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by jimh
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging

Wyowanderer wrote:Onboard installed fuel tank does not have a vent screw.


Below-deck fuel tanks have a vent, usually on the hull side and high above the waterline, connected to the tank by a hose. Mud wasps like to build nests in the vent fittings, which blocks the vent.
by jimh
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging

An engine that has not been run in ten years could have residues in the fuel system where the gasoline evaporated and left behind the oil mixed with it.
by jimh
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging

If fuel leaks OUT of a hose, air will leak INTO the hose. The hose to the engine from the fuel tank on a boat is under negative pressure (vacuum) and could easily be sucking in air. The leak should be repaired as the next step in the process of remedy of the apparent lack of fuel at high throttle se...
by jimh
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging

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by jimh
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging

Rubber fuel hose for use with gasoline on a boat must meet USCG ratings. That such fuel hose can be found at an auto part store may be speculative.
by jimh
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1986 OUTRAGE 18, $9,500 in New Jersey
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: FS: 1986 OUTRAGE 18, $9,500 in New Jersey

The asking price is very reasonable.
by jimh
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Hardtop for 2002 255 Conquest
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: WTB: Hardtop for 2002 255 Conquest

The MARKETPLACE forum is NOT for discussions or soliciting advice. If you wish to solicit advice or discuss a particular boat and options available, start a thread in an appropriate discussion forum.
by jimh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1997 Outrage 17 II Re-power
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: 1997 Outrage 17 II Re-power

The new E-TEC G2 has better fuel economy than the legacy E-TEC engines by quite a margin.
by jimh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Evinrude E-TEC G2 Three-cylinder Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 631

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

An article about the new three-cylinder G2 E-TEC engines on BOATTEST.COM says the ROTAX engines (a sister company to Evinrude) which are similar to the new G2 engines have such great fuel economy they are being used in military drone aircraft.
by jimh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler 9'
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Boston Whaler 9'

The purpose of this website is not to help flippers exploit people interested in classic Boston Whaler boats. Find another site for your questions.
by jimh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean

So the main jet is not the same in both 30-HP and 50-HP engines? Is that what you are saying?
by jimh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 2955

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop

Interesting data. Thanks for providing it. Your data shows the three-bladed propeller seems to give the best all round performance—not a surprise for me. A propeller can create stern lift, which can reduce wetted surface and wake, resulting in improved performance. Of course, stern lift tends to pus...
by jimh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean

I am surprised that the high-speed (main) jet is the same for both the 30-HP and 50-HP engines.
by jimh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 Ventura 21
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: 2001 Ventura 21

If I were the USCG, Harbor Master or Marine Patrol, I would stop [a 21 VETURA with ten aboard] the moment I saw you for a safety inspection. Oh yeah, I think your reaction will be typical of any agency on the water whose purpose is to perform safety inspections. Better have 10 working, in perfect c...
by jimh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 Ventura 21
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: 2001 Ventura 21

Q3. Has anyone ever installed an auxiliary' engine on a 21 Ventura? I expect that chances that SOMEONE has done this are very high. Whether or not anyone reading this thread has will be a different answer. I don't understand why you want to know if an auxiliary engine has EVER been installed on the...
by jimh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1997 Outrage 17 II Re-power
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: 1997 Outrage 17 Re-power

What is the primary goal for a new engine purchase? Is lowest noise at idle most important? Is lightest weight most important? Usually reliability, freedom from repair, and lack of expensive required routine maintenance are given much higher priority. I recommend finding a trustworthy dealer with a ...
by jimh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1987 Mercury 150-HP Fuel Pump
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: 1987 Mercury 150-HP Fuel Pump

The fuel pump is usually operated by vacuum pulses from the crankcase via a check valve. Examine that hose and the check valve.
by jimh
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2008 190 Outrage bilge smells like gasoline
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: 2008 190 Outrage bilge smells like gasoline

When you removed the plug in the sump drain, if there were gasoline mixed with the water you should have seen a sheen of the gasoline on the water surface.
by jimh
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2008 190 Outrage bilge smells like gasoline
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: 2008 190 Outrage bilge smells like gasoline

Detecting the odor of gasoline is a concern. If the fuel tank is plastic, it may have some permeability and be emitting a slight trace of gasoline odor. I recommend you contact Boston Whaler customers service. Inquire if an odor of gasoline is normal or abnormal. Another source of a gasoline odor ma...
by jimh
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Morse Controls Hydraulic Steering Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Morse Controls Hydraulic Steering Repair

Butch has expressed my sentiments. With a 20-foot boat the engine is probably 150-HP. A new BayStar helm, hoses, and actuator may be a good investment. Reliable steering is a rather important element for safe operation. Also: some old hydraulic steering systems relied on an air pressure chamber havi...
by jimh
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rail Components Made of Brass
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Rail stanchion

