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by Jefecinco
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 35
Views: 559

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

I tried the build a Whaler site again and it worked perfectly. A 150 Montauk equipped with everything I would want less a VHF radio is $31,800 and change. Not too bad since we paid about $300 more for our 190 Montauk ten years ago.
by Jefecinco
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 35
Views: 559

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

Boat show pricing discounts are highly suspect. It is often possible to get better pricing at a dealer. However, I believe someone who dislikes negotiating can do as well as if not better at show prices which are usually discounted . Depending on the definition of "big discount" Tacky's co...
by Jefecinco
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 35
Views: 559

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

The "Dealer Prep" charge of $1000 is equal to eight and a half hours at our local dealer's labor rate. I don't know how "ready-for-use" the Montauks are when they arrive at the dealer. I assume the bimini top must be installed, the batteries charged and connected, the boat and tr...
by Jefecinco
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Black Rub Rail Polish
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Black Rub Rail Polish

I use 303 Protective restorer for all the vinyl upholstery and the rub rail.
by Jefecinco
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height
Replies: 26
Views: 452

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

I may have missed it but I'm unclear as to your ultimate objective. Are you after the best possible top speed from your Dauntless or for best overall performance? For your long term satisfaction I recommend best overall performance. Getting the notched hull Dauntless 16 on plane quickly and maintain...
by Jefecinco
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer for 1962 13-footer
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Trailer for 1962 13-footer

As mentioned your location is important as is your budget. If you are within three hundred miles or so of Bay St Louis, MS you could contact Sports Trail trailers there. Our Sport 13 has a custom Sports Trail trailer and I've never see a small trailer as well constructed. Like many custom made produ...
by Jefecinco
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Mercury VERADO Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: New Mercury VERADO Engines

Now that BRP has broken ground with the G2 design I doubt there will be as much uproar with the new Mercury design. I liked the looks of the G2 when it was introduced and the design has continued to grow on me. I also like the looks of the new Mercury design. I don't think the new designs look any m...
by Jefecinco
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: VERADO Fuel Pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: VERADO Fuel Pressure

The Mercury Service Bulletin mentioned is 2008-10 and covers engines from 2006 and earlier. Ironically I was informed yesterday that the module on our 2008 135 HP Verado should be replaced.
by Jefecinco
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 130 SUPER SPORT Seat for less than $700
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: 130 SUPER SPORT Seat for less than $700

We bought three Tempress seats from the manufacturer for our Sport 13 several years ago. They are nice seats and much more comfortable than the original bench seat. We bought the very useful mounts that allow quick and easy removal. We mount two aft and one forward. All said and done however they do...
by Jefecinco
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 130 SUPER SPORT Seat for less than $700
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: 130 SUPER SPORT Seat for less than $700

If it's the optional fishing seat you are looking for I recommend you buy the OEM seat. I doubt you can find a seat that will serve as well as the OE seat. It is very well crafted, durable, and looks good on the 13. It also has the advantage of being a perfect fit.
by Jefecinco
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: VERADO Fuel Pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: VERADO Fuel Pressure

Andrew - I don't know if this applies to your engines but there was a service bulletin or recall notice concerning some VERADO engines needing replacement of the fuel float. To check into this may be worth your time.
by Jefecinco
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Outrage V-20 Bow Bench and Storage Box
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: 1978 Outrage V-20 Bow Bench and Storage Box

For cleats I would consider a highly rot resistant wood with good screw holding characteristics. Paint the cleats to match the boxes so pretty wood is unnecessary. It may be useful to seal the interior surfaces with an epoxy sealant to prevent rot. If you're going to mount the cleats to the deck you...
by Jefecinco
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Mercury VERADO Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: New Verado Design

The new V8 300 HP Verado is a naturally aspirated engine. Why it is called a Verado is a puzzle. I'll speculate it is for marketing.
by Jefecinco
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The 2019 Potomac River Swim is looking for a few good Whalers!
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: The 2019 Potomac River Swim is looking for a few good Whalers!

When I returned from an assignment to Italy in 1978 I was assigned a short distance from Mount Vernon on the Potomac River. Our boating area was the upper river from DC to the US 301 bridge. Back then, due to contamination, we were advised to consume no fish caught North of the Quantico Maine Base. ...
by Jefecinco
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Mercury VERADO Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: New Verado Design

I only looked at the engines and I liked the design much more than the previous Verados. There was a silver "Verado" label or logo on the cowling similar to the one on other Verados I've seen although smaller. As to whether the engines are supercharged or naturally aspirated I can't say. I...
by Jefecinco
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Mercury VERADO Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 495

New Mercury VERADO Engines

Yesterday while doing business at the local MarineMax store I saw a pair of new VERADO engines attached to a SeaRay boat. They look as though Mercury Marine borrowed a BRP engine designer to do the new VERADO design. They look to me to be amazingly similar to the E-TEC G2 design. It's quite a depart...
by Jefecinco
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Yamaha F70 Hard Start
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: Yamaha F70 Hard Start

