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by rtk
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 6114

Re: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas

Dave- thank you for the follow up. I also like the homemade simple mount that you just posted. It is a nice clean fabrication also. I also stick to two downriggers- it is a new type of fishing methodology for me and I only have a pair of very small and simple Walker manual crank downriggers. I could...
by rtk
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VENTURA or OUTRAGE Self-bailing
Replies: 9
Views: 2731

Re: VENTURA or OUTRAGE Self-bailing

I am not sure what model year you are looking for. I owned a 1997 21 Outrage from 2003 to 2014. The cockpit was excellent at self bailing. There were two aft deck drains that exited to the side of the boat. There was a below deck sump that very rarely had water in it. An automatic pump took care of ...
by rtk
Thu May 23, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 6114

Re: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas

Jim that is a really nice job on PAU HANA. Looks like it was done by a professional or the owner has excellent fabrication skills. I am in my 50's and constantly bending down to the rail or down to the deck for gear etc. results in a sore lower back at the end of a fishing day. Having things elevate...
by rtk
Mon May 20, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 6114

Re: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas

downrigger plank 1.jpg I did just as Jim recommends to accommodate downriggers on my 1966 16. The plank was attached to the side rails with U-bolts. I limited the length of the plank to the beam of the boat. I found on earlier "prototypes" that if the plank exceeds the beam of the boat it...
by rtk
Wed May 08, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Brass Drain Tube Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 3240

Re: Brass Drain Tube Repair

This is very timely information for me- I need to replace a few of the drain tubes on my 16 and 21 Whalers. Thank you.

Rich
by rtk
Wed May 08, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water proof seat covers
Replies: 8
Views: 2520

Re: Water proof seat covers

Twenty years or so ago a friend started teaching himself to make sails. I joined him and we made sails and canvas products together and offered them for sale. It was a nights and evenings thing so the business didn't last long but it was very rewarding to learn the basics of sewing canvas and sail m...
by rtk
Tue May 07, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water proof seat covers
Replies: 8
Views: 2520

Re: Water proof seat covers

SAILRITE and SUNBRELLA brand canvas are both excellent suggestions. A common home sewing machine can be used to sew SUNBRELLA canvas for basic projects. The SUNBRELLA canvas is pretty heavy and stiff cloth when new so it will not be as soft and "workable" as your older used flying top. Sti...
by rtk
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Removing Surface Rust on Stainless Steel
Replies: 7
Views: 3633

Re: Removing Surface Rust on Stainless Steel

Sheila Shine works very well for me.

http://www.sheilashine.com/

Rich
by rtk
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Jersey Barnegat Bay Damaged ATONs Become Hazards
Replies: 11
Views: 3176

Re: New Jersey Barnegat Bay ATON hazards.

According to [the information found by following the URL below] the [Atlantic Intracoastal Water Way] channel is marked by the United States Coast Guard. The typical channel marker is a Dayboard. http://www.atlanticintracoastalwaterway.com/navigating-the-ICW.html Dayboards are the most common naviga...
by rtk
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Jersey Barnegat Bay Damaged ATONs Become Hazards
Replies: 11
Views: 3176

Re: New Jersey Barnegat Bay Damaged ATONs Become Hazards

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/23c3c50 The above links to a Coast Guard communication on this hazard. I believe this was just issued yesterday. "Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Cape May has removed six of the original 26 aids which were damaged by ice, and curre...
by rtk
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Jersey Barnegat Bay Damaged ATONs Become Hazards
Replies: 11
Views: 3176

Re: New Jersey Barnegat Bay Damaged ATONs Become Hazards

This topic was also posted on a local fishing website forum that does require a password. It appears that there is not an actual/official Notice to Mariners that is issued by the United State Coast Guard. It is a local effort by Captains and marina owners to notify those who navigate this portion of...
by rtk
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Jersey Barnegat Bay Damaged ATONs Become Hazards
Replies: 11
Views: 3176

Re: New Jersey Barnegat Bay Damaged ATONs Become Hazards

If you scroll down near the end of the fishing report [at https://fishinglbi.com/2019/03/31/fishing-report-update-march-30-2019/ ] a local Captain gives a heads up on some damaged channel markers. These fixed channel markers appeared to me to be quite robust from passing them on the water. I'm reall...
by rtk
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1971 Outrage 21 Boat Weight
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Re: 1971 Outrage 21 Boat Weight

The axle is actually a 3,700 pound capacity axle when I looked at the manufacturer label today. The tires are Load Star K550 ST205/75D14 load range C- max load 1760 according to the tire sidewall. Direct replacement of the tire the manufacturer supplied with the new trailer. So that gives 3,520 poun...
by rtk
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1971 Outrage 21 Boat Weight
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Re: 1971 Outrage 21 Boat Weight

