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by jimh
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Garmin Echo 94 SV to Nema 0183 Autopilot
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: Garmin Echo 94 SV to Nema 0183 Autopilot

Are you certain that the Garmin EchoMap 94 does not have NMEA-0183?

I believe the EchoMap 90 series has NMEA-0183. See

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=816#p5350
by jimh
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Divorce Forces Boat Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Divorce Forces Boat Sale

Occasionally you read a notice of for-sale for a boat in which the seller discloses his motivation: a divorce settlement. The divorce proceedings between a Russian "oligarch"--I think that translates as master thief of state property--and his wife has resulted in a court decision in the Un...
by jimh
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Identify hull from stencil number
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Identify hull from stencil number

I received an email soliciting my opinion about the stencil number shown in an attached image, which I show below: stencilNumberSMALL.jpg My interpretation of the image: the hull has been repainted but the stencil number was protected; the stencil number appears to be the original. The stencil numbe...
by jimh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: AIS Class B Transponders: Recent USCG Approvals
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: AIS Class B Transponders: Recent USCG Approvals

The most recent USCG approval for a AIS Class-B transponder was issued April 10, 2018, Below is USCG approval number (with hyperlink), date of approval, and manufacturer-model name: 165.156/35/0 , Tuesday, April 10, 2018, SRT Marine Technology Ltd., SRT Iris Automatic Identification System (AIS) Cla...
by jimh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 MONTAUK with 115-HP is Under-power
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: 190 MONTAUK with 115-HP is Under-power

A simple but very reasonable analysis can be made by comparing the weight-to-horsepower ratio of the two models. The less weight for each horsepower, the better performance to be expected. I use the weight reported in the factory test data as the weight. This should be a good comparison because the ...
by jimh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 SPORT Trailer
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: 150 SPORT Trailer

ASIDE to DUTCH: for even better stories, come boating with us and have a few beers. Then we get out all the really good stories.
by jimh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1999 OUTRAGE 17 with E-TEC 150: First Ride
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: 1999 OUTRAGE 17 with E-TEC 150: First Ride

While a nice top speed is generally welcome, I don't think that everyone needs to set up their Boston Whaler for the absolutely highest possible top speed. To get the highest possible top speed often means setting engine height as high as possible, selecting propellers for maximum speed, acceleratin...
by jimh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Aftermarket Voltage Regulator for GPS/SONAR Over-voltage
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Aftermarket Voltage Regulator for GPS/SONAR Over-voltage

DId you buy the CDI rectifier-regulator I mentioned in my earlier reply?
by jimh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2016 170 Montauk Trailer Guide Bunks
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: 2016 170 Montauk Trailer Guide Bunks

Phil's comments about the importance of the trailer's depth of immersion are extremely good advice. I have water-level marks on my tall white PVC posts (with black tape) that show the perfect water depth. When I back the trailer down the ramp, I watch these marks in the rear view mirror, using them ...
by jimh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1999 OUTRAGE 17 with E-TEC 150: First Ride
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: 1999 OUTRAGE 17 with E-TEC 150: First Ride

To get some feeling for how the anti-ventilation plate should appear relative to the water flow around the plate, you can find a number of pictures of various boats and engines that show the A-V plate at A-V PLATE PICTURES http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/006491.html Here is a view of my bo...
by jimh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Propeller Rattle with Mercury VENGEANCE 18
Replies: 1
Views: 47

[Is there a way to] tell if I..have a FLO-TORQ hub currently? You can identify if your present propeller is a FLO-TORQ hub propeller by visual examination. Mercury has been using FLO-TORQ hubs for many years. Because the VENGEANCE propeller is a more recent product, I suspect that all VENGEANCE pro...
by jimh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Windshield snap clips replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Windshield snap clips replacement

Do I have to remove the windshield ...or can I just force the edges of the clip into the grooves? The snap clips I showed above in an image can easily be installed into the windshield frame. On the windshield frame there should be two grooves spaced apart the same distance as the ears of the snap c...
by jimh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1976 SPORT 13: Length of Remote Control Cable
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: 1976 SPORT 13: Length of Remote Control Cable

I should have mentioned: I am assuming you have side-mount controls and they will be on the starboard gunwale.
by jimh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 13-footer Camper-Tent Conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: 13-footer Camper-Tent Conversion

A classic 13-footer is a very useful boat, but I don't think I would want to camp on it. Someone certainly put a lot of thought, design, and effort into that accessory, but it is just a curiosity for me. Maybe were I 50-years younger it would have more appeal. But even today I have my doubts about 1...
by jimh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2016 170 Montauk Trailer Guide Bunks
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: 2016 170 Montau Trailer Guide Bunks

richiemac wrote:...I'm quite excited...


