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by Buoy
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Chuck Bennett
Replies: 9
Views: 2719

Re: Chuck Bennett and Scuppers

I recently twice spoke with a Boston Whaler customer service rep named Tom and he was both knowledgeable and thorough, I think BW customer service is still an excellent resource.
by Buoy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Console remodel on 2004 Nantucket
Replies: 13
Views: 3678

Re: Console remodel on 2004 Nantucket

You got it right—congratulations on a fine looking rig!
by Buoy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 130 SUPER SPORT As First Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 2259

Re: 130 SUPER SPORT As First Boat

MattS wrote:...I guess I'm gonna need a bigger boat!


An Outrage 18 would be a good boat for your needs, and they can be had for $5,000 and higher. Personally I think five is too many people for a Montauk 17, which typically sports a 90-HP outboard.

Good luck.
by Buoy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VERADO 300-hour Maintenance Kit Part Number
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Re: VERADO 300-hour Maintenance Kit Part Number

Hi. Our 2006 Verado 225 on Ventura 210 has hit 300 hours and we need to get the parts kit for our mechanic. Is [8M0097859] the correct part number? I like to use these folks who specialize in Verado parts and the shipping is free for orders greater than $149. I'm not sure where they're located but ...
by Buoy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Manufacturer 190 Outrage Pedestal Seats
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Re: Manufacturer 190 Outrage Pedestal Seats

I called Boston Whaler directly regarding these seats. I forgot who manufactures these seats, but they manufacture them exclusively for Boston Whaler; they are not available directly from the manufacturer. Your best bet is to call Sue at Twin Cities.
by Buoy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB Dauntless 13,14 or 15
Replies: 9
Views: 3303

Re: WTB Dauntless 13,14 or 15

Hey Scott,

I just received your e-mail and will respond with pics.

Thanks.
by Buoy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB Dauntless 13,14 or 15
Replies: 9
Views: 3303

Re: WTB Dauntless 13,14 or 15

Hi Scott,

I'm selling a 1995 13' Dauntless with 1995 40hp Yamaha and trailer listed for $6,500 and will accept $6K. Motor runs great.

Feel free to pm or e-mail to discuss.

Thanks.
by Buoy
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 18' Dauntless v. Ventura for Narragansett Bay
Replies: 11
Views: 3749

Re: 18' Dauntless vs Ventura for Narragansett Bay

I have an 18 Dauntless, it is a great boat and can handle many people comfortably. My only wish for it would be to have a taller windshield for better wind protection, as I use it year round here in NC. The Ventura has a windshield that would potentially extend your boating season in comfort. I had...
by Buoy
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Gas Oil Ratio for Evinrude 88 Special
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: Gas Oil Ratio for Evinrude 88 Special

Thanks guys. I have a new gallon of West Marine TCW-3 oil I'll use up and then try the XD50. I just acquired this 1985 17' Super Sport with the 1993 88 Special and know little about the history. I do know that the engine starts up with a few clicks and the acceleration from a standing start and perf...
by Buoy
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Gas Oil Ratio for Evinrude 88 Special
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Gas Oil Ratio for Evinrude 88 Special

Per the Seloc Johhson/Evinrude Outboards Repair Manual, the gas to oil ratio should be 50:1. Is this the prevailing ratio in practice, or do some prefer a richer ration of perhaps 30:1? The engine is a 1993 Evinrude 88 Special.

Thanks.
by Buoy
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 DAUNTLESS 20
Replies: 10
Views: 3572

Re: 1996 Ventura 20

I'm not aware of a 1996 Ventura 20 having been produced, are you referring to the 1998-1999 20' Ventura?
by Buoy
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Stabil 360 Marine
Replies: 14
Views: 4761

Re: Does Stabil 360 Marine Stabilize Fuel for up to 12 months?

Isn't Ethanol responsible for the gummy substance that builds up in fuel systems? When Stabil prints "Prevents Ethanol Damage" on the label, what ethanol damage are they referring to?
by Buoy
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Stabil 360 Marine
Replies: 14
Views: 4761

Re: Does Stabil 360 Marine Stabilize Fuel for up to 12 months?

