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by jimh
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine Mounting Bolt Torque
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Engine Mounting Bolt Torque

The engine mounting nuts are usually elastic stop nuts. Too much tightening can begin to compress the transom. You are working steel against fiberglass with foam and wood interior. Don't crush the transom fiberglass.
by jimh
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 FRONTIER 25 Rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: 1986 FRONTIER 25 Rebuild

I am somewhat amazed that you could separate the wood backing reinforcement from the fiberglass molded deck sections, leaving the wood apparently very intact. The bond between the wood and the fiberglass deck must not have been very strong, and the wood must have been in reasonably good shape in ord...
by jimh
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Holsclaw Trailer
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Holsclaw Trailer

I suspect that Boston Whaler fiberglass boats have greater durability than Holsclaw boat trailers. Also, since Boston Whaler boats were not made until c.1960, there is no particular reason why you'd need a 1940's Holsclaw boat trailer to transport one. I don't see much demand for original, vintage, ...
by jimh
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1993 Dauntless 15
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: 1993 Dauntless 15

Sorry for the confusion about the DAUNTLESS 15 hull weight. The actual specifications from the 1994 catalogue indicate a bare hull weight was 730-lbs. Using a rough estimate of double the hull weight, we'd have say 1,500-lbs and 70-HP, which would suggest top speed around 39-MPH for a hull coefficie...
by jimh
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1993 Dauntless 15
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: 1993 Dauntless 15

Q4: ...how does a 1993 DAUNTLESS 15 perform with a Yamaha F70? A4: Generally the PERFORMANCE of a particular boat and engine combination would be discussed in the PERFORMANCE forum. You can make an inference about the performance based on the specifications for maximum and minimum recommended power...
by jimh
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1993 Dauntless 15
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: 1993 Dauntless 15

I don't have experience with repairs to the deck or hull of Boston Whaler [Unibond hull] boats. For advice on making repairs to Boston Whaler boat Unibond hulls, I recommend you read several articles on that topic. Here are three in perhaps the most logical order to read: INSTRUCTIONS -- HULL PATCH...
by jimh
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive

That you are able to buy a used engine that is still covered by a warranty from the manufacturer is a very nice enhancement. Engines sold with long warranty coverage periods and with warranty terms that allow the transfer of the warranty to any subsequent owners of the engine are very good enhanceme...
by jimh
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Best Bottom Paint
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Best Bottom Paint

Generally the owner's manual for a Boston Whaler boat will have excellent advice about bottom painting, what should be done in preparation, use of epoxy-barrier coats, and so on. I don't have the specific owner's manual for your specific boat, but here is what Boston Whaler recommended for decades t...
by jimh
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: RS-232 to E-TEC EMM Cable
Replies: 5
Views: 10310

Re: RS-232 to E-TEC EMM Cable

I have made a new batch of RS-232 to E-TEC EMM cables. Due to increase in costs for postage and components, the cable price with shipping included is now $44, the first price increase in 11 years. To order a cable, please contact me via email at jimh@continuouswave.com and use the SUBJECT line in yo...
by jimh
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive

Acseatsri wrote:[ASIDE on another engine on a different boat]...


I would not be guided too much by reports about performance with a different engine on a different boat. Boats with a Whaler Drive are substantially different boats than the same hull with a notched transom.
by jimh
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive

Well, thanks for all the advice. I certainly didn’t mean to open the proverbial can-of-worms with my first post. You didn't open any can of worms. The thread was dragged way off-topic by some irrational comments. Ax-grinding is not particularly useful information and I have deleted all of it from t...
by jimh
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 692

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

Re trailer weight rating: there are generally two weight ratings: the maximum total weight for the trailer and its load, or the maximum weight for the load. When a particular weight is cited, it must be clear which particular category is being cited. To say the trailer is rated for, say, 3,000-lbs, ...
by jimh
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS:1997 Dauntless 17 Dual Console
Replies: 1
Views: 2135

Re: FS:1997 Dauntless 17 Dual Console

Contact the seller by the method indicated above to inquire with the seller about the status of this sale.

Thread closed.
by jimh
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1980 Newport 17 Transom Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: 1980 Newport 17 Transom Replacement

ASIDE: If the 1980 17-footer you refer to as a NEWPORT model has a center console, then the boat is no longer a NEWPORT. Is the center console a Boston Whaler center console? Was the boat built with the center console by Boston Whaler? If so, you may have a hybrid of a NEWPORT and a MONTAUK, often c...
by jimh
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1980 Newport 17 Transom Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: 1980 Newport 17 Transom Replacement

CHIP--I understand that you are able to interpret the sound of a hammer striking the transom as an indicator of water in the wood reinforcement imbedded in the transom. Please explain more about the method you are using to interpret the sound. Have you verified the method? That is, have you inspecte...
by jimh
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a 1960's Boston Whaler
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Buying a 1960's Boston Whaler

