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by biggiefl
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 255 Conquest Adding Rod Holders to Aluminum Supports
Replies: 2
Views: 26

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: 594

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: 242

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: 242

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: 257

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: 1626

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: 206

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: 13
Views: 918

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

Nice looking mailbox!

PS...I like that the fuel filter still says Johnson. Does it actually fit an older Ficht when they were Johnson or are they universal for just a carbed 2 stroke?
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Specialty Marine Cushions
Replies: 4
Views: 236

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: 827

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: 1290

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: 3581

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: 828

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: 771

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: 1290

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: 1290

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: 27
Views: 1422

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: 827

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: 1428

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: 6
Views: 1470

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: 1626

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: 1085

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.
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1987 Revenge 20 Transom Weight
Replies: 13
Views: 1428

Re: 1987 Revenge 20 Transom Weight

Again, [the 610-lbs] is JUST engine weight and I believe the 305-lbs [referenced for older outboard engines] was without PTnT, propeller, steering, VRO tank, and batteries.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: SUPER SPORT 13 Storage Compartment Width
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: SUPER SPORT 13 Storage Compartment Width

There is no room under the console to store anything more than a fire extinguisher. I would personally keep what you have and make a storage box for under the front thwart.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1963 16-footer Project
Replies: 27
Views: 1422

Re: 1963 16-footer Project

Put a manual jackplate on it and don't sweat it.

Bottom paint can grow over time as people raise it a hair every year when they paint. Some also do not like the scum line that can go above the paint if moored in more rougher waters and will raise the paint line to cover it.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life

Removing them makes them run cold. Removing the guts and replacing the "plug" is the same as it being open. Check online. I used to get mine I think from Sierra.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions
Replies: 45
Views: 3581

Re: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions

Your tach may not be accurate. I have owned 3 with 86-91 70's and I ran 2 with 13x19 SST and getting more than 5400rpm. I had bolted all the way up that I ran a 13x20 and it would just sit at 6k at 48+mph.
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fitting 20-inch-shaft Engine to older 13-footer
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Fitting 20-inch-shaft Engine to older 13-footer

With a tiller I totally agree. When you have to stand up, turn around, climb over the seat, battery & gas tanks to pull start the engine is not convenient, especially if you waterski.
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 MONTAUK 60-HP
Replies: 8
Views: 1104

Re: 1986 MONTAUK 60-HP

Mount two- or three-holes up. If blind holes were used, get a jack plate and experiment with height. A 60 Bigfoot will be fine for your situation. A friend has a Suzuki 60 on his [Madetauk] and she runs 35-MPH.
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1971 16-footer 110-HP OMC V4
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: 1971 16-footer 110-HP OMC V4

All depends on condition and desired performance. The 90hp Yamaha is known to be more like 80hp. You will lose quit a bit of speed and holeshot. You will gain a lot less weight, much more quiet, and much more fuel efficient. The Yamaha almost sounds like a 4stroke compared to the crossflow V4 OMC wh...
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: C.1980 Outrage 25 200-HP
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Re: C.1980 Outrage 25 200-HP

Did they make the 25 in 1979? If so the 1979 brochure was the last year they posted performance numbers with the max and min hp. I would think I would want the larger displacement engine if going with a 200. The difference of a 200 vs 225 would be minimal in my opinion.
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 27
Views: 6204

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

Congrats! That is the best performance I think I have seen on a classic 15 with a F70.
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fitting 20-inch-shaft Engine to older 13-footer
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Fitting 20-inch-shaft Engine to older 13-footer

I believe you can not get PTnT with a 15" shaft. Many people put 20inch engines on their older hulls, as Phil and Jim mention. Many people want and desire an electric start engine with power trim and tilt engine, and it will benefit in resale. And, as you know, will be much easier to find used ...
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life

Why are you bothering? Drill out the thermostat and put the "plug" that is left back in and run. It will have sufficient backpressure and will not run too cold. Unless running in cold temperatures a LOT, it is not really necessary to run a thermos if it is giving you grief. PS: they make a...
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Montauk 17 or 1960 Nauset 16: Re-power with 130-HP
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Re: 1978 Montauk 17 or 1960 Nauset 16: Re-power with 130-HP

To summarize: Engine mounting is identical on older OMC and Yamaha engines to your 90hp today. The difference was many dealers used the blind holes as it was normal to have the engine mounted smack on the transom which has been proven to rob performance and hence why we mount higher today. A good in...
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk Hull Damage Assessment
Replies: 16
Views: 1290

Re: Montauk Hull Damage Assessment

I personally would not be afraid if the price was right.
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions
Replies: 45
Views: 3581

Re: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions

Steve you should be running a 13x19 SST on that and raise that puppy up. Max rpm on the 89 is 6k.
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1987 Revenge 20 Transom Weight
Replies: 13
Views: 1428

Re: 1987 Revenge 20 Transom Weight

If somebody states that they were running with 750lbs and it was just fine....and this person runs, for a few decades, his own Boston Whaler website. Why would you deny his statements and take the word of "somebody" at Boston Whaler told another person that 610 was max? Boston Whaler did n...
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season Ended
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: Boating Season Ended

I'm waiting on fall weather so I can start going out on the boat: hot summer.
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Verify Boston Whaler HIN
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: Verify Boston Whaler from Images

He received the same info from the other Whaler site weeks ago. Somebody did a very nice splash including the cap but it is not a Whaler.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1971 16-footer 110-HP OMC V4
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: 1971 16-footer 110-HP OMC V4

Sounds like new cable time. I personally replace the helm and the cable if I am not sure when it was last changed. It is not that much more $.
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1971 16-footer 110-HP OMC V4
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: 1971 16-footer 110-HP OMC V4

Many times the trim "tab" on a jackplate does not do as much due to elevated height. Steering is easy to check as the jackplate makes installing the cable a cinch.
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions
Replies: 45
Views: 3581

Re: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions

Start saving for a new engine. You would get 31 with a 35 or 40hp. Trimmed out should be at least 40, more like 45+ setup correctly and no gear.
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1977 Outrage 19 Lo-profile in Indiana
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: 1977 Boston Whaler Outrage 19

A real Lo-pro. Don't see too many of them in original condition etc. I would estimate probably the $3500-5500 range depending on fuel tank, soft spots, water in the hull, etc. The engine and trailer are not worth much overall.
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 17 SSL Four Questions on Water on Deck
Replies: 7
Views: 963

Re: Water on deck - cause?

Water could have come over the stern or out of the locker. depending on what was going on.
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 160 DAUNTLESS OUTRAGE 17II GUARDIAN 18
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

Re: 160 DAUNTLESS OUTRAGE 17II GUARDIAN 18

Good info. and good to know as my 19 Banana Revenge was I think listed at 1650. I have also read that the 18' OR may be understated in HP. Lastly the classic Montauk is rated at 100hp so 50hp for an extra 300lbs.
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions
Replies: 45
Views: 3581

Re: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions

How far out did you have it trimmed to get 36mph? If not trimmed to the max, that is about what you will get. Did you ask the owner what it used to run when he had it?
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: 18 to 22 Outrage Atlanta Area or Southeast
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

Re: WTB: 18 to 22 Outrage Atlanta Area or Southeast

What websites are you looking at? I see them all over the place for sale.
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB cooler seat w/back cushions
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: WTB cooler seat w/back cushions

Used or new? What kind of back cushions? The only OEM back cushions are for the rod holders.