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by Simon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Towing Home My "Barn Find"
Replies: 9
Views: 1828

Re: Towing Home My "Barn Find"

admirable find Conch! That is a great looking boat and the Yamaha will look really nice on the back.
by Simon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: NMEA-2000 Backbone Power On-Off Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 1228

Re: NMEA-2000 Backbone Power On-Off Switch

I just ordered a Lowrance NMEA 2000 starter kit from West Marine for $55 and a Yamaha engine interface 120-37 cable on Amazon. I plan to add an on/off switch as described above. Thanks for this thread, I didn't even think about a switch to power down the backbone.

Simon
by Simon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 27
Views: 6204

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

...if you propped your hull to hit redline with the load you described, I think you need more pitch. I totally understand what you mean and I've thought about it for a few months while reading almost everything online. It all came down to how I use my boat. It's always loaded with gear and I've nev...
by Simon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 27
Views: 6204

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

I tested the Powertech SCD3 13x16. Compared to my Yamaha aluminum 17" K series prop, it performed much better all around. The acceleration is quicker, I can feel way better acceleration at all engine speeds, and the engine was able to accelerate to over 6,000-RPM with almost zero trim. The boat...
by Simon
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 27
Views: 6204

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

I have tried both the 16-pitch and 17-pitch. I ran the 16-pitch for a couple of years and loved it: great midrange acceleration and holds plane very well. However, when running light and fast I could hit the rev limiter at 6450-RPM and 43-MPH. Even before that the engine felt like it was running ou...
by Simon
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 27
Views: 6204

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

Thanks TFrere.

My engine is mounted two-holes-up as well. I might give the 16-pitch a try to see if the engine hits the 6200-RPM range with two adults and light gear.
by Simon
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 with F70
Replies: 27
Views: 6204

Re: SPORT 15 with F70

I plan to soon replace my aluminum propeller, and I have been researching the POWERTECH SCD3 propeller.

What are [the results] with the 16-pitch?

With the 17-pitch?

I'm still deciding which pitch to purchase. I have an F70 on a 15 CENTER CONSOLE. Thanks.
by Simon
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Adding USB outlet
Replies: 15
Views: 4562

Re: Adding USB outlet

Maybe try something like this that has battery voltage and on/off button.

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MASO 4 Hole Toggle Switch Panel with Dual USB Socket Charger 2.1A&2.1A + LED Voltmeter + 12V Power Outlet + ON-OFF Toggle Switch 4 in 1 Multi-function Panel for Marine Car Boat Trailer Motorhome(Red)
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by Simon
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15-footer: Electric Trolling Motor Thrust
Replies: 13
Views: 5144

Re: 15-footer: Electric Trolling Motor Thrust

I have a motorguide 24 volt 80 lb thrust trolling motor mounted on the bow of my 1988 15 Whaler. I use 2 Lifeline GPL-U1T AGM Batteries and am very pleased with their performance. They are pretty compact at 7.71 inches in length 5.18 Wide and 6.89 inches tall, weighing 24 lbs. The lifespan on mine ...
by Simon
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 SPORT 15 Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 7
Views: 2731

Re: 1989 SPORT 15 Hydraulic Steering

I agree with the [recommendation to use] no-feedback [steering]. I have a 15-footer with a [Yamaha F70 engine] and [the no-feedback steering] works great. I can run the boat without my hands on the wheel. The cost was around $100.
by Simon
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13249

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

What's the configuration on your boat? I have a 15CC with F70 and running on 17 [pitch] aluminum prop. I have three batteries under the seat and fuel tank in the console. The weight of the console and tank really helps with trimming the boat. I run full 18 gallons all the time with 24-Volt trolling ...
by Simon
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 13249

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

Sounds like you're getting that boat dialed-in. That's admirable.
by Simon
Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Drink Holder
Replies: 3
Views: 1721

Re: Drink Holder

Tbranton,

I've been looking for drink holders just like this. Thank you.

