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by flymo
Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Mercury 40-HP Two-stroke-cycle
Replies: 11
Views: 3474

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

Bob, I think it could be pre-igniting off the carbon if there is a ton of it. The carbon could also be fouling the intake ports on the one cylinder.

If there are big chunks of carbon in there, it might be easier to just pull the head and have at it with a popsicle stick.

Tim
by flymo
Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Mercury 40-HP Two-stroke-cycle
Replies: 11
Views: 3474

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

That's a bit of a stumper, Bob. If the spark is OK, and it seems like it is, then it's got to be a fuel problem - but how a single-carb twin has problems only on one cylinder is beyond me. I would have said "reeds" but you've already checked them. You characterize this as a rough idle prob...
by flymo
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 17 Sport
Replies: 3
Views: 3365

Re: 17 Sport

It's really impossible to answer your question without more information. Does it come with a trailer? It doesn't have a motor, but is everything else such as steering there and ready to hook up? In your position, I would take the money you're thinking about spending on the 17, and use it to repower ...
by flymo
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank
Replies: 22
Views: 13654

Re: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank

They sell them on Amazon. I may try the diesel version, but I am worried that there's only a top handle - seems like you need three hands to hold in in place and push the button.
by flymo
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank
Replies: 22
Views: 13654

Re: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank

How fast do they pour? That's the downfall of many of the containers I have tried - you're holding a 5 gallon jug up in the air while the fuel comes out in drops.
by flymo
Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank
Replies: 22
Views: 13654

Re: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank

I can't speak to any possible change in threading on the marine gas tank caps - but for lawn equipment, look up "EZ Pour Spout."
by flymo
Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank
Replies: 22
Views: 13654

Re: Super Sport Limited Fuel Tank

Note that the older style "unscrew to vent" caps are still available separately - and work as well as they always did. I'm all for being environmentally sound, but I've spilled far more gas with all of these newer style caps for different types of tanks than I ever did with the bad old ones.
by flymo
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Offshore 27 Re-power with Twin Yamaha F300 4.2L
Replies: 14
Views: 15288

Re: Offshore 27 Re-power with Twin Yamaha F300 4.2L

Really nice - thanks for the pics!
by flymo
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Cracking
Replies: 12
Views: 9790

Re: Gel Coat Cracking

Is the cracking just on the sides of the hull and transom? How about the underneath of the hull? My take on the cracks is that [they were caused because the boat] was just left out in the sun on a trailer for years, never protected, or never waxed. Impact damage usually produces more closely spaced ...
by flymo
Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Limited run 18 Outrage Prints
Replies: 2
Views: 4436

Re: Limited run 18 Outrage Prints

Jeff, print and stickers arrived last night - very nice! Thanks for creating these.

Best wishes for the holiday season!

Tim
by flymo
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Whaler Sport 15 Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 9460

Re: Whaler Sport 15 Rebuild

Using the front thwart to route the cables is a neat trick! However, if the original poster is looking at an optimized fishing setup, he may not want a thwart at all.

And I want to see video of someone using a poling platform on a 15 - I'm guessing it would end with a splash...
by flymo
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New to forum, but boat is not
Replies: 25
Views: 15950

Re: New to forum, but boat is not

That's a pretty good price if the work comes out OK. I didn't think anyone did anything on a boat for less than $1000!
by flymo
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Whaler Sport 15 Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 9460

Re: Whaler Sport 15 Rebuild

It's quite a bit of work to go to a center console - you need to build a rigging tunnel, for example. A cooler as the pilot seat is fine, as long as you're OK without a backrest - and the person you're sharing the seat with had better be a good friend. Regarding the general idea of turning a 15 into...
by flymo
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2006 170 Montauk Re-power
Replies: 9
Views: 7194

Re: 2006 170 Montauk Re-power

Thanks Ridge - I found the info on the old forum, and putting aside the commentary from certain drama queens, it was interesting. I like the Montauk 170, but always felt it was a little underpowered and I don't like the massive black motor they sell on it now. The E-TEC is a great solution. If /when...
by flymo
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2006 170 Montauk Re-power
Replies: 9
Views: 7194

Re: 2006 170 Montauk Re-power

RIDGE--Wow. The Evinrude E-TEC 115 H.O. on the 170 MONTAUK looks great! It looks much less bulky than the stock motor on my friend's boat, and I also like the color match. Do you have any performance data?
by flymo
Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp
Replies: 28
Views: 13613

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

However, it looks like the crossmember just bolts on, so you could get another one, mount it on top of the side rails, and put another keel roller on it. You could also gain a little ground by flipping the existing keel roller around to the forward side of the crossmember - but my inclination would ...
by flymo
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: VERADO and Hydro-lock
Replies: 21
Views: 13496

Re: VERADO and Hydro-lock

It's one thing to say we now know what to avoid (dropping into reverse when slowing down suddenly) but if you read the tales of woe, you'll see that most folks didn't intend to find reverse, but did. It's not always easy to work a throttle lever precisely when things are bouncy. I would not characte...
by flymo
Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1975 Montauk: Transducer Ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 8032

Re: 1975 Montauk: Transducer Ideas

On my 15, I ran the transducer cable through the splashwell drain hole on one side. I had to take a file to the corners of the attached plug to get it to fit through the hole (Lowrance transducer) but I didn't have to remove much material at all. It made for a very clean install, and the 5/16" ...
by flymo
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Restarting Engine After Running Fuel Tank Dry
Replies: 11
Views: 10041

Re: Restarting Engine After Running Fuel Tank Dry

I've inadvertently run my F70 dry a couple of times--no big deal. After connecting up to the full tank, I used the priming procedure that was recommended by my dealer before the first start (I did the install myself): --pump primer bulb until hard --turn the key to the on position (not start) for a ...
by flymo
Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-power with Electronic Remote Throttle and Shift
Replies: 8
Views: 5075

Re: Re-power with Electronic Remote Throttle and Shift

Duane, my understanding, from reading that thread and some others, is that the mechanism works as follows: 1) boat is moving forward and operator needs to stop suddenly 2) operator pulls back to neutral but goes just past it into reverse 3) motor stalls as it's at idle speed with a lot of backwards ...
by flymo
Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2006 170 Montauk Re-power
Replies: 9
Views: 7194

Re: 2006 170 Montauk Re-power

If it's a 2006, you mean a 170 Montauk, right? I have driven a friend's 2010 version, which I think has the same Mercury 90 FOURSTROKE. On the 170 with its fairly wide stern, the engine weight was not problem, so lightening-up would not seem to have a major advantage. As long as your existing Mercur...
by flymo
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-power with Electronic Remote Throttle and Shift
Replies: 8
Views: 5075

Re: Re-power with Electronic Remote Throttle and Shift

How do you hydrolock an engine going from forward to reverse? http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/021222.html That article also clarifies that the Yamaha controls have adjustable friction, but not an adjustable detent. [Moderator's comment: Also see a more recent discussion re electronic cont...
by flymo
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-power with Electronic Remote Throttle and Shift
Replies: 8
Views: 5075

Re: Re-power with Electronic Remote Throttle and Shift

Chuck, I am inferring from your message that there is no actual lock in neutral like the old mechanical controls. Is there instead a strong, positive detent at neutral, or is it adjustable in some way? That would be sufficient, in my opinion. I frequently drive my sister-in-law's 18 with an aftermar...
by flymo
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Offshore 27 Re-power with Twin Yamaha F300 4.2L
Replies: 14
Views: 15288

Re: Offshore 27 Re-power with Twin Yamaha F300 4.2L

Chuck, need some pics of that bad boy!

I always loved the Offshore 27, and if I hit the lottery I'd get the version of it that's still available from Brunswick CGP. I have a friend who has one of the 4.2s on another boat, and he loves it.

Tim
by flymo
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 150 Montauk 60-HP: Four-blade Propeller
Replies: 16
Views: 9506

Re: 150 Montauk 60-HP: Four-blade Propeller

Yes, it's a bit confusing. Up through 60 horses, Yamaha's "F" designation denotes the smaller gearcase, and "T" refers to the intermediate gearcase. At 70 horses, they only offer the intermediate gearcase, so the F70 has the same gearcase and gear ratio as the T60, while the F60 ...
by flymo
Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-power with Electronic Remote Throttle and Shift
Replies: 8
Views: 5075

Re: Re-power with Electronic Remote Throttle and Shift

I don't know the answer. I would ask whether the new controls have a positive stop at neutral, to prevent inadvertently slipping into reverse when stopping suddenly. The old Yamaha mechanical controls had this feature, but some other manufacturer's controls do not, and I am not sure about the new Ya...
by flymo
Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 150 Montauk 60-HP: Four-blade Propeller
Replies: 16
Views: 9506

Re: 150 Montauk 60-HP: Four-blade Propeller

It will get to the RPM in the same time if I keep the pitch close. No, it really won't - there's more to propeller design than pitch. I am well aware that you have a Mercury Bigfoot, which has the larger gearcase and different gear ratio compared to the regular Mercury 60 (as does the Yamaha F70, c...
by flymo
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2002 210 Outrage Re-power
Replies: 7
Views: 5436

Re: 2002 210 Outrage Re-power

Sailor, I own a 3.3L F200 and we've had 10 great years with it. Despite that experience, I would not even think about getting one today - 4.2L all the way. There is no substitute for cubic inches, which is especially important if you want a 250 - do you really want a smaller displacement motor, tune...
by flymo
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 150 Montauk 60-HP: Four-blade Propeller
Replies: 16
Views: 9506

