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by Maverick
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Buying Experience of a New 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 14
Views: 575

Re: lack of confidence in dealer

Scott: Q5: What kind of service would the boat need that causes you concern? Q6: Or did you mean service for the engine? Q7: If you were concerned about the engine, could you purchase Whaler hull, then take it to a dealer that you like for a new engine installation? You asked about sea trial and tra...
by Maverick
Sat May 30, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC
Replies: 57
Views: 2707

Re: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC

About a month ago I purchased a new Suzuki 90 for my 17’ Whaler - I have many reasons, but it was a dollar bottom line - about $2500 cheaper for comparably sized Suzuki versus ETEC motor. I hate to see a great American icon like Evinrude get sidelined - it is a sad commentary especially for the work...
by Maverick
Thu May 14, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90

I'll probably pull out the boat from the water soon, and I will look for a propeller number and also at the engine mounting height. To see that stuff at the dock is hard.
by Maverick
Thu May 14, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90

I’ll have to look at the mounting hole selection, don’t recall right off. I believe current prop is a Powertech 19-pitch. [The SUZIKI DF90 engine has] plenty of torque. I could probably [increase propeller pitch by 1 or 2-inches] I probably won’t change to a different propeller as this setup adequat...
by Maverick
Thu May 14, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: REVENGE 22: Cost to Replace Fuel Tank
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: REVENGE 22: Cost to Replace Fuel Tank

In 2014 I paid about $900 to buy a 63-gallon Florida Marine Tank fuel tank for my Guardian 18. To buy new USCG-approved fuel hoses and new bonding wiring cost about $50. I did the work myself, which had many steps and took probably 20 hours work time. The shop rate for marine service that I'm famili...
by Maverick
Wed May 13, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90
Replies: 11
Views: 383

1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90

[A 1963 custom 16-footer with a SUZUKI 90-HP engine has acceleration from a standing start] like a rocket. Hold on or you’ll be thrown out the stern. Boat speed over ground is 44-MPG at an engine speed of 6,100-RPM with head seas of light to moderate chop and wind 15 to 20-knots. [Maximum boat speed...
by Maverick
Tue May 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90
Replies: 18
Views: 1183

Re: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90

Hah, On the round decals, I’m very familiar (in a good way) with four of the ones shown...you guess which. Seriously, I like the stealthy, outside the box look. Boat was so rough looking when I started that I decided to take some paint liberties. I can appreciate original too. Probably the last Whal...
by Maverick
Tue May 12, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90
Replies: 18
Views: 1183

Re: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90

Thanks Biggie. Yes rides really high - hull is light and dry. Anxious to see hole shot and top end, my first 4-stroke. Propped with 19” SS Powertech. Slowest at idle is 2.1 mph. Just barely increasing idle is 6 mph. Have two more hours break in then can open it up. I’m thinking it’s going to roll pr...
by Maverick
Mon May 11, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sometimes you are dealt a raw deal, but then something really makes big impact on you
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: Sometimes you are dealt a raw deal, but then something really makes big impact on you

Dave - kind wishes to you for a speedy recovery. Wishing you all best, Mav
by Maverick
Mon May 11, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90
Replies: 18
Views: 1183

Re: New Motor on 16’7” Whaler!

The boat was flipped upside down and bottom and entire exterior sanded down to original gel coat and some minor repairs from previous owners. Looked good. Very light as my son and I rolled it. The hull was re-gel-coated in gray. Added a stick-on keel guard by Megaware--a great and tight fit. The hul...
by Maverick
Mon May 11, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90
Replies: 18
Views: 1183

Re: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90

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Fig. 2. The 1963 customized 16-footer at Padre Island, Texas.
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Fig. 3. The hull was redone with gray gel coat.
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by Maverick
Mon May 11, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90
Replies: 18
Views: 1183

1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90

On May 8, 2020 I took delivery of my just-repowered custom c.1963 16-footer with its new SUZUKI 90-HP engine. Huff Marine of Corpus Christi, Texas, installed the engine and new hydraulic steering; they did a phenomenal job. I was considering doing the installation myself or paying $1,500 in labor an...
by Maverick
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1244

Re: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine

After a long process of getting costs and assessing dealers, I got lucky and found a local (and hungry) small town dealer that made me a good and fair offer. I bought new Suzuki 90 from them with a six-year warranty, and I opted to have them install the engine, hydraulic steering, and turnkey. I sho...
by Maverick
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Experience with HONDA BF2.3 Outboard engine
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: Experience with HONDA BF2.3 Outboard engine

Thanks for the feedback.

