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by fno
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Purchasing Electronics
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Purchasing Electronics

Butch, don't throw Garmin to the side of the road till you hear from others about their experiences with Simrad, Lowrance, Furuno. They all seem to have their problems, some more than others. I have had reasonably good luck with Simrad telephone support but others report otherwise. Part of the reaso...
by fno
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 OUTRAGE Electronic Boxes and Outrigger Bases
Replies: 1
Views: 92

210 OUTRAGE Electronic Boxes and Outrigger Bases

I saw forum user ZIGZAB was looking for an electronics box and outrigger bases. I have both and am very pleased with them. The box is from C.E. Smith and made of fiberglasss with a lockable black tint plexiglass door. The size is perfect for the Outrage 210 T-top and the shape is superior to other m...
by fno
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Outrage Trim Tab: Recommendation; Installation
Replies: 20
Views: 1692

Re: 210 Outrage Trim Tab: Recommendation; Installation

In the spirit of keeping this topic alive, I just ordered Bennett 12" x 12" edge-mount electric tabs with the indication controls. For a short while I considered the 9' x 12" tabs but [many] boaters have indicated to me that bigger is better. I determined that the larger tabs will fit...
by fno
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Outrage Trim Tab: Recommendation; Installation
Replies: 20
Views: 1692

Re: 210 Outrage Trim Tab: Recommendation; Installation

Steve, in your photos I cannot tell if you used edge mount tabs versus conventional tabs. Can you enlighten us before I proceed further?
by fno
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Recommendations from Floridian Whaler Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 934

Re: Recommendations from Floridian Whaler Owners

Pines and Palms in Islamorada is a very quaint old Florida hotel/motel with a dock and slips. Not too deep but doable in a smaller craft. Don't forget a stop at the World Wide Sportsman for lunch and try to go by boat. Dockage is free, lunch menu is great and the shopping will make your boat look ch...
by fno
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outboard Mix between Melbourne and Sydney
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Outboard Mix between Melbourne and Sydney

Peter, thanks for the clarification. I have made three trips to Australia in my life for mainly work and some diving as well. Wonderful country, wonderful people and a fun time. Adelaide, Sydney, Cairns, and Melbourne were my points of interest at the time.
by fno
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Outboard Mix between Melbourne and Sydney
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Outboard Mix between Melbourne and Sydney

Not to mention an 8 hour drive in Australia does not make for a broad cross section survey except for the part of Australia btween Melbourne and Sydney since there is an additional 148 hours of driving to see the complete coastline of Australia. But I do get the point and appreciate others observati...
by fno
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: The Great Carrier Reef
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: The Great Carrier Reef

Watch the weather closely and expect that seas of 1-2 feet will really be 2-4 feet and so on.
by fno
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sue at Twin Cities
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Sue at Twin Cities

Quick update. All of my drain tubes arrived yesterday from the Edgewater, FL plant. One day after I ordered them from Sue.
by fno
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sue at Twin Cities
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Sue at Twin Cities

Sorry to repeat what many have said before me but I have to give a shout out about Sue at Twin Cities Marine. I called her today to locate the motor well and transom drain tubes for my 210 Outrage. I had been banging my head against the wall trying to find these as aftermarket parts for quite some t...
by fno
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Outrage Trim Tab: Recommendation; Installation
Replies: 20
Views: 1692

Re: 210 Outrage Trim Tab: Recommendation; Installation

ZIGzag, I think you should pay attention to the details of Stevehof's description of his install of the Bennet electric actuators. It's a been there done that scenario. I am considering the same modification and if what he has done before works that works for me. Lenco's are also nice hardware but w...
by fno
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: After Impeller Change, Gear Case Always in Forward
Replies: 10
Views: 652

Re: After Impeller Change, Gear Case Always in Forward

Somehow the small 3/4" splined gear shift rod got moved while the gearcase was off the motor or while putting it back on. This happens a lot until you figure out how to defeat that. Get a small pair of "needle nose" type vise grip pliers. Put the splined shaft in the "neutral&quo...
by fno
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Tucked the Whaler in for winter season
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Tucked the Whaler in for winter season

