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by Jefecinco
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: How to sell Dauntless without engine
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: How to sell Dauntless without engine

Advertise or list the boat as usual. "1996 Dauntless 15 Needs Engine Work" would be a place to start, assuming the engine is on the boat.
by Jefecinco
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: How to Post a Draft
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: How to Post a Draft

Thanks, Phil. I should have known the "Load Draft" button was what I needed to use. For some reason I wanted to see something like "Post Draft".

Anyway it is now posted in Small Boat Electrical.
by Jefecinco
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Connecting Mercury SmartCraft to a NEMA 2000 Network
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Connecting Mercury SmartCraft to a NEMA 2000 Network

The following is a description of how this was recently done on our 190 Montauk to connect the existing SmartCraft system to a new Simrad GO9 MFD and RS-35 VHF Radio. Both Simrad devices are NMEA 2000 capable. I took on this project in order to display all the engine (135 HP Mercury Verado) SmartCra...
by Jefecinco
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: How to Post a Draft
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: How to Post a Draft

Thank you Jim. I have saved a draft I would like to post to the forum. How is that done?
by Jefecinco
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: How to Post a Draft
Replies: 4
Views: 37

How to Post a Draft

I would like to post a draft - Instructions?
by Jefecinco
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 210 Montauk Leaning Post vs RPS
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: 2019 210 Montauk Leaning Post vs RPS

We have an RPS on our 190 Montauk. Our previous Dauntless 16 was also equipped with an RPS. We like the generous storage space and flexibility provided by the RPS. While underway we use the "leaning post position" ie. the center backrest position. When anchored, tied to a pier or drifting ...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Preparing Nantucket 190 for Saltwater
Replies: 14
Views: 832

Re: Preparing Nantucket 190 for Saltwater

I suspect the fittings used are Marelon products which are widely used in the industry. Look at a few Boston Whaler competitors and you may see Marelon fittings are used by them. As with any through hull fitting proper installation and periodic inspection are important.
by Jefecinco
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL: 1961 Nauset (Hull #3249)
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: APPRAISAL: 1961 Nauset (Hull #3249)

Speculation over a boat's value can go on forever and it will be almost impossible to reach a consensus. List your boat for sale on as many sites as you can think of at a price you consider correct. The market will tell you the value of your boat. If your boat fails to sell at your price it is an in...
by Jefecinco
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 DAUNTLESS 160 Sea Trial
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Sea trial on 2003 dauntless 160

Since you are shopping for a used boat you can't get much better than a 160 Dauntless or a Dauntless 16. We owned one for 10 years and it was a terrific boat in ever way. Due to several factors the boats are stern heavy. For this reason I recommend you look at the used market for a 160 Dauntless wit...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2003 160 DAUNTLESS Has Gasoline Odor in Middle Console
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: 2003 160 DAUNTLESS Has Gasoline Odor in Middle Console

The smell is normal unless it is very strong. The fuel tank is a poly material which allows a slight gasoline smell to be present, especially when there is little air flow around the console. If the console has not been opened recently the smell will be slightly intensified when the console is first...
by Jefecinco
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Three (Morning) Observations About Pontoon-hull Boats
Replies: 16
Views: 1226

Re: Three Morning Observations

800 HP and four blade propellers look mean. Those propellers look almost like cleavers, are they? Did I notice some cladding on the outer tubes giving them a shaped bottom?
by Jefecinco
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Intervals Which Engine Manufacturers Recommend Oil Changes
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Oil Change

Because the cost to change the lower unit oil is extremely low it is cheap insurance to change it. An added benefit is that if the oil has any water in it you will know your lower unit has a leak demanding repair. Disposal of the old oil may cost a few dollars. If you are discussing engine oil in fo...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1986 OUTRAGE 18, $9,500 in New Jersey
Replies: 16
Views: 2478

Re: FS: 1986 OUTRAGE 18, $9,500 in New Jersey

I recently had to dispose of five gallons of non-ethanol gasoline due to a slow leak in a container. I poured it into our truck fuel tank. It has shown no adverse effect.
by Jefecinco
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VENTURA or OUTRAGE Self-bailing
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: VENTURA or OUTRAGE Self-bailing

