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by jimh
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look
Replies: 19
Views: 6177

Re: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look

Cooling System The most noticeable change in the new E-TEC G2 1.9-liter engines cooling system is the provision of a hose at the front of the engine cowling for attachment of an adaptor (if desired) to permit easy connection of a garden hose. This will allow freshwater flushing of the engine withou...
by jimh
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1989 22 Outrage with Whaler Drive: Outboard Weight Capacity
Replies: 5
Views: 102

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

You can analyze the effect of added weight on a boat by understanding the method that buoyancy is produced: for every 1-lbs of weight added, the hull must sink more deeply into the water until the hull form displaces 1-bs of water. We assume the density of water is about 62.4-lbs/1-cubic-foot. If we...
by jimh
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: E-TEC Engine: Maintenance History After Ten Seasons
Replies: 14
Views: 2899

Re: E-TEC Engine: Maintenance History After Ten Seasons

Re using XD100 oil in an E-TEC at the standard oil rate setting: XD100 is a mostly-synthetic oil. It burns very cleanly, and leaves very little residue. I infer that XD100 apparently is also a very good lubricant, as Evinrude offers the option to reduce the amount of oil used if the oil is exclusive...
by jimh
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1989 22 Outrage with Whaler Drive: Outboard Weight Capacity
Replies: 5
Views: 102

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

If your boat is in the water now, observe the static water line of the boat--but observe it when you are not standing on the Whaler Drive looking over at the water line otherwise your own weight will be affecting the water line location. Then observe if the transom splash well drains on the Whaler D...
by jimh
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: E-TEC Engine: Maintenance History After Ten Seasons
Replies: 14
Views: 2899

Re: E-TEC Engine: Maintenance History After Ten Seasons

Follow-up: the 2019 boating season has ended. Here is a detailed summary of additional maintenance given to my E-TEC engine in 2019: --added XD100 oil during season, about 2.5-gallons total (see below for more about oil consumption) --added Evinrude 2+4 Fuel Conditioner, beginning in August 2019 to ...
by jimh
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Referral for Mechanic Near New York City
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: Referral for Mechanic Near New York City

I most need engine work on a 2005 Mercury 125-HP. I believe that your 2005 Mercury 125-HP engine is a four-cylinder two-stroke-power-cycle engine which used a displacement-on-demand concept, that is, the engine shut off some cylinders at low engine speeds. The implementation of this concept was ver...
by jimh
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1989 22 Outrage with Whaler Drive: Outboard Weight Capacity
Replies: 5
Views: 102

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

Ironcladjamin wrote:I found maximum weight capacity of the OUTRAGE 22 Whaler Drive as 2,655-lbs and the max power as 300-HP.


Did you find that data in the REFERENCE section article on the 22-foot hull?

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/22Outrage/
by jimh
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1989 22 Outrage with Whaler Drive: Outboard Weight Capacity
Replies: 5
Views: 102

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

Q1: What is the maximum allowed engine weight specification for a 1989 OUTRAGE 22 Whaler Drive? To the best of my knowledge--which I hope represents more or less the collected knowledge here--Boston Whaler never specified a maximum allowed engine weight for boats like a 1989 OUTRAGE 22 hull in any ...
by jimh
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Referral for Mechanic Near New York City
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: Referral for Mechanic Near New York City

Q3-repeated: Is the (now identified) OUTRAGE 17 boat on a trailer?
by jimh
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rage 15: Engine Will Not Start Due to Fuel Malfunction
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Rage 15: Engine Will Not Start Due to Fuel Malfunction

Are you using fresh fuel and not old stale gasoline? The initial post in the thread describes how the engine does fire when fuel is introduced into the combustion chamber. On that basis I don’t think that the age of the fuel as measured by the elapsed time since it was purchased could be the fundam...
by jimh
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1997 23 Conquest: Help with Plumbing and Switches
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: 1997 23 Conquest: Help with Plumbing and Switches

Your 1997 boat has been in use for 22-years with two owners, so there is really no guarantee that all the systems involving plumbing, pumps, and hoses are in factory-original condition. Owner-modifications are not always improvements of the original design. Re the two switches marked "washdown&...
by jimh
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Missing Boater - Louisiana
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Missing Boater: Michigan

