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by biggiefl
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Setting wide open throttle timing... Mercury versus Evinrude
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Setting wide open throttle timing... Mercury versus Evinrude

Yes....unless you rebuilt the engine, there is no need to check or adjust the timing, especially on conventional 2 strokes. Modern 4 strokes have a crank positioning sensor, just like cars, and there is no need to adjust timing. The computer does it for you. I have owned outboards for 40years. I hav...
by biggiefl
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1966 Nauset w/1967 Kiekhaefer Mercury 1100 - $24,000 in NJ
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: FS: 1966 Nauset w/1967 Kiekhaefer Mercury 1100 - $24,000 in NJ

Your stern lifting eyes are upside down...fyi.
by biggiefl
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC
Replies: 41
Views: 1068

Re: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC

OMC made Johnson a "four-stroke" in a last-gasp effort to stay relevant in a market that was shifting to four-strokes, helped along by the dismal performance of the OMC Ficht direct-injection technology. With all of its engineering eggs in the Ficht basket, OMC was caught short when consum...
by biggiefl
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Power Bimini Tops for Boats Make Sense
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Power Bimini Tops for Boats Make Sense

They have used power tops for decades but usually on much larger boats. They usually consist of some sort of rigid frame that has either a soft or hard top that extends to block or allow sunlight. A power top like a car would have to be very sturdy in my opinion and would still need to be secured on...
by biggiefl
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 16 SL Hull Drains
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: 16 SL Hull Drains

"The use of plugs in hull drains depends on where the boat is located and how the boat is being used."

Yup!
by biggiefl
Fri May 29, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC
Replies: 41
Views: 1068

Re: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC

I agree on them retaining their technology for other brands as they will use them in snow mobiles and jet engines for SeaDoo. The Fict engines were pretty reliable outside of the 150 & 175hp. Same went for the Optimax which were more reliable than the Fict. Yamaha HPDIs were dialed in on the 150...
by biggiefl
Thu May 28, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC
Replies: 41
Views: 1068

Re: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC

How will re-sale on boats equipped with E-TEC engine be affected? Look at the re-sale of Ficht-powered boats and early Optimax engines 10 to 15-years ago. I mean a restored Montauk with a two year old E-TEC would bring a pretty penny a few days ago. Will [the ending of production of E-TEC engines] n...
by biggiefl
Thu May 28, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC
Replies: 41
Views: 1068

Re: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC

I wonder how good the deals will be. When OMC went bust you could rob their engines. I remember my Evinrude/Suzuki 70hp 4 stroke was $2700. I need a nice 200HO for my 18 Outrage.
by biggiefl
Wed May 27, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2003 160 Ventura: Changing to Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 13
Views: 241

Re: 2003 160 Ventura: Changing to Hydraulic Steering

Q2: What broke? If just a cable, replace it and go for $100. If it was stiff, that is why it broke.

I do not think the hydraulic would stick out more than your helm, a standard helm, yes it would.
by biggiefl
Wed May 27, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2020 320 VANTAGE Engine Options
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: 2020 320 VANTAGE Engine Options

" I think joystick costs more than the upgrade to the bigger engines." I hope so as the upgrade from 250hp to 300hp when repowering is roughly $2k per engine. According to Whaler.com it is a $5294 option for the 300's which is in line. Another $4206 to paint them white. And the 300 w/Joyst...
by biggiefl
Thu May 21, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17, 1986 v. 1989
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: MONTAUK 17, 1986 v. 1989

Who knew I would be so accurate?
by biggiefl
Thu May 21, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17, 1986 v. 1989
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: MONTAUK 17, 1986 v. 1989

Did you do a compression test before you bought it? Best $25 you will spend on a tool.
by biggiefl
Thu May 21, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Uncertainty on Wood Locating Diagram Accuracy
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Uncertainty on Wood Locating Diagram Accuracy

"A discussions should not be a one way process."

True But it does not need to be the Spanish Inquistion either Jim.
by biggiefl
Wed May 20, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SUPER SPORT 15: Moving Battery and Fuel Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: SUPER SPORT 15: Moving Battery and Fuel Tank

I use a 275-CC lawn tractor battery for my Suzuki DF40. I also use a 3-gallon fuel tank; a 12-gallon fuel tank would last me several months Q: why do you have two batteries for a 15-foot boat? Q: why do you need 12-gallons of gasoline fuel? If you do occasionally need 12-gallons of gasoline, then ca...
by biggiefl
Tue May 19, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1974 MONTAUK 17 Re-power Suzuki DF90
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: 1974 MONTAUK 17 Re-power Suzuki DF90

"I don't see any way to endorse the notion that a 47-year-old transom is now completely suitable for engines of more weight than were generally used when the boat was new. Also, there is no basis to know the strength of the 47-year-old transom. It might have cracked laminate and rotten wood. Or...
by biggiefl
Tue May 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90
Replies: 18
Views: 1002

