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by biggiefl
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New purchase: 1991 Walkaround 21
Replies: 13
Views: 296

Re: New purchase: 1991 Walkaround 21

I personally would never buy a conventional 2 stroke larger than 15hp. I am not a huge fan of DI 2 strokes as they are not as quiet as a 4 stroke, had early reliability problems, but have that 2 stroke holeshot. I am debating a 4 stroke vs HPDI as I plan to repower my 18 Outrage with a nice used eng...
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New purchase: 1991 Walkaround 21
Replies: 13
Views: 296

Re: 1991 Walkaround 21

You might want to reconsider the Yamaha Ox66, as they will burn some serious fuel. The HPDI 250 or 300 have a lot of problems, so make sure maintained. A 200 is a great engine. I would look for a F225 or F300 four-stroke-power-cycle model. If pre 2007, make sure exhaust midsection was upgraded or th...
by biggiefl
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 21 Outrage Soft Transom Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: 1996 21 Outrage Soft Transom Repair

It might be a special type of epoxy too Jim. I have never done it but have seen the results. My friend who never worked on transoms removed his motor and took a chainsaw to the inside of his transom. Once hollowed out, he poured and then capped it. Looked great and was like steel. It also will not r...
by biggiefl
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 21 Outrage Soft Transom Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: 1996 21 Outrage Soft Transom Repair

On most [wet transoms] I have seen replaced in Florida, the repair is done by pouring an epoxy-mix into transom and not by using wood. This way you retain the OEM fiberglass and gel coat skins, only hollow out the inside from the top, and pour in the mix. It get in places where you normally would no...
by biggiefl
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2020 170 MONTAUK II in Whalertowne Blue
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: Blue Decked Whalers

That is weird: $1,087 for a trailer credit. Where can you buy a new trailer for a G-note?

On the flip only $260 for brakes and radials is a screaming deal.
by biggiefl
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2010 DAUNTLESS 200: Broken Seat Frame
Replies: 8
Views: 231

2010 DAUNTLESS 200: Broken Seat Frame

How is [the seat base with live well on a 2010 DAUNTLESS 200] bolted to the deck?

You might have to get to [the internal fasteners] from the bottom [of the molded seat base].
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2020 170 MONTAUK II in Whalertowne Blue
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: Blue Decked Whalers

It used to be that through their commercial division you could order any color you wanted. When I totaled my Montauk in 2001 or so, I was going to order a bare hull from Ft Lauderdale marine and they come in grey. I was going to leave the grey interior and have the outside done in pink so it would m...
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: My new 1990 Super Sport 15
Replies: 9
Views: 4295

Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Look at wood diagram before mounting. Not much wood on the gunwales.
by biggiefl
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water Pump Impellers Service Life
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: E-TEC Engine: Maintenance History After Ten Seasons

Don't think too much about it. An impeller kit is cheap as are thermos. I rarely change thermos unless they start acting up. Water pump I do usually every 3rd season.
by biggiefl
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 12030

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

You can raise [the engine mounting height on the transom] with a friend and a block of wood. Put the wood under the skeg, remove the one set of bolts and loosen the other and use the trailer tongue jack to lower the transom.
by biggiefl
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 31
Views: 12030

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

You can go all the way up but try it one hole down from that. A 13x19 or 20" stainless prop should get you right at 6k full tilt boogie.
by biggiefl
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 27 Full Cabin: Details of Construction and Removal of Cabin Top
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: 27 Full Cabin: Details of Construction and Removal of Cabin Top

I would probably say it is impossible to do that conversion unless you perhaps worked at the Whaler factory, and even then I doubt it.
by biggiefl
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Ticket
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: FS: Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Ticket

Heading to Ft Lauderdale in a few hours but unfortunately i will not have the time to attend the show.

Curious however on how one would obtain this ticket. Is it a "will call" kind of deal?
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 150 MONTAUK Purchase: Price Negotiation
Replies: 20
Views: 1584

Re: 2019 150 MONTAUK Purchase: Price Negotiation

Maybe things have changed but I would not pay MSRP for anything, especially a boat. The old rule of thumb is thirds. If a boat's MSRP is $90k it was usually $30k it cost the manufacturer to make the boat. $60k is what the dealer paid from the manufacturer and in the next $30k is the profit they will...
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Brown Liquid Deposit
Replies: 11
Views: 3895

Re: Gel Coat Brown Liquid Deposit

Just respray those areas as gelcoat usually blends in well if using the same color/brand. What caused the orange peel and would you be better off brushing it on?
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1963 16-footer Project
Replies: 37
Views: 15003

Re: 1963 16-footer Project

If you are using a side mount control like the Yamaha(which will work on Yamaha and mercury), you just switch the handle to the other side by taking the box apart(2 or 3 screws). You would then drill a hole in the console to route the wires/cables through and can use some type of cover to make it lo...
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 OUTRAGE 18 Replace Deck with PVC Sheet; New Fuel Tank
Replies: 35
Views: 7933

