Search found 6366 matches

by jimh
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Outrage 22 Yamaha F225F
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: 1988 Outrage 22 Yamaha F225F

Using this data:

RPM = 5500
RATIO = 1.75
SLIP = 10
MPH = 47

the calculated pitch is then

PITCH = 17.5

If you want to use nautical miles per hour as the units, divide the MPH value by 1.15 to convert.

If you are already achieving 43 nautical miles per hour that is quite good; that is 49.5-MPH.
by jimh
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: How to Post a Draft
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: How to Post a Draft

After composing an article, to save as a draft click the button SAVE AS DRAFT which appears as an option below the text entry field.
by jimh
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Evinrude E-TEC G2 Three-cylinder Engines
Replies: 12
Views: 1755

Re: New Evinrude E-TEC G2 Three-cylinder Engines

...what is the real world performance benefit of the much higher HP at lower RPM? An engine with more power available at lower RPM ranges will be able to maintain engine speed under load from the propeller. I suggest you read my article on propeller power curves at http://continuouswave.com/whaler/...
by jimh
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Outrage 22 Yamaha F225F
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: 1988 Outrage 22 Yamaha F225F

With 225-HP on an OUTRAGE 22 the boat speed at maximum throttle should be about 47-MPH, or faster. If you tell us the gear ratio and the recommended engine speed at full-throttle for your engine, a propeller pitch can be suggested by using a propeller calculator. By a seat-of-the-pants approach, I w...
by jimh
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Repowering 1992 23 Walkaround
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Repowering 1992 23 Walkaround

The legacy E-TEC V6 150-HP would be ideal for the re-power of your 23 Walkaround with Whaler Drive, but I don’t know the production status of that model right now. With the G2 E-TEC V6 150-HP their weight has increased. Twins would be quite heavy. The new G2 E-TEC L3 150-HP might be better weight, b...
by jimh
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Plastic Barrel Nuts for Dauntless 13 Hatch
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: Plastic Barrel Nuts for Dauntless 13 Hatch

Beckson sells directly to individual customers. I don’t know if you can place an order on line, but you can call them on the telephone and place an order.
by jimh
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1995 Outrage 24 Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: 1995 Outrage 24 Engine Mounting Height

If the transom is designed for a 30-inch-shaft engine, and your engine is a 30-inch/shaft model, and if you want to change the engine mounting height only once, then you should probably move the engine to a two-holes-up mounting height from its present lowest-possible mounting height.
by jimh
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 18 Outrage Re-power with 250-HP
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: 18 Outrage repower w/250hp

Buckda ran twin 90 E-TEC (on jack plates) so was probably pushing 650 to 700-lbs. Yeah, but Dave only weighs 145-lbs. You gotta figure that into the weight equation. :-) And there were set back brackets. You can see more details of his rig at http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/cetaceaPage81.h...
by jimh
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Plastic Barrel Nuts for Dauntless 13 Hatch
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: Plastic Barrel Nuts for Dauntless 13 Hatch

Your speculation that there was some damage or mistake in final assembly at the Boston Whaler factory seems possible, but very unusual. Maybe the selling dealer did something wrong and made a repair. You could easily fill an oversize hole in the hatch with resin and filler. Once the resin had cured,...
by jimh
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: EV-Diagnostics Software
Replies: 0
Views: 45

EV-Diagnostics Software

To use EV Diagnostics software you need: —the software, a product of Evinrude and available through Evinrude dealers —a host terminal to run the software, which must be run under the Windows operating system —a serial port on the host terminal that supports RS-232 serial communication using a DB9M c...
by jimh
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL: 1961 Nauset (Hull #3249)
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: APPRAISAL: 1961 Nauset (Hull #3249)

...how many 1961 16'7" do you think are still around ? I have no idea. The corollary question—and much more important to you in your search for an appraisal—will be: how many ready buyers are there that are desperately seeking a 58-year-old Boston Whaler bare hull that no longer has its origin...
by jimh
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 NEWPORT Re-power
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: 1983 NEWPORT Re-power

What are the weights of the engines you want to re-power with?