Can we define the term "self bailing"? To me a self bailing boat is one that will drain water coming into the boat from rain, spray or even a wave via the above deck scuppers. Removing the garboard drain plug and taking on water in a 21 foot boat should be no surprise. Boats are not suppos...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Three (Morning) Observations About Pontoon-hull Boats
Replies: 16
Views: 1226

Re: Three Morning Observations

We see a lot of pontoon boats here in the Gulf Shores, AL area. We see most of them in the bays and inlets and in the Intracoastal Waterway but some go into the Gulf of Mexico to fish. Now, during Red Snapper season, we see perhaps a few dozen going offshore on weekends. The pontoons seem well suite...
by Jefecinco
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage
Replies: 14
Views: 3306

Re: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage

I would not leave a battery connected to a charger or a maintainer for more than a week without checking it for any problems. For six months of storage I would remove the battery from the boat or al least disconnect the battery cables from the battery terminals. Before using the boat I would charge ...
by Jefecinco
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Scepter-brand 5-gallon Gasoline Container Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Re: Scepter-brand 5-gallon Gasoline Container Leak

Thanks for the photograph. That's very helpful.

I was pleasantly surprised that our Gulf Shores Public Works accepted the leaking gasoline container at their recycling center.
by Jefecinco
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 13 Sport 30-HP
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

Re: 2000 13 Sport 30-HP

The OP could simply install a 40HP engine of his choice to get the most out of his 130 Sport. That seems to be the most economical approach to get an under powered boat to perform well. I'm unaware of any law prohibiting the installation of a higher horsepower engine on a hull than the HP the manufa...
by Jefecinco
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Portable RADAR
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: Portable RADAR

I don't believe there is any useful portable radar as you describe. There are several digital radars now available that—compared to their predecessors—are very lightweight and energy efficient. Check the RADAR devices from Navico, Garmin, and Raymarine for a model that might satisfy your requirement...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Scepter-brand 5-gallon Gasoline Container Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Re: Scepter-brand 5-gallon Gasoline Container Leak

Tractor Supply has a 5 gallon "Jerry Can" style metal gasoline container made by Midwest Can and various replacement spouts. Price is $50 for the can. Is this the container you were thinking of?
by Jefecinco
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Scepter-brand 5-gallon Gasoline Container Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Re: Scepter-brand 5-gallon Gasoline Container Leak

Thank you for the tip. We have a Tractor Supply store so I'll check that out.
by Jefecinco
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Scepter-brand 5-gallon Gasoline Container Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Scepter-brand 5-gallon Gasoline Container Leak

If you have a Scepter brand plastic gasoline container I recommend you carefully inspect the seam joining the two halves. Ours started leaking at the bottom yesterday. I also recommend loosening the pour spout sufficiently to allow gasoline fumes to vent to avoid excess pressure. Specifics on the co...
by Jefecinco
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 Ventura 21
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: 2001 Ventura 21

Adding a "get home" engine is expensive and reduces performance of most small boats. Among the more common reasons an engine stops running is because of fuel quality or supply problems and if the second engine is supplied from the same source it will be useless. Battery failure is another ...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Morse Controls Hydraulic Steering Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Morse Controls Hydraulic Steering Repair

Replacement hydraulic systems are not cheap but if I had a system as old as yours I would consider replacing the entire system. If you are fortunate enough to find the parts you need you may discover disassembling a pump that has not seen a wrench in four decades will be impossible to deal with.
by Jefecinco
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Mercury VesselView Mobile: Configuration and Use
Replies: 12
Views: 2238

Re: Mercury VesselView Mobile: Configuration and Use

After consulting with our local Mercury dealer I purchased a Mercury NMEA 2000 Gateway Module part # 8M0151748 for $400. I have no experience with NMEA 2000 so I hope this works out. That's considerably more expensive than VesselView Mobile but so it goes.
by Jefecinco
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Mercury VesselView Mobile: Configuration and Use
Replies: 12
Views: 2238

