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by jimh
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: New DSC Recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 4171

Re: New DSC Recommendations

The ITU has now published a new version of DSC recommendations updated to the -15 version and dated January 2019: https://www.itu.int/dms_pubrec/itu-r/rec/m/R-REC-M.493-15-201901-I!!PDF-E.pdf This version has not been adopted as of yet by the FCC for regulatory use in the USA, but I would anticipate...
by jimh
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Choosing a Handheld DSC Radio
Replies: 9
Views: 86

Re: Choosing a Handheld DSC Radio

EPIRB's are registered to a vessel. An EPIRB is usually not worn on clothing but mounted somewhere on the vessel. A Personal Locator Beacon or PLB is registered to an individual and can be worn on clothing. As you acknowledge, those devices should be discussed in a new topic thread.
by jimh
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Purchasing Electronics
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Purchasing Electronics

Regarding the time to wait on the telephone when calling a marine electronics manufacturer for first-tier technical support: the time of day and day of the week when a call is placed often affects the duration of time spent on hold. If you call at 9 a.m. on a Monday, the hold time will probably be l...
by jimh
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability

It sounds like these [Montauk 17] boats aren't so unstable when heavy that they want to roll over by themselves without some external forces applied such as waves or people running around. I don't see the MONTAUK 17 as being particularly special in that regard. In any boat, when water is coming boa...
by jimh
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 16 SL Sign "WHALER ONE"
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: 1991 16 SL Sign "WHALER ONE"

Based on the description, the red sign "WHALER ONE" above the glove box sounds like a boat name.
by jimh
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 with 90
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: MONTAUK 17 with 90

What propeller is best for a 1985 Yamaha 90 on a 1982 MONTAUK 17? For your engine and model I show the following member recommendations: Three- bladed props: 13" x 17" Yamaha Painted Stainless Steel 13-1/4" x 16" Yamaha Performance Series 13-1/4" x 15" Turbo 1 4.25 Run...
by jimh
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 with 90
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: MONTAUK 17 with 90

Acseatsri wrote:What is the approximate top speed [of a MONTAUK 17] with a 1985 Yamaha 90?


There is a comprehensive listing of estimated boat speeds of a MONTAUK 17 with various engines in the REFERENCE article. See

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/refere ... power.html
by jimh
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 with 90
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Finding Evidence of a drain; installing a drain

For a boat that originally had a clamshell cover over the drain of the anchor locker, it would be a reasonable expectation that there would be some evidence of that drain being installed in the form of leftover holes from fasteners that held the drain in place, and the only exception to that might b...
by jimh
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 28
Views: 1072

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

Again in reference to the OLYMPIC (a sister ship of the TITANIC)--and many thanks to DTMACKEY for bringing this ship into the discussion---and her three propeller which are probably what is seen in the photograph above: the photograph is misleading with regarding to propeller diameter. In the image ...
by jimh
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 28
Views: 1072

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

You can post all the graphs and arguments you want, but the fact is that everyone here, with the exception of Jim, who has tested a four blade prop ended up with the 4 blade for the same stated reasons. I think you have already forgotten my citation of the Boston Whaler boat tests, which all use th...
by jimh
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 28
Views: 1072

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

If the diameter of a propeller is constrained, as might occur when the propeller is mounted in a tunnel as often occurs with a bow thruster, the design of the propeller will reflect the limitation of that installation. In the case of a bow-thruster, the limitation on propeller diameter is quite seve...
by jimh
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 28
Views: 1072

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

If two propellers that are different are tested in a rigorous manner on the same boat in matching conditions, there is a very good probability that the boat speeds and other elements of the boat's handling while underway will not be identical. Whenever faced with two sets of outcomes from two propel...
by jimh
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 28
Views: 1072

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

With very little difficulty one can find images of propellers in many unusual blade configurations. For example, see http://i.imgur.com/80NGOTq.jpg which shows a seven blade propeller. In the case of ships there is usually a specific design criterion employed in choosing the propeller. For a submari...
by jimh
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2014 Montauk 170 Mounting Trolling Motor on Bow
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: 2014 Montauk 170 Mounting Trolling Motor on Bow

