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by dtmackey
Sun May 20, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 46879

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

A little more progress.

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by dtmackey
Sun May 20, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha 70
Replies: 9
Views: 3954

Re: SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha 70

Thank you for your opinion Jim. The place I bring props for reconditioning has been in business for 50 years and I've walked through their operation on more than one occasion and it's pretty impressive. They do all the local Coast Guard and Gloucester fishing fleet and also have vans that run from N...
by dtmackey
Sat May 19, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 46879

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Battery arrived today (Group 22) and IMHO this is the perfect battery for 13 and 15 Whalers. Smaller in size than a group 24 and since it's AGM it can stand deep cycling without the concern of damage of the typcial lead/acid battery. https://i.imgur.com/lI4Van2m.jpg https://i.imgur.com/H8DcdTFm.jpg ...
by dtmackey
Sat May 19, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha 70
Replies: 9
Views: 3954

SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha 70

A SUPER SPORT 15 has a Yamaha 70-HP two-stroke-power-cycle engine. I am looking for suggestions for a propeller. The boat is in project stage now, so I can't test anything, but the engine came with a Yamaha stainless propeller that's painted black and size 13 x 17. The proeller does have dings. Is a...
by dtmackey
Fri May 18, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury to Reveal New V8 Outboard Engines in New Zealand
Replies: 8
Views: 2448

Re: Mercury to Reveal New V8 Outboard Engines in New Zealand

Cost cutting engines with new designs and manufacturing technics. Be interesting to see reviews on them. Great point since supercharging an engine to achieve a horsepower rating is not as cost effective as moving to a normally aspirated design that is of lighter weight, simplicity and increased rel...
by dtmackey
Fri May 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury to Reveal New V8 Outboard Engines in New Zealand
Replies: 8
Views: 2448

Re: Mercury to Reveal New V8 Outboard Engines in New Zealand

Several days prior to the Merc V8 release, Yamaha spilled the details on their new V8 at 425-HP and nearly 1,000-lbs with a transom bracket and steering system that looks nearly identical to the Evinrude G2. The Yamaha weight seems excessive and makes the 1,100-lbs 7 Marine 627-HP engine look like t...
by dtmackey
Tue May 15, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 46879

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Made more progress tonight after a crazy day in the office and was able to get the steering and controls in and then screwed the interior in place. Everything is now secure and ready for finishing before I can launch. https://i.imgur.com/bN9EpnPl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/94qnZs9l.jpg https://i.imgur....
by dtmackey
Mon May 14, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cockpit Sump Pumps
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

Re: Cockpit Sump Pumps

Good write up Jim. I used a small Rule bilge pump (as called by Rule) in my old 13 Whaler for over 8 years and it worked great. It was the model that quickly powers on every 2 or so mins and if there's no water or resistance on the pump it shuts off in under a second. I found that it did not impact ...
by dtmackey
Sat May 12, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 46879

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Good day today. Ran up to the lumber yard and grabbed one more piece if Sipo mahogany to complete the last piece for the rear seat storage and laminated that up. While near the barn, I grabbed the Yamaha 70 a brought it home and will paint the motor next weekend and then it's ready to mount and rig....
by dtmackey
Thu May 10, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 46879

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Paint has been a back and forth struggle for me with this project. Seems like the cost of paint has suppliers not carrying the colors I want or the quality of paint I choose. The distributor of Awlgrip did not carry 3 different shades of slightly darker to offset the color of the non-skid, so I've d...
by dtmackey
Tue May 08, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 46879

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

More progress tonight. Bent the new rail to match the damaged rail and installed. Now it looks nice and straight. https://i.imgur.com/2cB6ZWAm.jpg Rubail is installed and also rail. https://i.imgur.com/kXi9iOgm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/7mdcmnHm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/D76qfqVm.jpg On small Whaler typ...
by dtmackey
Sun May 06, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 46879

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Spraying at my friend's shop didn't work out from a logistics point, so I sprayed outside and ran the lawn irrigation for 15 minutes to help knock down any dust. All the smooth interior is painted. Non-skid areas may have some paint, but those are getting non-skid and painted a slightly darker so it...
by dtmackey
Thu May 03, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Primer Paint for Outboard Lower Unit
Replies: 8
Views: 2620

Re: Primer Paint for Outboard Lower Unit

...I presume that once the epoxy hardener and resin are mixed in the spray can, there is a very limited amount of time for using the paint. Depending on the brand of epoxy paint, you may have to mix and let it set for a 30-minutes induction period before spraying. Pot life is generous and I've seen...
by dtmackey
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 15: Cover for electrical terminal block
Replies: 10
Views: 3233