Re: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90

Jim....I do not think the all around light rules pertain to 16' boats as a federal regulation. I thought we had that discussion when somebody here made their own 360 light a few months back.
by biggiefl
Tue May 19, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1974 MONTAUK 17 Re-power Suzuki DF90
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: 1974 MONTAUK 17 Re-power Suzuki DF90

"This leads to the reasonable conclusion that the maximum engine weight that should be used on a c.1974 MONTAUK 17 should not exceed about 300-lbs." FALSE! Many people had 300lb engines as well as a small kicker engine and batteries in the stern of those boats exceeding that weight by over...
by biggiefl
Tue May 19, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90
Replies: 18
Views: 1002

Re: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90

As far as I know [the lamp on this boat] is legal as long as the height is in line with state/federal requirements. Pretty popular down here for some reason. I think it keeps it out of the way when fishing or throwing a net. Personally I think they just ruined a $500 engine cowling and every time yo...
by biggiefl
Mon May 18, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1974 MONTAUK 17 Re-power Suzuki DF90
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: 1974 MONTAUK 17 Re-power Suzuki DF90

All your answers are here I believe: http://www.continuouswave.com/forum/vie ... f=4&t=5435
by biggiefl
Mon May 18, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1976 Outrage 19 Re-power
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: 1976 Outrage 19 Re-power

I would research that again. The looper 130 is a V^ OMC missing 2cyls, it is not heavier. There is something wrong with both of your setups as My 1976 Revenge 19' did 40 with a 115hp and over 50 with an OMC 175hp spinning a 21" SST an a Revenge is heavier. You should be running low 40's with th...
by biggiefl
Mon May 18, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Outrage 21 HONDA 250
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: 2000 Outrage 21 HONDA 250

I would stick with a 17" Mirage as it is a more aggressive prop than others. The suggestion to run a 21 would not work. 4 strokes like to be propped at the higher bad of the redline, not lower or else you will have planning problems and poor economy as sited above. The old mindset that running ...
by biggiefl
Mon May 18, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS Steering Always Hard To Turn
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS Steering Always Hard To Turn

Hmmm...replace it.

Actually you did not state what type of steering it is. Is it cable? Hydraulic? If cable it needs to be replaced. You can try and grease it all up but that usually does not work on 15yr old cables. Have you been greasing the zirc fittings every season?
by biggiefl
Mon May 18, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Outrage 22 Cuddy Whaler Drive Rot
Replies: 12
Views: 676

Re: 1989 Outrage 22 Cuddy Whaler Drive Rot

"If every 30-year-old Boston Whaler boat was a wreck full of rotted wood, water-saturated foam, and leaky aluminum fuel tanks, why would anyone ever buy an old Boston Whaler?"

Amen! I have been preaching this for years.
by biggiefl
Fri May 15, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Outrage 21 HONDA 250
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: 2000 Outrage 21 HONDA 250

I would use your current propeller, if that propeller will fit. Then go from there.

I would raise the engine to a two-holes-up from lowest mounting.
by biggiefl
Thu May 14, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90

Suzuki engines like to be mounted high--like all the way up high.
by biggiefl
Thu May 14, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Outrage 22 Cuddy Whaler Drive Rot
Replies: 12
Views: 676

Re: 1989 Outrage 22 Cuddy Whaler Drive Rot

If going with a single I would not worry about the rot if contained only to the starboard side. If the center is still solid, mount and go.
by biggiefl
Thu May 14, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1986 Super Sport 15, $14,000, in NC
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: FS: 1986 Super Sport 15, $14,000, in NC

Super sport railing included?
by biggiefl
Thu May 14, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90

If engine redline is 6100, more pitch will be needed to get [more than] 46-MPH boat speed-over-ground. If [engine speed can accelerate to] 6300-RPM, you might make it.
by biggiefl
Thu May 14, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1963 13-footer Transom Green Line?
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: 1963 13-footer Transom Green Line?

Yes it should
by biggiefl
Tue May 12, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90
Replies: 18
Views: 1002

Re: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90

Good job! I guess we can now officially say the 90hp Suzuki 4 stroke is NOT too heavy for a classic 16/17 hull. Static trim looks great.
by biggiefl
Mon May 11, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Production Epoch for 15-foot 3-inch Hull
Replies: 32
Views: 1098

Re: Production Epoch for 15-foot 3-inch Hull

You will need to get [the boat] re-titled if you [want to get the formal identification of the boat changed to be a Boston Whaler boat from a Homemade Boat from Montana]. You may also find out [the boat] was stolen. As I said above, [discovery that the boat was stolen prior to your ownership] could ...
by biggiefl
Thu May 07, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-power 1998 Outrage 20
Replies: 13
Views: 895

Re: Re-power 1998 Outrage 20

Is the $18,500 quote for installation, tax, tag, out the door? If not, that is pretty steep.