Congratulations on the very well-planned installation of the trolling motor. Thanks for the well written article with detailed narrative and nice illustrations.
by jimh
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18

To sum up, if in the future you buy this boat, and if in the future you find it has water in the Unibond hull, and if in the future you are able to separate the hull and liner and remove and replace all the foam, you will start a new thread about that project and provide images of it. That will be g...
by jimh
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18

If you decide to buy the boat, let us know how the restoration project goes. Start a new thread in REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS to tell us about your work on the boat if you buy it.
by jimh
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability

Has anyone been in a swamped classic Montauk 17? In answer to your survey question, I have not been aboard a swamped MONTAUK 17 boat. I am sure there must be someone who has. Comment on how stable a swamped MONTAUK 17 is in regard to the hull wanting to roll. Any boat that has a lot of water that i...
by jimh
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 28
Views: 1072

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

Apparently the USCG has not read that article in the sport fishing magazine about propellers that has become the basis for the new standard being put forth here that a four-blade propeller will be the best propeller for all-round use, replacing the three-blade propeller: http://continuouswave.com/fo...
by jimh
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Outrage VERADO 200
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Re: 210 Outrage VERADO 200

I mentioned earlier: the VERADO FOURSTROKE four-cylinder engines were introduced c.2007.

Is the 210 OUTRAGE boat a 2006 or a 2007? This seems to also now be unclear.
by jimh
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Turquoise stickers
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Turquoise stickers

ASIDE: There are hundreds of sources of fraudulent Boston Whaler decals available on-line from random shops. Identifying fraudulent Boston Whaler hull decals is very easy. The Boston Whaler decal with the harpoon for the Port side of the boat in the OEM decals will have the letters slanted toward th...
by jimh
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Outrage VERADO 200
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Re: 210 Outrage VERADO 200

I don't think you have verified which VERADO 200 FOURSTROKE engine you have.

Do you have the six-cylinder VERADO 200 FOURSTROKE?

Or do you have the four-cylinder VERADO 200 FOURSTROKE?
by jimh
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Outrage VERADO 200
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Re: 210 Outrage VERADO 200

I believe the REVOLUTION4 17-pitch is the propeller used in the Boston Whaler tests. The REVOLUTION4 17-pitch is the propeller indicated in the Boston Whaler test of the 210 OUTRAGE with the VERADO 200 FOURSTROKE engine. I mentioned this earlier after you gave us the url to the test report you were...
by jimh
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18

Let us know more about the project if you buy the boat.
by jimh
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18: Hull Construction

Boston Whale uses a variety of embedded materials to provide strength where needed in a Boston Whaler Unibond hull. To learn more about how a Boston Whaler Unibond hull is constructed, I recommend you read: Original Patent of the Boston Whaler Hull Construction BOSTON WHALER FACTORY TOUR: Where Lege...
by jimh
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: c.1985 OUTRAGE 18: Separating Hull and Liner

...how hard would separation of the hull liner from the hull be to perform? The two hull molded sections of a Boston Whaler Unibond hull are joined when the polyester resin is still wet, so the bond between them is a primary bond. I can't describe the degree of difficulty required to break the bond...
by jimh
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: ICON 7.0 CTS Doesn't Show Fuel
Replies: 25
Views: 486

Re: ICON 7.0 CTS Doesn't Show Fuel

I mentioned several time in this thread that capabilities and limitations of the Evinrude instrumentation for fluid tank levels are described in detail in a separate article. That article was written specifically to describe in an organized manner the details of these systems. I highly recommend rea...
by jimh
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Barrier Coat and Anti-Fouling Paint for Splash Well: Outrage 22 WD
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Barrier Coat and Anti-Fouling Paint for Splash Well

There is a good view of a Boston Whaler OUTRAGE 22 Whaler Drive with twin engines at https://photos.smugmug.com/Vacation/2008-Canada/2008-Canada-Fishing-Trip/i-sCrsC6t/1/L/2R9W7978%28rev%200%29-L.jpg You can get a appreciation for the freeboard that remains on the Whaler Drive from the image inked a...
by jimh
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Choosing a Handheld DSC Radio
Replies: 9
Views: 86

