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by Jefecinco
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice

1. Simrad GO9
2. Yes
3. Yes
by Jefecinco
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 270 VANTAGE v. 320 VANTAGE
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: 270 vantage vs 320 vantage

Consider how often you will want to host six guests on your boat versus how often it will just be the two of you. Also consider acquisition costs, annual taxes, insurance, maintenance costs and slip rent deltas between the two boats. We very seldom see open boats with eight aboard. When you have a c...
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: 289

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: 79

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: 765

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: 765

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: FOR SALE 1987 15' Super Sport w/ 70hp Johnson
Replies: 4
Views: 2704

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: 9
Views: 4971

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: 1446

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: 1799

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: 5170

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: 3195

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: 19
Views: 6170

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: 19
Views: 6170

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: 3079

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: 4
Views: 2295

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: 7065

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: 4380

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: 4380

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: 5445

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
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

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: 5445

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
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

FS: 190 Montauk in Alabama, $30,000

For-sale: 2009 190 Montauk with fishing package located in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Alabama. Price $30,000. 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. Engine hours ...
by Jefecinco
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Survey: Smartphone Charts
Replies: 10
Views: 3268

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: 10
Views: 3268

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: 3313

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: 2121

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...
by Jefecinco
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Re-power with Twin 150 or Single 300.
Replies: 9
Views: 3962

Re: Re-power with Twin 150 or Single 300.

Cesar - If your local Mercury dealer can't get a 300 HP with a reasonable waiting period you may find that it is worth an hours drive to obtain an excellent substitute. Have you done a side by side comparison of the brands?
by Jefecinco
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Re-power with Twin 150 or Single 300.
Replies: 9
Views: 3962

Re: Re-power with Twin 150 or Single 300.

Have you considered a 300 HP Suzuki? Professional fishing guides along the Alabama Coast frequently repower with the Suzuki brand.
by Jefecinco
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Solace 345
Replies: 3
Views: 2715

Re: Solace 345

It must be genetics.
by Jefecinco
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Downside of Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 18
Views: 4631

Re: Downside of Hydraulic Steering

The name depends upon the users intended use of the device. When I started seriously learning to drive at age 12 steering knob would have been a good choice. By my first car purchase at age 13 "brodie knob" would have worked. I had no license so dirt back roads were where I mostly drove. A...
by Jefecinco
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Downside of Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 18
Views: 4631

Re: Downside of Hydraulic Steering

True, hydraulic steering requires more turns than cable steering but those turns are so very much easier with hydraulic steering. I see a lot of "necker knobs" on big boats with hydraulic steering. Does anyone remember "necker knobs"?
by Jefecinco
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Downside of Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 18
Views: 4631

Re: Downside of Hydraulic Steering

Thanks to all for the replies. The lesson learned from this episode is that hydraulic steering can fail with little warning. Some failures are difficult to predict. I believe the most common are helm pump failure or leaks. Helm pumps will often provide some warning that failure is imminent. Changes ...
by Jefecinco
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Downside of Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 18
Views: 4631

Re: Downside of Hydraulic Steering

Edited, thank you.
by Jefecinco
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Downside of Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 18
Views: 4631

Downside of Hydraulic Steering

Overall hydraulic steering is a big plus but there is a downside. Yesterday while taking our 190 Montauk with hydraulic steering from Orange Beach, AL to Pensacola, FL I noticed some wander during long stretch of "No Wake Zone" off Ono Island. The wind had picked up considerably above the ...
by Jefecinco
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 Montauk v. 170 Dauntless
Replies: 3
Views: 2542

Re: 170 Montauk v. 170 Dauntless

Generally speaking the Montauk is better for fishing and the Dauntless is better for family/water sports. The Montauk can be a fine boat for family/water sports depending upon the number of people aboard. I would think six people would be about the maximum for family fun on a 170 Montauk. The Dauntl...
by Jefecinco
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: New trailer for 2003 190 Nantucket
Replies: 10
Views: 7065

Re: New trailer for 2003 190 Nantucket

Sport Trail makes a fantastic trailer with any added touches you may desire. Dealing with Sport Trail on-line or telephone is difficult. Kevin, the boss, is more often in the fab shop than the office and there is only one lady to handle all the calls, etc. For that reason I recommend a drive over to...
by Jefecinco
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration
Replies: 26
Views: 9175

