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by frontier
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Yamaha 90 Emergency Fuel Enrichment System
Replies: 2
Views: 162

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: 162

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: 762

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: 3417

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: 1210

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: 3717

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: 3452

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: 2843

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: 2890

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: 2890

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: 2890

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: 2340

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: 3768

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: 2408

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: 2408

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: 2201

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: 1349

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: 1840

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: 3547

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: 6
Views: 2421

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: 2773

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: 2773

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: 1679

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: 1071

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: 1071

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: 890

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: 1963

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: 876

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: 1667

Re: 1990 Outrage 17

Call Sue at Twin Cities Marine in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, 920-793-2715.
by frontier
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1985 Challenger 25 Makeover (continued)
Replies: 23
Views: 8843

Re: 1985 Challenger 25 Makeover (continued)

AMAZING. Great job.
by frontier
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale: 1985 Montauk 17 - $17,500.00
Replies: 5
Views: 2020

Re: For Sale: 1985 Montauk 17 - $17,500.00

You've got one of the best boats and motors ever made. Your Johnson 90 Ocean Runner is a big plus. In fact, probably more desirable than a too heavy 90 or 100 HP 4-stroke on the same boat. Trailer is a problem. Boat and motor look great - trailer looks awful. Buy a new bunk trailer and sell the old ...
by frontier
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 130 SUPER SPORT 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 3884

Re: 130 SUPER SPORT 2019

Just noticed the stainless steel insert rubrail is an option on the new 2019 130 and 160 SuperSport models ($692 and $737). It looks awful - screws showing and all. Looks like an old Bayliner. What were they thinking? The standard rubrail is better and stock at no charge.
by frontier
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk Fuel Tank Mats
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Montauk Gas Tank Mats

Call Sue at Twin Cities Marine/Beacon Marine in Two Rivers WI. 920-793-2715. One of the best Boston Whaler parts people in the nation.
by frontier
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Identify Engine Accessory from Photo; Finding Owner's Manual for 30-year-old outboard engines
Replies: 9
Views: 1760

Re: Identify Engine Accessory from Photo; Finding Owner's Manual for 30-year-old outboard engines

That engine steering accessory shown as identified by jimh is still made by the EZ Steer Company, formerly of Washington State, now owned by Marine Tech Products in MN. I have an original owners manual for a early 1990's Johnson 90 HP V4 outboard. Should be the same as your 1988. ( Maybe the OMC Joh...
by frontier
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water pump impeller price and quality
Replies: 16
Views: 3069

Water pump impeller price and quality

The prices for a new outboard motor water pump impeller (part only) vary a lot. For example, the prices of new six-blade 3-inch-diameter impellers to fit the newer 30 to 60-HP Mercury outboards range from $11 to over $60. Many people say you should change your impeller every year or two. I wonder if...
by frontier
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Remove Mildew on Cushions
Replies: 7
Views: 2170

Re: Slight Mildew on boat Cushions - Magic?

Tilex Mold and Mildew Remover - Walmart.
by frontier
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 130 SUPER SPORT 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 3884

Re: 130 SUPER SPORT 2019

2019 130 and 160 SuperSport chrome rubrail. YUK. Must be the Bayliner influence.
by frontier
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cover Small Holes
Replies: 9
Views: 2264

Re: Small Holes

Push-in hole plugs work good. Good size and color selection at local hardware stores like Ace or True Value. Or mask area with hole punch in masking tape and use white or beige silicone.
by frontier
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: PURSUIT to be sold to MALIBU for $100-million
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Re: PURSUIT to be sold to MALIBU for $100-million

Interesting. MALIBU just bought Cobalt Boats a little over a year ago for about $130 million.
by frontier
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repair Mercury 90 Two-stroke or Re-power
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Repair Mercury 90 Two-stroke or Re-power

You mentioned "My old Mercury seemed a little underpowered for single ski starts or when I'm carrying a full load of people." Sounds like you need a 115 anyway, especially since your tilt and trim unit is bad also. My advice is to try and find a good, used 115 HP V-4 Yamaha, Johnson or Evi...
by frontier
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer for a 1976 Montauk
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Re: Trailer for a 1976 Montauk

Take a look at EZ Loader galvanized adjustable trailer Model EZB14-17 - 2000. With swing tongue and LED lights options. Find a 'KNOWLEDGEABLE' EZ Loader dealer with experience. Hull style may make a difference in what EZ Loader recommends. 1976 is the last year for the old style Boston Whaler 16'7&q...
by frontier
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk Anchor
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

Re: Used my anchor once. Got it stuck.

Take a look at the Chene anchor. 100% retreivable (slip ring design) and no chain required (or recommended). 2:1 rode ratio. $35 to $45 depending on size. Made in USA in Fenton Michigan.
by frontier
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Source for replacement fuel tank for 1991 16 SL
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: Looking for fuel tank for 1991 16 ft SL

The standard fuel tank for the 16 SL was a 24 gallon built-in aluminum. You might try Whaler OEM supplier Florida Marine Tanks (which is now in North Carolina). Phone number is 305-620-9030.
by frontier
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Highlander as Tow Vehicle
Replies: 9
Views: 2393

Re: Highlander as Tow Vehicle

In the 1st generation Toyota Highlander (2001 thru 2007) the V6 engine has a timing belt. Later models have a timing chain. A family member has the timing chain version, which is noticeably noisier. I just wonder if that will affect the longevity. Which engine will last longer - the belt, changed ev...
by frontier
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Highlander as Tow Vehicle
Replies: 9
Views: 2393

Re: Highlander as Tow Vehicle

Anyone out there have a newer (2008 to present) Toyota Highlander with high miles that could report on durability and suitability as a Boston Whaler tow vehicle?
by frontier
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 17 Value Range
Replies: 7
Views: 2176

Re: Montauk 17 Value Range

Condition means a LOT. And don't underestimate the value of good Yamaha, Johnson or Evinrude 90 HP 2-Stroke. Talked with several Yamaha dealers lately and they said good used 1985 through 2008 90 Hp Yamaha 2-stroke outboards are like gold. High quality, lightweight, good fuel economy and powerful. I...
by frontier
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 17 Value Range
Replies: 7
Views: 2176

Re: Montauk 17 value range

Value of the classic Montauks (1978 thru 2002) is strong because they are a great value. Lightweight at 950 -lbs compared to 2003 to 2017 Montauk at 1,400-lbs and 2018 170 Montauk at 1,700 lbs, and with a good quality 90 HP 2-stroke outboard, like a Yamaha, Johnson or Evinrude , great performance, d...
by frontier
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: More Consolidation: Brunswick Buys 11 Favorite Brands
Replies: 6
Views: 1929

Re: More Consolidation: Brunswick Buys 11 Favorite Brands

Seems like a lot of overlap with Brunswick owned Attwood Marine.
by frontier
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brunswick to NOT Sell SEA RAY
Replies: 6
Views: 1784

Re: Brunswick to NOT Sell SEA RAY

Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic?