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by jimh
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Accessory Switch Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Accessory Switch Replacement

The vendor linked below may stock CONTURA switch actuator covers with common legends (such as HORN): New Wre Marine https://newwiremarine.com/marine-grade-switches/contura-ii/ I like their switch for HORN because it has a distinctive red cover, making it easy to find on the panel: HORN Switch https:...
by jimh
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Accessory Switch Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Accessory Switch Replacement

Here is a BLUE SEA SYSTEMS part number for a CONTURA II Black, non-illuminated switch with action OFF-ON(momentary) https://www.bluesea.com/products/7930/Contura_II_Switch_SPST_Black_-_OFF-%5BON%5D I don't know if the terminals on this switch will match the ones on your Boston Whaler. You can see th...
by jimh
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17
Replies: 14
Views: 142

Re: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17

The OP has indicated that his local repair shop has expert knowledge of the cause of the appearance of a puddle of water under the middle of his boat in storage and also has expert knowledge on how to repair it with "new tricks" learned. I don't think further advice is going to sway the OP...
by jimh
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Accessory Switch Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Accessory Switch Replacement

BC55--You are confused about switch nomenclature. A "toggle" switch does not mean the switch has a momentary action. Generally the term "toggle switch" refers to the type of actuator used on the switch. A toggle switch typically has a bat handle actuator. The term rocker-switch g...
by jimh
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VW Jetta For Towing MONTAUK
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: VW Jetta For Towing MONTAUK

In long distance towing, steep grades are a consideration. In towing to South Carolina from Connecticut, I would suggest using a coastal route to avoid having to cross any mountain ranges. In towing, grades cause problems when both ascending and descending. Stay close to the coastline to avoid big g...
by jimh
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VW Jetta For Towing MONTAUK
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Finding Total Towed Weight

It is hard to assess your question without knowing the total towed weight. I recommend you take the boat trailer, with the boat loaded on it, to a certified scale. Weigh the boat, trailer, and all the gear in the boat, to find its true weight. If the total weight is less than 2,000-lbs (the towing c...
by jimh
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Re: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat

I don't think the fellow (user-id NSP) who posed the initial question has been back to read any of the answers or to answer any of the questions asked of him. NSP introduced the notion there were two types of foams, open cell and closed cell, and that either could be used in a boat by asking his que...
by jimh
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2016 180 Dauntless: Install Trolling Motor without Modification to Bow Rail
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: 2016 180 Dauntless: Install Trolling Motor without Modification to Bow Rail

Is it possible to have a [auxiliary engine or electric motor] mounted on the transom? Usually the notch in the transom on the smaller Boston Whaler boats is not wide enough to permit attaching a second engine on the notched transom. This can be overcome in some instances. An article in the REFERENC...
by jimh
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2016 180 Dauntless: Install Trolling Motor without Modification to Bow Rail
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: 2016 180 Dauntless: Install Trolling Motor without Modification to Bow Rail

I have to presume that you have abandoned the notion of using the main engine, which in a c.2016 DAUNTLESS would be a modern Mercury FOURSTROKE engine, when trolling. This seems surprising to me, because a modern four-stroke-power-cycle engine should be able to run at a slow idle speed and get very ...
by jimh
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Power-weight-speed scaling law
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: Power-weight-speed scaling law

Assuming the weight is the same, that is, w1=w2, then your method for speed prediction is Speed ratio = (P2/P1)^0.33 In the instant case, speed was 42-MPH, so the predicted speed would be 42 x (300/225)^0.33 = 42 x 1.099 = 46-MPH. Crouch's method would estimate 42 x (300/225)^0.5 = 42 x 1.155 = 48.5...
by jimh
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Power-weight-speed scaling law
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: Power-weight-speed scaling law

With the scaling law you can answer questions like: (i) if I repower with different hp then what % speed gain can I expect? (ii) If I add weight to my present rig how much will be the speed loss? Can we try your method with data from my boat? Here is some data; and let me know if you need more data...
by jimh
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 OUTRAGE 24: Removing Large T-Top
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: 1995 OUTRAGE 24: Removing Large T-Top

Do you have any tall trees with stout branches that overhang your driveway?

Can you partially disassembly the T-Top upper deck or canvas from the frame?

Is there any electrical wiring running through the tubular frame members that needs to be removed before the top can be removed?
by jimh
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Power-weight-speed scaling law
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: Power-weight-speed scaling law

What information about my boat do you need to predict its speed?

I can tell you:

Engine shaft horsepower = 225-HP
Propeller pitch = 17
Total boat weight = 4400-lbs

What other data do you need to predict the boat speed in MPH?
by jimh
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Re: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat

...Boston Whaler....foam...can have condensation build-up with a boat sitting in cold water but high air humidity. The air hits a dew point somewhere in the hull possibly causing water vapor condensation in the foam. How does outside ambient air enter the sealed interior of a Boston Whaler Unibond ...
by jimh
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Re: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat

...Boston Whaler...foam...holds water like a sponge if subjected to prolonged periods... Prolonged periods--of what? Many years ago I had a sample of foam from a Boston Whaler boat. I immersed the foam in water and held it in the water for weeks. Then I removed the foam sample from the water. The f...
by jimh
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Re: Open or Closed Cell Foam in c.1979 Boat

Another factor may be the "perm rating"... I have to infer that "perm" in your term "perm rating" must mean permeability. Was that what you intended? Where do you find a definition of "perm rating" and a listing of the "perm rating" of various mater...
by jimh
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 27 OFFSHORE Replacement Lamp for Docking Light
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: 27 OFFSHORE Replacement Lamp for Docking Light

VZE--good information; thanks. Here is a vendor (whose prices on other products seems to be very good in my experience) selling Aquapower water-tight docking lamps in a paired set for $360: https://www.go2marine.com/product/86776F/aquapower-water-tight-docking-lights.html That looks like a reasonabl...
by jimh
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 270 VANTAGE Ride Quality
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: 270 VANTAGE Ride Quality

Since you are "most concerned with the quality of ride of the 270 Vantage" and considering that a Boston Whaler 270 VANTAGE is a boat that sells for around $230,000, I do not recommend you purchase one without getting a sea trail and experiencing the ride qualities yourself, first-hand, in...
by jimh
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bought 1969 SAKONNET
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Bought 1969 SAKONNET

Your new 1969 SAKONNET is certainly a museum-quality example of the model. The next 50-years of ownership will be on your watch, so keep up the same care and maintenance as the first-owner.
by jimh
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1972 OUTRAGE 19 Re-power: Fuel Used by V6 Engine compared to V4
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: 1972 OUTRAGE 19 Re-power: Fuel Used by V6 Engine compared to V4

If you are not familiar with BSFC numbers, the units (used above) are in lbs/HP-hour. For example, if an engine makes 50-HP, runs for 1-hour, and has a BSFC of 0.55, then it will consume 50-HP x 1-Hour x 0.55-lbs/HP-hour = 91-lbs fuel If the fuel is gasoline with a density of about 6.25-lbs-per-gall...
by jimh
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 27 OFFSHORE Replacement Lamp for Docking Light
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: 27 OFFSHORE Replacement Lamp for Docking Light

OFF-TOPIC: I suggest you contribute more information about your 1992 27 OFFSHORE boat, particularly how it is powered and what sort of performance you are getting. That would be a good topic for a thread in the PERFORMANCE forum. I am interesting in learning about your boat's ride and performance ch...
by jimh
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 27 OFFSHORE Replacement Lamp for Docking Light
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: 27 OFFSHORE Replacement Lamp for Docking Light

If you need to get the replacement lamp under a Boston Whaler part number, a very good Boston Whaler dealer for ordering obscure parts will be Twin Cities Marine in Wisconsin. If you can get the replacement lamp under an OEM manufacturer's part number, you can search for the best distributor or reta...
by jimh
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1972 OUTRAGE 19 Re-power: Fuel Used by V6 Engine compared to V4
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Fuel Used by V6 Engine compared to V4

A chart found on https://www.dynomitedynamometer.com/dyno-tech-talk/using_bsfc.htm shows measured BSFC for several engine types. In the categories listed, the appropriate category for an c.1995 OMC outboard engine would be "2-stroke (low compression, carburetor)." The chart lists these mea...
by jimh
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1972 OUTRAGE 19 Re-power: Fuel Used by V6 Engine compared to V4
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Fuel Used by V6 Engine compared to V4

The ability of an engine to convert fuel to horsepower is called the Brake Specific Fuel Consumption or BSFC. For most gasoline internal combustion engines, the BSFC is not a constant figure. BSFC varies as engine RPM and load vary. It is hard to know exactly where the BSFC will be the least, that i...
by jimh
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 27 OFFSHORE Replacement Lamp for Docking Light
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: 27 OFFSHORE Replacement Lamp for Docking Light

I suggest you call Boston Whaler customer support for advice on locating a source of a replacement lamp and bezel for the docking lights. You will need a very specific vendor's lamp if the re-fit into the hull is going to be a simple replacement.
by jimh
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Power-weight-speed scaling law
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: Power-weight-speed scaling law