I'd leave the cars outside. They have way less "fun" value. But I do understand your dilemma.
by fno
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water pump impeller price and quality
Replies: 16
Views: 1305

Re: Water pump impeller price and quality

Anecdotal comments both here and other sources indicate that smaller horsepower(20-75hp) engine impellers can last a lot longer than those on higher horsepower engines (90-300 hp). I think that's Bull$#!+ The thing to consider is the cost to benefit ratio of replacing the impeller say every 2-3 year...
by fno
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Anderson Manufacturing and Upholstery
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: Anderson Manufacturing and Upholstery

I think that is a reasonable response from Anderson. Tena is not obligated to give you the same advantage as an individual seeking to not use their resources and pricing from their suppliers. Having the ability to sew various materials I am still reluctant to DIY my own vinyl work and rely on reason...
by fno
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Mercury Vengeance Propeller
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: FS: Mercury Vengeance Propeller

Can't even get rock bottom for stuff here. OK, I'll follow Jimh's lead. Free to a good home of a CW member. For anyone else, it's $300.00 plus shipping.
by fno
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Mercury Vengeance Propeller
Replies: 1
Views: 369

FS: Mercury Vengeance Propeller

For sale is one used Mercury VENGEANCE three-blade propeller with Mercury hub for $75 plus actual shipping costs. Part # 48-16986 original pitch was 16, later reworked to 15 pitch. Was used on a Dauntless 160 with 90-HP four-stroke engine for skiing and other water sports. Will ship UPS. Please cont...
by fno
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-power SUPER SPORT 15 with 115-HP
Replies: 13
Views: 1642

Re: The need for speed

You should search the archives on this site. A while back there was a member that went through the same process--successfully I might add. The additional horsepower resulted in much higher top speeds and necessitated the addition of some sort of skeg or fin on the bottom of the boat.
by fno
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.2004 190 NANTUCKET: Jackplate to Correct Bow Riding Too High
Replies: 33
Views: 2751

Re: c.2004 190 NANTUCKET: Jackplate to Correct Bow Riding Too High

M--as I said or implied previously, you are now in a world of compromise. Pitch of the propeller, propeller height, jackplate, and--last but not least--a wing on the anti-ventilation plate are all band aids to your ultimate wants and needs. The fact that the boat in 2004 was rated for 150-HP and lat...
by fno
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.2004 190 NANTUCKET: Jackplate to Correct Bow Riding Too High
Replies: 33
Views: 2751

Re: c.2004 190 NANTUCKET: Jackplate to Correct Bow Riding Too High

I can't help to wonder why you [i.e., InVision] did not choose more horsepower when you had the chance. Taking your expectations into account and knowing that maximum speed and faster acceleration is an "either-or" situation at this stage of the game, you may have to settle for two differe...
by fno
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 250 OUTRAGE: Remove Clamshells and Plug Through-hull Drains in Fish Boxes
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Re: 250 OUTRAGE: Remove Clamshells and Plug Through-hull Drains in Fish Boxes

Matt, my 210 Outrage also has fishwell drains with clamshells on the outside. 18 years now and the clamshells have been flattened numerous times from hitting the bunks while loading on the trailer. They still function as on day one. They are needed for proper drainage mostly if you do not have macer...
by fno
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure
Replies: 16
Views: 1634

Re: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure

Try a $0.25 cotter pin if that isn't already what you mashed up. They are available at most if not all auto parts stores.
by fno
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: WhalerParts.com
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: WhalerParts.com

Thanks for the information, Phil. The good news is I did find paper copies of all of the drawings and parts lists for the 2005 model year 210 Outrage. I am going to scan them and PDF them for longevity though.
by fno
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: WhalerParts.com
Replies: 3
Views: 723

WhalerParts.com

I tried to access whalerparts.com website today and found that my link is bad or the site was taken down. Haven't used it in a few years.

