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by jimh
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: FCC Makes HUGE Mistake with GPS Ruling
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: FCC Makes HUGE Mistake with GPS Ruling

More groups join opposition to awful FCC ruling. See

https://www.gpsworld.com/capt-sullenber ... telligence
by jimh
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: GUARDIAN 18 Adding T-Top
Replies: 19
Views: 235

Re: GUARDIAN 18 Adding T-Top

Notwithstanding the excellent design, fabrication, and installation of a Boston Whaler T-Top on a hull engineered for one, the effect of a T-Top on performance does not change. The T-Top adds weight and air resistance or drag.
by jimh
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 130 Sport Swim Ladder Mounting
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: Swim Ladder Mounting on Transom 130 SPORT and MONTAUK

Show readers a layout drawing that illustrates the position and size of embedded reinforcement material in the hull on the vertical exterior face of the transom of the two boats—MONTAUK of unspecified year and model and 130 SPORT—now under discussion in this thread regarding location and mounting fa...
by jimh
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 130 Sport Swim Ladder Mounting
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: 2002 130 Sport Swim Ladder Mounting

Based on the undesignated illustration above showing a layout drawing of the location of embedded reinforcements in the hull, the phenolic sheet embedded in the hull and circled in a red line is not located in the transom in the area you seem to intend to use based on the image showing the mounting ...
by jimh
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL: 1964 Boston Whaler (Eastport or Sakonnet)
Replies: 10
Views: 104

Re: APPRAISAL: 1964 Boston Whaler (Eastport or Sakonnet)

I can’t see any images at the link you gave.
by jimh
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: GUARDIAN 18 Adding T-Top
Replies: 19
Views: 235

Re: GUARDIAN 18 Adding T-Top

The Boston Whaler OEM T-Top is properly engineered and designed, and the hull it will attach to also carefully designed to bear the loads. An aftermarket T-Top will not be anything like a Boston Whaler T-Top, and the hull won’t have been redesigned for a T-Top. The engineers at Boston Whaler use sop...
by jimh
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 130 Sport Swim Ladder Mounting
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: 2002 130 Sport Swim Ladder Mounting

Phenolic sheet at 0.375-inch thickness can be tapped for a machine screw fastener. Typically the downward force on the ladder will be a shear force on the fasteners. The shear strength of stainless steel is extremely high. I would not worry about stainless steel machine screws shearing off. The conc...
by jimh
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1999 Dauntless 14 fuel tank leak
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: 1999 Dauntless 14 fuel tank leak

Non-metal fuel tanks are often made with a plastic that will be difficult for most adhesives to bond to. Fittings are usually held in place by compression. Gasoline is a very good solvent. Any sealer must be impervious to gasoline and blended ethanol gasoline fuels, and be able to get adhesion to th...
by jimh
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1994 16SL as First Boat
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: 1994 16SL as First Boat

Wash, polish, wax, store out of weather and sunlight.

Other chores vary with your pattern of use, the salinity and temperature of the water, the latitude where used, and the amount of use.
by jimh
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC
Replies: 57
Views: 2627

Re: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC

BRP continues to sell their several new boat lines, but they have an agreement with Brunswick to supply Mercury engines on those new boats. I don’t see a basis for BRP to maintain production of the Evinrude outboard engines just to have them available for sale with new boats that are BRP brands. Sal...
by jimh
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Soap; Replacement Navigation Lamps
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Boat Soap; Replacement Navigation Lamps

The boat seen in an illustration above might have been at one time a SPORT 15, but it is no longer: the side console is missing. The thwart seats are mounted in different positions and are now attached atop the riser instead of sitting on the notch in the inwale.
by jimh
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Remove Polyurethane Finish From Wood.
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Remove Polyurethane Finish From Wood.

To remove a hard surface finish from wood the most likely method to be effective will be abrasion. Removal of a layer of wood will be an inevitable side effect.

