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by Jefecinco
Sat May 18, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Wood for HARPOON
Replies: 6
Views: 192

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: 133

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: 315

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: 1723

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: 192

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: 145

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: 315

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...
by Jefecinco
Fri May 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 740s Display Now Mirror Image
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 740s Display Now Mirror Image

Jim - Thank you. After a few hours of web searches I found nothing about "image mirroring(?)". Your search skills exceed mine, by far. I guess I have to bite the bullet and buy a new GPS. So far I'm in no hurry.
by Jefecinco
Thu May 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 740s Display Now Mirror Image
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 740s Display Now Mirror Image

I took the boat out a couple of days ago for an all day fishing trip. Before leaving the marina I installed the 2015) Garmin updates for the GPSMap 740s display. Everything looked normal. Shortly after getting underway the mirror image problem recurred. The map was not affected but the text labels w...
by Jefecinco
Fri May 03, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: On Board Hand Tools
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: On Board Hand Tools

OSU - After pricing some stainless steel, titanium, and bronze alloy tools I've decided to go with lower cost regular common items. I had a spark plug socket in my old set left over from when I had a two stroke cycle engine. With our current Verado I expect to replace spark plugs every few years so ...
by Jefecinco
Thu May 02, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Boston Whaler 22 Outrage Restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 1153

Re: 1989 Boston Whaler 22 Outrage Restoration

Q7: Where is the Necker Knob?
by Jefecinco
Wed May 01, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom painting made easier
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Bottom painting made easier

Good that your system works well for you. I'm always a little nervous about supporting weight on cinder blocks and prefer wood cribbing. The sign posts and wood pads were a clever solution.
by Jefecinco
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Unwinterizing a boat after 18 months
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Unwinterizing a boat after 18 months

Charge the battery if it will take a charge. Replace if needed. Check the oil and add if needed. Check around the engine lower unit for signs of an oil leak. Check level if leakage is detected. Connect a source of cooling water. Pump the squeeze bulb until it becomes hard. Start the engine and run i...
by Jefecinco
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: On Board Hand Tools
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: On Board Hand Tools

The on board tool set I got rid of because of corrosion was on board and untouched for about ten years. Since buying a Boston Whaler to replace our SeaRay in 1999 I have never needed a tool while boating. The only reason I looked at the tools a few days ago was because while working on the GPS I man...
by Jefecinco
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: On Board Hand Tools
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: On Board Hand Tools

Thanks for your thoughts. After a lot of reading on the subject it seems there are three widely held positions on this subject. First is to buy very expensive titanium based or stainless steel tools for the purpose. Second is to buy the cheapest tools available and change them out whenever they begi...
by Jefecinco
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: On Board Hand Tools
Replies: 17
Views: 892

On Board Hand Tools

Several years ago I put together a set of tools to handle emergency repairs while on the water. I sprayed them with WD-40 and wrapped them in small towels coated with WD-40. I stored them in a new Pelican case and kept them in the RPS. A few days ago I had a need for a tool while aboard and opened t...
by Jefecinco
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Roller Launch Ramp
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Roller Launch Ramp

Given the number of rollers contacting the hull the weight on any one roller should be low. I could see myself trying that ramp.

My preference would be a boat lift on the lot, if possible. Another possibility could be the drive-on floating docks often used by jet skis.
by Jefecinco
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Purchasing Electronics
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: Purchasing Electronics

My nine year old Garmin is now working as before. A simple "screen calibration" cured the problem.
by Jefecinco
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 740s Display Now Mirror Image
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 740s Display Now Mirror Image

Good news. Went to the marina and performed a "Screen Calibration". It's easy. Turn on the power and immediately place a finger on the screen and hold it there until the unit screen comes on. The unit now functions as before.

Thanks to all for the advice.
by Jefecinco
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Purchasing Electronics
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: Purchasing Electronics

Perhaps I over reacted and was doing a little venting. Garmin is no longer struck off the list but they are not near the top. A little off topic, but I have been looking for a less costly alternative in case my Garmin is truly fried. My short list includes a Raymarine Dragonfly 7 Pro and a Lowrance ...
by Jefecinco
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Purchasing Electronics
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Purchasing Electronics

Over the years my electronic purchases have been based on reputed reliability, features and price. After a recent experience with Garmin Technical Support I may add telephone support wait time to the list. Thursday at around 3:00 PM the hold time for Garmin Technical Support was over three hours. I ...
by Jefecinco
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 740s Display Now Mirror Image
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 740s Problem

Con - Thanks for the comment. Screen calibration is my next step. There is also a procedure to reset the unit to the factory settings and that is my fallback procedure. I would not hesitate to do the reset but it will erase all my trails and way points. There is also a procedure to save all the trai...
by Jefecinco
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Removing Surface Rust on Stainless Steel
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

Re: Removing Surface Rust

Barkeeper's Friend will do a good job removing the surface rust. Be a cautious with Barkeeper's Friend. Don't use Barkeeper's Friend to polish the rest of the chrome plated stainless steel. A good metal polish such as Flitz or Brasso will restore a bright reflective shine. Depending on the extent of...
by Jefecinco
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 740s Display Now Mirror Image
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Garmin GPSMAP 740s Display Now Mirror Image

