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by frontier
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boston Whaler sales
Replies: 8
Views: 106

Re: New Boston Whaler sales

Very interesting market right now. Just checked one of my favorite Boston Whaler dealers inventory. They have 6 new Boston Whalers in stock, 3 of which are "Sale Pending". Remaining 3 left are: 190 Outrage, 210 Dauntless, and a 285 Conquest. Phil has a good point. I wonder if this would be...
by frontier
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 41
Views: 648

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

Are you sure you don't have the "Toyota Towing Prep" option? Many if not most of the deluxe versions of the Sienna (XLE and Limited) have it. Double check by looking at your original "Monroney" window sticker. If you don't have the sticker, get one cheap by going to "Monrone...
by frontier
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1999 160 DAUNTLESS: Source for Replacement Plug
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: 1999 160 DAUNTLESS: Source for Replacement Plug

The replacement plug-only looks like Moeller Replacement Plug For Transom Drain : #20304-10.

I cannot be sure it's the right one, but that part looks close to the image you posted. That part is available at many online retailers, e.g., Discount Marine Supplies has them for $6.42.
by frontier
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2004 Dauntless 160 Cooler Brand and Dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: 2004 Dauntless 160 Front Cooler

For the best quality, you might check out a YETI 45 cooler. The YETI 45 is very high priced and heavy. The YETI 45 will be close in size to a Igloo 54 Quart, but you should double check your boat mounting system to see if the YETI 45 will fit. Cushions are available from through Boston Whaler dealer...
by frontier
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2004 Dauntless 160 Cooler Brand and Dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: 2004 Dauntless 160 Cooler Brand and Dimensions

The 2004 Boston Whaler brochure shows a 54 Quart cooler, usually IGLOO brand, as part of the Fishing Package and Comfort Package in the 160 Dauntless.
by frontier
Sun May 31, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Power Bimini Tops for Boats Make Sense
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Power Bimini Tops for Boats Make Sense

This same company - Sureshade - already supplies Boston Whaler with factory option "Automated Shade" products for many Outrage, Conquest, Vantage and Realm models with hardtops. Maybe a power bimini is in the future for smaller Boston Whaler boats. With many modern pontoon boats using high...
by frontier
Sun May 31, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Power Bimini Tops for Boats Make Sense
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Power Bimini Tops for Boats Make Sense

Cars have power convertible tops. Push a button to make top go up or down. SureShade Power Bimini Electric Shade System: The SureShade Power Bimini (formerly PWR-ARM by Schwintek, Inc.) is a fully automatic bimini top that can be added to virtually any pontoon or deck boat. At the touch of a button,...
by frontier
Sun May 31, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Power Bimini Tops for Boats Make Sense
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Power Bimini Tops for Boats Make Sense

A power Bimini top for a boat makes sense. Cars have power [convertible] tops. I saw an advertisement for a power Bimini top for boats.

Is there a Boston Whaler boat fitted with a power Bimini Top?
by frontier
Fri May 22, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL: 1984 SPORT 15
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: 1984 SPORT 15 Appraisal

Keep looking. Like an old logger told me once when looking at a beat up logging truck that was for sale: "That one, to be worth anything , you would need to lift up the radiator cap and drive a new truck underneath it ".
by frontier
Thu May 07, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Baitwell for 1986 Montauk
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Baitwell for ‘86 Montauk

Check out the portable Engel Live Bait Coolers. 13, 19 or 30 quart sizes. $65 to $125.00.
by frontier
Wed May 06, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Baitwell for 1986 Montauk
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Baitwell for ‘86 Montauk

Boston Whaler did make a portable live well option for a few years. You can see a picture of one by searching 'Boston Whaler OEM Portable Live Well'. Had one once. Nice high quality unit. With 'Boston Whaler" logo on clear lid. Pretty rare.
by frontier
Wed May 06, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replacement Parts for KARAVAN Trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Replacement Parts for KARAVAN Trailer

Our local boat dealer has 1000-lbs capacity E-Z-Loader galvanized bunk trailers with torsion suspension (no leaf springs) and tongue jack for $895. Those trailers would be great for classic or newer style 13-foot Boston Whaler boats.
by frontier
Tue May 05, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replacement Parts for KARAVAN Trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Replacement Parts for KARAVAN Trailer