I use Sta-Bil fuel stabilizer regularly and it seems to work well. I've never had a hard start after several weeks of non-use. I have not tried other brands but they probably work as well.
by Jefecinco
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repainting Aluminum
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Repaint instead of powder coat

Powder coating looks good and we see a lot of aluminum T-Tops coated that way. The potential problem with powder coating is that when nicked or chipped it begins to lift. Touch up painting does not last well on powder coat. Given the propensity of console hatches to be badly treated I would use spra...
by Jefecinco
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 270 Dauntless: Trolling Motor; Single v. Twin Engines; More
Replies: 22
Views: 1380

Re: 270 Dauntless: Trolling Motor; Single v. Twin Engines; More

That's a beautiful Dauntless. I didn't know they were available with a "diving door". Is that what is meant by "swim patio"? That will be a very useful feature when landing a large fish.
by Jefecinco
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: I Thought I Wanted a 13-footer
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: I think I want a Whaler 13

For your use I would want a little larger boat. You didn't mention how many would be aboard but a 13 foot boat is crowded with two anglers. I would want at least a 15 Montauk or Sport. If you can find a boat with a four stroke engine you can eliminate any need for a backup or trolling motor which is...
by Jefecinco
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: VERADO Replace OEM Power Trim Motor
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: VERADO Replace OEM Power Trim Motor

I've had some luck with removing "frozen" fasteners by using a mallet to strike a drift pin in contact with the fastener. As recommended I would use a penetrating oil such as "Liquid Wrench" before striking the fastener. If time permits allow a few days for the oil to do its job....
by Jefecinco
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Leaky End Caps on Uflex UC128-OBF1
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Leaky End Caps on Uflex UC128-OBF1

When I was removing the end caps I was unable to exert enough force using the pin wrench by hand and had to use a hammer on the wrench to loosen the caps. A length of pipe over the wrench would probably have sufficed but working space is scarce in that area. I kept the tool but probably could never ...
by Jefecinco
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Now Available - Testing the Waters: Electrical Junction Box Group Buy
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Now Available - Testing the Waters: Electrical Junction Box Group Buy

Dave - I received my box yesterday. That was very quick. The box is very nice and I like the quality. Thank you for the four boat reviews included in the packing. My preference is the Fountain 32 Cat. Now that would make another great Group Buy.
by Jefecinco
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 OUTRAGE 24: Removing Large T-Top
Replies: 20
Views: 694

Re: 1995 OUTRAGE 24: Removing Large T-Top

Many years ago when we needed to repair a fuel tank by welding we would clean the tank as much as field conditions allowed and continue to flood the tank with engine exhaust while welding. The theory was that the exhaust contained a high enough concentration of inert gases to prevent combustion. A h...
by Jefecinco
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Leaky End Caps on Uflex UC128-OBF1
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Leaky End Caps on Uflex UC128-OBF1

Note that one of the kit suppliers is in Australia which may complicate a purchase. Do a search for "pin wrench" to find the wrench you will need. The wrenches I found were expensive. To order a wrench you will need the precise sizes (diameter) of the "wrenching holes" in the end...
by Jefecinco
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Concern Over Low Engine Hours
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: Concern Over Low Engine Hours

Modern engine seals are not prone to cracking due to long periods without "exercise". Otherwise shelf life would be limited and we would have "use by or before dates" on the boxes. I spent most of a 35 year career in the engine powered generator business. We stored turbocharged, ...
by Jefecinco
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 160 Dauntless Re-power Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: 160 Dauntless Re-power Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE

I recommend the SmartCraft gauges. I have them on our 190 Montauk and find them to be very useful.
by Jefecinco
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 160 Dauntless Re-power Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: 160 Dauntless Re-power Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE

Bob - That Dauntless 130 must fly with a 115 HP engine. What's your speed at WOT? ;=)
by Jefecinco
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Wintering Over in the North Channel
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: Wintering Over in the North Channel

It's impossible to forget my very limited experience on a snowmobile. In the mid-seventies I was assigned to the Army Safeguard Installation in Nekoma, ND. I spent a year there and met some of the finest locals I've known. My second day there I had to replace some uniforms I'd lost in Iran (another ...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Recommendations from Floridian Whaler Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: Recommendations from Floridian Whaler Owners

The Eastern Panhandle is an excellent recommendation. One thing we appreciated about the area was the lack of crowding and the friendliness of the locals. Of course the waters were pristine and the fishing very productive. Not to be forgotten the prices were, relative to South Florida, very reasonab...
by Jefecinco
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cost Comparison Yamaha and Suzuki Re-power
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: Cost Comparison Yamaha and Suzuki

You've just highlighted the reason Suzuki is taking the commercial outboard engine re-power market from Yamaha, at least in our area of the Gulf Coast. The difference in price structure is almost shocking.
by Jefecinco
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler
Replies: 16
Views: 831

