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by Ridge Runner
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Revamps Web Site
Replies: 1
Views: 1366

Boston Whaler Revamps Web Site

Boston Whaler just launched their revamped web-site. In the build-your-boat section you can now see the boat from different angles. http://www.bostonwhaler.com
by Ridge Runner
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Evinrude RX-4 Propeller and TBX Hub Kits
Replies: 7
Views: 4178

Re: Evinrude RX-4 Propeller and TBX Hub Kits

Jim your pricing instincts are right on target. List price is $700 with market prices at $567.
http://www.boatpropellerwarehouse.com/category/6205/rx4
by Ridge Runner
Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC 200HO G1 vs G2
Replies: 1
Views: 1186

E-TEC 200HO G1 vs G2

I was searching for some info on the first generation E-Tec 200HO and ran across this recent, May 2016, video of the G1 vs the G2 200HO. Entertaining "real life" comparison: https://www.tradeboats.com.au/tradeaboa ... 0-g1-vs-g2
by Ridge Runner
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1973 Outrage 21 Ski Bar
Replies: 8
Views: 3291

Re: Ski Bar for 1973 Outrage 21

I believe mine is 1" - but I can't measure it for two weeks as I am traveling. I purchased the TurboSwing XL model rated for 600 lbs.
by Ridge Runner
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1973 Outrage 21 Ski Bar
Replies: 8
Views: 3291

Re: Ski Bar for 1973 Outrage 21

Here is the Turbo Swing on my 170 Montauk. The Turbo Swing is very strong it installs by thru bolting through the stern. Easily tows two larger tubes with two of the roller clips.

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by Ridge Runner
Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fitting Out 130 SPORT for In-shore Trolling
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: Fitting Out 130 SPORT for In-shore Trolling

I had configured a 130 Sport for in-shore fishing on the flats of Florida. Here is a link to the old forum that shows the list of what I had installed: http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/014255.html Here is a link to all the pictures: http://s166.photobucket.com/user/josephp732/slideshow/130%...
by Ridge Runner
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: VHF Marine Band Antenna for Small Boats
Replies: 18
Views: 9992

Re: VHF Marine Band Antenna for Small Boats

Shakespeare also makes a 24-inch stainless steel extension mast in standard 1 x 14 threads design with male upper and female lower. Part number 4700-2, and the price is reasonable at $45 on Amazon. If 48-inch is needed two extension masts could be screwed together with thread lock applied. I imagine...
by Ridge Runner
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Using your Whaler for emergency situation
Replies: 4
Views: 2232

Re: Using your Whaler for emergency situation

As Seatracks notes - I have also used the fuel from my boat for other uses. During SS Sandy I had a 295 Conquest with ~300 gallons of fuel, myself and a few neighbors lost power for 10 days. Those 300 gallons went a long way in powering generations that let us keep the refrigerators and freezers run...
by Ridge Runner
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Montauk OptiMax 200
Replies: 10
Views: 3694

Re: 210 Montauk OptiMax 200

I bet that the twin Opitmax's pull extremely strong. That's a good amount of blade area so I would understand the comment about you being able to pull the handle out of the skier's hand. My 170 Montauk with the E-Tec 115H.O. will do that with one skier. The 150HP Optimax's have always been rock soli...
by Ridge Runner
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Montauk OptiMax 200
Replies: 10
Views: 3694

Re: 210 Montauk OptiMax 200

Thank you for the response, I pull two 225lb slalom skiers from deep water starts. My 170 Montauk with the V-4 ETEC 115H.O. can barely do this running an extremely light load and underpropped turning a Power Tech Prop SCD-4 13x17 Propeller. The skiers really have to pull themselves out of the water....
by Ridge Runner
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Montauk OptiMax 200
Replies: 10
Views: 3694

Re: 210 Montauk OptiMax 200

Yes - I think it is a bit of a unique situation. The dealer has an OptiMax 200 on the showroom floor. From what I have seen out-right purchasing price difference between the FOURSTROKE 150 and OptiMax 200 is about $2,000 more for the OptiMax 200 in the market.
by Ridge Runner
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Montauk OptiMax 200
Replies: 10
Views: 3694

Re: 210 Montauk OptiMax 200

Jim, I completely understand your point. One of the things that worries me is the time it will take for the outboard to spin-up quickly and generate enough torque. The Mercury 150 FOURSTROKE is a large displacement in-line four cylinder engine, which in my experience, will be slower to spin-up then ...
by Ridge Runner
Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Montauk OptiMax 200
Replies: 10
Views: 3694

210 Montauk OptiMax 200

I am seriously considering moving up from my 170 Montauk rigged with a E-TEC 115 H.O. I have found a left-over 2015 210 Montauk at a dealership that is providing a very good discount--rare for this boat. The boat is rigged with the base engine, a Mercury 150-HP FOURSTROKE. The dealer is willing to g...
by Ridge Runner
Wed May 18, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk Re-power with TOHATSU TLDI 90
Replies: 8
Views: 4101

