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by jimh
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: AwlGrip Desert Tan
Replies: 6
Views: 1643

Re: AwlGrip Desert Tan

Just to clarify:

Boston Whaler calls their gel coat color Desert Tan.
Awlgrip calls their paint color Desert Sand.
An individual says a custom color was mixed specifically for him by a local paint shop and was also called Desert Sand.
by jimh
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Advice on making repairs to cracks, chips, and small holes
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Advice on making repairs

Regarding your specific question on sanding and polishing the finish top coat layer: if you choose to use a paint as the top coat layer, you cannot sand the paint. The thickness of a layer of paint is too small to permit imperfections to be removed by sanding. For advice on making repairs to a Bosto...
by jimh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Bonding Circuit
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Bonding Circuit

For more advice on how to wire a boat for grounding of the fuel system, I suggest following the advice from the American Boat and Yacht Council Recommendations, Section E-01, Bonding of Direct Current Systems. If you don't have a copy of that document you can get a copy from the federal regulations ...
by jimh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Bonding Circuit
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Bonding Circuit

...Any thoughts on if my existing setup is OEM designed or altered by a prior owner? The manner of routing the bonding circuit as shown does not look like an original installation by Boston Whaler. The several images I included above show the OEM installation of the bonding conductor on the transom...
by jimh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Top
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: MONTAUK 17 Top

Many small boats install a Bimini Top with fixed supports for the frame. Having the frame of the top have fixed supports permits the top to be folded and be stowed with the frame still erected. I use this method on my boat. The only time the frame is lowered is for trailering long distances on the h...
by jimh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Top
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: MONTAUK 17 Top

...Where can [a Bimini top on a frame that stows forward and has the hinge bases mounted on moveable tracks, as] shown in the attached image be found? A generic Bimini Top can be found at many vendors or sold directly by some manufacturers to the customer via on-line sales. These off-the-shelf prod...
by jimh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bob Dougherty, Everglades Boats
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Bob Dougherty, Everglades Boats

A long-running television show, "Nuts and Bolts of Fishing," has an archive of old programs available for streaming. Among them I found a show from several years ago in which the show visited the EVERGLADES boat plant, and the episode contained an interview on camera with Bob Dougherty. Th...
by jimh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Bonding Circuit
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Bonding Circuit

In my Outrage 22, the bonding circuit connects to a bolt in the stern splash well... I don't have any experience with the bonding circuit being connected to a bolt in the splashwell. It is very strange electrical practice to use a mechanical fastener to carry the bonding current. Usually mechanical...
by jimh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Bonding Circuit
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Bonding Circuit

I do not have an OUTRAGE 22 boat. I have a REVENGE 22 Whaler Drive. The bonding electrode is difficult to photograph on my boat because it is entirely hidden by the Whaler Drive. I will emend my earlier description of the routing of the bonding conductor. After checking some images of the transom of...
by jimh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion

Re the cited example of an E-TEC engine having "blown" at 1,100-hours: my engine presently has accumulated about 550-hours of operation in ten seasons of use, or 55-hours-per-season. Extrapolating that the engine service life will end at 1,100-hours as cited, this means I will have 1100-ho...
by jimh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 210 Dauntless Recommended Power, Effect on Resale
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: 210 Dauntless Recommended Power, Effect on Resale

Regarding the future, the VERADO four-cylinder in-line engine, and the possibility that Brunswick will halt sales of that engine: Based on the website from Brunswick for their VERADO engines as it appears today (September 23, 2018), I do not see any engines under the VERADO branding except engines i...
by jimh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion

I would like to understand the actual mechanisms for the assessing the length of an engine warranty on how long the engine is anticipated to last. As presented here, the theory is a 7-year-warranty means the engine will fail before its tenth year. If the notion implied here that a 7-year warranty is...
by jimh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion

I would be interested to see actual verified statistical data that demonstrates that an Evinrude E-TEC engine cannot last ten years, or any sort of survey data that shows that all boaters now have an expectation that Evinrude E-TEC engines will "blow" before they are ten years old. My Evin...
by jimh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 210 Dauntless Recommended Power, Effect on Resale
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: 210 Dauntless Recommended Power, Effect on Resale

