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by Mambo Minnow
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VENTURA or OUTRAGE Self-bailing
Replies: 9
Views: 4029

Re: VENTURA or OUTRAGE Self-bailing

210 Ventura and 210 Outrage models are not self bailing. I painfully got underway once and forgot to put in the garboard plug on transom prior to launch at the ramp.

[To correct errors in a post, just use the EDIT function. Don't post a duplicate--jimh]
by Mambo Minnow
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Mercury VERADO Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 3544

Re: New Verado Design

I don’t think the new Mercury FOURSTROKE model look like an E-TEC G2.
by Mambo Minnow
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Book: INTO THE RAGING SEA
Replies: 5
Views: 1852

Re: New Book: INTO THE RAGING SEA

This book will be of interest to me since I live in Jacksonville, the homeport of EL FARO.
by Mambo Minnow
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: 210 CONQUEST
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

Re: WTB: 210 CONQUEST

I have a 1999 210 Conquest, also called Conquest 21. The catalog names "Conquest 21," but MarineMax bill-of-sale called it 210 Conquest, which creates some confusion.
by Mambo Minnow
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yamaha F250 or F300 for a 23 Conquest
Replies: 7
Views: 2026

Re: Yamaha F250 or F300 for a 23 Conquest

A clarification. The original power for 1997-2001 Conquest 23 was for a single 250HP or twin 150HP, so in that aspect it could be powered for 300HP. There simply did not exist 300HP motors, back then as a single with perhaps the notable exception of the Yamaha HPDI but that motor had a terrible repu...
by Mambo Minnow
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yamaha F250 or F300 for a 23 Conquest
Replies: 7
Views: 2026

Re: Back in the club

That boat was USCG rated at max 250 HP. If you power with 300 you may have trouble getting insured with your carrier.

{This comment was originally posted to another thread, where is made no sense. I believe the comment was intended for this thread and I have moved it here.--jimh]
by Mambo Minnow
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Selling MONTAUK--Talk Me Out of Doing It
Replies: 9
Views: 3337

Re: Selling MONTAUK--Talk Me Out of Doing It

Get rid of one of the Shamrocks. Why do you need two of those anyway?
by Mambo Minnow
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Transport Recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 3503

Re: Boat Transport Recommendation

I’ve had good luck using U-ship app.
by Mambo Minnow
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Market for Outboard Engine Re-powering
Replies: 15
Views: 4907

Re: The Market for Outboard Engine Re-powering

I went to a fishing seminar sponsored by the local MarineMax dealership last night. He stated these motors were specifically introduced to replace the L4 Verado 185 and 200 that were known to be nowhere near as smooth and refined as the excellent L6 Verados.
by Mambo Minnow
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury Introduces a V6 FOURSTROKE in 175, 200, and 225-HP
Replies: 25
Views: 6889

Re: Mercury Introduces a V6 FOURSTROKE in 175, 200, and 225-HP

I like the look of these new Mercury motors much more than the Evinrude E-Tec G2 motors.
by Mambo Minnow
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Market for Outboard Engine Re-powering
Replies: 15
Views: 4907

Re: The Market for Outboard Engine Re-powering

Jim, not a great advancement comparing to 2 stroke engine weight, but most Gen 1 four stroke engines exceeded 600 lbs. Considering a four stroke has more moving parts and weight, this is a significant achievement. Many folks never believed a four stroke V-6 could ever weigh less than its 20 year old...
by Mambo Minnow
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Market for Outboard Engine Re-powering
Replies: 15
Views: 4907

Re: The Market for Outboard Engine Re-powering

The new Mercury V6 FOURSTROKE 225-HP engine weighs 475-lbs. That is 30-lbs lighter than my 505-lbs Optimax V-6 DFI two-stroke--amazing advancement that will make re-powering to four-stroke technology a simpler decision.
by Mambo Minnow
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Boat Show, Boston Whaler
Replies: 7
Views: 2731

Re: Boston Boat Show, Boston Whaler

Wish the Boston Show wasn’t always right before Miami. No mention of the new 3.4L V-6 Mercury’s on the floor
by Mambo Minnow
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury Introduces a V6 FOURSTROKE in 175, 200, and 225-HP
Replies: 25
Views: 6889

