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by Jefecinco
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First time buyer: 190 Montauk Ride
Replies: 19
Views: 311

Re: First time buyer: 190 Montauk Ride

If you can find a 115 HP engine powered 190 Montauk and arrange to take it for a test drive it would be worth your time. It may be difficult to arrange a test drive with a load close to the weight you expect to have on your future boat. I would test for the minimum boat speed required for the boat t...
by Jefecinco
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First time buyer: 190 Montauk Ride
Replies: 19
Views: 311

Re: First time buyer: 190 Montauk Ride

We have owned our 190 Montauk for almost ten years. It is powered by a 135 HP Mercury Verado and the performance with that supercharged engine has been excellent. We use the boat primarily for inshore fishing and cruising in the bays and deltas of the Alabama coast. The ride is very nice in routine ...
by Jefecinco
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1989 25 Walkaround
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: FS: 1989 25 Walkaround

When offering something for sale for Best Offer you are conducting an auction. You should establish a "reserve" price and keep yourself from responding to silly offers. You could offer the boat for Best Offer over $10,000 or whatever you may care to establish as your reserve.
by Jefecinco
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: FISHMASTER Folding T-Top: First-hand Experience Wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: FISHMASTER Folding T-Top: First-hand Experience Wanted

You would probably be better off buying a T-Top custom fabricated for your boat by a local fabricator. The primary purpose of a T-Top is to provide shade so larger is better given that we boat under all angles of the sun. A custom made T-Top offers the advantage of being made to fit all your needs a...
by Jefecinco
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Circular saw blade
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Circular saw blade

It was too long ago for me to recall the specifics but I remember using a very fine toothed blade for cutting marine plywood with an okoume surface ply.
by Jefecinco
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: Frequent Login Requirement
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Frequent Login Requirement

Thank you for the reply. I just had to login again. I'm not experiencing this problem on other sites so I suspect it's something I've done inadvertently on this site. Frankly, it's not really a problem it's just a very minor inconvenience.
by Jefecinco
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: Frequent Login Requirement
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Frequent Login Requirement

For the past several days the site has required a new login every day or every two days. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
by Jefecinco
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Best Bottom Paint
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Best Bottom Paint

Water conditions differ considerably from place to place. I recommend you ask boat owners at the marina you use to learn if there is a consensus among them as to the best bottom paint to use. The cost to apply bottom paint depends upon what is involved and the area to be painted. To that the cost of...
by Jefecinco
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround Whaler Drive
Replies: 46
Views: 7272

Re: Re-powering 1992 23 Walkaround

I'm interested to know why the lubrication supply to the wrist pin on your ETEC failed. If the cause is determined there must be a remedy available. In my experience single point lubrication loss is most often caused by a supply blockage. Supply blockage is most often caused by foreign material in t...
by Jefecinco
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 34
Views: 1214

Re: Moving up to MONTAUK 17 or OUTRAGE 18

Bluewaterpirate frequently fishes far offshore in the Atlantic with a Dauntless. He has installed an impressive electronics array on his boat to help him find fish and keep track of the weather. If you are interested in the offshore fishing capability of the Dauntless hull you should contact him or ...
by Jefecinco
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1987 SUPER SPORT 13: Installing Bow Trolling Motor
Replies: 12
Views: 717

Re: 1987 SUPER SPORT 13: Installing Bow Trolling Motor

Have you considered installing a thru bolted seat mount on the bulkhead aft of the anchor locker? That would allow an angler the full use of the anchor locker cover for standing, tackle, etc. as well as providing a comfortable resting area for feet while sitting. The current OEM hardware for using a...
by Jefecinco
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Large Center Console Boats
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: Large Center Console Boats

There is a lot of oil and timber money on the Gulf Coast. Add in the petrochemical industry and cattle and the result is quite a few impressive yachts. If Nick Saban is any indication SEC football coaches do very well. Several years ago I visited a local Chevrolet dealership to kick some tires and w...
by Jefecinco
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Large Center Console Boats
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: Large Center Console Boats

Jim, All good points. There are some very serious very wealthy anglers who own and actively campaign some large sports fisherman cabin boats with comfortable accommodations for tournament fishing. The majority of these boats are in the 50-foot or larger LOA range. Boats over 70 feet are also seen in...
by Jefecinco
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Large Center Console Boats
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Large Center Console Boats