I think that emotion came through in your post. Boating often does add excitement--or sometimes a bit of panic.
by jimh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2016 170 Montauk Trailer Guide Bunks
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: 2016 170 Montauk Trailer Guide Bunks

I am interested in [trailer]guide bunks [for a c.2016 170 MONTAUK.] Trailer guide are a good addition, but I don't think side bunks are particularly necessary or the best option. I have been using the taller white PVC poles mounted at the extreme rear of the trailer. The tall poles keep the stern o...
by jimh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Uniden MHS335 Handheld Radio with TEXT MESSAGING
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Uniden MHS335 Handheld Radio with TEXT MESSAGING

The feature of the MHS 335 radio that allows text messaging is certainly the most interesting component in the radio, and for the moment I am ignoring its other features to comment further on just the text messaging. The ability of VHF Marine Band radios to exchange text messages has been mentioned ...
by jimh
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1976 SPORT 13: Length of Remote Control Cable
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: 1976 SPORT 13: Length of Remote Control Cable

I believe the usual rigging method for mechanical remote control cables will have them run back from the starboard gunwale along the gunwale toward the transom, make a 90-degree turn to run parallel to the transom, and then make a 270-degree loop to go to the engine. I suggest you measure that path ...
by jimh
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 SPORT Trailer
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: 150 SPORT Trailer

ASIDE: I am not certain what Dutch's acronym EAFL means. My best guess is "English as a foreign language." ASIDE to DUTCH--you might like this anecdote. The famous physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer was teaching at UC-Berkeley. He asked one of his graduate students to fill in for him at a lec...
by jimh
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Uniden MHS335 Handheld Radio with TEXT MESSAGING
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Uniden MHS335 Handheld Radio with TEXT MESSAGING

UNIDEN has a VHF Marine Band handheld 6-Watt radio MHS 335 with a very unusual feature: the radio can send text messages to other "VHF text message capable radios." I don't know exactly what that means. One interpretation is that the MHS 335 can send text messages to other Uniden MHS 335 r...
by jimh
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.2016 150 SUPER SPORT: Installing Bow Railing
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: c.2016 150 SUPER SPORT: Installing Bow Railing

Among some models of Boston Whaler boats, there are many options available at time of purchase regarding railings, including options to delete railings, particularly the bow railing. As mentioned above, to climb aboard a boat like a 150 SUPER SPORT at the bow, the railing will become an obstacle, no...
by jimh
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability

The reports above about boat speeds mix between MPH and nautical-miles-per-hour. All my mentions of boat speeds are in statute miles per hour or MPH. When I said the guys I cruise with want to run 28-MPH or more to stay on plane, you can convert that to nautical-miles-per-hour by dividing by 1.1515....
by jimh
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1980 Outrage 22 hull with 5-inch Jack Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: c.1980 Outrage 22 hull with 5-inch Jack Plate

I set the final engine height position with the jack plates based on where the anti-ventilation plate ran with respect to the water flowing on the gear case. That is a much better reference for engine height than some arbitrary measurement from the keel. Here is a image I posted years ago showing th...
by jimh
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1969 MONTAUK Rain Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: 1969 MONTAUK Rain Cover

Go to a big-box store like Home Depot. Buy a tarp. Buy some PVC pipe. Make a rain cover.
by jimh
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability

By the way, there nothing MAGIC in calculating these estimates. Let me show you how to do it the old fashioned way. Let's use the three factors I used above: HP=350 LBS=5800 HULL CONSTANT = 180 The Crouch's method predicts the boat speed will be the product of the HULL CONSTANT times the square-root...
by jimh
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability

