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by Oldslowandugly
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing

The biggest problem was avoiding damaging the driveshaft. Any nicks or scratches would interfere with the seals. I don't think you could have welded this together better than the salt water did. Now I need to get the propeller shaft bearing housing out because so much debris got down into the gear c...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing

No gear cases available at local dealers. I asked around. These gear cases are pretty rare. Even at on-line auction websites the gear cases are either the wrong year or are in worse shape than mine. Around here there are only a few old OMC dealers left, and my guy is one of the oldest. And yes, I ge...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing

I'm way past trying to cool it. I am about halfway down using the drill/hammer/chisel/drill/hammer/chisel method. It is going slowly but surely. I just have to be careful not to damage the driveshaft or the gear case. At least with the aluminum gear case I can repair any damage with Marine Tex. It i...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing
Replies: 8
Views: 123

1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing

My 1993 Evinrude 48SPL had water in the lower unit oil after the 2020 boating season. I took the 1993 Evinrude 48SPL engine to my favorite repair shop to get [the gear case] re-sealed. The repair shop can't get the upper bearing out so the seals can be replaced. After two months of trying heat and o...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Sport 15, 30-HP
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Sport 15, 30-HP

Thanks Jim, I forgot about that reference. So if a 20hp motor will move a 15 footer, them my husky 30 hp should work just fine. Speed is not a requirement. As for the 30 hp rating, I read somewhere that during the late 1970's/early 1980's the outboard motor manufacturers were under fire for exaggera...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Sport 15, 30-HP
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Sport 15, 30-HP

Is a SPORT 15 too heavy for a 30-HP engine? BACKSTORY. My 1993 Evinrude 48SPL lower unit showed water in the oil when I drained it in 2017/ The cause was the shifter shaft seals; I repaired that myself. In 2020 I found water in the oil. This time the leaking is deep inside the gear case. My favorite...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Aqua One Bottom Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Aqua One Bottom Paint

This boat sits in salt water for six months straight. "especially if the boat sits still for long periods." That is the problem. Unless the fish are committing suicide the boat will sit around waiting for weather, moon, tides, and bait to present a feeding opportunity. It can sit for weeks...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Aqua One Bottom Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Aqua One Bottom Paint

This is my first time using the Aqua One. I too am curious about how well it resists marine growth. The biggest problem in my area of NYC is barnacles. Oddly, I have been using the bargain priced Nautical Ablative made by Interlux for many years. It was great at preventing barnacles from taking hold...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Aqua One Bottom Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Aqua One Bottom Paint

Aqua One bottom paint is much better than the old stuff. I put the first coat of Interlux Aqua One water-based anti-fouling on my 15-footer. It is much better than traditional solvent based paint. Aqua One bottom paint doesn't stink like bottom paint usually does. Aqua One bottom paint doesn't burn ...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Requiem for the Two-stroke-power-cycle Outboard Engine
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: Requiem for the Two-stroke-power-cycle Outboard Engine

BRP missed a huge opportunity. I can see leaving saturated market [of four-stroke-Power-cycle outboard engines]. On small boats the two-stroke-power-cycle engines are lighter and easier to maintain. The others [outboard engine manufacturers] abandoned the two-stroke-Power-cycle outboard engine] mark...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 2216

Re: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale

So [new. unused E-TEC engines are] out there. Thanks for that link.
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 2216

New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale

Can a [new, unused] E-TEC still be bought?
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Topping off lead-acid battery
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Topping off lead-acid battery

I added sulfuric battery acid I bought at Advance Auto Parts. I tossed the box but the concentration was what you would add to a new dry battery. I always thought the hydrometer measured the state of charge, not the acid concentration. Or is that the same thing?
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Topping off lead-acid battery
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Topping off lead-acid battery

I use a Sears deep cycle lead-acid battery for starting and accessories on my fifteen footer. The hot summer days tend to evaporate a lot of the battery water. I am convinced some acid also leaves with the water vapor. Normally I just top off with distilled water. But I feel that dilutes the acid an...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC
Replies: 58
Views: 8179

Re: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC

In my area I see E-TEC motors everywhere. Especially on boats that were originally equipped with Mercury motors. Re-powering with E-TEC motors is (was) a thriving business. I always planned on getting one when and if my 27 year old 48SPL quit for good. "We will continue to supply customers and ...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon May 11, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sometimes you are dealt a raw deal, but then something really makes big impact on you
Replies: 14
Views: 3527

Re: Sometimes you are dealt a raw deal, but then something really makes big impact on you

What an admirable tribute. Looks like you have a great team behind you. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
by Oldslowandugly
Fri May 08, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas
Replies: 22
Views: 3886

Re: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas

[My trailered boat is] in [the water]. As far as I can tell, the ramps [are] still closed. I found a sneak spot. I'm just in time for a snow event. More boats [are] in than last time I looked.
by Oldslowandugly
Mon May 04, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas
Replies: 22
Views: 3886

