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by ConB
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Solace 345
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Solace 345

"Sōlace, the latest project by Everglades founder Stephen Dougherty, won in the category of Best Powerboat Under 35 feet, as well as Best Powerboat Overall, for the new Sōlace 345." https://solaceboats.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC2645-web.jpg This new hull sure looks a lot like our o...
by ConB
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: New trailer for 2003 190 Nantucket
Replies: 7
Views: 2754

Re: New trailer for 2003 190 Nantucket

If you are going to keep the boat for a while I would look for a Phoenix Trailer dealer in your area. Get a custom all bunk aluminum any way you want it.

Con
by ConB
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Speed and depth sounder reliability
Replies: 2
Views: 1516

Re: Speed and depth sounder reliability

I will try moving the transducer between the keel and were I have it mounted now and report back.

Thanks, Con
by ConB
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Speed and depth sounder reliability
Replies: 2
Views: 1516

Speed and depth sounder reliability

I am wondering at what speed I should be able to expect a reliable depth sounder reading. I have a 1987 Outrage 18 and have installed a new Garmin GT 23 transducer. Around 25 mph I loose depth readings. My old Garmin lost readings in the high 20s mph. It seems to me that the depth sounder should be ...
by ConB
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Wood Trim on MONTAUK console
Replies: 5
Views: 2928

Re: Wood Trim on MONTAUK console

There are different Cetols. The orange is nasty ugly. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/sikkens--cetol-marine-finish-natural-teak-color-quart--P004_128_002_501?pCode=8666026&mrkgcl=481&mrkgadid=3202694880&cm_mmc=PS-_-Google-_-GSC%3ENonB%3EProduct%2520Type-_-8666026&product_id=8666026&am...
by ConB
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Evinrude E-TEC G2 Three-cylinder Engines
Replies: 12
Views: 3756

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

I'm thinking a new white G2 150 3 cylinder would be great on my 1987 Outrage 18.

Con
by ConB
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lake Michigan Water Level
Replies: 9
Views: 4201

Re: Lake Michigan Water Level

And keep an extra good eye out for junk floating around the lakes. I've have had many dock sections, logs, and pilings wash up on my beach that left some one else's beach.

Con
by ConB
Fri May 31, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Location of Through-hull on OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 5
Views: 3017

Re: Bilge pump discharge hose thru hull

Mine exits were the gunwale cap and transom meet. Hose hung there by cable tie with a screw hole it it.

Con
by ConB
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: On Board Hand Tools
Replies: 17
Views: 4856

Re: On Board Hand Tools

Here is some reading material for you.

http://www.dayattherange.com/?page_id=3667

I have had good luck with Boeshield T-9 for rust prevention. But I live around the Great Lakes. Unsalted.

Con
by ConB
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Turquoise stickers
Replies: 10
Views: 4486

Re: Turquoise stickers

I have seen a Montauk with the aqua anniversary graphics. The sun top was aqua also.

My neighbor had an early 1990s 19' Outrage II that had the aqua graphics.

I was recently looking at an early 1990s Outrage 21 and it had aqua graphics.

There are a few out there.

Con
by ConB
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 740s Display Now Mirror Image
Replies: 8
Views: 4031

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 740s Problem

Butch, looking at the Garmin on line manual for your unit I see on page 84 is a touch screen recalibration. Maybe that is the problem.

I was in your neighborhood last New Years and my car Garmin needed a reset to get it working right. Found how to in the on line manual.

Con
by ConB
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 4725

Re: MONTAUK 17 Trailer

I would think the trailer would work. May be some minor adjustments.

An all-bunk trailer will be fine. Apply silicon to the bunks if they aren't slippery enough for you. But don't unhook the winch strap until the boat is in the water.

Con
by ConB
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: GPS Week Rollover Is Coming in April 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 7734

Re: GPS Week Rollover Is Coming in April 2019

Both of my Garmin hand helds are working. One is newer and fired right up. My older Garmin is always slow if it has sat for a while. The bad batteries may have had something to do with that too.

Con
by ConB
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer: Repair or Buy New
Replies: 15
Views: 3826

Re: Trailer: Repair or Buy New

Get a trailer wide enough that the hull fits between the fenders.

A standard Montauk or 1980/90 Outrage 18 will fit in a standard 7' high garage door.

And you will thank your self at shallow launch ramps.

Con
by ConB
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A 170 Montauk for South Florida Boating
Replies: 6
Views: 3552

Re: Considering a 170 Montauk in South Florida.

A Montauk 170 would be perfect for your use in Northern Michigan.

I bet it will be in Florida too. Easy to tow, launch and maintain.

Con
by ConB
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Obtaining Boat Title
Replies: 4
Views: 2271

Re: Obtaining Boat Title

Not all states title small boats. Does the boat have registration numbers on the bow? May be that's all there was and your state will gladly take your money to re-register it. Check with them.