With 350-HP it should be really fast. Tell me the total boat weight, and I can estimate the top speed. Here is a rough guess: the total boat weight will be 5,800-lbs. Using the method proposed by naval architect George Crouch and mentioned by fellow naval architect Dave Geer in his terrific book PRO...
by jimh
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1999 OUTRAGE 17 with E-TEC 150: First Ride
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: 1999 OUTRAGE 17 with E-TEC 150: First Ride

If the legacy E-TEC 150 is a 25-inch shaft then the gear ratio is 1:85:1. The propeller SLIP can be calculated as follows: RPM = 5800 RATIO = 1.85 PITCH = 17 SLIP = to be calculated MPH = 41 SLIP calculates to 19, which is very high for a moderate planing hull at that speed. You probably have the en...
by jimh
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1999 OUTRAGE 17 with E-TEC 150: First Ride
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: 1999 OUTRAGE 17 with E-TEC 150: First Ride

For describing engine mounting height, please use the preferred description method by indicating the number of units of "holes" or 0.75-inch increments the engine has been raised from its lowest possible transom mounting position. This method eliminates all ambiguity about engine mounting ...
by jimh
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1999 OUTRAGE 17 with E-TEC 150: First Ride
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: 1999 OUTRAGE 17 with E-TEC 150: First Ride

Selecting proper propeller pitch is highly influenced by gear ratio, so before offering any comments about the performance, please clarify the engine and its gear ratio. What is the gear ratio of the E-TEC engine? What is the shaft length? (Gear ratio varies with shaft length on some models.) Are yo...
by jimh
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1998 13 GLS missing parts
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Re: 1998 13 GLS missing parts

To get advice on making a modification to your Boston Whaler boat like adding a swim ladder, please start a thread on that topic in the REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS forum. THE GAM is a general forum, but when topics are better suited to other, more specific forums, it is best to discuss them there. Thr...
by jimh
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Exact Color for Blue Paint to Match 13-footer Interior
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Exact Color for Blue Paint to Match 13-footer Interior

A good thread to review that shows a nice restoration of a 13-footer can be found at

My Dad and I Bought A Boat
http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1063
by jimh
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Exact Color for Blue Paint to Match 13-footer Interior
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Exact Color for Blue Paint to Match 13-footer Interior

I suggest you watch this very well done presentation from JAMESTOWN TV published on youTube that demonstrates the restoration of a blue interior on an older 13-foot Boston Whaler boat; it should give you some ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUOlWPvgLfQ Unlike a lot of the horrible stuff avail...
by jimh
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Exact Color for Blue Paint to Match 13-footer Interior
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Exact Color for Blue Paint to Match 13-footer Interior

The interior color of a Boston Whaler 13-footer, if a shade of blue, is not a paint color. The interior color is in the gel coat resin. The last 13-footers made with a blue gel coat interior go back to at least 1971 and perhaps to 1958. This means the gel coat color has now been exposed to the envir...
by jimh
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15-footer Refurbished
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: 15-footer Refurbished

I don't recall seeing a 15-footer interior with white deck and blue non-skid areas before. It is a bit novel. Generally the 15-foot hull never had a blue interior, just an off-white. I had a 1976 SPORT 15, stencil number in the 300's for the series. The deck was one color.
by jimh
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability

While not affecting the ride and stability, the center console on the 1996 OUTRAGE 24 is beautiful. I think it one of the best center consoles designs used by Boston Whaler. It is a work of art. Can you tell I like this model?
by jimh
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability

As I mentioned earlier, the hull on a classic c.1985 OUTRAGE 25 is a completely different hull design than the hull on a 1996 OUTRAGE 24. The 1996 OUTRAGE 24 hull will have more deadrise at the stern and a finer bow entry. As a result, the ride characteristics will be different between the two models
by jimh
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1998 13 GLS missing parts
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Re: 1998 13 GLS missing parts

Components used in assembly of Boston Whaler boats like anchor locker hatch locks are typically not fabricated by Boston Whaler themselves. They usually use good-quality standard marine hardware. I'd browse through some marine hardware catalogs to see if there is anything available now in production...
by jimh
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1998 13 GLS missing parts
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Re: 1998 13 GLS missing parts