There was a similar incident this August in Grand Traverse Bay. A 57-year-old local fellow went out in his 16-foot aluminum boat after launching at the Northport marina ramp about 4 p.m. When he didn't arrive at his destination in an hour, a search was begun. His boat came ashore apparently on its o...
by jimh
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Survey: Smartphone Charts
Replies: 10
Views: 3270

Re: Survey: Smartphone Charts

In the most modern smartphones, the chips are no longer just GPS-only chips. The market for smartphones in global, and makers of smartphones now use chips that support many global navigation satellite system (GNSS) constellations. It is fairly common now to have some combination of GPS, GALILEO, and...
by jimh
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: FCC Certification Procedures for VHF Marine Band Radios
Replies: 0
Views: 36

FCC Certification Procedures for VHF Marine Band Radios

As presently operating, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has for about 21-years allowed non-FCC certification bodies to provide equipment approvals in the same manner as the FCC. This policy began with the adoption on December 18, 1998 of a Report and Order (FCC 98-338) that created "...
by jimh
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Survey: Smartphone Charts
Replies: 10
Views: 3270

Re: Survey: Smartphone Charts

Jim, are you saying the GPS in a smartphone is not a fully functional GPS as used in many other GPS assisted devices? PAT--I don't have a metric to use to judge your criterion of "fully functional" for a GPS receiver. Generally a GPS receiver has only one principal function: to deduce its...
by jimh
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Appraisal 17-foot hull
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Appraisal 17-foot hull

Please note that the Boston Whaler company did not use the designator "17-foot" in 1970 to refer to their hull of 16-feet 7-inches. Boston Whaler referred to this hull as a "16" hull. In c.1976 this model hull was slightly redesigned and became the "17" hull, although t...
by jimh
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX1400 VHF Marine Band DSC Radio
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Standard-Horizon GX1400 VHF Marine Band DSC Radio

GX1400.png Standard-Horizon has added three VHF Marine Band radios with Digital Selective Calling to their line of fixed-mount 25-Watt radios. The model variations are: ⋅ GX1400 base model DSC Class-D radio; available in white or black case; ⋅ GX1400GPS adds a 66-channel interna...
by jimh
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look
Replies: 19
Views: 6177

Re: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look

Q: why is Evinrude offering a 140-HP as well as a 150-HP version of this engine? The 140-HP and 150-HP engine are not identical. In brief, the 150-HP engine has a substantially different valve arrangement, The 150-HP model will be the topic of a separate thread. I don't have any basis to know the t...
by jimh
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look
Replies: 19
Views: 6177

Re: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look

[A sidebar on the performance of a different engine on a particular boat and the intentions of a a different outboard manufacturer on choice of horsepower rating have been deleted from this discussion of the Evinrude G2 140-HP engine.]
by jimh
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: GAM Readers: Please vote in radio poll
Replies: 0
Views: 110

GAM Readers: Please vote in radio poll

If your boat has a fixed-mount VHF Marine Band radio, please vote in the poll to let me know the radio type. Visit

http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&p=29032#p29032
by jimh
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: NMEA-2000 Network; Power Isolation; Automated Power Relay
Replies: 0
Views: 35

NMEA-2000 Network; Power Isolation; Automated Power Relay

In Figure 1 (below) the NMEA-2000 network on my boat is shown in a sketch. In terms of its NMEA-2000 network, my boat is somewhat abnormal because it has the Evinrude ICON electronic shift and throttle (EST) control system. The ICON EST system isolates the usual engine NMEA-2000 interface and uses i...
by jimh
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude Fall Boat Show Promotion Offer
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Evinrude Fall Boat Show Promotion Offer

Evinrude is offering a sales incentive on new engines called the Evinrude Fall Boat Show Promotion. The short version: --buy a new and unused E-TEC or E-TEC G2 outboard engine at a participating boat show from an authorized sales representative and pick from a choice of a 7-year warranty of a riggin...
by jimh
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: SURVEY POLL: VHF Marine Band Fixed-mount Radios
Replies: 0
Views: 121

SURVEY POLL: VHF Marine Band Fixed-mount Radios

Please participate in the the above poll or survey if you have a VHF Marine Band fixed-mount radio on your boat. If you have more than one VHF radio, respond by indicating the capabilities of the best radio. If you are not sure of the status of the DSC capabilities of your radio, all VHF Marine Band...
by jimh
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 4400

Re: Battery Recommendations

Follow-up on the $20 rebate: I sent in the $20 rebate form and received a $20 check several weeks later. I am generally always skeptical about rebate offers as they usually contain very detailed qualifiers and exclusions, creating some doubt in my mind if I will ever actually receive the rebate. But...
by jimh
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look
Replies: 19
Views: 6177