There are some knockoffs for $400 to $500, about half the price of the Honda, but I don’t mind paying more to get reliability--if that’s possible for any of these little aircooled engines.
by Maverick
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Experience with HONDA BF2.3 Outboard engine
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Experience with HONDA BF2.3 Outboard engine

Please tell me about your first-hand experience in owning a HONDA BF2.3 air-cooled lightweightoutboard engine. I have never owned a HONDA outboard engine. BACKSTORY: I am ready to re-power a 17-foot Boston Whaler boat with a new main propulsion engine. I also want a small auxiliary engine that is li...
by Maverick
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1244

Re: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine

Great advice, many thanks. Hoping to make a deal this week, as I found a local dealer I like. I'll keep readers posted. I'm also planning on buying a new Honda BF2.3 auxiliary engine. The Honda is air cooled and good for shallow water. Will start a separate topic on this as I'd like everyone's feedb...
by Maverick
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1244

Re: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine

Thanks for the informative replies. I’m probably going to take [my prospective purchase to] a couple dealers and try to work a sharp pencil deal. I’m not against paying a reasonable price for services rendered, but, if presented book retail prices, I’ll probably defer to my own time and expertise fo...
by Maverick
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1244

Re: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine

Hi BiggieFl and thank you for the detailed and helpful response. I’ve heard Suzuki wants to sell motors, and while I like the E-TEC , you and some of my neighbors on my canal have provided good reasons to think outside the box with Suzuki. I did get a Suzuki turn-key cost estimate that was much less...
by Maverick
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1244

Re: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine

P.S. No de-rigging needed. Dealer would have to saw the binnacle shifter hole, and hole a saw for tachometer. This hull was very dry and light, but well used as a beat up work boat when I purchased it cheap. I took some latitude in the mostly non-OEM refit. I used a console I already had. 16custom_....
by Maverick
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1244

Re: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine

At the expense of me getting off topic to my original posting titles (my apologies, friends), if you’ll allow me some additional discussion latitude - hah. Mine is an easy installation - I’ve pre-rigged similarly to what Jim described above on his boat. I’ve done this a few times previously on Whale...
by Maverick
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1244

Re: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine

Thanks Gentlemen. ASIDE: COST OF RE-POWER I received a few quotes back from dealerships; a Suzuki DF90 was around $12,000 installed, and E-TEC 9O H.O. was around $15,800. One thing I had trouble understanding was a $2,500 charge for harness, binnacle control shifter, gauges, cables, oil tank, and la...
by Maverick
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1244

Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine

I plan to re-power a 1963 16-foot highly customized Boston Whaler hull with an E-TEC 90 H.O. or a Suzuki 90. If I install either engine myself, with the factory warranty be honored? I’ve sent questions to two dealers via e-mail and got no response. The boat is almost ready for a new engine. --Mav
by Maverick
Sun May 19, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale: 2003 240 Outrage Gulf Coast Edition w/ twin 150 Optimax - $32000 (Corpus Christi, TX)
Replies: 0
Views: 11034

For Sale: 2003 240 Outrage Gulf Coast Edition w/ twin 150 Optimax - $32000 (Corpus Christi, TX)

Beautiful 2003 Boston Whaler 240 Outrage Gulf Coast Edition with twin 150 Optimax Mercury outboards. Stunning appearance and performance. This is the prettiest boat and Boston Whaler that I’ve ever owned and have enjoyed many fun excursions on this exceptional Outrage 240. Best of all, of course, is...
by Maverick
Sat May 04, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Boston Whaler 22 Outrage Restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 5627