The use of an oil finish is appropriate if the wood is Teak.
by jimh
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Soap; Replacement Navigation Lamps
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Boat Soap; Replacement Navigation Lamps

The navigation rules for navigation lighting mention no light called “a bow” light. Sidelights show a red (port) light and a green (starboard) light over a certain arc toward the horizon from dead ahead. On small boats the two sidelight lamps may be combined into one lamp and carried at the bow. The...
by jimh
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Soap; Replacement Navigation Lamps
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Boat Soap; Replacement Navigation Lamps

A soap for a fiberglass boat should not be able to wash off oil and wax. A specialty soap like 3M BOAT SOAP is a good choice. It is sold as a concentrate and diluted with water to suitable strength. It does not leave a residue and helps the rinse water shed away. The gel coat needs to be kept from d...
by jimh
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB 27 Vigilant
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: WTB 27 Vigilant

All posts must include contact information.
by jimh
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: GUARDIAN 18 Adding T-Top
Replies: 19
Views: 235

Re: GUARDIAN 18 Adding T-Top

A further problem with adding a T-Top to a Boston Whaler boat not specifically designed for attachment of a T-Top will be the overturning forces created by trailering at highway speeds. Also, a fixed in place T-Top adds substantial vertical draft to the boat, creating problems for storing the boat o...
by jimh
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: GUARDIAN 18 Adding T-Top
Replies: 19
Views: 235

Re: GUARDIAN 18 Adding T-Top

The closer to the Equator the more effective the shade from a T-Top because the sun will be higher in the sky and shadow cast will remain mostly on the boat. The generally very tall height of a T-Top makes their effectiveness at creating shade on the boat less than a Flying Top which will have much ...
by jimh
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: GUARDIAN 18 Adding T-Top
Replies: 19
Views: 235

Re: GUARDIAN 18 Adding T-Top

A Flying Top was part of the Weather Canvas package offered by Boston Whaler. They were made by and are still available from the Wm. J. Mills & Co. Sailmakers of Greenport, New York.
by jimh
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: GUARDIAN 18 Adding T-Top
Replies: 19
Views: 235

Re: GUARDIAN 18 Adding T-Top

A Flying Top wii provide more useful shade than most T-Tops.

What is the latitude where you use the boat?
by jimh
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: GUARDIAN 18 Adding T-Top
Replies: 19
Views: 235

Re: GUARDIAN 18 Adding T-Top

The effect of a T-Top will be to add weight and to increase wind drag. The effect of adding weight is to decrease boat acceleration and speed. The effect of adding wind drag is to generate a force in opposition to the boat’s forward force. The orientation of the opposing force will a vector sum of t...
by jimh
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fair Price for 2018 170 Montauk
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Fair Price for 2018 170 Montauk

How was the 60th Anniversary edition model distinct from a normal 2018 170 MONTAUK II model?
by jimh
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fair Price for 2018 170 Montauk
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Fair Price for 2018 170 Montauk

Be certain the 170 MONTAUK is the newer model. There was a change in the 170 MONTAUK in c.2018.
by jimh
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boston Whaler Boat Inventory and Sales
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: New Boston Whaler Boat Inventory and Sales

With retail stores like new boat dealers forced to close for as long as two months in some big boating states, even normal demand would tend to result in a surge of sales once those retailers were allowed to re-open.
by jimh
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 BF130 Misfire, Surging, Bogging
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: 2001 BF130 Misfire, Surging, Bogging

Use fuel additive products endorsed by the engine manufacturer for your outboard engine. Don’t risk damage to a $15,000 engine from a $5 fuel elixir formulated for 1950 automobile engines. Gasoline itself is a very good solvent. Dosing gasoline with even more harsh solvents could be ill advised. Mod...
by jimh
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Engine Speed Drops When Trim is Operated
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Engine Speed Drops When Trim is Operated

NICK, PHIL—very good observation re the idle speed and no load on engine. Under those conditions adding any electrical load will be a significant added load on the freely running engine.
by jimh
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Center Console Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: First Center Console Boat

