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by Dutchman
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 270 Dauntless: Trolling Motor; Single v. Twin Engines; More
Replies: 22
Views: 6110

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

thammer wrote:Found a leftover 270 at Gull Lake .

Are you located here in West Michigan? Or, are you traveling a distance to get the boat from Gull Lake Marine?
by Dutchman
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Mercury VesselView Mobile: Configuration and Use
Replies: 12
Views: 6638

Re: vessel view mobile

Q1: If [a boat has] external [fuel] tanks without sensors, when using [Mercury's VesselView Mobile module and the associated smartphone application how is data such as] fuel [REMAINING] (as shown in [Fig. 1 and 2 above] [measured]? I thought [VesselView Mobile] gave fuel USAGE. Also, I'm thinking of...
by Dutchman
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hull Penetration Caused Eventual Delamination
Replies: 12
Views: 9892

Re: Hull Penetration Caused Eventual Delamination

JTC you do understand the boat didn't go that far as she is in the Caribbean just south of you and a third the distance to France.
by Dutchman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Protect Hull from Damage Mounting and Removing Auxiliary Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 3647

Re: Protect Hull from Damage Mounting and Removing Auxiliary Engine

Thanks for everyone's input. I am very reluctant to drill holes to mount an auxiliary bracket. I think a rubber transom pad {shown below) looks like the best option. transom.jpg I agree as under-layment for a SS or ALuminum bend piece of sheet metal to disperse the force of the 2 motor mounting scr...
by Dutchman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Venezia ITALIA
Replies: 0
Views: 4485

Venezia ITALIA

To any forum member in Venezia with a Boston Whaler: I would like to meet up this April, 2019.
by Dutchman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 Montauk v. 158 Edgewater v. 15 Key West
Replies: 11
Views: 4501

Re: 150 Montauk v. 158 Edgewater v. 15 Key West

I just kept coming back to the Montauk and I can't even entirely explain why. Just a gut feeling sort of thing. Quality on the Whaler really stood out though. I agree Also the rod holders just forward of the console on some brands weren't compatible with a deployed bimini top, and one requirement f...
by Dutchman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Wintering Over in the North Channel
Replies: 12
Views: 5191

Re: Wintering Over in the North Channel

jimh wrote:My conclusion: the rate of climate change is now increasing 300-percent faster than predicted.


Yea it will be a lot warmer in the next couple of days. NOT!
by Dutchman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 2009 150 Super Sport $11,900 Location Unknown
Replies: 1
Views: 1539

Re: 2009 Boston Whaler 150 Super Sport

As per the website request WHERE?
by Dutchman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Wintering Over in the North Channel
Replies: 12
Views: 5191

Re: Wintering Over in the North Channel

Hey they were right again as today the wind makes it bitter cold here in West Michigan and after 2 days of rain and drizzle it is white and icy again.
Up to 400,000 without power due to the ice storm.
by Dutchman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2010 Montauk 150 Weights
Replies: 10
Views: 3313

Re: 2010 Montauk 150 boat+trailer weight?

Thanks Dutchman. Sounds like we have the same set-up. The Mazda is owned but I am still not looking to beat up on it; it is a daily driver. Also I am not looking for another lease payment just to tow a boat. I guess I am back to the drawing board. The joys of boat ownership never cease to stop. Yes...
by Dutchman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury Warning BEEP-BEEP-BEEP or BEEEEEEEEEP
Replies: 2
Views: 2986

Re: Mercury Warning BEEP-BEEP-BEEP or BEEEEEEEEEP

Is this article applicable to all Mercury outboard engines?

Or only the older two-strokes?
by Dutchman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Protect Hull from Damage Mounting and Removing Auxiliary Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 3647

Re: Protect Hull from Damage Mounting and Removing Auxiliary Engine

Like Phil said if you are worried about those grip ridges, include a high density rubber >1/8" (not foam) on the inside of your metal "U". This rubber will have enough friction between gel coat and sheet metal to keep it from sliding. I used this on my old Achilles for 20 years withou...
by Dutchman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD: 1979 21 Outrage $8,500-Canadian in Newfoundland
Replies: 4
Views: 2947

