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by rtk
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boats In Dealer's Yard
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Boats In Dealer's Yard

According to the same source I just referenced; past conversations and current; Evinrude/BRP does not appear to be engaging in the big corporate market share/game of thrones battles. And I think that is smart. I listened to a public radio taped broadcast of an interview with Herb Kelleher that was d...
by rtk
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Brown Liquid Deposit
Replies: 11
Views: 3895

Re: Gel Coat Brown Liquid Deposit

I have also spent a bit of time thinking about the ability of leaving my project boat in the water for short and long period durations. A week of putting it in the water here and there, no bottom paint. 100% trailer stored but the ability to put it at a dock for a week or two and enjoy. I would not ...
by rtk
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Brown Liquid Deposit
Replies: 11
Views: 3895

Re: Gel Coat Brown Liquid Deposit

I'm sorry if I sound highly critical of your workmanship with regard to spraying gelcoat. I mean no personal offence only technical advice. Based on the one photo the gelcoat that has been applied is very bumpy. That indicates to me that it was not applied properly. A final gelcoat finish via spray ...
by rtk
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boats In Dealer's Yard
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Boats In Dealer's Yard

It's tough to watch small local dealers get squeezed out of business or have to change the brand of boat they sell due to the demands of large manufacturers and mandatory engine-boat combinations. The other part of the equation is some boat manufacturers not only dictate the brand of outboard that i...
by rtk
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1963 16-footer Project
Replies: 37
Views: 15003

Re: 1963 16-footer Project

I have never heard of Vance Manufacturing but it looks very similar to the CMC. The price is great! Looks like that would work very well for your purpose. Nice work on the teak- it is good to take a break from the endless and terrible tasks of sanding and grinding the boat and do something different...
by rtk
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1997 Outrage 17 Trim Tabs
Replies: 9
Views: 6591

Re: 1997 Outrage 17 Trim Tabs

My LENCO trim tabs would also auto-retract when I shut the 12 volt power switch off- I agree that it is a very nice feature. A lit trim tab position indicator incorporated into the trim tab control rocker switch is another great feature I would look for in any brand.

Rich
by rtk
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1963 16-footer Project
Replies: 37
Views: 15003

Re: 1963 16-footer Project

Sounds like a simple and reasonable plan to get the boat functional and back on the water- good luck!

Rich
by rtk
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1997 Outrage 17 Trim Tabs
Replies: 9
Views: 6591

Re: 1997 Outrage 17 Trim Tabs

I like the electric trim tab system as opposed to the hydraulic system for a small boat. I can't offer anything about size and location for your boat. The pump and fluid reservoir for the hydraulic system needs an accessible space for servicing and you have to run hydraulic lines from the pump to th...
by rtk
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1996 Mercury Remote Control Shift Adjustments
Replies: 3
Views: 4392

Re: c.1996 Mercury Remote Control Shift Adjustments

Gearcase in forward or reverse = propeller would rotate freely only in one direction- clockwise or counter clockwise. This I believe is incorrect- my sincere apologies. I checked a couple outboards this morning and the propeller did not rotate freely at all when the gearcase is in forward or revers...
by rtk
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1996 Mercury Remote Control Shift Adjustments
Replies: 3
Views: 4392

Re: c.1996 Mercury Remote Control Shift Adjustments

A manual is a definite must to troubleshoot this problem if you are not familiar with the way conventional shift cables work. Most if not all outboards I have owned did this: Gearcase in neutral = propeller would rotate freely in both directions Gearcase in forward or reverse = propeller would rotat...
by rtk
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 Mercury 90 FOURSTROKE Fuel Pressure Measurement
Replies: 5
Views: 5096

Re: 2005 Mercury 90 FOURSTROKE Fuel Pressure Measurement

If I remember correctly it was usually vacuum readings that were used to diagnose fuel system problem on the carbureted outboards. A vacuum gauge was placed inline with the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine. I have an old one that has the Johnson/Evinrude fuel line quick disconnects so ...
by rtk
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1963 16-footer Project
Replies: 37
Views: 15003

