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by Buckda
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Danger in Cold Water
Replies: 12
Views: 4473

Re: Danger in Cold Water

When "summer" camp starts in the Eastern UP (April 29), the bay is usually just a few weeks ice-free. Three years ago, there was still ice on the shallow parts of the bay when we began giving "swim tests" so students could sail our Sunfish. Only the hardiest of college students g...
by Buckda
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Highway Speed When Towing
Replies: 12
Views: 5033

Re: Highway Speed When Towing

55-60 on secondary roads
65-70 on limited access highways and interstates
by Buckda
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Mid-Michigan Best Fuel Stop
Replies: 3
Views: 3782

Re: Mid-Michigan Best Fuel Stop

Holiday in Gaylord also has ethanol free fuel, however, it is not convenient. If you're heading back into Canada via Sault Ste. Marie, the Holiday on the Business Spur in Soo Michigan has ethanol free fuel at every pump for your buying pleasure before you enter Canada. It's a bit off the highway - p...
by Buckda
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying new trailer: Single v. Tandem
Replies: 16
Views: 6163

Re: Buying new trailer: Single v. Tandem

Butch - Interesting. I agree on the tire scubbing during tight turns (backing). I have found that backing a tandem is easier because it is less likely to turn quickly, which allows you more time to make minute adjustments at the steering wheel than with a single. I guess it's personal preference. I ...
by Buckda
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying new trailer: Single v. Tandem
Replies: 16
Views: 6163

Re: Buying new trailer: Single v. Tandem

All things being equal, I would choose a tandem trailer over a single axle trailer. The biggest reasons include additional safety and security on the roadway should you have a blowout on one side, a more predictable tow, and much better backing characteristics. The drawbacks include the additional c...
by Buckda
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cobia/Conquest
Replies: 2
Views: 1843

Cobia/Conquest

While cruising on Indian River (N. Michigan) this weekend, I continued to describe and inform my fiancee on the finer points of all things Whaler - pointing out boats, differences, etc. I came across one that was partially obscured in it's boatwell and said "there's a newer cabin model - a Conq...
by Buckda
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Wave Height Estimation; Differences Between Waves on Various Bodies of Water
Replies: 5
Views: 2968

Wave Height Estimation; Differences Between Waves on Various Bodies of Water

Let's tackle the differences in waves on different bodies of water first, as it's easiest: A four-foot high wave on an inland lake or small body of water can generally only be developed under pretty harsh wind conditions--meaning very closely stacked waves with steep faces, probably--almost surely--...
by Buckda
Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 25 Outrage – Drain for Fuel Tank Area
Replies: 5
Views: 2488

Re: 25 Outrage – Drain for Fuel Tank Area

From Jeff's photographs it looks like it may be possible to install a garboard drain and plug through the lower part of the aft fuel tank cavity bulkhead. It would be an easier less costly way to get rid of water in the fuel tank cavity though not necessarily as effective as Jeff's solution. Drains...
by Buckda
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: It's been long time
Replies: 5
Views: 2868

Re: It's been long time

Hi Rob! Welcome back. It seems I have the sad duty to inform you that Tony is no longer with us. He is missed by all, but I especially miss our frequent emails.
by Buckda
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 Outrage 25 Re-power
Replies: 9
Views: 4573

Re: 1983 Outrage 25 repower

I have a 1983 25' Outrage Cuddy. The boat had twin 130 HP 2-strokes when I bought it. I felt that the power was adequate, but barely. The hull wants more HP, although I could get it up on plane with a single 130 without real trouble. I felt the top end speed was lacking (mid 30's). That said, I also...
by Buckda
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 25 Outrage Dimensions: Bow Eye to Transom
Replies: 6
Views: 3177

Re: 25 Outrage Dimensions: Bow Eye to Transom

I mentioned my Outrage Cuddy merely to illustrate that Boston Whaler was indeed making the 25' Hull in 1983. I did not intend to indicate that you might have the Cuddy version of this hull.
by Buckda
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Vernal Equinox
Replies: 11
Views: 4623