Re: Montauk Re-power with TOHATSU TLDI 90

The Tohatsu TLDI 90 is a fine choice - 337lbs, 1267cc, 5 year warranty. The technology is similar to a Mercury Optimax using an air assisted direct fuel injection system. As stated over and over on this forum - one of the deciding criteria should be your relationship with your local dealer.
by Ridge Runner
Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2009 VW Sport Wagon as Tow Vehicle
Replies: 8
Views: 3873

Re: 2009 VW Sport Wagon as Tow Vehicle

I believe VW lowered the rating on the 2009 Sport Wagon's towing capacity and rated the capacity differently based on the engine and transmission combination: - 1,500lbs for the 2.5L gas engine and manual transmission - 1,000lgs for the 2.5L gas engine and automatic transmission - 1,000lbs for the T...
by Ridge Runner
Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury and Yamaha Co-manufacturing of Engines
Replies: 13
Views: 5169

Re: Mercury and Yamaha Co-manufacturing of Engines

The divesture of the bowling business was a two stage process: 1) The retail bowling centers - 85 sites - were sold to Bowlmor AMF for $270M in 2014 2) The Bowling Products Business was sold to BlueArc Capital Management LLC - BlueArc Capital Management in late 2014 had raised $39 million for a new ...
by Ridge Runner
Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Engine Choice in 115-HP
Replies: 11
Views: 8277

Re: Engine Choice in 115-HP

Prices that I have seen on this new 2.1-liter 115-HP engine are in the $8,200 range with only a very small premium for the PRO XS version. Mercury is currently offering a $750 rebate on these motors. $7,450 for a new 115-HP engine with a three-year warranty. Pretty compelling. There are quite a few ...
by Ridge Runner
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moeller 22-gallon On-deck Fuel Tank
Replies: 23
Views: 8535

Re: Moeller 22-gallon On-deck Fuel Tank

Correct - I have the brackets screwed into just the deck (no wood), but I did bed the screws and brackets with 3M4200. After seven years of heavy and rough use, mostly water sports so a lot of stress with a full tank in quick turns - jumping on plane - wake jumping, ect, I have not had any problems....
by Ridge Runner
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moeller 22-gallon On-deck Fuel Tank
Replies: 23
Views: 8535

Re: Moeller 22-gallon On-deck Fuel Tank

Phil - I assumed since it's a 2004 and the only 17' foot boats BW made were the 170 Montauk and 170 Sport - that the reference was to the 170 Montauk. The 2004 Dauntless was a 16' footer ;).
by Ridge Runner
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Moeller 22-gallon On-deck Fuel Tank
Replies: 23
Views: 8535

Re: Moeller 22-gallon On-deck Fuel Tank

Yes - I have installed that tank on a 2003 and 2005 170 Montauk:
http://s166.photobucket.com/user/joseph ... t=3&page=1

Lot of discussion in the old forums on this tank:
http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/018886.html
by Ridge Runner
Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS - 2015 135HP ETEC HO
Replies: 0
Views: 1858

FS - 2015 135HP ETEC HO

Not mine but seems like a good deal - http://www.thehulltruth.com/boats-sale- ... -sale.html
by Ridge Runner
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 210 OUTRAGE: Holding Cooler in place
Replies: 13
Views: 5250

Re: 210 OUTRAGE: Holding Cooler in place

I have used a stainless steel cooler hold down kit available from Kennedy Products: http://www.kennedymart.com/proddetail.php?prod=C00L1 I bed the deck base plates with 3M4200. I have used these with Igloo and Engel coolers. Here is the mount on an Engel cooler on my 170 Montauk: Cooler.jpg The turn...
by Ridge Runner
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Interlux Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 2130

Re: Interlux Paint

There are very few brands, other than Boston Whaler, that you would associate with have so much long term value and durability to be passed from generation to generation. It's great to have a commercial like this remind me of how proud it is to be a Boston Whaler owner.
by Ridge Runner
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: John Greviskis Throws Evinrude Under the Bus
Replies: 31
Views: 15114

Re: John Greviskis Throws Evinrude Under the Bus

It is not shown on any cable system that services my area - I believe it has a very limited viewing audience.
by Ridge Runner
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 MONTAUK: Towing Behind Sportfishing Yacht
Replies: 40
Views: 13273

Re: 210 MONTAUK: Towing Behind Sportfishing Yacht

Phil's picture is the actual picture of the Boston Whaler build option that Boston Whaler calls " Bow Tow Eye" which is offered as an $1,318 option on the 210 Montauk. It seems this may also be retro fitted. http://www.toweye.com/ lists Boston Whaler as one of the boat buiders that uses it...
by Ridge Runner
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 MONTAUK: Towing Behind Sportfishing Yacht
Replies: 40
Views: 13273