Simon
by Simon
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 150 Montauk Trolling Motor Mount
Replies: 7
Views: 3534

Re: 150 Montauk Trolling Motor Mount

Hi Jay--for the past three months I have been researching trolling motors to install under the bow rail. I plan on installing a Motorguide Xi5 55 with GPS. From my research I've been hearing some really good reviews over the [Minn Kota], especially the electric anchor feature. This will go on a 1987...
by Simon
Mon May 16, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Anchor for 15-footer
Replies: 9
Views: 3970

Re: Anchor for 15-footer

Thanks for recommending the stainless steel anchor hanger Windline PM-1. I purchased one after reading this thread, and tested it out this past Sunday in the San Francisco Bay in just crazy afternoon chop. This is one of the best purchases I've made for my 15 Center Console. I bungee'd down the shaf...
by Simon
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Radio Antenna Location on Small Center Console
Replies: 21
Views: 9595

Re: Radio Antenna Location on Small Center Console

[For installation on a] 1987 Boston Whaler 15-foot center console boat, I picked up a DIGITAL-brand model-528 four-foot antenna. The antenna comes with the [transmission line captivated to the antenna] and includes the male connector that plugs directly into the radio. This makes for a very easy ins...
by Simon
Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1987 15 Sport CC F70: Amazing Results
Replies: 9
Views: 3951

Re: 1987 15 Sport CC F70: Amazing Results

Simon, welcome to the F70 club.How do you like that fuel effectentcy? Hi Whal, I'm assuming you also run an F70. Do you use a transom saver? Or something that props the motor up while under tow? I currently just use those tabs that presses against the motor mount when engine is lowered. I wonder if...
by Simon
Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1987 15 Sport CC F70: Amazing Results
Replies: 9
Views: 3951

Re: 1987 15 Sport CC F70: Amazing Results

sweet ride! speed sounds right where it should be! Is that a full montauk consule? first pic it looks your engine has an earring on the starboard side? or is that a sticker? Thanks blue smoke. It is a sweet little ride. I bought the boat with the railings on already. The front looks a little differ...
by Simon
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1987 15 Sport CC F70: Amazing Results
Replies: 9
Views: 3951

Re: 1987 15 Sport CC F70: Amazing Results

Whal wrote:Simon, welcome to the F70 club.How do you like that fuel effectentcy?


Whal - I was able to get 8.88 mpg on that first trip. Not bad at all.

Simon
by Simon
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1987 15 Sport CC F70: Amazing Results
Replies: 9
Views: 3951

Re: 1987 15 Sport CC F70: Amazing Results

Thanks guys.

I'm taking the boat out in the morning so i'll make sure to fill up the tank to see how much was used last time. I will report back when I figure that out.

Simon
by Simon
Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1987 15 Sport CC F70: Amazing Results
Replies: 9
Views: 3951

1987 15 Sport CC F70: Amazing Results

Hi All. I am not sure if [the "amazing results" are due to] the configuration of this [1987 Boston Whaler Center Console 15] boat. I have the fuel tank under the center console and one battery under the bench seat. This boat runs really fast and surprisingly quite stable. I followed the Ya...
by Simon
Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New to forum, but boat is not
Replies: 25
Views: 16404

Re: New to forum, but boat is not

Correct, it's an F70. I was told they took the rpms to 6400, so hopefully that didn't hurt the engine without breaking it in. They had to do that to put the right prop on, so I understand, and I doubt they'd break it in first.
by Simon
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New to forum, but boat is not
Replies: 25
Views: 16404

Re: New to forum, but boat is not

Well, here it is, finally. This boat will be back in action in the San Francisco Bay and Delta. I'm hoping to find some time next weekend to begin the break-in process for the engine. In the meantime, this boat needs a good waxing. Thanks to all who have helped me in this process. http://s30.postimg...
by Simon
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Yamaha F70 Propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 3054