Re: SPORT 15: Cover for electrical terminal block

Great stateside resource Jim and that would minimize the shipping time as it did take 2 weeks to receive my box that matched the interior perfectly. The orde link you provided is for a 3.5"X 3.5"X 3.5" and that seems excessive in size for what's needed. https://www.mouser.com/ProductD...
by dtmackey
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 15: Cover for electrical terminal block
Replies: 10
Views: 3233

Re: SPORT 15: Cover for electrical terminal block

Found my purchase and the eBay listing ended, but I think the listings below are similar. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Waterproof-Small-Plastic-Electronic-Project-Box-Enclosure-Case-82-x-58-x-35mm-/231668503561?hash=item35f084d409 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Waterproof-Plastic-Electronic-Project-Cover-Box-...
by dtmackey
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 46879

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Decided to mock up the interior one more time to see what else is needed. Since I modified the interior there are differences to what Whaler offered, but this boat is for my use and not the generic offering of what Whaler intended. I enlarged the storage to the rear since there's already a 15 gal ta...
by dtmackey
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 15: Cover for electrical terminal block
Replies: 10
Views: 3233

Re: SPORT 15: Cover for electrical terminal block

They are on eBay and they are a darn close match. Here's a pic of the one I purchased last year against the color chart for Whaler desert sand.

If I have time, I will try to find the transaction in my eBay account and follow up with the vendor.

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by dtmackey
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Primer Paint for Outboard Lower Unit
Replies: 8
Views: 2620

Re: Primer Paint for Outboard Lower Unit

I would do the following: ⋅ Prep the surface with a sandpaper or scuff pad, about 180 grit if there's no real bad spots ⋅ spray with self etch as it will "bite" into the metal. If you can find self etch chromate, that's even better, but it's hard to find and potent stuf...
by dtmackey
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 46879

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

BWbert - I showed much of the process in my thread, but to recap: - Purchase wood - Cut strips on a good tablesaw that has no runout on the blade for clean cuts - Mix West Epoxy and cover all contact points of the wood - Use pipe clamps and clamp, adjusting strip height when tightened as they move -...
by dtmackey
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1999 OUTRAGE 17 with E-TEC 150: First Ride
Replies: 10
Views: 3729

Re: 1999 OUTRAGE 17 with E-TEC 150: First Ride

For engine mounting height, do you have a picture of the anti-ventilation when running at speed? This will give some indication of mounting height as the top of the anti-ventilation plate should be visible and not buried in the water. Once you determine the engine height is correct, then move on to ...
by dtmackey
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 46879

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

She's dressed in Awlgrip 545 primer and it's nice to see the interior all in one color and clean looking. There's some sanding ahead for me, and I hope to get it done before the weekend and then decide my next steps. I sprayed the primer outside; it was a tad on the cool side and we have rain rollin...
by dtmackey
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 15: Cover for electrical terminal block
Replies: 10
Views: 3233

Re: SPORT 15: Cover for electrical terminal block

I bought a Desert Tan-colored box about the same size from China on eBay for my project 15-footer. They are out there, but you have to search. I think it cost $3.
by dtmackey
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 46879

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

I decided the Awlgrip color match was going to add about 3 weeks to the project, so I went to my local Imron supplier and they used their $8K color analyzer to shoot the sample and formulate a recipe. They named the colors, not me. https://i.imgur.com/pa3CNFcl.jpg The color in the red circle is wet ...
by dtmackey
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Desert Tan Color c.1980
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Re: Desert Tan Color c.1980

Thanks Jim, figured it was a long shot kinda question since sun exposure and other factors factor in. I decided the Awlgrip color match was going to add about 3 weeks to the project, so I went to my local Imron supplier and they used their $8K color analyzer to shoot the sample and formulate a recip...
by dtmackey
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Desert Tan Color c.1980
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Desert Tan Color c.1980

I'm sending a sample of the hull interior of 1986 15 Super Sport to the Awlgrip facility in Texas and they will analyse and come up with a formulation (recipe) for the Boston Whaler Desert Sand color. Is the desert sand color used by Whaler in the sport models (and others) the same from mid-1970 thr...
by dtmackey
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 46879

