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by JRP
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Clean and Polish Non-skid Deck
Replies: 7
Views: 4179

Re: Clean and Polish Non-skid Deck

Dutchman wrote:Last year, I used with great success Sure Step; it shines, stays non-skid, and easily washes off dirt.


Prior to applying the "Sure Step" product, did you follow the two-step cleaning process which the manufacturer indicates is necessary, using their recommended products? Thanks.
by JRP
Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Recommended AGM Group 31 Battery
Replies: 22
Views: 9114

Re: Recommended AGM Group 31 Battery

The DEKA Intimidator Group 31 AGM can be purchased directly from East Penn, which operates regional warehouses and stores in New England, for $294.69. .... That exact battery is available locally to me for $189.95, which is the amount I paid for each of mine. Scroll down to the third battery shown ...
by JRP
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Original White 1960s Steering Wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 3335

Re: WTB: Original White 1960s Steering Wheel for Montauk

hapliters wrote:Looking for an original (or original looking) steering wheel for a 1968 Montauk. I've attached some photos of examples. Any help or leads is much appreciated!


Those steering wheels are neat looking!

But -- I thought the Montauk 17 wasn't introduced until the 1970s?
by JRP
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Recommended AGM Group 31 Battery
Replies: 22
Views: 9114

Re: Recommended AGM Group 31 Battery

I neglected to mention that during that entire 12-year-or-longer period of ownership, the Deka Group 31 AGM batteries required zero maintenance. They were installed, and then removed 12-years-or-more later when they were replaced. Aside form an annual visual inspection (removing battery box top and ...
by JRP
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 Montauk Pricing: 2015 v. 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1746

Re: 170 Montauk Pricing: 2015 v. 2016

....I understand there is little room for negotiating on new Boston Whaler boats in the range I'm looking for... If your local dealer won't negotiate, shop around. Even on a current model year boat I would expect a fair bit of negotiating, but there should be a pretty steep discount on a left-over ...
by JRP
Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Recommended AGM Group 31 Battery
Replies: 22
Views: 9114

Re: Recommended AGM Group 31 Battery

For a Group 31M battery, the DEKA model would be their 8A31DTM battery, with these parameters: CCA = 800-Amperes MCA = 1,000-Amperes Ampere-hours = 105-Ah at 20-Ampere rate Reserve capacity = 200-minutes (at what is presumed to be a 25-Ampere load) Weight = 69-lb Details: Black cover, gray case; du...
by JRP
Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Trailer for 18' Classic Outrage, North East, WTB
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Re: Trailer for 18' Classic Outrage, North East, WTB

I have a twin-axle galvanized Continental trailer under my 19 Outrage II (same hull as your "classic" Outrage 18) that I would consider selling. It has keel rollers and bunks for balance. This is a heavy duty trailer that would also accommodate a larger boat than our Outrage 18/19 hulls. Y...
by JRP
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Navigation Rules: Right of way
Replies: 43
Views: 11871

Re: Navigation Rules: Right of way

The phrase "stand on vessel" is never used in the navigation rules.According to the navigation rules there is no such vessel as the "stand on vessel." It would be great to discuss the rules, but we are going to have to actually discuss concepts that are in the rules. Neither &qu...
by JRP
Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Navigation Rules: Right of way
Replies: 43
Views: 11871

Re: Navigation Rules: Right of way

The rules say that you would never have the right of way, in any direction, around a ship of that size in either of your boats... ;) Are you saying that a sailboat can never be the stand-on vessel when encountering "a ship of that size"? If so, please provide a citation to the rule or rul...
by JRP
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 18 Dauntless, Suzuki 140-HP
Replies: 26
Views: 9872

Re: 18 Dauntless, Suzuki 140-HP

Got a quote at the Mobile boat show for an in the box 135hp ETec for $11,300+tax. Quote for a Suzuki 140hp rigged on my boat with tach,controls,prop, tax,etc:$11,600. Also spoke to the Suzuki rep who says the 140hp produces 103kW which equates to 138hp. Does the price for the ETEC 135HO include ins...
by JRP
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mobile, Alabama Boat Show
Replies: 7
Views: 2764

Re: Mobile, Alabama Boat Show

Thanks for the report from Mobile. Did you happen to get any photos of the interesting Montauk 170 stern seats? Or is it just the optional seating shown at the BW website? When I have studied the stern seat options in these two models (Montauk 170 and 190), it seemed as though BW offered a number of...
by JRP
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Mercury 115hp Pro XS
Replies: 5
Views: 2853