The value of a 210 DAUNTLESS boat that has no T-top and has a 150-HP relative to a similar boat with 200-HP and with a T-top will be the same in the future as in the present. If the present value of a 210 DAUNTLESS boat with 150-HP and no T-top is presumed to be less than a similar boat with 200-HP ...
by jimh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 210 Dauntless Recommended Power, Effect on Resale
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: 210 Dauntless Recommended Power, Effect on Resale

The term "performance" generally is understood to mean maximum speed and the ability to acceleration. The acceleration and top speed of a boat are affected by the ratio of horsepower to total weight. As horsepower-to-weight ratio decreases, top speed decreases. If a boat of a particular we...
by jimh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Bonding Circuit
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Bonding Circuit

The purpose of the bonding circuit is to tie all the elements of the fuel system together so that there cannot be any voltage difference between them, and then tie that circuit to the sea to establish the potential of the circuit. And outboard engine boat's 12-Volt power system negative circuit is a...
by jimh
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Installation without Foam
Replies: 11
Views: 141

Re: Fuel Tank Installation without Foam

If the Moeller installation instructions require that their polyethylene fuel tanks must be installed in such a way that there is sufficient clearance around them to allow for a three-percent expansion, following that advice would be prudent. As the image (above) of a Boston Whaler boat with a polye...
by jimh
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Installation without Foam
Replies: 11
Views: 141

Re: Fuel Tank Installation without Foam

I now think that the cited three-percent allowance for expansion must be due to the actual material of the tank deforming under the load of the fuel and its weight--here assuming its a polyethylene tank, not an aluminum tank. Thanks for the pointer to the FAQ, but is there other literature, such as ...
by jimh
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Installation without Foam
Replies: 11
Views: 141

Re: Fuel Tank Installation without Foam

...you have to allow for expansion--maybe be an inch of expansion. I am not clear if you are talking about the volumetric expansion of the liquid fuel in the tank with temperature increase, of if you are talking about the the metal or other solid material from which the tank is made expanding with ...
by jimh
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 re-power
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Dauntless 16 re-power

Do anyone has experienced [a Mercury MIRAGE plus propeller]? I have been using a MIRAGE plus propeller on my boat for about nine years. I do not know between the Mirage or the tempest is the most appropriate. The MIRAGE plus propeller is a large-blade-area three-blade propeller without much rake, i...
by jimh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Installation without Foam
Replies: 11
Views: 141

Re: Fuel Tank Installation without Foam

In regard to your survey question about installing fuel tanks without surrounding foam, I don't think Boston Whaler uses foam anymore on their newer products. For pictures of the installation of a fuel tank without a foam surround, see below: http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/images/factory...
by jimh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water Dripping From Repair on Keel
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Water Dripping From Repair on Keel

Regarding the topic of this discussion, the appraisal of a boat offered for sale and the prospect of buying that boat, which has evidence of damage to the hull in the keel area, and from that damage there appears to be water dripping out, I offer this advice: proceed with caution. Areas of the hull ...
by jimh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water Dripping From Repair on Keel
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Water Dripping From Repair on Keel

Please let us remain on the topic of how to assess the boat under discussion and whether or not there is proper concern for evidence of water dripping from a repair on the hull's keel area. If it is desired to review the type of trailer best suited for use with a Boston Whaler boat, that is a differ...
by jimh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Tilt Lock Support While Trailering
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Tilt Lock Support While Trailering

...Trailer support arm, like a motor support bracker? I don't understand your question. If you are asking what I meant by the term "trailer support arm" I can explain further. By describing the device that extends from the mounting bracket as a "trailer support arm", I was tryin...
by jimh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance Announces New NMEA-2000 Sensors
Replies: 5
Views: 3279

Re: Lowrance Announces New NMEA-2000 Sensors

In updating some dead links created in this thread by the constant changing of the Lowrance website, I noted that the latest listing of NMEA-2000 sensor devices does not include a FLUID LEVEL SENSOR. I don't know if this is representative of Lowrance having stopped making this product or just sloppy...
by jimh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Leland Harbor Had Very Busy Summer
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Leland Harbor Had Very Busy Summer

The harbormaster at Leland has reported the "harbor was at capacity every night from mid-June through Labor Day." Leland is a harbor of refuge and does not have seasonal dockage leases. However, many boaters keep their boats there for long periods, paying the day rate. Despite that, there ...
by jimh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Labor Day 2018 Lake Michigan
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Labor Day 2018 Lake Michigan