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Flipped boat over then compounded and waxed the "smirk" and ready to focus on the bottom. There are 3 - 4 spots that need minor attention and it looks like the hull got scratched from the trailer when the keel rollers had problems. https://i.imgur.com/omdRlzll.jpg https://i.imgur.com/8AVoA...
by dtmackey
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 46879

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Buffed the hull today and it came back to near original luster. New Whaler decals also helped. https://i.imgur.com/yd5IouRm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/RIwtyfFm.jpg Picked up a 2" DA sander to save my fingers sanding the small areas. https://i.imgur.com/SaQVgykm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/doSNIGhm.jpg...
by dtmackey
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 46879

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Winter is over and the Etec snowmobiles are summerized just as easy as the outboards. A combination of buttons and they go into a self fogging mode and save the headache of manually fogging. https://i.imgur.com/HvvRYVlm.jpg Now with room in the garage, the Whaler is positioned for work. I will flip ...
by dtmackey
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating
Replies: 14
Views: 3983

Re: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts

My concern with the local weather forecasts are the "hype" that is interjected. Too many times the actual weather has not lived up to the forecast and they never detail about what the forecast will be in the mountains just 90 miles north, so this forces me to get my information elsewhere. ...
by dtmackey
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hello SPRING
Replies: 16
Views: 5656

Re: Hello SPRING

I think the Russians are hacking our weather. ;-)

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by dtmackey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Firm That Sells Older, Rebuilt Engines
Replies: 2
Views: 1437

Re: Firm That Sells Older, Rebuilt Engines

Based on the amount of work to restore those motors, paint, decals, parts and more, the prices seem very reasonable. Some great looking classics on that site.

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by dtmackey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Waterlogged SQUALL
Replies: 7
Views: 2059

Re: Waterlogged SQUALL

For years I've heard people say that the closed cell foam does not absorb water, but have seen many Whalers that somehow retain water in the foam. I've owned 6 of them over the years and one was pretty bad and heavy and I've seen several that were project boats removing the interior and scooping out...
by dtmackey
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Longest running hull design
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

Re: Longest running hull design

For a Whaler I'd say the 13 or 17 models. There are plenty of other manufacturers that shared hull plugs and kept the same hull for a very long time. I see the 13' Sport lives again from Metan Marine, but I guess that does not count since it's not a Whaler. It looks the same, but the fit and finish ...
by dtmackey
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 46879

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Crazy winter with snow, 60 - 70 degree days in Feb and then back into snow. I was temped to dig it out earlier, but glad I waited. Today I removed the snow obstacle with the Kabota and flipped the Whaler over and put back on the trailer. The plan is to pull it inside in 2 weeks and spend every night...
by dtmackey
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2003 Yamaha F225 with 900 Hours
Replies: 7
Views: 2889

Re: 2003 Yamaha F225 with 900 Hours

Those [c.2003 Yamaha F225 engines] are prone to corrosion that is pretty serious. Yamaha made changes to their aluminum castings in later models to prevent that failure. If you still are thinking on a purchase, protect yourself by having the engine 'scoped by a Yamaha mechanic or a trusted mechanic....
by dtmackey
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hello SPRING
Replies: 16
Views: 5656

Re: Hello SPRING

Ah yes, the spring season is upon us, but depending on where you are, it can mean many different things. Here in New England (Boston area) we had 27" of snow last week and another storm is moving in from NY tonight with another 5 - 8" of snow. Weather map is a mess and the weathermen have ...
by dtmackey
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Paint Color Codes for Johnson Outboards
Replies: 1
Views: 1306

Re: Paint Color Codes for Johnson Outboards

Paint code is not in the SN#. Take the cowl to an autobody supply and if there's a glossy flat area, they use a color analyzer and match the paint pretty darn close or use the color chip book. I've had them do this on numerous projects and it's always close. For Johnson or Evinrude white, I have the...
by dtmackey
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Market for Outboard Engine Re-powering
Replies: 15
Views: 5214

Re: The Market for Outboard Engine Re-powering

Interesting discussion. I have a 2007 Conquest 235 with a Mercury Verado 250 with 600 hours, maintained yearly by the dealer. I’m wondering at what point should I consider repowering. Fortunately, my boat was, I think, designed in the modern era with heavy 4 stroke outboards in mind. If I were to r...
by dtmackey
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Capsize At Mavericks
Replies: 16
Views: 4902

Re: Capsize At Mavericks

Boat doesn't stand a chance going on the rocks like that. I watched a 17 Montauk get demolished on the rocks in a hurricane years ago; the owner could not get it out of the water in the days leading up to the storm. Mooring dragged onto the rocks, boat turtle, and was broken up into pieces. Quite sa...
by dtmackey
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yeti Coolers on Classic MONTAUK 17
Replies: 8
Views: 3286

