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by flymo
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailering with a manual transmission
Replies: 21
Views: 7686

Re: Trailering with a manual transmission

I'm missing why the chock on a rope isn't solving all your problems. Can't you just release the ebrake, rest on the chock, and take off on your own sweet time? I use a big rubber chock from Harbor Freight and I think it would hold it - guess you could use two if needed. I learned to drive on a car w...
by flymo
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailering with a manual transmission
Replies: 21
Views: 7686

Re: Trailering with a manual transmission

I really like the chock on a rope idea - maybe I'm a sissy, but I'm also very conservative when it comes to not launching the tow vehicle. Even with an automatic, I use a chock, and leave the tow vehicle in park, emergency brake on, with the motor running, while I launch or winch up the boat. I now ...
by flymo
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Mercury 60-HP Fuel Use
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

Re: Merc 60 HP Fuel usage general comment

Yes, it's amazing how little fuel these newer outboards use at idle. We always try to remember to put stabilizer in the tank while the boat is still on the water, so we know it flushes through the system. Interesting to know how long it takes to run out, though.
by flymo
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine height: 1992 GLS 15 with 2002 Mercury 50 HP 4-stroke EFI
Replies: 12
Views: 4136

Re: Engine height: 1992 GLS 15 with 2002 Mercury 50 HP 4-stroke EFI

and then here are the plates installed, complete with spruce needles: DSCN0652.jpg and with the motor ("two holes up" from the lowest mounting): F70wsteering.jpg I do still have a chunk of the 316 tubing; you are welcome to the leftover if it will help with your situation. It was just hand...
by flymo
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine height: 1992 GLS 15 with 2002 Mercury 50 HP 4-stroke EFI
Replies: 12
Views: 4136

Re: Engine height: 1992 GLS 15 with 2002 Mercury 50 HP 4-stroke EFI

Anthony, regarding the 1" height, that was simply my guess based on your third pic, which showed the "hook" in the transom mount roughly 1" above the top of the transom. If mounted all the way down, it would be resting on or very close to the transom. Or so it looked from the pic...
by flymo
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine height: 1992 GLS 15 with 2002 Mercury 50 HP 4-stroke EFI
Replies: 12
Views: 4136

Re: Engine height: 1992 GLS 15 with 2002 Mercury 50 HP 4-stroke EFI

Welcome aboard Anthony! Great boat, nice you were able to give it a home where it will get some use. For reference, my 1989 15-footer is powered with a Yamaha F70; it is mounted "two holes up" or two holes above the lowest possible mounting point. My lower bolts are drilled at an upward an...
by flymo
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 OUTRAGE 21 Re-power with Twin HONDA 90
Replies: 5
Views: 2661

Re: 2001 OUTRAGE 21 Re-power with Twin HONDA 90

My guess of two 90-HP engine equally one 150-HP was just that, a guess based on performance I have seen reported. However, it roughly matches your 20-percent figure.
by flymo
Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1976 40 Hp Johnson: Fuel Pours Out of Carburetor
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

Re: 1976 40 Hp Johnson: Fuel Pours Out of Carburetor

As Jim stated, I have found with carburetors that, when tilted, fuel drips out. So at the end of the trip I always run the carbs dry. Even with doing that I notice some drips in my splash well. That means when I next start the motor I need to prime with the squeeze bulb. This gives me an opportunit...
by flymo
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 OUTRAGE 21 Re-power with Twin HONDA 90
Replies: 5
Views: 2661

Re: 21 Outrage Repower

I'm not sure how that math is going to work out for you. From a quick look around, a 2001 Outrage 21 goes for between $15,000 and $20,000. If you add $20,000 worth of Yamahas you get to between $35,000 and $40,000 - and Hondas would be even more. Are you sure you can't buy a newer Boston Whaler boat...
by flymo
Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1994 Evinrude Overheat
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Re: 1994 Evinrude Overheat

Don, the factory service manual for your motor appears to be available at marineengine.com, part number 500612. I bought a manual for my Johnson 70 from them. If your motor cranks but won't start the next thing would be to check for spark. Also, just in case, double-check that the safety key is prop...
by flymo
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1994 Evinrude Overheat
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Re: 1994 Evinrude

Don, it is unlikely that overheating is the cause of your problem. There is no overheat shutdown on your engine, although it will go into "limp home" mode. And in any case that is cleared by shutting down and restarting. I do not think it will do any harm, or additional harm, to try to res...
by flymo
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 150 Montauk Ignition Key Switch Loose
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

Re: 150 Montauk Ignition Key Switch Loose

The spinning switch has broken one of the wires that leads from it. You will need to find the broken wire and repair it. The damage may be obvious or the wire may have pulled out of the connector just a tiny bit and be hard to find.

Flymo
by flymo
Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2003 Dauntless 220 Repair Part Sources
Replies: 17
Views: 4722

Re: 2003 Dauntless 220 Repair Part Sources

To answer a couple of your other questions: - SIM Yamaha [a dealer] as shown in that previous link is a good place to go for parts. It is a family operation and you may find yourself corresponding with Andy Munao, who knows his stuff. The manual indicates that after 500 hours you're supposed to chec...
by flymo
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB Outrage 22 (1989-1993)
Replies: 13
Views: 5342

Re: WTB Outrage 22 (1989-1993)

Yes, that's the one I was referring to. I did not see that you were looking for an open transom - is that what "full width splashwell dam" implies?
by flymo
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB Outrage 22 (1989-1993)
Replies: 13
Views: 5342

Re: WTB Outrage 22 (1989-1993)

irishcreamer wrote:Back in MN this week between Brainderd and Bemidji...any leads appreciated.

Thanks,
IC


Did you look farther down the MARKETPLACE page? That's the best classic 22 I've ever seen.

Tim
by flymo
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2003 Dauntless 220 Repair Part Sources
Replies: 17
Views: 4722

Re: 2003 Dauntless 220 Repair Part Sources

As an owner of a slightly newer Yamaha F200, I can tell you that you don't have digital outputs from the motor, if it is a 2003 model year. Our F200 was built in early 2005 and Yamaha did not have digital outputs until somewhat later in the year - it's not that your motor is dumbed down for Mercury....
by flymo
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Montauk Evinrude 200 H.O. G2
Replies: 16
Views: 6928

Re: 210 Montauk Evinrude 200 H.O. G2

Wow - should be a rocket sled. I am guessing you'll see as much as 55MPH at WOT.

Looking forward to performance reports.
by flymo
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Modifications
Replies: 19
Views: 5718

Re: Trailer Modifications

Bob, since you're in a modifying mood and now have PVC guides, how 'bout changing the rear lights to Pipelights ( http://www.veveinc.com/shop/Pipe-Light-Kit-T-1019-LED-Lights..html?gclid=CjwKEAjwgo6_BRC32q6_5s2R-R8SJAB7hTG-DS0pUxqoGAbmeskLrYJwWuONXZSuJI3lUj1VV2LBKhoCnG3w_wcB )? I have a set on my tr...
by flymo
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13" Sport - Cleaning Steering at Motor End
Replies: 6
Views: 2687

Re: 13" Sport - Cleaning Steering at Motor End

There is a nut you can buy for the port end of the tube, it replaces the stock one and has a grease nipple. The extra grease nipple helps a lot. Don It is called a Steersman Nut, and they work very well. Get the stainless steel version. http://www.steersman.com/html/products.html
by flymo
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1989 Outrage 22 Whaler Drive; Fresh Water; Fully Refurbished ($39,900)
Replies: 10
Views: 5054

Re: 1989 Outrage 22 Whaler Drive; Fresh Water; Refurbished

Wow - that's a stunner! Absolutely beautiful, and all needed work done and done right. Way better than a new Whaler; much cheaper, and you aren't forced into buying a particular brand of motor. I'm at a point in my life where I'm looking to own fewer boats, not more, but this is very tempting. Flymo
by flymo
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 170 Refresh
Replies: 22
Views: 8114

Re: Montauk 170 Refresh

Clay, they're really nice boats, and I'd think a Montauk 170 would be just about perfect for NH lakes - small enough to handle and trailer easily, big enough to deal with occasional rough water in the more exposed areas. I've had my 15 on Squam and it's great but it feels like it would be a little s...
by flymo
Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI
Replies: 29
Views: 12759

Re: 15 Striper Re-power: Mercury 60 EFI

The two factors which combine to create your situation seem quite obvious from your previous posts: --the new engine is able to move the boat faster --the new engine is heavier With those changes, at speed and at high trim angles, you are riding on the stern more than previously, so the lifting stra...
by flymo
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1987 OUTRAGE 18 Re-powered with E-TEC 150
Replies: 14
Views: 5171

Re: 1987 OUTRAGE 18 Re-powered with E-TEC 150

Never, in your situation I would be inclined to move the motor up all the way - you have a reference, in the link provided, to someone's good experience with the same boat and motor. Or possibly one hole down from the top, if you're very conservative. I don't see any need to move it up one hole at a...
by flymo
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: OUTRAGE 25 Whaler Drive Set-up for Tubing
Replies: 4
Views: 1886