A newspaper account of the weather conditions for late August in Leelanau County (which is north of Ludington) reported that at Leland the wind was measured as gusting to 65-MPH on Tuesday, August 29. The total rainfall for a seven day period [presumably the six days prior to August 30] was reported...
by jimh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 290 Outrage leaky cabin
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: 2002 290 Outrage leaky cabin

I don't own a 290 OUTRAGE, but I had a similar problem with the strange appearance of seawater on the deck in the forward cabin of my Boston Whaler boat. As APOGEE has suggested for the 290 OUTRAGE, the source of the water I kept seeing was deduced to be coming from water in the aft cockpit sumps. T...
by jimh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water in Hull
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Water in Hull

The OP has not been active on the forum for two months.
by jimh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Tilt Lock Support While Trailering
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Tilt Lock Support While Trailering

I ordered a new one: $50 for a piece of metal. Geez. As a new boater, you will need to become less concerned about the $50 cost of an OEM repair part for a 33-year-old engine. The OMC engines usually have a very nice support bracket to mechanically support the engine in a tilted-up position for tra...
by jimh
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: Remote Oil Tank Level Monitoring with ICON Pro Gauges
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Remote Oil Tank Level Monitoring with ICON Pro Gauges

NMEA-2000 Notes Note that if you do not use the NMEA-2000 convertor to create a NMEA-2000 datagram for the oil tank level, and instead you wire the tank level sender to an analogue input on the ICON Pro RPM gauge, then the oil tank level will only be available on the ICON gauges. If you use a NMEA-...
by jimh
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: Remote Oil Tank Level Monitoring with ICON Pro Gauges
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: REmote Oil Tank Level Monitoring with ICON Pro Gauges

Guidance on Evinrude part numbers for the oil tank level sensor kits is given below: Oil Tank Level Kit, 1.8 Gallon – one-engine one-oil tank (instance 0) PN 764271 Oil Tank Level Kit, 1.8 Gallon – two-engines two-oil tanks (instance 0 and 1) PN 764273 Oil Tank Level Kit, 3.0 Gallon ...
by jimh
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: Remote Oil Tank Level Monitoring with ICON Pro Gauges
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Remote Oil Tank Level Monitoring with ICON Pro Gauges

The level in an oil tank for an Evinrude E-TEC engine can be remotely monitored and displayed in several ways. In order to show oil tank level, a sensor must be added to the standard oil tank to read the tank level. The sensor will typically be a resistive type tank sensor. These sensors must be add...
by jimh
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 150 MONTAUK Hull Damage Repair
Replies: 39
Views: 898

Re: 150 MONTAUK Hull Damage Repair

...During my one tour of the Maryland plant... I think you must mean the Massachusetts plant, in Rockland. The old methods of laminating Boston Whaler boats have been refined a bit. I visited the Edgewater plant in March, 2005. I wrote an article and included several photographs of the plant, inclu...
by jimh
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: CE certification of old Whalers
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: CE certification of old Whalers

I believe that modern Boston Whaler boats, at least certain models, have been qualified for the CE mark. I suggest you limit your search for a boat to import back to Denmark to those models. I doubt that older Boston Whaler boats that were manufactured without the CE mark or even before the CE mark ...
by jimh
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: Evinrude ICON Touch 7.0 CTS Display
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Evinrude ICON Touch 7.0 CTS Display

I know that there is a very handy backlight adjustment mode which permits the [+] and [-] buttons on ICON EST controls to change the brightness setting of associated ICON displays when the engine is in the NEUTRAL gear, but usually there are other ways to adjust the backlighting level, using a contr...
by jimh
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Garlick EEz-In Swim Ladder--Free to good home
Replies: 0
Views: 79

FS: Garlick EEz-In Swim Ladder--Free to good home

For sale: a unused but older model Garlick EEz-In Swim Ladder. I got this ladder about a decade ago, hoping it would be useful for mounting on my boat. The ladder is not suitable for my boat, and my wife says it has to go. Description: this is a telescoping stainless steel swim ladder with three ste...
by jimh
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-footer Adding Cleats
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: 13-footer Adding Cleats

On my 1976 SPORT 15 boat there were originally no cleats. A previous owner apparently installed a small cleat on the gunwale tops amidships. midshipCleat.jpg The location of that cleat almost amidships was not particularly useful. Also, I did not have much confidence in the strength of the mounting ...
by jimh
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance Software Update Adds E-TEC Integration
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: Lowrance Software Update Adds E-TEC Integration

