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by jimh
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-power 1987 OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Re-power 1987 OUTRAGE 18

Regarding used E-TEC engines, see my compilation of model year changes to the legacy E-TEC engines in the period 2008 to 2012 to get an idea of what might have changed from a c.2007 engine:

E-TEC Model Year Changes
http://continuouswave.com/whaler/refere ... anges.html
by jimh
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lake Michigan Water Level
Replies: 17
Views: 17142

Re: Lake Michigan Water Level

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers chart below shows the observed water levels through February 2020 for Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, and shows predicted water levels for later this year. USACE_MichiganHuronWaterLevels.png USACE_MichiganHuronWaterLevels.Detail.jpg As the chart shows, the present wint...
by jimh
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Reversible Pilot Seat Legs Group Buy
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Reversible Pilot Seat Legs

See the prior discussion in THE GAM from the old forum in 2003 on this topic for more information:

Reversible Pilot Seat Legs
http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/004236.html
by jimh
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1989 22 Outrage with Whaler Drive: Outboard Weight Capacity
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: 1989 22 Outrage with Whaler Drive: Outboard Weight Capacity

The OP choose E-TEC G2 Three-cylinder 150-HP engines to re-power. See the new thread discussing the performance.
by jimh
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1989 22 Outrage Whaler Drive: Re-power with Twin E-TEC G2 150-HP
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: 1989 22 Outrage Whaler Drive Re-power

Congratulations on the re-power with the twin 150-HP E-TEC G2 three-cylinder engines. And thanks for the follow-up from the prior discussion about engine weights. What was the top boat speed before the re-power when the boat had the twin 150-HP carburetor engines? What was the weight of those engine...
by jimh
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outrage 22 WD Super Console T-Top Cover
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Outrage 22 WD Super Console T-Top Cover

Commission a local canvas artisan to make a cover to your specifications. I would anticipate the cost will be in the range of $1,000 to $1,700. A good material is Glen Raven Mills SUNBRELLA in their color PACIFIC BLUE. Boat canvas made with this material will have an excellent service life. Choose t...
by jimh
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: c.2000 Conquest 21 Short Production Lifespan
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: c.2000 Conquest 21 Short Production Lifespan

Re the 235 CONQUEST: when I visited Boston Whaler in Edgewater, they had just introduced the 235 CONQUEST. I was able to check out the last pre-production hull that was in the custom shop getting a few tweaks. I thought it was a great boat. The only problem was the price tag. I saw them a year later...
by jimh
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1993 Dauntless 15: Repower and gelcoat cracks
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: 1993 Dauntless 15: Repower and gelcoat cracks

I recommend you contact Boston Whaler customer service at the factory in Edgewater, Florida. They should be able to tell you the gel coat color. But better call them soon, as the old-timers of Boston Whaler who know that sort of detailed information about older boats are starting to retire. Most lik...
by jimh
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Triple and Quad Outboard Sightings
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Triple and Quad Outboard Sightings

I watch a lot of cable sport channel television, particularly FOX Sports channels. HONDA is advertising very prominently on those programs. They are the only engine brand I see advertising on cable TV. I have only seen one SUZUKI engine in the Great Lakes--on Dave's PAU HANA OUTRAGE V-20. That's bee...
by jimh
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Analog Tachometer for Smartcraft
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: Analog Tachometer for Smartcraft

I am sorry I couldn't be more helpful, but, as you mention, on-line information from the OEM (Mercury) seems hard to find and in short supply. And I don't own any modern Mercury FOURSTROKE engines, so I don't have first-hand experience with them. It may be possible that in the particular engine you ...
by jimh
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whaler News, January 1991
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Whaler News, January 1991

A generous participant recently sent me a box of old Boston Whaler catalogues and other literature. I found several copies of "Whaler News" in the collection. I thought the January 1991 edition, from which I have extracted the lead article and reproduced it above, would be interesting to r...
by jimh
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whaler News, January 1991
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Whaler News, January 1991

[This post reproduces the Boston Whaler newsletter and its lead story--jimh] whalerNews.jpg Here's a peek at the new Whalers for the 90's This year is an important one for Boston Whaler and Boston Whaler owners. We are introducing more new boats in 1991 that at any other time in our history, and we ...
by jimh
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX2400GPS VHF DSC Radio
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Standard-Horizon GX2400GPS VHF DSC Radio