Re: Mercury Introduces a V6 FOURSTROKE in 175, 200, and 225-HP

Jim--my local Mercury mechanic owns his own shop and deals exclusively with Mercury engine sales and service--no boat sales. People are already putting down deposits to get in line for engine orders.
by Mambo Minnow
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury Introduces a V6 FOURSTROKE in 175, 200, and 225-HP
Replies: 25
Views: 6889

Re: Mercury Introduces a V6 FOURSTROKE in 175, 200, and 225-HP

Exciting I have been waiting for this generation to replace my 19 year old Optimax on transom of my Conquest! My local mechanic told me the factory already has 6-8 weeks of orders in hand.
by Mambo Minnow
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 33
Views: 11665

Re: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK

I got to view the 2018 170 Montauk today. It is a nice boat which feels bigger. It came with a swing tongue trailer. Might need to upgrade to the 115 hp Mercury.

[Moved from another thread discussing a different boat--jimh]
by Mambo Minnow
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
Replies: 49
Views: 13456

Re: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation

Jim, my pleasure, I have 3 pictures of the ship dockside in Montreal, but I don't know how to post them here. I took my family on a winter vacation in Quebec in 2011; they loved it. When I was growing up in New England the logical foreign language to learn was "Francais" because we encount...
by Mambo Minnow
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: UNSINKABLE: The New England Patriots
Replies: 14
Views: 5113

Re: UNSINKABLE: The New England Patriots

Well, this year's conundrum is I retired to Jacksonville, FL but I am still a devoted Patriots season ticket holder and lifelong fan. I guess either way this weekend is a "win-win" for me in the AFC Championship game!
by Mambo Minnow
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
Replies: 49
Views: 13456

Re: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation

Latest news on Little Rock is that Navy may have temporarily given up on transit. She may be "wintering over"; crew will not be happy stuck in winter while sunny Mayport, FL awaits arrival to their eventual homeport!
by Mambo Minnow
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
Replies: 49
Views: 13456

Re: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation

Dutchman--I can tell you that the Navy ships don't get a government discount on charter and hire, especially unscheduled weather event like this one. The Captain was asking Canadian Coast Guard to get them out on Christmas and New Year's Eve as well as Boxing Day, but the Canadians were busy and not...
by Mambo Minnow
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
Replies: 49
Views: 13456

Re: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation

Well, add a U.S. Navy warship to the list. USS LITTLE ROCK (LCS-9) is presently trapped at Montreal, due to ice and lack of available tugs and ice breakers to escort her out to open water. The ship recently was delivered to the Navy at the builder's yard in Marinette, Wisconsin, and had a commission...
by Mambo Minnow
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 Outrage 22 with 2000 Mercury OptiMax 225
Replies: 4
Views: 2816

Re: 1986 Outrage 22 with 2000 Mercury OptiMax 225

I have a Conquest 21 with a 1999 Mercury Optimax 200. My prop is a Mirage Plus 17P and I get max RPM of 5,750 and max speed trimmed out of 38-40 MPH. You might also want to check your Throttle Position Sensor (TPS). There are two on this age of Optimax and they get very temperamental.
by Mambo Minnow
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: St. Lawrence Seaway Delays--Or How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
Replies: 49
Views: 13456

Re: How I Spent Christmas Vacation

Weather in the St. Lawrence seaway problematic for us with the Navy. We just had USS Little Rock commission in Buffalo and get out of dodge to come down to Mayport, FL. We are limited on deliveries from the builder's yard in Marinette, WI by the winter weather.
by Mambo Minnow
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 8754

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

We had lots of CO2 and PKP fire extinguishers on Navy ships. We had preventative maintenance schedule/tasks, but we never had to shake or rotate the bottles.
by Mambo Minnow
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 8754

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

I have received two recalled fire extinguishers from Kidde, both before Christmas. These were the red ones in the house. The white one on my Conquest was not in the recall list, likely because I replaced the original already.
by Mambo Minnow
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats
Replies: 16
Views: 5113