Re: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look

Steering System Designators Regarding steering options and model designators: the engines with the "P" designator in the model number are one of two varieties available in the standard rotation engines. An engine with a "P" model designator is also described as a havine "Re...
by jimh
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look
Replies: 19
Views: 6177

Re: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look

Gear Oil Bottle Regarding the gear case lubricant external tank that is mounted at the rear of the engine and is visible when the Starboard cowling is removed: this tank is called the "gear oil bottle." Gear case lubricant cannot be added via the gear oil bottle; to add lubricant to the g...
by jimh
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD: 2000 Dauntless 18, 135 OptiMax, 2016 Trailer for $12,900 in Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: SOLD: 2000 Dauntless 18, 135 OptiMax, 2016 Trailer for $12,900 in Florida

I am glad to perhaps have helped you sell your boat. I thought the offer to sell was attractively priced. That probably enabled a fast sale.
by jimh
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seasonal Boating, Winterization, Storage, and Boat Size
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Seasonal Boating, Winterization, Storage, and Boat Size

If you plot annual costs as a function of length with this data 22-feet = $1000 34-feet = $10,000 41-feet = $100,000 I think you get "the hockey stick curve." I can't bring myself to leave my REVENGE sitting outdoors all winter, so I have been paying for indoor but unheated storage. That c...
by jimh
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 4400

Re: Battery Recommendations

battery24AGM.png As seen above, the battery label declares "THIN PLATE AGM 99.9% PURE LEAD" and "POWERED BY NORTHSTAR PURE LEAD AGM TECHNOLOGY" The Northstar website page on thin-plate AGM batteries says: NorthStar uses innovative Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) thin plate technology t...
by jimh
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors

...I'm not trying to be the debbie-downer and think there is a market for this and it does provide benefits, but looking at this from my angle of boating. I have similar thoughts. I am not sure the GHOST engine concept is going to hit a home run with long-time outboard engine boaters. We've got our...
by jimh
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors

I emended my initial article to remove the suggestion that the GHOST concept engine is going to be an E-TEC. I don't think that E-TEC is actually mentioned in the investor presentation about the GHOST engine. (If you search the PDF document, the word "E-TEC" does not even appear; now what ...
by jimh
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors

...[using big and hidden outboard engines to power 35-foot cabin boats] doesn't seem to have caught on all that well. The hidden part of the cited example has very little presence in boats offered today, but the concept of putting very big 350-HP outboard engines as power for 35-foot cabin boats ha...
by jimh
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors

Hi KEVIN--you have a good memory. I didn't recall either of those two applications of standard outboard engines to concealed engine placements. However, I think they are not good comparisons to the GHOST engine concept, for these reasons: --the cited examples are using the manufacturers' standard ou...
by jimh
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seasonal Boating, Winterization, Storage, and Boat Size
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Seasonal Boating, Winterization, Storage, and Boat Size

For seasonal boaters in northern climates, winter storage for boats with very complex systems is now often done in heated indoor storage. De-commissioning all the water-related systems on these big boats and re-filling with anti-freeze is a big chore. There is always some risk of missing something a...
by jimh
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 325 CONQUEST and 325 CONQUEST PILOTHOUSE
Replies: 0
Views: 52

325 CONQUEST and 325 CONQUEST PILOTHOUSE

Boston Whaler revealed two more new models at the 2019 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show: the 2020 325 CONQUEST and 325 CONQUEST PILOTHOUSE. These are 32-feet 3-inch long cabin boats with a 10-foot 8-inch beam and weigh about 14,290-lbs with engines, fuel, and water. If powered with the optiona...
by jimh
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice

A1: Lowrance HDS-8 first generation A2: yes A3: yes To give some context to A3, I am answering in the perspective of the original time of purchase. I have no regrets about the purchase I made nine years ago. If you need more perspective on why I bought the HDS-8, see my rather lengthy and detailed c...
by jimh
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seasonal Boating, Winterization, Storage, and Boat Size
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Seasonal Boating, Winterization, Storage, and Boat Size

JIMP--I suspect you seldom need air-conditioning in your local waters.
by jimh
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 405 CONQUEST
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: 405 CONQUEST