The rail post base is actually an oarlock The oarlock is mounted upside down. When Dick Fisher was showing his new boats at a boat show in Chicago, they did not have rails. Another exhibitor was impressed with the boat, but he thought it needed rails. He made boat fittings. During the show he bent s...
by jimh
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

To those who wait good things will come.
by jimh
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Morse Controls Hydraulic Steering Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Morse Controls Hydraulic Steering Repair

I believe Morse hydraulic steering was taken over by Teleflex. Teleflex now may be SeaStar. Try contacting those companies. Since the product you will be asking about is 41-years-old, you will need to talk to some at least 60-years-old in order to have knowledge of those old systems. Also contact a ...
by jimh
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Evinrude E-TEC G2 Three-cylinder Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 631

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

Would electronic throttle mean electronic cruise control? No. Electronic shift and throttle means there are electrical motors that move the levers on the engine that control the throttle and shift. Boat throttles don’t have a spring-return to idle. They stay where you set them—unless there is a lot...
by jimh
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 Ventura 21
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: 2001 Ventura 21

I'm looking at a 2001 Ventura 21 with its original 225 OptiMax with just under 100 hours. For an engine to have only been run 100-hours in about 18-years of use is very unusual. The boat and engine may have very little use, and if they have been sitting for a long time without use, there could be p...
by jimh
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 Ventura 21
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: 2001 Ventura 21

Q4: Would 8 to 9-HP be sufficient? A4: Yes. Q5. The outboard: Aside from lower unit fluid changes, fuel filters, and spark plugs, the 100 hour engine has not had any major services. Anything that I should have looked at? A5: I recommend you locate a local Mercury dealer. Visit the dealelrship. Spea...
by jimh
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Battery Charger used on 2005 GUARDIAN 25
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Battery Charger used on 2005 GUARDIAN 25

Are you certain the charger was delivered with the boat from Boston Whaler? What is the HIN on the boat? If it starts with BWC, call Boston Whaler customer service and inquire with them about the charger. If the HIN starts WCG, call Brunswick Commercial and Government Products customer service. Usua...
by jimh
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Help interpreting HIN
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Help interpreting HIN

The production month code "C" means March, and that makes more sense for the boat to be a model year 1987. We now have the answer to why the HIN you reported as being on your boat did not match the requirements of federal law; your report of the HIN was probably based on an inaccurate tran...
by jimh
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a boat
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Buying a boat

Please put captions on all pictures. Your narrative of your trip to buy the boat and trailer it home is interesting, and it may provide some insight to future buyers regarding the necessity of establishing the road-worthiness of very old boat trailers. To become acquainted with the usual problems en...
by jimh
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Repowering 1989 Outrage 18
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: Repowering 1989 Outrage 18

I don't see how the new propeller will cause the engine to be able to accelerate to a higher engine speed. Generally a stainless steel propeller will create more load for the engine than an aluminum propeller when the diameter and pitch of both are the same.
by jimh
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Evinrude E-TEC G2 Three-cylinder Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 631

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

With my normal constraints abandoned, I have had thoughts about how a pair of E-TEC three-cylinder 140-HP engines would look on the Whaler Drive of my REVENGE 22.
by jimh
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: Johnson 90-HP V4 Lugging

Here are some suggestions for the cause of the engine having difficulty accelerating under load (or lugging) due to electrical problems: Check the spark plug gap. Spark plug gap too wide seems to cause trouble when accelerating under load. Use an in-line spark tester to verify all cylinders have spa...
by jimh
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Evinrude E-TEC G2 Three-cylinder Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 631

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

Here is a link to an Evinrude presentation about their new 2020-production year products: https://youtu.be/W4IsP9dADsk?t=139 The link above skips several minutes of a montage of product shots. This presentation is packed with information; viewing is highly recommended. The presenter reveals that in ...
by jimh
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Navigation Lamp Connector Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Navigation Lamp Connector Repair

First, the MONTAUK 17 does not have a "sternlight". It generally has a white all-round light. Navigation lights are what will be seen by other boats, and the light comes from a lamp. On a MONTAUK 17 the white all-round light is usually provided by a pole-mounted lamp. Also, I do not know w...
by jimh
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Help interpreting HIN
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Help interpreting HIN

[My boat's HIN] is BWC 9B012 0787. We are now depending entirely on your visual interpretation of the HIN. Please post a close-up image of the actual HIN from the hull. You may be misinterpreting a letter or number. I read [in the FAQ] the month built [in the HIN format in use after 1984] is design...
by jimh
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1973 Montauk Re-power for a Fisherman
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: 1973 Montauk Re-power for a Fisherman

My theory on what engine to buy: buy the engine that fits you needs and has the best local dealer support. A huge factor in my decision to buy the engine I did was my very good impression of the dealer that would sell it and then service it. It also helped that initially I could re-use all the engin...
by jimh
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 2020

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

Although the originator of this discussion has not made any comments about the several ideas presented nor replied to the several follow-up questions asked of him, I am very impressed with the several methods illustrated here for creating down rigger mounting bases. Thanks to all for your ideas and ...
by jimh
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1973 Montauk Re-power for a Fisherman
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: 1973 Montauk Re-power

For a classic 17-foot MONTAUK boat, my impression is the most popular engine for re-powering has been the Evinrude E-TEC 90-HP legacy three-cylinder engine. The Evinrude E-TEC 90-HP engine is a very good fit for the MONTAUK in terms of its size, weight, appearance, and performance. The Evinrude E-TE...
by jimh
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Thwart Seats on Older 13-footer
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Thwart Seats on Older 13-footer

Q1: [Is the mounting of the thwart seats as seen in Fig.1. below a problem]? The mounting of the seats is not original. I do not believe there is any wood reinforcement below the lip in the hull liner. The mounting screws are probably just fastened to thin laminate and foam. Compare the wood locati...
by jimh
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Refurbish Deck Caulking
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Refurbish Deck Caulking

FLORIS--you make a very interesting point about UV color shift. Thanks for that comment. Also regarding using a silicon sealant, I earlier mentioned in another thread but will repeat here: Many silicon RTV-type sealants will create acetic acid as they cure. This can be a problem, particularly around...
by jimh
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Evinrude E-TEC G2 Three-cylinder Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 631

New Evinrude E-TEC G2 Three-cylinder Engines

Evinrude has introduced a new line of E-TEC second generation or G2 engines based on a 1.865-liter three-cylinder in-line block of new design. This new E-TEC G2 three-cylinder will be offered in models with horsepower designations of 115 High-Ouput, 140-HP, and 150-HP. These new three-cylinder model...
by jimh
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Refurbish Deck Caulking
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Color for deck caulking

For aesthetic reasons, if the boat uses Desert Tan gel coat, a pure white caulk may have too much contrast. Some off-white color for the caulk may be a better match to the Desert Tan gel coat than a pure white caulk. Because residential bathrooms use caulks in areas like showers and tubs, you may fi...
by jimh
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Refurbish Deck Caulking
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Removing deck

I'm not planning to remove the deck. If you use "deck" to refer to the cockpit deck on an OUTRAGE 18, you cannot "remove the deck." It is an integral part of the Unibond hull. There is no way to remove it from the hull except by destruction of the hull. Typically there are areas...
by jimh
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Refurbish Deck Caulking
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Refurbish Deck Caulking

Q1: how clean must [the areas where there was old caulking] be before I apply new [caulking]? Q2: must acetone be used to assure the surfaces are clean? A1, A2: In general, in order for a sealer to form a strong, durable, and watertight seal to a surface, the surface should be very clean and partic...
by jimh
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Refurbish Deck Caulking
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Refurbish Deck Caulking

Q5: [When I seal] thru-hull drains should I use [BoatLife Life Seal Sealant]? For advice on repair of thru-hull drains, please read the FAQ answer at: http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/FAQ/#Q12 For sealing the outward end of through-hull drains that will be underwater, be sure to use a sea...
by jimh
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Refurbish Deck Caulking
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Refurbish Deck Caulking

Q3: Why is [BoatLife Life Seal Sealant] better [than 3M4200 adhesive for caulking the seam on the deck]? As Phil as stated, products like 3M4200 and 3M5200 are adhesives and sealants. When two surfaces are bonded together with a very strong adhesive such as 3M5200, unbonding and separating the two ...
by jimh
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Making Desert Tan Bottom Paint
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Making Desert Tan Bottom Paint

If you decide to get the Petit VIVID white anti-fouling paint, you just need some brown universal colorant to tint the white to become Desert Tan. By my eye, the hue of Desert Tan is a yellowish-brown, the color of raw sienna. I don't think there are universal colorants called raw sienna, so you wil...
by jimh
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage

I would not expect a marine battery to last more than 7 years... The best pro-rated battery warranty period I have seen is 84-months: that is seven years. I had a Ford Autolite vehicle battery that was showing its age; it had an 84-month warranty period. I found a very faded cash register receipt: ...
by jimh
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage

JEFECINCO--my older Promariner battery maintainer goes not do a good job of restoring a high-capacity battery that has a significant discharge back to full charge. It will get rather warm trying to do that, and it seems like it takes forever. The battery I am using with the maintainer is a 70-Ampere...
by jimh
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Antenna Splitter for AM-FM Broadcast Band Receiver
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Antenna Splitter for AM-FM Broadcast Band Receiver

Regarding mentions that the inexpensive short wire AM/FM antennas have poor performance, there is one essential aspect of ANY antenna that will be used for reception of AM and FM broadcast: it should be vertically polarized if you want AM reception. If you get one of the three-foot wire antenna and ...