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by Jefecinco
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 130 Sport Swim Ladder Mounting
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: 2002 130 Sport Swim Ladder Mounting

Or perhaps directly to the gunnel? The shadow is indicative of the mounting being at an angle to the transom.
by Jefecinco
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 130 Sport Swim Ladder Mounting
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: 2002 130 Sport Swim Ladder Mounting

If a ladder designed for mounting 180 degrees from the ladder in the photographs is available it could be mounted on the transom immediately below the rub rail. If mounting there would allow through bolting the mounting bolts that would be a safe mounting position. A further advantage would be elimi...
by Jefecinco
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Additives
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Fuel Additives

My left over seasonal fuel goes into the vehicles.
by Jefecinco
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: GUARDIAN 18 Adding T-Top
Replies: 19
Views: 235

Re: GUARDIAN 18 Adding T-Top

The few T-Tops I've seen on Guardians were far more robustly constructed than your typical locally fabricated top or the tops installed on production boats by the builder. I've also seen some very robust tops from fabricators and builders but they were exceptions. Inexpensive and Boston Whaler are s...
by Jefecinco
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 934

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

If you can touch the hub for five or ten seconds the temperature is fine. A temp gun is better. I use one and usually see readings of no more than 20 to 30 degrees above ambient on summer days. Interestingly the shady side hub is always cooler than the other.
by Jefecinco
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fair Price for 2018 170 Montauk
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Fair Price for 2018 170 Montauk

Another factor is exclusive territorial boundaries. When we bought our 190 Montauk ten years ago we started with our local dealer, MarineMax in Gulf Shores, AL. They had an example which was not an exact match to what we wanted but was close enough to be acceptable. We attempted to negotiate for som...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fair Price for 2018 170 Montauk
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Fair Price for 2018 170 Montauk

Phil - I can't provide any specific examples of dealers offering discounts on new Boston Whalers but my experience causes me to believe discounts can be found. A wide search may be necessary or a buyer could be lucky and stumble upon a boat available at a discount early in his search. This may be a ...
by Jefecinco
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fair Price for 2018 170 Montauk
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Fair Price for 2018 Montauk

As much as I admire the Montauk I would not buy an almost three year old model for that price. I would shop for a lower price and buy older if that was the only option. If I was determined to buy the boat in your post I would make an offer for what the boat was worth to me. Although boats are sellin...
by Jefecinco
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boston Whaler Boat Inventory and Sales
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: New Boston Whaler sales

Phil - I believe the size of the dealership has a bearing on inventory. Large mega-dealers such as MarineMax have the resources to buy and stock several boats. They trade boats around their various locations to meet demand. If I go to my local dealer and want to buy a 150 Montauk they will make one ...
by Jefecinco
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 BF130 Misfire, Surging, Bogging
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: 2001 BF130 Misfire, Surging, Bogging

Consider a carburetor cleaning or overhaul.
by Jefecinco
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boston Whaler Boat Inventory and Sales
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: New Boston Whaler sales

The local Boston Whaler dealer (MarineMax) is virtually out-of-stock. Not just of Boston Whalers but of all brands they sell including Grady White and other less notable lines. The market is hot.
by Jefecinco
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Under the Influence
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Boating Under the Influence

This weekend the various on-the-water police forces and the USCG will increase patrols looking for impaired boaters. They are very serious about this and often make arrests. Last weekend an Orange Beach Police patrol boat made an arrest in front of our place in Gulf Shores. I assume it pursued the p...
by Jefecinco
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 170 Inlet video
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Montauk 170 Inlet video

Not my idea of fun but at a much younger age, maybe. The Montauk helmsman was working the throttle continuously and showed a lot of skill. Most impressive to me was the LEO boat and helmsman.
by Jefecinco
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sources for 1997 Montauk 17 Bow Rail
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Sources for 1997 Montauk 17 Bow Rail

Until you find a bow rail that suits you perhaps a tether for your toddler would help to keep him/her in the boat.
by Jefecinco
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Unsinkable Can Be Valuable
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Unsinkable Can Be Valuable