Updated the link to the Lowrance website where more information is available. Also noted three different versions available, with some versions appearing to omit the Evinrude integration feature. Also, one user with a Lowrance HDS Gen3 reports the updater actually does provide Evinrude E-TEC G2 engi...
by jimh
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Mercury 40-Ampere Stator and Capacitor Discharge Ignition
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Mercury 40amp stator design plus ignition

Thank you for the very interesting information. I had heard about "high speed" and "low speed" stators used on Mercury outboard engines, but had no real understanding of how they worked. Can you share any photographs of your rebuilt coils? Can you give us a sketch of the alternat...
by jimh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion

I think it is better to just drink the tea than to try to read the tea leaves.
by jimh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Dual-circuit Battery Switches
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: Automatic Comber Relay Packaged with Battery Switch

Thanks for your notice that you plan in the future to install a second battery and to purchase a Blue Sea Systems battery switch and automatic combiner relay sold at retail in a single package. After you have installed the Blue Sea Systems battery switch, let us know how the installation went and ho...
by jimh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Refurbishment: 1992 E-Z-LOADER
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Ratings for Winch, Strap, Hook

This is a excerpt from the Dutton-Lainson owner's manual for the DL3200A winch: WINCH MOUNTING AND CABLE ATTACHMENT – For maximum strength and safety, (and compliance with SAE Standard J1853) this winch should be mounted with three 3/8-inch or M10 bolts, washers, and lock washers. (Use grade 5 or 8 ...
by jimh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Refurbishment: 1992 E-Z-LOADER
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Replacement Tongue Jack, Fenders, Tires, etc.

TOM--I have new tongue jack on the trailer, too. The old one fell off while heading south on Interstate-75 several years ago. I needed a replacement in a hurry so I got one at the local West Marine store. I don't remember the brand. Also relatively new on the trailer are the fenders. For several yea...
by jimh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 150 MONTAUK Hull Damage Repair
Replies: 39
Views: 898

Re: 150 MONTAUK Hull Damage Repair

...The local dealer thought maybe the piece of plastic was blown in while coating the boat hull. I don't agree with that speculation. I don't think there are high wind or air currents in the laminate booths. If there were large air currents that can blow in material from adjacent work areas, there ...
by jimh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 SUPER SPORT 15 Re-power; Five Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: 1988 SUPER SPORT 15 Re-power; Five Questions

For reports from other owners on the performance of a SUPER SPORT 15, read the more than 200 articles found with this link, a search of the forum archives:

LINK to SEARCH RESULTS
by jimh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 SUPER SPORT 15 Re-power; Five Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: 1988 SUPER SPORT 15 Re-power; Five Questions

With the Evinrude E-TEC engine there is only 8-lbs difference between the 40-HP (232 lbs) and the 60-HP (240 lbs) This is not quite true. The 40-HP and 60-HP engines weigh the same, 240-lbs, when both are configured for remote steering and controls. The two engines have the same power head and gear...
by jimh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Identify 21 or 22-foot Hull Model; Change Location of Cleats
Replies: 22
Views: 763

Re: Identify 21 or 22-foot Hull Model; Change Location of Cleats

There are many images of a Boston Whaler Commercial and Government Products GUARDIAN 22 boat shown in CETACEA. See CETACEA pages 10 and 12. See http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/cetaceaPage10.html and http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/cetaceaPage12.html The engine splashwell configurat...
by jimh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Evinrude 7-Year Warranty Promotion

Evinrude is offering seven-year engine warranty coverage on new E-TEC engines purchased between August 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018. For details and limitations, see

https://www.evinrude.com/content/dam/evinrude/Global/MY2017/Documents/Promotions/evi_fall18_tear_en.pdf
by jimh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Identify 21 or 22-foot Hull Model; Change Location of Cleats
Replies: 22
Views: 763

Re: Outrage 22 Wood Location Diagram and Cleat Location

The more recently posted images show that lockers in the bow appear to be molded into the hull. That disqualifies the V-20 as a possible model for this hull. Most OUTRAGE 22 hulls had a narrow sink-type splashwell. Only OUTRAGE 22 boats molded after c.1990 have the full width engine splashwell. In o...