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by fno
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hull and Fuel Tank Defects in 15 to 20-year-old DAUNTLESS or VENTURA
Replies: 11
Views: 968

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

A point of clarification. Modern Boston Whalers utilize HMW-HDPE polyethylene based tanks. The translation is High Molecular Weight-High Density Poly Ethylene. It is extremely durable and while it does leak odors I would not worry about the integrity of the tank. The only influence that may compromi...
by fno
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 23
Views: 2532

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

Good luck with the REVOLUTION4 propeller. If that doesn't work I think you should describe the height of the motor on the transom in "holes up" or provide a photo of the anti ventilation plate and it's relation to the keel of the boat. There are many here with the experience and know how. ...
by fno
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: CNN: "Missing boater is found clinging to his capsized boat off Florida's east coast"
Replies: 13
Views: 1356

Re: CNN: "Missing boater is found clinging to his capsized boat off Florida's east coast"

People can make some really stupid decisions and or choices when they find their life is in some form of danger. Having been an active cave diver for many years I have heard many tales of what appears to be complete stupidity on the part of the deceased or if lucky, rescued. The risky events and or ...
by fno
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: CNN: "Missing boater is found clinging to his capsized boat off Florida's east coast"
Replies: 13
Views: 1356

Re: CNN: "Missing boater is found clinging to his capsized boat off Florida's east coast"

If he was 86 miles off the coast of Port Canaveral he was not going to be anchored up. Waters way too deep there most likely 500-750 feet deep. I tend to agree with Phil. The story line smells fishy but then again it is Florida and the lucky guy may qualify as another "Florida Man"
by fno
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Trailer Bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Trailer Bracket

I too use a 10" x 12" piece of 3/4" plywood to support my 225 HP Mercury engine while trailering my 210 Outrage. It works well. I cut it to size with a jig saw, sanded the edges and drilled a 3/4 hole on one end for a piece of 3/16' nylon parachute cord and a cheep carabiner. The rope...
by fno
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: OEM Plastic Used in Instrument Panel
Replies: 18
Views: 2212

Re: OEM Plastic Used in Instrument Panel

I have a suggestion. There is a company in Texas that does water jet, plasma and laser cutting and engraving. I found them when I needed some switch labels for a machine that I was working on. My stuff was stainless steel but they can cut and engrave everything from foam, sheet rubber, plastic and a...
by fno
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: SPECIALTY MARINE Wood Kit for SOURPUSS
Replies: 21
Views: 2364

Re: SPECIALTY MARINE Wood Kit for SOURPUSS

Doing well so far. Thanks for the contact info.
by fno
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: SPECIALTY MARINE Wood Kit for SOURPUSS
Replies: 21
Views: 2364

Re: SPECIALTY MARINE Wood Kit for SOURPUSS

Phil, you posted earlier a link to another source of wood on Craigslist and it was a dead link. Do you any additional contacts for this source other than the craigslist listing? Thanks in advance.
by fno
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Raising Boat On Trailer to Make Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: Raising Boat On Trailer to Make Repair

All good Jimh, Not knowing somebody else's rigging skills and knowledge is a problem when giving advice. While you or I may get away with something like this. Someone else may drop their 13 footer on their (god forbid) wife or mother in law. This weekend I flipped a 11' tender with my tractor and a ...
by fno
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Raising Boat On Trailer to Make Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: Raising Boat On Trailer to Make Repair

I disagree with JimH on the ratchet straps. While they are well suited to lifting something vertically. However, they will drop whatever they are holding up when you release the ratchet. Maybe JimH is referring to a ratchet hoist which does work in both directions. Cable hoists and chain hoists are ...
by fno
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: The New Forum at Year Five
Replies: 9
Views: 2013

Re: The New Forum at Year Five

JimH, I concur with the others about content and resources that benefit all of us who participate. I would like to add that I have a bunch of not so newfound friends that I otherwise would have never met without participating in this website. Think Biggie, Janice, Len and many other fellow Florida W...
by fno
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fisherman and divers - right of way
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: Fisherman and divers - right of way

I think that the rules are ambiguous enough that common sense is the rule of the day. In my experience both spearfishing and rod and reel. Once divers are in the water, nobody with a rod and reel is going to catch any fish on that reef anyway. So it was good judgement by your son to move on. I would...
by fno
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 160 Dauntless 115-HP Propeller Recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 1830