The rescue swimmer deserves a lot of recognition. Without him or her the outcome could have been quite different. The woman in white was tireless in helping people out of the water. The woman in the yellow bikini was a true heroine entering the water and remaining there while helping victims board t...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Alaskan Squall - 18 years of drying out
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Alaskan Squall - 18 years of drying out

It appears you've reached the point of diminishing returns. Spring of 2021 looks like it could be time for Spring launch preparation. You could say that would be 19 years of preparation.
by Jefecinco
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Buying Experience of a New 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 14
Views: 531

Re: The Buying Experience of a New 170 MONTAUK

I was not surprised to see neither of our two local MarineMax dealers received an award for sales nor service. They are in Gulf Shores, AL and Pensacola, FL. I believe the Gulf Shores store is a branch of the Pensacola store. As of two days ago the Gulf Shores store was down to two Boston Whalers an...
by Jefecinco
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1985 OUTRAGE 18 Railings, Cover, San Francisco Bay Area
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: 1985 OUTRAGE 18 Railings, Cover, San Francisco Bay Area

For the long term you will probably be happier with buying a locally fabricated cover for your Outrage. This will allow you to choose any options to make your cover more convenient to use such as the locations of tie-down loops and how far below the rub rail you want the cover's bottom hem to extend...
by Jefecinco
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Buying Experience of a New 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 14
Views: 531

Re: The Buying Experience of a New 170 MONTAUK

A small Boston Whaler boat will probably never require service from a dealer once any pre-delivery problems have been resolved. If warranty problems with the hull develop any Boston Whaler dealer can and should handle them if your local dealer can't. Sea trials should be done before the sale is cons...
by Jefecinco
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 270 DAUNTLESS Maximum Horsepower
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: 2019 270 DAUNTLESS Maximum Horsepower

This comment is very off-topic but helps illustrate the local Boston Whaler sales situation in Gulf Shores, AL. Our local dealer, MarineMax, has only three new Boston Whalers in-stock. That is down from approximately a dozen in March. The sales manager said he had not seen so many sales in such a sh...
by Jefecinco
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 270 Dauntless with Seakeeper 1 Gyro-stabilizer
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: 270 Dauntless with Seakeeper 1 Gyro-stabilizer

The Seakeeper is usually (always?) installed below deck. That makes it difficult to install on a 270 Dauntless. Perhaps in a console but that would also be problematic. Perhaps boating is not the best recreation for a family prone to motion sickness.
by Jefecinco
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1999 160 DAUNTLESS: Source for Replacement Plug
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: 1999 160 DAUNTLESS: Source for Replacement Plug

To lengthen the service life of the new plug try not to over tighten it. For the past twenty years I have used a coin in the plug slot on our boats and the plugs remain in like new condition.
by Jefecinco
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS New Steering
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: 2005 180 DAUNTLESS New Steering

An option worth exploring is an all electric replacement steering system. Dometic Optimus has recently introduced such a system for use with 150 HP and larger outboard engines. From what I have read the system is more expensive than a hydraulic system but provides some extra benefits for the higher ...
by Jefecinco
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 OUTRAGE 17 Fuel Leak
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: 1998 OUTRAGE 17 Fuel Leak

If the 1998 Outrage 17 has a poly fuel tank as did many Boston Whaler boats of that era it is less likely the tank has developed a leak than if the tank is aluminum. I would carefully check all the fuel lines. If they seem old or original they should be replaced as a matter of preventive maintenance...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2003 220 Dauntless Finding Bow Wiring Conduit
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: 2003 220 Dauntless Finding Bow Wiring Conduit

From memory, the conduit diameter running from the console to the bow was approximately one and a half to two inches on our previous Dauntless 16. Pulling the wiring was easy after sending a messenger wire from the bow.
by Jefecinco
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Coastal Alabama Boating
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Coastal Alabama Boating

