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by kwik_wurk
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Additives
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: What additives are you putting in your fuel... If any?

No fuel additives in my use, except stabilizer in the winter. That said, I only use ethanol-free gasoline; and most on water fuel docks sell ethanol-free gasoline. I do blow in some "power tune" on a four-stroke-power-cycle 6-HP auxiliary. It is mostly the low-RPM-use that causes build-up....
by kwik_wurk
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX2400GPS VHF DSC Radio
Replies: 8
Views: 1275

Re: Standard-Horizon GX2400GPS VHF DSC Radio

Unfortunately the antenna layout is awful--I already knew this. The antennas are basically 42-inches apart and abeam each other. Part of why I was choosing to get a separate AIS antenna and separate just enough on the frequency spectrum to hopefully get out of saturation situation. I could look for ...
by kwik_wurk
Thu May 28, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX2400GPS VHF DSC Radio
Replies: 8
Views: 1275

Re: Standard-Horizon GX2400GPS VHF DSC Radio

I was looking at the specifications between the Standard-Horizon GX2400 and the GX6000, and I had settled on the 6000. Having two antenna is not an concern for my boat. The choice was because having a dedicated listening on both AIS and VHF would be helpful compared to having the device duplex the t...
by kwik_wurk
Wed May 27, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC
Replies: 57
Views: 2560

Re: BRP Ending Production of Evinrude E-TEC

WOW, Mercury.
by kwik_wurk
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk 17: Suzuki DF90 or E-TEC 90
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

Re: Montauk 17: Suzuki DF90 or E-TEC 90

Based on your usage of ocean fishing with four friends and tubing; you’ll want the E-TEC. On the ocean you’ll have full load with crew, ice, gear and likely travel at lower planing speeds. An E-TEC is better suited, propeller choice aside. As for tubing, either engine is fine. But if you’re doing wa...
by kwik_wurk
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fair Winds, Mike Hayden
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: Fair Winds, Mike Hayden

A fair wind... A snug harbor...
A tot of rum... A good book...

(thanks phil T)
by kwik_wurk
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK: Preventing Water From Collecting on Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 6397

Re: MONTAUK: Preventing Water From Collecting on Cover

I’ll try for a quick layout this weekend.
by kwik_wurk
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: EPIRB or PLB
Replies: 3
Views: 4951

Re: EPIRB or PLB

Well let's assume your talking about a "abandon ship" or "separated from ship" situation, and not a breakdown or medical emergency where a good radio installation would be more practical use. But if you boat offshore alone , a PLB makes the most sense, clip it on. This said, a 6W...
by kwik_wurk
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration
Replies: 26
Views: 22084

Re: 2004 Nantucket 190 Vibration

Your propeller is probably not damaged or out of balance, and the lower unit probably does not have a bent shaft. Propeller imbalance and bent shaft forces and vibration increase in amplitude exponentially with RPM increase. You would know as the engine speed increased and the condition got notably ...
by kwik_wurk
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK: Preventing Water From Collecting on Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 6397

Re: Boat cover collects water

With a Montauk that has the full bow rail and console grab rail, all you need is a decent non-stretch rope greater than 50-feet long. One that can go into the anchor locker and be re-purposed; but not a three-strand nylon rope that stretches. Also equally important: have the boat stored somewhat lev...
by kwik_wurk
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 10139

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

The best option I have found, aluminum anodized L-beam that has three clamps for the railing T. (I don't have an engineering drawing to give you the hole pattern, but this has worked perfectly.) The only modification to the boat was re-do the screw holes for the railing, making oversized and filling...
by kwik_wurk
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 210 Dauntless Rigging for Water Skiing
Replies: 7
Views: 8670

Re: Water skiing and "underpowered" 210 Dauntless

Have you ever skied behind a deeper-v boat like that, because that's going to throw a serious wake. Are you more worried about the deep water start, or top speed through a course? If you're really worried about running 28 to 32-feet off on the course, a slow, dragging, deep-water start won't be your...
by kwik_wurk
Wed May 29, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 17 Fuel Tank Tie Downs
Replies: 4
Views: 4998

Re: Montauk 17 Fuel Tank Tie Downs

If you’re worried about drilling into the deck, the lower portion of the RPS legs are usable. (And if you want to be really creative you can put a long rod insert into the rigging tunnel the would rely on the straps to keep it in place. basically insert a ~12” long wood roof and install the footman’...
by kwik_wurk
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller
Replies: 30
Views: 27976