Re: FS: 1979 21 Outrage $10,000-Canadian in Newfoundland

My fiance was from St.John and about 40 years ago being in our twenties we drove/traveled it in 38 hours from WMU in Kalamazoo, MI. Driving fast and that included the 7 hr ferry from Sidney, NS to Channel Port, NF. The surprising part is the 8-9 hrs you'll be driving thru the moon type landscape of ...
by Dutchman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2010 Montauk 150 Weights
Replies: 10
Views: 3313

Re: 2010 Montauk 150 Weights

As a Highlander owner with a Montauk 150, I would NOT recommend the great Mazda CX7 as the towing weight is a lot more than the 1,500-lbs you expect. It is like going with a RAV4 instead of the Highlander. Even though you don't pull much you might ruin the leased Mazda. I [used a scale to weight] my...
by Dutchman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Adding USB outlet
Replies: 15
Views: 7061

Re: Adding USB outlet

Simon--that is a great set-up for my camper.
by Dutchman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Protect Hull from Damage Mounting and Removing Auxiliary Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 3647

Re: Protect Hull from Damage Mounting and Removing Auxiliary Engine

jimh wrote:Bend thin sheet metal to a U-shape that straddles the transom in the area where the auxiliary engine will mount.


I think that is better than the adhesive patches tho OP mentioned but I would make it Stainless Steel or slightly thicker aluminum.
by Dutchman
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 Montauk v. 158 Edgewater v. 15 Key West
Replies: 11
Views: 4501

Re: 150 Montauk v. 158 Edgewater v. 15 Key West

Thank you Dutchman. You make an excellent point about being able to walk around without having to step over a bench seat. You believe the whaler would be smoother riding because of the added weight? The dead rise in the BW is 16 degrees while Edgewater is 18, would a normal person even be able to s...
by Dutchman
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 Montauk v. 158 Edgewater v. 15 Key West
Replies: 11
Views: 4501

Re: 150 Montauk v. 158 Edgewater v. 15 Key West

The 3 boats you are talking about are all of the same LOA but only the Montauk 150 is a true CC. I'm not familiar with the Key West but the Edgewater and Key West boats both have bench type seating behind the Center Console and therefore you can't walk around. They are more like a BW Super Sport 150...
by Dutchman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Wintering Over in the North Channel
Replies: 12
Views: 5191

Re: Wintering Over in the North Channel

I had several invitations to go snowmobiling and finally accepted one. That was a very scary experience. I'm on the back of this machine in a crowd and it felt like we were doing over 100 MPH cross country with little regard for anything but speed and jumping off the crests of hills. You would thin...
by Dutchman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VW Jetta For Towing MONTAUK
Replies: 12
Views: 3553

Re: VW Jetta For Towing MONTAUK

The only engine available in a 2019 VW Jetta is the VW gasoline 1.4L TSI a 16-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged, direct injection engine with 147 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque. Ever since the diesel scandal in 2015, VW stopped offering TDI versions of the Golf, Jetta, Beetle, Passat and Touare...
by Dutchman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Concern Over Low Engine Hours
Replies: 13
Views: 3737

Re: Concern Over Low Engine Hours

I read all these articles about never buying engines with low, low, hours. Should I be concerned? I never heard about low hours being bad. [Engine condition] is all about maintenance, and you said there was a good record. When I bought my Montauk 150 its engine also had low hours, which I discovere...
by Dutchman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VW Jetta For Towing MONTAUK
Replies: 12
Views: 3553

Re: VW Jetta For Towing MONTAUK

Is the [2019 VW Jetta engine] a TDI or just a gasoline engine[?] [Is the transmission an] automatic or manual shift[?] [The answers to those two questions] will make a difference, [because the towing capacity compared to towed weight is] marginal. If [the VW Jetta]is a TDI [with] manual [transmissio...
by Dutchman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1980 SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha Re-power
Replies: 6
Views: 5390

Re: 1980 SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha Re-power

Move the fuel tank and the battery out of the stern; don't have somebody as heavy as me on board. Like Jim said 250 or 260-lbs is not over weight. You must just adjust your weight distribution in the boat, either the crew or equipment.
by Dutchman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler
Replies: 15
Views: 4414

Re: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler

Jim's small boat cruises especially the sailing ones are attractive but like I mentioned before my Admiral will not go on a cruise again after the ordeal we had on a 15 night trip to the West Indies. We ran into terrible weather so bad that seasoned (15+ cruises) and newbies left to cruise in the mi...
by Dutchman
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: Speed of a GPS Satellite
Replies: 2
Views: 3229