Con
by ConB
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Wintering Over in the North Channel
Replies: 12
Views: 2449

Re: Wintering Over in the North Channel

But I can see 45ºN from my house.
by ConB
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Wintering Over in the North Channel
Replies: 12
Views: 2449

Re: Wintering Over in the North Channel

I survived yet an other old fashioned winter event at 45*N. The good thing about winter is most of the fudgies are gone. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fudgie Ground hog will probably see his shadow tomorrow, so 6 more weeks of winter. Get the Whaler out of the barn. Con
by ConB
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1963 13 Stern Eyes
Replies: 4
Views: 1887

Re: 1963 13 Stern Eyes

Assuming the existing eyes are through bolted they should work just fine were they are.

Watch them to make should nothing weird is happening after use.

Con
by ConB
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1963 Boston Whaler ad
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

Re: 1963 Boston Whaler ad

I learned to water ski behind that boat and motor.

Doesn't seem all that long ago.

Con
by ConB
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: The Great Carrier Reef
Replies: 8
Views: 2360

Re: The Great Carrier Reef

Dave I saw one of these boats at Orange Beach Marina the other day.

http://www.bluewateryachtsales.net/boats-for-sale/2019-regulator-41-mobile-alabama-6803268/

Ask them for a test ride out and back.

Con
by ConB
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Location of Label on Mills Canvas
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: Location of Label on Mills Canvas

My Outrage 18 has a sun top and the Mills label is forward.
I also have after market zippers on all sides of the top for 360* side curtains.
by ConB
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hull Sweating
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Re: Hull Sweating

I've seen condensation on my Whaler hulls numerous times.

You want to paint on a day with less humidity.

Con
by ConB
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage Deck Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 2265

Re: Outrage Deck Repair

Your plan may work. Or not. Sealing everything up will buy more time. You may want to thicken up the epoxy with Colloidal Silica to fill voids. Don't forget the edges under the deck plates. Mine are bare wood. A little rot is like being a little pregnant. But you maybe able to glue it all to gather ...
by ConB
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bob Dougherty, Everglades Boats
Replies: 3
Views: 1725

Re: Bob Dougherty, Everglades Boats

I see John Ward is now CEO of Everglades.

His history at Boston Whaler makes that interesting. Ward was at a Whaler owners gathering along with a few more Whaler employees at Irish Boat Shop in Charlevoix, Michigan. They actually wanted to know what owners were thinking.

Con
by ConB
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water pump impeller price and quality
Replies: 16
Views: 3245

Re: Water pump impeller price and quality

I buy OEM. Cheap impellers are probably made by the same Chinese company that make tires and hoses that won't hold air.

Con
by ConB
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: PURSUIT to be sold to MALIBU for $100-million
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

Re: PURSUIT to be sold to MALIBU for $100-million

I don't know much about Malibu, but I hope this is not the kiss of death for Pursuit.

Con
by ConB
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer for 27 Full Cabin
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Re: Trailer Specs for 27 FC

Have a boat yard lift the [Boston Whaler 27 Full Cabin boat] out of the water so you can take measurements and pictures for a future trailer.

Con
by ConB
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Older 13-footer: Raising Transom to 20-inch from 15-inch
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Re: Modifying a 15” transom to 20”

When I raised the transom on my 13' Whaler all wood laminating, fiberglass mat laminating, and faring was done with West System Epoxy. I would not waste my time with polyester resin for that type of job. Does the wood match the curve of the original transom? Hard to tell what is holding it together....
by ConB
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1987 Outrage 18: Wood Rot, Delamination
Replies: 7
Views: 1821

Re: 1987 Outrage 18: Wood Rot, Delamination

If memory serves, (a very big if these days) Jeff Rohlfing discovered that there were styrofoam blocks used as spacers between deck and hull in 4 spots that can be a soft spot when you walk on it. Outside of the fuel tank cavity and just aft of the fuel fill chase both port and starboard are 2 of th...
by ConB
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repair of small hole in fiberglass
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

Re: Fiberglass repair

Bryan, you in Michigan or Texas? Read these reference articles: http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/whalerRepair.html http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/repairInstructions.html On my boats if I'm repairing a small hole (1/2" or less) I use West System epoxy with fillers and paint...
by ConB
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats
Replies: 16
Views: 4862

Re: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats

I have only seen a 2018 Montauk 170 in person but it looks like Whaler has done a great job refreshing the Montauk line up.

What"s next?

Con
by ConB
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Should I buy this restored Boston Whaler 13 Classic?
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

Re: Should I buy this restored Boston Whaler 13 Classic?

Bevo, keep looking and have your check book ready. Today I saw a decent Montauk at local Whaler dealer for $7900.00 with no trailer. Fresh water boat.

