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by biggiefl
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Setting up new trailer for 1986 18' Outrage help
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Setting up new trailer for 1986 18' Outrage help

The trailer was completed on Saturday. I moved the center bunks to the next cross member and much closer together right up to the roller as to guide to the keel roller.. We then put all new wiring & LED lights as well as new Guide-ons. Looking like a real trailer now. The only thing now besides ...
by biggiefl
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Soliciting suggestions for pilot seats for Walkaround 21
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Soliciting suggestions for pilot seats for Walkaround 21

Do you primarily sit while driving? I primarily stand and hence my rec. would be a leaning post on driver's side and a pedestal on the passenger's. Make the leaning post wide enough that 2 can fit snuggly.
by biggiefl
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Best Bottom Paint
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Best Bottom Paint

One gallon only covers 3 coats on a 15'? I can paint my 13 twice with a quart.
by biggiefl
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine Mounting Bolt Torque
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Engine Mounting Bolt Torque

Snug. Do not over tighten, just tight. I have never torqued an engine bolt. I also like the metal "spreader" bars on Whalers which look nice and spread the load better.
by biggiefl
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Holsclaw Trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Holsclaw Trailer

We had one and it rotted out.
by biggiefl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1993 Dauntless 15
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: 1993 Dauntless 15

I have always been puzzled by the early Dauntless and their weight. With a 1,200-lbs hull weight I would drop a 115 on that puppy. How do you build a 15-foot boat that weighs only 50-lbs less than my Outrage 18?
by biggiefl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1981-1990 Outrage 18 Mills Full Weather Canvas For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: 1981-1990 Outrage 18 Mills Full Weather Canvas For Sale

How much is the full cover and what color/brand/material?
by biggiefl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1993 Dauntless 15
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: 1993 Dauntless 15

It is not going to do more damage by using it. Soft spots can be fixed relatively quickly. Repowering is your decision. I personally would fix it first and look for a nice used engine.
by biggiefl
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 6269

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive

My friend has a 23' Seacraft with a 300 Suzuki. He tried the 16 x 20-pitch prop and loved the performance, but with more than two people about that propeller was was not ideal. He now has ab 18.5-pitch propeller and is quite happy. I will assume that these would be a great start.
by biggiefl
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a 1960's Boston Whaler
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Buying a 1960's Boston Whaler

You can buy all of the original wood from companies such as Specialty Marine and others. You can send Boston Whaler the stencil number and they will tell you what model, when it was shipped and to what dealer, that is all.
by biggiefl
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 830

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

I hear ya on that Phil but if he is doing it in a 15' sport, anything is like the Queen Mary comparatively speaking.

On a 19 Outrage I imagine the 150 performs more like the 18" Outrage with a 115 due to 650lbs of heft added.
by biggiefl
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 6269

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

I would not be buying an engine from that place [i.e., Mohegan Sun, as mentioned above]. I can get a new 140-HP in the $8,000-range The 150-HP engines go for around $10,000, and a 200-HP for under $12,000.
by biggiefl
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 830

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

I was in 4' snot in a 16' Dauntless with a 90hp and was impressed with it, especially compared to my Montauk. I think the 90 is a bit weak but so is a 60 on a Montauk. The Outrage would be much better but only a test ride would verify that. 19' boat is about minimum in length in my opinion for a t-t...
by biggiefl
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 830

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

My problem with transferring the engine is this: Side mount controls will most likely need to be replaced with binacle. Will wiring harness be long enough to reach? Shift & throttle cables too? New prop needed as well. Decent amount of hours and non-EFI. Resale on a 15' with no engine will usual...
by biggiefl
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 6269

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

I did not want to say anything as this is probably not the appropriate thread for a discussion but I agree with you on Yamaha and them not backing their product. It is not like it was all their engines, just the big V6. Gee they gave you the parts at a discount...whoopee. I am looking for a 200-225 ...
by biggiefl
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Setting up new trailer for 1986 18' Outrage help
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Setting up new trailer for 1986 18' Outrage help

Optical illusion Jim. 1 & 4 are longer than 2 & 3 by about 6". If I were to swap out the roller(it is brand new), I would put a PVC "V" instead.
by biggiefl
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Setting up new trailer for 1986 18' Outrage help
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Setting up new trailer for 1986 18' Outrage help