OK but will ethanol deposits build up within six months time if the manufacturer's recommended amount of treatment was added to the gas?
by Buoy
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Stabil 360 Marine
Replies: 14
Views: 4761

Stabil 360 Marine

Hi all. I had my 1995 Yamaha 40-HP enigne's carburetors cleaned by a shop over the winter. I just launched the boat last week. I learned that the same symptoms of dirty carburetors persists. I called the shop and they suggested that the carburetors became dirty again because I did not winterize it. ...
by Buoy
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Value of a 1978 Boston Whaler 4.6 Harpoon
Replies: 10
Views: 3674

Re: Value of a 1978 Boston Whaler 4.6 Harpoon

Thanks for the replies, and now I see this other 1978 4.6 Harpoon which appears to be in very good condition for sale on Seattle CL with an asking price of $2,600. I'll be purchasing one locally which needs a trailer and has a 4hp Evinrude that had been winterized but sitting for a couple of years. ...
by Buoy
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Value of a 1978 Boston Whaler 4.6 Harpoon
Replies: 10
Views: 3674

Value of a 1978 Boston Whaler 4.6 Harpoon

Hi all. I found a 1978 4.6 Harpoon complete with all original rigging in good condition. NADA lists the 1978 5.1 Harpoon at an average retail of $2,100 but provides no values for the 4.6 Harpoon.

What's the approximate value of a 1978 4.6 Harpoon?

Thanks.
by Buoy
Tue May 02, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13 Dauntless Steering Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2297

Re: 13 Dauntless Steering Replacement

Thanks guys. I called Whaler today and was fortunate enough to get Chuck Bennet who informed me that the existing system is the Teleflex No Feedback Helm part # SH-4910. I then e-mailed SeaStar and they provided me the replacement, part number SHT91526P if I opt for the tilt steering. I have no reas...
by Buoy
Mon May 01, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13 Dauntless Steering Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2297

Re: 13 Dauntless Steering Replacement

Thanks Jim. I did remove the helm and did not see any identifying marks indicating the model, it does state: - Warning: Dissassembly of this unit can lead to steering failure, replace complete unit, and - MFG by Teleflex Inc, USA, and -Patent No. 5105xxxx I took pictures and sent to SeaStar, however...
by Buoy
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13 Dauntless Steering Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2297

13 Dauntless Steering Replacement

Hi all. The steering wheel snapped off the [helm] as I was pulling away from the dock today, I guess it's pretty funny since I was at my dock and no one was hurt ;-) So I need to replace the steering system. Please weigh in if you know what steering system Boston Whaler used for the 1995 13' Dauntle...
by Buoy
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Loses Charge
Replies: 8
Views: 3210

Re: Battery Loses Charge Overnight

Last night the battery was showing a [terminal voltage] of 12.4-Volts and this morning it was 12.0-Volts, perhaps due to the rain we had overnight. It appears that the battery is no longer losing a significant amount of its charge. I assume the overnight decrease of 0.4-Volts is acceptable given the...
by Buoy
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Loses Charge
Replies: 8
Views: 3210

Re: Battery Loses Charge Overnight

Thanks all. The boat has been on land and I did not notice that the bilge pump had not been working. I started going thru all of the bilge float and bilge pump wire connections and found that some connections were corroded. I made three new connections using new connectors and shrink tubing, and sti...
by Buoy
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Loses Charge
Replies: 8
Views: 3210

Battery Loses Charge

[My boat has] a single battery and no battery switch. The battery loses its charge overnight almost completely as if I left the lights or radio on, and replacing the battery with another battery yields the same result. So it seems something is draining the battery. I'd like to know if anyone has exp...
by Buoy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB Console and Dual Seat Covers for 190 Outrage
Replies: 8
Views: 3555

Re: WTB Console and Dual Seat Covers for 190 Outrage

Divin'Ivan wrote:
Buoy wrote:I just ordered this one for my 13' Dauntless console, there are no dimensions so let's hope it fits...--I laugh aloud--

http://www.target.com/p/stack-of-chairs ... A-50451922


Dimensions: 48 inches H x 27 inches W x 30 inches D



I totally missed that link, thanks Ivan.
by Buoy
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB Console and Dual Seat Covers for 190 Outrage
Replies: 8
Views: 3555