While walking off a few of the calories consumed on Christmas Day we were wandering around the slipped boats at San Roc Cay Marina in Orange Beach. The marina has boats as small as 26 feet LOA and as large as 75 feet LOA. We found one of the most interesting boats to be an approximately 50 foot Sea ...
by Jefecinco
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Source for Hull Registration Stick-on Lettering in Italic
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re:Source for Hull Registration Stick-on Lettering in Italic

I used a local sign maker to make the numbers for our 190 Montauk when we got her home. It was very inexpensive. The first set was not quite right so they corrected the error while I waited. It was about 20 minutes. I was able to choose from a variety of vinyl thicknesses.
by Jefecinco
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: My new 1990 Super Sport 15
Replies: 12
Views: 6359

Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Nice and a good buy given the quality Carver provides.
by Jefecinco
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon HX890: Change MMSI
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Re: Standard-Horizon HX890: Change MMSI

If the MMSI wasere obtained from BOAT/US I believe the information can be changed on the BOAT/US web site. When we moved to another home I was able to change some MMSI information.
by Jefecinco
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Verado power steering fluid mystery: where did it go?
Replies: 6
Views: 3132

Re: Verado power steering fluid mystery: where did it go?

A system that is delivered with a vented cap is very likely to have been designed to be vented. A hydraulic system can become heated during use thus expanding the fluid and pressurizing the system. That can result in damage to the steering system seals and possibly other parts of the system. The Ver...
by Jefecinco
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 190 Montauk in Alabama, $30,000 - Photos added
Replies: 7
Views: 5176

Re: FS: 190 Montauk in Alabama, $30,000 - Photos added

Thanks, Fred. Condolences for your loss. What a horrible experience for you.
by Jefecinco
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 190 Montauk in Alabama, $30,000 - Photos added
Replies: 7
Views: 5176

Re: FS: 190 Montauk in Alabama, $30,000

This very nice Montauk remains available.
by Jefecinco
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Tire Placement for 1986 Frontier 25
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Trailer Tire Placement for 1986 Frontier 25

I like to be able to lift my trailers tongues to make slight adjustments to the position relative to the ball when hitching the trailer. The galvanized steel trailer under our 190 Montauk is too heavy for me to manage that so I like to have a guide when hitching that trailer. Otherwise I find myself...
by Jefecinco
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Tire Placement for 1986 Frontier 25
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Trailer Tire Placement for 1986 Frontier 25

It will also be useful for you to know the approximate center of gravity (CoG) of your new trailer. The tongue length, coupler, winch stand, winch and strap will cause the CoG to be further forward than might seem logical. Your engine choice and fuel tank capacity will also play into the CoG locatio...
by Jefecinco
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Rise of Very Powerful Outboard Engines
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: The Rise of Very Powerful Outboard Engines

This post is semi-on topic. I believe the [exhaust emission] restrictions [imposed] on small boat marine engines of any type are only very marginally justified. Consider the average operating hours of these engines and overlay the operating parameters of the engines annually. Then consider how many ...
by Jefecinco
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water Pump Impellers Service Life
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Water Pump Impellers Service Life

Pump impellers with 300 hours of use should be replaced regardless of the water in which it has been used. All water has mineral content and getting some muddy or sandy water into a boat engine is almost unavoidable. Generally the water around a launch ramp is shallow and that makes getting some unw...
by Jefecinco
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Re: SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice

1. Simrad GO9
2. Yes
3. Yes
by Jefecinco
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors
Replies: 10
Views: 1120

Re: BRP Shows New Outboard Engine Integration Concept to Investors

If the concept is successful the other outboard brands that also make boats will follow. I expect to see a lot of these low profile designs.
by Jefecinco
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Effect on SONAR of Silt in Water
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re:Effect on SONAR of Silt in Water

Mark - Have you tried switching modes when using the sonar in shallow water? I believe there are a couple of options.
by Jefecinco
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 150 MONTAUK Purchase: Price Negotiation
Replies: 20
Views: 2991