Re: Vernal Equinox

Yoopers can't wait for sunshine and green grass. Three weeks from today I will have 350 college students on site and need to have at least one rescue boat and the people mover in the water and ready to go. Moving boats around yesterday as their indoor storage facility is being converted next weekend...
by Buckda
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Reference: Secondary Location for HIN on c. 2001 13' Sport Hulls
Replies: 0
Views: 1578

Reference: Secondary Location for HIN on c. 2001 13' Sport Hulls

I was de-rigging one of our 2001 13' Sport boats yesterday to perform a powerplant transplant. The replacement engine is a different make, so it required a complete de-rig. When I removed the throttle control box at the helm, I noticed that there is a secondary HIN location on these hulls. Not sure ...
by Buckda
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moeller 22-gallon On-deck Fuel Tank
Replies: 23
Views: 8933

Re: Moeller 22-gallon On-deck Fuel Tank

Phil T: "Does one honestly believe that Mercury would engineer an outboard that would only work with their proprietary tank?" Well, their parent company is interested in forcing customers to buy proprietary outboards with their boats, so yes. Yes. I honestly believe that if they could get ...
by Buckda
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-finishing Mahogany
Replies: 15
Views: 6086

Re: Re-finishing Mahogany

You can start the finish after 150 grit or 180 grit sanding. Be sure to wipe the board down with a tack cloth before adding finish. Then 220 grit between coats if you let it cure (see instructions on the can). 220 grit before the final topcoat. Since you've taken it down to bare wood, you will want ...
by Buckda
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Bow Cleat Removal
Replies: 6
Views: 2610

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 Bow Cleat Removal

The most important tool you'll use is patience. On the successful removal attempt from my 25, I let penetrating oil work on the threads for over a week. Also, make certain you have an appropriately sized driver bit for the task. An undersized bit will strip the screw head more quickly. I definitely ...
by Buckda
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Transom Weight for Older 17-footer
Replies: 9
Views: 3712

Re: Transom weight for an old 17

We have a 2006 Mercury 90 HP fourstroke on a 1972 Katama at camp. It is terrible. I'm currently looking for a classic 21' Outrage to hang that motor on, and considering moving our 50 HP Honda to the Katama from the pontoon boat it is currently on. 400 LBS is too much weight on the transom - wet feet...
by Buckda
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 25 Outrage Dimensions: Bow Eye to Transom
Replies: 6
Views: 3177

Re: 25 Outrage Dimensions: Bow Eye to Transom

My 25' Outrage Cuddy is an '83.
by Buckda
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1984 Outrage 25: Adding Hermco Bracket
Replies: 23
Views: 13736

Re: 1984 Outrage 25: Adding Hermco Bracket

Russell - Looks great! I'd consider fully enclosing the transom if you can still tilt the motors clear. If not, you should raise it at least 5 inches. I'm actually planning to start that modification to my 25 this summer - raising the transom 5 inches and then mounting the "new" 200 HP Yam...
by Buckda
Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: First Post On New Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 23958

Re: First Post On New Forum

Welcome aboard!
by Buckda
Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: First Post On New Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 23958

Re: First Post On New Forum

Test for the caption option.

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Isle Royale Boardwalk
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by Buckda
Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: First Post On New Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 23958

Re: First Post On New Forum

Testing from phone...
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Okay. It doesn't like images straight from the phone (file size). The above image is from Facebook. Still trying to get the file size figured out. It is still looking like great software Jim!
by Buckda
Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: First Post On New Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 23958

Re: First Post On New Forum

This is gonna be admirable for trip reports...
by Buckda
Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: First Post On New Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 23958

Re: First Post On New Forum

Testing Photos...

What is the max/recommended file size for photos? Looks like it won't resize the file automatically (i.e. if you try to dump a huge photo file it won't re-size it, it just rejects the image as too large.

This is an OLD photo of my 15' Whaler the first year I had it...
by Buckda
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: First Post On New Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 23958

Re: First Post On New Forum

Dave checking in!