Con
by ConB
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Should I buy this restored Boston Whaler 13 Classic?
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

Re: Should I buy this restored Boston Whaler 13 Classic?

If it were me with a $10,000 budget I would be looking for classic Montauk 17 for your use. Better in choppy water but it would fit in an average garage.

Con
by ConB
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Should I buy this restored Boston Whaler 13 Classic?
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

Re: Should I buy this restored Boston Whaler 13 Classic?

What is your budget?

Have you ridden in a 13 in any kind of rough water?

Con
by ConB
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Wheel Spinner Knob for Dauntless 170
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: Wheel Spinner Knob for Dauntless 170

Edson makes good stuff but my wheel knob came from Tractor Supply for $20.00.

Con
by ConB
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Good Alternatives to Mahogany Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 2203

Re: Good Alternatives to Mahogany Wood

Douglas fir is what I use for inexpensive outdoor wood. But I usually paint it.

If you want it to look like Mahogany you should buy Mahogany.

Con
by ConB
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Acquires Alumacraft, Manitou
Replies: 6
Views: 2511

Re: BRP Acquires Alumacraft

An interesting quote in todays Trade News. Alumacraft will continue to offer various types of propulsion, said Crocker. “They offer several OEMs, including Evinrude, and will continue to do so,” said Crocker. “We would love to be on every Alumacraft sold, and we’ll do everything we can to earn that....
by ConB
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Acquires Alumacraft, Manitou
Replies: 6
Views: 2511

Re: BRP Acquires Alumacraft

I hope this isn't Deja vu all over again.

Con
by ConB
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1968 13-footer Oar Lock Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 910

Re: 1968 13-footer Oar Lock Repair

West system epoxy with fillers.
And here is a new socket if you need one.

https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=298

Con
by ConB
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Securing A Fuel Tank Cover with Glass or Screws
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: Securing A Fuel Tank Cover with Glass or Screws

If it were mine I would screw it down. Get all the silicone off and use Boat Life or 4200 caulk. Seal each screw.

Some day some one will need access to the tank.

Con
by ConB
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season About to Start--and End
Replies: 23
Views: 4601

Re: Boating Season About to Start

Check out the buoy data. Looks like the ice must be melted by now. At least the camera doesn't see any ice.

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=45002

Con
by ConB
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure
Replies: 16
Views: 3277

Re: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure

Karavan has a good youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA_MPRqeJRY I used to monitor the hub temperatures Dutchman's way. It works. Recently bought a infrared thermometer on Amazon for $25. It seems to work well, also. While towing a Montauk 400 miles to Wisconsin it was reassuring to see...
by ConB
Fri May 25, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 33
Views: 11223

Re: 2018 170 Montauk Thoughts and Experiences

The new 2018 Montauk line looks good to me. I've looked at a couple of 170 MONTAUK boats. I would want the 115-HP engine.

Have your dealer take you for a boat ride to help you decide.

The fuel tank does seem a little small.

Good luck--Con
by ConB
Thu May 24, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Leland Harbor: DREDGE CON TWO Status
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

Re: Leland Harbor: DREDGE CON TWO Status

When I saw a TV picture of the Leland Marina with a dredge working I assumed It was Leland's very own dredge. The Leelanau Enterprise this week repeats Jim's story. I am wondering what changed and so suddenly. Maybe Leland sent the National Park Service a very large bill for the many boats they own ...
by ConB
Sat May 19, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1986 OUTRAGE 18: Dash Panel Red Lamps; Fuel Hose Diameter
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Re: c.1986 OUTRAGE 18: Dash Panel Red Lamps; Fuel Hose Diameter

The fuel line set up is the same as my 1987 Outrage 18 has.

The other stuff my boat does not have.

Con
by ConB
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hello SPRING
Replies: 16
Views: 4895

Re: Hello SPRING

Still snowing here. But we haven't lost power. All schools are closed. I have an appointment with the OMC tech for the Outrage 18 next week. I hope I can get the boat out of the boat shed by then.

Bah Humbug.

Con
by ConB
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: NAUSET Marine Pre-fab Unit to Raise Transom to 20-inches from 15-inches
Replies: 2
Views: 1151

Re: NAUSET Marine Pre-fab Unit to Raise Transom to 20-inches from 15-inches

Last fall I started the project to raise the transom on my 1969 13' Whaler for a long shaft motor. I am using West System Epoxy, plywood and glass mat to fill the notch. Now waiting for warmer weather to finish the fairing. I have the skill to do this project and I'm a cheapskate so my way makes sen...
by ConB
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hello SPRING
Replies: 16
Views: 4895

Re: Hello SPRING

Bah Humbug! 8"-!0" wet heavy snow last night with more on the way.

Con
by ConB
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Just purchased 170 Montauk
Replies: 4
Views: 1825

Re: Just purchased 170 Montauk

Great boat for a great price. Have fun.

Con