The trailer did not have brakes so they would be an add on. Good advice on the disk brakes I will be launching in salt/brackish water and will look for a kit that groups actuator etc. so they are matched properly. There is definitely a big difference with regard to brakes vs. no brakes. Plus I was l...
by rtk
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1971 Outrage 21 Boat Weight
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

1971 Outrage 21 Boat Weight

I recently purchased a project 1971 Outrage 21 bare hull. It needs a lot of work but it seemed like a fairly solid boat so I took a chance at a fairly low price point hoping there would not be a good deal of water absorbed by the hull via quite a few open holes in the cockpit sole where the console ...
by rtk
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BOATING Magazine: Bad Math Returns
Replies: 6
Views: 2709

Re: BOATING Magazine: Bad Math Returns

Efficiency is a very broad term in the context of the referenced article. A motor vehicle user could be more concerned with time efficiencies (time saved travelling over a fixed distance) vs. fuel efficiencies (fuel saved travelling over a fixed distance). https://www.dictionary.com/browse/efficienc...
by rtk
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BOATING Magazine: Bad Math Returns
Replies: 6
Views: 2709

Re: BOATING Magazine: Bad Math Returns

Very nice work Jim. I also cringe when I see data/percentages used in the way they were used in your referenced article. In order to even come up with a measurement of one tenth of one percent relative fuel economy with the data that is available via the engine's fuel consumption calculator is suspe...
by rtk
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BOATING Magazine: Bad Math Returns
Replies: 6
Views: 2709

Re: BOATING Magazine: Bad Math Returns

Car A costs $.224 per mile for gas. ($3.80 / 17)

Car B costs $.173 per mile for gas. ($3.80 / 22)

Car B costs $.051 per mile less for gas to operate.

$4.00 / $.051 dollars = 78.431 miles.

Rich
by rtk
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine mounting
Replies: 17
Views: 3682

Re: Engine mounting

The gearcase on my 2013 manufacture date E-TEC 60 matches Don's photo of the 40 - 50 - 60 gearcase. The gearcase on my engine is the intermediate size gearcase that is the same size as the gearcase on the E-TEC 90 that I had a while back. I purchased a stainless steel propeller for the E-TEC 90 that...
by rtk
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repainting Aluminum
Replies: 13
Views: 2976

Powder coat instead of paint

Hello. Look into powder coating: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powder_coating

In my area there are local shops that do this type of work, so you should be able to find someone in your area or you could ship the parts to a well recommended vendor.

Rich
by rtk
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Trolling Motor Battery
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

Re: Trolling Motor Battery

I have a 24-Volt electric trolling motor set up on my 1966 16 Boston Whaler. The batteries are AGM deep cycle batteries. I also installed a marine dual battery charger in the console. I have run the batteries down quite low many times to a point where the electric trolling motor had very little avai...
by rtk
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1970 16-footer with 90-HP
Replies: 15
Views: 3562

Re: 1970 16-footer with 90-HP

I bought a Mercury 13.25 x 15-pitch aluminum propeller. This propeller remedied the idle speed chatters and shift clunks, but the performance suffered drastically, decreasing to a boat speed of 36-MPH at engine speed of 6000-RPM , and the acceleration was poor. The Mercury aluminum propeller tends ...
by rtk
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2010 Montauk 150 Weights
Replies: 10
Views: 2541

Re: 2010 Montauk 150 Weights

There is a local scrap metal yard within two miles of my home that has a 10,000 pound scale. I stopped in yesterday to ask if they would weigh my boat and trailer for a fee and the charge is $10.00. I had to dispose of a bunch of concrete debris a while back and they had a "small" scale th...
by rtk
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1971 Outrage 21 Factory Hull Number Location
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

Re: 1971 Outrage 21 Factory Hull Number Location

Thank you so much Scott for your photo of the location of the number. Mr. Bennett provided me with a photo also which shows the same location. I thought this was the location but someone evidently thought it was a good idea to cut an access portal in this location to install a bronze raw water picku...
by rtk
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1971 Outrage 21 Factory Hull Number Location
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

Re: 1971 Outrage 21 Factory Hull Number Location

Thank you Jim. I have loved this model going back to when I was a kid in the 1970's. It's going to take a good deal of work to get her water ready but I do enjoy doing fiberglass and/or paint work. It is a bare boat- only thing included was the bow rail and fittings so a complete interior will be ne...
by rtk
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1971 Outrage 21 Factory Hull Number Location
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