Re: Mercury 115hp Pro XS

In addition to a higher max rpm it also has a lower gear ratio. I'm not sure that's the case with respect to the other versions of this engine family (if that's what you were saying -- it's not clear to me??) According to the specs provided on the Mercury Marine website, the standard and CT gear ca...
by JRP
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Mercury 115hp Pro XS
Replies: 5
Views: 2853

Re: Mercury 115hp Pro XS

Yes, this is a four stroke cycle engine. Last week when the ProXS 115 Fourstroke was introduced, I spoke with a tech rep at Mercury Marine and asked how this engine differed from the standard 115 FourStroke. I was told that engine management software had been re-mapped to provide more power across a...
by JRP
Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16153

Re: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

I will echo the consensus. And add that even if the 3-cylinder 90 ETEC does not prove to be everything you needed as far as power/HP, that engine has got to be a very desirable engine on the resale market due to its power and relatively light weight. So, while not ideal, you could easily switch it o...
by JRP
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Draft of 13' Dauntless vs 18' Dauntless
Replies: 2
Views: 2044

Re: Draft of 13' Dauntless vs 18' Dauntless

If each Dauntless is loaded with 1000lbs of persons and/or gear, do the draft numbers cited below change? Hypothetically could the 13' Dauntless draft increase 4" and the 18' Dauntless increase 1" such that each hull equally has a draft of 13"? Yes, hypothetically. Whether 1000 lbs w...
by JRP
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New to Forum but old Whaler fan
Replies: 4
Views: 2730

Re: New to Forum but old Whaler fan

Welcome!

Was the camper-top (shown in your photo above) a Boston Whaler factory option, aftermarket, or something custom you made yourself?
by JRP
Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19
Replies: 46
Views: 26772

Re: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19

Well, I don't ever plan to use anything but XD-100, so shouldn't be a problem. I was able to pick up a few extra gallons of it at a good deal with a special Evinrude sale coupon, so I figure I'm good for a few more years of running until it goes to the dealer for a check up. Yeah, the dealer did te...
by JRP
Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19
Replies: 46
Views: 26772

Re: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19

Friends, the attached picture is a sticker on my console door...put there when I took delivery of my new 2015 150 HO ETEC (18 Guardian). Dealer told me that is what he programmed the motor to run on...told me not to use anything else unless it was reprogrammed. As I wrote above, I'm really pleased ...
by JRP
Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19
Replies: 46
Views: 26772

Re: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19

While some might speculate that there is an AMSOIL oil that would be considered by Evinrude to be the equivalent of XD100, I would speculate exactly the opposite. The instructions for operating my engine make it clear that when set to use "only XD100" that only XD100 is to be used. Here i...
by JRP
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19
Replies: 46
Views: 26772

Re: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19

I bought a new 2015 ETEC 150 HO for my Guardian 18. When I took delivery, the dealer had set the motor computer for the XD-100 oil, which we discussed on the front end. He told me I could not use anything but XD-100 since the motor was set for that oil. He did say he could reset it for another type...
by JRP
Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: OUTRAGE 18 Whaler Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 4624

Re: OUTRAGE 18 Whaler Drive

You might find some of your answers in this thread:

http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=214
by JRP
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19
Replies: 46
Views: 26772

Re: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19

.. Many E-TEC owners seem to think that using the highly recommended XD100 and using the standard oil setting is the best way to run the engine, that is, it will be getting the most lubrication and best lubrication with those choices. .... Another reason owners might maintain the TCW3 standard oili...
by JRP
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 18 Dauntless, Suzuki 140-HP
Replies: 26
Views: 9872

Re: 18 Dauntless, Suzuki 140-HP

... Still looking for first hand reviews on re-powering this hull. Masbama, Below is a report from an owner of an Outrage 18 who chose the Suzuki DF140A for repowering. Obviously this is not your same hull, but some of the underlying reasons for his decision to choose the DF140A may be applicable t...
by JRP
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19
Replies: 46
Views: 26772

Re: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19

... ... I will contact the factory tech-rep again and seek clarification. ... I just spoke again with the same Evinrude factory tech-rep with whom I had spoken previously. He seems extremely knowledgeable about these engines. Although he believed he knew the answer off the cuff, he even went to the...
by JRP
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19
Replies: 46
Views: 26772