Re: 1991 outrage 25 WD and tubing

With a boat that size, for occasional tubing, no need for a bridle at all - just tie the towline to one of the stern eyes.
by flymo
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: GUARDIAN 18 Mercury 150 FOURSTROKE Not VERADO
Replies: 5
Views: 2199

Re: GUARDIAN 18 Mercury 150 FOURSTROKE Not VERADO

See if the dealer you bought the motor from will let you try props before you buy one. The downside is you'll be restricted to what he has in stock, and the props with the motor manufacturer's brand name on them tend to be the most expensive. An aluminum prop won't tell you much about what type of s...
by flymo
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: VRO: Minimum Compression to Run the Air Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

Re: VRO: Minimum Compression to Run the Air Pump

Your experiment pumping the fuel bulb tends to rule out a blockage in the carburetors themselves. The idea to clean or replace the pulse limiter is a good one, and while you're at it, replace the pulse line itself. It may have gotten soft over time, or perhaps someone replaced it with a piece of mor...
by flymo
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Montauk OptiMax 200
Replies: 10
Views: 3694

Re: 210 Montauk OptiMax 200

Ridge, you seem more than familiar with the qualities of the Optimax, the good and the bad, so if it's a dedicated ski boat and you don't care about noise, go for it! I'm still suspicious the dealer is looking to unload a motor that's been hanging around a while, and thinks he's found a live one. I'...
by flymo
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Montauk OptiMax 200
Replies: 10
Views: 3694

Re: 210 Montauk OptiMax 200

Strongly recommend driving a boat with an Optimax before making the decision. Like the Yamaha HPDI, the Optimax is a transitional high-pressure fuel injection technology, and it was designed a long time ago so it is well behind the state of the art today. You'll find that it has good power and reas...
by flymo
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 60-HP
Replies: 6
Views: 2409

Re: SPORT 15 60-HP

...doesn't the E-TEC 60 switch between two exhaust paths at a certain RPM? I am generally familiar with the E-TEC engines, and I have never heard of any sort of switching exhaust path on the 60-HP model, on any of the two-cylinder in-line models, or on any of the three-cylinder in-line models. Can ...
by flymo
Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 15 60-HP
Replies: 6
Views: 2409

Re: whaler sport 15 60 Etec or Honda 60?

Both great motors. Have you priced them? I looked at the Honda but it was way more expensive than the F70 I ended up buying. On the technical side, doesn't the E-TEC 60 switch between two exhaust paths at a certain RPM? That always seemed like a potential trouble spot but I have no idea if it has be...
by flymo
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 170 MONTAUK Re-power with 115-HP Mercury Command Thrust
Replies: 24
Views: 9172

Re: 170 MONTAUK Re-power with 115-HP Mercury Command Thrust

Customer-facing staff at any company are carefully trained to give information only in a way that reinforces the company position - not doing so gets them fired. So expecting the "engineer" to say anything contrary to the capacity plate, or give any credible insight into the process by whi...
by flymo
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Yamaha F70 Propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 2928

Re: Yamaha F70 Propeller

Simon, by all means get some time on your new before deciding on a prop - heck, 5 years into it and I'm still experimenting! The 15 is not really all that fast in the grand scheme of things, but it's so light and quick it feels fast, especially in the configurations where you sit low to the water. I...
by flymo
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Yamaha F70 Propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 2928

Re: Yamaha F70 Propeller

Simon--as you may know, the rev-limiter on your F70 kicks in at 6450-RPM, so an occasional trip to 6400 won't hurt anything. What trim were your running in your test? Your comments about the test having minimal weight on board and not caring about top speed are very pertinent. Based on them, that [1...
by flymo
Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Boats Underpowered
Replies: 11
Views: 5349

Re: Mercury 90 Fourstroke: Increasing Power

RIght on Butch - are the maximum power ratings based on safety, or all about maximizing profits?
by flymo
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: NYC to Quebec via Hudson River
Replies: 14
Views: 7337

Re: NYC to Quebec via Hudson River

Paul, that sounds like a great trip. You may already know you can get info on the NY State Canal System here: http://www.canals.ny.gov/index.shtml . It's a fun site to poke around on and they have a printed cruising guide available: http://www.canals.ny.gov/boating/cruisingguide.html. I got a copy a...
by flymo
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank
Replies: 22
Views: 13654

Re: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank

JRP, I got the diesel version of the carry tank you recommended for Christmas. I'm happy that it has a rear handle in addition to the top handle. Unfortunately, it pours quite slowly indeed - nowhere near as fast as a conventional spout and air vent. Oh well.
by flymo
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cleaning Non-skid: Preferred Products and Brushes
Replies: 8
Views: 3759

Re: Cleaning Non-skid: Preferred Products and Brushes

Barkeeper's Friend (the powder, not the gel) and a generic scrub brush work well for me. You can get specialized boat cleaners and brushes if you feel like spending 3X the cost for the same thing.

