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by Masbama
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hull and Fuel Tank Defects in 15 to 20-year-old DAUNTLESS or VENTURA
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: Hull and Fuel Tank Defects in 15 to 20-year-old DAUNTLESS or VENTURA

Unless [there is] repaired damage, there is no reason to suspect a hull problem...I believe the fuel tanks on the Dauntless and Ventura models of that era were made of "poly" and have been extremely reliable. I agree with [those comments from] Butch. I [once] owned a 1999 Dauntless 18. [T...
by Masbama
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat for Narragansett Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Boat for Narragansett Bay

I owned a 1999 Dauntless 18 for 10 years. It is a great boat that is still being used today. It has some quirks but it is very roomy with a lot of storage and rides well for an eighteen foot boat.
by Masbama
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Navigating Gulf Shores, Alabama
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Navigating Gulf Shores, Alabama

If you want to boat on Mobile Bay and around Dauphin Island I would suggest launching at Fort Morgan if their ramps are in usable condition.
by Masbama
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Navigating Gulf Shores, Alabama
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Navigating Gulf Shores, Alabama

I agree with Butch. The best way to learn about boating in a certain area is to get in your boat and go. Watch other boaters and keep an eye on the navigation charts.
by Masbama
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Park It 360 Trailer Dolly
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Park It 360 Trailer Dolly

Nice looking piece of machinery.
by Masbama
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Park It 360 Trailer Dolly
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Park It 360 Trailer Dolly

What is the purpose of the Park It 360 Trailer Dolly?
by Masbama
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1988 REVENGE 22 Walk-Through; moving batteries out of stern
Replies: 23
Views: 1851

Re: 1988 REVENGE 22 Walk-Through; moving batteries out of stern

Interesting. Pictures would be appreciated.
by Masbama
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: The New Forum at Year Five
Replies: 9
Views: 1554

Re: The New Forum at Year Five

It’s a great website with incredible information. I check it daily. The upgrade made it even better.
by Masbama
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Dauntless 13 Gel Coat Crazing and Cracks
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Dauntless 13 Gel Coat Crazing and Cracks

There are many good you tube videos on how to repair cracks and crazing.
Off topic but my first Whaler was from Killinger Marine.
by Masbama
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: DELTA--Another Gulf Hurricane
Replies: 18
Views: 1669

Re: DELTA--Another Gulf Hurricane

I knew it would steer away from the Alabama coast as soon as my new generator arrived this morning. That being said it will land somewhere so the best to those folks. I hope they are prepared and it fizzles out in the gulf so we finally can enjoy our fall.
by Masbama
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sally Consequenses
Replies: 15
Views: 1513

Re: Sally Consequenses

It will be interesting to see what happens to the local boating industry going forward. The boating business was very strong before the storm (thanks to Covid) with numerous new boats being sold; many of these to first time buyers. The marinas and dry storage units were full and most boat repair bus...
by Masbama
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer Prices for 18-foot Boat
Replies: 14
Views: 996

Re: Trailer Prices for 18-foot Boat

In November of last year I bought a new trailer for my 2003 190 Nantucket. It is a Loadmaster, made in Florida. It is their heavy duty single axle aluminum trailer, rated for 5200 pounds. I ordered optional stainless steel hardware, spare tire and holder and front bunks. It cost $3,300. https://thum...
by Masbama
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Really Big Sport Fisherman
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Really Big Sport Fisherman

If this storm keeps trending east they may find they made a mistake leaving their home port.
by Masbama
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boston Whaler Use of 13-inch Trailer Tires
Replies: 16
Views: 1157

Re: Boston Whaler Use of 13-inch Trailer Tires

In my opinion; if there is one area where Boston Whaler “goes cheap” is in their trailer selection. These quality boats should come with a quality aluminum trailer but I guess to keep costs down they go with what they have.
by Masbama
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Keeping Lookout
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Keeping Lookout

Interesting. I have had those moments of inner fear when I see a big floating log to my side that I did not notice. There is also a saying that “it’s the ones you can’t see that are a problem”
And I agree; PRIUS owners can be a bit self righteous.
by Masbama
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Labor Day Weekend Launch Ramp Stories
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Re: Labor Day Weekend Launch Ramp Stories

Pay for a private launch at Dauphin Island. No problems.