Re: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats

Think they have a winner with the 2018 redesign!
by Mambo Minnow
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Vessel View Mobile
Replies: 10
Views: 4590

Re: Vessel View Mobile

Thanks for adding the related link.
by Mambo Minnow
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Vessel View Mobile
Replies: 10
Views: 4590

Vessel View Mobile

Mercury has introduced an app for your smartphone that connects to Smartcraft capable engines 2003 and newer via bluetooth to connect your engine performance data to your smart cell phone.
by Mambo Minnow
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy
Replies: 28
Views: 8344

Re: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy

Navy ships crew have been undermanned the last 15 years due to reduced budgets and ships personnel diverted to support wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ashore. Maintenance has been deferred especially drydocking availabilities reducing material readiness of the Fleet. A whole generation of sailors were ...
by Mambo Minnow
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Return of eLoran
Replies: 3
Views: 1714

Return of eLoran

The prevalence of cyber warfare and weakness of GPS to jamming has prompted the Government to reconsider the return of LORAN for redundancy.

Link http://files.constantcontact.com/f05331 ... fb5821.pdf
by Mambo Minnow
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yamaha Purchases Bennett, the Trim Tab Maker
Replies: 1
Views: 1327

Re: Yamaha Purchases Bennett, the Trim Tab Maker

The family ownership has always been so responsive to its customers, including me. I hope this does not change going forward.
by Mambo Minnow
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude iDOCK
Replies: 8
Views: 3900

Re: Evinrude iDOCK

JimH - I doubt that any of these systems are geared to you and I, the single engine, 20-23 foot boat owner. These joystick systems are targeted at the 30-42 foot boats with up to triple engine, costing upwards of $750K. The prospective owners of these boats are not going to quibble over the up charg...
by Mambo Minnow
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Stabil 360 Marine
Replies: 14
Views: 4745

Re: Does Stabil 360 Marine Stabilize Fuel for up to 12 months?

When I know the two-stroke-power-cycle carburetor engine won't be used for an extended time, I pull the fuel plug at the engine (while flushing on the muffs) and let the fuel in carburetors burn off. I also use Seafoam in the tank when I re-start with fresh tank of fuel
by Mambo Minnow
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude iDOCK
Replies: 8
Views: 3900

Re: Evinrude iDOCK

Once again trailing in Mercury's wake.
by Mambo Minnow
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Brunswick, Georgia, Jekyll and Cumberland Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 3075

Re: Brunswick, Georgia, Jekyll and Cumberland Islands

Cumberland Island has the wild horses and sea turtles, very remote and large canopy forest. Brunswick is mostly industrial, but Jekyll has nice beaches. When you get to Cumberland, I'd go the extra distance across the St. Marys river to Fernandina Beach. Beautiful seaside town with nice downtown are...
by Mambo Minnow
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: UNSINKABLE: The New England Patriots
Replies: 14
Views: 5113

Re: UNSINKABLE: The New England Patriots

I had the pleasure of growing up 3 towns over from Foxboro, home of the New England Patriots since 1972. I suffered through a lot of lean years, so the last 15 years have been magical. Akin to the Larry Bird era with the Celtics, although I think this run eclipses that one. My children are spoiled, ...
by Mambo Minnow
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2016 Montauk 150 Owner in Jacksonville
Replies: 30
Views: 9380

Re: 2016 Montauk 150 Owner in Jacksonville

My daughter just had a road race Saturday morning at First Place Sports, near Goodby's Creek but I did not think to look for the brewery. It rained on Sunday, so I did not get out on the boat.
by Mambo Minnow
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2016 Montauk 150 Owner in Jacksonville
Replies: 30
Views: 9380

Re: 2016 Montauk 150 Owner in Jacksonville

I also might get out, assuming it does not rain. Not going to complain about rain, as my lawn really needs the good drenching!
A new microbrewery just opened with dockside amenities in Mandarin!
by Mambo Minnow
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2016 Montauk 150 Owner in Jacksonville
Replies: 30
Views: 9380

