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by biggiefl
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1999 OUTRAGE 21 with 150-HP
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: 1999 OUTRAGE 21 with 150-HP

3 adults, 900lbs of fuel, 20hp kicker, and gear is a lot to ask from a 150hp. I would assume though that it should do better than 28mph with the right prop, especially when you have to be careful not to over rev. As I mentioned before, Suzukis like to be raised high but you can not do that until you...
by biggiefl
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1242

Re: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale

It is tempting for my 18' Outrage but not going to happen. Main reason is they are waaaay too ugly.
by biggiefl
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1242

Re: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale

You can do that. Back in the early 2000's it was much cheaper for me to import a Honda from Canada. Shipping was less than the sales tax I did not have to pay.

There is an Evinrude dealer by me with a new 40-HP for $3,800. A 60-HP for $5300 and a 140-HP G2 for $8200.
by biggiefl
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1242

Re: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale

$18,000 is very tempting? I can get a brand new 200 Suzuki for around $12,000 in Florida. Installed for $14,000.
by biggiefl
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury V8 FOURSTROKE Engines
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: Mercury V8 FOURSTROKE Engines

SCOTT—does the V6 come in 20" shaft? What is the weight difference between the two? Usually the ProXS, like the Yamaha V-Max, is the only model offered in 20-inch shaft, has a high performance gear case, and has different [engine control computer] mapping for more engine speed compared to more ...
by biggiefl
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury V8 FOURSTROKE Engines
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: Mercury V8 FOURSTROKE Engines

The ProXS comes in 20-inch shaft. I am not sure the [FOURSTROKE] 200 does. The ProXS is designed for lighter bass boats. The Revenge is pretty light.
by biggiefl
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brass Re-chrome Vendor in Gulf Coast Based Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Brass Re-chrome Vendor in Gulf Coast Based Experience

Ask a local motorcycle shop. The one by me used to send out parts to North Florida because he said the quality of local platers was not good enough.
by biggiefl
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 115
Views: 71530

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering

Don't fool yourself. I had a 15' center console with bottom paint and a 70hp Johnson jacked so high you could see the trim pump over the transom. I ran a custom OMC SST 20" prop and would do 48-49 WOT per GPS. She was squirrely as all get out. I would have to pull the throttle back and nail it ...
by biggiefl
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1992 OUTRAGE 22 Re-power: Engine Brand and Model Reliability
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: 1992 OUTRAGE 22 Re-power: Engine Brand and Model Reliability

That boat was designed to handle twin 120hp outboards which means over 700-lbs [on the transom]. The weight of a 500 to 600-lbs engine should not be a concern. If your engine weight now is 485-lbs, going to the Suzuki is [an increase in weight of] roughly the weight of one battery. I personally favo...
by biggiefl
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 Johnson 200 Ocean Pro Oil in carbs
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: 2001 Johnson 200 Ocean Pro Oil in carbs

Are you sure the PO did not do it intentionally to store the engine?

I personally would not replace the VRO, I would just premix.
by biggiefl
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Propeller Stern Lift
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Propeller Stern Lift

Glad I thought of [a hook in the hull bottom running surface causing the bow to stay down as a possible cause of the bow-down running attitude on the boat].

Keep us posted [on the outcome of fairing the hull bottom to eliminate the hook and the effect on trim when on plane].
by biggiefl
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Propeller Stern Lift
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Propeller Stern Lift

Being your boat is homemade and wooden, you might be flexing the hull at speed which in turn acts like a hook. Hooks act like a trim tab and mash the bow down.
by biggiefl
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Renovation Provider in Bradenton Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Boat Renovation Provider in Bradenton Florida

I would not contact Marine Max in Sarasota, they do not know crap about classics. Engine and controls can be done by anyone you chose who sells outboards. What brand are you looking for? Upholstery can be done by anyone as well depending on what you want. If looking for OEm you would contact Anderso...
by biggiefl
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 Mercury 60 EFI lugging
Replies: 15
Views: 1110

Re: 2005 Mercury 60 EFI lugging

That is a great suggestion about the VST and most likely the cause.

If you do not open the coil packages, you should be able to return them if unopened.
by biggiefl
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 Johnson 200 Ocean Pro Oil in carbs
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: 2001 Johnson 200 Ocean Pro Oil in carbs

No tank under the hood.