1971 Outrage 21 Factory Hull Number Location

I just acquired a project 1971 Outrage 21. I cannot find a stenciled hull number. Where is it located? I am pretty confident of the manufacture year since it is a ribside. There definitely has been some "refinishing" over the years of the top cap and interior so I am assuming it has been p...
by rtk
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Welcome to Winter; Merry Christmas; Some Favorites
Replies: 3
Views: 1412

Re: Welcome to Winter; Merry Christmas; Some Favorites

Merry Christmas Jim- hope you, your family and the rest of the Whaler community has a great holiday! Great tunes appreciate that. Here's a newly favorite tune of mine, "Rolling Down to Maui"--not a Christmas theme but a winter whaling season theme. I can't stop singing it. and I have been ...
by rtk
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless 17 Dual Console
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Re: Dauntless 17 Dual Console

Welcome Joey D. I've been looking at that same [DAUNTLESS 17] 1994 to 1997 model year. I have a 1966 Boston Whaler 16-footer that I use in the ocean when weather permits. I use Barnegat Inlet which has much worse sea conditions than Manasquan and Shark River. Last time I fished the ocean was the Mon...
by rtk
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1994 Outrage 21 Fuel Tank Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Re: 1994 Outrage 21 Fuel Tank Replacement

I owned a 1997 Outrage 21--the same model of boat. It had a 2003 Mercury 250 EFI engine. Average miles per gallon (MPG) was in the 1.5 to 2-MPG range. Even with that type of fuel consumption I always thought the fuel capacity was a bit excessive. I often considered reducing the fuel tank size if I e...
by rtk
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Anderson Manufacturing and Upholstery
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: Anderson Manufacturing and Upholstery

This is not a comment on Anderson but a suggestion to seek a like kind/alternative vinyl upholstery product for your project. https://www.sailrite.com/Fabrics/Marine-Fabric/Marine-Upholstery-Vinyl-Fabric/Marine-Fabric-Use/Exterior-Cushions/Special-Features/Waterproof/type/Products?order=custitem_pop...
by rtk
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year
Replies: 4
Views: 1554

Re: Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year

That's fantastic congratulations to Lockeman's! They were very courteous and helpful to me when I was selling and shipping my E-TEC 90 from New Jersey to a buyer in Michigan. Made the transaction a breeze on my end. I can certainly see how they have been in business for 100 years based on my experie...
by rtk
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Source for Device to Install Buttons and Clips on Vinyl Cushions
Replies: 7
Views: 2025

Re: Source for Device to Install Buttons and Clips on Vinyl Cushions

I have the snap tool that jimh & macfam posted links to. It is an excellent tool. Sailrite is a great place to deal with. It is a family owned and operated business that has really done well with helping people do their own canvas and sailmaking. I remember meeting them (the family) at the Atlan...
by rtk
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 21 OUTRAGE Access to hidden raw water pump
Replies: 4
Views: 1375

Re: 21 OUTRAGE Access to hidden raw water pump

My raw water wash down pump in my 1996 21 Outrage was also in the center console. I found this a bit odd since the water pick up and the hose outlet was located within a couple feet of each other in the stern section of the boat. I had intended to relocate the pump in the space under the gunwhale al...
by rtk
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Propellers for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

Re: Propellers for Sale

Thanks Ridge Runner that is an excellent suggestion. I opened an ebay account a short time ago and I'll probably polish them up and give it a go. Always like to offer this type of stuff at a good price to the "family" here first- have had great experiences on continuouswave buying and sell...
by rtk
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Propellers for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

Re: Propellers for Sale

I'd sure love to move these fine propellers. If someone has a stainless steel 3 blade 17 pitch propeller that will fit an intermediate size Johnson/Evinrude gearcase (a 17 pitch Stiletto or Turbo would be great) in new condition I would gladly trade some or all - these are doing me no good sitting h...
by rtk
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Boston Whaler RPS For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Re: Boston Whaler RPS For Sale

RPS is sold- thanks for the replies and quick sale!

Rich
by rtk
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Boston Whaler RPS For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Boston Whaler RPS For Sale

I have an original used Boston Whaler RPS for sale. I installed and used it on my 1966 16 Boston Whaler for the past two years and have switched to a leaning post. It is sound and both Z legs are intact no breaks. The teak is in good condition just needs a good strip down and varnish/oil. The vinyl ...
by rtk
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hello SPRING
Replies: 16
Views: 4575

Re: Hello SPRING

I hear ya my friends- this weather trend is getting very old. Even on the Jersey Shore it's been miserable. I did get a chance to run the boat this past Saturday- it was a beautiful day. Most certainly helped to raise the spirits. Now back to the miserable weather- flooding, wind, erosion, lions and...
by rtk
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating
Replies: 14
Views: 3190