Boston Whaler boats made in the 1960's are now going to be 50 to 60-years-old, and any wooden components on those boats could be missing. It would be the exception to find a 50 to 60-year-old Boston Whaler boats with all the original wood components intact and in pristine condition.
by jimh
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a 1960's Boston Whaler
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Buying a 1960's Boston Whaler

Q2: Is the only way to confirm [that a 1960-boat has mahogany] to check the HIN? Q3: To make sure the boat was built as either a Sakonnet, Nauset, or Eastport? A2: there is no federal hull identification number or HIN on any Boston Whaler boats in the 1960's because the requirement for a HIN did no...
by jimh
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a 1960's Boston Whaler
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Buying a 1960's Boston Whaler

Q1: Would any 16-foot 1960 boat have mahogany? A1: the 16-foot Boston Whaler boat was first offered in 1961. The history of the 16-foot hull is given in the REFERENCE article about the 16-foot (later 17-foot) hull at The 16/17-foot Hull http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/16-17/ A buyer coul...
by jimh
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1980 Newport 17 Transom Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Newport 17 transom replacement

Contact your nearest Boston Whaler dealer for a recommended shop to replace the transom on you Boston Whaler 17-foot Unibond hull. The dealer may have his own hull repair shop, but if not, the dealer probably can recommend someone.

Q1: why do you expect the transom to need replacement in the future?
by jimh
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: U. S. Military Conducting GPS Jamming Test
Replies: 0
Views: 56

U. S. Military Conducting GPS Jamming Test

On January 16, 17, 18, 23, and 24, 2020 the U. S. Navy will be conducting tests of GPS jamming and warns that reception and use of GPS signals for navigation may be unreliable or unavailable over a large area of the Atlantic off the coast of Florida and inland hundreds of miles in the southeast U.S....
by jimh
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

Acseatsri wrote:...XD100...


I use XD100, but I kept the oil rate at the normal “any TCW3 oil” setting. My 2010 model year E-TEC has a different oil distribution system than earlier model-year engines.
by jimh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 692

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

I like the latest candidate. It is at a ramp, so it has been launched off a trailer, not kept in the water--that is a plus for me. No owner-added T-Top; another plus for me. The older Yamaha 150 two-stroke-power-cycle engine is a classic outboard. I think they could run forever with proper fuel, goo...
by jimh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 692

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

With a 19ft boat you'd most likely have a tandem axle trailer. The need for a tandem-axle trailer would depend on the total boat weight. Many OUTRAGE 18 boats have been towed on single-axle trailers. If the "19ft" boat is a Boston Whaler OUTRAGE 19 II, the dry hull weighs 1,900-lbs. With ...
by jimh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

[The HONDA BF250 is] by far the quietest engine I've ever run and has operated flawlessly for near 700 hours now... My legacy E-TEC 225-HP is by far the quietest outboard I have ever run and has operated flawlessly for near 700 hours. Also, at no time during my 11-years of owning and running my E-T...
by jimh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

Acseatsri wrote:"Honda has never made a 2 stroke.


I think the equivalent logic is: the Russians have orbited more pure-bred dogs than any other nation.
by jimh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive

[Note: I have deleted two posts and warned the poster. This thread is will please remain on topic. --jimh]
by jimh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

quickenberger wrote:The dealers have said the lower power outboards have better reliability than the 250 to 300-HP outboards.


Interesting. Maybe that is why the USCG keeps ordering the BF225 instead of the BF250.
by jimh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

..Suzuki seems to cost appreciably less per horsepower than any other major brand- Tohatsu and Honda had minimal presence at the show, mainly just low horsepower motors. Those observations concur with my general impressions: --SUZUKI generally is a lower-cost engine compared to Yamaha and others; b...
by jimh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 692

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

Jefecinco wrote:Bluewaterpirate frequently fishes far offshore in the Atlantic with a Dauntless....


The cited example involves a VERY MUCH DIFFERENT boat than the 17 DAUNTLESS under discussion. The other boat is five-feet longer and has much different hull design.
by jimh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 692

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

Your comparison should be: OUTRAGE 19 II is worth about $7,000 more than a DAUNTLESS 17 The value of the T-Top ranges from -2,000 to +1,000 dollars, depending on your view of the usefulness of a T-Top. In my view, non-OEM, added T-Tops are generally suspicious components, particularly in regard to h...
by jimh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 692

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

In the illustration above shown a view of the c.1992 OUTRAGE 19 II boat from astern, due to the exposure and the lighting, I cannot distinguish clearly if the the transom through-hull drains are above the water line. If the drains are immersed in the sea, and if the boat has been kept in the water, ...
by jimh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 692

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

I am familiar with both boats. My very strong preference would be for the c.1992 OUTRAGE 19 II with Yamaha F150, even at a premium of $5,000 over the other boat, assuming both are in equally good condition. As Phil has mentioned, the fuel tank is sealed in place under the deck. This design has advan...
by jimh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

...I just think people should be aware that a lot of [E-TEC] engines, especially pre-2008, are time bombs... Thanks for this further characterization of the E-TEC engine as a bomb counting down to explosion. I will be looking into getting a set of flak jackets for myself, crew, and all passengers f...
by jimh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

Jefecinco wrote:I'm interested to know why the lubrication supply to the wrist pin on your E-TEC failed.