Re: WTB Console and Dual Seat Covers for 190 Outrage

I just ordered this one for my 13' Dauntless console, there are no dimensions so let's hope it fits...--I laugh aloud--

http://www.target.com/p/stack-of-chairs ... A-50451922
by Buoy
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB Console and Dual Seat Covers for 190 Outrage
Replies: 8
Views: 3555

Re: WTB Console and Dual Seat Covers for 190 Outrage

Robby--go to Target website and look at Threshold patio furniture covers. In particular chair cover and club chair cover. They fit like a glove . I have a snap tool and installed snaps so covers stay in place . Both covers cost around $40. Whaler list them as $400 each. so 20 times cheaper . They c...
by Buoy
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB Console and Dual Seat Covers for 190 Outrage
Replies: 8
Views: 3555

Re: WTB Console and Dual Seat Covers for 190 Outrage

Thanks guys. I found a single cover designed to cover both the console and dual seats of a 240 Dauntless so I'm thinking it should be a decent fit for my 190 Outrage. I like the idea of snapping and unsnapping one single cover versus two so I'm hoping it works out.

Thanks again.
by Buoy
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB Console and Dual Seat Covers for 190 Outrage
Replies: 8
Views: 3555

WTB Console and Dual Seat Covers for 190 Outrage

Hi all. I have a 2006 190 Outrage and am seeking the console cover and dual seat cover. I believe the same covers fit the 210 Outrage of similar years.

Please let me know if you have 190 or 210 Outage covers for sale.

Thanks very much.

-Robby
by Buoy
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Offshore 27 v. 280 Outrage or 290 Outrage
Replies: 9
Views: 3731

Re: Offshore 27 v. 280 Outrage or 290 Outrage

Thanks Jim.Took me seven years to locate one the way I liked it. Took another four months to bring her to bristol shape and up to my standards. I had few major disappointments in my life, but owning 27 Offshore is very close to the top of that list. I wanted to write an essay of that experience but...
by Buoy
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 DAUNTLESS
Replies: 5
Views: 2300

Re: 1996 DAUNTLESS

I owned a 1996 20' Dauntless with a 200 Johnson which was ample power for that hull, though I often see them for sale and powered with a 175 Mercury. Here are the specs for that model year: Length 19' 8" Beam 8' 4" Draft 15" Dry Weight 2350 Swamp Capacity 4800 Persons Capacity 9 Fuel ...
by Buoy
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Looking For a Boat
Replies: 15
Views: 5182

Re: Looking to Start

Take a look at the specs for the classic (and some post classic) Boston Whalers as it provides detailed information on weight, length, beam, etc. Note and be mindful of the minimum and maximum horsepower data as you're searching for your Whaler, it's very important that your vessel is not underpower...
by Buoy
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS:Boston Whaler Helm Chair (NEW) (Blemish)
Replies: 4
Views: 2785

Re: FS: 3 Boston Whaler Helm Chairs (NEW)

Hi Don. Wow, we're freaking out a bit here as these seats are Christmas presents for the kids. Joe wanted cash so I sent a check to my family down there who cashed the check and we've been calling and texting Joe all week but he's not returning our calls. Our deal is $1,000 for two seats and we agre...
by Buoy
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS:Boston Whaler Helm Chair (NEW) (Blemish)
Replies: 4
Views: 2785

Re: FS: 3 Boston Whaler Helm Chairs (NEW)

good_enough wrote:Email sent.



Joe and I reached an agreement on two of these seats and we are scheduled to pick them up this weekend. Joe did not make a commitment to you as well, did he?

Thanks.
by Buoy
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: DAUNTLESS v. OUTRAGE Deadrise Angle
Replies: 6
Views: 3674

Re: DAUNTLESS v. OUTRAGE Deadrise Angle

Wow--that 190 Outrage does seem to run deeper than the Dauntless. Thanks for taking the time to take the photos. admirable.
by Buoy
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: DAUNTLESS v. OUTRAGE Deadrise Angle
Replies: 6
Views: 3674

Re: DAUNTLESS v. OUTRAGE Deadrise Angle

Thanks all for your responses. I currently own the 180 Dauntless and am in contract to purchase the 190 Outrage. I just recently started looking at the 190 Outrages thinking that there would be some incremental improvement in performance over the 180 Dauntless. I truly love the styling and layout of...
by Buoy
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: DAUNTLESS v. OUTRAGE Deadrise Angle
Replies: 6
Views: 3674

