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by OldKenT
Sat May 04, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water proof seat covers
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Water proof seat covers

[Glen Ravin Mills SUNBRELLA fabric] is used by [ Wm. J. Mills & Co.]. I have used [Glen Ravin Mills SUNBRELLA fabric] to repair holes and tears in a flying top and a forward shelter after removing them from the frame. Then, after washing and drying per Sailrite's instructions, I have used the Fa...
by OldKenT
Sat May 04, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water proof seat covers
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Water proof seat covers

I have no personal experience with purchasing waterproof covers, but you can easily make your own with Sunbrella. Occasional use of Fabric Guard 303 will retain or restore the waterproof quality. There are several helpful how-to videos produced by Sailrite. Go to their website at sailrite.com, and s...
by OldKenT
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: On Board Hand Tools
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: On Board Hand Tools

Jim, I have always thought the same, and have regularly used WD-40 on the rust prone parts of my trailer, except for the contact points for the trailer lights where I used Vaseline at an electrician's suggestion. I should add that the same people who say WD-40 is not the best preventive for rust pre...
by OldKenT
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: On Board Hand Tools
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: On Board Hand Tools

Butch, The people at the marine supply store I use tell me that WD-40 attracts water, and they suggest using CRC 6-56 Multi-Purpose Lubricant, which is what they spray on wires and electrical parts under the outboard cowling when winterizing an outboard. An alternative would be to wipe down all the ...
by OldKenT
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer: Repair or Buy New
Replies: 15
Views: 1025

Re: Trailer: Repair or Buy New

Keep in mind that the "beam" is measured at the widest point, which means at the extremes of the rub rails. The sides of the boat which will be between the fenders are a couple of inches or more less than the rub rails on each side of the boat, and it is the sides of the boat, not the rub ...
by OldKenT
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer: Repair or Buy New
Replies: 15
Views: 1025

Re: Trailer: Repair or Buy New

My 1985 Newport 17 (which I think has the same hull dimensions as your 1992 Montauk) fits nicely on a 2017 Load Rite 5S-172200. The 73-inches between fenders allows the hull to sit between the fenders, not over them, with 3-inches of clearance between the hull and the fender on each side, and keeps ...
by OldKenT
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1987 Montauk 17 Rub Rail Gap
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: 1987 Montauk 17 Rub Rail Gap

Take a look at integritymarinecorp.com. I think they are either a subsidiary of or a cooperating corporation with Barbour Plastics, which I understand was the original Boston Whaler rub rail and flexible insert supplier. I have found them to be responsive and to have exact replacements for OEM equip...
by OldKenT
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 DAUNTLESS Re-power
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: 15 DAUNTLESS Re-power

From October 1 to November 19, 2018 Yamaha is now offering six years of warranty: three years of its base warranty plus three years of its Extended Warranty, plus a $400 rebate on the F70LA.
by OldKenT
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Six Questions about Varnish Woodwork
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: Six Questions about Varnish Woodwork

If you are able to contact the prior owner, find out specifically what varnish was used for the current finish, and use the same. Varnishes vary in color, gloss and solid content, so achieving a uniform appearance in the finish will be more likely if you use the same varnish as formed the current fi...
by OldKenT
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1976 Whaler Newport, 90 hp Mercury, Venture Trailer
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Re: FS: 1976 Whaler Newport, 90 hp Mercury, Venture Trailer

I was unable to load more than the three photos on the original posting, but more photos appear on the craigslist ad mentioned above, and I can send additional photos to anyone requesting them.
Ken
by OldKenT
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1976 Whaler Newport, 90 hp Mercury, Venture Trailer
Replies: 1
Views: 611

FS: 1976 Whaler Newport, 90 hp Mercury, Venture Trailer

This boat, motor and trailer are in very good to excellent condition and everything works as it should. It is located in Norwell, MA. The flying top and forward shelter are Mills canvas on the original aluminum frames with no holes and only one very small patch on the forward shelter as shown in a p...
by OldKenT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: The Ultimate Battery Charger
Replies: 5
Views: 2468

Re: The Ultimate Battery Charger

If the charger Jim has described doesn't work for you, take a look at MinnKota Precision chargers: https://minnkotamotors.johnsonoutdoors.com/board-precision-chargers?id=13971 I have used a 2-bank model for a few years and find it to be very reliable. It does not have a display screen, but it does a...
by OldKenT
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Yamaha’s “logical boat speed” formula
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: Yamaha’s “logical boat speed” formula