Re: Speed of a GPS Satellite

Amazing that, together with a couple of other satellites, [the global positioning system] can tell us that we are walking 2.4-MPH when [the satellites] travels that fast per second.
by Dutchman
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler
Replies: 15
Views: 4414

Re: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler

"I would not care to own a yacht that required any crew." I agree, Butch. My wife talked about taking a cruise, and I decided that I'm not spending a vacation on a boat unless I'm the captain (or maybe a good friend is the captain). I too agree with Butch's statement and we did go on a cr...
by Dutchman
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: YACHTING Magazine Names Dick Fisher an Innovator
Replies: 5
Views: 2163

Re: YACHTING Magazine Names Dick Fisher an Innovator

Jim
Did you let Yachting Magazine know?
I don't disagree I just stated what Yachting magazine published and it included a person very much part of Boston Whaler.
by Dutchman
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Recommendations from Floridian Whaler Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 6218

Re: Recommendations from Floridian Whaler Owners

Jefecinco wrote:Key West would not be on my list. Much, much too busy for me.


I ditto the above no matter how quaint the Islamorada motel is. it is a long drive to the islands and there is a lot to see far North of Miami.
by Dutchman
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: IRIDIUM-8 Launch
Replies: 2
Views: 3032

Re: IRIDIUM-8 Launch

Truly AMAZING, what is next self driving cars and boats? Wait that is already happening. Things will change fast in the next 20 years.
Our combustion engine Boston Whalers will be truly antiques.
by Dutchman
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: YACHTING Magazine Names Dick Fisher an Innovator
Replies: 5
Views: 2163

Re: YACHTING Magazine Names Dick Fisher an Innovator

Jim & DtM I agree with your comments, but those were the five that Yachting magazine picked. Personally I think a Chris Smith (Chris-Craft) and Nathaniel Herreshoff should be at the top, too. I agree with Jim's comment about Hertz. but here is what Yachting Magazine said and some of it is plausi...
by Dutchman
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: YACHTING Magazine Names Dick Fisher an Innovator
Replies: 5
Views: 2163

YACHTING Magazine Names Dick Fisher an Innovator

YACHTING magazine named the five innovators in the yachting business. Dick Fisher is one of them. The four others are are Heinrich Hertz (radio waves and its resulting technologies), David Blount (Hydrodynamics-design), Russel Slayter (fiberglass wool-FRP), John Adams and Shep Mckenney (Seakeepers-g...
by Dutchman
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rage 14 Auxiliary Outboard
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

Re: Rage 14 Auxiliary Outboard

Butch's questions are all good. The OMC engine cooling system also doesn't function well when running long periods at low engine speeds. I already have the outboard engine. It also has a trolling plate that can be dropped behind the prop to allow me to keep engine speed a bit higher to avoid luggin...
by Dutchman
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Appraisal of a c.1970 16-footer
Replies: 5
Views: 1950

Re: Appraisal of a c.1970 16-footer

Good looking boat for that price even if it isn't original. If engine is good go for it.
by Dutchman
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Outrage V-20 Bow Bench and Storage Box
Replies: 16
Views: 4301

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

Have you contacted Boston Whaler customer support regarding that option as they might be willing to get you a drawing of how it was installed (if it was a factory option)
by Dutchman
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Welcome to Winter; Merry Christmas; Some Favorites
Replies: 3
Views: 1817

Re: Welcome to Winter; Merry Christmas; Some Favorites

I spent Christmas day in Port Townsend, Washington--what a great area. Fellow Whalers stationed there are lucky.
Hope each of you had a great happy holiday and best wishes for a healthy and great 2019 boating year.
by Dutchman
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1972 16' Tashmoo SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 2361

Re: FS: 1972 16' Tashmoo

Did it sell?
by Dutchman
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 2004 25’ Boston Whaler twin 200 Suzuki's - $49,900
Replies: 9
Views: 3538

Re: 2004 25’ Boston Whaler Commercial Guardian w/twin 2015 200 Suzuki's - $56000

jonf what kind of seal is that on the Port side aft of the state reg. number?
by Dutchman
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 150 MONTAUK Hull Damage Repair
Replies: 47
Views: 10061

