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by Jefecinco
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II: Wire Path for Bow Trolling
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II: Wire Path for Bow Trolling

I would route the power cable as directly as possible. Generally shorter is better. I have seen products used to route cables across traffic routes or walkways that both hide and protect the cable and lower the trip hazard presented by naked cable laying on a floor. It is often made of a resilient m...
by Jefecinco
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk Rear View Mirror
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: 190 Montauk Rear View Mirror

I assume you'll want to be able to look at the mirror comfortably at a glance while on plane. If that's the case mounting a mirror to the steel tube just above the windscreen may be the right place. A highly polished or chrome plated stainless steel mirror may be appropriate for longer life. Ski boa...
by Jefecinco
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bow Rail Tube for 1992 17 OUTRAGE
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re:Source for 7/8 Stainless Steel tubing

Does 7/8-inch OD tubing for bow rails come in a standard wall thickness?

If not, I would think wall thickness is an important factor to consider.
by Jefecinco
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1307

Re: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale

Many dealers, especially in the Northern US, are busy this winter servicing engines and performing off season repairs, and they fail to respond to email. A telephone call is usually a better choice.
by Jefecinco
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Renovation Provider in Bradenton Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Boat Renovation Provider in Bradenton Florida

Visit your local Boston Whaler dealer and talk to the service manager. He may know of someone he can recommend. During the slower season, if there is one in Bradenton, some boat technicians do private work during their free time. You may not want to choose one person or firm to do all the work you w...
by Jefecinco
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Paint Application: Sanding primer coat before applying topcoat
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Paint Application: Sanding primer coat before applying topcoat

Did you apply the primer with a spray gun? Could the result be "orange peel" in appearance? I would want a perfectly smooth final primer coat before applying finish coats. If sanding the primer smooth removes too much of it and you need to reapply it consider changes to your application me...
by Jefecinco
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 Montauk Stern Seats
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: 170 Montauk Stern Seats

Another option is "bean bag" seating. When you plan to have guests aboard you can put the bean bags aboard and when it's to be two aboard leave them in the garage. It's an inelegant solution but may meet your needs much more economically that the OEM seating option.
by Jefecinco
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hull and Fuel Tank Defects in 15 to 20-year-old DAUNTLESS or VENTURA
Replies: 11
Views: 487

Re: Hull and Fuel Tank Defects in 15 to 20-year-old DAUNTLESS or VENTURA

Unless [there is] repaired damage, there is no reason to suspect a hull problem.

I believe the fuel tanks on the Dauntless and Ventura models of that era were made of "poly" and have been extremely reliable.
by Jefecinco
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL - 1992 SPORT 13
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: APPRAISAL - 1992 SPORT 13

Not including a trailer with a 13 foot boat will make buying it much less attractive to a non local buyer unless they have a trailer already fitted for the boat. A major attraction for small boats is their easy transportability.
by Jefecinco
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2008 Montauk 190 Power Rating, Replacement Parts
Replies: 25
Views: 6113

Re: 2008 Montauk 190 Power Rating, Replacement Parts

If, when we owned our 135 HP Verado powered 190 Montauk, the Verado required replacement I would not have hesitated to replace it with the new Mercury 150 HP Four Stroke. Some hesitate to do so out of concern that insurance coverage will be denied or that in the event of an accident they would be fo...
by Jefecinco
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fair Price for 2018 170 Montauk
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: Fair Price for 2018 170 Montauk

I haven't looked at the "Build a Whaler" web site recently but the last time I checked aluminum trailers were listed as optional. Galvanized steel trailers were standard.
by Jefecinco
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: CNN: "Missing boater is found clinging to his capsized boat off Florida's east coast"
Replies: 13
Views: 840

Re: CNN: "Missing boater is found clinging to his capsized boat off Florida's east coast"

There is no shortage of stories of boaters doing incredibly stupid things. I'm certainly a member of that club. I was lucky enough to survive all the stupid things and learned from them. The stupidest was walking around the tops of gunnels in socks when applying wax one day. The boat was in it's sli...
by Jefecinco
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Park It 360 Trailer Dolly
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Park It 360 Trailer Dolly