DAUNTLESS v. OUTRAGE Deadrise Angle

Hi all. What is the deadrise angle on [the 2002 180 Dauntless and 2006 190 Outrage]? The specifications are very similar for both [the 2002 180 Dauntless and 2006 190 Outrage]. Should we expect any significant differences in performance and comfort? SPECIFICATIONS 180 Dauntless 190 Outrage Engine 13...
by Buoy
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2006 Outrage 240
Replies: 4
Views: 2364

Re: 2006 Outrage 240

Boston Whaler has the minimum power listed at 225-HP, and so the 250 Verado will be sufficient power and likely produce a top speed of approximately 42-MPH. LOA: 23' 9" (7.23 m) Beam: 8' 6" (2.59 m) Draft (boat only): 18" (.45 m) Weight (dry, no engine): 4400 lbs (1995 kg) Maximum Wei...
by Buoy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Perhaps the worst Whaler for sale EVER!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3622

Re: Perhaps the worst Whaler for sale EVER!!!

Haha, it's just been relisted:

http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/boa/5887174490.html

--I laugh aloud--...and you'll need to change out the wheels on premises to purchase it, the ad states: "Trailer is in good shape. Need new tires"
by Buoy
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Are the NADA Whaler values realistic?
Replies: 11
Views: 4245

Re: Are the NADA Whaler values realistic?

The NADA values generally represent the amount that I like to pay for my small Whalers, during the winter months, below [fair market value]. I find that the asking price of many Boston Whalers is unrealistically high and I see the same boats listed for multiple years. This one for example has been o...
by Buoy
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Perhaps the worst Whaler for sale EVER!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3622

Re: Perhaps the worst Whaler for sale EVER!!!

That's pretty funny, I especially like the seller's attestation that the motor "ran when whaler was last used"......--I laugh aloud--....
by Buoy
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14475

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

She's a beauty. Congrats and thanks for posting all the pics as I've never seen a transom down to the bare wood before (pic 828).

I look forward to the pics of your new project.
by Buoy
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: "1-Foot-itis" Dauntless 15 v. Dauntless 16
Replies: 9
Views: 4324

Re: "1-Foot-itis" Dauntless 15 v. Dauntless 16

I've owned both and the 16' Dauntless is significantly more capable handing the chop and rougher seas and the additional storage is a nice bonus. If you can, find one with a 115hp as I thought the 90hp was a bit underpowered.

Go for it!
by Buoy
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1996 Dauntless 13 with Honda 50
Replies: 1
Views: 1266

Re: 1996 Dauntless 13 with Honda 50

I have a 1995 Dauntless with a Yamaha 40. It's an aluminum prop and the digits engraved are: T36214, whatever that means.
by Buoy
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 270 Outrage
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

Re: 270 Outrage

No idea, you'll probably need to call Whaler for that.
by Buoy
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outrage vs. Dauntless
Replies: 5
Views: 3541

Re: Outrage vs. Dauntless

Just last week I asked a Boston Whaler dealer how the ride of the legacy Outrage 270 compares to that of the Dauntless 270. He stated that the Dauntless 270 "probably has a better ride because it is a newer hull design".

I doubt the hull characteristics have changed that drastically.
by Buoy
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 270 Outrage
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

Re: 270 Outrage

I am in the market for a 27' Whaler so thanks for sharing.
by Buoy
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1992 27 WA
Replies: 7
Views: 4552

Re: 1992 27 WA

Hi, is this still available?
by Buoy
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Boston Whaler Dauntless Bowrider
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Re: WTB: Boston Whaler Dauntless Bowrider

Strike a deal with this guy, it looks like a nice package

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1472
by Buoy
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Please Identify This Whaler
Replies: 4
Views: 2907

Re: Please Identify This Whaler

Thanks guys. It just became available to me but I have not seen it in person yet. I like the layout and it may make for a fun project, thanks again.
by Buoy
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Please Identify This Whaler
Replies: 4
Views: 2907

Re: Please Identify This Whaler

Maybe a 1970-72 Katama?