Buy a classic MONTAUK 17.
by jimh
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2011 Mercury 90 Multiple Run Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: 2011 Mercury 90 Multiple Run Problems

I do not believe you replied to my question about the type of fuel that has been used with the 2011 Mercury 90-HP FOURSTROKE EFI engine. Let me try again:

Has the 2011 Mercury 90-HP FOURSTROKE EFI engine been running on blended 9:1 gasoline-ethanol fuel?
by jimh
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2011 Mercury 90 Multiple Run Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: 2011 Mercury 90 Multiple Run Problems

Thanks for the several illustrations of the Fuel Supply Module and the detailed explanation of its operation. You appear to have remedied the problem of the engine stalling by replacement of the defective fuel connector at the red plastic fuel tank. If this proves to have cured the engine running pr...
by jimh
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Engine Speed Drops When Trim is Operated
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Engine Speed Drops When Trim is Operated

I have not watched your two recorded audio and visual presentations. I rely on your narrative to inform the nature of the problem. Engine speed often decreases if an increase in load occurs but throttle setting is maintained constant. For the engine speed to decrease by 300-RPM when the power trim i...
by jimh
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boston Whaler Boat Inventory and Sales
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: New Boston Whaler sales

Supply may be constrained by limited production. Perhaps the Boston Whaler plant stopped producing boats during the pandemic.
by jimh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2011 Mercury 90 Multiple Run Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: 2011 Mercury 90 Multiple Run Problems

Regarding the FUEL SUPPLY MODULE: What is the purpose of the Fuel Supply Module? What function or functions does it perform? I don't think that all readers will be able to intuit the purpose of the fuel supply module and to infer the functions performed by the fuel supply module without further expl...
by jimh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2011 Mercury 90 Multiple Run Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: 2011 Mercury 90 Multiple Run Problems

The FUEL SUPPLY MODULE (also known by the acronym FSM) is discussed in a prior posting (on the old forum) and is believed to be the cause of similar engine running problems. See http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/017515.html A corollary for onset of problems with the FUEL SUPPLY MODULE is use...
by jimh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2011 Mercury 90 Multiple Run Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: 2011 Mercury 90 Multiple Run Problems

In Figure 2 below the high pressure filter is shown in the middle... It would be more useful to illustrate the fuel system in a diagram. Knowing that from a particular point of view one filter is to the left of another filter really does not provide a great deal of insight into how the filters are ...
by jimh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2011 Mercury 90 Multiple Run Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: 2011 Mercury 90 Multiple Run Problems

When the engine ignition key is moved to ON from OFF, I see bubbles entering the low pressure fuel filter from the supply side. It is possible that air can be in the fuel system in the segment of the fuel system from the fuel tank to the engine, but eventually that air should be purged by the actio...
by jimh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2011 Mercury 90 Multiple Run Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: 2011 Mercury 90 Multiple Run Problems

What sort of engine is being discussed? Is this a FOURSTROKE model?
by jimh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: 2003 Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Voltage Regulator
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: 2003 Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Voltage Regulator

Hi Bob--glad to hear about the good outcome. Getting a follow-up when the problem is solved is always a nice ending to a thread.
by jimh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Center Console Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: First Center Console Boat

If you don't need the boat to be easily towed on the highway on its trailer, and don't need the boat to fit in your garage, and you don't need a boat that can be launched and loaded by one person at any sort of boat ramp, and your budget can exceed $30,000, then, heck, I'd go for a used 220 DAUNTLES...
by jimh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Using Gray Fuel Hose When Replacing Fuel Lines
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Using Gray Fuel Hose When Replacing Fuel Lines

The cited earlier discussion Modern Gray Fuel Hose, friend or foe? is a good source of information regarding how to recognize poorly made gray fuel hose that has a history of the inner liner debonding from the rubber outer hose covering. Like any product, there are well made instances and poorly mad...
by jimh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: GPS III SV03 Launch Rescheduled
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: GPS III SV03 Launch Rescheduled