Duane - Thankfully we foresee no need to use the Park-It on dirt or grass. We have the same trailer brake feature with a receptacle for the trailer connector (RV type). I'm looking forward to a full test on an upcoming fair weather day. It's been chilly here for a few days. This AM we had so much fr...
by Jefecinco
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: CNN: "Missing boater is found clinging to his capsized boat off Florida's east coast"
Replies: 13
Views: 840

Re: CNN: "Missing boater is found clinging to his capsized boat off Florida's east coast"

He may have been sleeping while drifting unless he had deployed a "lunch hook" intending to take a nap and resume his cruise. If we know the water depth where his boat sank we can determine if the water was not too deep for anchoring. Off hand I did not see his position when rescued. In fa...
by Jefecinco
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: CNN: "Missing boater is found clinging to his capsized boat off Florida's east coast"
Replies: 13
Views: 840

Re: CNN: "Missing boater is found clinging to his capsized boat off Florida's east coast"

He was indeed a very lucky man. The photograph shows the bow rail and anchor pulpit above the water in a way that provides a ladder-like arrangement so he could hold himself out of the water by standing on a stanchion. It also appears the weather conditions were favorable which was also a major cont...
by Jefecinco
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Outrage 24 Toilet and Bracket
Replies: 13
Views: 1795

Re: 1996 Outrage 24 Toilet and Bracket

I remember the joys of using a porta pottie aboard our SeaRay Sundancer is the 1970s and 1980s. I'm sure they are much improved several decades later. Finding a marina with a functioning pump out was also fun. Once the thing was full it was really fun. I have, for the years following that experience...
by Jefecinco
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Total loss of our Boston Whaler Nauset
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: Total loss of our Boston Whaler Nauset

Six weeks seems a little long to receive a settlement check but perhaps that's the normal time required for a survey, etc. to take place.

Having an "Agreed Value" policy is valuable for an old classic boat. This is a lesson all owners of "classic" boats can learn from.
by Jefecinco
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 Montauk Range
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: 2019 170 Montauk Range

Use the mileage figures you have experienced with your boat, so far. I believe the engine and a display--if connected by your network--will provide fuel consumed and hours operated. That information should allow you to closely estimate your expected fuel consumption per hour at cruising speed over a...
by Jefecinco
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Navigating Gulf Shores, Alabama
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Navigating Gulf Shores, Alabama

I believe the Ft Morgan ramps have been recently rehabilitated. The Marina Road ramp JimH used is the Boggy Point ramp. I avoid it on weekends. The Cotton Bayou ramp is accessible from East Beach Blvd just west of Hwy 161. Orange Beach has a new traffic management system on Beach Blvd requiring a U-...
by Jefecinco
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: OptiMax--Almost Gone
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: OptiMax--Almost Gone

Decades ago a shop under my supervision overhauled dozens of air cooled four stroke four cylinder generator engines rated at 20 HP. When we started the process we carefully measured almost every wear part to ensure it met factory specifications. Over time we learned that the wear rate for certain pa...
by Jefecinco
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Navigating Gulf Shores, Alabama
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Navigating Gulf Shores, Alabama

Boating in Coastal Alabama is a delight. I believe you will probably limit most of your boating to "inshore" waters. The inshore areas here are notoriously shallow and you can count on touching bottom a few times until you become more familiar with the area. Don't worry about it as the bot...
by Jefecinco
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top
Replies: 17
Views: 1138

Re: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top

{The antenna shown in Figure 2] is not a Boston Whaler factory mounted antenna.
by Jefecinco
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Black Top Legend: 170 MONTAUK at Haulover Inlet
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Black Top Legend: 170 MONTAUK at Haulover Inlet

Very entertaining. Thank you. Consider posting the video on those discussion group threads often featuring unwarranted criticism of Boston Whaler boats. A favorite negative comment is, "Those boats will beat your fillings out" or "They are no good in a chop or worse." These bashe...
by Jefecinco
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Park It 360 Trailer Dolly
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Park It 360 Trailer Dolly