Re: Mercury VesselView Mobile: Configuration and Use

I've ordered a Simrad GO9 MFD and RS 35 VHF Radio. I want to be able to view the 135 HP Verado with SmartCraft engine operating data on the MFD. I'm under the impression that to accomplish this I will need a Mercury VesselView Module (Mercury Part Number 8M0110693) as a data bridge to the MFD at a c...
by Jefecinco
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD 1985 15’ Center Console - South MS - $9995
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: 1985 15’ Center Console - South MS - $9995

Nice looking boat. I like the license plate mounting [attached vertically to a fender facing to the rear and bent to conform to the fender shape].
by Jefecinco
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage
Replies: 14
Views: 3306

Re: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage

I charged the new battery with our Sears charger until it switched to a zero amps setting. I then reconnected the Promariner maintainer and it switched to the maintainer mode within a few minutes. I left the maintainer on all night and this morning it was only slightly warm to the touch. It's good t...
by Jefecinco
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VENTURA or OUTRAGE Self-bailing
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: VENTURA or OUTRAGE Self-bailing

A very good fitting high quality Sunbrella boat cover for almost all models of Boston Whaler can be bought via http://www.carver.com for a far more reasonable price than a custom made cover. The flatter the hull the more stable the ride when moored but if the boat is moored why is ride a considerati...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage
Replies: 14
Views: 3306

Re: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage

Thank you for the advice. This morning I connected our old (1970s era) Sears Sensacharger to the battery. It immediately dropped to a draw of four amps. That indicates the battery was barely discharged. I expect the charger to drop to zero amps within three hours or so. When/if that happens I will r...
by Jefecinco
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage
Replies: 14
Views: 3306

Re: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage

Jim - We received the Promariner maintainer yesterday. I installed it on our new West Marine AGM Group 24 battery and it immediately went to "charging" mode. I expected it to automatically switch to "maintaining" mode after five hours of charging. It had not switched and the char...
by Jefecinco
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine for classic 13-footer
Replies: 13
Views: 3730

Re: Engine for classic 13-footer

We always have a paddle aboard our 1981 Sport 13. It is adequate for traveling short distances if the engine fails. The more stamina you and your passengers have the more adequate the paddle becomes. I don't believe mounting a trolling motor on a 13 foot boat as back up power is a good idea. The eff...
by Jefecinco
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FOR SALE 2001 Conquest 280 - Ready for Repower
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Re: FOR SALE 2001 Conquest 280 - Ready for Repower

Recommend you define a "serious offer".
by Jefecinco
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VENTURA or OUTRAGE Self-bailing
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: VENTURA or OUTRAGE Self-bailing

I believe both models are self bailing. However, I would not be without a bilge pump and battery on any boat with below deck spaces. If the boat is kept on a mooring or dock without a power connection I would consider installing a solar battery maintainer or charger.
by Jefecinco
Fri May 31, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 740s Display Now Mirror Image
Replies: 8
Views: 3267

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 740s Display Now Mirror Image

The Garmin problems we were experiencing made me doubt the unit's reliability. Earlier this week we used the boat again and the Garmin seems to have finally died. When turned on the screen showed only horizontal lines which were motionless. After a few repeat tries to get the unit to function by tur...
by Jefecinco
Thu May 30, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height, trim tabs, 3 to 4 blade prop
Replies: 33
Views: 5247

Re: 2000 Dauntless 16 engine mounting height

I believe raising the engine another hole will provide the best performance. When I had a 1999 Dauntless 16 with a 115 HP OMC engine and a four blade propeller I removed the aftermarket fin from the engine and gained about 1 MPH at WOT with optimal engine trim with no loss of part throttle performan...
by Jefecinco
Thu May 30, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Verado Engine Intake Manifold Anomaly
Replies: 5
Views: 2266

Re: Verado intake manifold concern

It's difficult to tell from the photos if the anomaly is a casting error or impact damage. It appears the manifold is on the output or pressurized side of the supercharger. If that is correct any crack or leakage should be easily detectable while running the engine with the cowling removed. If there...
by Jefecinco
Wed May 29, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage
Replies: 14
Views: 3306

Re: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage

Jim, thank you for the reply and for going to the trouble to both identify the replacement model and finding one for me at a very good price.
by Jefecinco
Wed May 29, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage
Replies: 14
Views: 3306

Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage

We seldom use our 1981 Sport 13 so it spends most of it's life in our garage. I recently attempted to charge the 13 year old battery but it would not accept a charge. I've ordered a Group 24 AGM to replace it. I would like to buy a battery maintainer/tender to leave connected to the new battery betw...
by Jefecinco
Sun May 26, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses
Replies: 7
Views: 2984

Re: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses

I have a pair of Maui Jim non-prescription bifocals. I find they are ideal for my needs though I usually have the RPS in the leaning post position while underway. The depth of field of the reading portion allows me to easily read the gauges and tie fishing knots. Before spending big money on prescri...
by Jefecinco
Sat May 25, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1999 Dauntless 14
Replies: 4
Views: 2814

Re: FS: 1999 Boston Whaler Dauntless 14

It is quite a design accomplishment to have so much boat in so little space. The 14 Dauntless looks to have about the same layout as the 16 Dauntless. Very nice.
by Jefecinco
Fri May 24, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB Dauntless 160
Replies: 1
Views: 1713

Re: WTB Dauntless 160

As a former 1999 Dauntless 16 owner I recommend you seek one with a 115 HP engine.
by Jefecinco
Fri May 24, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outrage 17 II v. Dauntless 16
Replies: 4
Views: 2567

Re: Outrage 17 II v. Dauntless 16

I can't address the Outrage but we owned a 16 Dauntless with a 115 HP engine for ten years. We loved the Dauntless but I had to have a larger 190 Montauk so we sold the Dauntless. I often regret that decision. The Montauk is a better boat for fishing but not much else. The Dauntless has, I believe, ...
by Jefecinco
Sat May 18, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Wood for HARPOON
Replies: 6
Views: 2587

Re: Wood for HARPOON other than Mahogany, Teak, or Cedar

Using white plastic to replace all the wood on a Boston Whaler will not improve the appearance. I expect it would be a negative for a buyer. I replaced all the teak except the large swim platform on a previously owned SeaRay. I was disappointed with the result as the boat no longer looked quite righ...
by Jefecinco
Tue May 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Odd radio behavior
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Using Squelch to reduce radio receiver sensitivity

I have noticed on our Standard Horizon VHF radio that I can eliminate much distant chatter on channel 16 by adjusting the squelch. We have a fairly high antenna and receive distant broadcasts much of which is commercial traffic around the State Docks in Mobile, AL. Perhaps a comparison of the squelc...
by Jefecinco
Mon May 13, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Sunglasses and Electronic Displays
Replies: 9
Views: 2157

Re: Sunglasses and Electronic Displays

The responses are very helpful, thank you.
by Jefecinco
Mon May 13, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability
Replies: 16
Views: 4506

Re: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability

For a Montauk 17 to flip with three anglers in an aft corner I believe some extreme external force would have to have been in play. Even if the boat only rolled an external force would be needed. Perhaps a wind and or sea related force of some magnitude would be required. I don't doubt the report al...
by Jefecinco
Sun May 12, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Wood for HARPOON
Replies: 6
Views: 2587

Re: Wood for HARPOON other than Mahogany, Teak, or Cedar

In our area cypress is available. It is attractive and rot resistant. Much of the cypress sold was cut from salvaged trees rescued from swamps and bayous where it may have been sunk several centuries ago. I've seen some cypress tables that were finished but I don't know how it is usually finished.
by Jefecinco
Sun May 12, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1975 13-footer Transom Construction Details
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Re: 1975 13-footer Transom Construction Details

I solved the curved transom problem on our 1981 Sport 13 by cutting a 3/4 inch leftover Starboard Lumber scrap to size to act as a mounting pad. I used a larger than necessary scrap in order to provide space for a different transducer or relocating the current transducer should that become necessary...
by Jefecinco
Fri May 10, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Sunglasses and Electronic Displays
Replies: 9
Views: 2157

Sunglasses and Electronic Displays

I have a nice pair of non-prescription sunglasses with a reader lens in the bottom half of the lenses. The reader lenses are a necessity for fishing because of dealing with fabricating and repairing terminal tackle every hour or so. However the polarized feature of the glasses make electronic displa...