Today is not a wonderful boating day here. We saw no commercial traffic yesterday but enjoyed watching three large (over 75' LOA) East bound yachts getting away from Cristobal. We also saw some foolhardy recreational boats West bound. Perhaps they were heading home to ramps or slips on Mobile Bay. T...
by Jefecinco
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: 1999 DAUNTLESS 18 Rear Seat Assembly
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: WTB: 1999 DAUNTLESS Rear Seat Assembly

What size Dauntless? I don't believe there was a rear bench seat option for the 1999 Dauntless 16.
by Jefecinco
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Relationship Between Evinrude and Suzuki in Four-Stroke Outboard Engines
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Relationship Between Evinrude and Suzuki in Four-Stroke Outboard Engines

Biggie refers to the dismal performance of the FICHT engines. There were certainly some reliability problems with some FICHT engines. I was and am unaware of any performance problems and my experience over ten years of FICHT engine ownership was that mine was a flawless performer and was perfectly r...
by Jefecinco
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Tire Recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: Trailer Tire Recommendation

I second the recommendation for Goodyear Endurance tires.
by Jefecinco
Sun May 31, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Shore Power to Ventura 210 for use in Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Shore Power to Ventura 210 for use in Europe

When I was in Europe the domestic power supplied was single-phase 50-Hz 220 Volt-AC, which I believe was pretty standard everywhere. If that is true of the shore power available at your marina at the very least a charger compatible with the power available will be required unless a step down 220 to ...
by Jefecinco
Sun May 31, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD 190 Montauk in Alabama, $30,000 - Photos added
Replies: 11
Views: 7112

Re: FS: 190 Montauk in Alabama, $30,000 - Photos added

The Montauk sold yesterday. It was a very bitter sweet event. The sale was driven by my ageing process. I was pleased to see her go to a good home and she will have a classic Montauk 17 for company. The buyer was a nice young man from Pensacola, FL who grew up in a maritime connected family. He is a...
by Jefecinco
Wed May 27, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2003 160 Ventura: Changing to Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: 2003 160 Ventura: Changing to Hydraulic Steering

A consideration in selecting a hydraulic steering system brand may be that Boston Whaler manufactures boats with Uflex systems, probably called Uniflex at some point. We are very pleased with ours on a 190 Montauk with a 135 HP engine. Ours has required the steering ram end caps replaced about every...
by Jefecinco
Wed May 27, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2020 320 VANTAGE Engine Options
Replies: 14
Views: 972

Re: 2020 320 VANTAGE Engine Options

A major advantage of a bow thruster is it's very well proven history of performance and reliability. It does not take a genius with a laptop computer to trouble shoot and repair a bow thruster. The repair and maintenance costs should be commensurate with it's simplicity.
by Jefecinco
Mon May 25, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New 2019 170 Dauntless Cushion Defect
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: New 2019 170 Dauntless Cushion Defect

I recommend you remove all the cushions from your Dauntless before turning it over to the marina. Store your cushions at home until the next use. It would take as much as five minutes to remove or install the cushions. Take a few minutes to wipe the cushions and give them a 303 treatment. I find aft...
by Jefecinco
Sun May 24, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL: 1984 SPORT 15
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: APPRAISAL: 1984 SPORT 15

Based on the neglect the boat has suffered, particularly the unsealed side rail mounting screws, I would be concerned with the possibility the bottom paint may be concealing a problem. There are many good Sport 15s available with running engines, ready-to-go trailers, no bottom paint and no obvious ...
by Jefecinco
Sun May 24, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cleaning Boat Carpet
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Cleaning Boat Carpet

It's been several years since I cleaned boat carpet so things may have changed a lot since my carpet cleaning days. I assume the carpet is "outdoor carpet". If so, it will withstand a lot but it is still carpet. I recommend first to try a mild bio-friendly detergent and a less stiff brush....
by Jefecinco
Wed May 13, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90
Replies: 18
Views: 1180

Re: 1963 Custom 16-footer with SUZUKI 90

May I suggest "Corps of Engines"?
by Jefecinco
Mon May 11, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2013 130 SUPER SPORT: Water in foam in anchor locker
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: 2013 130 SUPER SPORT: Water in foam in anchor locker