Re: 2019 150 MONTAUK Purchase: Price Negotiation

FirstWhaler - When I sold my first Boston Whaler, a 1999 Dauntless 16, after owning it for 10 years I essentially received what I had paid for it when it was new. I was out the cost of the self-installed electronics and the four blade stainless steel propeller I had added to the boat but felt that w...
by Jefecinco
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 150 MONTAUK Purchase: Price Negotiation
Replies: 20
Views: 2991

Re: 2019 150 MONTAUK Purchase: Price Negotiation

My experience with buying new Boston Whalers from dealers is that so called mega-dealers are the least willing to deal when selling boats. I've only bought two new boats. and in both cases I used small dealers and bought from on-hand stock. In both cases I was able to negotiate significant discounts...
by Jefecinco
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD 1987 15' Super Sport w/ 70hp Johnson
Replies: 6
Views: 6899

Re: FOR SALE 1987 15' Super Sport w/ 70hp Johnson

You have a good looking boat. The same can't be said for the trailer. This is not a great time of the year for selling boats. I can't tell you what a fair price is but nothing sells a boat faster than a bargain. Unless you are in a hurry you could cover the boat up until spring then do some trailer ...
by Jefecinco
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1990 REVENGE 22 W-T Whaler Drive, E-TEC 225
Replies: 10
Views: 12509

Re: 1990 REVENGE 22 W-T Whaler Drive, E-TEC 225

Jim,

Regarding the new propeller, did you notice any improvement in acceleration or time to reach planing speed from idle speed? Was there a noticeable difference in the lowest speed at which plane could be maintained?
by Jefecinco
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: RACOR Fuel Filter Clear Bowl Falls Off
Replies: 9
Views: 7136

Re: RACOR Fuel Filter Clear Bowl Falls Off

I believe you are looking for a Fram or similar disposable filter. The virtue of the Racor see-through filter is that you can see the contents. That is one reason it is so popular with commercial and recreational boaters. The new filter has enjoyed excellent reviews on various boating blogs. I recom...
by Jefecinco
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Transducer and SONAR Options for 13-foot Skiff
Replies: 3
Views: 8135

Re:Transducer and SONAR Options for 13-foot Skiff

Holes below the waterline are unavoidable unless you use a mounting such as a Stern Saver for mounting the transducer. The Stern Saver is available from eBay for approximately $50.00. Otherwise careful sealing of the mounting screws with a waterproof caulk should eliminate any concerns over leakage....
by Jefecinco
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: British Maritime Accident Report
Replies: 10
Views: 11840

Re: British Maritime Accident Report

In our almost never foggy Northern Gulf Coast area we see a lot of boats, large and small, equipped with radar. It seems to be valued for it's ability to detect flocks of birds feeding on smaller fish driven to the surface by larger predators and to detect isolated storms in the area. The obvious be...
by Jefecinco
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Extending Trailer Tongue
Replies: 11
Views: 10468

Re: Extending Trailer Tongue

Extenders are available from Harbor Freight and others. The extender slides into the hitch and the ball slides into the extender. It's not meant to be a permanent solution and I wouldn't tow more than five or ten miles with one but, it's easy to install at or near the ramp and provides a couple of e...
by Jefecinco
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look
Replies: 22
Views: 16122

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

Jim - Thank you for the response. The BRP solution to eliminate the often tiresome task of spark plug indexing is welcome. I once spent the better part of an afternoon indexing a new set of spark plugs on an Evinrude V4 FICHT engine while it was in lifting slings over the water in a boat house. Even...
by Jefecinco
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look
Replies: 22
Views: 16122

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

Very impressive. As a person who spent most of his adult life working on or managing those working on machinery and electronic/electrical equipment I can appreciate the engineering and concern for servicing requirements incorporated into the engine design. Does the new combustion chamber design elim...
by Jefecinco
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Size of Modern Outboard Engines
Replies: 3
Views: 6179

Re: Size of Modern Outboard Engines

We have an L4 135 HP Verado which is identical in size to the L4 200 HP Verado. I cannot remove the cowling from anywhere aboard our 190 Montauk. When the Montauk is on a trailer I need a step ladder to remove the cowling and even then it's a chore. The crankcase oil level dip stick is under the cow...
by Jefecinco
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Revenge 25 142-Gallon Fuel Tank Pickup
Replies: 7
Views: 5935

Re: Revenge 25 142-Gallon Fuel Tank Pickup

Insects often restrict air flow through fuel tank vent tubes. A blocked or restricted vent will cause engine fuel starvation. It is probably the most common cause.