Re: 2016 Montauk 150 Owner in Jacksonville

Yes, nothing turns off the family members to boating than a bad first experience!
by Mambo Minnow
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2016 Montauk 150 Owner in Jacksonville
Replies: 30
Views: 9380

Re: 2016 Montauk 150 Owner in Jacksonville

Yes, last 2 weekends too hot for me to truly enjoy boating. Spring and fall seasons are the best here!
by Mambo Minnow
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp
Replies: 28
Views: 13876

Re: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp

Looking at your pictures I also noticed the bunks are rather short and small. I have 4 bunks, an "inner pair" up front and an "outer pair" further astern. This configuration helps to center the trailer on recovery. The extra length also bears a great deal of the boats weight on t...
by Mambo Minnow
Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp
Replies: 28
Views: 13876

Re: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp

Duane, Just read my private messages. Thanks for the link to the electric winch. Dutton-Laimson is a great brand for winches and I did not realize they made an electric one! My brother-in-law bought me a electric winch rated for 2000 lbs at Harbor Freight. Free to me, so worth a try but I have conce...
by Mambo Minnow
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1999 Conquest 23 Preventive Maintance
Replies: 6
Views: 2729

Re: 1999 Conquest 23 Preventive Maintance

I am watching those 4 scuppers on my transom closely. The outer plastic rim disintegrated from UV light, but the scuppers themselves are still in good shape. I am told the original parts are no longer available, but when I replace I'd prefer stainless or brass over plastic.
by Mambo Minnow
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2016 Montauk 150 Owner in Jacksonville
Replies: 30
Views: 9380

Re: 2016 Montauk 150 Owner in Jacksonville

I had a Dauntless 15 that I used to fish the inshore down around Sisters Creek, but my family of six outgrew the boat. Now I mostly cruise from Green Cove Springs up to the Jax Landing. Some good trout fishing south of the Acosta bridge and striped bass at the Doctor's Lake bridge in the fall/winter...
by Mambo Minnow
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2016 Montauk 150 Owner in Jacksonville
Replies: 30
Views: 9380

Re: 2016 Montauk 150 Owner in Jacksonville

I just moved back to Jax last year. There are a few others in the area that post here.
by Mambo Minnow
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp
Replies: 28
Views: 13876

Re: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp

I have the same 21 foot hull with bow pulpit. I can certainly attest to your challenge, as I trailer the boat myself and my custom trailer set up very similar to your original. I did not have to make elaborate winch and roller modifications. What I discovered is finding the "sweet spot" fo...
by Mambo Minnow
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2016 Whalers: some impressions
Replies: 2
Views: 2152

Re: 2016 Whalers: some impressions

I am not surprised to hear the Vantage models are their best sellers right now. They took in a lot of customer survey feedback in designing this new model. If I had a spare $100K laying around, that would be the next model for my family!
by Mambo Minnow
Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Link to Newspaper Article that Shows the Boston Whaler Rockland Plant c.1987
Replies: 4
Views: 2472

Re: Bob Dougherty

[I] hope he [that is, an author who is mentioned in the newspaper article if you follow the hyperlink that is mentioned in the the post above as working on a book project about Boston Whaler but is actually no longer working on that book project] interviewed Bob [Dougherty] before he passed away
by Mambo Minnow
Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1999 Conquest 23 Live Well Always Full
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Re: 1999 Conquest 23 Live Well Always Full

See my similar response for Conquest 21. There is a white plastic knob up on the underside of the live well lip inside and the helm switch on the console for water. Further down inside bilge near port transom should also be a seacock valve with 90 degree handle. Look underneath boat for sea strainer...
by Mambo Minnow
Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1999 Conquest 21 Shower and Porta-Potti
Replies: 2
Views: 1546

Re: 1999 Conquest 21 Shower & Porta-Potti question

Hi, I can help as I have the same year and model. The WASTE cap (adjacent to fuel) on the port gunwale is hooked to remotely vacuum the port-potti. There is no installed waste tank below decks. I assume it was designed as a feature to assist those that berth their Conquest afloat at the marina. Ther...