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by crbenny
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning
Replies: 21
Views: 7279

Re: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning

BOB--Are you saying [Boston Whaler boat owners] should use bleach to kill mold?
by crbenny
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning
Replies: 21
Views: 7279

Re: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning

Here we go: --heat may or may not kill mold. If I give it a kiss, my lips at 98.6 degrees won't kill it, but if I take a blow torch to it, it will be killed; --getting hit by a car may or may not kill me. If the car is moving at 6 inches per day, I'll get pushed, but if it's going 150 MPH, I'm in tr...
by crbenny
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning
Replies: 21
Views: 7279

Re: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning

I do not recommend using bleach. Also, bleach does NOT kill mold. Remember that the non-skid and interior are gelcoat just like the outside and must be cared for and protected. [MARY KATE ON-OFF] is about the most aggressive product I've used and almost always works. When it doesn't, I've found the ...
by crbenny
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Nauset, 1966, Full Restoration, WI
Replies: 2
Views: 1938

Re: Nauset, 1966, Full Restoration, WI

Why is the hull sticker and the windshield going in one direction and the boat going in the other?..
by crbenny
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Book Release Update
Replies: 8
Views: 3699

Re: Book Release Update

At $20 it's a 'No Brainer.' Just the guys on the Whaler enthusiast websites should be 10s of thousands of copies sold. And that's if they only buy 1. Thanks for making the effort.. from a third person perspective, it wasn't an easy endeavor.

Looking forward to receiving mine,

Chris
by crbenny
Fri May 19, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk, Suzuki DF90
Replies: 7
Views: 4447

Re: Montauk, Suzuki DF90

The E-TEC 90 can pull me up on one ski with three adults in the boat and coolers. That's with a 17-pitch Viper. I'm 180 lbs and in my older age, I get up with my back foot out. Anyone that's ever skied for real knows that slalom speed is 36-MPH, and I will tell you that even with the bimini up, we a...
by crbenny
Fri May 19, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale by owner early 70's 13' Sourpuss Boston-SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 3452

Re: For Sale by owner early 70's 13' Sourpuss Boston area

Pete, I'll be in Weymouth in a few weeks. I'd like to have a look.

Chris
by crbenny
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale by owner early 70's 13' Sourpuss Boston-SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 3452

Re: For Sale by owner late 60's 13' Sourpuss Boston area

The Sourpuss was a center steer 13' model and it started with the transition hulls in '71/'72 that had the 15" transom with blue interior but with the sink style splash well and the new smirked bow. It lasted a few years into the desert tan, 20" transom hulls but I don't know when it ended...
by crbenny
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale by owner early 70's 13' Sourpuss Boston-SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 3452

Re: For Sale by owner late 60's 13' Sourpuss Boston area

13 Sourpuss didn't exist in the 60's.
by crbenny
Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Is LHG (Larry) from the old forum still with us?
Replies: 3
Views: 2922

Re: Is LHG (Larry) from the old forum still with us?

Larry's fine. I emailed back and forth with him a few days ago.

Chris
by crbenny
Tue May 31, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1988 18 Outrage Mills Blue Bimini top 4 sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1896

Re: 1988 18 Outrage Mills Blue Bimini top 4 sale

Where are you located?

Chris
by crbenny
Fri May 13, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Oem mahogany console wtb
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Re: Oem mahogany console wtb

Where do you live?

Chris
by crbenny
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1972 21' Outrage for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1562

Re: 1972 21' Outrage for sale

I think I'm in love..

Chris
by crbenny
Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16147

Re: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

You want the 17" inch Viper. It's worth more than 2 aluminum props. The performance difference is significant and the fact that you're mounting 2 holes up MANDATES that you run a cupped stainless prop. Yes, the medium gearcase props from your old motor will work on a 20" long shaft E-tec 9...
by crbenny
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16147

Re: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

Yes. Have [the installer] mount [the E-TEC 90-HP engine] at least two-holes-up. They will argue that it's too high. Trust all of us, they're wrong. The best propeller from BRP for that application is the Viper 17.--Chris
by crbenny
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16147

Re: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

Thanks. That's my attempt at a year-2000 Bearcat. I think it works well with the classic blue and mahogany interior boats. I explained the details not long ago;

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by crbenny
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16147

Re: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

I've got the in-line three-cylinder and never felt I needed more power. No matter how much load you put on this combination, it never seems to be laboring. As far as longevity, the E-TEC 90 has been around for over a decade, it's sorted out, and it has a great track record. The 16 hull is tender wit...
by crbenny
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Finest Hours
Replies: 4
Views: 2434

Re: The Finest Hours

I saw the movie yesterday. The story is compelling. Every scene depicting the engine room and the Pendleton's crew and experience is, unfortunately, pure Hollywood. There are plenty of T2 tanker engineers still out there that could have been consulted about what was/wasn't possible under the curcums...
by crbenny
Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Keeping Gel-Coat shiny and flexible. My Snake-oil treatment
Replies: 17
Views: 8925

Re: Keeping Gel-Coat shiny and flexible. My Snake-oil treatment

Jeff, Gear oil is all about film strength, additives, and creating a wedge between moving parts so I'm wondering why you chose it instead of Penetrol which, I believe, is designed to soak in/penetrate in and restore the oil base for surface appearance. You know, there are many repairs/procedures for...
by crbenny
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Is this a Boston Whaler?
Replies: 6
Views: 4743

Re: Is this a Boston Whaler?

Not a Whaler.
by crbenny
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1975 Montauk: Transducer Ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 8257

Re: 1975 Montauk: Transducer Ideas

The E-TEC 90, IMHO, looks like a model-year 2000 Bearcat. The cowling has slab sides. The front has a convex centerline crease, an eyebrow, and the back is sculpted. I thought that with the correct graphics and paint, it could almost look period-correct. I contacted Janis at Magicbrush about alterin...
by crbenny
Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1975 Montauk: Transducer Ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 8257

Re: 1975 Montauk: Transducer Ideas

On the old timers, the steering cable is supported by a transom bracket with two through-bolts. When I mounted the new E-TEC, I filled in one hole and then bored the other out big enough for the transducer plug to pass through the hull. Then I added stainless clam shells inside and out and filled th...
by crbenny
Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repair of Hairline Cracks in c.1970 Gel Coat
Replies: 10
Views: 7208

Re: Repair of Hairline Cracks in c.1970 Gel Coat

There are two choices: --remove and replace, which is to sand down and re-fiberglass, or --seal it with LineX marine kevlar coating in Boston Whaler blue. The latter is the way to go--trust me. If it were something super rare would be the exception. Here is a SPORT 11 Sport I did three years ago. Lo...
by crbenny
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 85777

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

A 1968 Nauset with disguised E-TEC 90.