By just describing how much more they weigh than the current engine, you don’t tell us anything about the transom weight you are planning to have with the new engines. We don’t know how much the current engine weighs.
by jimh
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL: 1961 Nauset (Hull #3249)
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: APPRAISAL: 1961 Nauset (Hull #3249)

A 58-year-old bare 16-foot Boston Whaler hull is probably worth perhaps $1,000 to $1,500, but that is only if the hull is dry and in decent condition, original gel coat, no huge spider cracks, no bottom paint, no soft spots, no transom rot, and so on. Value is rapidly lost if the hull has been refin...
by jimh
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a New Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: Buying a New Boat

Three miles away—that is a real find. If you put on a 250-HP engine, you should name the boat ROCKET SHIP.
by jimh
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: HIN Decipher
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: HIN Decipher

BWC = Boston Whaler 8C604 = production sequence; more below J9 = month and year of production; J = October 9 = 1999 00 = model year; 2000 Production sequence Prefix 8C: 25-foot model Suffix 604: 604th in the sequence This is all explained in the FAQ. The HIN should be on a 2000 model year 25-foot hu...
by jimh
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2008 190 Outrage bilge smells like gasoline
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: 2008 190 Outrage bilge smells like gasoline

The OP was seriously burned in the boat fire and has not been able to type. Just kidding. Like many topics, started and then no activity from the OP since the day of posting the initial article. This fellow has three posts. They all elicited very cogent replies, but not a single follow-on from him.
by jimh
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Reset of MMSI for DSC Radio by End User
Replies: 20
Views: 11828

Re: Reset of MMSI for DSC Radio by End User

The new model GX1800 radios from Standard-Horizon permit the end user to change the MMSI without returning the radio to the factory service center. See details at

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4217
by jimh
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 Johnson 90 V4 VRO Broken Tube on Fixture
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: 1988 Johnson 90 V4 VRO Broken Tube on Fixture

The component called an air silencer functions to diffuse and reduce the noise of the air being sucked into the carburetors. If the engine were run without the air silencer, the engine noise would be louder. Because a carburetor can spill fuel from its throat when tipped 90-degrees, the air silencer...
by jimh
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1997 Outrage 17 II Re-power
Replies: 24
Views: 1360

Re: 1997 Outrage 17 II Re-power

The Suzuki DF140 is a very popular engine, but it is really the stretched version of their 115-HP model. With only modest displacement the four-stroke-power-cycle outboards tend to lack low to mid-RPM power, and they also tend to reach their rated horsepower only at the very highest peak of their pe...
by jimh
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a New Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: Things Have Changed Here; Buying a New Boat

Is the boat in Florida?
by jimh
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1990 REVENGE 22 W-T Whaler Drive, E-TEC 225
Replies: 0
Views: 86

1990 REVENGE 22 W-T Whaler Drive, E-TEC 225

It has been several years since I gathered any performance data on my 1990 Boston Whaler REVENGE 22 Walk-Through Whaler Drive boat with a 2010 Evinrude E-TEC 225. Below is data from a recent test. The engine is now in its 11th season of use. Performance Data BOAT, ENGINE, PROPELLER Boat: REVENGE 22 ...
by jimh
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Tampa Bay Area Rendezvous
Replies: 3
Views: 1647

Re: Tampa Bay Area Rendezvous

NICK--nice find; the OUTRAGE 18 is a great boat. I actually made an offer on one a few weeks ago but was outbid.
by jimh
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New to Whaler's - another project begins
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: New to Whaler's - another project begins

Re your background in electrical work, you should find the MARINE ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL section of the forum and REFERENCE section to be of interest. See Marine Electronics and Electrical Forum http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=11 and REFERENCE Index Page http://continuouswave.com...
by jimh
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New to Whaler's - another project begins
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: New to Whaler's - another project begins

That your grandparents could not find a buyer for their 1967 Boston Whaler classic 13-footer in Indiana surprises me. Older classic Boston Whaler boats in the Great Lakes with a history of freshwater-only use and in nice condition are usually sold in a matter of a few days. But their lack of a local...
by jimh
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New to Whaler's - another project begins
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: New to Whaler's - another project begins

