is little to no compression and that could be tested with yo...
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Preparing Boat For Storage
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Preparing Boat For Storage

Winterization...what is that?
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Mercury 90 Runs on Two Cylinders
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: 2002 Mercury 90hp #1 carb concern

He said there is plenty of spark on cylinder 1. My guess is the carburetor main jet is still clogged or your definition of plenty of spark is incorrect. Try Phil's procedure said before tearing down the carburetor again. Personally I would squirt some gasoline-oil mix into the top carburetor while r...
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Baystar Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Baystar Steering

Grinding off those [mounting ear extensions] is no big deal. Their removal does not present any structural problems. I am not sure why they even have them--nobody mounts an engine all the way down. And it is unlikely they would hold the engine on if somebody did mount an engine that low.
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Preparing Boat For Storage
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Preparing Boat For Storage

I want to fog engine while running the engine dry but I am not sure how to cut fuel flow....Give me ideas. My 1993 Johnson 225hp had the fuel line run directly to the fuel pump, no quick disconnect. I took vacuum hose pliers (vise grips with tape will work) and I clamped shut the fuel line and time...
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Suzuki DF140BG
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Suzuki DF140BG

To remove the lower cowl [to change the oil filter] on a DF140A or DF115A is a bit of a pain; there are four screws. But removing the lower cowl does give one access to look at the entire engine, and to possibly wipe it down with corrosion spray. To remove the lower cowl once per season is not a dea...
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rivets Holding Pad under On-deck Fuel Tank
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Rivets Holding Pad under On-deck Fuel Tank

I believe they were dealer installed option and I have had soft spots where they installed them unfortunately.
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: GP Trailer of Doral, Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: GP Trailer of Doral, Florida

Again, there are tons of trailer builders in Florida. [GP TRAILERS] looks like every other trailer company down here. TROPIC TRAILER in Ft Myers are great trailers, along with Owen & Sons, St. Pete or Rolls trailers in same area. The list is never ending, but the ones I listed are more known nat...
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch
Replies: 32
Views: 801

Re: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch

Just about every boat with a low transom will take on water if you just pull the throttle back.

How far trimmed-in are you when you try and get on plane?

The engine trim should be all the way in and once you get on plane you start trimming out and pulling back on the throttle in a single motion.
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: GP Trailer of Doral, Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Trailer

There are many custom trailer makers in FL. Most buy the same parts and assemble basically the same trailer. They will usually build to your specs as well. Just tell them that you need shorter bunks and they will put shorter bunks on it. You might want to get the golf cart type rims & tires for ...
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 OUTRAGE 19 Rub Rail and Rear Bench Seat
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Rub Rail and Rear Bench Seat Questions

Have you thought about bean bag chairs for marine use. People rave about them.
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 OUTRAGE 19 Rub Rail and Rear Bench Seat
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Rub Rail and Rear Bench Seat Questions

The seats are not cheap nor cheap to ship. I bought one years ago for my Outrage and never installed it and then had to ship it again. I personally do not care for stern seats on a boat that size, too much weight back there. If I need more than room for four, I put a couple deck chairs back there.
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 OUTRAGE 19 Rub Rail and Rear Bench Seat
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Rub Rail and Rear Bench Seat Questions

PVC board can be used and will not rot. If legs are corroded and rusty they are not stainless. If they have minor stuff on them: soak in vinegar to remove. Q4: the upholstery bad or just the wood rotten? If upholstery is bad, just have Anderson send you a whole seat. Specialty, Whaler, and Barbour p...
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 13-footer Hull Soft Spot
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: 1978 13-footer Hull Soft Spot

Remove the bow eye and put some life caulk in the hole to seal it, I doubt however that is where the problem occurred. Delamination happens, boat is old. Drill small holes, inject epoxy in holes, put something heavy on it and be done. This is a common repair and does not need an engineering degree t...
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Classic Montauk Bow rail in Orlando $250
Replies: 0
Views: 126

FS: Classic Montauk Bow rail in Orlando $250

I am only posting this because somebody was looking for a newer bow rail(welded, no T fittings). These will fit on both smirked models with slightly different mounting spots for the side rails. These do not come up for sale very often and hence my post. Look on Orlando Craigslist under Boston whaler.
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 13-footer Hull Soft Spot
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: 1978 13-footer Hull Soft Spot