After making any repairs you may want to line the anchor locker with a protective material such as Drideck.
by Jefecinco
Mon May 11, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 13-footer Adding Stern Cleats
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: 13-footer Adding Stern Cleats

Phil - Janis Joplin famously asked for a "Porschee". I recently saw her 356 Speedster on an episode of Motor Trend's "Chasing Classics" show with Wayne Carini. The Speedster has an incredible paint job. I always referred to my 1973 as just a "Carrera". What an incredibl...
by Jefecinco
Sun May 10, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 13-footer Adding Stern Cleats
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: 13-footer Adding Stern Cleats

We added stern cleats aft on our 1981 Sport 13. At the time we kept the boat in a wet slip and due to several factors found that adding cleats was our best solution. We mounted them atop the gunnel a few inches forward of the transom. They look as though they are original and function well.
by Jefecinco
Wed May 06, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mooring Cover for SPORT 13
Replies: 15
Views: 6942

Re: Mooring Cover for SPORT 13

On the Carver cover for our 190 Montauk the portion of the cover supported by the windshield upper rail is lined with a tough vinyl insert to protect the Sunbrella fabric. Our 190 has no bow rail so I use a towel to protect the cover where it goes over the navigation light and chock assembly. It wor...
by Jefecinco
Fri May 01, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD 190 Montauk in Alabama, $30,000 - Photos added
Replies: 11
Views: 7112

Re: FS: 190 Montauk in Alabama, $30,000 - Photos added

Price reduced to $27,500.
by Jefecinco
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Gulf Intracoastal Water Way Traffic
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Gulf Intracoastal Water Way Traffic

We also "enjoy" the whistle serenade. A major highway bridge is less than a mile from us and Gulf Shores only launch ramp on the waterway is located beneath the bridge. On weekends the ramp remains quite busy and the congestion of the single ramp creates pressure for users to hurry with th...
by Jefecinco
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Gulf Intracoastal Water Way Traffic
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Gulf Intracoastal Water Way Traffic

The waterway through Gulf Shores, Alabama, in pre-COVID-19-days has always been busy with commercial towboat and barge traffic Monday through Friday, and been busy with recreation boat traffic on weekends. During the crisis that has changed. Commercial traffic is down during the work week and recrea...
by Jefecinco
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: BOT Storm Abates
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: BOT Storm Abates

Is this site being specifically targeted? Is the purpose of the storm to shut you down? Do you have any idea of the source?
by Jefecinco
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Door Lock for Console of 1991 OUTRAGE 17
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Door Lock for Console of 1991 OUTRAGE 17

A nice feature of a door lock for a console is that it helps honest people remain honest. The downside is that it won't deter a thief who cares nothing about the damage inflicted by breaking in. While stationed in Italy I had a roadster. I never locked the doors, trunk or glove box to avoid damage b...
by Jefecinco
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The many wonders of the Metric system
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: The many wonders of the Metric system

Put your math and research skills together to determine the correct length in inches of a meter if the French calculations had been correct. The delta should be interesting. I wonder if the length of a corner edge of a cubic liter may have been a good length for a meter.
by Jefecinco
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice on Buying a Dauntless 16
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: WTB Dauntless 16

I recommend you change your request to include the 160 Dauntless which is the same boat with a later manufacturing date. Include the 160 in any search engines you use. The 170 Dauntless replaced the 160 some years ago. You may want to check out the 170 on the Boston Whaler web site. If you appeals t...
by Jefecinco
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The many wonders of the Metric system
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: The many wonders of the Metric system

Our Swagman was made in Australia. Perhaps they continue to use the British standards down under. I believe we continue to use British Wire Gauge (BWG) for some products. I seem to recall using the standard for ordering replacement boiler tubing for an old (1943) express boiler.
by Jefecinco
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Weight of water
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Weight of water

Assignment as the Operations Officer to the Public Works Department in a NATO Headquarters in Europe required a fast brain change. First to convert metric to US for a week or so then to think in metric. It's a great system.