Re: 1963 16-footer Project

If the plywood reinforcement in the transom is in good condition, has not become soft, does not have rot, and appears to be strong, I would not replace the entire piece. I think you have not yet determined the condition of the wood. Good point by jimh- I was thinking more about the location of the ...
by rtk
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Extending Trailer Tongue
Replies: 11
Views: 6010

Re: Extending Trailer Tongue

I extended the tongue on my trailer this year by three feet. I removed the 6-foot galvanized box beam and replaced it with a 9.5-foot piece. I moved the tongue back about 6 inches and added an additional bracket to attach the tongue to the trailer frame. I did not add a folding tongue. I had to do a...
by rtk
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk Hull Damage Assessment
Replies: 16
Views: 7932

Re: Montauk Hull Damage Assessment

I was measuring resistance. A dry transom would show no continuity. Is your conclusion of moisture content based on testing the electrical continuity on a good number of Boston Whaler 17 Montauks or any other boats that have a laminated plywood/fiberglass transom? If yes how many readings of this n...
by rtk
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look
Replies: 22
Views: 10326

Re: E-TEC 140-HP G2: A Closer Look

Thank you so much for your excellent introduction and description of this new Evinrude E-TEC product line. It is also good to see Lockeman's Hardware and Boats is still flourishing. Lockeman's was excellent to deal with when I sold and shipped an E-TEC engine to someone in that neck of the woods. A ...
by rtk
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1963 16-footer Project
Replies: 37
Views: 15003

Re: 1963 16-footer Project

For the large hole in the engine well interior side of the boat it looks to be about 4 inches in diameter or so. You have 1 inch of plywood behind the fiberglass skin of the interior shell of the boat. I would cut say an additional 1 inch of fiberglass off around the hole to expose the plywood benea...
by rtk
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1963 16-footer Project
Replies: 37
Views: 15003

Re: 1963 16-footer Project

Totally agree with biggiefl. The reason I installed a CMC ML-65 on my 16 back in 2006 or so was his extensive use and knowledge of jack plates and set back brackets on 16/17 Boston Whaler hulls. It truly made for ease when playing with engine height, engine swaps and propeller testing. I had a late ...
by rtk
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1963 16-footer Project
Replies: 37
Views: 15003

Re: 1963 16-footer Project

I do not think that I would leave the transom well open in order to access the lower bolts. Way too much risk in that area getting wet even with a good access port hole installed. It is a tough call on how to mount the engine without raising the transom to the original height. If you have confidence...
by rtk
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1963 16-footer Project
Replies: 37
Views: 15003

Re: 1963 16-footer Project

Here is a photo of the natural "chine to chine" waterline of a 1966 16' Boston Whaler. 1966 16 whaler waterline.jpg It is not uncommon to bottom paint a waterline quite a bit higher then the water level if you keep a boat in the water for the season on the Toms River. The water is describe...
by rtk
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Size of Modern Outboard Engines
Replies: 3
Views: 4286

Re: Size of Modern Outboard Engines

I was down at the Bass Pro Shop in Atlantic City and there was a Mako boat with what I think was a 300 VERADO. I was fascinated by the size of the engine and had the same thoughts as you with regard to re-powering a classic Whaler with one of these massive engines. I have not been following the evol...
by rtk
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1963 13-footer Restoration
Replies: 21
Views: 9399

Re: 1963 13-footer Restoration

I found that a Dremel Multi-Max with the detail sanding pad and a "mouse" type sander came in very handy in sanding the tight spots. https://www.dremel.com/en_US/tools/-/subcategory/tool/find-by-category/27366/multi-purpose I have a 1973 13' Whaler in the garage also that needs quite a bit...
by rtk
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk Hull Damage Assessment
Replies: 16
Views: 7932

Re: Montauk Hull Damage Assessment

It is difficult to judge the extent of the repairs needed from the photograph. The only way you will truly know what is needed to do a proper professional-grade repair will be to grind off the temporary repair to see what is lurking beneath.