Re: 160 Dauntless 115-HP Propeller Recommendation

Seamus, if you want to try a SS Vengeance prop. I have one in 16 pitch with a small ding on one blade. Not enough to affect performance in the short run but could and should be fixed. I will send it to you to try it and if you want to keep it, send me $100. You will have more than enough left over f...
by fno
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 6367

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

Stop chatting and start driving!!! This is partly why you lost those other boats!!! Drive,Drive,Drive!!! Take someone who knows how to tow a boat. Take your wife, she knows everything ;-)
by fno
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2002 255 CONQUEST Optional Fishing Package
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Re: 2002 255 CONQUEST Optional Fishing Package

It is not uncommon for modern era Boston Whaler boats to have unused switches on the operators panel. Makes sense to make only one panel. The switches are probably wired to a breaker and stop there. If you do have fishbox pumps the fish boxes will have a drain at the bottom at the stern end. If the ...
by fno
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX2400GPS VHF DSC Radio
Replies: 10
Views: 4021

Re: Standard-Horizon GX2400GPS VHF DSC Radio

It appears that the GX-2400B is in stock now at BOEMARINE.COM.
by fno
Sat May 02, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX2400GPS VHF DSC Radio
Replies: 10
Views: 4021

Re: Standard-Horizon GX2400GPS VHF DSC Radio

Thanks for the additional information, Jimh. I did not want to distract this informative thread with further conversation about the GX6000 radio. BTW, I am glad I did not run out and buy one and that is thanks to you for pointing out its unsuitability on a smaller boat for the aforementioned reasons...
by fno
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX2400GPS VHF DSC Radio
Replies: 10
Views: 4021

Re: Standard-Horizon GX2400GPS VHF DSC Radio

BOE Marine has the GX2400 in black for sale but it is listed as backordered. Price is set at $449. That's considerably higher than the much talked about but never seen GX6000 radio that is now priced at $389 on the same website and is in stock.
by fno
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine
Replies: 23
Views: 3737

Re: Engine Warranty Coverage If Self-installing New Engine

Mav, if you are buying the beer for Nick the install will likely cost you more than having the dealer do it for you ;-)
by fno
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The many wonders of the Metric system
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: The many wonders of the Metric system

No more interesting, weird, or unusual observations about the metric system or it's history?
by fno
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The many wonders of the Metric system
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

The many wonders of the Metric system

To avoid derailing [silly expression deleted] discussion this week I wanted to start a new one to see how many of us can relate interesting observations, factoids, rumors, and even some not so interesting observations. I will start the discussion with an interesting (to me at least) method of determ...
by fno
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Weight of water
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Weight of water

Fresh water or salt water, Jimh? Actually it's fresh. Saltwater averages 64.1 lbs/cubic foot. That is why many Boston Whalers sit higher in salt water than fresh. Imagine the waterline of a Boston Whaler sitting in the Dead Sea which averages 77.4 lbs/ cubic foot. Aside: These facts are some of the ...
by fno
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A novel way to change a water pump impeller
Replies: 7
Views: 1395

Re: A novel way to change a water pump impeller

No chance Con. I don’t even need to look at the driveshaft cost to say no way. But I was foolish in doing it by hand by myself. One screwup and the $$$ could be exponentially greater.
by fno
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: c.2007 210 Outrage Bilge, Power, Defects
Replies: 26
Views: 3579

Re: c.2007 210 Outrage Bilge, Power, Defects

Jimh, I have to agree we have wandered around a bit for the fun of it but it was hopefully informative. And hopefully the OP has followed our running commentary and didn't run out and buy a Bayliner in the meantime.
by fno
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A novel way to change a water pump impeller
Replies: 7
Views: 1395

A novel way to change a water pump impeller

It seems that with self quarantine and no desire to be around others finding stuff to do and new ways to do them is a priority these days. So in the last few weeks I have changed my outboard engine oil, lower unit oil, inspected the prop and prop shaft, diagnosed a not working fuel level sender ( fl...
by fno
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: c.2007 210 Outrage Bilge, Power, Defects
Replies: 26
Views: 3579

Re: c.2007 210 Outrage Bilge, Power, Defects

Jimh—actually my preference [for a 225-HP four-stroke-power-cycle engine instead of a 175-HP OptiMax] was not based upon any misgivings I had with the OptiMax engine line. There were two factors to be weighed. First was my wife who had a preference for four-stroke power with no smell, no oil slick, ...
by fno
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: c.2007 210 Outrage Bilge, Power, Defects
Replies: 26
Views: 3579