Re: 1986 OUTRAGE 18 Replace Deck with PVC Sheet; New Fuel Tank

My friend uses both [DIVINYCELL and NidaCore] to make floors on his custom boats he builds. You can whack it with sledgehammer once cured. I have nothing against PVC but I always thought it was more for upholstery than decking material. I also thought you could not router PVC as it would melt but ob...
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 150 MONTAUK Purchase: Price Negotiation
Replies: 20
Views: 1584

Re: 2019 150 MONTAUK Purchase: Price Negotiation

A $3,000 reduction from the current MSRP of $28,000 [as mentioned above by Phil] is definitely not enough discount for a one-year-old boat; the 2020 models are out. To pay $25,000 for a used 15-foot boat is outrageous as well. I would be looking at used boats. Most buyers will find a 15-foot boat is...
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 OUTRAGE 18 Replace Deck with PVC Sheet; New Fuel Tank
Replies: 35
Views: 7933

Re: 1986 OUTRAGE 18 Replace Deck with PVC Sheet; New Fuel Tank

[For a] 1986 [OUTRAGE 18, the interior gel coat color] is Desert Tan. I think all interiors have been Desert Tan, but the exteriors up to 1983 mostly were Outrage Gray, like my 1981 SPORT 13. Outrage Gray is actually a dead ringer for 1971 to 1976 Johnson White outboard paint; don't ask me how I kno...
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FOR SALE 1987 15' Super Sport w/ 70hp Johnson
Replies: 4
Views: 4214

Re: FOR SALE 1987 15' Super Sport w/ 70hp Johnson

Brokers usually get at least 10%. Most boats do not sell on Whaler sites as we all own Whalers. Try boat trader, craigslist and a few other sites. You now have that broker fee for wiggle room.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2000 DAUNTLESS 22 Loses Speed After Water Pickup Installed
Replies: 7
Views: 1612

Re: 2000 DAUNTLESS Loses Speed After Water Pickup Installed

Don't want to be Captain Obvious here (but): remove the strainer and take it for a run.

Did you hit a button and change [the speed units on the chart plotter display] to knots from MPH? That would be about correct as 42-knots is 48-MPH.

Lastly--check the propeller, too.
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1999 DAUNTLESS 14; General Questions about Re-power
Replies: 9
Views: 2418

Re: 1999 DAUNTLESS 14 General Questions about Re-power

Most are going to recommend the Honda 60, Yamaha 70 and E-TEC 75 for power-to-weight ratios. Can you rig the engine? That is a big question. I have done many re-powers and the four-stroke-power-cycle engines are cake--they are plug and play. The problem is finding a dealer who will sell you a larger...
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1963 16-footer Project
Replies: 37
Views: 15003

Re: 1963 16-footer Project

I have owned Vance jackplates and [the one you specified above] should cover everything you need. You can find them cheaper outside of Vance. I had the 4500.
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Friend purchased 18 Outrage
Replies: 4
Views: 1850

Re: Friend purchased 18 Outrage

Did he happen to know how fast it went with the 200?
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Remove Steering Wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 3739

Re: Remove Steering Wheel

I have had great success removing a steering with using my knees behind [the steering wheel], but a $15 puller is good to have as backup.
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1963 16-footer Project
Replies: 37
Views: 15003

Re: 1963 16-footer Project

Jack plate is your easiest and cheapest way to get the correct height. Those older hulls have smaller splashwells than newer style so not much room to get it right w/o one.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 255 Conquest Adding Rod Holders to Aluminum Supports
Replies: 3
Views: 3781

Re: 255 Conquest Adding Rod Holders to Aluminum Supports

I would not have them anywhere near anyone's head. Most are designed for railing mount and are waist height or lower. Something like that in a rough sea could be a disaster if hit with their noggin.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1977 Outrage 19 Lo-profile in Indiana
Replies: 3
Views: 4335

Re: FS: 1977 Outrage 19 Lo-profile in Indiana

How much did it sell for?
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler to meet very limited size restriction
Replies: 6
Views: 5863

Re: Boston Whaler to meet very limited size restriction

Nah...he is in Minnesota or someplace way north. Mine is also set up to be a tender and has a set of snap davits installed.
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler to meet very limited size restriction
Replies: 6
Views: 5863

Re: Boston Whaler to meet very limited size restriction

I just happen to have an 11 sport 1987 w/20hp Johnson for sale in FL.
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Extending Trailer Tongue
Replies: 11
Views: 6010

Re: Extending Trailer Tongue

I would not tow with an extender like mentioned above. They are basically for the ramp at the lake which is low and you need a longer trailer to launch or retrieve due to water level.
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 Rage 14 OMC 115 Overheat
Replies: 5
Views: 6374

Re: 1995 Rage 14 OMC 115 Overheat

That is not true. I have owned quite a few engine where people have removed the stats and they did not self destruct. If anything I built more carbon.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 Mercury 90 FOURSTROKE Fuel Pressure Measurement
Replies: 5
Views: 5096

Re: 2005 Mercury 90 FOURSTROKE Fuel Pressure Measurement

HOWLINGDOGSTEVE:

Q: Have you tried new spark plugs?