Re: Yeti Coolers on Classic MONTAUK 17

Looked at the Yeti and RTIC and they are nearly the same cooler but varied in price quite a bit (Yeti was 40% more). I bought the RTIC and it performs every bit as good as the Yeti for the three-times-a-year I use it. You can also check out the SHITI coolers. ;-) https://www.shiticoolers.com/ D-
by dtmackey
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 15-footer Seat Length
Replies: 8
Views: 2633

Re: 15-footer Seat Length

I agree with Jim, the seats are too low. My 15 SuperSport is a mid to late 80s model and it felt like you were sitting on the floor. I fabbed a custom interior and raised the seats 1.5" with attached wood cleats underside the thwart seat to achieve the desired height and it worked great. I'm st...
by dtmackey
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1975 SPORT 15 Rigging Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Re: 1975 SPORT 15 Rigging Guide

I removed an Evinrude 60 from my 15 Whaler and installing a 2 stroke Yamaha 70. I removed and built a new interior as well. Once you have the controls and rigging, the install is pretty straightforward. It's be 2 - 3 months before I install the motor and I will detail in my thread.

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by dtmackey
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury Introduces a V6 FOURSTROKE in 175, 200, and 225-HP
Replies: 25
Views: 7238

Re: Mercury Introduces a V6 FOURSTROKE in 175, 200, and 225-HP

Nice to see a 4 stroke in a lighter weight, but I'd like to know where they removed metal to hit that weight number. As with any new motor, give it a couple years in the real world and see how it does before plunking down big $$ for it. Warranty wasn't detailed, but probably falls inline with the 1 ...
by dtmackey
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Do Old 13-foot Hulls Have Collector Value
Replies: 8
Views: 2690

Re: Do Old 13-foot Hulls Have Collector Value

Found the older Whalers on Hagerty and think the prices are far too optimistic, but sharing anyway. Go to their site and you can plug in year and model.

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by dtmackey
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Stainless Drain Thru Hull
Replies: 7
Views: 6758

Re: Stainless Drain Thru Hull

I think you will find it very difficult to flair 316 stainless. Brass is far more malleable than stainless, especially 316SS.

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by dtmackey
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Boat Show, Boston Whaler
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Boston Boat Show, Boston Whaler

Went to the Boston Boat show this weekend--always a fun time. Every year I go, I'm reminded that boat prices are in the elite category normally reserved highly inflated medical costs or college tuition. A 21' Grady priced at $97,000 is just crazy and that's with a $10,000 boat show discount. Boston ...
by dtmackey
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Do Old 13-foot Hulls Have Collector Value
Replies: 8
Views: 2690

Re: Do Old 13-foot Hulls Have Collector Value

In my neck of the woods, it seems an old 13' is worth at least $1000 no matter the value. For some reason Whalers always seem to command good money and everyone knows a Whaler since they were built in Rockland MA. I've seen 60s vintage Whalers listed for $8000 in mint condition all original, but asi...
by dtmackey
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 15 Best Helm Steering System
Replies: 6
Views: 2428

Re: SPORT 15 Best Helm Steering System

Fill and bleed is a one time thing on Baystar install and you should not have to do this again if the system is set up properly. Teleflex fluid is expensive and there are aviation fluids that meet higher criteria and are less expensive. I agree that the push/pull systems that are not NFB are a safet...
by dtmackey
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 15 Best Helm Steering System
Replies: 6
Views: 2428

Re: Best steering system for 15 sport

I contemplated the same thing on my 15-footer with Yamaha 70. I just love how hydraulic feels on larger boats--smooth with no slop. I'm going to try the NFB steering that came with my boat. My friend's 15-footer with a 60 Yamaha has NFB system. It feels fine, but not as good as a Baystar would. The ...
by dtmackey
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: LED Bulb for classic Whaler 1958 to 1980's Combined Sidelight Lamp
Replies: 0
Views: 1488

LED Bulb for classic Whaler 1958 to 1980's Combined Sidelight Lamp

This is for a single bulb only, not the lamp assembly. - E10 screw in (T10) Concave LED Light - Very little current draw - Brighter than conventional bulbs! - Over 50,000 hours of continuous use - This is for one bulb only Boston Whaler Classic OEM twist-mount light BULB used on classic Boston Whale...