Buy a new trailer. My experience with Karavan trailer from Boston Whaler is after they are three to five years old they are not worth fixing. They are just fair quality even when new. They rust quickly. You fix one thing and another thing pops up. New trailers are not that expensive. Shop around. Ge...
by frontier
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Experience with HONDA BF2.3 Outboard engine
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Experience with HONDA BF2.3 Outboard engine

We have a 2015 Honda 2.3 HP long-shaft outboard engine used as an auxiliary engine on our classic Montauk. The 2.3-HP HONDA engine is a good quality engine, but not as good as our Honda lawn mower. THe 2.3-HP HONDA engine is somewhat noisy. It is very lightweight and does its job. I always use Sta-B...
by frontier
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 405 CONQUEST
Replies: 6
Views: 1326

Re: 405 CONQUEST

In watching the video by Chris Wachowski, Director of Product Development for Boston Whaler, as he begins the tour of the new 405 Conquest, you can see the price of $1,359,116 on the boat show placard. Let's see now: how many classic Montauk 17 boats would that buy?
by frontier
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Extending Trailer Tongue
Replies: 11
Views: 12734

Re: Extending Trailer Tongue

Take a look at Fulton part number FHPB3530301 Fold Away Coupler Kit. It includes a 34" tongue extension (for 3 X 3 tongue).
by frontier
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Specialty Marine Cushions
Replies: 4
Views: 7677

Re: Specialty Marine Cushions

We have a Specialty Marine bow cushion on our classic Montauk. Excellent quality and fit. Especially like the way you can access the bow locker without unsnapping the cushion.
by frontier
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Super Sport Limited - 40 HP
Replies: 4
Views: 5919

Re: Super Sport Limited - 40 HP

[The 13 SUPER SPORT LIMITED is a] great boat. We had one just like it. Top speed with one person was about 40-MPH—a sports car on the water. And a fun, stable platform. For comparison, the new 2019 Boston Whaler 130 SuperSport weighs 695-lbs without engine and has the same 40 HP outboard rating. You...
by frontier
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A GAM without Whales?
Replies: 8
Views: 7796

Re: A GAM without Whales?

My guess is if there were Orca's around, salmon would be kind of scarce. They are a lot better at fishing than we are.
by frontier
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A GAM without Whales?
Replies: 8
Views: 7796

Re: A GAM without Whales?

Beautiful area and pictures. Are those Orca's ?
I remember vacationing in the Washington State San Juan Islands in our Boston Whaler Revenge 22 and the Orca's swimming directly under the boat. Close enough that you could see the white spots on their backs. Beautiful sight.
by frontier
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Solace 345
Replies: 3
Views: 6490

Re: Solace 345

VERY interesting design. . "Fish Through" stern area. The keel is the lowest part of the boat - not the motors.
by frontier
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Yamaha 90 Emergency Fuel Enrichment System
Replies: 2
Views: 5807

Re: Yamaha 90 Emergency Fuel Enrichment System

This is part of the Yamaha "Prime Start" system. Years ago a trusted Yamaha outboard mechanic told me to save battery from constant cranking when cold, turn red lever down. It near always works and starts right away. I just wonder if when cold started on the trailer with muffs, maybe I did...
by frontier
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Yamaha 90 Emergency Fuel Enrichment System
Replies: 2
Views: 5807

Yamaha 90 Emergency Fuel Enrichment System

On a 1994 Yamaha 90 model TLRS two-stroke-power-cycle engine, the Emergency Fuel Enrichment System is controlled by a red lever with three positions: Normal, Open, Closed.