Tim
by flymo
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Older Two-cycle Engine Throttle Behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 2310

Re: Throttle speed floats

Sounds normal to me. You're trying to hold an in-between speed and your boat, motor, and prop combination just won't do that. Every planing boat I have every piloted has that behavior, although not at the same speed, of course. Since this is the opposite of a sweet spot, I am going to invent the ter...
by flymo
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: YAMAHA F70 manufacture date
Replies: 19
Views: 6770

Re: YAMAHA F70 manufacture date

OR buy the motor, forget about when it was actually made, while paying less, and enjoy the whaler for many more years to come. The problem is that Simon did not pay less. If he had paid less, that would be perfectly fair. The dealer expected him to pay the same price for a motor that had been sitti...
by flymo
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: YAMAHA F70 manufacture date
Replies: 19
Views: 6770

Re: YAMAHA F70 manufacture date

Huck, if I have two identical cars to sell you, same mileage, everything, just one's a 2015 and the other is a 2014, which would you expect to pay more for? The 2015, of course. That's the concern here. 10 years from now, it's not a big deal, but if Simon were to resell the motor in the short term, ...
by flymo
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: YAMAHA F70 manufacture date
Replies: 19
Views: 6770

Re: YAMAHA F70 manufacture date

Simon, Yamaha has not really had model years since about 2006 - they just do updates as needed. From a look at the parts listings a simyamaha, it appears that the last major update to the F70 was in 2012. But still, if the guy said it was from 2015 and it turns out to be early 2014, it's at least wo...
by flymo
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Overpowering and Insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 6555

Re: Overpowering and Insurance

Sterling, are you willing to do the installation yourself? Or would the dealer be willing to get all the controls installed, and you could have a local shop hang the motor? The part that only the dealer can do is to set it up so the manufacturer will honor the warranty.
by flymo
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1993 MONTAUK 17 Re-power
Replies: 10
Views: 5114

Re: 1993 MONTAUK 17 Re-power

Is your new motor an F60 or a T60? If you do a search on the old forum using the search string "Montauk AND F60" you'll find lots of posts on the subject. Some folks advocate the T60, with its larger gearcase and prop, others think the F60 works okay.

Tim
by flymo
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mechanical Steering Cable Repair
Replies: 11
Views: 4601

Re: Mechanical Steering Cable Repair

Bob, from reading your other posts, it sounds like you have a 15 Super Sport Limited. As others have said, $500 is insanely high. A full replacement system is no more than $200 and it should take maybe 2 hours labor tops. I'd run away from that marina - seems like they're really looking to rip you o...
by flymo
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: VERADO and Hydro-lock
Replies: 21
Views: 13496

Re: VERADO and Hydro-lock

Shifting from forward into reverse while the boat is traveling at speed is an operator error that can result in induced engine damage. It is not a warrantable defect. Unfortunately, we sometimes have to learn life's lessons the hard (and expensive) way. Wow, that's some seriously old-school custome...
by flymo
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Jack Plate For A 1981 13 Sport
Replies: 12
Views: 4278

Re: Jack Plate For A 1981 13 Sport

Butch, the reason Carl's motor is raised is that his 1962 model has a transom set up for a motor with a 15" shaft, and he is using a motor with a 20" shaft. Both your transom and your motor are 20" so you don't need or want the lift. It's certainly very reasonable to make the wedges o...
by flymo
Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Jack Plate For A 1981 13 Sport
Replies: 12
Views: 4278

Re: Jack Plate For A 1981 13 Sport

Butch, I'm not completely clear about the binding you're referring to - is the transom curve preventing the motor from tilting up all the way? Regarding getting the motor to tilt more, I'm sure you've already checked to see if there is some type of adjustment to let it come up higher, but if not, th...
by flymo
Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 220 Re-power
Replies: 17
Views: 6607

Re: Dauntless 220 Re-power

You have what's called a "Mercaha" which is basically a 3.3L Yamaha V6 painted black. Yamaha had a problem with exhaust corrosion in these motors made prior to 2005. You may or may not be able to get Yamaha to help you pay for the repair, but it is certainly worth a try. In any case, altho...
by flymo
Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Mercury 40-HP Two-stroke-cycle
Replies: 11
Views: 3473

Re: 2002 Mercury 40-HP Two-stroke-cycle

Yeah, I guess Sea Foam is better than cracking the crankcase open:-). I think you're on the right track!