Re: 150 Montauk 60-HP: Four-blade Propeller

Just based on my own experience with the F70, I would NOT recommend a 4-bladed prop. You want less blade area, not more, to allow the prop to spin up faster, into the motor's high RPM where it makes its power. I am very happy with the SCD3 on my F70 and I would recommend trying that first. A heavy b...
by flymo
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 150 Montauk 60-HP: Four-blade Propeller
Replies: 16
Views: 9506

Re: 150 Montauk 60-HP: Four-blade Propeller

I am not really clear on why you want a four-blade propeller, as opposed to just dropping pitch to get better acceleration. I had the impression that four-blade propellers were for better grip and heavy loads, not for improved acceleration. In fact, I would have thought that in your situation of a r...
by flymo
Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 11 SUPER SPORT Steering
Replies: 10
Views: 5796

Re: 11 SUPER SPORT Steering

Don't be shocked as 11s are as rare as hen's teeth. Can you take a pic so people know what problem you are facing?
by flymo
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 MONTAUK: First Time on a Mooring; Drain Plug
Replies: 16
Views: 9199

Re: 170 MONTAUK: First Time on a Mooring; Drain Plug

Having tried the two pendants thing, I advise against that - it's a complete nightmare. As wind and tide swing the boat around, the pendants sink and wrap themselves around the mooring chain and the whole thing becomes a tangled mess. Been there, done that, and you don't want to. If you are in a she...
by flymo
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 OUTRAGE 18, Yamaha F115B
Replies: 13
Views: 8747

Re: 1988 OUTRAGE 18, Yamaha F115B

Fish, glad to hear the performance has improved so much with the fixes recommended on the old forum. Are you running a Yamaha shifter, and if so, which one? As I recall, the Yamaha shifters I have used have a hard detent lock at neutral, that is, when you go to neutral it locks there until you expli...
by flymo
Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Boston Whaler 15-foot Hull
Replies: 11
Views: 6722

Re: The Boston Whaler 15-foot Hull

The classic 15' is "for sure" a remarkable hull. However, one should test drive the newer Montauk 150. Nothing short of "amazing"! I like the new-style Montauks in general, and would consider buying one if you were allowed to choose your own motor. Even then, the horsepower rati...
by flymo
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repair of Hairline Cracks in c.1970 Gel Coat
Replies: 10
Views: 6794

Re: Repair of Hairline Cracks in c.1970 Gel Coat

If you read the old forum, it has many discussions on this subject. The short story is that the cracks really can't be repaired - you need to sand down to the bare glass and recoat. Big job.

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by flymo
Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Mercury 90 Fourstroke: Increasing Power
Replies: 21
Views: 18446

Re: Mercury 90 Fourstroke: Increasing Power

Assuming this is on your Montauk 170, the more powerful motor would appeal to the very small subset of buyers who are willing to take the risk of operating a boat with a motor that is above the rated horsepower of the hull. All others will run away fast. Having driven a Montauk 170 with the 90, it s...
by flymo
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 MONTAUK 17: Vertical Cracks in Gel Coat near Transom
Replies: 3
Views: 3311

Re: 1993 MONTAUK 17: Vertical Cracks in Gel Coat near Transom

Although I'm not sure I completely sure what location you are describing, if there are no cracks elsewhere on the boat and these are on both sides, it seems likely the hull was exposed to some stress that caused them. I would be careful moving forward with this. I have only seen the term "deadr...
by flymo
Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Horn for OUTRAGE 20
Replies: 1
Views: 3232

Re: Horn for OUTRAGE 20

I have an all-stainless horn from a company called Ongaro. I bought it at www.defender.com. It has held up well and has a nice loud tone.

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by flymo
Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19
Replies: 46
Views: 25507

Re: Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Re-power for Outrage 18/19

Quite right - improved range is a benefit of modern outboards with improved fuel economy that is often overlooked in repower discussions. For anyone who spends a lot of time trolling, the difference is really dramatic. On a family boat, the reduced noise and smell is also significant.

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by flymo
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Power Saw
Replies: 37
Views: 18271

Re: Power Saw

Jim, the radial arm saw has largely been replaced by the sliding compound mitre saw, which is somewhat safer, and more versatile. A 12" version will let you cut fairly wide planks to length. For the work you describe, I'd be inclined to get that plus a handheld circular saw, commonly known by t...
by flymo
Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Stains Keep Coming Back
Replies: 9
Views: 6261

Re: Gel Coat Stains Keep Coming Back

My sister-in-law has the same problem on her 18 - recurring stains, light brown in color. Unfortunately the diagnosis, from a local shop which restores a lot of Whalers, is that the cause is indeed the problem you cite, water in the hull, combined with relatively thin, old gelcoat. A coat of wax wil...