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by Marc-B
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Making Flared PVC Inserts for Rod Holders
Replies: 10
Views: 2970

Re: Making Flared PVC Inserts for Rod Holders

I used the pipes used for central vac systems, heated with a heat gun and flared on a long neck wine bottle, worked great
by Marc-B
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Montreal, Quebec rendez-vous
Replies: 4
Views: 4947

Re: Montreal, Quebec rendez-vous

My email is in my profile
by Marc-B
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Montreal, Quebec rendez-vous
Replies: 4
Views: 4947

Re: Montreal, Quebec rendez-vous

If you're in the Montreal area, I am open to organizing something. So far I have seen only other Boston Whaler on the water.
by Marc-B
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: I-Command Gauges v Lowrance LMF-series
Replies: 2
Views: 4079

I-Command Gauges v Lowrance LMF-series

Many questions here: --are the Evinrude I-Command gauges the same as the Lowrance LMF200? --will these gauges display the trim setting on an E-TEC 90 inline 3 cylinder? --with the Evinrude I-Command gauge, what would be the minimum cables required to connect the gauge to the EMM of the ETEC 90 and n...
by Marc-B
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Montreal, Quebec rendez-vous
Replies: 4
Views: 4947

Montreal, Quebec rendez-vous

This will be my 4th year with my 1979 Newport 17 and I have yet to see another Whaler around the greater Montreal area, there is one dealer so there has to be some Whaler enthusiasts out there. Chime in if you are interested in organizing an event this summer. I would also be interested in travellin...
by Marc-B
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Pattern for Mills Forward Shelter for 17-footer
Replies: 0
Views: 1363

Pattern for Mills Forward Shelter for 17-footer

This is long shot request. I have a 1979 Newport 17.Three years ago when I bought it, the previous owner had just thrown out the old Mills top and forward shelter canvas. I have all the bows, and my daughter actually made me a very nice Bimini top from scratch. We found some leftover Sunbrella mater...
by Marc-B
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Charger with built-in Combiner Relay
Replies: 5
Views: 2737

Re: Charger with built-in ACR

Jim--thank you for the detailed shopping list and your insight into this product; they confirm my initial thoughts. All of the hardware is available at my local marine supplier or can be ordered through them. I am all-good for crimping large cables, I do my own--my cousin restores muscle cars, I hav...
by Marc-B
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Charger with built-in Combiner Relay
Replies: 5
Views: 2737

Re: Charger with built in ACR

Hi Jim. Thanks for your observations. And, yes, I would be adding the switch in the setup, as well.
by Marc-B
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Charger with built-in Combiner Relay
Replies: 5
Views: 2737

Charger with built-in Combiner Relay

I need some experienced help on this upgrade I want to do this winter, getting my Christmas shopping list ready. Currently I have a 2016 E-TEC 90 with a single dual-purpose INTERSTATE-brand Group-27 battery rated for 845-marine-cranking-Amperes. I want to add a deep-cycle battery for a trolling moto...
by Marc-B
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: NEWPORT Bow-mounted Electric Motor
Replies: 0
Views: 1147

NEWPORT Bow-mounted Electric Motor

I would like to add a bow mounted trolling motor to my 1979 Newport 17, if someone has done this without removing windscreen or rails, please send pictures.

Thanks
Marc
by Marc-B
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Rage 15 Conversion to Outboard
Replies: 2
Views: 1736

Re: Rage 15 Conversion to Outboard

Thanks Jim,

Could have been a nice project, but someone beat me to it.

Marc
by Marc-B
Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Rage 15 Conversion to Outboard
Replies: 2
Views: 1736

Rage 15 Conversion to Outboard

I already have a 1979 Newport 17 and promised my wife I would never end up having two Whalers, but I just saw for-sale a for a 1995 Rage 15 with trailer and defective motor for under $1000, It looks clean in pictures. The seller say the motor is 115 HP--this must fly. How does this hull handle? Is c...
by Marc-B
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk 90 E-TEC musings
Replies: 8
Views: 4048

Re: Montauk 90 E-TEC musings

I am possibly the one that posted that my E-TEC 90 was three-holes-up running a 17 Viper. I made an error. The engine mounting height is [ONE HOLE UP as shown below]. O O- here O O The standard bolt pattern was not respected, the top bolts are higher than standard by about 0.75 inch, I will probably...
by Marc-B
Sat May 21, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1979 NEWPORT Rub Rail Receiver
Replies: 0
Views: 1415

1979 NEWPORT Rub Rail Receiver

I am looking for a short section of the rub receiver for a 1979 Boston Whaler NEWPORT, two 1-foot sections would be great. [The boat's] previous owner used a dirt embedded ratchet strap over the gunwales to secure the boat to the trailer and it cut through the rub rail insert, receiver and into the ...
by Marc-B
Sat May 21, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk 17 Paint and Transom Preparation
Replies: 4
Views: 2327

Re: 17 Montauk Re-Power & Paint

I have just went though the some of the same tasks; so here goes: For filling the larger holes [in the transom] I bored the holes a little larger than what they were so I could get to fresh wood and also check for any dampness. I bought a plug cutter of the appropriate size and cut plugs is soft woo...
by Marc-B
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC 90 Color: Graphite or White
Replies: 9
Views: 3553

Re: E-TEC 90 Color: Graphite or White?

Just got E-TEC 90 in graphite--looks good
by Marc-B
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: E-TEC 90 Mounting Height
Replies: 10
Views: 4447

Re: E-TEC 90 Mounting Height

Sorry for the ambiguity, I am away from the boat right now and will be able to solve this mystery a little later this week.

