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by skistler
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Towing with a Subaru Crosstrek
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Towing with a Subaru Crosstrek

I've been towing boats (and various and sundry other stuff) with Subaru’s for years. We are on our fourth Legacy Wagon or Outback, which we currently use to pull a Montauk 17 with an old Evinrude 90-HP V4 (soon to be replaced by a Suzuki DF90A). The Outback is a 2014 3.6R (250 HP flat-six), and it h...
by skistler
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB RPS SEAT
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: WTB RPS SEAT

I have a fiberglass seat back (with cushioned back rest) from a Montauk. I only have the seat back - the previous owner of my boat bought it to replace the teak back, which I preferred to keep. It’s free to a fellow Whaler enthusiast; I’d love to have it out of my basement. It can be picked up in Al...
by skistler
Mon May 25, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Reversible Pilot Seat for OUTRAGE 17
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Re: WTB: Reversible Pilot Seat for OUTRAGE 17

Not sure if you are still looking, but I have a near-perfect RPS seat back (in fiberglass not teak) that’s yours for the taking. It’s in Alexandria, VA, but I am a yinzer by birth and often in Pittsburgh (at least I was before COVID and will be again soon, I hope). [Please call, text, or email the f...
by skistler
Sat May 07, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Replacement Key for Console Door Locks - 1989 Montauk
Replies: 8
Views: 4619

Re: Replacement Key for Console Door Locks - 1989 Montauk

I just restored my console, and rather than deal with a locksmith, etc., I just replaced them with a new pair: http://search.defender.com/?Action=2&AnswerId=23799&SH=QT1DYW0gbG9ja35CPUNhbSBsb2NrfkQ9MjV_ST1QcmljZX5KPVBhcnRpYWxNYXRjaH5LPTR_TD0xfk09MX4&SI=5d2997c3-3d58-4595-b70c-1560efebc1d...
by skistler
Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Split Bus Fuse Block
Replies: 16
Views: 6273

Re: Split Bus Fuse Block

Jim is correct, there's really no need to wire things up the way I am proposing. I tend to overcomplicate things because, well, that's just the kind of person I am. As I mentioned in the first post in this thread, my setup is driven by my (arguably irrational) desire to have a subset of my electrica...
by skistler
Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Split Bus Fuse Block
Replies: 16
Views: 6273

Re: Split Bus Fuse Block

Thanks for the Digikey link - that could save me some money. I was indeed just planing to use push-on connectors, but soldering on some pigtails is an option, too. All of the socket options I looked at seemed more trouble than they were worth (although I must admit I do like the way they limit the e...
by skistler
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Split Bus Fuse Block
Replies: 16
Views: 6273

Re: Split Bus Fuse Block

Well, that's why I was thinking of feeding the B+ terminal from one of the circuits on the A+ terminal - so that the whole B+ circuit would be fused just upstream of the relay (meaning the relay would then be fused with a lower amperage fuse than the terminal block, and closer). In terms of a relay,...
by skistler
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Reinstalling Console Doors
Replies: 2
Views: 1603

Re: Reinstalling Console Doors

Thanks - on they go then! FWIW, I love oiled teak on any cabin parts (or the Danish modern furniture in my home, for that matter), but what I like about Deks for this application is the availability of the gloss finish, which I find harder wearing on external surfaces. I first tried it on the ash gu...
by skistler
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Split Bus Fuse Block
Replies: 16
Views: 6273

Re: Split Bus Fuse Block

Many thanks - sounds like I am more-or-less on the right track. I'll likely stick with the first option as it means one less wire from the transom to the console. For the fuse at the batter, I was thinking of a termal fuse block like this one: https://www.bluesea.com/products/5191/MRBF_Terminal_Fuse...
by skistler
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Reinstalling Console Doors
Replies: 2
Views: 1603

Reinstalling Console Doors

I am getting ready to reinstall the console doors on my 1981 Montauk. The previous owner had replaced them with doors made from Starboard, but thankfully for me, he saved all of the original wood. What--if anything--should I use as a sealant? Silicon? A flexible polysufide like Life-Caulk? I am thin...
by skistler
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Split Bus Fuse Block
Replies: 16
Views: 6273

Split Bus Fuse Block

I'm rewiring my 1981 Montauk. I plan to add a DC subpanel under the console to power all of the house electrical system, connected directly to the battery (which is located in the stern). I would like to have a switched partition of the block that powers all of the electronics (stereo, VHF, and GPS/...