Re: Four-blade and Three-blade Propeller

jimh, The economics of 3 blade propellers prevail and hence population distribution. (As do the up sell opportunities for the dealer, etc.) Are there any brands offering their outboard engine with 4 blade SS as the standard prop? (No it's almost always no prop, or a standard 3 blade aluminum, that g...
by kwik_wurk
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Crazing: Sudden Appearance
Replies: 25
Views: 7678

Re: Gel Coat Crazing: Sudden Appearance

Crazing is only on one side, the southern, yes cyclical freeze/solar loading. However it also requires the gelcoat to be rather aged, broken down--and 56-years is more than enough. Q: Are those cracks all the way through as in a true crack? Q: Or are those creases? Take a heat gun; heat up a section...
by kwik_wurk
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Nice anchor idea for smaller Whalers
Replies: 10
Views: 3648

Re: Nice anchor idea for smaller Whalers

So does that setup fit into the anchor locker of a classic Montauk?
by kwik_wurk
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk Mooring
Replies: 9
Views: 3506

Re: Montauk Mooring

I suggest a small six-inch-diameter helix anchor for mooring a MONTAUK. Screwing-in a helix anchor isn't that hard if the bottom land is really mud. You may need need a homemade extension, depending on water depth. I made an extension from pipe and rebar. A helix anchor shank diameter is 3/4-inch or...
by kwik_wurk
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1984 Montauk 17 Keel Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 1987

Re: '84 Montauk keel repair

Pictures would help; as the repair may just require a top coat, or may need some glass work. Several good pictures speak volumes.

-Laurent
by kwik_wurk
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom Paint Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 4368

Re: Bottom Paint Recommendation

Also be aware that various states are now phasing out copper (Cuprous Oxide) bottom paints. Which in most places is not a problem today, but maybe in 2-3 years may require going to a different type that may be incompatible. Which means stripping all the old stuff! Micron Extra (for power boats) and ...
by kwik_wurk
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Floating Mine pops up in Puget Sound.
Replies: 2
Views: 1765

Re: Floating Mine pops up in Puget Sound.

Too close the loop: The inert mine was from a 2005 exercise and a very localized deployment. The exercise focused on ROV's navigating and detecting under water objects. (The best part is the US NAVY stated not all the anchored inert test mines were recovered... better pick up their toys.)
by kwik_wurk
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Floating Mine pops up in Puget Sound.
Replies: 2
Views: 1765

Floating Mine pops up in Puget Sound.

Not your everyday boating event: https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/floating-mine-detonated-in-puget-sound-near-bainbridge-island/281-588493659 (A few other forum members are within stones throw.) (And on a separate note: Locally, I have heard of some of the geoduck divers coming across (test)...
by kwik_wurk
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Warranty
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

Re: Warranty problems

Also ask if said business entity was intended solely for boat assets used privately. It’s common for larger boats(or airplanes) to entity owned for a variety of reasons. (Quite possible the 13 was a ‘tender to’ or something similar.). — If so a quick letter from prior owner will work. And do agree t...
by kwik_wurk
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A Plastic Fuel Tank Miracle
Replies: 2
Views: 2028

Re: A Plastic Fuel Tank Miracle

Keep the girlfriend. Maybe the tank will re-install itself, too.
by kwik_wurk
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Safest Form of Payment
Replies: 9
Views: 4127

Re: Safest Form of Payment

Side note: From a personal safety perspective, don't handle wads of cash anywhere but a bank or similar institution. To ensure you don't get ripped off: certified check, or cashiers checks that get verified at your bank of choice. -- Next step down is personal check, and at the issuing bank (bank on...
by kwik_wurk
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Corroded Mercury Outboard Tiller Arm
Replies: 9
Views: 3308

Re: Corroded Mercury Outboard Tiller Arm

The Mercury mid-range horsepower steering arms from the late 1990's to c2005 experience corrosion rates far higher than one would ever expect or want. I would call it a defect. However they don't seem to limit operation, they are just a pain to deal with if you have to. Mine were all of similar cond...
by kwik_wurk
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 Mercury 90 Fourstroke Shifting Hard
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

Re: 2005 Mercury 90 Fourstroke Shifting Hard

There is a notable difference between "hard to shift" and "shifts hard". Mercury lower units of [2005] vintage and [90] horsepower like quick shifts or quick transitions between F/N/R. If you have a stainless steel propeller, a "tired" hub, and shifting out of the water...
by kwik_wurk
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Anchor recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 2099