A replay of the launch broadcast can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zr0nfG3Xy4 Although not shown in the broadcast, the payload fairings were recovered by two specially designed vessels, the GO Ms. Chief and the GO Ms. Tree. These two fairing recovery ships are fast offshore supply ve...
by jimh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: FCC Makes HUGE Mistake with GPS Ruling
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: FCC Makes HUGE Mistake with GPS Ruling

BOAT U.S. has joined a coalition of groups fighting the FCC ruling handing LEGATO an awful allocation to transmit at high power from terrestrial sources in the L-band used for GPS. More on the effort to overturn the FCC ruling at https://www.gpsworld.com/keep-gps-working-coalition-fights-fcc-ligado-...
by jimh
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Center Console Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: First Center Console Boat

I guess my bias for older boats is showing. I really didn't think about a current model 170 DAUNTLESS. That used 2019 boat--almost new really--for $34,000 might be in the price range. And now--this is hard to believe--the 170 DAUNTLESS (dry weight 1680-lbs) is lighter than a 170 MONTAUK (dry weight ...
by jimh
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: GPS III SV03 Launch Rescheduled
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: GPS III SV03 Launch Rescheduled

Today’s launch was perfect. The SPACE FORCE’s GPS III SV 03 payload was lifted into its intended orbit, and the Falcon 9 first stage booster was recovered. In the prior SpaceX launch of GPS SV01 the customer (the Air Force) insisted that all first stage propellants be used for the payload orbit miss...
by jimh
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Center Console Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: First Center Console Boat

Finding a DAUNTLESS center console will be much harder than finding a MONTAUK 17 center console. There are two problems in finding a DAUNTLESS center console --several models of DAUNTLESS center console boats in appropriate hull length were only made in limited production --most of the models of DAU...
by jimh
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Center Console Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: First Center Console Boat

Regarding the DAUNTLESS dual-console models: there is no reason the DAUNTLESS boats couldn't be used for angling. The dual-console also provides the same seating for the passenger as for the helmsman, which can be an advantage. Sometimes two people find trying to share a single bench seat at a cente...
by jimh
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Center Console Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: First Center Console Boat

I prefer a boat that I could tow easily... Any boat is easy to tow if the tow vehicle is appropriate to the trailer loaded weight. Since no information has been given about a tow vehicle to be used to tow the desired boat in a "easy" manner, it is difficult to speculate on how easily any ...
by jimh
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Center Console Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: First Center Console Boat

A DAUNTLESS is not a center console boat, so in your search for a first center-console boat, you probably would not want a DAUNTLESS. A DAUNTLESS is typically a dual console boat with the helm on starboard and a walk-though windshield to the bow. To become more familiar with the Boston Whaler boats ...
by jimh
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sources for 1997 Montauk 17 Bow Rail
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Sources for 1997 Montauk 17 Bow Rail

To correct an error I made above, there are THREE wood locating drawings available for the MONTAUK 17 in the REFERENCE section article. The newest version is

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/16-17/graphics/17wood1190x743.jpeg

and the drawing appears to be dated 1975.
by jimh
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sources for 1997 Montauk 17 Bow Rail
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Sources for 1997 Montauk 17 Bow Rail

lrb59--thanks for the information that the stanchion is welded to the flange or base plate. Your MONTAUK 17 boat looks fabulously clean and shiny.
by jimh
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: My new 1990 Super Sport 15
Replies: 19
Views: 7872

Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

For advice on mounting the frame for a Bimini top to the gunwales of a Boston Whaler 15-foot hull, see

Adding a Bimini Top
http://continuouswave.com/maintenance-logs/bimini/
by jimh
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD FS: 1993 Montauk 17/1999 Yamaha 90HP 2 Stroke in Coastal VA $10995
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: SOLD FS: 1993 Montauk 17/1999 Yamaha 90HP 2 Stroke in Coastal VA $10995

Congratulations on the sale of your boat to the first party to view it. Your experience is typical for classic Boston Whaler boats in very good condition that are offered for sale with well-written notices and at fair prices.