The west-end boat anchoring attempts were incredible to watch.
by Masbama
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Big decision
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: Big decision

The 210 Dauntless is a sweet boat. I suggest adding it to your list of potential boats.
by Masbama
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Gulf Hurricanes
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Gulf Hurricanes

Well, it looks like the Alabama gulf coast will not get the brunt of these storms. Hopefully no major harm will come to anyone on the gulf coast and our storm threats will be over. Could make for a fabulous fall boating season. (My favorite time of the year)
by Masbama
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2000 Dauntless 180 Spec Sheet / fuel capacity / gas tank size
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: 2000 Dauntless 180 Spec Sheet / fuel capacity / gas tank size

It holds 65 gallons according to the 2000 brochure.
I had a 1999 Dauntless 18 and it’s gas tank also held 65 gallons.
It was a pain to fill up without problems; I found the best way was to let the tank get to less than half full then fill.
by Masbama
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 180 DAUNTLESS Jack Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: 180 DAUNTLESS Jack Plate

I can’t remember exactly so I am guessing it was 4 to 5 inches.
by Masbama
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 180 DAUNTLESS Jack Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: 180 DAUNTLESS Jack Plate

I had a 1999 Dauntless 18 with a jack plate. It came with the boat so I don’t know how the boat handled before the jack plate. That DAUNTLESS 18 boat did porpoise at times. I found by raising up the engine and keeping the trim down eliminated the porpoising. The jack plate also was great for getting...
by Masbama
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 Montauk Value
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: 170 Montauk value

What year, options, engine, and trailer?
by Masbama
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Whaler That Fits My Needs
Replies: 10
Views: 1192

Re: A Whaler That Fits My Needs

[A Boston Whaler 205 EASTPORT boat] may work for you. See:
https://www.saltwatersportsman.com/boat ... -eastport/
by Masbama
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trim Tabs for 190 Nantucket-Outrage
Replies: 28
Views: 9580

Re: Trim Tabs for 190 Nantucket-Outrage

OEM size is 9" x 9" 9"x12" has more adjustment. I speak from experience, IMHO I would go with the larger tabs. I now have a 205 Pioneer Sportfish. Yje OEM tabs were 9" x 9" and I installed 9" x 12". I can tell the difference. M Thank you sir. Do you miss your...
by Masbama
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trim Tabs for 190 Nantucket-Outrage
Replies: 28
Views: 9580

Re: Trim Tabs for 190 Nantucket-Outrage

Read this whole thread. Still a bit confused. What is the general consensus for the best size of Lenco trim tans for a 190 Nantucket?
by Masbama
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2005 180 Dauntless Re-power
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: repower 2005 180 Daultless

My previous boat was a 1999 Dauntless 18 powered by a two stroke, carbureted, 150hp Evinrude.
I would strongly recommend a 150hp engine. Mercury makes the lightest 150 four stroke, in case stern weight is a factor.
by Masbama
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boater Buys 2001 160 Dauntless
Replies: 25
Views: 2762

Re: New Boater Buys 2001 160 Dauntless

That [2001 160 DAUNTLESS] is a bull of a boat. Well made—but it has wood in the transom. Check the transom thru hull fittings that they are not leaking water into the transom.
by Masbama
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 MONTAUK: Carrying Paddleboard
Replies: 7
Views: 1631

Re: 170 MONTAUK: Carrying Paddleboard

You definitely have made good use of your Whaler; the term “Swiss Army knife of boats” comes to mind.
by Masbama
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1995 Outrage 19 SUZUKI DF140A
Replies: 19
Views: 1607

Re: 1995 Outrage 19 SUZUKI DF140A

Let us know what actions you take to fix the problem
by Masbama
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1995 Outrage 19 SUZUKI DF140A
Replies: 19
Views: 1607

Re: 1995 Outrage 19 SUZUKI DF140A

You can also go to the Suzuki website and look at boat tests for that model engine. Though not exact it will give you a general guideline for what to expect performance wise with a similar hull.
by Masbama
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1995 Outrage 19 SUZUKI DF140A
Replies: 19
Views: 1607

Re: 1995 Outrage 19 SUZUKI DF140A

I have a 2003 190 Nantucket with a 2016 Suzuki DF140A. With a light load the boat can cruise 28-MPH and 4400-RPM and WOT IS 6,200-RPM at greater than 40-MPH. The propeller a Suzuki 14 x 20-pitch three blade. The engine is mounted three holes up. I understand Suzuki engines like to run high. The hull...
by Masbama
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 130 Sport Swim Ladder Mounting
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

Re: 2002 130 Sport Swim Ladder Mounting

Here is a picture of a 2002 130 sport with a swim ladder. Hard to tell but it looks like it is mounted on the small swim deck diagonally , not on the transom.
http://app.louisianasportsman.com/class ... 551806.jpg
by Masbama
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Center Console Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 1939

Re: First Center Console Boat

I have some history with some of those models which may be helpful. My first boat was a 1977 17 Montauk. I had it for fifteen years. It went through three engines and three trailers. It was a joy to own. I went twenty miles out in the gulf to the shallow waters of the Mobile Delta. I felt so safe in...
by Masbama
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boston Whaler Boat Inventory and Sales
Replies: 15
Views: 1963