I recommend avoiding using any paint compound like Line-X on a classic 13-foot Boston Whaler boat cockpit, unless the condition of the deck is terrible, and the deck surface is completely beyond restoration. For advice on repairs, please post in the REPAIRS AND MODIFICATIONS forum, and use a new thr...
by jimh
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New to Whaler's - another project begins
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: New to Whaler's - another project begins

See the REFERENCE section of the website at http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/13/ for help in model identification of your 1967 13-footer. Welcome to the forum. Unlike many forums in which the forum posts are the entirety of the website, CONTINUOUSWAVE has an extensive collection of well-re...
by jimh
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Plastic Barrel Nuts for Dauntless 13 Hatch
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: Barrel Nuts

See: http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/OEM.html#barrelNuts For plastic barrel nuts, try Sue at Twin Cities Marine I don’t see much advantage to using a plastic nut on a stainless steel machine screw. Perhaps the high cost of the stainless steel barrel nuts was a reason for Boston Whaler to ...
by jimh
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: In need of a favor (measurement) 20-22 Outrage
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Trailer set-up for 20 to 22 Outrage

A 1997 boat will not be a good model for setting up a classic c.1988 20 or 22-foot OUTRAGE hull, and I don’t recommend using dimensions from that hull. For a classic 20- or 22-foot OUTRAGE hull, the outer bunks of the trailer should fit inside the hull runners. The runners are about 62-inches apart....
by jimh
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Determine Optimum Placement for Transom Transducer
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Determine Optimum Placement for Transom Transducer

A1: The optimum location for a transom-mount SONAR transducer on an outboard-powered small boat is usually determined by following in boat builder’s advice and the SONAR transducer maker’s advice. A2: The optimum location for a transom-mount SONAR transducer is usually tested by on-the-water trials ...
by jimh
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 Johnson 90 V4 VRO Broken Tube on Fixture
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: 1988 Johnson 90 V4 VRO Broken Tube on Fixture

The air silencer on an OMC two-stroke-power-cycle engine usually has a drain outlet located at the bottom. Any fuel that spills from the carburetors collects there. A hose usually routes this oil into the oil recirculating system, which is a series of hoses that routes oil back into the crankcase on...
by jimh
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1989 Montauk 17, Yamaha 90
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: 1989 Montauk 17, Yamaha 90

What is the elevation of the lake?
by jimh
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a New Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: My....things have changed here. New boat?

Hi Nick—nice to hear from you after your DONZI absence. More than 200-HP on an OUTRAGE 18 will be very hairy. You may recall T/T WHALE LURE had twin 115-HP engines, but that boat has since been re-powered with twin 90-HP engines, a la the great GAMBLER. I drove both boats, and GAMBLER was a very nic...
by jimh
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lois Still Doing OEM Cushions?
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Lois still doing oem cushions?

by jimh
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL: 1961 Nauset (Hull #3249)
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re What makes a 16-foot hull a NAUSET

The NAUSET model is defined by the console and seating. If this 16-foot hull no longer has the original console and seating it is no longer a NAUSET.
by jimh
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1989 Montauk 17, Yamaha 90
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: 1989 Montauk 17, Yamaha 90

Check the spark plug wires. The rubber boot on the plug wire may not be making good contact with the spark plug electrode. I owned some 1987 Yamaha three-cylinder engines. I had to use a nylon cable tie to increase tension of the rubber spark plug boot to hold it in place on the spark plug electrode...
by jimh
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Materials and Methods to Use to Mount a Transom Transducer
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Materials and Methods to Use to Mount a Transom Transducer

Of the three choices, I would select Option-1 or Option-3. On my boats I have directly mounted the transducer to the transom, but on my current boat, the transom has collected quite a few unused holes from prior transducer mountings, some by the previous owner and one set by me. The transom is getti...
by jimh
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1989 Montauk 17, Yamaha 90
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: 1989 Montauk 17, Yamaha 90

As seen in Fig.1. the battery is on Port. Move the battery to Starboard. Propeller torque tends to make the boat lean to Port, and having the battery on Port increases that tendency.
by jimh
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Transom-mount Transducer Location: Single Engine, V-hull
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Transom-mount Transducer Location: Single Engine, V-hull

