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by ConB
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 Johnson 200 Ocean Pro Oil in carbs
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: 2001 Johnson 200 Ocean Pro Oil in carbs

Yes.

Maybe someone squeezed the oil line primer bulb and filled the carburetors.

Or your fuel system has an air leak and the VRO is over oiling.

There are a bunch of possibilities. You need an experienced tech to sort it out.

Con
by ConB
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boston Whaler Boat Model Walk-around Presentations
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: New Boston Whaler Boat Model Walk-around Presentations

Thanks Jeff. It was a tough assignment and I’m happy you were up to it.

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by ConB
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 Montauk Range
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: 2019 Montauk 170 Range

by ConB
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: OUTRAGE 18 Height On trailer
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: OUTRAGE 18 Height on Trailer

My 1987 Outrage 18 goes into my garage with a 6-foot 11-inch high opening.

The height of any boat depends on the trailer height. Also the hull chines need to be between the fenders.

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by ConB
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Trailer Bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Trailer Bracket

The Montauk is a great boat. I travel with my engine partly up with a chunk of wood filling between the lower unit and the mounting bracket. A little down pressure on it.
by ConB
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Navigating Gulf Shores, Alabama
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Navigating Gulf Shore, Alabama

We live in Northern Michigan but have been spending some of the winter in Orange Beach.

Member “Jefecinco” lives down there and knows his way around. I’m sure he will respond.

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by ConB
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Raising Boat On Trailer to Make Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: Raising Boat On Trailer to Make Repair

Buy 12 pack of beer.
Shanghai two buddies.
Remove engine.
Flip boat upside down.
Now you can do a proper repair.

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by ConB
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: The New Forum at Year Five
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

Re: The New Forum at Year Five

Jim, thank you for doing what you do.
The forum is of great value and entertainment to many.

Con
by ConB
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Wanted, Sakonnet
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: Wanted, Sakonnet

I assume you’ve seen this one.

https://muskegon.craigslist.org/boa/d/m ... 38010.html

How much is it worth?

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by ConB
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Suzuki DF140BG
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Suzuki DF140BG

What is the weight of this new DF 140 BG?

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by ConB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sally Consequenses
Replies: 15
Views: 1569

Re: Sally Consequenses

Looks like they have a good start on clean up in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Very interesting looking at what got busted up and what was spared.

Con
by ConB
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer Prices for 18-foot Boat
Replies: 14
Views: 1052

Re: Trailer Prices for 18-foot Boat

I bought my new aluminum/galvanized steel trailer new ~ 2006. I remember paying about $3100. Thought that was a lot back then but happy I bought quality. Mine is a Phoenix brand built East of the Mississippi River.
You definitely want surge operated disc brakes.

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by ConB
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lack of New Boston Whaler Inventory
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Lack of New Boston Whaler Inventory

Butch, your Gulf Shores Marinemax was 1/3 full of pontoon boats last winter. Are those all gone too?

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by ConB
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Garage Dimensions
Replies: 10
Views: 937

Re: Garage Dimensions

How high is the door opening?

Looks like a Montauk 170 will just go in a 7’ opening but a Montauk 190 needs 7’10”.

I like Jim’s power dolly idea.

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by ConB
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Paint gel coat mismatch
Replies: 11
Views: 1245

Re: Paint gel coat mismatch

What kind of repair work is under that?

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by ConB
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 clam shell vents
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 clam shell vents

My 1987 Outrage 18 had no anchor locker drain clam shell so I added one.

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by ConB
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Buying Experience of a New 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 14
Views: 1842

Re: The Buying Experience of a New 170 MONTAUK

If I were sure I was going to buy a 170 Montauk that was in stock, I would offer the dealer a $350 non-refundable deposit to cover his cost if you changed your mind after a sea trial. If he did not take that offer I would look for another dealer.

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by ConB
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Tire Recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 1503

Re: Trailer Tire Recommendation

Pay a little extra and buy Goodyear Endurance tires.
A premium, made in the USA tire that will not come unglued on the highway.

Con
by ConB
Sun May 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 MONTAUK: Carrying Paddleboard
Replies: 7
Views: 1649

Re: 170 MONTAUK: Carrying Paddleboard

Use light line to tie the paddle board to the rails.

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by ConB
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Production Epoch for 15-foot 3-inch Hull
Replies: 32
Views: 2834

Re: Production Epoch for 15-foot 3-inch Hull

I was looking over a mid-1980's Outrage 18 and the HIN tag was on the port side. I don’t remember all the details but hardware and console didn’t match the year in my mind. The thought came to me that maybe Boston Whaler put warrantied hulls HIN tags on the port side for some reason. Just my guess. ...
by ConB
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas
Replies: 22
Views: 3260

Re: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas

Northport and Sutton’s Bay, Michigan ramps are open. Elmwood is open but construction work seems to be on hold at this time.
No action at boat yards I drove by yet.

Con
by ConB
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas
Replies: 22
Views: 3260

Re: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas

And what about all the big boats held captive because the Michigan boat yards are shut down?
Campaign dollars can be held captive also.