Con; Do you have any pics you could send me or post? If not can you post some measurements like how long the bunks are, how far apart, etc? I think the touching in front is a good idea. My friend has that but his trailer is larger and the front bunks are half as long as mine. If I move my inside bun...
by biggiefl
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 830

Re:Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

Having owned all of them I can say a few things for sure. The 15 classic is one of the most fun Whaler Boston Whaler boats ever made, especially with high horsepower. The 15 is also the least stable at rest than all of them--even a 13 is way more stable. The Montauk 17 has basically the same hull de...
by biggiefl
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Setting up new trailer for 1986 18' Outrage help
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Setting up new trailer for 1986 18' Outrage help

My boat primarily sits on a lift in my back yard. I launch primarily in brackish water that is usually well protected. I am also installing guide posts. In FL it is "illegal" to power up on your trailer, although nobody follows that rule. It can undermine the ramp. Most ramps here are deep...
by biggiefl
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 6269

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

Actually there is a 300 E-tec for sale locally (2008) with 1600 hours on it for $6500. Most of the tow boats down here run Suzuki engines. One guy used to attend my rendezvous in a Boston Whaler FRONTIER. Towboat operators have to trade in their engines every so often as a commercial boat, but he ha...
by biggiefl
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Setting up new trailer for 1986 18' Outrage help
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Setting up new trailer for 1986 18' Outrage help

I bought a relatively new trailer for my 18' Outrage and I have everything removed from it and starting from scratch. It is a 4 bunk(2x6's) about 8' in length with a roller on the next cross member. I am putting new 12" swivel brackets on the outer bunks and 8" on the center bunks. Does an...
by biggiefl
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2004 190 NANTUCKET: Engine with only 150-hours
Replies: 8
Views: 567

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

Where is it located? Salt or fresh water use? In the beginning of DFI I thought the smaller engines were the problem motors, not the 200/225's. That could have been before 2004 though.
by biggiefl
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Boat Show
Replies: 14
Views: 961

Re: Boston Whaler Boat Show

Hauptjm.....Non-ethanol fuel is 6.2lbs, water is 8.4. You only have 390lbs of fuel. My 18 Outrage had almost a full tank when I bought it in July. I still have over a 1/2. The F115 at 5+gph at cruise does not need 63 gals. If it ever goes bad I have a new Pate 27 or 29 in my shed and will run ethano...
by biggiefl
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Outrage - Rear lockers always wet
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: 210 Outrage - Rear lockers always wet

I now see what it takes to get Frank to talk online....start a thread about a 210 Outrage.
by biggiefl
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 OUTRAGE 18: New Rub Rail Install
Replies: 1
Views: 175

1986 OUTRAGE 18: New Rub Rail Install

I just purchased a new Barbour Plastics rubrail for my 1986 OUTRAGE 18. My boat's rub rail receiver track is brittle as heck due to age and needs replacement. The boat has the OEM black insert now. To do something different, I bought a rub rail with the white insert. I have seen it on the newer mode...
by biggiefl
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Appraisal 1987 Outrage 18
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Appraisal 1987 Outrage 18

The boat is clean as it gets but between the trailer and the fresh water engines....they MIGHT be $4-5k. How much is the bare hull worth is anyone's guess. As a package I would think in that condition in the $8-10k range. I just bought(in FL) a very nice original hull with 20yr old bottom paint that...
by biggiefl
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Rubrail part for 1986 Outrage 18
Replies: 0
Views: 201

WTB: Rubrail part for 1986 Outrage 18

I just found out that the larger than 16'7" hulls do not use the 3rd part(L shaped rubber insert). Now I just need to figure out why I thought I had one.