I don't have any particular knowledge of the recommended SONAR transducer transom mounting location for a 240 OUTRAGE, but the general scheme for mounting a transom-mount SONAR transducer is given in an article in the REFERENCE section at: SONAR Transducers http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference...
by jimh
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 130 SUPER SPORT Trim Tabs
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: 2019 130 SUPER SPORT Trim Tabs

When accelerating onto plane with your 2019 130 SUPER SPORT with two people aboard, are you setting the engine for maximum down-trim? If yes, and the bow rise is still too prolonged for your liking, you should contact Boston Whaler for advice on this new boat. Boston Whaler should have some remedy f...
by jimh
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 3806

Re: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas

The three plastic rail clamps (seen in illustration Figure 6 above) look like stock items. They may be these removable plastic rail clamps made by Seadog: http://www.sea-dog.com/groups/3604-removable-round-rail-mount-clamps Each clamp is about $13. Season sells them in pairs. Years ago I used two of...
by jimh
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 DAUNTLESS 160 Sea Trial
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: 2003 DAUNTLESS 160 Sea Trial

A7: Don’t buy a boat if you are not thrilled with the performance.

The seller’s reluctance to demonstrate the boat at wide-open-throttle speed was odd. Did the sea state prevent going to full speed?
by jimh
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Steering play in Baystar Hydraulic helm
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Steering play in Baystar Hydraulic helm

Where are you seeing and measuring the 0.5-inch play?

At the outboard engine tiller attachment to the hydraulic actuator?

At the steering wheel?
by jimh
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Three (Morning) Observations About Pontoon-hull Boats
Replies: 16
Views: 1226

Re: Three (Morning) Observations About Pontoon-hull Boats

I would like to see the mandatory USCG capacity plate on these pontoon-hull boats with 800-HP or 900-HP (or more) on their transom.

To know if the boat builder rated their boat for that much horsepower would be interesting.
by jimh
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying Prototype Boat From Boston Whaler
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: Buying Prototype Boat From Boston Whaler

Frank—no “beating”, just trying to figure out what was different about the “prototype” model. There are a few one-of-a-kind Boston Whaler boats out there that perhaps were prototypes or trial models, but, as I understand the narrative here, the boat under discussion is a 2018-model 170 MONTAUK, made...
by jimh
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Ultrasonic Carburetor Cleaner
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Ultrasonic Carburetor Cleaner

I used to work for BRANSON--a very well known brand for ultrasonic cleaners--but not in the division that made ultrasonic cleansers. Branson was started by Norm Branson way back in the 1960's in Connecticut. If you can buy other brands for such little cost, I am surprised they are able to stay in bu...
by jimh
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: HONDA 50 Engine Warning Lamps
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: HONDA 50 Engine Warning Lamps

I searched the Internet, and all I found was a manual titled "Owner's Manual for 9 foot - 17 foot Models,"...Does anyone know where I can get a "real" owner's user manual? The manual you found by searching "the internet" is a manual I created on-line from a printed man...
by jimh
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 130 SUPER SPORT Trim Tabs
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: 2019 130 SUPER SPORT Trim Tabs

I don't think trim tabs have often been installed on any 13-foot skiff. A small and light 13-foot boat is sensitive to placement of crew weight. A slight adjustment in crew weight location will generally have a significant influence on trim on the boat, both lateral and fore-and-aft.
by jimh
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2003 160 DAUNTLESS Has Gasoline Odor in Middle Console
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: 2003 160 DAUNTLESS Has Gasoline Odor in Middle Console

MILLIE--I don't recall anyone ever using the term "middle console" to mean a center console. "Middle" console suggests there are two other consoles and you are talking about the one in middle.
by jimh
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying Prototype Boat From Boston Whaler
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: Buying Prototype Boat From Boston Whaler

ANDY--there are details about the 2018-model-year 170 MONTAUK changes and links to photos at

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2588#p14681
by jimh
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: HONDA 50 Engine Warning Lamps
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: HONDA 50 Engine Warning Lamps

I searched the Internet, and all I found was a manual titled "Owner's Manual for 9 foot - 17 foot Models,"...Does anyone know where I can get a "real" owner's user manual? The manual you found by searching "the internet" is a manual I created on-line from a printed man...