Re: Yamaha F70 Propeller

I did revisit the post back in November and had the shop install the engine 2 holes up. If it weren't for this forum, the shop would have installed very differently. I have never driven this boat, ever. Only time I've seen the boat in water is from Tony's posts. I have to admit, it looked pretty nic...
by Simon
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Yamaha F70 Propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 3054

Yamaha F70 Propeller

Hi All. I'm wondering if I have the correct size propeller right now. The shop just installed a new F70 paired with a Yamaha aluminum 17-pitch propeller. The engine topped out at 6400-RPM compare to the 6300-RPM recommended. This is with an empty tank under the center console, no gear, and only one ...
by Simon
Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: YAMAHA F70 manufacture date
Replies: 19
Views: 6982

Re: YAMAHA F70 manufacture date

Full disclosure by the dealer of course might have prevented any misunderstanding and would have at least given the purchaser the option of spending more or spending less. To a dealer a Yamaha F70LA made in 2014 is the exact same motor as the same model made in 2015. Customers do not necessarily ag...
by Simon
Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: YAMAHA F70 manufacture date
Replies: 19
Views: 6982

Re: YAMAHA F70 manufacture date

The outboard engine is an F70LA so it hasn't changed from previous year. I spoke to the shop and they go by the year of the invoice, which in this case, the outboard was purchased in August 2014. According to the shop, a yamaha outboard invoiced after June 2014 will be basically a model year 2015 (d...
by Simon
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: YAMAHA F70 manufacture date
Replies: 19
Views: 6982

YAMAHA F70 manufacture date

Hi All. I found a floor model F70, supposedly model year 2015, for a decent price, but not an admirable price. I decided to go with this engine mainly because the shop is reputable and also specialize in YAMAHA, and also close to where I live. I stopped by the shop to check out my boat after some tr...
by Simon
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New to forum, but boat is not
Replies: 25
Views: 16404

Re: New to forum, but boat is not

Sounds like i got a decent price then. There's a few chips here and there around the hull. I should learn how to fiberglass and gelcoat myself.
by Simon
Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New to forum, but boat is not
Replies: 25
Views: 16404

Re: New to forum, but boat is not

The boat was dropped off this weekend for some transom fiberglass repair work and putting new motor. I was quoted $450 to repair the transom, which consists of filling in about 10 little holes from various transducers and kicker brackets, including the chunk of fiberglass missing in top (from stolen...
by Simon
Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance Gen 3
Replies: 6
Views: 4741

Re: Lowrance Gen 3

Thanks for info everyone. I've been reading reviews and the Go7 is an impressive unit especially for the price. The only downside, which may or may not be the case, is the full touchscreen without any buttons. I'm putting in a Yamaha F70 which is NMEA 2000 capable, but I was told it's not just plug ...
by Simon
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance Gen 3
Replies: 6
Views: 4741

Lowrance Gen 3

Hi. I have a 1987 Boston Whaler 15 CENTER CONSOLE that will be used primarily in the Delta, Bay and Lakes. On good days I might take it to Santa Cruz for some rockfishing and perhaps salmon when the season starts again. On my previous boat I had a Furuno 620 but that was more for saltwater and right...
by Simon
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New to forum, but boat is not
Replies: 25
Views: 16404

Re: New to forum, but boat is not

I read and enjoyed many of the posts by elaelap, and looking forward to getting her on the water for some test runs.
by Simon
Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New to forum, but boat is not
Replies: 25
Views: 16404

Re: New to forum, but boat is not

Those are some nice photos of Tony and the boat and it looks like he took great care of it. The boat is going in the shop in a couple of weeks for a transom uplift (huge gash from stolen motor) and new motor put in. Still trying to figure out which GPS/depth finder to put on her...but that should be...
by Simon
Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New to forum, but boat is not
Replies: 25
Views: 16404

New to forum, but boat is not

Hi Whalers, I recently purchased my first whaler off craigslist, from a very nice guy that wasn't able to use the boat anymore, due to an injury. He's also a retired game warden. The boat had been stolen from him a about three years ago, and fortunately it was found--but unfortunately without the F6...