Re: 150 MONTAUK Hull Damage Repair

yea we never heard back from Josh after the repair except he picked the boat up.
No pictures, no details?
by Dutchman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Assessment of c.1984 CENTER CONSOLE 15 with 70-HP
Replies: 16
Views: 3855

Re: Assessment of c.1984 CENTER CONSOLE 15 with 70-HP

Another question I was thinking about. Is there any way to add value to this boat? Due to the rarity, I would want to make some improvements to it. AKA I wouldn't mind spending money on value-added improvements. I am a sucker for nostalgia though, so originality is also important to me. If original...
by Dutchman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Carver Covers
Replies: 1
Views: 1157

Re: Carver Covers

by Dutchman
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Summer storage
Replies: 5
Views: 2290

Re: Summer storage

Your best bet is to install a solar powered ventilator. Mount it in the shrink wrap using a backing plate. Some vents and the fan positive should give positive ventilation. Good luck next year.
by Dutchman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Best Whaler for St John River, Jacksonville, FL
Replies: 6
Views: 2110

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

St.John--your requirements are easily met by many models 15-feet or longer. Due to your budget you could probably find a nice used 180 Outrage, 180 Dauntless, or 210 Montauk. All these would be roomy for three and easily handle six--but probably not for a day. You should work backwards: see what Bos...
by Dutchman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Request appraisal for 1969 Sakonnet
Replies: 4
Views: 2319

Re: Request appraisal for 1969 Sakonnet

Pictures (or link) say a thousand words. What is the power OB/Motor age, hours, etc. Where is it located, used in salt or fresh water. What is included? etc. etc. Even when there are pictures and all other info is supplied it is hard to appraise over the internet. If you want to get a value get a ce...
by Dutchman
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2006 Ventura: Replacing Hydraulic Steering Hoses
Replies: 16
Views: 3486

Re: 2006 Ventura: Replacing Hydraulic Steering Hoses

Dutch--Can you give us the price for the OEM hose and the price for your local supplier to make a better one? No I can't give dollar amounts as I don't have the OP's cracked/vulcanized hose in my hands to take to this store. But if the OP wants to send me his hose(s) I'll be happy to get him a pric...
by Dutchman
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: November Gales
Replies: 21
Views: 4728

Re: November Gales

Thanks Jim, that is interesting in regards to the Tacoma bridge incident.
by Dutchman
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1977 SPORT 15 with Yamaha 70, $3,900 in North Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 2923

Re: 1977 Boston Whaler 15' Sport with 70 hp Yamaha

Here are a few more photos: So the boat does not come as the pictures show as there is no second 3 seat bench, or bench at all and there is no bow rail or bimini as they need to be bought separately like the trailer. I'm starting to understand that the pictures shown are as the boat used to look li...
by Dutchman
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2006 Ventura: Replacing Hydraulic Steering Hoses
Replies: 16
Views: 3486

Re: 2006 Ventura: Replacing Hydraulic Steering Hoses

Re replacement hoses: I suggest you inquire about an OEM replacement hose and its cost. The notion that the existing hose could be exactly duplicated by a local service shop is speculative. The fittings and hose used may not be on hand at every service shop. The notion that the cost of a custom-mad...
by Dutchman
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2006 Ventura: Replacing Hydraulic Steering Hoses
Replies: 16
Views: 3486

Re: 2006 Ventura: Replacing Hydraulic Steering Hoses

You could buy Mercury or Boston Whaler hoses. Or, you can take your removed hoses to an industrial hose supplier and they will make you new hoses on the spot for less money, as most farmers, construction equipment, and truck operators do. For bleeding [instructions] go over the posts on this site or...
by Dutchman
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: GPS III Scheduled for Launch December 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 5577

Re: GPS III Scheduled for Launch December 2018

Does [GPS Modernizaton] mean we need to get new [GPS receivers] in the next couple of years?
by Dutchman
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1977 SPORT 15 with Yamaha 70, $3,900 in North Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 2923

Re: 1977 Boston Whaler 15' Sport with 70 hp Yamaha

Is the "dock" picture of the boat what it looks like now and the other pictures of the boat with all the options you priced separate?

Confusing ad. How many hours?

Is engine original?