JIMP--maybe if you are working hard enough to be able to afford the 405 CONQUEST, the only vacation time you get is a long weekend. I look at these super-expensive outboard boats like this: what is the amount of fun divided by the total costs? I think I am having nearly the same amount of fun on a l...
by jimh
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 405 CONQUEST
Replies: 2
Views: 184

405 CONQUEST

Boston Whaler introduced their largest-ever cabin boat at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, a new design called the 405 CONQUEST. This new model has a length overall of 41-feet 4-inches, easily surpassing the 35-feet 11-inches of the previously biggest cabin boat, the 345 CONQUEST. W...
by jimh
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Abel Buell Map of the United States
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: The Abel Buell Map of the United States

Yes, those islands are curious. I don't think there are even any big shoals in that part of Lake Huron. The Great Lakes did not really become well charted until the 1850's. I still get a laugh from my old printed copy of Canadian chart 2286 that refers to the soundings dating from 1822. Those areas ...
by jimh
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rage 15: Engine Will Not Start Due to Fuel Malfunction
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Rage 15: Engine Will Not Start Due to Fuel Malfunction

What sort of fuel pump does the engine in the RAGE 15 that does not start have? You mention the engine has carburetors. There should be fuel in the bowls of all the carburetors. Fuel is provided to the combustion chamber be being drawn into the air stream as the intake air flows through the carburet...
by jimh
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors

Using a highly integrated outboard engine design with a particular boat will also mean that any replacement outboard engine would have to be of the same design.

There is some history for outboard engines of this type: the OMC Sea Drive engines of the 1980's.
by jimh
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 255 Conquest Windshield Leak SURVEY and eight questions
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: 2002 255 Conquest Windshield Leak SURVEY and eight questions

If you want to know the true frequency for the occurrence of leaks in a c.2002 255 CONQUEST windshield, you are going to have to collect a lot of information in order to get a statistically significant answer. I have not experienced a leak in a c.2002 255 CONQUEST, but based on my experience with bo...
by jimh
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Drain Tube Alternative for 1995 OUTRAGE 24
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Drain Tube Alternative for 1995 OUTRAGE 24

Q4. If I use a bronze through hull how do I attach a wire to it for bonding. Typically on a metal through hull there will be a large nut that threads onto the portion of the fitting that extends through the hull. The nut will be on the interior side of the hull. One means of attaching a conductor t...
by jimh
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1980 REVENGE V-22 Fuel Tank Replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: 1980 REVENGE V-22 Fuel Tank Replacement

The original fuel tank on your 1980 REVENGE was 39-years old. If the new fuel tank has a similar service life, it should be good until 2058.
by jimh
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 150 MONTAUK Purchase: Price Negotiation
Replies: 20
Views: 765

Re: 2019 150 MONTAUK Purchase: Price Negotiation

Warren Buffet once remarked: the value of a good product is how easily its price can be raised. In my opinion that is a very acute and cogent analysis. And by that analysis, the 170 MONTAUK has been a good product, as can be seen how much its prices has been raised. In my view, there is some potenti...
by jimh
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors
Replies: 10
Views: 289

BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors

In a presentation to investors and analysts on October 29, 2019, in Palm Beach, Florida, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) showed a new concept for their marine engines, developed in accordance with their strategy of being an innovative marine engine builder and to more fully integrate the outb...
by jimh
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boats In Dealer's Yard
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: Boats In Dealer's Yard

Vis-a-vis the initial comment about E-TEC engines, I want to contrast Bombardier Recreational Products with Brunswick and Yamaha, Brunswick has been changing corporate strategy in the past decade and has shed all of its non-marine businesses. It is now a corporation that is entirely in the marine bu...
by jimh
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 150 MONTAUK Purchase: Price Negotiation
Replies: 20
Views: 765

Re: 2019 150 MONTAUK Purchase: Price Negotiation

Regarding the ability to buy, own, and use a Boston Whaler boat and then sell the boat for very close to the initial purchase price: this effect is not due to some complete resistance of the Boston Whaler boat to depreciate with time, but rather due to the continually rising cost of new Boston Whale...
by jimh
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Effect on SONAR of Silt in Water
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Effect on SONAR of Silt in Water

Regarding the influence of silt in the water: I doubt that silt particles in water can cause SONAR echoes. Generally in order to create a SONAR echo, the object has to have a certain minimum size in relation to the wavelength of the SONAR pulse. If the target is small in terms of the wavelength of t...