Let me know if it's gone or in a different place.
by fno
Tue May 29, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500
Replies: 54
Views: 23103

Re: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500

Jim, you indicated in an early post (9 or 10) that separation would be necessary but did not elaborate on how much separation. Currently is it your opinion that the necessary separation makes the AIS features of this radio unsuitable for most Boston Whaler boats or just some?
by fno
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating
Replies: 14
Views: 1879

Re: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating

In and around North Central Florida and the Big Bend area, we use a number of sources for determining suitable boating weather. A lot depends on the activity and duration. An overnighter 100 miles out on the Gulf of Mexico requires a different set of information than a day in the shallows hunting sc...
by fno
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New, for me, 1986 18' Outrage
Replies: 13
Views: 3065

Re: New, for me, 1986 18' Outrage

Don't worry, the wind will die down in April for the most part. The best weather is when the foreigners leave and the sun gets hot.
by fno
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500
Replies: 54
Views: 23103

Re: ICOM M-506 v. Standard-Horizon GX6000

BOE Marine has the GX6000 for sale now at [$500-MAP discounted to] $427. The radio is on backorder.

[See: https://www.boemarine.com/collections/all/products/standard-horizon-25w-commercial-grade-fixed-mount-vhf-w-nmea-2000-integrated-ais-receiver ]
by fno
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Si-Tex VHF Marine Band DSC Radio with AIS Receiver
Replies: 1
Views: 963

Re: Si-Tex VHF Marine Band DSC Radio with AIS Receiver

I have yet to be able to operate any product from Si-Tex without a thorough reading of the manual and much trial and error. The phrase "user friendly" is not in that company's vocabulary.
by fno
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
Replies: 49
Views: 9183

Re: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation

There is an informative video of the Little Rock being stranded in Montreal for the winter on MSN today.
by fno
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500
Replies: 54
Views: 23103

Re: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500

Thanks for the update, JimH. I have been peeking around the net lately for one of the two models to be offered for sale. So far no luck. I could go the easy route and integrate my already Simrad suite with a RS-30 (not sure if that's the correct name) with NEMA-2000 and AIS receiver built in. But I ...
by fno
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Can an Outrage 190 handle Raritan and Sandy hook
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: Can an Outrage 190 handle Raritan and Sandy hook

The simple anser is YES. I have had my 16' Dauntless in the bay numerous times and it worked quite well. A 19' is ideal for those beautiful summer days. When the winds kick up in the afternoon and lightening gets close, pull the plug and head for the marina. Did that many times on my Uncle's Nauset ...
by fno
Mon May 22, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500
Replies: 54
Views: 23103

Re: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500

Any further news on the release of these two radios? I can't find one anywhere.
by fno
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 DAUNTLESS 180 Bow Rail Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: Bow rail replacement

I would try a local marine fabricator if they are available in your area to fix the bent rail. That's if [the damage is confined to] one part of the rail. If the whole [railing] is bent up, then [buy] through Sue at Twin Cities Marine a replacement bow rail. Sorry to hear about this misfortune. It s...
by fno
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Simrad GO5 XSE
Replies: 8
Views: 2454

Re: Simrad GO5 XSE

Not to change the subject,Duane. Why did you move away from Lowrance to Simrad? I know they are cousins within the Navico empire so I'm curious if there were technical reasons.
by fno
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dock Side
Replies: 13
Views: 3090

Re: Dock Side

I agree with the comments as well. We are discussing a land based structure and when doing, the points of a compass are the correct way to determine orientation. The fact that the ferry has priority is probably related to the fact the ferry unlike the average boater wants to be up against that dock ...
by fno
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Marine Sanitation
Replies: 18
Views: 4990

Re: Marine Sanitation

Waste plate might be a reference to the legend plate that is installed when there are "facilities" aboard. The plate generally describes the rules and procedures for use of said device in various waters.
by fno
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Returning to a SONAR Target
Replies: 18
Views: 4307