Re: 210 MONTAUK: Towing Behind Sportfishing Yacht

As per Phil's comments and picture, Whaler sells (as a build option) an Bow Tow Eye option for $1,318.00 for the 210 Montauk - I would not attempt long distance towing or towing on a regular basis with just the standard bow eye. The weight of a 210 Montauk will be in the 3,700-lbs range. I would als...
by Ridge Runner
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Overpowering and Insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 6557

Re: Overpowering and Insurance

Sterling - My E-TEC re-power was done directly by an authorized local Evinrude dealer. They had no problem doing the install. My OptiMax re-power I purchased the motor from a high volume Mercury dealer had it shipped to my local marina (also an authorized Mercury dealer) and my local marina did the ...
by Ridge Runner
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Overpowering and Insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 6557

Re: Overpowering and Insurance

Sterling - I have done two re-powers on a 170 Montauk. I still own the 170 Montauk with the ETEC 115HO, but I sold the 170 Montauk that I repowered with the Mercury OPTIMAX PRO XS 115. I had a lot of interest in the boat and it sold very quickly in about 7 days after advertising it. The purchaser wa...
by Ridge Runner
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Overpowering and Insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 6557

Re: Overpowering and Insurance

Onlyawhaler - your reference to the 170 Montauk is my boat. I also talked at length with multiple BoatUS people before going forward with my repower(s). The outboard manufacture's marketed horse power of 115 was the maximum they would insure any they were very careful to have me send them the spec's...
by Ridge Runner
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Keel Guard
Replies: 8
Views: 3770

Re: Keel Guard

Make sure to clean the keel area well with acetone and let the keel guard get warm by laying it out in the sun; it needs to be pliable to work with. Best is to install it on a nice and warm sunny day.
by Ridge Runner
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler in CHANTIX TV Commercial
Replies: 11
Views: 12006

Re: Boston Whaler in CHANTIX TV Commercial

Welcome Captain Billy! - Was your boat just used for the commercial? or did your wife and yourself also get the staring role?
by Ridge Runner
Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler in CHANTIX TV Commercial
Replies: 11
Views: 12006

Re: Boston Whaler in CHANTIX TV Commercial

There is a long time senior member of The Hull Truth - "Captain Billy" who has posted in a CHANTIX based thread on The Hull Truth - He owns a Boston Whaler 15 Dauntless named "Water Bug" and lives in Lake Hartwell SC. This could be his boat - His post and information is half way ...
by Ridge Runner
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler in CHANTIX TV Commercial
Replies: 11
Views: 12006

Re: Boston Whaler in CHANTIX TV Commercial

Jim, it seems that South Carolina allows you to check the ownership records of a boat by the registration numbers - but you will need all the digits - I can not make out the last two alpha characters. Here is the SC DNR link: https://www2.dnr.sc.gov/BoatFacts/BoatF ... hBoatFacts
by Ridge Runner
Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2006 170 Montauk Re-power
Replies: 9
Views: 7194

Re: 2006 170 Montauk Re-power

There is a lot of info in the old forum about my re-powers. The E-TEC 115 H.O. re-power was done in 2009. One of my main uses is pulling one or two skiers from deep water starts. (You can see the turbo swing in the [second] picture [above].) When skiing I run a PowerTech 17-pitch or 19-pitch four-bl...
by Ridge Runner
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2006 170 Montauk Re-power
Replies: 9
Views: 7194

Re: 2006 170 Montauk Re-power

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170 Montauk with Mercury OptiMax ProXS 115
by Ridge Runner
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2006 170 Montauk Re-power
Replies: 9
Views: 7194

Re: 2006 170 Montauk Re-power

170 Montauk with E-Tec 115HO:
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by Ridge Runner
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2006 170 Montauk Re-power
Replies: 9
Views: 7194

Re: 2006 170 Montauk Re-power

I agree with flymo - the E-Tec 90hp in-line 3 cylinder outboard will not make much of a difference on your 170 Montauk. I have re-powered two 2005 170 Montauk's in both cases I went up in HP. One with a E-Tec 115HO - V4 (390lbs) and the other with an OptiMax Pro XS 115 in-line 3 cylinder (375lbs). B...
by Ridge Runner
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Great Lakes November Storms
Replies: 12
Views: 10295

Re: Great Lakes November Storms

There is a pretty good NOAA pdf slide show titled "Great storms of the Great Lakes" - The slide show includes some interesting weather maps and pictures: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/apx/pres ... oNotes.pdf
by Ridge Runner
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:38 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

I will stand on my previous statement - I have always been much more comfortable leaving the plug out. I have been doing this for over 35 years with many, many Boston Whaler boats. From experience a lot more can go wrong with leaving the pug in than leaving it outL batteries can die, float switches ...
by Ridge Runner
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:18 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

I keep my 170 in the water tied up to my dock in Florida. I made the decision to pull the drain plug after too many huge rain storms killed my two large batteries. My 170 does not have any water that comes up over the sump with the plug out; my engine is an E-tec 115HO; the sump is small. I just pre...