Would running in any position cause low idle and rough running at low-to-mid RPM when warm?
by frontier
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Pending owner of 1972 Katama
Replies: 12
Views: 8359

Re: Pending owner of 1972 Katama

That is a NICE looking original Katama. We had one years ago and loved it. Amazing, lightweight hull (bare hull without console and seats only weighed 500 pounds). The Katama was one of the 1st Boston Whalers to have maintenance free fiberglass console and seating. Does it still have the original 2 ...
by frontier
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 13 Sport 30-HP
Replies: 9
Views: 9927

Re: 2000 13 Sport 30-HP

2000 was the first year of the 130 Sport and the only year it was rated for 30-HP maximum. Starting in 2001 it was rated for 40-HP. The only real solution if you need power for four people is to get a 2001 or newer model 130 Sport with a 40 HP two-stroke. Or, the best set up may be to get a classic ...
by frontier
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Navigation Lamp Connector Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 1873

Re: Navigation Lamp Connector Repair

Perko still makes the replacement double contact bayonet socket and wiring (60"long) - Perko part number 24-DP2. About $10.
by frontier
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Removing Surface Rust on Stainless Steel
Replies: 7
Views: 5114

Re: Removing Surface Rust

Barkeeper's Friend.
by frontier
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: HONDA Engine Advertising
Replies: 6
Views: 4845

Re: HONDA Engine Advertising

Lots of small Honda outboards are sold through the Honda Power Equipment dealer network. Along with generators, lawn mowers and replacement small engines. Those dealers were established years ago when Honda only had small outboards. I wonder how the larger boat dealers feel about so much local compe...
by frontier
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1982 13-foot SPORT BOAT Inflatable
Replies: 5
Views: 3749

Re: 1982 13-foot SPORT BOAT Inflatable

Boston Whaler inflatables were only made for a few years. A dealer told me they were not up to Boston Whaler quality standards. Customers were used to a Boston Whaler fiberglass dinghy lasting for decades not just a few years. And some seam problems if I remember right. They made Inflatable dinghies...
by frontier
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Identify Hull from four-digit number
Replies: 9
Views: 4162

Re: Identify Hull from four-digit number

It's from the old Classic Whaler Owners Association newsletter "The Classic Whaler Newsletter".
by frontier
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Identify Hull from four-digit number
Replies: 9
Views: 4162

Re: Identify Hull from four-digit number

Sure.

Squall - 9' :

0932 - 01800 1965
01801 - 02700 1966
02701 - 03425 1967
03426 - 04150 1968
04151 - 04750 1969
04751 - 04990 1970
04991 - 05449 1971
05450 - 05970 1972
05971 - 06030 1973
by frontier
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Identify Hull from four-digit number
Replies: 9
Views: 4162

Re: Help Identifying Please!

If [the unidentified boat] a 13-foot Boston Whaler, number 3743 is an old one. Numbers 100 through 4499 were made sometime between 1958-1961.
If [the unidentified boat] is a 9-foot Boston Whaler Squall, hull number 03743 is a 1968 model year.
by frontier
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Magnetic Interference to Compass from Tachometer and Voltmeter
Replies: 3
Views: 7328

Magnetic Interference to Compass from Tachometer and Voltmeter

Will a in-dash tachometer or voltmeter interfere with the operation of a nearby in-dash compass like a Ritchie X-21?
by frontier
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 Tohatsu 60-HP Model MFS60
Replies: 12
Views: 6301

2019 Tohatsu 60-HP Model MFS60

I just saw the new 2019 Tohatsu outboard engine brochure; Tohatsu's new 60-HP outboard weighs just 217-lbs--and looks nice too. Wow. Mercury and Yamaha 60's are 247-lbs. Evinrude E-TEC 60 is 240-lbs. Honda 60 HP is 239-lbs. [Weight reduction in outboard engines] can be done. Now, if all [manufacture...
by frontier
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Black Rub Rail Polish
Replies: 6
Views: 3343

Re: Black Rub Rail Polish

I wonder about using Penetrol on the rub rail - the stuff that works so well on the RPS Z legs.
by frontier
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Black Rub Rail Polish
Replies: 6
Views: 3343

Black Rub Rail Polish

What is the best and longest-lasting polish or treatment to use on the Boston Whaler all-black rub rails?
by frontier
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer for 1962 13-footer
Replies: 4
Views: 2971

Re: Trailer for 1962 13 whaler

One the best (and cheapest) trailers for a classic 13 Boston Whaler is a galvanized EZ Loader model number EZB 12-14 - 1000. It has 12" galvanized wheels and a quiet torsion axle for about the same price as spring trailers. Often discounted to around $800.
by frontier
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Transom Towing it Lifting Eye 13-footer
Replies: 1
Views: 1795