Re: Returning to a SONAR Target

More than one waypoint will get you on the wreck faster. As divers and bottom fishers, finding a wreck with two or three waypoints increases the reliability and timeliness of finding a wreck or reef. For the larger ones, usually the bow and stern are saved as waypoints and any path in between those ...
by fno
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Inflatable PFD Recomendations
Replies: 19
Views: 4755

Re: Inflatable PFD Recomendations

Can't go wrong with the Mustang brand. For what it's worth get the hydrostatic release type. It's a few more bucks but you never have to worry about humidity and moisture setting one off. Not that there is much humidity and moisture in New Jersey ;-)
by fno
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Euro-style Terminal Strip
Replies: 4
Views: 1566

Re: Euro-style Terminal Strip

Jim's advice is pretty spot-on. The Euro-style strips are awfully convenient and will last a long time if used properly. As Jim states, if there is a compression plate, then go ahead and use normal wires at the end. If there is no plate, either solder the wire ends so they are solid or crimp a ferru...
by fno
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Highway Speed When Towing
Replies: 12
Views: 3756

Re: Highway Speed When Towing

Butch put it much more eloquently than I would. I drive the speed limit (70 mph) and up to 75 mph. Having had several tire, brake, suspension problems while travelling at these speeds I am comfortable dealing with the problem. In fact, most of the tire failures have been at 45-60 mph and within 10 m...
by fno
Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New to boating; interested in used Whaler
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Re: New to boating; interested in used Whaler

There is a huge gap in both price, quality, and sea worthiness between a 17' Boston Whaler and a 17' Key West. Not that a Key West boat can't fish but I'd rather be in a Boston Whaler when the weather turns on you 10 miles away from shore. If your budget is restricted then get the Key West, find out...
by fno
Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Life Jackets Attachments
Replies: 34
Views: 9779

Re: Life Jackets Attachments

Sadly, I do not have a handheld VHF radio presently. The cell phone was handy but I ran out of room even with two life preservers. All joking aside, everyone should watch the Cold Water Boot Camp video posted by Duane on March 23 in this topic. Most of that stuff I had would be of little use after t...
by fno
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Life Jackets Attachments
Replies: 34
Views: 9779

Re: Life Jackets Attachments

Having been impressed with the comments made about life jackets and overboard gear, I decided to assemble a rig worthy of many of the comments and choices recommended by others in this thread. Keep in mind that my plans changed drastically when Jimh brought up the possibility of not having enough fl...
by fno
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 4939

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

Lithium based batteries catch fire all the time and some burn with the intensity of magnesium. Not on my boat.
by fno
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Life Jackets Attachments
Replies: 34
Views: 9779

Re: Life Jackets Attachments

I understand the need for a knife for both diving and as a safety component on a life jacket. There are many good solutions for both. My interest was with the selection of a traditional 10"-12" sharp pointed knife strapped to your calf vis a vis Mike Nelson in the TV show "Seahunt&quo...
by fno
Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Life Jackets Attachments
Replies: 34
Views: 9779

Re: Life Jackets Attachments

Dave, you seriously strap a divers knife to your leg??? Divers don't even use them anymore, unless they got certified last week. At least the ones that actually go in the water vs. watching old Seahunt reruns. A sharp knife is understandable and makes some sense for some situations but a divers knif...
by fno
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: T-N-T Motor Diagnosis
Replies: 3
Views: 991

Re: T-N-T Motor Diagnosis

Did you get the motor to turn?
by fno
Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Navigation Rules: Right of way
Replies: 43
Views: 8969

Re: Navigation Rules: Right of way

Jimh, you bring up a good point. In this case, the dive boat would certainly be encouraged to give way and get the divers out of the water. Just like many other states that have robust multilayered law enforcement, Florida's finest would find some citation or "safe boating award" for the o...
by fno
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Navigation Rules: Right of way
Replies: 43
Views: 8969

Re: Navigation Rules: Right of way

I forgot to mention that other boaters are required by law to give 300 feet of clearance to a boat displaying a dive flag on open water. The distance is reduced to 100 feet in a river, inlet, or channel.