To get advice on how to refurbish the fiberglass molded seat back, please start a new thread on that topic in the REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS forum.
by jimh
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1998 13 GLS missing parts
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Re: 1998 13 GLS missing parts

It will be extremely unlikely that there is any aftermarket source of a fiberglass molded part like a hatch cover for a Boston Whaler boat made in 1998. The market for such parts would be extremely small, and any fabricator would never have these parts on the shelf waiting for a customer. It will al...
by jimh
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1998 13 GLS missing parts
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Re: 1998 13 GLS missing parts

For advice on upholstery replacements, see

Original Equipment Manufacturers and
Recommended Vendors

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/refere ... upholstery

If you follow the links provided, you should end up at

http://amfg.us/13-gls/
by jimh
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 15: Cover for electrical terminal block
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: SPORT 15: Cover for electrical terminal block

Mattzilla5 wrote:Search eBay using the search terms "electronics project box."


Does this search get you a Desert Tan cover for a 15-footer?
by jimh
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.2016 150 SUPER SPORT: Installing Bow Railing
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: c.2016 150 SUPER SPORT: Installing Bow Raili

If a bow rail is desired on a 150 SUPER SPORT, I suggest that only the OEM bow rail be installed. Contact a dealer to get a quote on the cost. Boston Whaler boats generally have been designed with very good aesthetics, and highly visible elements of the boat, like a bow railing, have been designed t...
by jimh
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1971 13-footer
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: c.1971 13-footer

New to your forum so hello. Hello Dave. The forum represents only a small portion of the information that has been collected and organized on the CONTINUOUSWAVE WEBSITE since the website began c.1994. You should browse the website beginning from its top page, and you will find links to many more re...
by jimh
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability

Regarding the stability of a 1996 OUTRAGE 24 boat, I don't know what sort of data you are seeking. I have never seen any literature published by Boston Whaler (or any recreational boat manufacturer) that discloses test data for stability of the hull in any form. Recreational boat hulls usually are n...
by jimh
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: 1996 OUTRAGE 24 Ride and Stability

I love the hull design on the 1996 OUTRAGE 24. It is a Van Lancker hull. The original hull design was used for the 23 WALKAROUND--another great Boston Whaler. This hull has a deeper V-hull than the earlier OUTRAGE hulls designed by Bob Dougherty. It takes more horsepower to get up on plane and stay ...
by jimh
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1982 Evinrude E70ELCN stalls 1700-2000 RPM
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: 1982 Evinrude E70ELCN stalls 1700-2000 RPM

Typically when you push in the ignition key switch you get a fuel enrichment. While I am not certain how that works on a 70-HP, it often operates an electrical solenoid valve that lets a lot more fuel flow into the intake manifold, completely bypassing the carburetors. If that action causes the engi...
by jimh
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 90-HP Engine Falls Flat at Full Throttle
Replies: 21
Views: 1026

Re: 90-HP Engine Falls Flat at Full Throttle

STEEL'--thanks very much for the detailed follow-up.

Have you determined how the water got into the fuel tank and contaminated the fuel?
by jimh
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
Replies: 49
Views: 2417

Re: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation

The St. Lawrence Seaway opened for navigation for the 2018 Season on March 29, 2018 at 0800-hours, with transit restrictions in place for draft. Ships transiting the seaway were advised: Allowable Draft In the Montreal and Lake Ontario Section, the maximum allowable draft will be 80.0 dm (26' 3"...
by jimh
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating
Replies: 14
Views: 223

Re: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating

The ability to fetch near-real-time weather RADAR data by subscribing to a service that transmits the data from satellite is another great method for boaters to get very accurate and up-to-the-minute weather data. In a narrative of one of many cruises we have made to the North Channel of Lake Huron,...
by jimh
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: DSC and ATIS
Replies: 0
Views: 57

DSC and ATIS

Digital selective calling (DSC) is a global standard used by stations in the VHF Marine Band and on other maritime bands to implement ship identification and direct station-to-station calling. The automatic transmitter identification system (ATIS) is a regional system used in Europe ONLY on inland w...