Re: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19

Perhaps Evinrude only requires use of "XD100 or equivalent"? If there is an aftermarket alternative to XD100, then that would certainly get Evinrude off the hook with respect to the FTC proscription. Even if there isn't an equivalent available as yet , they may be able to skirt the law by...
by JRP
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19
Replies: 46
Views: 26772

Re: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19

Perhaps Evinrude only requires use of "XD100 or equivalent"? If there is an aftermarket alternative to XD100, then that would certainly get Evinrude off the hook with respect to the FTC proscription. Even if there isn't an equivalent available as yet , they may be able to skirt the law by...
by JRP
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19
Replies: 46
Views: 26772

Re: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19

Perhaps Evinrude only requires use of "XD100 or equivalent"? If there is an aftermarket alternative to XD100, then that would certainly get Evinrude off the hook with respect to the FTC proscription. Even if there isn't an equivalent available as yet, they may be able to skirt the law by a...
by JRP
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19
Replies: 46
Views: 26772

Re: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19

What was the source for that information? The initial source for the lack of a reduced oiling setting on the 135HO and 150HO engines was an Evinrude tech-rep at their facility in Wisconsin. This particular factory tech-rep happened to own a 135HO and operates it on his personal boat. So he was very...
by JRP
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19
Replies: 46
Views: 26772

Re: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19

As an update, I did not end up purchasing the dealer-demo engine that prompted me to begin this thread. I was not able to find a purchaser for my Yamaha in time to make that deal go through. However, I continue to consider the E-TEC 135 H.O. engine as a possible option for repowering. The 135 H.O. c...
by JRP
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 19' Outrage II Re-power
Replies: 8
Views: 7217

Re: 19' Outrage II Repower

... Most likely I'm going with the Yamaha. Keep my contact info [and] I'll be in it by early 2016. The Seattle Boat Show is in January , I'll either have it sealed up by then or shortly thereafter. Hi Mike, I'm touching base to see how your re-power search is progressing? Were you able to explore a...
by JRP
Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: You can do it in a Small Boat
Replies: 9
Views: 8069

Re: You can do it in a Small Boat

He is a real small boat champion. I have his excellent book- "The Outboard Boater's Handbook: Advanced Seamanship and Practical Skills". He toured the Labrador coast in an 18 foot Lund like I have. There is even a chapter called "Customizing a Whaler". Some very fine reading. Th...
by JRP
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 18 Dauntless, Suzuki 140-HP
Replies: 26
Views: 9872

Re: 18 Dauntless, Suzuki 140-HP

Masbama, any updates? I agree with the suggestion above to at least explore a replacement lower unit. ... I recently repowered my 1987 Guardian 18 with a new (2015) ETEC 150 HO. .... Cost was around $17,000 (motors are expensive)... Maverick, Ouch! Was your cost of "around $17,000" for the...
by JRP
Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: NYC to Quebec via Hudson River
Replies: 14
Views: 9085

Re: NYC to Quebec via Hudson River

A question for those of you familiar with this route: Is it possible to visit Fort Ticonderoga by boat?
by JRP
Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 Montauk Sun Lounge Option
Replies: 6
Views: 4029

Re: 170 Montauk Sun Lounge Option

I like your plan. And if you fit the Montauk 170 with a complete set of Mills (or similar) canvas, the sun lounge would offer a nice sleeping platform for camp cruising. I agree about no live-well. When I was considering purchasing a new Montauk 170, after seeing one in person I concluded that the b...
by JRP
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 MONTAUK: T-Top Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 3810

Re: 210 MONTAUK: T-Top Construction

For the price that Boston Whaler charges for that option ($5,237.00), it had better be stainless!!

Congratulations on your new Montauk!
by JRP
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Help ID an Old Whaler
Replies: 9
Views: 4448

Re: Help ID an Old Whaler

I'm no expert, but based on available lists and registries of classic 13' Boston Whalers, I would place your boat as a 1959 rather than a 1960.