Re: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler

When I saw your reference to the SS France it brought back memories of my second Atlantic crossing. My Dad and I were on the Isle de France returning from England in early 1952. It was great fun for an 11 year old. Plus we got to witness an at-sea rescue. During a storm we found ourselves idle along...
by Jefecinco
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: OUTRAGE 25 CUDDY Sterndrive
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: OUTRAGE 25 CUDDY Sterndrive

Having owned and used a stern drive boat for 20 years I can't recommend the option for sea water use, particular for ocean mooring. Unlike an outboard engine a stern drive lower unit can't be tilted completely out of the water. No matter what you do the aluminum stern drive leg will corrode or waste...
by Jefecinco
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler
Replies: 16
Views: 831

Re: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler

Bare boat chartering is an appealing option. A power catamaran would probably be our choice. Easy handling and relatively shallow draft makes for more flexibility in cruising areas although the wider beam may make docking difficult.
by Jefecinco
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Recommendations from Floridian Whaler Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: Recommendations from Floridian Whaler Owners

Key West would not be on my list. Much, much too busy for me.
by Jefecinco
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler
Replies: 16
Views: 831

Re: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler

In a cost-is-no-concern scenario I could go for a 50- to 60-foot yacht equipped for operation by an elderly couple, if there is such a thing. I would not care to own a yacht that required any crew. When it comes to large yachts, chartering would be our solution to longer stays and travels aboard. My...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rage 14 Auxiliary Outboard
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Rage 14 Auxiliary Outboard

Would the outboard engine under consideration provide superior trolling performance to the existing engine in your Rage? Would it be quieter or emit less smoke? What would be the effect on performance when the Rage is on plane? From a practical perspective would the aft seating of the Rage permit co...
by Jefecinco
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: The Great Carrier Reef
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: The Great Carrier Reef

Email sent.
by Jefecinco
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: The Great Carrier Reef
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: The Great Carrier Reef

Dave--I expect Perdido Pass will be fine. You can launch at The Cotton Bayou ramp but the route to the pass is a no-wake zone. I believe Cotton Bayou is the more convenient ramp, but the Boggy Point ramp is also good and is closer to the pass. Boggy Point is less protected and can have some troubles...
by Jefecinco
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 130 SUPER SPORT 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1529

Re: 130 SUPER SPORT 2019

Phil, The situation may be less dire than it first appears. The 40 HP engines available between 1972 and 1993 were rated differently than are the newer engines. I believe engines were rated for HP measured at the flywheel in the past but are now rated at the propeller shaft. However, the weight of t...
by Jefecinco
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 130 SUPER SPORT 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1529

Re: 130 SUPER SPORT 2019

Stainless steel rub rails sacrifice function for esthetics. If you are a boat operator who has never had the experience of stopping with the aid of a structure such as a piling you would probably never dent a steel rub rail insert. If you are a boater like me a highly functional rub rail is a necess...
by Jefecinco
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: Philips AP Navigator Mk9
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Philips AP Navigator Mk9

Older GPS units were usually sold with an external antenna and cabling to connect [the external antenna] to the GPS [receiver]. Newer units usually do not need an external antenna. If you have not connected the antenna to the GPS [receiver], [the GPS receiver] could need quite a lot of time to find ...
by Jefecinco
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1979 Revenge
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: 1979 Revenge

No. Age is meaningless. Condition rules.
by Jefecinco
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Keeping Dashboard Panel and Gauges Watertight
Replies: 18
Views: 1221

Re: Keeping Dashboard Panel and Gauges Watertight

We've owned three Boston Whalers over the past twenty years. We have never attempted to seal the console mounted gauges. We have never had a problem caused by water leaking into the console past the gauges.
by Jefecinco
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Summer storage
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Summer storage

Our boats are located on the Alabama Coast and the climate is similar to that of Southern Florida. We cover our boats year round with Sunbrella on one and Sundura on the other. Until this Spring the boats were stored outside year round. I had a minor mold problem under the Sundura cover but after ad...
by Jefecinco
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Summer storage
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Summer storage

Before the boat is wrapped it should be as clean and dry as possible. Check everywhere for water. If possible it could help for the boat to finish drying for a few days before wrapping. I also recommend elevating the tongue jack as much as possible and removing the garboard drain plug to allow as mu...
by Jefecinco
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Best Whaler for St John River, Jacksonville, FL
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: Best Whaler for St John River, Jacksonville, FL

It would help to know a few details. How many people do you plan to have aboard? What are your primary purposes of the boat, fishing, cruising, water sports? Do you have to have a new boat or will a used boat suit you? Carolina Skiff has some decent products but none can compare favorably with a Bos...
by Jefecinco
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 4757

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Given the limited number of extinguishers needed for our boats we simply bought new and installed them. We saved time and traded a few dollars for a lot of convenience. I believe some vendors are aware of the breakage rate caused by the carriers they choose but find it more economical to replace ine...
by Jefecinco
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: (SOLD) FS: Raymarine Axiom and Transducer
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: FS: Raymarine Axiom and Transducer

Did you find a Conquest?