Re: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas

I am about ready to launch. I went down to my marina for a look-see. A very few boats are in. Again, mainly the "last out- first in" bunch. No water turned on, nothing fixed, nothing ready to go. The docks are covered with busted clam shells. The wind was howling and the water is cold. Now...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon May 04, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 38
Views: 5438

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

That is why I added the non-skid additive to the entire deck. Remember my decks were beyond horrible so a paint job was necessary. But that made adding the non-skid a no-brainer. I even added it to the varnished hatch. Yes, it is not as pretty. But no one will go skating off the side. I wear scuba d...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: BOT Storm Abates
Replies: 5
Views: 1948

Re: BOT Storm Abates

My G-Bodyforum gets hit too. It usually shuts it down for days and the administrator has to jump through hoops to get rid of it. My question is- WHY? Are computer skilled people THAT bored? Or just evil?
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Source for Replacement Railings
Replies: 12
Views: 2005

Re: Source for Replacement Railings

What's wrong with Specialty Marine rails?

I have used [rails from Specialty Marine] for my Sport 15 boat, and it's been ten years in salt water and no problems. I have been very satisfied.
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Source for Replacement Railings
Replies: 12
Views: 2005

Re: Source for replacement Railings

I bought bow rails from Specialty Marine [for an unspecified boat]. The rails were very good quality.
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas
Replies: 22
Views: 3886

Re: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas

I just took a ride to my marina to see what the situation was. The really big boats that stay in the water all winter were of course there. Other than that there was only two others. Both are fishing guys that wait until the very last minute to haul out- and are the very first to go back in. They to...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas
Replies: 22
Views: 3886

Re: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas

That is a terrible consequence of all this. But not unique. When I was searching for open ramps I came to the Point Lookout ramp, right off Jones Inlet, which is by far the most used ramp in the area. It too was undergoing an extensive overhaul. I saw bulkheads removed, the parking lot torn up, and ...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas
Replies: 22
Views: 3886

Re: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas

"They actually put giant boulders in front of the ramps here. " Yikes that sounds drastic. Here if there was a gate they locked it. No gate they parked a work truck on the ramp with a sign saying it was closed. Then there is one State ramp that is as far away from the inlets as you can be ...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Engine Mounting and Bolt Orientation
Replies: 8
Views: 1389

Re: Engine Mounting and Bolt Orientation

I have always mounted the motor with the bolt heads on the outside. The reason is that the motor "lip" that overhangs the transom keeps the motor from being removed cleanly from the transom without removing the bolts. If you mount the motor raised that is possible, but I don't, I rest it o...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas
Replies: 22
Views: 3886

Re: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas

From what I have seen there are boats stuffed right up to the front gate at every marina. All were still shrink-wrapped. No one was allowed in to work on their own boats and the yards were shut down for any maintenance. Couple that with the cold wet Spring and I figure the earliest any boat will mak...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas
Replies: 22
Views: 3886

Re: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas

Beach Channel is closed too. I even heard they will ticket you for launching. Then too I dissagree with lumping fishermen with "recreational" boaters. There is a huge difference between a boat full of partying people and a lone fisherman.
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas
Replies: 22
Views: 3886

Closed Boat Launches and Marinas

The Governor of New York State has closed all boat ramps and service marinas due to the pandemic. My own is open because they offer no services. But I need to find a sneak way to get my Whaler in the water. I have even heard some are launching from surrounding states and motoring home. I live in Que...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Engine Mounting and Bolt Orientation
Replies: 8
Views: 1389

Engine Mounting and Bolt Orientation

[This topic has been separated from another repair topic. This topic is discussing the method of mounting an engine. To discuss how engine mounting height affects performance, please see the PERFORMANCE forum. This discussion is in regard to the process of mounting, particularly the location and ore...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re: RACOR Filter: removing filter from manifold and bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 1426

Re: RACOR Filter: removing filter from manifold and bowl

"This tool is clearly designed to be used on several different diameter circular bowls." --Agreed. Where in the world would that huge wrench fit and be able to clear the mounting surface?!? Only the biggest filter it fit would be able to swing it. Maybe if the filter was mounted to an over...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re: RACOR Filter: removing filter from manifold and bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 1426

Re: RACOR Filter: removing filter from manifold and bowl

Yes, I agree that is not the ideal location. But on this boat flat mounting surfaces are rare. Moreover any fuel leaks can then drain out the scuppers instead of dripping into the boat itself. Jim--I hope you have room to turn the RACOR wrench or even the strap wrench. I had a miserable time getting...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Engine Splash Well Lower Mounting Bolt Damage
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Engine Splash Well Lower Mounting Bolt Damage

The engine was installed with the bolts down too low. The surface is curved there and the stress of the bolts just broke right through the fiberglass. After getting any water out I would fill the bolt holes completely with an epoxy like Marine Tex right through to the outside of the transom. Then fi...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re: RACOR Filter: removing filter from manifold and bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 1426