Q4: Have you tested the fuel tank vent?
by Jefecinco
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: New trailer for 2003 190 Nantucket
Replies: 10
Views: 11551

Re: New trailer for 2003 190 Nantucket

Congratulations. That's a fine choice.
by Jefecinco
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season Ended
Replies: 13
Views: 10959

Re: Boating Season Ended

Yes, Fall is great for fishing in the Bay, delta and tributaries as well as the back bays around the islands. Although our Montauk is for sale we will be going after the trout very soon. If a potential buyer sees a little blood on the deck it will just show what a terrific fishing boat he/she is see...
by Jefecinco
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season Ended
Replies: 13
Views: 10959

Re: Boating Season Ended

I remember winterizing the boat when we lived up North in Virginia. Often the Thanksgiving weekend provided a good opportunity for that two to three day job. We kept our boat in a marina so arranged to haul and block the Wednesday before. I don't miss those colder winters. The daily high temperature...
by Jefecinco
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: New RULE-brand Centrifugal Pump
Replies: 19
Views: 11087

Re: New RULE-brand Centrifugal Pump

Thanks for the explanation. I'm not sure I'm convinced but it's not a bad idea when access allows. It looks sloppy to my military mind and therefore undesirable but certainly could do no harm.
by Jefecinco
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 190 Montauk in Alabama, $30,000 - Photos added
Replies: 7
Views: 5176

Re: 190 Montauk For Sale

Thanks, the boat is in great shape. Old age, arthritis and three compression spinal fractures were the drivers. We'll keep the Sport 13 for futzing around.
by Jefecinco
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: New RULE-brand Centrifugal Pump
Replies: 19
Views: 11087

Re: New RULE-brand Centrifugal Pump

When you say to install two hose clamps in opposing directions does that mean the screw heads should face in opposite directions? If so, what is the reasoning behind that suggestion? If not, please explain what you mean.
by Jefecinco
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 190 Montauk in Alabama, $30,000 - Photos added
Replies: 7
Views: 5176

FS: 190 Montauk in Alabama, $30,000 - Photos added

For-sale: 2009 190 Montauk with fishing package located in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Alabama. Price $30,000. IMG_0549b_.jpg The boat is in condition excellent, and a galvanized Karavan trailer is included. Powered by a very strong Mercury VERADO 135-HP FOURSTROKE engine with approximately 253 hours...
by Jefecinco
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Survey: Smartphone Charts
Replies: 9
Views: 6666

Re: Survey: Smartphone Charts

We recently purchased a smart phone. It was advertised as having "built-in" GPS. I interpreted that to mean the phone was equipped with a GPS chip providing decent position accuracy. So far, the accuracy while using the WAZE and Google Map applications seems to be very good ie. within a do...
by Jefecinco
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Survey: Smartphone Charts
Replies: 9
Views: 6666

Re: Survey: Smartphone Charts

Smart phone charts are simply too small to be of much use to me. Given the low cost of new MFDs I would always have one installed. Smart phone charts would be useful as an aid to get home if an MFD failed while using the boat.
by Jefecinco
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Uflex Hydraulic Steering Cylinder Seal Replacement Update
Replies: 0
Views: 10178

Uflex Hydraulic Steering Cylinder Seal Replacement Update

The use of a special pin wrench is no longer required for replacing the end caps. Uflex has redesigned the replacements. The new design has square faces permitting removal/installation with a common open end or adjustable (Crescent) wrench. This redesign vastly simplifies replacement of the end caps...
by Jefecinco
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 DAUNTLESS 16 Inwale Rod Rack
Replies: 3
Views: 4961

Re: Boston Whaler Dauntless Folding rod holders.

The "shock cords" were the first things I had to replace on our Dauntless 16. They were rubber with a hook on one end an an eye on the other. The hinges never needed replacement. I found the replacement cords at our local Bass Pro Shop for very small money. I never found the side mount rod...