Every time [my engine] starts to misfire, [the cause] is the spark plugs and [to replace them] costs $10.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look
Replies: 22
Views: 10326

Re: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look

I like the fuel filter that still says "Johnson."

[Inquired about what other models of BRP or old OMC engines the fuel filter would fit. Sorry, but I have no idea what the range of older OMC models or current BRP models the fuel filter fits.--jimh]
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Specialty Marine Cushions
Replies: 4
Views: 3785

Re: Specialty Marine Cushions

I just bought bow cushions for my outrage(it came with snaps) and quality and workmanship look excellent. We will see how they hold up over time but I do not see why they wouldn't. The savings over the competition was well worth it so far.
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2008 285 CONQUEST: Water Intrusion
Replies: 18
Views: 11251

Re: 2008 285 CONQUEST: Water Intrusion

Where are your registration numbers? If you had a hose in there and that seal was not sealed, you just got your answer. Yes 120-lbs will add a list to one side. Maybe put the 45-lbs of chain on the starboard side. I would inspect the hull but would not sand off the paint. If there was damage and eno...
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk Hull Damage Assessment
Replies: 16
Views: 7931

Re: Montauk Hull Damage Assessment

There are very few transom problems on Montauks. If the drain tubes are intact and everything looks good, don't sweat it. Lastly, do not be "that guy" when it comes to buying a Whaler. Any 1984 boat is going to have some imperfections and probably some water in the hull. Don't over think i...
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions
Replies: 45
Views: 15571

Re: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions

Many outboard engine tachometers are adjustable, so check the pole switch position.

I even ran a 19 SST on my 60-HP The 48spl ran a 17 aluminum. I have owned five or six 15's.
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1986 Montauk, 90Hp Yamaha, Karavan Trailer
Replies: 1
Views: 4111

Re: 1986 Montauk, 90Hp Yamaha, Karavan Trailer

I've been down that canal. Should sell fast.
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cooler Size for MONTAUK 17
Replies: 6
Views: 5811

Re: Cooler Size for MONTAUK 17

Good point! I have one in tan. Will check the fit one day.
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk Hull Damage Assessment
Replies: 16
Views: 7931

Re: Montauk Hull Damage Assessment

There has got to be a current coming from someplace. Not uncommon but if a lot of current it could slowly corrode underwater fittings. A battery switch eliminates this. What test are you trying to perform? I have NEVER heard of anyone using an ohm meter on a drain tube before. If there tubes/fitting...
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk Hull Damage Assessment
Replies: 16
Views: 7931

Re: Montauk Hull Damage Assessment

Disconnect the battery and try again
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1963 16-footer Project
Replies: 37
Views: 15003

Re: 1963 16-footer Project

It really depends on time, money and interest. If everything is solid I would stick a jackplate on it and go. If trying to restore then I would fill holes, possibly raise transom up, and drill new holes. If trying to restore to look like new, probably not the correct donor and hence why I would go b...
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2008 285 CONQUEST: Water Intrusion
Replies: 18
Views: 11251

Re: 2008 Conquest is water logged

You know the water did not get into that [under deck mid-cockpit] area as it is not in the weather. Q: Can you take a pic of the area you think the water is coming in from? Water in fish wells would not saturate your foam, only a major breach in the hull. Usually what people think is waterlogged is ...
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1987 Revenge 20 Transom Weight
Replies: 13
Views: 6884

Re: 1987 Revenge 20 Transom Weight

Good summary Jim. The other thing is....no matter how heavy, it still will not sink ;)
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: BWGLCC 2019 Fall Cruise
Replies: 7
Views: 10068

Re: BWGLCC 2019 Fall Cruise

The on-trailer view of the engine shows a 1986 or newer 115-HP on Giddy Up. The view of the boat in the water shows a 1980 to 1983 cowling on it. Was [the engine] changed or [was the change] just the front cover that covers the latches to remove the cowl? [Note to NICK: Bob is often working overseas...
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 Rage 14 OMC 115 Overheat
Replies: 5
Views: 6374

Re: 1995 Rage 14 OMC 115 Overheat

Don't jets get their cooling from the jet flow itself? Is there a clog getting to the engine? Is the flow sufficient? When my clearance was too much on my old jetski not only did it lack power but it lacked cooling. Poppits might be the problem but getting to them is usually a bear on an outboard du...
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Verify Boston Whaler HIN
Replies: 6
Views: 5264

Re: Verify Boston Whaler from Images

IN the US the last 2 digits are year so it would be a 2005. Whaler never made that hull in 2005.