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by OldKenT
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Survey of Yamaha Water Pressure Sensor Failure
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Survey of Yamaha Water Pressure Sensor Failure

I should have been more clear. My F70 was installed in Spring 2018 with a water pressure sensor, both in new condition, and the water pressure sensor has not failed.
by OldKenT
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Survey of Yamaha Water Pressure Sensor Failure
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Survey of Yamaha Water Pressure Sensor Failure

El Rollo, The operation manual for my command link (square) multifunction meter shows a 5 bar water pressure scale at page 9 of the manual with the second bar from the left end identified as 10 psi and the fourth bar identified as 20 psi. That layout suggests a psi to 5 bar scale relationship of 5, ...
by OldKenT
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB - Mounting Bracket for Lowrance Link-8 or Simrad RS35 Radio
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: WTB - Mounting Bracket for RS35 radio

Yes, Butch, I did. Simrad has replaced the RS35 with the RS40 and has no mounting brackets remaining in stock for the older radio. I had the radio flush mounted originally, but after using if for a year decided to mount it differently. The installer gave me all parts except the mounting bracket, and...
by OldKenT
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB - Mounting Bracket for Lowrance Link-8 or Simrad RS35 Radio
Replies: 2
Views: 250

WTB - Mounting Bracket for Lowrance Link-8 or Simrad RS35 Radio

If you have a Lowrance Link-8 or a Simrad RS35 VHF radio and are not using the mounting bracket, I would like to buy the bracket from you. These two radios have the same dimensions, and it appears that the mounting brackets will fit either. You can reach me via my listed email. Thanks--Ken
by OldKenT
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Old Lowrance Gray Connector Compatible Devices
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Old Lowrance Gray Connector Compatible Devices

Peter,
This link may provide the answer to your question:
https://www.lowrance.com/help-and-suppo ... Id=002-437
Lowrance has color coded its connectors, so perhaps Help and Support can answer your question if this page does not.
Ken
by OldKenT
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic 1983 Whaler Montauk 17 RPS Seat Cushion
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: Classic 1983 Whaler Montauk 17 RPS Seat Cushion

Crusty, Fold a bath towel and put it between the wood on the bottom of the Reversible Pilot seatback and the seat cushion to prevent the wood from exerting a constant pressure on the vinyl covering of the cushion and the foam in the cushion. This will help to avoid (a) discoloration of the cushion v...
by OldKenT
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Materials and Methods to Use to Mount a Transom Transducer
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Re: Materials and Methods to Use to Mount a Transom Transducer

Thank you, jimh and Phil T, for the replies and advice and for the reference to the prior string on the Old Forum about the SternSaver. I found it interesting that you differed in approach and I can see the desirability of both approaches. I agree with Jim that using screws is the simpler and more t...
by OldKenT
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Materials and Methods to Use to Mount a Transom Transducer
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Materials and Methods to Use to Mount a Transom Transducer

I have selected a good location for installing my Totalscan transducer to the transom of my 1985 17-foot Newport, so the next step is to install it, and I would appreciate advice and comments on the following options: ⋅ Attach a block of KING StarBoard to the transom with stainless steel s...
by OldKenT
Sat May 04, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water proof seat covers
Replies: 8
Views: 2662

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: 2662

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: 4479

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: 4479

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: 3697

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: 3697

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: 1546

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: 3298

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: 996

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: 948

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: 948

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: 3389

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: 2550

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: 2550

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: 2208

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: 1450

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: 1027

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: 2677

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: 4726

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: 1184

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: 1166

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: 3468

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: 3468

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: 3468

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: 3468

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: 4012

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: 1456

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: 2318

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: 1315

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: 4670

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: 4602

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: 1532

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: 1532

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: 1980

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: 1980

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: 1980

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: 1980

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: 5533

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: 2694

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: 5533

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: 1346

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: 5793

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.