Re: c.2007 210 Outrage Bilge, Power, Defects

Jimh--the manual indicates the swamped capacity of a 210 Outrage is 5,500 lbs. I once forgot the transom plug at the ramp in fresh water. I'm sure the boat filled up with water when I parked the truck. It also drained out when I ran the few miles to Nick's house and then filled back up after I tied ...
by fno
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: c.2007 210 Outrage Bilge, Power, Defects
Replies: 26
Views: 3579

Re: c.2007 210 Outrage Bilge, Power, Defects

Re engine power: my boat was on the lot with an OptiMax 175-HP engine installed. I asked the dealer to replace it with a 225-HP four-stroke to close the deal. After 15 years of ownership I am not disappointed with that decision. I also have the T-top option which adds weight and windage to this part...
by fno
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: c.2007 210 Outrage Bilge, Power, Defects
Replies: 26
Views: 3579

Re: c.2007 210 Outrage Bilge, Power, Defects

Here are some pictures of the sump in my 210 Outrage. 210 Outrage Sump.jpg 210 Outrage Sump2.jpg 11 Sport bilge.jpg ASIDE: The bilge of a ship or boat is the part of the hull that would rest on the ground if the vessel were unsupported by water. The "turn of the bilge" is the transition fr...
by fno
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: c.2007 210 Outrage Bilge, Power, Defects
Replies: 26
Views: 3579

Re: c.2007 210 Outrage Bilge, Power, Defects

I can answer some of your questions accurately as I also own a 210 Outrage from 2005. A4. No, I do not leave my 210 OUTRAGE on a mooring. Would I do it? Yes, but certain precautions are needed. A5: There is limited amounts of water that can get into the bilge. It is large enough for the fuel tank, v...
by fno
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Lowrance LINK-9; SIMRAD RS20, RS40, RS40B
Replies: 4
Views: 7268

Re: Lowrance LINK-9 VHF Marine Band DSC Radio with AIS and GNSS: SIMRAD RS20, RS40

Probably a well thought out product from Navico but the microphone shape is ridiculous. I can only imagine who thought that design up and what they were smoking when they did.
by fno
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Outrage - Rear lockers always wet
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

Re: 210 Outrage - Rear lockers always wet

Zig, thanks for asking the questions. I'm not wanting a groove, just a flat cut (1/32"-1/16") on the underside of the hatch cover that only is on the edge of the hatch cover. And the flat cut should not be anywhere other than were the water channel is on the rear base cover. If the flat re...
by fno
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Outrage - Rear lockers always wet
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

Re: 210 Outrage - Rear lockers always wet

Phil I agree, not everyone has a router and router table. I'm trying to think of a better easier way. That being said, I can try it and see if it does the trick. If so, I would be willing to do the same mod for others on this site with the same concern. By the way, I don't have a router table either...
by fno
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Outrage - Rear lockers always wet
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

Re: 210 Outrage - Rear lockers always wet

ZIg, I know your problem but haven't paid it much attention with my 210 Outrage--but now I'm curious where the water is coming from. In Florida, we have a lot of morning dew and condensation that plagues my boat. If [the water is from] condensation, [the water] is on the outside of the hatch and mig...
by fno
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: NMEA-0183: Two-pair shielded cable with proper wire insulation colors
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Re: NMEA-0183: Two-pair shielded cable with proper wire insulation colors

To all of those interested in obtaining lengths of the Lapp CanBus cable that has white/brown/yellow/green/shield conductors simply drop me an email and I will send you a piece. I do not have a roll of the stuff but come across many feet of this stuff in my workplace. For those that want 100' or so ...
by fno
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Conquest 28 Hull Design Lineage and Ride Quality
Replies: 7
Views: 12947

Re: Conquest 28 Hull Design Lineage and Ride Quality

Get a 35- or 40-foot Contender if you want to get out in four to six-foots seas, and then be prepared to get tossed around for however long it takes to catch fish.
by fno
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Appraisal: 1986 Montauk with 2011 E-TEC 90
Replies: 11
Views: 8456

