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by Don SSDD
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Good time to buy a MFD and Marine Radio
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: Good time to buy a MFD and Marine Radio

Thanks Jim, I looked at the GX2200 as an option based on price. I'm thinking the wait and see for something to come along is a good option.
by Don SSDD
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Good time to buy a MFD and Marine Radio
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: Good time to buy a MFD and Marine Radio

Thanks Jim, I read your good article on marine radios, it was very informative. I guess I'll just buy a radio or MFD that fits the bill when I see it. I'd like a radio with AIS and GPS options as listed on your link.

Don
by Don SSDD
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Good time to buy a MFD and Marine Radio
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Good time to buy a MFD and Marine Radio

There are some end of season sales on now for VHF Marine Band radios and for multi-function displays, but I wonder if the sales or discounts for these electronics are better in spring or fall. My new boat has no VHF Marine Band radio or GPS receiver. and my old boat had both, including a Raymarine A...
by Don SSDD
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2015 Yamaha F115B major oil leak
Replies: 12
Views: 4372

Re: 2015 Yamaha F115B major oil leak

Are the plugs clean? If yes, likely a seal of some kind.
by Don SSDD
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy
Replies: 28
Views: 7634

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

I guess the watchstanders were not standing watch.
by Don SSDD
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18: Engine Height
Replies: 9
Views: 2920

Re: 1986 Outrage 18: Engine Height

Thanks. We are getting a storm for today, then cooler but then warm. I was sailing on Saturday and on the Whaler on Sunday, unbelievable weather this Oct.
by Don SSDD
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Capsize At Jupiter Inlet
Replies: 20
Views: 8262

Re: Capsize At Jupiter Inlet

That video poster has several of these videos on line taken from a drone.

Not a place for anyone who has little experience in this type of water, which includes me.
by Don SSDD
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Capsize At Jupiter Inlet
Replies: 20
Views: 8262

Re: Capsize At Jupiter Inlet

More expert people than me will reply: I'd say this boat was on the wrong side of that wave, he should have stayed behind the crest. Once he went over the crest and hit the downside, his stern got lifted and his nose dove and plowed under. The comments said too much weight in the front, but I don't ...
by Don SSDD
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The new Yanmar turbo-diesel 50hp
Replies: 9
Views: 3066

Re: The new Yanmar turbo-diesel 50hp

I would guess its the torque and torque curve that would determine the useful power of this outboard. It makes 82 ft lbs from 2000-3000 rpm, which is where planing occurs. A gas outboard makes about the same HP and torque numbers, so this thing has the torque of say an 82 hp gas outboard. It might r...
by Don SSDD
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.2000 Mercury 135-HP Suddenly Stops
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Re: c.2000 Mercury 135-HP Suddenly Stops

Scarab wrote:On second thought: I might have run the engine [with the battery switch in the] BOTH setting. Would that cause this result?

What should I do now?


The battery switch in both would not effect engine operation.
by Don SSDD
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18: Engine Height
Replies: 9
Views: 2920

Re: 1986 Outrage Classic 18 foot - engine height

So far, I moved it up one notch, it got rid of most of the excessive spray and seems more stable at top end. I wasn't able to try it with flat water as before, but I did get another 100 RPM to 5800 and 40MPH. I'll try it up another notch when I get a chance. It comes up on plane fast and accelerates...
by Don SSDD
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18: Engine Height
Replies: 9
Views: 2920

Re: 1986 Outrage Classic 18 foot - engine height

Thanks for the replies.
by Don SSDD
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18: Engine Height
Replies: 9
Views: 2920

1986 Outrage 18: Engine Height

I bought another Whaler with a 2001 Honda BF130-HP. I got very little history on the boat or the motor. I get a huge spray next to both sides of the motor from say 3500-RPM to full throttle 5700-RPM, and a GPS-measured speed of 39-MPH. This is with me alone in the board and almost calm water. The bo...
by Don SSDD
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Stainless Steel Cleaner; Stainless Steel Restorer
Replies: 14
Views: 3990

Re: Stainless Steel Cleaner; Stainless Steel Restorer

If you want to remove your stainless and use a buffing wheel, it can be made to look like new. I had a 59 El Camino and used this process, it worked great. I've also used 0000 steel wool to gently remove rust stains on stainless, just go slowly.
by Don SSDD
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Dimensions 1986 Outrage 18
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

Re: Fuel Tank Dimensions 1986 Outrage 18

Yes Bryan, that was me. I will have the part late this week, thanks.
by Don SSDD
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1989 Mercury 90 Only Reaches 4,000-RPM
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

Re: Engine concern - what to look for?

Check plugs, see if you are firing on all cylinders.
by Don SSDD
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Prop Guard Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Re: Prop Guard Advice

Thanks. The Propguardtech ones look worth checking out. Just need something to direct the rope away from the propeller. We are not too concerned with swimmers in the water--not many around here.