Phil - Thanks for the link. I see the price has increased to US$1950 in the month since I bought the B2 model. Masbama - As Jim said the dolly is to move trailers relatively easily without connecting to a tow vehicle. In our case as we age we find it more difficult to wheel the dolly around using on...
by Jefecinco
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Park It 360 Trailer Dolly
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Park It 360 Trailer Dolly

Back on 20 October 2020 I ordered a Park It 360 trailer dolly from Canada. It was shipped on 21 November 2020 and finally arrived yesterday. Altogether one month and a day which is not bad for a small company which probably does not keep every model in stock for immediate shipping. Rather they build...
by Jefecinco
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: OEM Plastic Used in Instrument Panel
Replies: 14
Views: 1461

Re: OEM Plastic Used in Instrument Panel

Great job, looks OEM.
by Jefecinco
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top
Replies: 17
Views: 1138

Re: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top

I would look for a convenient location in the aft most part of the cockpit. A problem with locating antennas far from the console is routing of the antenna cable. You don't want the cable on the deck. If you mount it aft you may be able to find a way to route the cable down into the rigging tube and...
by Jefecinco
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1977 13 Sport Side Railing Screw Fastener Length
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: 1977 13 Sport Side Railing Screw Fastener Length

Biggie - Yes, side rails only. That would explain the difference. Wrap around railings spread the stress more widely and require less support, or not?
by Jefecinco
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1977 13 Sport Side Railing Screw Fastener Length
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: 1977 13 Sport Side Railing Screw Fastener Length

Biggie - We have the through-the-hull fittings on our 1981 Sport 13. Perhaps it was a mid season change?
by Jefecinco
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sanding Non-Skid for refinishing
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Sanding Non-Skid for refinishing

I would not sand nor wire brush the deck nonskid. Use a strong cleaner like Simple Green and a stiff nylon bristle brush to clean it. Consider compounding the deck followed by a polishing and wax. Our old Boston Whaler gel coats clean up amazingly well.
by Jefecinco
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-foot Hull Drain
Replies: 12
Views: 5575

Re: 13-foot Hull Drain

Our 1981 Sport 13 has a single anchor locker drain at the bottom of the vertical surface of the aft bulkhead of the locker. Feeling through the hole I can detect foam in the bulkhead. On the aft side of the bulkhead is a hole approximately 3/8ths inch in diameter at deck level. There is no evidence ...
by Jefecinco
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB Red Boston Whaler Pennent Flag 12× 16
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: WTB Red Boston Whaler Pennent Flag 12× 16

Ebay is a decent source for old new OEM items.
by Jefecinco
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: La Nina Replica Ship
Replies: 0
Views: 709

La Nina Replica Ship

Christoper Columbus' discovery voyage replica ship La Nina recently moved Westward from being beached in Pensacola, FL due to Hurricane Sally. She was being pushed by a small river towboat. Her masts were missing but she was floating level on her lines and her hull appeared to be undamaged on the po...
by Jefecinco
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: SPECIALTY MARINE Wood Kit for SOURPUSS
Replies: 21
Views: 1713

Re: SPECIALTY MARINE Wood Kit for SOURPUSS

Rich, Not nit picking but did you review your post before submitting? You seem to offer some conflicting information. I can't speak to earlier models but our original 1981 Sport 13 wood is solid and not plywood as you indicate. The railing stanchions are not pot metal and have lasted almost 40 years...
by Jefecinco
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: SPECIALTY MARINE Wood Kit for SOURPUSS
Replies: 21
Views: 1713

Re: SPECIALTY MARINE Wood Kit for SOURPUSS

Marcus--what sort of wood is in the kit? Is it solid or plywood? Is the wood teak of mahogany?
by Jefecinco
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Testing Engine Peak Cylinder Pressure
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: Testing Engine Peak Cylinder Pressure

For checking the compression on an engine which can't be started a wet test would more closely approximate the conditions of an engine which has run long enough to reach normal operating temperature.
by Jefecinco
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1994 DAUNTLESS 15 Finding New Rail Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: 1994 DAUNTLESS 15 Finding New Rail Kit