Yesterday we took our 190 Montauk out for the first time in over a year. We found the MFD screen was displaying the menus in a mirror image or backward. The touchscreen was not responsive to most selections. After a lot of useless attempts to use the MFD it did display some sonar features and I coul...
by Jefecinco
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Frozen Stainless Steel Fasteners on Trailer Lighting
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Frozen Stainless Steel Fasteners on Trailer Lighting

I have owned a custom aluminum Sport Trail boat trailer for almost five years. A tail light lamp was damaged recently so I replaced it. It was a typical LED lamp fastened with two stainless steel mounting bolts. Removing the original lamp was quite an effort as I ended up having to literally tear ap...
by Jefecinco
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Fuel Tank Repair

You can do a search on [sorry deleted this website as it was hosting mostly pornographic videos--jimh].
by Jefecinco
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Source for Bimini Top
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: Source for Bimini Top

Carver Covers make quality bimini tops. I recommend you look into their products at http://www.carvercovers.com/.
by Jefecinco
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VIKING SKY Engine Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1125

Re: VIKING SKY Engine Problem

Automobile racing and the aircraft industry has taught us a lot about engine lubrication in virtually the worst conditions. When your aircraft is upside down the engine continues to demand lubrication and when you are cornering at 200 MPH oil is necessary. The answer is properly designed dry sump lu...
by Jefecinco
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Spanish Tall Ship
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Spanish Tall Ship

We enjoyed the tour despite the large crowds aboard. Because of the crowds and crowd control measures we were unable to move about anywhere but above decks. The weather was perfect at 70 degrees and light wind. Midshipmen were placed all around the ship to answer questions and despite some accents d...
by Jefecinco
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Spanish Tall Ship
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Spanish Tall Ship

This afternoon we will board and tour the Spanish Royal Navy tall ship during it's visit to the Pensacola Naval Air Station. I plan to ask to see the engine spaces but I don't hold out much hope of being accommodated. Without a hard hat it's pretty easy to get hurt simply moving around in those usua...
by Jefecinco
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Orange Beach Boat Show at The Wharf Marina
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Orange Beach Boat Show at The Wharf Marina

Dave - No 160 Sport....yet. This year we're dry slipping the Montauk. If that works out well we'll keep the Montauk until it either becomes too much for me or we decide to put a pier and boat lift on the canal. At any rate I'm quickly approaching the age when a 19 foot boat no longer makes sense so ...
by Jefecinco
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Orange Beach Boat Show at The Wharf Marina
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Orange Beach Boat Show at The Wharf Marina

We drove past the show on Saturday, day 2, and the attendance appeared to be about double the attendance on Friday based on the number of vehicles in the free parking lot and parked all over some vacant land nearby. Sunday was cold and rainy so I imagine many vendors left before the show was over. A...
by Jefecinco
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Orange Beach Boat Show at The Wharf Marina
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Orange Beach Boat Show at The Wharf Marina

Our local MarineMax dealer was kind enough to give us two gratis passes to the three day show. We went yesterday. It was quite a show with what seemed to be hundreds of boats including a several in the water. Most of the boats were center consoles between 15 and 45 feet LOA with outboard power. Abou...
by Jefecinco
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17: Shallow Water Anchor, Powered Anchor
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Shallow Anchor

I use a small plow anchor in sand or mud at those depths plus the anchor performs well in water of about fifty feet. I haven't tried it in deeper water.
by Jefecinco
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VIKING SKY Engine Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1125

Re: VIKING SKY Engine Problem

So far I've been unable to find out how the engine lubrication system is designed nor how the engineering control system operates. IMO and SOLAS publish standards but they have so far been unhelpful. A lot of basic information on the ship is available from Wikipedia. The following information is fro...
by Jefecinco
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VIKING SKY Engine Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1125

Re: VIKING SKY Engine Problem

Are the engines "dry sump" lubricated? BACKSTORY: I've worked on many land based large diesel engines and all had large crankcases which contained the engine oil. As these were stationary engines some models crankcases were baffled while others were not. The baffled crankcase engines were ...
by Jefecinco
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1991 Walkaround 25 Maximum Rated Power and Transom Weight
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: 1991 Walkaround 25 Maximum Rated Power and Transom Weight

A moisture meter would not be my preferred method of determining the presence of water in a Boston Whaler hull. As mentioned the results of inspections with the meters are not consistent and are often misleading. The hammer taping method can be very helpful if the inspector has a wood locating diagr...
by Jefecinco
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1991 Walkaround 25 Maximum Rated Power and Transom Weight
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: 1991 Walkaround 25 Maximum Rated Power and Transom Weight

If the boat floats level and water is not above the waterline that indicates it is probably not unduly burdened with water in the hull. In that situation if it was my boat I would remove, seal and reinstall all hull penetrations to prevent any more water getting into the hull. I would not attempt to...
by Jefecinco
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First boat purchase a 1960 13-footer
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: First boat purchase, 13 foot 1960 BW?

The boat looks to be in decent shape. I would want to sea trial it before making an offer to see if it floats low and to give the engine a good working test. The boat looks original but a painted hull will detract from the value. I would also examine the trailer to determine if the springs have been...
by Jefecinco
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 2344

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: 36
Views: 2344

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: 36
Views: 2344

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: 819

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: 1437

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: 565

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: 1230

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: 548

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: 1178

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: 1178

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: 548

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.