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by ConB
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas
Replies: 22
Views: 3260

Re: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas

Looks like some boatyards will be opening.

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-governor-murphy-governor-lamont-announce

Hopefully Bad Ass Gretchen lets Michigan go boating soon.

Con
by ConB
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 18 Engine Splash Well Has Water
Replies: 8
Views: 1072

Re: Outrage 18 Engine Splash Well Has Water

I have a back seat with storage boxes under on my Outrage 18. One battery and a oil tank for the old Johnson in splash well.
I’m not surprised that the heavier 4 stoke has some water in the splash well.

Con
by ConB
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re: RACOR Filter: removing filter from manifold and bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: RACOR Filter: removing filter from manifold and bowl

Use a filter strap wrench to remove filter and bowl. Use strap wrench and Racor wrench to separate filter and bowl. Reassemble bowl, filter, and base; hand tighten with light coat of oil on gaskets. filterWrench.png https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-54400-Swivel-Filter-Wrench/dp/B0009OMYAG --Con
by ConB
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Raising 15-inch Transon on Older 13-footer
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Raising 15-inch Transon on Older 13-footer

I raised mine because I was going to put a power tilt and trim motor on the boat. Most of those are 20”.

If you can buy a 15” motor I would not raise the transom. Just come off plan slower so as not to get pooped by the wake.

Con
by ConB
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Raising 15-inch Transon on Older 13-footer
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Raising 15-inch Transon on Older 13-footer

Here is another choice.

https://www.nausetmarine.com/shop/boston-whaler-transom-riser/

I copied Don Jahncke’s transom raise job on my 13-footer. It takes more time and skill than one would think.

Makes the Kent and Nauset parts look like a good choice.

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by ConB
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A novel way to change a water pump impeller
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: A novel way to change a water pump impeller

Frank, you get extra bonus points if you can reinstall the lower unit while still on the tractor forks.
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by ConB
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look
Replies: 27
Views: 21625

Re: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look

Very interested in the details. Keep us posted.
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by ConB
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lake Michigan Water Level
Replies: 22
Views: 22738

Re: Lake Michigan Water Level

Very interesting. I continue to believe the earths climate has always been changing.
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by ConB
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Setting up new trailer for 1986 18' Outrage help
Replies: 8
Views: 1390

Re: Setting up new trailer for 1986 18' Outrage helpt o

Nick,

I emailed the best and only picture I have.

If I was setting up your trailer I would get the center 2 bunks set right. And then with the boat on the trailer move the out side bunks up to the bottom with the rig sitting in the parking lot.

Con
by ConB
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Setting up new trailer for 1986 18' Outrage help
Replies: 8
Views: 1390

Re: Setting up new trailer for 1986 18' Outrage help

My 1987 Outrage 18 trailer is 4 bunks also.
Keel bunks touch at forward end and about 18” apart at stern. I think this makes the boat load centered.
The starboard outer bunk needs to miss the sump drain.
Trial and error fitting is required.

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by ConB
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Large Center Console Boats
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

Re: Large Center Console Boats

Orange Beach does have a lot of large center console boats and sport fisherman.
I walk the docks looking for the latest and greatest.
The Yamaha 425 hp is going to be common soon.
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by ConB
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1987 27 Center Console Cuddy Re-Power
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: 1987 27 Center Console Cuddy Re-Power

Seven Marine 577
by ConB
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: E-TEC Engine: Maintenance History After Ten Seasons
Replies: 21
Views: 6126

Re: E-TEC Engine: Maintenance History After Ten Seasons

Jim, I think it is interesting that you are using XD100 oil at the TCW3 oil setting.
What is your thinking on that? Lockeman's approved?

Con
by ConB
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice
Replies: 6
Views: 1955

Re: SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice

Last summer I bought a Garmin 74 plus to replace my Garmin 540 that died on the Whaler.
I have stayed with Garmins. Have had 2 Garmins in the car and 2 Garmin hand helds.
Con
by ConB
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Speed and depth sounder reliability
Replies: 4
Views: 11389

Re: Speed and depth sounder reliability

Before I put my Outrage 18 away for the winter I removed my transducer. On a calm day with my wife driving the boat at different speeds I observed the water as it left the transom while on plane. It was obvious that I had put the transducer in a bad spot from the air bobbles in that spot. Just six i...
by ConB
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season Ended
Replies: 13
Views: 14183

Re: Boating Season Ended

I have put boats away when it was snowing on us. Not fun.

My boats are put away now and when we get some Indian summer days I'll sit around soaking up the sun not rushing around putting boats and stuff away.

Con
by ConB
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Solace 345
Replies: 3
Views: 6844

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: 10
Views: 13953

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: 4
Views: 11389

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: 4
Views: 11389

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: 5171

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: 12586

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.

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by ConB
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lake Michigan Water Level
Replies: 22
Views: 22738

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: 4266

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.

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by ConB
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: On Board Hand Tools
Replies: 17
Views: 8639

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: 6441

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