Rich
by rtk
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 MONTAUK 60-HP
Replies: 8
Views: 4432

Re: 1986 MONTAUK 60-HP

I had an E-TEC 60 on my 1966 16-footer, it was adequate for my use. Top maximum speed was about 34-MPH with a jack plate to get the engine up a bit while running, but usually top speed was closer to 30-MPH. If the engine is free why not accept it, install it on the boat, and use it to see how you li...
by rtk
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1963 13-footer Restoration
Replies: 21
Views: 9399

Re: 1963 13-footer Restoration

Nice work opencage! Stripping is basically done. I understand why folks say just pay for soda-blasting. I know it doesn't look like much else got done, but trust me it's better. It was tough getting the paint out of the trough under the lip/rub rail area. I can't agree with you more. After spending ...
by rtk
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Brush-on Roll-on Gel Coat
Replies: 15
Views: 5597

Re: Brush-on Roll-on Gel Coat

Would a brand new Whaler be at risk of gel-coat failure if it sat for a week in fresh water ? To me the operative word is risk. Unfortunately there is no absolute assurance that a gelcoat finish will not be harmed or be harmed by keeping the boat in the water for a week. There are too many variable...
by rtk
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Survey: Smartphone Charts
Replies: 9
Views: 4609

Re: Survey: Smartphone Charts

I have (well had) a stand alone combination GPS/Sonar that I used on Lake Champlain. I also purchased the electronic chart for the areas that I frequented. When I visited Lake George I played with I-Boating charts on my phone. There was some kind of subscription fee but it wasn't exorbitant consider...
by rtk
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Brush-on Roll-on Gel Coat
Replies: 15
Views: 5597

Re: Brush-on Roll-on Gel Coat

I do not believe anyone has made an inaccurate assumption. I'm not worried about marine growth, but I hate the thought of a damaged finish just due to having the boat in the water for a week or so. I believe Bayou Bum did state that he is contemplating leaving the boat in the water for a period equa...
by rtk
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60
Replies: 15
Views: 6956

Re: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60

I've driven through where you stay but never spent a bunch of time there. Stayed in the Ticonderoga NY area of Lake George a couple times and had the boat on Northern Lake George. My daughter went to University of Vermont in Burlington so I have spent a bunch of time in Burlington. The whole state/r...
by rtk
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom Paint and Anti-fouling Paint
Replies: 12
Views: 5540

Re: Bottom Paint and Anti-fouling Paint

I first removed all the original bottom paint and gave it a good sand. I feathered out the blisters down to the fiberglass. I put on two coats of InterProtect and then used the WaterTite marine filler to fill any imperfections. The InterProtect is the primer for the WaterTite. I then sanded smooth ...
by rtk
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Brush-on Roll-on Gel Coat
Replies: 15
Views: 5597

Re: Brush-on Roll-on Gel Coat

I have been going through the same process of choosing a primer and top coat method for my 1971 Outrage 21. I do not think that you are over thinking this decision. Get it wrong and you have spent a bunch of time prepping and painting to only have a top coat that does not meet your needs. A waterpro...
by rtk
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60
Replies: 15
Views: 6956

Re: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60

L78steve: typically North Hero/Alburg Tongue and one stay in St Albans. The Inland Sea and the Alburg Passage are my typical boating areas. Since 2013 I have tried to make two trips a year but last year one quickie and this year probably not heading up. I absolutely love it up there. Which part of t...
by rtk
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60
Replies: 15
Views: 6956

Re: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60

I think a bit south of Tampa/St Pete Nick. Good guy I think you would like him. I've encouraged him to participate here- maybe you guys could get together over the winter. Up until last year my parents had a place just north of Tampa. I always wanted to bring the boat down and play around Tampa Bay ...
by rtk
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60
Replies: 15
Views: 6956

Re: FS: 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60

Boat is sold. A bittersweet day. It's been a pleasure and an honor to own this boat for 14 years or so. 5 different engines, multiple seating/console arrangements. Electric trolling motors. 8 trips to Lake Champlain, 1 to the St Lawrence River Clayton NY, 1 to Lake George. 8,000 miles or so of highw...
by rtk
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60
Replies: 15
Views: 6956

Re: FS: 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60

A purchase agreement is in place.