Re: Appraisal: 1986 Montauk with 2011 E-TEC 90

Nick replied: "True Jim but the engine is 9yrs old and the trailer a 1986. Piece it together and $20k would be insane." There is more than enough "insane" to go around in California so maybe he would get more, but he'll be waiting by the phone for a while.
by fno
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Rendezvous---Anna Maria island, FL
Replies: 5
Views: 7835

Re: Rendezvous---Anna Maria island, FL

I may be coming down this coming weekend.
by fno
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Rendezvous---Anna Maria island, FL
Replies: 5
Views: 7835

Re: Rendezvous---Anna Maria island, FL

Count me in!!
by fno
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1966 Nauset $6,500 in Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 8407

Re: FS: 1966 Nauset $7,500 in Florida

I suggest you find a grandkid or neighbor kid between the ages of 6-14 years old to help you with the pictures and your computer. Any older than that unless he/she is a nerdy type will be thinking about only one other thing and that will most likely be another she/he. Also, try real hard not to get ...
by fno
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Plastic Barrel Nuts for Dauntless 13 Hatch
Replies: 9
Views: 5651

Re: Plastic Barrel Nuts for Dauntless 13 Hatch

The OEM barrel nuts are a flat head design made of chrome plated brass and made by the Beckson Company. I did the same repair on the hatches on my 210 Outrage last summer. They look like the ones on the right side of the photo. They are sold by some obscure dealers online and maybe you can buy them ...
by fno
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying Prototype Boat From Boston Whaler
Replies: 13
Views: 11016

Re: Buying Prototype Boat From Boston Whaler

SLR, glad you got a prototype, demo, show floor boat. I hope and wish you got a good deal on it. JimH, stop beating on this guy over his descriptions of what he has purchased or done with his new boat. He is obviously a proud new owner of a sort of new Boston Whaler boat that should be a great boat ...
by fno
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 130 SUPER SPORT Trim Tabs
Replies: 8
Views: 9458

Re: 2019 130 SUPER SPORT Trim Tabs

A waste of money if you ask me. Boat is too small and subject to loads moving around that trim tabs are way too excessive for the benefit
by fno
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2003 160 DAUNTLESS Has Gasoline Odor in Middle Console
Replies: 9
Views: 9688

Re: 2003 160 DAUNTLESS Has Gasoline Odor in Middle Console

Millie, don't smoke in the garage, don't smoke on the boat, especially don't smoke while refueling the boat! Otherwise the gas smell is insignificant and will not be a problem. Quit smoking if you do, and if you don't want to quit, take up cigars and smoke them when you are off the boat.
by fno
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Scepter-brand 5-gallon Gasoline Container Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 9322

Re: Scepter-brand 5-gallon Gasoline Container Leak

Butch, this is the type of can I am referring to.
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by fno
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Portable RADAR
Replies: 7
Views: 9027

Re: Portable RADAR

Millie, I hope you also have a chartplotter and or multi function display with current charts loaded. The AIS idea only works with vessels that are broadcasting an AIS signal. Using AIS will help you avoid some of the other vessels and will NOT help you avoid Catalina Island.
by fno
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Scepter-brand 5-gallon Gasoline Container Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 9322

Re: Leaking 5 Gallon Gas Container

Butch, "Jerry" cans should be avoided as they pour like crap. The spouts that you can buy leak almost as much while pouring. Find a Rural King or Tractor Supply store. They will have proper 5-gallon steel cans with a safety cap and funnel spout for about $40. If there is no Rural King stor...
by fno
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Installing trim tabs on a 160 Dauntless
Replies: 15
Views: 15863

Re: Installing trim tabs on a 160 Dauntless

I just installed the Bolt trim tabs from Bennett (12 x 12) on my 210 Outrage. [There was a problem with the stainless steel screw fasteners supplied with these tabs.] I think Bennett got a bad batch of stainless steel screws from China, and one package of them wound up in my box. The first set of sc...
by fno
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: NMEA-0183 Interface: GX2150, a Difficult Example
Replies: 3
Views: 7867

Re: NMEA-0183 Interface: GX2150, a Difficult Example

JimH, four conductor shielded cable with white, brown, yellow, and green conductors is quite common in industrial CanBus communication networks. The outer insulation is usually some form of purple. In my humble opinion the talker/ listener nomenclature is crap. I can send you some if you'd like it f...
by fno
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Purchasing Electronics
Replies: 6
Views: 8993

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...