Phil, Here is the link to the Guide: http://gfretwell.com/ftp/Rigging%20guide%202012.pdf Section 2 of the Guide identifies Yamaha propellers and WOT Operating Range for Yamaha outboards as of 2012, and the formula I mentioned is on page 4 in that section, so the page number is marked as 2-4. My outb...
by OldKenT
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Yamaha’s “logical boat speed” formula
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Yamaha’s “logical boat speed” formula

I have recently repowered my 1985 17-foot Newport with a new Yamaha F70LA, using the excellent advice given on this forum, and am now testing the initial prop selection – an aluminum Yamaha K-series 13-5/8” X 14” – and, of course, comparing speeds and RPMs to those posted on this site for that motor...
by OldKenT
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cover for 2001 Montauk 17
Replies: 8
Views: 1489

Re: Cover for 2001 Montauk 17

Tears and holes in Sunbrella are really quite easy to repair or patch if you have access to a sewing machine, even if you have not had prior experience. Mills and others will sell Sunbrella by the yard, and videos on how to repair Sunbrella have been posted by Sailrite, which also sells Sunbrella an...
by OldKenT
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1992 Montauk Bimini top extension
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: 1992 Montauk Bimini top extension

I was told by Mills that it used aluminum frames for some time prior to switching to stainless steel. I have a forward shelter, flying top and windshield on an aluminum frame with Mills labels on one boat and a forward shelter, flying top and windshield on a stainless steel frame on another. One was...
by OldKenT
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale - New SeaStar Solutions NFB 90 degree Rotary Bezel Kit SB27150
Replies: 0
Views: 606

For Sale - New SeaStar Solutions NFB 90 degree Rotary Bezel Kit SB27150

This kit is in its original unopened plastic wrapper, is to be used only with No Feedback helms, and consists of the 90 degree bezel, the bracket (and bolts and nuts) to attach the helm to the console, the washer and nut to attach the steering wheel to the helm, and installation instructions and tem...
by OldKenT
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Matching Varnish Hue
Replies: 8
Views: 1845

Re: Matching Varnish Hue

Achieving a perfect match in color and tone is really not possible. I suggest that you save yourself the stress of trying to do that. Thinning varnish for the first two coats is the correct course for filling pores in the wood. Alternatively, you could use a sanding sealer. Then apply full coats and...
by OldKenT
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15-footer: Electric Trolling Motor Thrust
Replies: 13
Views: 2980

Re: 15-footer: Electric Trolling Motor Thrust

Since two of your concerns are tide and wind, the 24-volt motor is going to give you much better performance and safety than a 12-volt system. After a few hours of working against tide and wind, an 80-pound thrust 24-volt system will still have reserves where the 12-volt system might not, and if you...
by OldKenT
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Rub Rail Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 Rub Rail Replacement

As stated in the reference section, Barbour Plastics in Brockton, Massachusetts was the OEM supplier to Boston Whaler of rubrails and flexible inserts in the 1980s. You can see what is now available at integritymarinecorp.com. Pricing is given on the web site for packages and individual components. ...
by OldKenT
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 NEWPORT 17 Wood Board on Bottom of Gunwale
Replies: 2
Views: 752

Re: Newport1988 17’

Boston Whaler calls the wooden board you refer to a "riser". On both my 1985 Newport and my 1976 Newport, the riser is about 10 feet 8 inches long, 2 and 1/8 inches wide and 3/4 inch thick. The riser is fastened to the hull with screws through the interior gel coat and into a 7/8 inch maho...
by OldKenT
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Yamaha F70 Gauges
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Re: Yamaha F70 Gauges

Yes, it helps a lot, Whal. Thanks. Especially about the Garmin. Did you do your own installation, and did you consider the Simrad Go7?
by OldKenT
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Yamaha F70 Gauges
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Re: Yamaha F70 Gauges

Thanks, El Rollo. Are you using the square or round gauge? The Yamaha rigging guide seems to show differences between them in how information is displayed.
by OldKenT
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Yamaha F70 Gauges
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Re: Yamaha F70 Gauges

Thank you, Jim. I will certainly read all of these references. The Yamaha F70 Hot Sheet revised in July 2010 states that "External NMEA-2000 Displays", as well as Yamaha's analog and digital multifunction displays, are compatible with the F70. See: http://www.yamaha-motor.com/outboard/Hot_...
by OldKenT
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Yamaha F70 Gauges
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Yamaha F70 Gauges

Hello all--I will soon re-power my 1985 17-foot Newport with a new Yamaha F70. I would appreciate advice on the best gauges or liquid-crystal-display (LCD) to use with the F70, and whether gauge installation is a do-it-yourself type project for a reasonably handy person. I have read the recent posts...
by OldKenT
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Stainless Steel Cleaner; Stainless Steel Restorer
Replies: 14
Views: 3010