Rich
by rtk
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60
Replies: 15
Views: 6956

Re: FS: 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60

Thanks OHSupra it's been a great boat. I took a ride last week during the week on a wonderful weather day and it was just plain fun. For my asking price I may be able to deliver it to you depending on where in Ohio you are. I'm not opposed to a couple day road trip- I have a good trailer so transpor...
by rtk
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FREE 1972 Boston Whaler 13 project boat
Replies: 4
Views: 3284

Re: FREE 1972 Boston Whaler 13 project boat

Good Morning, I am very interested in the boat. I belong to Pine Beach Yacht Club and we were discussing how great the old small whalers are for chase boats and finding older boats to fix up would be an economical way to get good boats on the water. This looks like a perfect candidate for that purpo...
by rtk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1996 21 JUSTICE F300
Replies: 6
Views: 3805

Re: 1996 21 JUSTICE F300

You're welcome Chuck. The t-top was a fiberglass hardtop. I have one of these that I use for cutting Sunbrella canvas cloth. The cutter does melt the cloth but only on the edge. If you simply cut the cloth with a knife or scissor the cloth will likely unravel and fray. https://www.sailrite.com/Sailr...
by rtk
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1996 21 JUSTICE F300
Replies: 6
Views: 3805

Re: 1996 21 JUSTICE F300

I had a 1997 21 Outrage with a 2003 Mercury 250 horsepower EFI engine. It was a well loaded boat including hard top t-top. My top speeds were in the range of 46-50 miles per hour depending on temperature and fuel load. The propellers I tested were 17 and 19 pitch Mercury Mirage, Vensura (Offshore) a...
by rtk
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60
Replies: 15
Views: 6956

Re: FS: 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60

Price reduce to $4,900 boat/engine. $3,800 engine, harness and controls. I would like to see this sold before the end of this month.

Rich
by rtk
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Installing Fuel-Water Separating Filter
Replies: 5
Views: 4096

Re: Installing Fuel-Water Separating Filter

I advise checking with the outboard engine manufacturer regarding fuel line size. I was very surprised to find out that the Evinrude 60 E-TEC fuel line specification is 3/8-inch ID. I fully intended to use 5/16-inch fuel line when I installed the engine new until I consulted my dealer. The 60 E-TEC ...
by rtk
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60
Replies: 15
Views: 6956

Re: FS: 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60

I just checked the engine hours yesterday- 179 total according to the I-Command multi gauge.

Price reduced to $5,500 for the boat/engine package. Engine and rigging price $4,000.

Rich
by rtk
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 160 DAUNTLESS: Problems Installng BAYSTAR Steering
Replies: 7
Views: 5308

Re: 160 DAUNTLESS: Problems Installng BAYSTAR Steering

A tube brush attached to a power drill cleans the tilt tube out very nicely. Just a little bit of dried up grease or a spot of corrosion in the tilt tube can cause significant binding. https://www.grainger.com/category/cleaning-and-janitorial/cleaning-supplies/brushes/pipe-and-tubing-brushes?attrs=C...
by rtk
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60
Replies: 15
Views: 6956

Re: Boston Whaler 1966 16/ Evinrude E-TEC 60 for sale

Additional photos.
by rtk
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60
Replies: 15
Views: 6956

Re: Boston Whaler 1966 16/ Evinrude E-TEC 60 for sale

Additional photos.
by rtk
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60
Replies: 15
Views: 6956

FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60

For-sale: a 1966 16-foot Boston Whaler boat that I have owned since the mid-2000's. Since 2015 I have used this boat as my primary boat. In 2015 I installed an E-TEC 60-HP engine that I purchased new from my local Evinrude dealer. The E-TEC engine is under warranty until December 2019, and I believe...
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: 8761

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: 6798

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: 8761

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: 8761

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: 5
Views: 4301

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