Thanks,
Don
by Don SSDD
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Prop Guard Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Prop Guard Advice

We operate a Fire Rescue boat, a 1996 Guardian 25 with twin 135 E-TEC engines, In the fall and spring, we have a lot of lobster trap fishing lines in the area. GIve me advice on a useful propeller guard to protect from rope entanglement. We'd be able to remove it during the summer months. Thanks for...
by Don SSDD
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Dimensions 1986 Outrage 18
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

Re: Fuel Tank Dimensions 1986 Outrage 18

Thanks Phil.
by Don SSDD
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Dimensions 1986 Outrage 18
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

Re: Fuel Tank Dimensions 1986 Outrage 18

Thanks. E-Components site has no specifics that I could see, the old post said it was part #5-062B, I could not find it on the site or via a Google search.

Don
by Don SSDD
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Dimensions 1986 Outrage 18
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

Fuel Tank Dimensions 1986 Outrage 18

What are the dimensions of the original [fuel] tank [for a 1986 Outrage 18]?

What is the depth?

I need a new mechanical fuel tank gauge. Mine has a five-bolt flange on the tank. I believe some have a 4 bolt.

Thanks,
Don
by Don SSDD
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank Dimensions 1986 Outrage 18
Replies: 0
Views: 1103

Fuel Tank Dimensions 1986 Outrage 18

What are the dimensions of the original tank? Looking for the depth as I need a new mechanical fuel tank gauge. Mine has a 5 bolt flange on the tank, I believe some have a 4 bolt.

Thanks,
Don
by Don SSDD
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Difference between 2004 and 2017 model year 190 Outrage
Replies: 10
Views: 2823

Re: Difference between 2004 and 2017 model year 190 Outrage

See how easy it is to learn stuff? I'm not arguing because I am wrong. I just thought the Nantucket was not an Outrage since they didn't call it an Outrage for some reason. They had bigger Outrages in 2004, why didn't they names the 190 model an Outrage if it was the same hull?
by Don SSDD
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Boating in Eastern Canada, St. Lawrence
Replies: 15
Views: 5328

Re: Boating in Eastern Canada, St. Lawrence

I've never seen one, but I've heard belugas are very curious and friendly. My father in law had a 40 ft Cape Island boat, I've been on it when the humpbacks would come up under the boat and rub against it. Jim, I think the whales are there any month you would want to be there in a boat, all summer a...
by Don SSDD
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Difference between 2004 and 2017 model year 190 Outrage
Replies: 10
Views: 2823

Re: Difference between 2004 and 2017 model year 190 Outrage

Was there a 190 Outrage in 2004?

There was a Nantucket 190 which weighed 2050-lbs; a 2017 Outrage 190 weighs 2050-lbs.

Another weird thing--to me at least--the 2017 190 Montauk weighs 1900-lbs, less than the 2004 Nantucket which became the Montauk 190 later.

These are all dry weights.
by Don SSDD
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Difference between 2004 and 2017 model year 190 Outrage
Replies: 10
Views: 2823

Re: Difference between 2004 and 2017 model year 190 Outrage

From what I found the dry weight is the same, 2050 lbs, so one would think the hulls are the same.
by Don SSDD
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Merc 90 hp efi 4 Stoke looses power then clears up.
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Re: 2007 Merc 90 hp efi 4 Stoke looses power then clears up.

Sounds like it goes away after it warms up? Sounds electronic, if you have changed all possible sources of fuel starvation. A sensor?
by Don SSDD
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy
Replies: 28
Views: 7634

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

I think these Navy vessels have a big enough complement to have a person on watch at all times in a busy shipping lane, on deck with their eyes. In addition to more people on watch in front of the technology, and they have lots of technology. In this day and age, why would a US Navy vessel operating...
by Don SSDD
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 with 2001 Honda BF130
Replies: 6
Views: 2726

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 with 2001 Honda BF130

Thanks Jim and Joe.
by Don SSDD
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 with 2001 Honda BF130
Replies: 6
Views: 2726

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 with 2001 Honda BF130

Thanks Jim, I read that post, I guess if a head goes in any 2001 outboard, you have big problems. Hondas are low production numbers, so parts are likely rare and harder to find. You can find lots of bad outboard motors of all makes, the forums are full of them. But if they are reliable for most peop...
by Don SSDD
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 with 2001 Honda BF130
Replies: 6
Views: 2726

1986 Outrage 18 with 2001 Honda BF130

Has anyone had any experience with [a 1986 Boston Whaler OUTRAGE 18 boat] with [a 2001 HONDA BF130] outboard?

The Honda BF130 weighs about 500-lbs from what I can find. They seem to work well, and anyone who has one seems pleased.

Are they a good combination?