Information on OEM part number and dealer telephone

I think the OEM Boston Whaler part number is 1033059.
by frontier
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mobile Boat Show Musings
Replies: 2
Views: 2647

Re: Mobile Boat Show Musings

At Raleigh NC Boat Show last week : 2019 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport - Boat Show price $19,424.00.
by frontier
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 Montauk v. 158 Edgewater v. 15 Key West
Replies: 11
Views: 5681

Re: 150 Montauk v. 158 Edgewater v. 15 Key West

Stay with a Boston Whaler. Quality is well known. And for re-sale - most everybody knows what a Boston Whaler is, but most people think Edgewater is a hotel and Key West is a city in Florida. You mentioned you'd like to stay with a Evinrude E-TEC outboard motor. Boston Whaler makes a 15' Guardian, l...
by frontier
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1980 SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha Re-power
Replies: 16
Views: 9224

Re: 1980 SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha Re-power

You already have one of the best outboards ever made - the classic 70HP three-cylinder two-stroke Yamaha. It weighs 228-lbs and is the perfect match for your classic SUPER SPORT 15. You may be disappointed--and have a much lighter wallet--if you install a new four-stroke-power-cycle 70-HP outboard e...
by frontier
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cost Comparison Yamaha and Suzuki Re-power
Replies: 12
Views: 4084

Re: Cost Comparison Yamaha and Suzuki Re-power

Longtime combination Suzuki and Yamaha outboard dealer website pricing (installation not included) : Suzuki DF300 - 30" shaft = $ 21,055. Yamaha F300 - 30" shaft = $ 23,000. I've known and trusted this dealership for years for fair pricing and great service. Both Yamaha and Suzuki have inc...
by frontier
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cost Comparison Yamaha and Suzuki Re-power
Replies: 12
Views: 4084

Re: Cost Comparison Yamaha and Suzuki Re-power

Something fishy here. Outboard prices shown look like new old stock discounted Suzuki prices and full blown retail Yamaha prices (better known as a "no-bid").
by frontier
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: OUTRAGE 25 CUDDY Sterndrive
Replies: 4
Views: 2485

Re: Advice needed - stern drive outrage

According to the "Boston Whaler Boat Prices and Specifications" guide dated February 1, 1986, Outrage 25' Cuddy, and under "engine options": STERN DRIVE MODELS--The standard stern drive is a Mercruiser 260 with freshwater cooling, power-assisted steering, engine well pump and blo...
by frontier
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fuel Tank Caps
Replies: 2
Views: 1722

Re: Fuel Tank Caps

Also call Sue at Beacon Marine - Twin Cities Marine in Two Rivers, Wisconsin 920-793-2715. She is the best classic Boston Whaler parts person in the nation.
by frontier
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fuel Tank Caps
Replies: 2
Views: 1722

Re: WTB Fuel Tank Caps

Contact Chuck Bennett at the Boston Whaler factory for advice.
by frontier
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Seat length for 15' Whaler
Replies: 1
Views: 1408

Re: Seat length for 15' Whaler

The Specialty Marine website gives dimensions for many Boston Whaler wood interior parts.
by frontier
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dick Fisher - Boston Whaler Tribute
Replies: 0
Views: 2607

Dick Fisher - Boston Whaler Tribute

Nice tribute to Dick Fisher and Boston Whaler in the December 2018 Yachting Magazine "The Innovators".
by frontier
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Remember the Whaler Squall
Replies: 2
Views: 1468

Re: Remember the Whaler Squall

The Squall is a GREAT boat. We've had several over the years. One of my favorite Whalers. Incredible under sail, rowing or power. Tracks great being towed as a tender. I'll never forget the picture in one of the early Boston Whaler brochures - 8 or 9 teenagers in a swamped Squall and it's still floa...
by frontier
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Source for Instrument Panels, Hull Decoration
Replies: 8
Views: 2757

Re: 1990 Outrage 17

Call Sue at Twin Cities Marine in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, 920-793-2715.