Re: 1989 Boston Whaler 22 Outrage Restoration

Parker Yacht, thank you as well for sharing the restoration progress. Looking great. I've worked with gelcoat a good bit, and have read where some folks are using AWLGRIP instead of gelcoat. Yes, the whole boat was done with AWLGRIP. In a complete project, AWLGRIP ends up being a better finish that ...
by Maverick
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: 40 to 50-HP Short shaft in New England
Replies: 5
Views: 2520

Re: WTB: 40 to 50-HP Short shaft in New England

Hi there, NE Whaler. You didn't indicate what year motor, but I'll throw this out - I have a 1968 Mercury 50 HP Thunderbolt that came off a 15 hull. I haven't heard it run, and was told it had last run in 2009. In other words, it's been sitting a number of years, and I suspect will need a going thro...
by Maverick
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: XD100 instead of TCW3 Oil in Older Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 9499

Re: XD100 instead of TCW3 Oil in Older Engine

No response yet from Evinrude.
by Maverick
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: XD100 instead of TCW3 Oil in Older Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 9499

Re: XD100 instead of TCW3 Oil in Older Engine

Thanks for the great feedback. I sent an email to Evinrude as suggested; I haven't heard back yet. I will post any update. I may try XD100 at 50:1 since my weed-eater-blower did okay with XD100.

Appreciate the input.
by Maverick
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: XD100 instead of TCW3 Oil in Older Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 9499

Re: XD100 instead of TCW3 Oil in Older Engine

Good suggestion to bounce it off Evinrude. Funny thing: I tried [XD100] in a $25 gas blower and burned a whole tank of XD100 mixed heavy with fuel, and it did great. That was three months ago and no problems. But if the blower would have locked up I would’ve simply walked back to the garage, calmly ...
by Maverick
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: XD100 instead of TCW3 Oil in Older Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 9499

XD100 instead of TCW3 Oil in Older Engine

Hi all. In regard to the oil for a 1968 Evinrude 18-HP tiller-steering engine, the newer XD100 Evinrude oil seems to burn very clean compared to old-fashioned TCW3 oil. I wonder: --will using XD100 instead of TCW3-rated oil in [a 1968 Evinrude 18-HP outboard engine] cause damage? --if [Evinrude XD10...
by Maverick
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom Paint Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 4374

Re: Bottom Paint Recommendation

Thank you all very much for the helpful posts.
by Maverick
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom Paint Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 4374

Re: Bottom Paint Recommendation

Great advice. Many thanks for the helpful input.
by Maverick
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom Paint Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 4374

Re: Bottom Paint Recommendation

Thanks, D - great input. Ablative sounds like the right direction, and I had not considered a barrier coat - will read up on that.

Red is the likely winner of the color lottery.

Appreciate the helpful feedback! Mav
by Maverick
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom Paint Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 4374

Bottom Paint Recommendation

I am gearing up to paint the bottom of late model 240 Outrage. I want to bottom paint to mitigate algae and barnacle growth in an extreme high-growth canal environment. I've been considering Pettit with approximately 65% copper in it, and a couple other brands with less!copper, approximately 25% and...
by Maverick
Tue May 22, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Identify Unknown 13-foot Hull
Replies: 7
Views: 2692

Re: Identify Unknown 13-foot Hull

Can you [send via email to me] a couple photos of the stern and transom area?
by Maverick
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 15-footer Seat Length
Replies: 8
Views: 3118

Re: 15-footer Seat Length

Interesting link I just found on thwart seats...this seller indicates dimensions of Dimensions: 53 3/4" x 11" x 1", will "fit all 13' & 15' hulls from 1958 - 1999". I guess for about 40 years the sizes are the same...didn't know that. http://www.specialtymarine.com/BOSTO...
by Maverick
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 15-footer Seat Length
Replies: 8
Views: 3118

Re: 15-footer Seat Length

This morning I measured the rear thwart seat (mahogany plank) on a 1977 Whaler 15 from the outer edge to outer edge of the vertical (and long) mahogany riser that runs aft to forward on both sides: 54 inches. The width of the seat (mahogany plank) was 11-1/4" Just curious...wonder what other ye...
by Maverick
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 15-footer Seat Length
Replies: 8
Views: 3118

Re: 15-footer Seat Length

Ahh, great suggestion...higher seat also allows more room for under seat gas tank.