In their 2020 Marine Communications Products Catalog ( available on-line ) Standard-Horizon is showing a "new for 2020" VHF Marine Band Fixed-mount Digital Selective Calling radio, designated model GX2400GPS. I don't see this radio on the FCC website for approved devices, so perhaps its ac...
by jimh
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Analog Tachometer for Smartcraft
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: Analog Tachometer for Smartcraft

I'm assuming [the tachometer would be connected to]...a harness from the purple connector... I doubt that the "purple connector" is a point of attachment for a tachometer. What is shown appears to me to be a network hub. The unused ports are probably capped with a terminator or a weather-...
by jimh
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Analog Tachometer for Smartcraft
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: Analog Tachometer for Smartcraft

An analog or conventional tachometer needs three connections: power, ground, and tachometer signal. In marine outboard engine wiring, the conductors are usually identified by wire insulation color: VIOLET = switched 12-Volt positive from ignition key switch in the RUN and START positions BLACK or YE...
by jimh
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Triple and Quad Outboard Sightings
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Triple and Quad Outboard Sightings

Here in the Great Lakes I seldom see any outboard-engine boats with triple or quad engines. You must be in VERADO country. I hardly see any single-engine VERADO boats. The biggest engine rigging I recall seeing recently was a very nice set-up on a PURSUIT 32-foot express with twin Yamaha F350: Pursu...
by jimh
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1992 27 OFFSHORE Twin E-TEC 250-HP Engines
Replies: 5
Views: 5847

Re: 1992 27 OFFSHORE Twin E-TEC 250-HP Engines

Re comparing fuel economy: the two boats are described in completely different units of fuel economy. The usual units for fuel economy used throughout the website are to give the distance in statute miles achieved with consumption of one U.S. gallon of fuel. Stating fuel economy in the reciprocal un...
by jimh
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1992 27 OFFSHORE Twin E-TEC 250-HP Engines
Replies: 5
Views: 5847

Re: 1992 27 OFFSHORE Twin E-TEC 250-HP Engines

Re the influence of a Whaler Drive: Adding a Whaler Drive to a hull normally configured with a notched transom will add two to three-feet to the hull overall length. The Whaler Drive includes a significant buoyancy box, which remains in the water when the boat is on plane. As a result, the now longe...
by jimh
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Updating Seating for 15' Center Console Sport
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Updating Seating for 15' Center Console Sport

This post should elicit many comments, because everyone who has ever owned a classic 15-footer has modified the seating because the original wood thwart seats were too low. Look at some ideas shown in Cetacea Page 28 December 02, 2000 Clark Roberts and the boats of The Spruce Creek Navy http://conti...
by jimh
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First time buyer: 190 Montauk Ride
Replies: 19
Views: 311

Re: Estimating Speed of 190 MONTAUK with Five Aboard and 115-HP

The Boston Whaler performance report shows the 190 MONTAUK with a 115-HP FOURSTROKE CommandThrust is a 41-MPH boat. Based on my own use of my boat, I can tell you that the amount of time underway when my boat is going 41-MPH is minuscule--less than one-percent of the time. If a top speed of 41-MPH i...
by jimh
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD: 1997 Outrage 24 $16,500 Long Island, New York
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: SOLD: 1997 Outrage 24 $16,500 Long Island, New York

FINA--congratulations on the sale. I thought the boat was beautiful and the asking price very attractive.
by jimh
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1993 Dauntless 15: Repower and gelcoat cracks
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: 1993 Dauntless 15: Repower and gelcoat cracks

Thanks for posting the boat's federal hull identification number or HIN. As you may know, the HIN contains information about model year. I decode your boat's HIN according to the method I describe in the FAQ answer to Question-2 as follows: BWC = the manufacturer identity code (MIC) for Boston Whale...
by jimh
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First time buyer: 190 Montauk Ride
Replies: 19
Views: 311

Re: First time buyer and 190 Montauk

Regarding Boston Whaler boats, their prices, and their value, in relation to other brand choices: Going back 40-years ago, to c.1980, there is no doubt that Boston Whaler boats were quite expensive compared to other brands. But in the last 40-years, those low-priced and low-quality boat brands have ...
by jimh
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First time buyer: 190 Montauk Ride
Replies: 19
Views: 311