Down here I can get a Suzuki 200 installed out the door for around $14,000 and a 150-HP is in the $12,000's.
by biggiefl
Thu May 07, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Baitwell for ‘86 Montauk
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Baitwell for ‘86 Montauk

I would set it up to draw water from the lower drain. When heading home unplug the pump and put the plug back in.
by biggiefl
Thu May 07, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Patch Kit 2018 170 Montauk
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Gel Coat Patch Kit 2018 170 Montauk

Have you looked on spectrum's website?
by biggiefl
Wed May 06, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD: 1987 Super Sport Limited in Central PA $9,900
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: FS 1987 Super Sport Ltd. in Central PA

Nice ride and nice price--I am impressed both windshields are still intact.
by biggiefl
Wed May 06, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Patch Kit 2018 170 Montauk
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Gel Coat Patch Kit 2018 170 Montauk

Spectrum Color should have a patch paste gel. Is your boat white or tan?
by biggiefl
Wed May 06, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replacement Parts for KARAVAN Trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Replacement Parts for KARAVAN Trailer

Are you handy with tools? Can you do the repairs? If so, go to any trailer supply store and price out new parts and go from there. You can probably use your old hubs. Springs are cheap and a small axle is not expensive. You might be looking at a couple hundred bucks.
by biggiefl
Tue May 05, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Many Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: Many Questions

Miquel wrote:...the 11-foot hull won't plane...

An 11-foot Boston Whaler boat will plane and will plane very well.
by biggiefl
Mon May 04, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Motivation of Boston Whaler in Wiring Navigation Lamp Switch
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Motivation of Boston Whaler in Wiring Navigation Lamp Switch

Navigation lights were an option on 13's going back to day 1. Most I would believe were dealer installed as the boat had the wiring built into the hull and later in the rub rail. My 1981 did not have lights and had a small yellow cap covering the wire hole in front of the norman pin. I would imagine...
by biggiefl
Mon May 04, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 38
Views: 1882

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

To each their own with their boats. Some people love varnish, some like paint, some like oiled wood and some like wood alternatives. I like what I see in the catalogs usually and sometimes I jazz it up a bit. My only 15' CC out of 4 15's had all the wood painted with a pretty good quality white tops...
by biggiefl
Mon May 04, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rub Rail Replacement Source and Installation
Replies: 22
Views: 722

Re: Rub Rail Replacement Source and Installation

[To install the black vinyl into the receiver track use a] rubber mallet and a wide screwdriver or preferably a head gasket scraper. You will likely have to remove the set screw on the transom at some point this summer, cut off some excess insert, and screw it back into the transom after you bump in...
by biggiefl
Mon May 04, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Specifications for 1968 13-footer; Decals; Remote Engine Controls
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Specifications for 1968 13-footer; Decals; Remote Engine Controls

Many custom Whalers on this site, not everyone has an original or restored classic nor a show queen.
by biggiefl
Mon May 04, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rub Rail Replacement Source and Installation
Replies: 22
Views: 722

Re: Rub Rail Replacement Source and Installation

The pan head screws do NOT need to be countersunk. A screw every 3 to 4-inches is not needed, except in the bow area. You will see where the rivets held the receiver track in place when you remove the black insert, and that is roughly how many screws you will need. I bought a box of 1.00 or 1.25-inc...
by biggiefl
Mon May 04, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 150 Sport: Remove Bench Seat
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: 2007 150 Sport: Remove Bench Seat

I doubt you will be able to remove that seat without considerable damage to the gelcoat from the adhesive. Your best bet would probably be to take it to a fiberglass shop that will grind off the 6" humps and glass/gel it too like new again but flush.
by biggiefl
Mon May 04, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude Model Codes
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: Evinrude Model Codes

The codes are for 1980 model years to present. Pre-1980 uses a different system which is fine if you look it up but not necessarily the easiest to decipher just by looking at it. Below is a list of model codes for an OMC 25hp. As you can clearly see the #9 in the model number shows that it is a 1969...
by biggiefl
Mon May 04, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Production Epoch for 15-foot 3-inch Hull
Replies: 32
Views: 1098

Re: Production Epoch for 15-foot 3-inch Hull

That would probably be deciphered on the title Jim. I do not think the metal tag would say all that but the title may.
by biggiefl
Fri May 01, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Downtime project: Varnishing
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: Downtime project: Varnishing

Most American legions and VFW's have flag disposal at their posts. Most you have to go inside and ask. I am the local go-to guy for flags. Hardest part is keeping people for mistaking it from a garbage can even though it clearly says flag disposal.
by biggiefl
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1980 15 Custom Center Console with 70-HP
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: 1980 15 Custom Center Console with 70-HP

With your setup with console [a top boat speed of] 45-MPH from 70-HP is moderately good. The console adds a little drag but the jack plate probably makes up for it.
by biggiefl
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1998 DAUNTLESS 15 Re-power
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: 1998 DAUNTLESS 15 Re-power

Good idea [to just re-power the DAUNTLESS 15 with 75-HP]. I was just curious [why you didn't get the 90 to 115-HP engines mentioned earlier]. When I repowered my Banana 19 Revenge in 2006 I did the same. I bought a new in-the-crate 2005 Suzuki 115-HP engine for $5,995 out the door with a six-year wa...