Re: Anchor recommendations

I would get a mushroom anchor and just keep it as a spare in a bucket. They are relatively compact and have ok holding, and sufficient if you are just trying to fish for a few hours, assuming the bottom type is acceptable. I have the same concern when fishing, big anchor and chain is just hassle, mu...
by kwik_wurk
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yamaha V6 4.2-liter F225 to F300
Replies: 1
Views: 1525

Yamaha V6 4.2-liter F225 to F300

[Tell me your] good or bad experiences--first- or second-hand, with Yamaha V6 4.2l engines. This engine block makes the F225 to F300 lineup. I am in the serious stages of a new (but used) boat purchase ( a Grady-White boat actually). The engine has about 200-hours and was a July 2016 build; used by ...
by kwik_wurk
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winch to haul up 14-foot boat onto beach
Replies: 9
Views: 4523

Re: Winch to haul 14-foot boat up onto beach

Conb--I actually do this with an Johnson 18 (18') that weigh's about 600lbs rigged. (And i also am going to go a bit further and say that i have a davit (can lift a Montauk) and rail and cart for moving other boats (up to 22') into a boathouse on same property/bulkhead. They are all designed to acco...
by kwik_wurk
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1994 24 Outrage Restored New Etec 150s New2018 Venture Trailer 40,995.00
Replies: 4
Views: 3399

Re: 1994 24 Outrage Restored New Etec 150s

Your selling the wrong thing...

...the groom must go!
by kwik_wurk
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Cover When On Highway; Engine Supports
Replies: 22
Views: 8371

Re: Boat Cover When On Highway; Engine Supports

Tow with cover off. I tow at least ~1000 miles per summer (a few long trips), and never put the full boat cover on. (If I had a custom trailering cover that had padding on every abrasive piece of webbing, etc, maybe.) But it's a lot of sail area to add on some boat types. I have seen a lot of boats ...
by kwik_wurk
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: E-TEC Top-mount Remote Control Too Large
Replies: 9
Views: 4605

Re: E-TEC Top-mount Remote Control Too Large

Yes the [Evinrude top-mounting single lever remote control base] is longer than the space on the mid-era classic consoles. There is very little overhang, and my shop mounted the [Evinrude remote controls] with a slight bit of overhang on the aft edge--what you would see standing at the helm--with a ...
by kwik_wurk
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Ride of CONQUEST Compared to C-DORY 25
Replies: 3
Views: 2317

Re: Ride of CONQUEST Compared to C-DORY 25

As jimh says, is your so-called source actually a boater with either boats? Because a 25' C-Dory and Conquest are very different boats in a lot of ways above and below the waterline. Sounds like you just need to do a sea trail or go to a boat show and see first hand. Having been in a few C-Dory's, t...
by kwik_wurk
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Non-skid mold for deck repair
Replies: 12
Views: 6726

Re: Non-skid mold for deck repair

No direct match, but try GIBCO FLEX MOLD products.

http://gibcoflexmold.com/patterns/
by kwik_wurk
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Fuel Tank Ruptures During Testing at Boston Whaler plant in Edgewater
Replies: 5
Views: 3006

Re: Boat Fuel Tank Ruptures During Testing at Boston Whaler plant in Edgewater

jihm, Saying a tank (pressure vessel) is under a force of 126,720 lbsf is a bit mis-leading. It's not mathematically wrong, but only part of the engineering/materials concerns. (Saying a tank/pressure vessel under load of 10 psi is much more appropriate.) -- This is like me saying I am under a force...
by kwik_wurk
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Chicagoans putting Whaler to Good Use
Replies: 2
Views: 1882

Chicagoans putting Whaler to Good Use

You may notice a classic whaler dying the river blue today: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-chicago-river-dyed-blue-for-cubs-celebration-20161104-story.html http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/chicago-river-dyed-blue-ahead-of-cubs-victory-parade/ar-AAjTQMi?li=BBnb7Kz Maybe a me...
by kwik_wurk
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Inflatable PFD Recomendations
Replies: 19
Views: 7369

Re: Inflatable PFD Recomendations

I have gone through several inflatable brands, and have now settled on a Spinlock DeckVest LITE . Here is why: I no longer get shoulder and neck fatigue when wearing it all day (as in ~3 continuous days of all day fishing), and has the best "fit" relative to my activities and clothing choi...
by kwik_wurk
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: CONQUEST: Yamaha Two-cycle v. Honda Four-cycle
Replies: 14
Views: 5497