Re: RACOR Filter: removing filter from manifold and bowl

You are probably right: the wrench likely is not always necessary I hand tightened the filter, too. But the first time I tried to remove it the filter and bowl would not budge. I finally got a strap wrench around the filter and took them both off together. Then I had to put the filter in a big vise ...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re: RACOR Filter: removing filter from manifold and bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 1426

Re: RACOR Filter: removing filter from manifold and bowl

The RACOR fuel-water separator filter I am using is mounted flush to the transom. When I tried to use a RACOR wrench to remove the bowl, the wrench hit the transom. Even with the bowl off, a strap wrench can barely fit between the filter and the transom. I decided to space the filter housing away on...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-footer Seating Placement
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: 1988 15' super sport

That is a gorgeous boat, and the work was well done.
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 38
Views: 5438

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

Jim the last hatch was plywood and I had rubber feet at the outer ends of the rear section. I did notice that when my grandson stood on the open hatch it bent slightly. Being plywood it took the stress and rebounded. The mahogany is made of sections and I was afraid it would split them apart. As for...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A novel way to change a water pump impeller
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Re: A novel way to change a water pump impeller

Very clever! Sure beats the poor guy I saw trying to do that on a boat in the water. I still can't believe he did not drop a single thing. I told the people watching whatever you are paying him it should be three times as much.
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Montauk Steering Wheel Cap, Bezel
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: 1986 Montauk Steering Wheel, Bezel

[Boat steering wheel caps are sold on] eBay.

Caps from Boston Whaler are expensive.

I have a Teleflex plastic bezel that has stood up very well.
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 38
Views: 5438

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

The new hatch looked a lot better before the ruler and the wood blocks went on. Of course it did. Much like a spanking new hull looks better than after it is fitted out. The oak was handy, and I had no mahogany pieces like that. I have used rubber feet before. They did not last. I also considered s...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 38
Views: 5438

Adding Non-skid Filler to Varnish

hatchAlmostFinished_.jpg I am considering trying [to improve the traction of a glossy varnish surface by adding a non-skid material to the varnish]. My recently home-made front hatch is now varnished. When the fish hit the deck, the bow cockpit area gets very slippery. The old painted plywood hatch...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 38
Views: 5438

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

http://continuouswave.com/forum/download/file.php?id=5459 The almost finished hatch. The stainless steel ruler [seen above screwed onto the hatch ] was cleaned up and varnished. The little wood blocks are oak parquet flooring. The [opening front] hatch rests on them in the open position.
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm
Replies: 13
Views: 2095

Re: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm

If you are going to replace the helm, the physical dimensions of the replacement helm and the space available behind the console may dictate which model you will use more so than an anecdotal recommendation. This is very true. The smallest is the Safe-T, which is why I used it. The Big-T probably w...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm
Replies: 13
Views: 2095

Re: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm

Just get a new cable. They are readily available and not hard to change out. The head unit is probably fine. Mine is over 20 years old and in great condition. I have only ever seen one helm unit go bad. The original helm that was in my boat was busted where it would not turn more than a few degrees....
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 15 Sport: Sealing Holes from old Fasteners
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: 1989 15 Sport: Sealing Holes from old Fasteners

Wow what a score--that boat is beautiful. I also have a 48SPL engine, and it is just about perfect for the 15-footer. I agree [with jimh] about the seats. First try those seats, then try sitting down low where the originals would be. See how your back and legs react. I think you will find the curren...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm
Replies: 13
Views: 2095

Re: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm

What steering do you have now? I would appreciate any personal experience you may be willing to offer. I used the Teleflex [now known as SEA STAR SOLUTIONS--jimh] Safe-T Quick Connect. The QC merely means that I can remove the cable at the helm by inserting a wire clip tool to disconnect it. Older m...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm
Replies: 13
Views: 2095

Re: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm

More information about modified steering console: P7240458_01_.jpg I used the long lasting mahogany on the deck where the console is mounted. I did not want the console screwed into just the fiberglass deck as the strain would be excessive. I made a base that is screwed and glued down with 3M-5200. ...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 38
Views: 5438

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

The Sun came out! Here is the top side with the hinges. You can just see the old hole that I plugged. That used to be the center so you can see how much I cut it down by. The 17-footer hatch is about five inches wider than the 15-footer hatch. Length was almost the same.

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New hatch top side
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by Oldslowandugly
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 38
Views: 5438

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

It is solid mahogany, as my prior plywood hatch did not stand up to the abuse. It is not a single plank though. It looks like it was doweled and glued from many small planks. Then they added the reinforcing pieces on the back. Those look to be screwed and glued. I was able to cut it so each section ...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm
Replies: 13
Views: 2095

Re: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm

I used that same flip-back cooler seat, and it is nice for dry storage. I used a very small TODD center console as there is not a lot of room on the 15-footer. P8230503_01_.jpg I see no reason why a small steering wheel would be a problem unless the loss of mechanical advantage made the steering eff...