Marc
by Marc-B
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: E-TEC 90 Mounting Height
Replies: 10
Views: 4447

Re: E-TEC 90 Mounting Height

I measured the distance from the top of the transom to the bottom of the motor bracket and it is 1.75-inches.
by Marc-B
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: E-TEC 90 Mounting Height
Replies: 10
Views: 4447

Re: E-TEC 90 Mounting Height

We have not tried any other props, dealer wanted to do a test with a Viper 19, but it was cold and snowing when we picked it up on Saturday, in my opinion it would have been ok with a light load, but we hardly ever run that light. We did not drill holes according to standards we cheated a bit to mak...
by Marc-B
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: E-TEC 90 Mounting Height
Replies: 10
Views: 4447

Re: E-TEC 90 Mounting Height

Picked up my repowered Newport with an Etec 90, mounted 3 holes up [probably only mounted two-holes up--see below--jimh] with Viper 17, dealer water test had it up to 6000 RPM and over 40 mph, on a very light load, we tested it today and here are some unofficial results, WOT RPM 5500, speed low 40's...
by Marc-B
Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 8357

Re: 2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine

I agree with Jim: the choice of dealer is very important. When I was shopping around for either a Yamaha F70 or E-TEC 90, a lot of the larger dealers did not give me the comfort level I was looking for, many of them were looking to sell me a complete new package, and were treating my 37-year-old Wha...
by Marc-B
Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro with Navionics
Replies: 18
Views: 6236

Re: Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro with Navionics

From what I have researched, the Dragonfly 4 Pro seems to be one of the best offers right now for a 4.3-inch chart plotter with Navionics+ charts, SONAR with chirp, and WI-FI. This Saturday we pick up the Newport re-powered with a new ETEC 90 and next weekend Dragonfly 4 Pro.

Marc
by Marc-B
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro with Navionics
Replies: 18
Views: 6236

Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro with Navionics

I want to [replace] my fish-finder and might as well get a combo unit with a chart plotter, only for use for lake fishing in Canada. The Raymarine Dragonfly 4 Pro seems to be a good buy, [to have good] features and price, and it is bundled with Navionics Gold [charts]. Has any one had any experience...
by Marc-B
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: E-TEC 90 Mounting Height
Replies: 10
Views: 4447

Re: E-TEC 90 Mounting Height

For the guys and gals that have found that going to the highest possible set up with the ETEC that it was too high and that they had to go down a hole or two, is it best to start all the way up and if there is a lot of cavitation to go lower or start at the third hole and wonder if you need to raise...
by Marc-B
Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: E-TEC 90 Mounting Height
Replies: 10
Views: 4447

E-TEC 90 Mounting Height

[I have] dropped off my 1979 Newport 17 to get the new E-TEC 90 installed. I came prepared with all the articles I could find for how to mount the engine. The dealer was very receptive to start high. It will be initially tested with a Viper 17 propeller. It would be great if I could get pictures of ...
by Marc-B
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Newport 17 Re-power: E-TEC Model Designators
Replies: 6
Views: 3317

Re: Newport 17 Re-power: E-TEC Model Designators

Not installed yet, I have removed old motor, filled the bolt holes, basically removed all the wiring in the boat other than the battery cables, removed all gauges and controls. Previous owner had made so many holes on the console, so I am re-facing the top of console with some leftover quarter-inch ...
by Marc-B
Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK Re-power; Transom Has Been Modified
Replies: 6
Views: 3115

Re: MONTAUK Re-power; Transom Has Been Modified

Hi Soriley and welcome to the forum, It would be great if you could post some pictures and also take a measurement of the transom height, I find it odd that you had a 90-HP Mercury with a lowered transom. As far as the 70 and 90 Yamaha they both come in 20-inch and the 90 can also be 25-inch. Is the...
by Marc-B
Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Newport 17 Re-power: E-TEC Model Designators
Replies: 6
Views: 3317

Re: Newport 17 Re-power: E-TEC Model Designators

Here is an update on this thread. I was just about to commit to a 90hp ETEC and my wife put a stop to it and said, fix the old motor, buy a used one or sell the boat, spent a crappy weekend looking at used motors, not much choice and in no better shape than mine. Then this week I get a call from an ...
by Marc-B
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: NYC to Quebec via Hudson River
Replies: 14
Views: 10089

Re: NYC to Quebec via Hudson River

Hi. Nice trip. I can help with a portion of your trip. I live close to the Richelieu river and have done most of the portions from the northern end of Lake Champlain (Rouses Point) to Montreal. My experience with the northern portion of the lake is very varied, and it can get somewhat nasty when you...
by Marc-B
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Newport 17 Re-power: E-TEC Model Designators
Replies: 6
Views: 3317

Newport 17 Re-power: E-TEC Model Designators

I have a 1979 Newport 17 commercial hull, with original Mercury 80-HP with tilt and trim, and original trailer, all in very good shape. I am just getting worried motor will fail me at the worst possible time. The [advantages and disadvantages] of Yamaha F70 compared to the Evinrude E-TEC 90 have bee...
by Marc-B
Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Whaler Parts for Sale
Replies: 32
Views: 23384

Re: Whaler Parts for Sale

Ok thanks
Marc
by Marc-B
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Whaler Parts for Sale
Replies: 32
Views: 23384

Re: Whaler Parts for Sale

Hi Brian
Do you have pictures of the bow shelter, you can send info via email. I have a 1979 Newport 17, it has the front bows for a bow shelter, but there was no canvas on them when I purchased the boat
Thanks
Marc