Thanks,
Don
by Don SSDD
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Float Switch Choice by State of Manufacturing Plant
Replies: 8
Views: 3106

Re: Float Switch Choice by State of Manufacturing Plant

[I] found [the good float switch I was asking about being made in Maine] is made in Florida [and it is called an] Ultra.--Don
by Don SSDD
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Float Switch Choice by State of Manufacturing Plant
Replies: 8
Views: 3106

Float Switch Choice by State of Manufacturing Plant

[Have readers] ever heard of a good [float] switch made in Maine? I can't find it. Thanks--Don
by Don SSDD
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1994 Evinrude Overheat
Replies: 5
Views: 1799

Re: 1994 Evinrude Overheat

Flymo--thanks.
by Don SSDD
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Refinishing RPS
Replies: 2
Views: 1299

Re: Refinishing RPS

My recommendation is to sand/clean off all the old finish and apply 5-10 coats of a very good quality finish like Epifanes. Maake sure you get all the old stuff off.

Don
by Don SSDD
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Specialty Marine for refit
Replies: 7
Views: 3170

Re: Specialty Marine for refit

Solid teak Jefecino. It did not have any drain holes in the bottom of the RPS BTW.

Don
by Don SSDD
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1994 Evinrude Overheat
Replies: 5
Views: 1799

Re: 1994 Evinrude Overheat

My outboard is a 140-HP V4 loop-charged.
by Don SSDD
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1994 Evinrude Overheat
Replies: 5
Views: 1799

Re: 1994 Evinrude Overheat

Thanks. The engine would crank over but would not start. The boat has two batteries, and they were not run down. The engine seemed to be cranking at a normal speed. The fuel primer bulb was hard. The fuel tank was 3/4-full. [Lack of fuel] wasn't [the cause of the non start]. I also put on a new fuel...
by Don SSDD
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1994 Evinrude Overheat
Replies: 5
Views: 1799

1994 Evinrude Overheat

My [1994 Evinrude outboard engine that later is described as a 140-HP loop-charged V4] had been working fine. I had not used it in a while. The two-year-old automatic bilge pump quit working again, so I went to my mooring, started the outboard to let it recharge the batteries while I pumped out the ...
by Don SSDD
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Specialty Marine for refit
Replies: 7
Views: 3170

Re: Specialty Marine for refit

I bought their teak seat with the stainless arms. The stainless is what I would say is typical of a lot of "new" lesser quality stainless, it got a bit of very thin rust on it after 1 year. I also bought the vinyl cooler pad, both it and the vinyl seat seem fine. The wood looks great and t...
by Don SSDD
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13" Sport - Cleaning Steering at Motor End
Replies: 6
Views: 2588

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
by Don SSDD
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Orientation of Boat In Hurricane Conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 3441

Re: Orientation of Boat In Hurricane Conditions

The best place for a boat in a storm is on a mooring if you have that option.
Don
by Don SSDD
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Evinrude 140-HP Misfire
Replies: 17
Views: 5057

Re: Evinrude 140-HP Misfire

Thanks Robert, I do run Seafoam a couple of times a year in everything I own with a carb.

Don
by Don SSDD
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Evinrude 140-HP Misfire
Replies: 17
Views: 5057

Re: Evinrude 140-HP Misfire

I like that tester Jim, great tool and not expensive.

Don
by Don SSDD
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Evinrude 140-HP Misfire
Replies: 17
Views: 5057

Re: Evinrude 140-HP Misfire

I should add, I only started wrenching on anything about 13 years ago, I work in an office and never get my hands dirty. But I enjoy figuring out mechanical things.
by Don SSDD
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Evinrude 140-HP Misfire
Replies: 17
Views: 5057

Re: Evinrude 140-HP Misfire

I do have the Clymer B733 EJ 91-94 Manual. I think I looked for the shop manual at the time and then bought this when I couldn't find one. My concern with working on a 2 stroke outboard is a lack of familiarity with the whole setup. Multi carbs, a charge coil, power coil, 8 sensor coils, power pack,...
by Don SSDD
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Evinrude 140-HP Misfire
Replies: 17
Views: 5057

Re: Evinrude 140-HP Misfire

That is very helpful Robert.

The engine has likely seen hard use in saltwater. I bought it with the Guardian two years ago.

Don
by Don SSDD
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Evinrude 140-HP Misfire
Replies: 17
Views: 5057

Evinrude 140-HP Misfire

My 1994 [Evinrude 140-HP outboard engine that employs] loop-charging has a misfire. [The Evinrude 140-HP engine] would normally [accelerate to] 5,500-PRM, but now only [accelerates to] 4,000-RPM. It sounds like it has one cylinder not firing, and one spark plug is very black. The spark plugs are new...
by Don SSDD
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Outrage 25 Commercial Hull Navigation lights?
Replies: 2
Views: 939

1996 Outrage 25 Commercial Hull Navigation lights?

[Seeks] a source for the port and starboard sidelight lamps [for a 1996 Boston Whaler OUTRAGE 25 commercial version hull]. What is on there now is original. One has busted off completely. Looking for a proper replacement. I guess the originals were black pot metal.

Thanks,
Don