I had this problem once where someone put oil in the gas tank. It did not mix with the gas and got sucked up the fuel line and filled carbs with oil. Any chance that might have happened?
by biggiefl
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2007 170 MONTAUK Fuel Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: 2007 170 MONTAUK Fuel Tank

Look into a bladder tank too.
by biggiefl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 17 SSL Suzuki 90-HP Bow Oscillation
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: 17 SSL Suzuki 90-HP Bow Oscillation

That is a LOT of weight with the CMC.
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 17 SSL Suzuki 90-HP Bow Oscillation
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: 17 SSL Suzuki 90-HP Bow Oscillation

I agree but let's see if eliminates the problem. Have you tried different heights? Is it hydraulic or manual.
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 17 SSL Suzuki 90-HP Bow Oscillation
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: 17 SSL Suzuki 90-HP Bow Oscillation

If you are getting 6300 with both one person and with five people, you need a larger propeller.

You should remove the jack plate.
by biggiefl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 25th Anniversary Edition 13-footer
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: 25th Anniversary Edition 13-footer

As far as I know, Whaler never kept count of how many anniversary editions were made.
by biggiefl
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 17 SSL Suzuki 90-HP Bow Oscillation
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: 17 SSL Suzuki 90-HP Bow Oscillation

He has a three-bladed prop but is asking about a four-bladed propeller, which is way too much propeller. And four blades do not help with bow oscillation.
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 17 OUTRAGE II Yamaha I-4 V MAX SHO® 115
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: 17 OUTRAGE II Yamaha I-4 V MAX SHO® 115

My 19 REVENGE weighed about the same [as a 17 OUTRAGE II]. With a 115 Suzuki the top boat speed was 40-MPH. I would assume [a 17 OUTRAGE II with a Yamaha I-4 VMAX SHO 115] should [have boat speeds of 40-MPH] as well. A friend had a 1995 17 Outrage with a 150-HP Johnson, and that boat did close to 50...
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rub Rail Installation: Five Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Rub Rail Installation: Five Questions

[Having] three people is the trick [to easier rub rail installation].
by biggiefl
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 25th Anniversary Edition 13-footer
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: 25th Anniversary Edition 13-footer

Actually I believe the 25th Anniversary Edition 13-footer was the first model to have the SUPER SPORT interior and railings, which later became a [standard] model in 1984. The 40th Anniversary Edition 13-footer had a blue interior. The 25th Anniversary Edition 13-footers are not worth anymore than a...
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-footer Rough Hull
Replies: 18
Views: 1357

Re: 13-footer Rough Hull

Personally owning a Suzuki DF40 on my 1981 SPORT 13, I recommend the Suzuki 30-HP with power trim and tilt. The difference between 32 and 35-MPH is not worth the expense or the weight [of a different engine choice that is more expensive and heavier].
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL - 1992 SPORT 13
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: APPRAISAL - 1992 SPORT 13

It all comes down to condition which we really can't see with pics. My appraisal still stands.
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Effect on Towed MPG of Weight Saved by Aluminum Trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Effect on Towed MPG of Weight Saved by Aluminum Trailer

I agree Jim. There is no way you could save money with a couple hundred pound savings. I buy aluminum trailers because they look better, are lighter, flex more, and don't turn white if acid drips on it when cleaning the hull. I have a 1982 Cox galvanized trailer under my 13' which came with it new. ...
by biggiefl
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL - 1992 SPORT 13
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: APPRAISAL - 1992 13' Super Sport.

That is a sport, not a super sport. Is there a trailer? Any canvas? I would say [value is] around $5,000. Boat is in need of TLC. Probably add another $1,000 if TLC was taken care of.
by biggiefl
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1982 Montauk 17 Weight
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: 1982 Montauk 17 Weight

950 for dry hull, 350 for engine is 1300lbs. A trailer and some gear is easily another 600lbs. I don't see anything wrong.
by biggiefl
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fair Price for 2018 170 Montauk
Replies: 17
Views: 1913

Re: Fair Price for 2018 170 Montauk

The optional aluminum trailers are mucho expensive.
by biggiefl
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: For Readers Who Have Installed Bennett SLT Trim Tabs on a 17 SSL with DF90
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: For Readers Who Have Installed Bennett SLT Trim Tabs on a 17 SSL with DF90

Wait until you break it in. Might just be a weird speed at 3500 and goes away at 3700.
by biggiefl
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: For Readers Who Have Installed Bennett SLT Trim Tabs on a 17 SSL with DF90
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: For Readers Who Have Installed Bennett SLT Trim Tabs on a 17 SSL with DF90

A 6-inch [trim tab size] will be plenty. How high is the engine mounted? What hole is the top bolt in from the bottom hole? The reason I ask: Suzuki engines like to be mounted high. A low-mounted engne will have the tendency to porpoise more than if mounted higher. I have had heavier engines than yo...
by biggiefl
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 23
Views: 1735

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

No boat likes to get on plane gradually, a prop is not going to solve your ventilation. You need to goose it and get on plane then slow down and trim up.
by biggiefl
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: CNN: "Missing boater is found clinging to his capsized boat off Florida's east coast"
Replies: 13
Views: 837

Re: CNN: "Missing boater is found clinging to his capsized boat off Florida's east coast"

I agree with Frank and Phil. He had mechanical problems that he could not fix but did not try and hail the USCG? Decides to sleep to find out he needs to escape through a hatch. That is like Titanic flooding at that point. Then decides to hitch a ride to Delaware?
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 255 CONQUEST Twin 200-HP
Replies: 15
Views: 870

Re: Whaler 255 conquest twin Suzuki 200’s prop?