Re: Choosing a Handheld DSC Radio

Again, I recommend you get a compact fixed-mount DSC Class-D radio for your 17-foot boat. There are now very compact Class D fixed mount radios available, and their cost is less than a good handheld radio. For more advice about radio installation see VHF Marine Band Radio Installation on a Small Boa...
by jimh
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Choosing a Handheld DSC Radio
Replies: 9
Views: 86

Re: Choosing a Handheld DSC Radio

Thanks for the link to the RTCM document discussing the differences between DSC classes D and H by the advisory committee. That document is 11-years-old and is discussing the then yet to be enacted -12 revision of the DSC standard. The standard is now at a -14 revision, so some of the speculative co...
by jimh
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Squall 9: Owner's Manual; Sails, Mast
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Squall 9: Owner's Manual; Sails, Mast

Q1: Is there a copy of the owner's manual for a SQUALL 9 available in PDF format? There isn't a PDF version of the owner's manual for a SQUALL 9 hosted here. The original Boston Whaler documents being hosted here are listed in the REFERENCE section. The selection is very limited. That is because on...
by jimh
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: ICON 7.0 CTS Doesn't Show Fuel
Replies: 25
Views: 486

Re: ICON 7.0 CTS Doesn't Show Fuel

A further problem may be in the configuration of the FUEL TANK. Somewhere you need to be able to configure the TANK CAPACITY. If the ICON 7.0 CTS display devices you have cannot configure the sender to a particular tank capacity in gallons or other units, then the data from the sender may not be han...
by jimh
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: Evinrude Part Numbers for Temperature Sensors
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Evinrude Part Numbers for Temperature Sensors

A1: I don't know the part numbers. Check with an Evinrude dealer for the part numbers. I am not a dealer and don't have access to the latest part number references. A2: I would presume the sensors would be NMEA-2000 devices. A3: I don't see any reference to having analogue inputs for temperature sen...
by jimh
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: Evinrude Part Numbers for Temperature Sensors
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Evinrude Part Numbers for Temperature Sensors

In another thread on an another topic, user alli ss asked: On an Evinrude ICON CTS 7.0 display there are three temperature readings: livewell water, seawater, and outside. Q1: What are the [Evinrude] part numbers for these sensors? Q2: Do these temperature sensors hook up to the network? Q3: Or are ...
by jimh
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E15 Fuel
Replies: 25
Views: 525

Re: E15 Fuel

Oldslowandugly wrote:... do we have to scream and yell against the implementation of E15...?


We have every right to oppose poor decisions made by politicians and bureaucrats with questionable motives and swayed by their own monetary interests and careers.
by jimh
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E15 Fuel
Replies: 25
Views: 525

Re: E15 Fuel

... why can't we...adjust the ECM...? Federal law prevents the user from altering the settings of any engine subject to exhaust gas emission regulation. Explain now the ECM should be changed and how individuals would make those changes. Explain the cost of the changes. Explain what benefit occurs f...
by jimh
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Choosing a Handheld DSC Radio
Replies: 9
Views: 86

Re: Choosing a Handheld DSC Radio

I recommend you purchase a fixed mount DSC radio for the boat. A fixed mount 25-Watt radio, powered from a large lead-acid storage battery, and connected to a fixed mount antenna will have much greater range of communication than a handheld radio. Modern DSC fixed-mount radios are very compact. A 36...
by jimh
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Choosing a Handheld DSC Radio
Replies: 9
Views: 86

Re: Choosing a Handheld DSC Radio

Does your 17-foot boat that you operate in the Gulf Stream have a fixed-mount DSC radio and fixed VHF Marine Band antenna installed already? I don't have a personal favorite handheld VHF Marine Band DSC radio. The choices are somewhat limited. I have owned both ICOM and Standard-Horizon fixed mount ...
by jimh
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E15 Fuel
Replies: 25
Views: 525

Re: E15 Fuel

If E10 has caused problems with some engines and some fuel system components, to conclude that E15 will cause those same problems and likely cause more of them is a reasonable inference. To come to that conclusion does not require rocket science. The notion that a particular substance in mixture wit...
by jimh
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Turquoise stickers
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Turquoise stickers