...The Boston [W]haler is a Hickman Sea Sled design and that's pretty much the only Sea Sled produced today. So Whalers can be compared with Whalers using the formula. Only the very early Boston Whaler hulls with prominent twin runners were similar to the Hickman Sea Sled. The more modern Boston Wh...
by jimh
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Power-weight-speed scaling law
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: Power-weight-speed scaling law

Crouch's formula is wrong... Crouch's formula, as you yourself mention, is an empirical relationship between boat speed and power-to-weight ratio. It works with reasonable accuracy. In order to dismiss its use, I would need a similar method to predict boat speed based on: --power --weight --hull sh...
by jimh
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17
Replies: 14
Views: 142

Re: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17

Water dripping off the hull could run along the keel for some distance before falling off the keel to the ground. Your knowledge of the location of the water seems to be the same as readers, that is, all you know is what you can see in the one picture showing a puddle under the boat. If your relatio...
by jimh
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17
Replies: 14
Views: 142

Re: Water Drips From Hull of Unidentified Boat

I have the manual and didn’t see a drain... The owner's manual for a c.1984 MONTAUK 17 is reproduced in HTML in an article I wrote in the REFERENCE section. In the OPERATIONS chapter under the sub-heading DRAINS, the manual describes the location of the hull drains. See http://continuouswave.com/wh...
by jimh
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17
Replies: 14
Views: 142

Re: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17

I’ve googled tons of stuff on the forum and read [water retention in the hull of a Boston Whaler boat] is a common problem. Many people have a worry about the retention of water in the hull of their Boston Whaler boat, but I would not say that it is common for a Boston Whaler boat to have a large v...
by jimh
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17
Replies: 14
Views: 142

Re: Water Drips From Hull of Unidentified Boat

Why was my topic changed[?] The TOPIC line is often changed to better reflect the topic of discussion; you should consider this a very normal occurrence. Your choice of the TOPIC line is not particularly exempt from review or change. If the original topic line was not particularly descriptive it wi...
by jimh
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cost Comparison Yamaha and Suzuki Re-power
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Cost Comparison Yamaha and Suzuki Re-power

If I understand your last comments, all goods and service are equivalent in the quoted price. The prices with trade-in then become: SUZUKI: NET PRICE = $14,095. YAMAHA: NET PRICE = $27,050 You would be paying almost double for the Yamaha engine. I can't imaging there would be such a huge variation i...
by jimh
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Wintering Over in the North Channel
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Wintering Over in the North Channel

In case anyone was thinking of wintering over in the North Channel, I just noticed the weather forecast for Sunday in Blind River, Ontario, one of our favorite ports. The forecasted high temperature is -5 degrees-F and the overnight low will be -16 degrees-F. I think boating season is over up there,...
by jimh
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: How to Remove Speaker Grills
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Re: How to Remove Speaker Grills

I finally have my answer: I pried the [speaker grills of the 6.5-inch white speakers} really hard and broke a small tab on one corner of the speaker, but they came off...Hope this information on how to remove the speaker grill will be helpful. If I understand your narrative, although the method sug...
by jimh
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: How to Remove Speaker Grills
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Re: How to Remedy Problems with Speaker Wiring

Thanks for the detailed narrative of your diagnosis of the cause of the problem with the aft set of entertainment system loudspeakers not working on your 21-foot boat being due to poor electrical connections in many splices you found in the wiring for those speakers. There should never be a need nor...
by jimh
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cost Comparison Yamaha and Suzuki Re-power
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Cost Comparison Yamaha and Suzuki Re-power

If a valid price comparison is to be made, the goods and services have to match. The first Suzuki quote [mentioned in the initial post to be $19,095] was for a 2018 DF 300 25” shaft with [electric remote control], with a color display, a stainless steel propeller, and installation. Also I was offere...
by jimh
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cost Comparison Yamaha and Suzuki Re-power
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Cost Comparison Yamaha and Suzuki

The Yamaha modern engines seem to be mostly sold on the transoms of new boats, and Yamaha has many boat builders with strong loyalty to their brand. In contrast, Suzuki does not have a large market on new-boat transoms, so Suzuki is likely very interested in selling into the re-power market. General...
by jimh
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: Sources of Error in Fuel Flow and Fuel Volume Measurements
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Sources of Error in Fuel Flow and Fuel Volume Measurements

Some users of Evinrude E-TEC engines that are attempting to monitor the engine fuel flow rate or to calculate a volume of fuel used have configured their multi-function display device so that its FUEL MANAGER function should use the FUEL FLOW RATE data in the NMEA-2000 data (being sent by the engine...
by jimh
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: SARSAT MEO 406-MHz System on GALILEO FOC Satellites
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: SARSAT MEO 406-MHz System on GALILEO FOC Satellites