Re: Stainless Steel Cleaner; Stainless Steel Restorer

I have gotten excellent results from 3M Marine Metal Restorer and Polish. After reading earlier posts in this string, I tried Barkeeper's Friend, which does clean up most stains, but the 3M product gives a better finish - cleaner and shinier. Finish with a good wax.
by OldKenT
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mahogany piece for Nauset Console
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: Mahogany piece for Nauset Console

The wood you need is not hard to find. If you are in a major metropolitan area, you will certainly have a hardwood supplier nearby so you can look at the wood to select a piece for a good color match. If you do not have hardwood suppliers in your area, you can certainly find one online who will have...
by OldKenT
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 15 Center Console Unusual Rear Deck
Replies: 6
Views: 1888

Re: 1986 15 Center Console

For the gelcoat crazing in your console, follow jimh's and Phil_T's advice. Do not paint. If the crazing is too fine to fill with gelcoat, try lightly sanding with wet / dry 600 and higher grit sandpaper using soapy water or a mild cleaner like Simple Green to reduce the sanding action. That will re...
by OldKenT
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: OEM Rub Rails and Flexible Inserts
Replies: 0
Views: 916

OEM Rub Rails and Flexible Inserts

Jim has an excellent posting on rub rails in the reference section. Following his lead, I went to the Barbour Plastics web site, which led me to the web site for Integrity Marine Corp., http://www.integritymarinecorp.com, which is now the supplier of Whaler OEM rigid rub rails and flexible inserts, ...
by OldKenT
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hull Cleaning
Replies: 16
Views: 3533

Re: Hull Cleaning

If there is no oxidation, Collinite is a good cleaner for fiberglass, and Collinite 925 is a good wax. If your hull has oxidized, use 3M Heavy Duty Rubbing Compound or 3M Finesse-It, depending on degree of oxidation. Use a polisher and compounding, buffing, or polishing pads, as appropriate, and you...
by OldKenT
Sat May 27, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Offloading Outrage 18 From Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 3718

Re: Offloading Outrage 18 From Trailer

If you remove the boat, you will still have to jack up the trailer to replace the springs. True, there will be less weight on your supporting blocks if you do that, but I think that if you do it appropriately, you can jack up each side of the trailer and place supports under each side behind and in ...
by OldKenT
Tue May 23, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB - Mercury Service Manual for 1985 90hp 6 cyl.
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Re: WTB - Mercury Service Manual for 1985 90hp 6 cyl.

Thanks, Pete. I am trying to get the Mercury manual because I have seen comments that Seloc and Clymer are sometimes wrong in their instructions. I have no personal knowledge of that, but when I have used Mercury manuals I have found them to be excellent in drawings and instructions. If someone find...
by OldKenT
Mon May 22, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB - Mercury Service Manual for 1985 90hp 6 cyl.
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

WTB - Mercury Service Manual for 1985 90hp 6 cyl.

I recently purchased a 1985 Newport with its original 1985 Mercury 6 cylinder ELPT 90hp motor, S/N A150399, and am looking for the Mercury Marine Service Manual which covers this motor. If you have one for sale, or know the Mercury publication number for the correct manual, please let me know.
by OldKenT
Wed May 10, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB - 316 Stainless 60 degree tees for Newport railing
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

Re: WTB - 316 Stainless 60 degree tees for Newport railing

I could certainly do that, but wouldn't be able to counterbore them, so I am trying to return to the original style of tee if possible.
by OldKenT
Sun May 07, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB - 316 Stainless 60 degree tees for Newport railing
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

Re: WTB - 316 Stainless 60 degree tees for Newport railing

frontier, thanks for the reference. I think the sea dog items are very similar to what I now have. The reason I want to switch them out is to get tees with holes on the sides which will allow screws to go into or through two separate rails which meet inside the tee. The Whitecap 90 degree tee #6136 ...
by OldKenT
Fri May 05, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB - 316 Stainless 60 degree tees for Newport railing
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

Re: WTB - 316 Stainless 60 degree tees for Newport railing

Sorry. Reference should be to whitecapindustries.net, not .com.
by OldKenT
Fri May 05, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB - 316 Stainless 60 degree tees for Newport railing
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

WTB - 316 Stainless 60 degree tees for Newport railing

The prior owner of my 1976 17' Newport replaced four rail tees with universal tees using set screws. I am looking for original parts or equivalent. The originals are drilled and counterbored 316 stainless 60 degree tees for 7/8" O.D. rail. Drilled and counterbored 90 degree tees were widely use...
by OldKenT
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Modifications
Replies: 19
Views: 4688