Re: New Boston Whaler sales

The dealers I saw were not Boston Whaler dealers. They were dealers that sold mid-tier boats like Robalo, Tidewater, Sportsman. Boats of 20 to 30-feet are selling like hot cakes. Loan durations for 15 to 20-years make [a new boat purchase] easy for the Everyman.
by Masbama
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boston Whaler Boat Inventory and Sales
Replies: 15
Views: 1963

Re: New Boston Whaler sales

I was driving through Baldwin County, Alabama, when the pandemic first started. All boat dealers had to close. Their lots were stacked up with boats, and I thought to myself that their business will tank this year. Boy, was I wrong. Once the boat dealers opened folks started buying like crazy. Deale...
by Masbama
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Center Console Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 1939

Re: First Center Console Boat

What is the principal difference between a 2020 170 MONTAUK and a 2020 170 DAUNTLESS? The best I can tell, the principal differences between a 2020 170 Montauk and a 2020 170 Dauntless are hull design, size (Montauk is larger), options (Dauntless offers more) and price--Dauntless is more expensive ...
by Masbama
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Center Console Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 1939

Re: First Center Console Boat

Numerous center console Dauntless models are still being made. One model is the Dauntless 170 which may work for you and be in your price range if you don’t mind buying a used boat.
https://www.boattrader.com/boat/2019-bo ... s-7361882/
by Masbama
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 170 Inlet video
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Montauk 170 Inlet video

I get mesmerized watching these videos. The current hull Montauk 170 looks so smooth taking these waves.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikj34Ay8UTg
by Masbama
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC
Replies: 58
Views: 6458

Re: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC

Even though Evinrude engine production has been halted, they will still be part of the boating experience for a while.

engines.jpg
Three generations of Evinrude outboard engines seen at Dauphin Island, Alabama, June 2020.
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by Masbama
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Coastal Alabama Boating
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: Coastal Alabama Boating

I was on Dauphin Island, Al. this weekend for our annual trout invitational. A bit windy but fishable on the north side until late yesterday afternoon. Today is a different story.
by Masbama
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD 190 Montauk in Alabama, $30,000 - Photos added
Replies: 11
Views: 8230

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

It is always sad when you sell a Whaler. Glad it went to a good owner.
by Masbama
Thu May 28, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC
Replies: 58
Views: 6458

Re: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC

This is quite sad. I have owned two Johnson and two Evinrude outboard engines. I have always been intrigued by the G2 technology, especially the new I-3 G2 models. Hopefully they will repurpose the facility soon so those folks will be able to keep on working. Yamaha, Mercury, Suzuki and maybe Honda ...
by Masbama
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: BOT Storm Abates
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

Re: BOT Storm Abates

I received an unsolicited, graphic e mail from an odd named person. It went to an e mail address I rarely use but was the one I was using when I first registered for this website. I wonder if it came from these bot scoundrels?
by Masbama
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Classic Whalers in Mobile
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: Classic Whalers in Mobile

Ha! I’m a lousy picture taker.
by Masbama
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Classic Whalers in Mobile
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Classic Whalers in Mobile

I went for a pleasant boat ride this past Saturday on Dog River, a river that starts in the city limits of Mobile, Alabama, and empties into Mobile Bay. The classic Whalers were out in force. I must have seen a more than a dozen classic Boston Whaler boats of all sizes. What impressed me the most wa...
by Masbama
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mobile Boat Show
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Mobile Boat Show

I went to the annual Mobile Boat show this weekend. It is a big show that takes up over 100,000 square feet of the Mobile Convention Center plus the overflow outside around the center. As was last year; the theme seemed to be ‘bigger is better’. Very few boats under 21 feet. Many boats were 25 feet ...
by Masbama
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fun things to do in your 19 Outrage.
Replies: 9
Views: 2197

Re: Outrage 19 pictorial thread: Fun things to do in your 19 Outrage. Scalloping, lobstering, fishing, sharks toothing,

Wow. Is that where you caught the lobsters? It may be worth a trip towing my Nantucket there from Mobile.
You are using your Whaler the way it should be used.
by Masbama
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fun things to do in your 19 Outrage.
Replies: 9
Views: 2197

Re: Outrage 19 pictorial thread: Fun things to do in your 19 Outrage. Scalloping, lobstering, fishing, sharks toothing,

Great photographs.

What part of the Gulf were those pictures taken?
by Masbama
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Large Center Console Boats
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

Re: Large Center Console Boats

I grew up on the Alabama gulf coast. It is so much different than it was when I was a kid. The biggest change was after hurricane Fredric when water front land was cheap and the developers bought and built large, high rise condos. The majority of the buyers came from Louisiana and Texas. They still ...
by Masbama
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Christmas Songs with Nautical Theme
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Christmas Songs with Nautical Theme

Jimmy Buffet’s ‘Christmas Island’ is the only one I can think of that may meet the criteria.