Re: CONQUEST: Yamaha Two-cycle v. Honda Four-cycle

Comment: super low hours to me would be less than 50 hrs. -- And how old are the respective boats, one with Yamaha is circa 2000, and the other boats same vintage or newer? What type of 2 strokes? I would expect that these are actually HPDI engines--which if maintained should be decent motors. Witho...
by kwik_wurk
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailering with a manual transmission
Replies: 21
Views: 9424

Re: Trailering with a manual transmission

What type of car/truck are you using? A 15' whaler is a small boat, maybe 1500lbs boat and trailer. You may simply need a larger tow vehicle. When using chalks, I try and bump into them, THEN into gear rolling back the last 0.5" or so till stopped hence loading the drive line (preventing an acc...
by kwik_wurk
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailering with a manual transmission
Replies: 21
Views: 9424

Re: Trailering with a manual transmission

I know the feeling, the first step out of the car/truck is always a little nerve racking no matter how many decades of doing it... The biggest deal is the parking break, and making sure it is working. (Sometimes the cable just needs to be tightened.) -- And yes ratcheting types are easier to use. On...
by kwik_wurk
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel filter: What Micron
Replies: 27
Views: 10152

Re: Fuel filter: What Micron

When you mount [the fuel-water separating filter assembly], make sure you can fit a jar under the drain fitting. Whatever you do, don't spin the filter and the bowl assembly too tight.
by kwik_wurk
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 16395

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

Love it. The restoration of the boat, and your spraying the boat wearing flip flops. --- Two things I would have never taken on myself.
by kwik_wurk
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Whaler Looks like Grady White
Replies: 21
Views: 9672

Re: New Whaler Looks like Grady White

The profile of the [artist's drawing of the 31 Guardian] sure does look like the current Grady. Maybe they're doing the Mercury, Yamaha, Tohatsu paint-swap-thing. If my memory serves correct this profile was first seen on Ocean Master 31's center consoles in the late 1970's. I can't remember an earl...
by kwik_wurk
Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Black Stain Around Battery and Sulfur Smell
Replies: 4
Views: 2688

Re: Black stain around battery and sulfur smell

As per the two prior comments, you very likely have either over load, over charge charge, or a short causing this problem. You could have a cracked case. That is easy to check for and see. If it's a conventional lead-acid battery, pop the tops off and check water levels. Use a cheapo battery tester ...
by kwik_wurk
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Console: Wood Trim: Gauge Layout
Replies: 9
Views: 4690

Re: MONTAUK 17 Console with Wood Trim

The wood is likely due to some modifications (newer engine for example or fish finder). Often these changes over time leave the console looking like swiss cheese. -- Hence the aluminum gauge plates (where the helm is) and the top wood top plate have been replaced with teak or mahogany. The rear benc...
by kwik_wurk
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Small Drone Tracks Boat Thieves
Replies: 2
Views: 2208

Small Drone Tracks Boat Thieves

[The on-line story linked below tells how a] 14-year-old used a small drone to chase after Camano Island (Washington) boat thieves who stole the family dingy off a mooring: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/14-year-old-uses-drone-to-chase-down-camano-island-boat-thieves-police-say/
by kwik_wurk
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 170 Montauk E-TEC 90
Replies: 9
Views: 5042

Re: Repower 170 Montauk etec 90

With a Montauk 170 and full load, I would do the H.O. A four-cylinder [outboard engine] is really going to perform better with the full load you mention. Your dealers are going to recommend a 90-HP because they probably don't have the H.O. models in stock and have to order them. I have the classic M...
by kwik_wurk
Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brunswick Buys Aluminum Boatbuilder THUNDER JET
Replies: 11
Views: 5982

Re: Brunswick Buys Aluminum Boatbuilder THUNDER JET

When in the pacific northwest and when I am on the saltwater and there are more than 12-boats under 24-feet long, one to five of them will likely be a Thunder Jet or a North River or an Alumaweld boat. In the pacific northwest on fresh water of same size, about three to five of ten boats are going t...
by kwik_wurk
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Beware of Sandbars
Replies: 4
Views: 3571

Re: Beware of Sandbars

That is rather dramatic. And impressove that the engines are stuck nearly upright.
by kwik_wurk
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brunswick Buys Aluminum Boatbuilder THUNDER JET
Replies: 11
Views: 5982

Re: Brunswick Buys Aluminum Boatbuilder THUNDER JET

"Sleds" as they are called out here, are super popular, and by my unofficial count definitely outnumber glass boats in hulls below 24-feet sold. On the rare day that I fish in fresh water with the Montauk, I am one of a handfull of glass boats, everything else is aluminum. People out here ...