Nick
by biggiefl
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1987 SUPER SPORT 13: Installing Bow Trolling Motor
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: 1987 SUPER SPORT 13: Installing Bow Trolling Motor

They made a seat bracket that bolts to the bulkhead in front of the hatch. It was usually on the striper 15 & 17 hulls but might fit a 13. Have somebody here measure theirs and send you a pic. I also have a table base on my SeaRay that bolts the same way, it could possibly do the same thing with...
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1963 16-footer Project
Replies: 44
Views: 23202

Re: 1963 16-footer Project

Marine sealant or caulk, no adhesive.
by biggiefl
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1995 Outrage 17 Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 14
Views: 611

Re: 1995 Outrage 17 Engine Mounting Height

Jim...original post states Suzuki DF90.
by biggiefl
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1995 Outrage 17 Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 14
Views: 611

Re: 1995 Outrage 17 Engine Mounting Height

Suzukis like to be raised high. I would try 3" above keel and go lower from there. I usually mount my Suzukis all the way up and they are great.
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Appraisal: 1985 Guardian 17
Replies: 20
Views: 855

Re: Appraisal: 1985 Guardian 17

WHAL--many here agree with you, but this hull might be a tad too far gone for a restoration. It would make a great duck hunting boat or clamming boat, but not a restoration. [READERS: the appraisal is completed. The new owner has begun a new thread in REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS to show his restoratio...
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: My new 1990 Super Sport 15
Replies: 12
Views: 5936

Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

God I'm getting old...the last bimini I bought new was in 2002 or so and was a Carver in green sunbrella....$220.
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Appraisal: 1985 Guardian 17
Replies: 20
Views: 855

Re: Appraisal: 1985 Guardian 17

People in the Bahamas want their boat back ;)

You forgot rubrail, lifting eyes, and bowchock, Jim
by biggiefl
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-power 1998 Outrage 20
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Re-power 1998 Outrage 20

A 200-HP engine is not too much weight. A 225-HP engine can be [too much weight], but a few lightweight four-cylinder four-stroke-power-cycle engines are out there. As Phil would say" "...put the extra weight back there and see." But—honestly—you will not notice 30 to 50-lbs—if [the n...
by biggiefl
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-power 1998 Outrage 20
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Re-power 1998 Outrage 20

Suzuki makes a light 200hp.
by biggiefl
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New purchase: 1991 Walkaround 21
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Re: New purchase: 1991 Walkaround 21

Finding an engine in Florida is probably the easiest place to do so--cheaply. Craigslist and boat trader are your best avenues. Stay away from the 250-HP and 300-HP HPDI engines; they have major problems.
by biggiefl
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1987 27 Center Console Cuddy Re-Power
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: 1987 27 Center Console Cuddy Re-Power

You can buy new a Suzuki DF300 engine for around $18,000. You can shop around and find a pair of slightly used engines as well. Here in Florida it is VERY common to find [two] one-year-old or two-year-old engines for sale complete with rigging for what it would cost for a new single engine. Many peo...
by biggiefl
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 DAUNTLESS 18: Finding Wet Area of Hull
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: 1995 DAUNTLESS 18: Finding Wet Area of Hull

Exactly what makes you think the foam is wet? It is very difficult and usually takes MANY years of neglect to get a wet hull.
by biggiefl
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 MONTAUK Trailering and Launching with TRANSIT Van
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: 150 MONTAUK Trailering and Launching with TRANSIT Van

Depending on how far you are towing the 150 MONTAUK, I would not be concerned with the [TRANSIT VAN rating of a maximum of 2,000-lbs towing] or the weight of the boat. Like mentioned above, braking is your biggest concern. The [TRANSIT VAN rating of a maximum of 2,000-lbs towing] should not be a pro...
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Appraisal: 1985 Guardian 17
Replies: 20
Views: 855

Re: Appraisal: 1985 Guardian 17

Honestly...you will be lucky to get a G note for that.
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Rescue in Bahamas
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: Boston Whaler Rescue in Bahamas

I have never seen a Boston Whaler boat take on water like that, but that is probably all it would.
by biggiefl
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New purchase: 1991 Walkaround 21
Replies: 16
Views: 888

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: 16
Views: 888

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: 10
Views: 554

Re: 1996 21 Outrage Soft Transom Repair

[The material used to fill a large volume void in a transom as part of a replar] might be a special type epoxy. I have never done [a transom repair by filling a large volume void with an epoxy] but I have seen the results. My friend who never worked on transoms removed his engine, and he took a chai...
by biggiefl
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 21 Outrage Soft Transom Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 554

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: 859

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: 450

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].