I mentioned in a separate article about the Air Force GPS III-series satellites that there is a plan to add 406-MHz receivers for SARSAT to those satellites, but not until the second phase of the deployment, which will not begin until c.2025, or about six years from now. I have not seen any informat...
by jimh
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Identify 21 or 22-foot Hull Model; Change Location of Cleats
Replies: 33
Views: 2102

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

Your dealer gave you some wrong information. The federal HIN, BWC5J242K394, as explained in detail in the FAQ (see earlier link) decodes as follows: BWC = manufacturer was Boston Whaler 5J = this is a 22-foot hull and can be an OUTRAGE, CUDDY, REVENGE, TEMPTATION, or GUARDIAN model. 242 = the 242nd ...
by jimh
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: SARSAT MEO 406-MHz System on GALILEO FOC Satellites
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: SARSAT MEO 406-MHz System on GALILEO FOC Satellites

So far we have been discussing the capability of the GALILEO GNSS constellation to receive signals from 406-MHz distress beacons and relay those signals to ground stations for further processing and action. This is called the FORWARD LINK ALERT SERVICE. With the GALILEO Full-Operational-Capability (...
by jimh
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: Speed of a GPS Satellite
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Speed of a GPS Satellite

The orbit of a typical GPS satellite has an altitude above the Earth of about 12,550-miles. The average radius of the Earth is about 3,959-miles. This means the radius of the GPS satellite orbit is then 12,550 plus 3959 or about 16,509-miles. The orbit is nominally a circular orbit, so we can comput...
by jimh
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler
Replies: 16
Views: 514

Re: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler

On the new topic of whether or not to go an a boat cruise when you are not the captain or a good friend is not the captain: We have been on four cruises and thoroughly enjoyed all of them. The first cruise was on the SS NORWAY, which was originally built as the Atlantic liner SS FRANCE in the 1960's...
by jimh
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Identify 21 or 22-foot Hull Model; Change Location of Cleats
Replies: 33
Views: 2102

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

I doubt that the GUARDIAN and the OUTRAGE 22-foot hulls come from the same molds, but that is my speculation. Asking readers to answer this question is really asking people to speculate--none of us know the answer. The shape of the outer hull might be the same, but we can already see clearly that th...
by jimh
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Identify 21 or 22-foot Hull Model; Change Location of Cleats
Replies: 33
Views: 2102

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

...the console is different, mine is more like a Outrage 22. Do they both come out of the same mould? I don't think one mold could make two different consoles. Each of the two different consoles probably has its own mold. Generally the boats made for commercial user tend to use an aluminum welded c...
by jimh
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: Fuel Management with GARMIN, E-TEC, and ICON Pro
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Fuel Management with GARMIN, E-TEC, and ICON Pro

ferdinando wrote:I'll get back to you once I follow your instructions and of course calling Garmin again.

FRED--are you still working on this problem? Please report any success with resolution of the problem. This sort of feedback will be useful for others.
by jimh
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Identify 21 or 22-foot Hull Model; Change Location of Cleats
Replies: 33
Views: 2102

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

[I want to see] photos of deck layouts of OUTRAGE 22 and the GUARDIAN 22. For photographs of the GUARDIAN 22 please see the two CETACEA pages that were mentioned earlier in this thread in the reply at http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3603&p=23575#p21853 Two photographs fr...
by jimh
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Identify 21 or 22-foot Hull Model; Change Location of Cleats
Replies: 33
Views: 2102

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

[What is] the difference between the Guardian 22 and the Outrage 22? Please see the earlier reply in this same thread: http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3603&p=23568#p20409 Boston Whaler boats made for commercial, government, or work-boat use generally have hull laminates ...
by jimh
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: YACHTING Magazine Names Dick Fisher an Innovator
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: YACHTING Magazine Names Dick Fisher an Innovator

To credit Hertz for GPS is absurd. The phenomenon of radio waves was not an innovation. It is a element of nature. Maybe YACHTING should credit God for creating water--water is rather fundamental in boating. The biggest innovation in electronic navigation is, without doubt, the use of global navigat...
by jimh
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: OUTRAGE 25 CUDDY Sterndrive
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: OUTRAGE 25 CUDDY Sterndrive

Sterndrive power is very popular in the Great Lakes, but not so popular in saltwater. This schism is probably because many sterndrive engines are cooled with raw seawater. In saltwater the seawater cooling tends to cause corrosion of the cooling system, particularly the exhaust manifolds, whereas in...