According to Suzuki's boat tests online with boats with twin 200-HP engines: --5,900-lbs boat ran 48.7-MPH with 16 x 21.5 propellers --5,900-lbs boat ran 60.5-MPH with 16 x 26 propeller --6,200-lb boat ran 51.8-MPH with 16 x 23 propellers. What is [the boat's total] weight? What is boat speed? What ...
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Durability of Vinyl Hull Wrap From Boston Whaler or From Sign Company
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Durability of Vinyl Hull Wrap From Boston Whaler or From Sign Company

I was under the assumption that the hull colors are gel [coat resin], not wraps. They might do a custom wrap from the factory but I never heard of it. Your options are wrap or marine paint. Both will scratch and both have a shorter life span than gel [coat resin]-- depending on how [the boat] is use...
by biggiefl
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: CNN: "Missing boater is found clinging to his capsized boat off Florida's east coast"
Replies: 13
Views: 837

Re: CNN: "Missing boater is found clinging to his capsized boat off Florida's east coast"

Since he was not considered missing until the following day, I would assume none of the above would be an answer to your questions [about MAYDAY calls, DSC radio use, and EPIRB PLB use].
by biggiefl
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: Gel Coat Repair

The white gel is bright white. The buff white is still white in my opinion. I have used them on many small repairs.
by biggiefl
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Looking For A Lost 1969 Sakonnet
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Looking For A Lost 1969 Sakonnet

I checked a registry on WhalerCentral and did not see your stencil owned by any member there who posted their boat's stencil number. The stencil number 3A0923 is [appropriate for] a 1969. My Dad bought me a new 13-footer in 1982 when I turned 13. I sold it in 1986 when I was 17 and took over the 19-...
by biggiefl
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Crossing Rouge River Bar in Oregon
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Crossing Rouge River Bar in Oregon

Growing up on the Barnegat Inlet in NJ which is very rough and one of the worst in the states, [the best method for handling large waves in the inlet] depends on the situation. If the wave looks like it is starting to crest, that is usually the most dangerous point as there can be a lot of force beh...
by biggiefl
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 180 DAUNTLESS Through-hull Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: 180 DAUNTLESS Through-hull Replacement

Do not use 4200. Buy just a plain sealant or caulk like BoatLife.
by biggiefl
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1977 13 Sport Side Railing Screw Fastener Length
Replies: 13
Views: 1198

Re: 1977 13 Sport Side Railing Screw Fastener Length

I had the wrap around railings on my 13's and 15's, maybe they do not use the through hull fittings. Do you have just the standard side rails? If so that would explain the difference.
by biggiefl
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1977 13 Sport Side Railing Screw Fastener Length
Replies: 13
Views: 1198

Re: 1977 13 Sport Side Railing Screw Fastener Length

I think the through-bolted side rails were in the earlier years, My 1981 does not go through the hull and nor was my 1978.
by biggiefl
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Short Shaft Engine on 15-inch Transom
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: Short Shaft Engine on 15-inch Transom

Many times you need to attach the steering to the engine and then install the engine on the boat.
by biggiefl
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 18 Midship Cleat
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: Outrage 18 Midship Cleat

The folding Accon cleats are spring loaded.
by biggiefl
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1990 OUTRAGE 19 Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: 1990 OUTRAGE 19 Purchase

I got you Jim, I use the same decoding for OMC. It just puzzles me that an engine made in 09/1998 would not be a 1999 model. I thought anything after 06/30 was a later model except for Yamaha and Mercury that no longer have designated model years.
by biggiefl
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 18 Midship Cleat
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: Outrage 18 Midship Cleat

For midship I would use a 6" folding cleat. The Accon ones that flush mount.

https://shop.acconmarine.com/products/2 ... cleat.aspx
by biggiefl
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1990 OUTRAGE 19 Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: 1990 OUTRAGE 19 Purchase

Jim--Build date of September 1998 makes [the engine] a 1999. I could not read where it says it conforms to model year emissions.
by biggiefl
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1990 OUTRAGE 19 Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: 1990 OUTRAGE 19 Purchase

Does that say 1999 model year?
by biggiefl
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Appraisal 1973 NAUSET
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Appraisal 1973 NAUSET

Saltwater has nothing to do with a Whaler or its condition. Saltwater is hard on engines. Sunlight is the worst enemy for a Nauset.