Re: First time buyer and 190 Montauk

Regarding the ride quality of a 19-foot boat going into head seas with closely spaced waves: I would like to relate an anecdote I observed first-hand many years ago while out in a bay--in this case Georgian Bay--in a Boston Whaler OUTRAGE 18. We had quite a crowd aboard--four adults as I remember. W...
by jimh
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1969 SUPER SPORT 13, Mercury 25-HP FOURSTROKE; Propeller; Power Trim
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: 1969 SUPER SPORT 13, Mercury 25-HP FOURSTROKE; Propeller; Power Trim

Perhaps two propellers will be needed. One for boating alone and need maximum speed. Another for boating with three or four aboard and needing the ability to get the boat on plane. Aluminum propellers in this size are not very expensive.
by jimh
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Auxiliary Engine Throttle Controls with TrollMaster or iTroll
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Auxiliary Engine Throttle Controls with TrollMaster or iTroll

See an article in REFERENCE that describes using a non-OEM remote throttle control by TrollMaster: http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/170Auxiliary.html The author gives information about his experience with a Trolllmaster. There is really nothing specific to a Boston Whaler boat about either...
by jimh
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2020 170 MONTAUK II in Whalertowne Blue
Replies: 10
Views: 1085

Re: 2020 170 MONTAUK II in Whalertowne Blue

I just spoke with Bart at Whalertowne: this custom blue-interior 170 MONTAUK II is still available.
by jimh
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: c.2000 Conquest 21 Short Production Lifespan
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Conquest 21 Short Production Lifespan

I am not aware of any design flaw in the CONQUEST 21 nor of any particular "reputation" associated with it, other than being a Boston Whaler boat and inheriting all of those reputations, true and false, that accompany a Boston Whaler boat. I do observe that the decade of the 1990's was a v...
by jimh
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1969 SUPER SPORT 13, Mercury 25-HP FOURSTROKE; Propeller; Power Trim
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: 1969 SUPER SPORT 13, Mercury 25-HP FOURSTROKE; Propeller; Power Trim

Nota Bene: this thread is discussing selecting a propeller for a particular engine and boat combination. Let us stick to the topic.
by jimh
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: c.2000 Conquest 21 Short Production Lifespan
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Conquest 21 Short Production Lifespan

I doubt anyone outside of Boston Whaler senior management knows the particulars of the decision to stop producing the CONQUEST 21 in c.2001. As speculated above, low sales volume may have been an influence. The CONQUEST 21 appears to have used an Accutrack (sometimes AccuTrack) hull. That hull was i...
by jimh
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 19
Views: 422

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

My second-hand information about the cause of a varnish finish peeling is from moisture in the wood. Any moisture in the wood tends to break the adhesion between the varnish and the wood, lifting the varnish finish layer away from the wood. You can't just finish one side of a hatch, because water ca...
by jimh
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 19
Views: 422

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

Natural oil based varnish has a rather good track record for being a resilient finish for wood on boats.
by jimh
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 19
Views: 422

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

WEST System epoxy will yellow with exposure to sunlight.
by jimh
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 Montauk Boat Cover Dimensions
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: 170 Montauk Boat Cover Dimensions

I would anticipate that the cover would be a somewhat complex shape, and not easy to describe. Are you just looking for a length and width dimension?
by jimh
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Suzuki 90
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Suzuki 90

If the engine is a DF90 four-stroke-power-cycle, then its restoration to good running conditions is even more encouraged.
by jimh
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 19
Views: 422

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

I acquired my Sport 15 with no forward anchor locker cover. My 1976 SPORT 15 also came to me with a lost OEM anchor locker cover. In the early models the cover was just held in place by gravity. They had a tendency to be lost. I made [a replacement anchor locker cover] out of glassed-over plywood.....
by jimh
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Suzuki 90
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Suzuki 90

If your future plans for the boat are for water skiing, you may want to increase the engine to more than 90-HP. If the older SUZUKI engine is a two-stroke-power-cycle engine with carburetors, you certainly want the engine to be in excellent tune, with fresh spark plugs, with the carburetors clean an...
by jimh
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1974 MONTAUK 17 Center Console and Seat
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: 1974 MONTAUK 17 Center Console and Seat