Back in the 1950's when I was a kid and assembling REVEL model airplanes, I used decals or wet-transfers. Decals are usually printed on a clear thin flexible background. They are wetted with water to loosen them from the backing sheet they are initially attached to. Once the bond between the decal a...
by jimh
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: ICON 7.0 CTS Doesn't Show Fuel
Replies: 25
Views: 486

Re: ICON 7.0 CTS Doesn't Show Fuel

I realize there is nothing wrong with the [ICON II BASIC EST Concealed Side Mount] controls. What I was hoping to make clear is that there is nothing wrong with the set-up of controls, fuel tank level sensors, and display devices you have chosen to use on your E-TEC G2 rigging to create an electron...
by jimh
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: ICON 7.0 CTS Doesn't Show Fuel
Replies: 25
Views: 486

Re: ICON 7.0 CTS Doesn't Show Fuel

For a complete rundown of the capabilities of the Evinrude ICON instrumentation system for E-TEC G2 engines with regard to fluid tank levels see Evinrude Displays and Fluid Tank Levels INSTANCE Settings for FLUID TANKS in E-TEC G2 Rigging In the above articles I present a comprehensive summary of th...
by jimh
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Turquoise stickers
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Turquoise stickers

Here is a color palette for the 1980's:

1980s-Color-Palette.jpg
Fig. 1. Color palette from 1980's frequently cited by many websites.
1980s-Color-Palette.jpg (6.39 KiB) Viewed 235 times


It's probably the only decade in the last century with "turquoise" as a popular color. It took a while longer for boat builders to try it.
by jimh
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 OUTRAGE Combined Sidelight Lamp replacement "light assembly"
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: 1991 OUTRAGE Combined Sidelight Lamp replacement "light assembly"

If your boat's navigation lamp was made by PERKO, I would expect you would get replacement parts from PERKO. PERKO is a very well known maker of navigation lighting gear, and they are generally in wide distribution. Please clarify what you mean by the "light assembly"? The "light"...
by jimh
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 SUPER SPORT LIMITED 15: Black Plastic Hinges
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: 1988 SUPER SPORT LIMITED 15: Black Plastic Hinges

drewread wrote:I want to find stainless steel hinges to replace the [black plastic hinges].


I was going to say that is a good decision. But with nine hinges and at $66 per hinge, that will be a $600 investment.
by jimh
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Turquoise stickers
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Turquoise stickers

publius wrote:When did Whaler quit using the turquoise hull stickers?


As soon as they realized their mistake.
by jimh
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Turquoise stickers
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Turquoise stickers

I believe Boston Whaler made four OUTRAGE 24 hulls in c.1996 with turquoise green gel coat for a particular dealer. http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/images/73/aqua24Outrage640x425.jpeg Fig. 1. One of four never to be seen again turquoise hulls made by Boston Whaler. In 1991 Boston Whaler mad...
by jimh
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Purchasing Electronics
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Purchasing Electronics

Complaints about reaching marine electronic device manufacturers by telephone for first-tier customer support for their products are common. Given the recent problems occuring with devices receiving signals from the Global Positioning System (GPS) related to the GPS Week Number Rollover event, there...
by jimh
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Removing Surface Rust on Stainless Steel
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Removing Surface Rust on Stainless Steel

The BARKEEPER'S FRIEND product contains oxalic acid. Be sure to rinse off the product after application to remove acid residue.
by jimh
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Removing Surface Rust on Stainless Steel
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Removing Surface Rust on Stainless Steel

With the proliferation of home appliances with stainless steel surfaces, there are some aerosol cleaner-polish products designed for stainless steel. I have not tried them on boat hardware. They may be useful. Example: 3M14002 Aerosol Stainless Steel / Metal Cleaner and Polish 3M 59158CC Aerosol Sta...
by jimh
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 740s Display Now Mirror Image
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 740s Display Now Mirror Image

I can't say I have seen a problem with a display spontaneously going into a mirror image (reversal of left-right scan), but I have heard of such strange behavior occurring. I don't have any insight into the mechanism for that to occur. As already mentioned, in a situation like this the best (and per...