Maybe the lubricating oil was not very good lubricating oil.
by jimh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

How many of [your friends boats with E-TEC engines] have over 1000 hours on the [E-TEC engine]? I do not have that information. That information is not essential because I just learned that all E-TEC engines will fail after 600-hours by exploding. As a friend, I will be in contact with all E-TEC ow...
by jimh
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

Apparently, from testimony that has been given, I now understand: --All E-TEC engine will catastrophically fail (that is, they will explode) after 600-hours --All four-stroke-power-cycles will run without any problems to at least 3,000-hours. I am going to have to immediately contact my good friends...
by jimh
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 692

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

With your interest apparently mostly related to angling, a MONTAUK 17 with a 60-HP would likely be sufficiently powered for your use. You might find these remarks about engine weight and engine horsepower for the classic MONTAUK 17 to be interesting: Storm Story: July 17, 2006, Manitoulin Island htt...
by jimh
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 525

Re: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement

ZAG--thanks for the follow up narrative on the process of removing and replacing the power steering hoses from the helm pump at the console to the boost pump in a stern compartment of your 210 OUTRAGE boat. Based on the comment you mention from the Mercury service manager, replacement of these hoses...
by jimh
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 525

Re: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement

vze2gbs4 wrote:I replaced [two]...


What does "two" refer to? Hose sets?
by jimh
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

Generally a good method to detect excessive brand loyalty is to examine statements made about brands for irrational content.
by jimh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 525

Re: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement

I have no real knowledge, but in a power hydraulic steering system a "damper" sounds like a component that might absorb a pressure wave that might occur when the boost pump first comes on. It would be something akin to the short tube extensions on hot and cold water outlets that feed a was...
by jimh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

Evinrude is not giving away 10 year warranties out of the goodness of their hearts. There's a reason why they extended it. Yes. Clearly the reason Evinrude can offer a 10-year-warranty is because they expect their costs for repair under the warranty to be low, due to the excellent reliability of th...
by jimh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Setting up new trailer for 1986 18' Outrage help
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Setting up new trailer for 1986 18' Outrage help

Numbering the bunk positions seen in the illustration (Figure 1 above) from left to right as 1-2-3-4, it appears that bunks 1 and 3 are longer than 2 and 4. Maybe the previously owner put the trailer together and got the bunks mixed up. I would expect positions 1 and 4 (outer pair) to be the same le...
by jimh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 692

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

By the way, since you already own a nice Yamaha F60, you could move that engine to a MONTAUK 17. It won't be a rocket ship, but it will get on plane. Also, I owned a SPORT 15 for several years. It was also my first Boston Whaler. I had a blast with the SPORT 15, and we trailered it all over the Grea...
by jimh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 692

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

NICK--thanks for clearing up the misunderstanding I created.
by jimh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 692

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

The OUTRAGE 18 hull is not precisely similar to a MONTAUK 17. The OUTRAGE 18 hull is a moderate V-hull, while the MONTAUK 17 has a rounded hull at the stern. They two hull designs are substantially different. The reason the MONTAUK 17 has an odd length number and the OUTRAGE 18 has an even length nu...
by jimh
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

I re-powered by REVENGE 22 Walk-Through Whaler Drive boat in 2009 with an E-TEC 225. The REVENGE 22 Whaler Drive is somewhat akin to the 23 WALKAROUND Whaler Drive, although the hull form of the 22 is probably easier to get onto plane due to a flatter V-hull. The 22 hull is 13-inches shorter and has...
by jimh
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Repowering 1992 23 Walkaround

Running twin 150-HP was done on many legacy rigs of boats rated for 300-HP, but those installation pre-date the appearance of modern, reliable, and efficient 300-HP outboard engines. See a 14-year-old thread on that topic: Twin 150-HP: A Thing of the Past http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/00...
by jimh
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

My [E-TEC 225-HP engine] blew at 1,100 hours, the highest known hours I've seen on an original powerhead... I have seen E-TEC engines in commercial service with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers run well over 1,700-hours without any failures back in 2010. I am sure there are many E-TEC engines with ...
by jimh
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 525

Re: 210 Outrage - Verado Power Steering Hose Replacement

Q6: is there a possibility that the leak in the metal fitting was caused by vibration and metal fatigue? A small crack in the hose would allow hydraulic fluid to escape. The fluid is probably hygroscopic and would attract water. The water then causes rust. If there is vibration, consider putting a d...