You mention that you removed the wood backing, but the illustrations you added appear to show the wood backing in place. I don’t know what inference to draw from the illustrations. Please give them captions to explain what is to be illustrated by the images.
by jimh
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1974 MONTAUK 17 Center Console and Seat
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: 1974 MONTAUK 17 Center Console and Seat

Here are my suggestions: --if you add an image to your post, give the image a caption. --if you have a specific question, ask a specific question. --use WEST System epoxy as an adhesive and means of making wood waterproof. —if you mention a product give the exact name of the product, not just the ge...
by jimh
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Suzuki 90
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Suzuki 90

If the cost is to be as much as $30,000, I would expect that any boat powered by a 90-HP engine could be replaced with a new boat along with a new engine.
by jimh
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1969 SUPER SPORT 13, Mercury 25-HP FOURSTROKE; Propeller; Power Trim
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: 1969 SUPER SPORT 13, Mercury 25-HP FOURSTROKE; Propeller; Power Trim

Here are several prior discussion on the topic of 13-foot hull trim. Here is an interesting one:

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/007445.html


You can find more with a Google search using this argument:

site:continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4 13-footer bottom hook
by jimh
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1969 SUPER SPORT 13, Mercury 25-HP FOURSTROKE; Propeller; Power Trim
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: 1969 SUPER SPORT 13, Mercury 25-HP FOURSTROKE; Propeller; Power Trim

Consider the propeller selection problem with the Crouch's Calculator approach of first estimating the top speed likely to occur with a 25-HP engine on a boat with a total weight of 1,400-lbs and a hull factor of 180; with those parameters the Crouch method predicts 24-MPH. Since the 9.5-pitch prope...
by jimh
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1969 SUPER SPORT 13, Mercury 25-HP FOURSTROKE; Propeller; Power Trim
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: 1969 SUPER SPORT 13, Mercury 25-HP FOURSTROKE; Propeller; Power Trim

What is the recommended full throttle range for the engine under discussion? Let me guess the engine speed range will be around 5,500-RPM, which should be easy for a small four-stroke-power-cycle engine to accelerate to. With a 1.92:1 gear ratio, a 9.5-inch pitch propeller with 10-percent slip would...
by jimh
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2006 210 VENTURA--Source for Replacement Vinyl
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: 2006 210 VENTURA--Source for Replacement Vinyl

By any chance, are the "vinyl safety rails" actually the cockpit gunwale coaming cushions or bolsters?
by jimh
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: Frequent Login Requirement
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Frequent Login Requirement

I am trying to fix the problem. It's caused by promiscuous bots launching hundreds of sessions.
by jimh
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1969 SUPER SPORT 13, Mercury 25-HP FOURSTROKE; Propeller; Power Trim
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: 1969 SUPER SPORT 13, Mercury 25-HP FOURSTROKE; Propeller; Power Trim

Q2: how much does the tilt angle matter? The engine trim is important, and that is why it is adjustable. Without power trim most engines provide a range of fixed down-trim positions that can be selected mechanically. Power trim-tilt is also nice if the boat is operated by someone who is not strong ...
by jimh
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1969 SUPER SPORT 13, Mercury 25-HP FOURSTROKE; Propeller; Power Trim
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: 1969 SUPER SPORT 13, Mercury 25-HP FOURSTROKE; Propeller; Power Trim

Kenb wrote:Q1: How much does adjusting trim help for varying loads?


On a 13-footer I would expect having power trim would be a luxury. You don't really adjust trim to compensate for increased weight load on the boat. You adjust trim to help keep the boat's planing angle in a good range.
by jimh
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1969 SUPER SPORT 13, Mercury 25-HP FOURSTROKE; Propeller; Power Trim
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: SUPER SPORT 13 with Mercury 25-HP FOURSTROKE; Propeller; Power Trim

There is no way to predict the performance and the optimum propeller without additional information.

Q3: What is the gear ratio of the engine?

Q4: What is the maximum recommended engine speed?

Q5: What is the recommended full-throttle engine speed range?
by jimh
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2006 210 VENTURA--Source for Replacement Vinyl
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: 2006 210 VENTURA--Source for Replacement Vinyl

Is there a common name for the part behind the driver seat that prevents one from falling overboard while fishing?
by jimh
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 13-footer Weight
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: 13-footer Weight

On YouTube there are many presentations showing boats—usually rather large yachts—being lifted by a single point lift, and then falling off the lift into the sea, usually with catastrophic outcomes.