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by Jefecinco
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The many wonders of the Metric system
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: The many wonders of the Metric system

Our Swagman was made in Australia. Perhaps they continue to use the British standards down under. I believe we continue to use British Wire Gauge (BWG) for some products. I seem to recall using the standard for ordering replacement boiler tubing for an old (1943) express boiler.
by Jefecinco
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Weight of water
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Weight of water

Assignment as the Operations Officer to the Public Works Department in a NATO Headquarters in Europe required a fast brain change. First to convert metric to US for a week or so then to think in metric. It's a great system.
by Jefecinco
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Triple and Quad Outboard Sightings
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: Triple and Quad Outboard Sightings

Spring Break is in full swing here on the Alabama Coast. We spent a half hour at Perdido Pass, the main outlet from the marinas to the Gulf. The traffic was very heavy with tourist oriented boats being in the majority. Six feet of separation appears to be the last thing the visiting, mostly college,...
by Jefecinco
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Triple and Quad Outboard Sightings
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: Triple and Quad Outboard Sightings

Water temperature in Mobile Bay and at the beaches climbed from 61 to 69 F during the past week.
by Jefecinco
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Triple and Quad Outboard Sightings
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: Triple and Quad Outboard Sightings

This week temperatures have been in the upper seventies and lower eighties with very moderate winds. We are seeing a few dozen recreational boats zooming up and down the waterway celebrating the beginning of Spring on the Alabama Coast. We see many twin engine powered boats with a few triple engine ...
by Jefecinco
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1994 24 Outrage Bow-mount Trolling Motor
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: 1994 24 Outrage Bow-mount Trolling Motor

That's a beautiful Mahi. The last time I had one on the hook was off Kwajalein Atoll. A big shark hit him just before he got to the transom.
by Jefecinco
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mobile Boat Show
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Mobile Boat Show

A 190 Montauk at $62,000 seems incredible. That's just shy of 100% more than we paid for ours just ten years ago. The features remain almost identical and the construction method is unchanged. Mine is for sale so I'll remember that price during negotiations.
by Jefecinco
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sakonnet Sighting
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Sakonnet Sighting

Yesterday while driving in Gulf Shores, AL we spotted a very nice looking Boston Whaler being towed on Clubhouse Drive. I believe it was a Sakonnet. It looked very well restored or amazingly well maintained.
by Jefecinco
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Powering Above OEM Rating
Replies: 27
Views: 817

Re: Powering Above OEM Rating

When I was as young as that lad at the helm I could have very happily have done the same thing. Now, I just like to go fast in good conditions.
by Jefecinco
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Powering Above OEM Rating
Replies: 27
Views: 817

Re: Powering Above OEM Rating

It's interesting how many contributors believe there will be dire legal, perhaps financial, consequences for the owner of an "over powered" boat involved in an accident. I doubt this would be the case except in an accident involving high speed by the "over powered" boat. I have n...
by Jefecinco
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Powering Above OEM Rating
Replies: 27
Views: 817

Re: Powering Above OEM Rating

This is one of those topics that appears once in a while. Most of us chime in with the same opinions and arguments. I doubt that anyone other than a novice boater will be swayed to change their opinion by these discussions.

Regardless, there is always something to be learned from the discussion.
by Jefecinco
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Powering Above OEM Rating
Replies: 27
Views: 817

Re: Powering Above OEM Rating

I didn't want to start a debate. I remain convinced it is not a violation of US law to exceed manufacturers capacity plate HP on a privately owned boat. Lets let common sense prevail. There is much interpretation involved when reading official publications. For example the reference to a state rule ...
by Jefecinco
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Powering Above OEM Rating
Replies: 27
Views: 817

Powering Above OEM Rating

I'm aware of no Federal Law prohibiting an increase in engine HP above that rated for a boat by the manufacturer. I believe re-powering a boat with higher than the rated HP is widespread and legal. If I'm mistaken I welcome anyone to cite an authority if they disagree.
by Jefecinco
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outrage 22 WD Super Console T-Top Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Outrage 22 WD Super Console T-Top Cover

Dry stack storage facilities have boat height restrictions. Height in this case meaning the measurement form the keel to the uppermost part of the boat. The dry stack where we store our 190 Montauk has a very limited number of spaces where boats with a hardtop can be accommodated. Before buying a co...
by Jefecinco
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First time buyer: 190 Montauk Ride
Replies: 27
Views: 1033

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: 27
Views: 1033

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: SOLD FS: 1989 25 Walkaround
Replies: 7
Views: 623

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: 395

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: 271

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: 453

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: 453

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: 712

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: 8226

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: 1434

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: 884

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: 719

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: 719

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: 719

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: 373

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: 7248

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: 1026

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: 3237

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: 6085

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: 6085

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: 583

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: 583

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: 811

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: 584

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: 931

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: 1295

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: 539

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: 3637

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: 3637

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: 8160

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: 14605

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: 8780

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: 9983

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: 13800

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: 12452

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: 27
Views: 18976

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...