Thanks, Mav
by Maverick
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 15-footer Seat Length
Replies: 8
Views: 3118

Re: 15-footer Seat Length

The boat I'm looking to 'thwart seat refit' is a 1976 Whaler 15. I don't have it here presently or I'd measure the distance and cut the mahogany accordingly. I have some time to kill in the meantime so was reaching out here for a number so I can have the seat ready to install at a later date. I thin...
by Maverick
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 15-footer Seat Length
Replies: 8
Views: 3118

15-footer Seat Length

[What is] the correct length of the (driver) mahogany (plank) seat on a c.1970-1980 Boston Whaler 15-foot hull models?

Thanks, Mav
by Maverick
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2003 OUTRAGE 240 Faded Lettering
Replies: 6
Views: 2963

Re: 2003 OUTRAGE 240 Faded Lettering

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Thanks. This one also has black lettering "Gulf Coast Edition" under the red Boston Whaler letters...may replace it all if renewal doesn't work...will be trying renewal this coming weekend. Thanks, Mav
by Maverick
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2003 OUTRAGE 240 Faded Lettering
Replies: 6
Views: 2963

Re: 2003 OUTRAGE 240 Faded Lettering

Great suggestion, Jim...many thanks. Will give these ideas a try. Mav
by Maverick
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Need owner manual, 2003 Outrage 240, PDF ok
Replies: 2
Views: 1757

Re: Need owner manual, 2003 Outrage 240, PDF ok

Good morning, Phil - many thanks for that link...VERY helpful, as it appears the 2005 manual is applicable to the 2003...both years look to be the same. I appreciate your input, and look forward to reading and learning. Best, Mav
by Maverick
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2003 OUTRAGE 240 Faded Lettering
Replies: 6
Views: 2963

Re: 2003 OUTRAGE 240 Faded Lettering

Thank you Heatx for the speedy reply. I will give your recommendation a try. Mav
by Maverick
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2003 OUTRAGE 240 Faded Lettering
Replies: 6
Views: 2963

2003 OUTRAGE 240 Faded Lettering

Hi. I wish to restore some faded, red, side lettering "BOSTON WHALER" on both sides of a 2003 Outrage 240. These are the type letters that are raised and are almost rubbery I'm thinking they may be expensive to replace. Is there a way or chemical or polish that would bring back the red lus...
by Maverick
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Need owner manual, 2003 Outrage 240, PDF ok
Replies: 2
Views: 1757

Need owner manual, 2003 Outrage 240, PDF ok

Hi all, looking for copy of owner's manual, 2003 Outrage 240. PDF ok... Please email or message. Thanks, Mav.
by Maverick
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD: 1987 Boston Whaler Guardian 18 with DIVE DOOR
Replies: 2
Views: 2581

Re: FS: 1987 Boston Whaler Guardian 18 with DIVE DOOR

Good morning - Guardian has been sold. Thanks
by Maverick
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD: 1987 Boston Whaler Guardian 18 with DIVE DOOR
Replies: 2
Views: 2581

SOLD: 1987 Boston Whaler Guardian 18 with DIVE DOOR

1987 Boston Whaler Guardian 18.6 with rare DIVE DOOR; has 2015 Evinrude E-TEC 150 H.O. (High Output) with only 96 original hours – I purchased motor new in January 2015 with a transferable 7-year warranty. Double axle trailer. Currently LOCATED in Aiken, South Carolina. I have clear South Carolina t...
by Maverick
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Value of a 1978 Boston Whaler 4.6 Harpoon
Replies: 10
Views: 4456

Re: Value of a 1978 Boston Whaler 4.6 Harpoon

2 more pics
by Maverick
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Value of a 1978 Boston Whaler 4.6 Harpoon
Replies: 10
Views: 4456

Re: Value of a 1978 Boston Whaler 4.6 Harpoon

The attached photos show one for sale that I ran across locally last weekend...it's not mine, and I don't know the owner ...no affiliation to me... but thought maybe you'd find it interesting. I took the pictures at the local credit union in Aiken, sc 29803. Hope this info is helpful.
by Maverick
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 18 Outrage on Craigslist
Replies: 4
Views: 2600

Re: 18 Outrage on Craigslist

T-top looks adjustable, maybe removable.