Re: Trailer Modifications

In the reference section of this web site, Jim has posted articles giving details of how best to set up your trailer. I followed them, and highly recommend them. Easy to understand and apply, and they work!
by OldKenT
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Engine Starting Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2114

Re: Engine Starting Problems

If the spark is good, try spraying SeaFoam directly into the carbs. Does the motor start, or cough like it is about to start? If it starts and continues to run, the problem may be the primer solenoid. If you have electric start, then try to start the motor by turning the manual valve on the primer s...
by OldKenT
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Modifications
Replies: 19
Views: 4688

Re: Trailer Modifications

Using 12-inch keel rollers on the back two cross-members has helped me greatly in loading my Newport, especially in windy conditions.
by OldKenT
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: VRO: Minimum Compression to Run the Air Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Re: VRO: Minimum Compression to Run the Air Pump

Two possibilities come to mind before changing the VRO pump: --clean and rebuild the carburetors, and focus on the high speed orifice and the pickup tube. The slightest blockage could be the cause of the fuel shortage; --remove and clean by back flushing or replace the pulse limiter. If it has any d...
by OldKenT
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Johnson 40 hp 2 stroke idle problems
Replies: 15
Views: 4697

Re: 1989 Johnson 40 hp 2 stroke idle problems

JRDIII, the parts needed for the VRO Johnson outboards are readily available and easily installed, so if you ever want to go back to the VRO pump it is very easy to do. I was simply not thorough enough in cleaning the carburetors after installing the new VRO pump. Now, this 27 year old outboard hums.
by OldKenT
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 16-foot Hull Trailer Set-up
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Re: 16-foot Hull Trailer Set-up

While you have the boat off the trailer, check the condition of the cross-members, axle, springs, hubs, through-bolts, u-bolts, lights, wiring, winch, strap, and safety chains, and replace anything that shows rust or looks like it will have a short life span. Pull the hubs and check the condition of...
by OldKenT
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Old Whaler at son's camp. What kind?
Replies: 4
Views: 2295

Re: Old Whaler at son's camp. What kind?

I saw one of these today on the North River which flows from Pembroke, Massachusetts through Norwell to Scituate, and empties into the Atlantic.
A very nice boat. It reminded me of the ribbed Whalers, but I don't know what it is.
by OldKenT
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Link to Newspaper Article that Shows the Boston Whaler Rockland Plant c.1987
Replies: 4
Views: 1956

Link to Newspaper Article that Shows the Boston Whaler Rockland Plant c.1987

Here is a link to an article which was in the Patriot Ledger, a newspaper south of Boston, about two years ago. Once you get past the pop-up advertising, you will find a photo of the plant floor with many Whalers in various stages of completion, as well as an interesting story about the company. The...
by OldKenT
Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Console Windshield fasteners for 17 foot Whalers
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: Console Windshield fasteners for 17 foot Whalers

That is a good reference, Phil T. Thanks. If the size of the existing machine screw is not known, then the width of the hole in the console is the most important dimension to determine as it will dictate the width of the shank on the well nut which will fit, and that in turn will likely determine wh...
by OldKenT
Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Console Windshield fasteners for 17 foot Whalers
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Console Windshield fasteners for 17 foot Whalers

The fastener used to attach the windshield to the center or side console on many 1970s - 1980s 17-foot Whalers is called a well-nut. On my 1976 Newport, the correct size is #10-32 which will fit a hole size of 3/8" in the console. The original well-nuts used by Whaler were labeled G-1032. Well-...
by OldKenT
Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Johnson 40 hp 2 stroke idle problems
Replies: 15
Views: 4697

Re: 1989 Johnson 40 hp 2 stroke idle problems - the answer

The answer or solution is that I failed properly to clean all orifices in the carburetors on my first rebuild. The lesson is that EVERY opening and passage needs to be cleaned thoroughly. After several efforts at adjusting the idle screw and the slow speed needle on the carburetor, none of which sol...
by OldKenT
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Johnson 40 hp 2 stroke idle problems
Replies: 15
Views: 4697

Re: 1989 Johnson 40 hp 2 stroke idle problems

Hi Seahorse, I haven't heard of a spun inner timing magnet and can't find a reference to it in my service manual. What is that?
by OldKenT
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Johnson 40 hp 2 stroke idle problems
Replies: 15
Views: 4697

Re: 1989 Johnson 40 hp 2 stroke idle problems

dg22, that makes sense and I will do that with a different mechanic to see what he says. My usual mechanic is quite skilled on Johnson / Evinrude products, and in business for many years, but he is not a dealer. So I will go to a dealer to see what he says.