Re: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating

That [GRIB weather model feature in PolarView NS] is slick work there. What a great program to have available! I generally limit my boating excursions to half-day to one-day durations. The boats I go offshore on do have weather service subscriptions (I believe Sirius integrated with radar abd chartp...
by rtk
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating
Replies: 14
Views: 3190

Re: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating

I am a bit of an amateur weather nerd- small boat coastal and offshore to 100 miles fishing/cruising etc makes it a necessity. Conditions can change quite drastically throughout the day so I look at the general weather dynamics nation wide. I watch the weather channel each morning to see what the &q...
by rtk
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 10549

Re: MONTAUK 17 Re-power

I looked at the specifications for [SUZUKI DF60AV]: three-cylinders, four-valve-per-cylinder. The 2.42:1 gear ratio makes for a slick little engine. You can run a nice-size propeller with that gear case. And you cannot beat the price. Looks like a great choice for the boat. I paid $6,800 rigged and ...
by rtk
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Propellers for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

Propellers for Sale

I have three propellers for sale: PowerTech! CLU200 OFSR 16 POLISH FINISH SERIAL NUMBER 9418543- 16 PITCH 4 BLADE STAINLESS STEEL STANDARD ROTATION FIXED HUB (FIT 2003 MERCURY 250 EFI OUTBOARD) $250.00 PLUS SHIPPING MERCURY VENSURA PART NUMBER 48 825900-19 19 PITCH 4 BLADE STAINLESS STEEL STANDARD R...
by rtk
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Matching Varnish Hue
Replies: 8
Views: 2634

Re: Matching Varnish Hue

This is a good article on brushes: http://www.finewoodworking.com/2010/07/20/how-to-select-the-right-brush When I worked at a marina that restored classic wooden boats in the late 1980's natural hair/bristle brushes was the rule. I think it was even badger hair back then- that's what the old timers ...
by rtk
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15-footer: Electric Trolling Motor Thrust
Replies: 13
Views: 4680

Re: 15-footer: Electric Trolling Motor Thrust

No problem happy to share my experiences with this hope it helps with your decision. The 45 pound thrust electric trolling motor with the one group 24 standard marine dual purpose wet cell battery I used resulted in adequate amperage and thrust available to make minor adjustments in the boats positi...
by rtk
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15-footer: Electric Trolling Motor Thrust
Replies: 13
Views: 4680

Re: Electric trolling motor

I have used electric trolling motors with 80-lbs and 45-lbs thrust on my 1966 16-foot Boston Whaler. Both moved the boat very well. The main difference is top speed. I prefer the 24-Volt 80-lbs-thrust motor because I want to be able to move the boat at a constant 1.5 to 2-MPH speed for salmon trolli...
by rtk
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 10549

Re: New Engine Purchase Advice

Seahorse--the propeller is a stock Evinrude aluminum 17-pitch three-blade propeller. Wide-open-throttle engine speed with light load [is] 5,950-RPM (the engine maximum), if I remember correctly. The gear ratio is 2.8:1 or 2.9:1, i.e., the intermediate-size gear case. Engine is mounted on a 5-inch se...
by rtk
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 10549

Re: New Engine Purchase Advice

I have a 1966 16 Boston Whaler with a 2013-production-year E-TEC 60. I have been running this boat and engine setup since 2015. Ninety-percent of my use is for fishing inland and coastal waters. I usually fish alone, or with one person. I throw ice and gear in the [c.1966 16-footer]. With this load ...
by rtk
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whaler for Fishing and Water Skiing Near Sandy Hook, New Jersey
Replies: 14
Views: 4096

Re: Whaler for Fishing and Water Skiing Near Sandy Hook, New Jersey

I had a 1997 21 OUTRAGE from 2003 to 2014. I used it predominantly for coastal New Jersey fishing out to 20 miles. It was a perfect small boat for this area. I would recommend a Boston Whaler 21 or 210 Ventura for combined fishing and recreational use. My center console was great for fish-ability bu...
by rtk
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15' SSL Re-power E-TEC 60
Replies: 22
Views: 7389

Re: 15' SSL Re-power E-TEC 60

Thank you for your great report. I appreciate the performance data feedback on this engine's performance. Looks like a great fit for the boat! As a small boat runner 37 miles per hour is quite fun! I'm glad you are experiencing the same performance joy I have experienced with this engine. You'll lov...
by rtk
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1991 21 WALKAROUND Slow to Plane with 225-HP
Replies: 3
Views: 1748

Re: 1991 21 WALKAROUND Slow to Plane with 225-HP

Does the boat have trim tabs? They would certainly help with planing and all around boat handling, I found them to be necessary on the 1996 21 Outrage I had,

Rich