Re: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration

Jim - Again, I certainly agree. That is one of the reasons I no longer work on engines. Physical ability may be another factor. Removing the engine cowling from our 135 HP Verado to check the crankcase oil level is quite a chore. I doubt I could do it while afloat even in calm conditions, perhaps st...
by Jefecinco
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration
Replies: 26
Views: 9175

Re: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration

I certainly agree the best way to check spark plugs is with the proper tool. However, it's not a bad thing to know some "field expedient" methods for those days when you can't lay your hands on a seldom used tool. Admittedly, I learned the old method in 1953 after buying my first car at ag...
by Jefecinco
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration
Replies: 26
Views: 9175

Re: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration

A method used by shade tree mechanics since the invention of spark plug fired engines to detect a misfiring cylinder is--one cylinder at a time--to remove a spark plug cable and reinstall it until find the cylinder that causes no change in the engine idle speed. If the idle speed does not change the...
by Jefecinco
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless 160: Round 2
Replies: 11
Views: 4267

Re: Dauntless 160: Round 2

Congratulations. The Dauntless 16 or 160 Dauntless are fine boats. We enjoyed our 1999 version with an OMC 115 HP two stroke FICHT engine. After a fair bit of experimentation with that engine raised and with a four blade Stiletto propeller installed we found that it performed so well that a hydrofoi...
by Jefecinco
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 Montauk 170 Stern Rod Holders
Replies: 1
Views: 2016

Re: 2019 Montauk 170 Stern Rod Holders

On our 190 Montauk they do not have gimbal pins and they drain to the bilge.
by Jefecinco
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Control INFINITY Amplifier from Garmin 94sv
Replies: 5
Views: 2788

Re: Control INFINITY Amplifier from Garmin 94sv

Fred - Can the new Infinity be controlled by a smart phone? Though not as convenient when underway the phone could be more convenient during other activities on or nearby the boat.
by Jefecinco
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: NMEA-2000 Backbone Power On-Off Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

Re: NMEA-2000 Backbone Power On-Off Switch

Chuck - Thanks. I've decided to install a power switch for the network. I'll probably install the switch just inside the console door on the aft console face for quick easy access.
by Jefecinco
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: NMEA-2000 Backbone Power On-Off Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

Re: NMEA-2000 Backbone Power On-Off Switch

After only a little thought I realized the question was not well thought out. If a network is powered by a direct connection to the battery, turning the battery switch off would not de-energize the network. I'm sure many networks, like bilge pumps are connected directly to the battery. I read an old...
by Jefecinco
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: NMEA-2000 Backbone Power On-Off Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

NMEA-2000 Backbone Power On-Off Switch

I recently read it's advisable to install an on-off switch in [the NMEA-2000 network power circuit] to prevent slowly discharging the batteries during storage. However, if the battery switch is in the OFF position, would the [network power circuit] switch be redundant?
by Jefecinco
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Survey of Yamaha Water Pressure Sensor Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 3655

Re: Survey of Yamaha Water Pressure Sensor Failure

Is it possible that frequent flushing with a hose at city water pressure could could be damaging the cooling water pressure sensor? Have you checked the pressure reading while flushing the engine? If the reading is much higher than the reading while the engine is operating it may be useful to modera...
by Jefecinco
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1988 REVENGE 22 Engine Hours and Re-power
Replies: 9
Views: 3137

Re: 1988 REVENGE 22 Engine Hours and Repower

When buying a boat with old engines it's always a good idea to keep a repower in mind and to perhaps begin to periodically set aside a few dollars for the eventuality regardless of the hours on the hour meters. I would not trust the hour meter readings on a used boat as they are sometimes changed. L...
by Jefecinco
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: No Classics in new WHALER magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 2913

Re: No Classics in new WHALER magazine

The old classics are, by far, the prettiest boats commonly seen on the water. We have an unrestored Sport 13 with the usual spider cracks and dings. I would say it is in average to good condition yet it still receives compliments at the ramp and at fuel stops. But, it's not nearly as easy to maintai...
by Jefecinco
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 MONTAUK Gas Lifts for Hatch on Helm Seat
Replies: 5
Views: 2813

Re: 190 MONTAUK Gas Lifts for Hatch on Helm Seat

Fred,

Our 2009 190 Montauk has a gas strut on the live well lid but none on the helm seat.