"Usually in the bow locker of a Boston Whaler boat there is an eye-nut" Not on 9-17 classics. The Towing eye is connected to the lifting eye that is underneath the norman pin(like your 15') It is not in the anchor locker. One can use the towing eye to lift the boat which is usually done wi...
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 13-footer Hull Soft Spot
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: 1978 Super Sport 13 Hull Soft Spot

You will know when you drill the injection holes if the foam is wet. If so many will fan dry it or use small wicks.
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1978 Sport 13 Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: 1978 Sport 13 Restoration

here should be a tag on the bracket with a model & serial #. Model numbers are sometimes on the freeze plugs on the engine block. You then to google the MODEL # a there is a code or: 1976 40604 40605 40654 40655 In 1975 for 1976 model year OMC released the new 35hp. It was smaller, lighter, mode...
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 13-footer Hull Soft Spot
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: 1978 Super Sport 13 Hull Soft Spot

A couple clarifications: Boston Whaler did not make a Super SPORT 13 model until 1984. I assume you have a SPORT 13. There is a bow eye and a lifting eye that are connected by the same rod. The lifting eye is below the Norman Pin. I highly doubt the delamination is due to water intrusion. Any water ...
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk 170 Re-power
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Go with the Mercury or Suzuki? 90/115 - Montauk 170

I have been running Suzukis since 1981 and they have never seen a mechanic after install. The Mercury may save you money as you can reuse many parts from current rigging. Depending on demographics, Suzuki can be much cheaper than their competition, especially in FL. In 2006 I bought a new DF115 for ...
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 27 Full Cabin Whaler Drive Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: 27 Full Cabin Whaler Drive Repair

Ditto, those are common on older Whalers and mechanics who don't know Whalers tend to over tighten the bolts. If you take it for a ride and the drive changes trim under throttle, you probably have a rotten transom.
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Salvage Value of MONTAUK Damaged in Storm
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Salvage Value of MONTAUK Damaged in Storm

In Florida it is a pain to get a salvage vehicle back on the road. luckily for me the inspection station for re-titling Salvaged vehicles is 3 miles from me. They had to physically inspect the motorcycle to make sure it was road worthy and all parts replaced or repaired. Some people in FL would have...
by biggiefl
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch
Replies: 32
Views: 801

Re: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch

Here is a good link for answers. Looks like all the way up mounting on a 160 is not going to be good.

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/003623.html
by biggiefl
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch
Replies: 32
Views: 801

Re: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch

I always start with engine mounted all the way up and go from there. Easy to lower an outboard on the trailer using the tongue jack. Most of the time it stays on the highest hole. The higher the engine is to the surface, the less trim needed as the prop is that much closer. Usually a highe mounted e...
by biggiefl
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer Prices for 18-foot Boat
Replies: 14
Views: 384

Re: Trailer Prices for 18-foot Boat

Trailer prices have gone up a lot in 15 years. Because I bought my 1986 18 Outrage last July without a trailer, I was on the hunt for a new or used boat trailer. I only buy aluminum trailers as there is no benefit to galvanized except saving a about $200. For [the quoted price mentioned in the initi...
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Bunks, Polyethylene Slip Pads, Replacement Wood
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Trailer Bunks, Polyethylene Slip Pads, Replacement Wood

i have seen people lose their boat on the ramp using slip pads.
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Trailer Mileage
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Boat Trailer Mileage

I had a 2005 Sport Trail under my Donzi. Nice trailer and it had some miles on it.
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Construction of casting platform on 1987 Super Sport Ltd
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Construction of casting platform on 1987 Super Sport Ltd

Pic #2 shows the wood core and that is how thick it is. You can buy clips to hold a paddle at West Marine, might be where the navigation lights are. If you do thru bolt them it would not look that bad. Use a sealant on the screws. Those hinges look good.
by biggiefl
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: CMC PT 130 Add-On Power Trim-Tilt User Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: CMC PT 130 Add-On Power Trim-Tilt User Experience

I put one on my 13' sport which had a 40hp Evinrude. It really increased the performance and the weight/setback was not too bad. I have owned many 15's with 2 not having PTnT. as Jim suggested you can get pretty good performance from a high HP 15 without it. If I lived on a deep lake and only needed...
by biggiefl
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lifting harness for 2009 130 Super Sport
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Lifting harness for 2009 130 Super Sport

Just don't lift it with string ;)