I expect the aficionados will ask to see more photos that show the entire boat as well as details such as the number of hand grips cut into the transom.
by JRP
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Theft of Gear From Boats Stored at Cheasapeake Whalertowne
Replies: 7
Views: 3919

Re: Theft of Gear From Boats Stored at Cheasapeake Whalertowne

Wow! This hits home for me because Chesapeake Whalertowne is one of the locations we seriously considered for storing our boat this winter. Thankfully, we ended up with covered storage closer to home. Then again, our Whaler doesn't have any of the sophisticated electronics that these criminals were ...
by JRP
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1993 MONTAUK 17 Re-power
Replies: 10
Views: 5474

Re: 1993 MONTAUK 17 Re-power

Since you're asking for feedback, in your shoes, I would not put money into rebuilding the Yamaha 90 that has had catastrophic failure. Deciding not to is made easier by the fact that you own a Yamaha F60 already. Sell the Yamaha 90 for parts value, mount the Yamaha F60, and then see how you like th...
by JRP
Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: TASHMOO
Replies: 4
Views: 2799

Re: Restauration-is this a Boston Whaler?

It sure looks to me like a Boston Whaler Tashmoo model, circa 1972-1973. See: [this image].
by JRP
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Designing a Classic - The Dougherty Way
Replies: 12
Views: 6147

Re: Designing a Classic - The Dougherty Way

It's interesting that the length on the drawing is indicated as 18' 3", which is 3" short of the Outrage 18 spec length of 18' 6". It could be the extra length was added by enlarging the "upper lip" of the smirk upwards and forward to create the production version. Doing so ...
by JRP
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: VERADO and Hydro-lock
Replies: 21
Views: 13947

Re: VERADO and Hydro-lock

For those who understand the hydrolock concern being discussed here better than I do: is there anything about the design or function of two-stroke-cycle outboard engines that makes them less vulnerable to this hydrolock problem than four-stroke-cycle engines?
by JRP
Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1994 Outrage 19 II Seating
Replies: 1
Views: 1750

Re: 1994 Outrage 19 II Seating

... Also, [my 1994 Boston Whaler OUTRAGE 19 II has] the leaning post option. I have seen photos of a console back rest that is support in the rod holders. Mike, I have seen the leaning post backrests offered for sale used on Craigslist (there's a pair of them being offered for $450 on the NH Craigs...
by JRP
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 19 Outrage II -- Rear Seat Cushions
Replies: 2
Views: 6324

Re: 19 Outrage II -- Rear Seat Cushions

Here are some photos of the rear seat cushions (port and starboard) for a 19 Outrage II that I have for sale:
by JRP
Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank
Replies: 22
Views: 14272

Re: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank

How fast do they pour? That's the downfall of many of the containers I have tried - you're holding a 5 gallon jug up in the air while the fuel comes out in drops. They pour plenty fast enough. And best of all, they shut off the flow automatically when the tank you are filling reaches capacity. (Wat...
by JRP
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank
Replies: 22
Views: 14272

Re: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank

I can't speak to any possible change in threading on the marine gas tank caps - but for lawn equipment, look up "EZ Pour Spout." Anyone looking for a portable gas jug such as is used for filling lawn equipment, will be better served by investing in a "No-Spill" brand container. ...
by JRP
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler in CHANTIX TV Commercial
Replies: 11
Views: 12392

Re: Boston Whaler in CHANTIX TV Commercial

With so many sleuths around here, just be glad your boat wasn't featured in an ad for viagra!
by JRP
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 190 Montauk Trailer Set-up
Replies: 15
Views: 9383

Re: Measurements of trailer for a Montauk 19

Assuming you are referring to a 190 Montauk, then you're in luck: [See above.]
by JRP
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank
Replies: 22
Views: 14272

Re: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank

Sorry, I was referring to the low-permeation portable tanks that have been in use since c.2011 that do not vent out below 5-PSI of internal pressure. Calling them "non-venting" is not technically correct, but that is how they are commonly referred to. There is no open vent on these tanks l...
by JRP
Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank
Replies: 22
Views: 14272

Re: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank

Dutchman wrote:...your vent valve opening in the fill cap should keep the tank from cracking.


All the new portable tanks are ventless. Do these larger Moeller tanks still have a vent?
by JRP
Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outrage 18 Closed Transom
Replies: 13
Views: 11212

Re: Outrage 18 Closed Transom

As the owner of the 18 Outrage with the Armstrong Bracket on Cetacea page 24, I can say that configuration served me quite well for many years. However, I have since (late 2012) changed my Whaler's setup. Needing to replace the 150hp Johnson OceanRunner (3,000+ hours), I opted to remove the fixed s...