Unless you want to "restore" your Dauntless you may find a locally fabricated rail to be more satisfactory for everyday use. Many anglers find the OEM rails higher than they like. If you want to install a bow mounted trolling motor in the future the OEM rails could make that process more d...
by Jefecinco
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Testing Engine Peak Cylinder Pressure
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: Testing Engine Peak Cylinder Pressure

Decades ago we were instructed to take both wet and dry compression tests. A wet test was taken after adding a little engine lubricating oil to a cylinder using a squirt can. It has been several years since I've seen any discussion of providing both readings and the reasons for any differential betw...
by Jefecinco
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Upgrade 30-HP to 40-HP
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Upgrade 30-HP to 40-HP

If it's too good to be true...
by Jefecinco
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Semiannual Yacht Migration
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Semiannual Yacht Migration

She is a beautiful yacht but I doubt I could afford to pay for the fuel and crew to deliver her from Louisiana to Alabama. She passed us heading Eastward on Wednesday afternoon and again heading home on Thursday morning. She spent the night safely at "The Wharf" in Orange Beach. We have tw...
by Jefecinco
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Upgrade 30-HP to 40-HP
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Upgrade 30-HP to 40-HP

Please find out and provide the restrictor plate part number and source. I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting to upgrade my engine HP by 33% by such a simple upgrade.
by Jefecinco
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: DELTA--Another Gulf Hurricane
Replies: 18
Views: 1719

Re: DELTA--Another Gulf Hurricane

As of 7:00 AM Zeta landfall is expected on the Southeastern Louisiana coast this afternoon as a hurricane rapidly weakening to a tropical storm. This morning around 7:50 local the sky was red and casting red light on structures. I'm 80 and have never before seen this phenomena. I was reminded of the...
by Jefecinco
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Upgrade 30-HP to 40-HP
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Upgrade 30-HP to 40-HP

[This TOPIC broke out in another thread in which an upgrade of a 30-HP engine to become a 40-HP engine was mentioned as part of a boat restoration project. This new topic has been separated from the original discussion—Moderator.]

How did you "upgrade " the 30 HP engine to 40 HP?
by Jefecinco
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Semiannual Yacht Migration
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Semiannual Yacht Migration

Thank you for the photograph. She is an impressive looking yacht fisherman. The interior pictures are also impressive and show that virtually any interior is possible with a virtually unlimited budget. I wouldn't want to walk on that salon carpet with shoes worn outdoors. It's simply too beautiful t...
by Jefecinco
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Semiannual Yacht Migration
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Semiannual Yacht Migration

The Fall migration of Snowbirds (Northerners going to the Southern US for the Winter) is underway. Several yachts with Northern state hailing ports on the transoms have been seen heading East in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway over the past few days. Some are cruising in the waterway at night which i...
by Jefecinco
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repair Shop in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Pennsylvania for Fuel Tank and Teak Repairs
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Debris in fuel fiter

A little debris in the fuel filters is not a symptom of a degrading fuel tank. It is more likely caused by adding dirty fuel to the tank. How often do you inspect the filers? If the filters were clogged to the point the engine was starved for fuel you may want to consider adding an above deck afterm...
by Jefecinco
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Suspicious HIN Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: Suspicious HIN Plate

A 25 year old boat may have had more than one previous owner. We don't know when the poor aftermarket HIN plate was attached. I don't believe it is a cause for alarm but as with the purchase of any boat a very careful inspection and survey is warranted. Cgodfrey infers he is interested in purchasing...
by Jefecinco
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Suspicious HIN Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: Suspicious HIN Plate

Reliable sources are often not quite as reliable as they may seem. Is the opinion that the foam is saturated based upon testing by the source? The only reliable way to know how much water content a Boston Whaler boat may contain is to weigh it and compare the weight to the weight in Boston Whalers S...
by Jefecinco
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: GARMIN GPS 24xd
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: GARMIN GPS 24xd

Thank you. Ben Ellison agrees with your comments.
by Jefecinco
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: GARMIN GPS 24xd
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: GARMIN GPS 24xd

Does this GPS antenna's received signal automatically install as the preferred antenna on MFDs with built-in antennas? As it is NEMA 2000 network compatible I assume it is connectable to all existing GPS chip devices on a network. I also assume software updates will be required for some GPS chip equ...