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by dtmackey
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 41948

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

UPS man stopped by, so I mocked up the console to see what it will look like. https://i.imgur.com/1EZVK6Qm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/kYk8ur4m.jpg https://i.imgur.com/reGLA32m.jpg Also came across another option for the nonskid and ordered samples to evaluate. Was going to do a custom non-skid like my ...
by dtmackey
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 41948

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

GPS plotter/fishfinder arrives for the dash tomorrow so I'll mount that into the dash tomorrow night and move the switch panel. Over the weekend I fabricated the sides and rear seatback. Just need to make the rear compartment back piece and cut the compartment cover, which is the same teak and holly...
by dtmackey
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 11348

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

Ok, your motor is the later design, so the schematic I shared is of no use. Find a shop manual with a schematic and start looking what they identify for sensor wiring. I've taken you as far as I can without being there.

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by dtmackey
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 11348

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

Sensors use brown or black wires. Here is what the temp sensor looks like on another Evinrude, but they are all similar. All sensor wires under the cowl are brown. Here's the temp sensor https://i.ytimg.com/vi/M_bITnAPp8Y/maxresdefault.jpg Here's the VRO tank sensor that connects to a black wire tha...
by dtmackey
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 11348

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

OK, you didn't cut the connector like I was thinking and it's still good. You could also do the same to the other side and then take an ohm meter and testing each leg of the connector.

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by dtmackey
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 11348

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

I would hardwire that circuit around the plug.

Once you start hacking the red plug with a razor blade you might as well abandon the whole plug.

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by dtmackey
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 11348

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

I do not have one of these motors so I may ask a stupid question... Curious about the plug in general. Could you not put solder connectors on each of the wires and heat shrink them. What does the plug buy you besides misery? M The plug is a means of connecting the main wiring harness from the contr...
by dtmackey
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: GARMIN new echoMAP CHIRP Products
Replies: 5
Views: 5086

Re: GARMIN new echoMAP CHIRP Products

Jim--this thread is a great resource. It would have saved me lots of time--had I found it several days ago. I combed through all the Lowrance and Garmin details online--and even visited West Marine to play with them--before ordering a Garmin 74SV without transducer last night. Now that I found your ...
by dtmackey
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 11348

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

Red plug culprit. This should be an annual maint item to disconnect, inspect and put corrosion block on the pins. That plug is part of the harness and if it were my motor, I would clean up what is left and continue using that plug. I would also tap into the missing pin where the wires go into the pl...
by dtmackey
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 41948

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Quick update. Console it in the varnish stages and should have 10 coats by Tuesday and just in time to cut in the Garmin 74SV unit. A 7" plotter/fishfinder will be located where the square opening is and extend toward the left. The original square was for switches, but those are moving to anoth...
by dtmackey
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn
Replies: 50
Views: 11348

Re: 1996 Evinrude 70 hp: Alarm Horn

Your problem is actually pretty common. Under the cowl there is a big red plug and it's common for corrosion to start on the pins causing intermittent contact and sound the warning horn. I would start there and unplug and clean the contacts and plug back together. Also make sure you use the bent sta...
by dtmackey
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 41948

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Roughed out the console tonight and still need to radius a couple corners and rout all the edges. Took far longer than expected. The joints will be glued with West Epoxy and then screwed with bungs sanded down to match the wood and then the process of varnishing starts and takes about 10 days to get...
by dtmackey
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1974 Restored 13' Whaler, 40hp - under agreement
Replies: 0
Views: 1573

1974 Restored 13' Whaler, 40hp - under agreement

Restored Whaler with some custom touches. 40hp motor with electric start and power trim and tilt. 14 gallon underseat tank, Raymarine depth and speed, all new interior, auto bilge pump, trailer has LED lights, new tires, fenders and more. Comes with paddle, horn and lines. Reason for selling is I up...
by dtmackey
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The new Yanmar turbo-diesel 50hp
Replies: 9
Views: 3579

Re: The new Yanmar turbo-diesel 50hp

Outboard diesel companies are not targeting the pleasure boater. They are targeting commerical, gov't, military and larger yachts looking for 1 fuel aboard the "mothership". While the motor you mentioned is branded a Yanmar, this is not their technology (Neander developed it) and I believe...
by dtmackey
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 41948

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Riptide and Dutchman - here's a good link on the different woods to use for interior pieces. Utile/Sapele/African mahogany. And they say that Utile is Sipo for clarification. That site L.L Johnson has some good prices, it that milled or rough pricing? http://thompsonmahogany.com/african-mahogany-vs-...
by dtmackey
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 41948

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Where is this mythical exotic wood warehouse you speak of? Really nice work! But your 15' looked pretty dang snappy to begin with! Brentwood NH on Rt 125 is the place with great mahogany options. They do not ship, have to be there in person to select your own boards. Sanded the wood this weekend an...
by dtmackey
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Nylon or Plastic Bushings for Windshield
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Re: Nylon/Plastic Bushings for Windshield

Try McMasterCarr.com they have lots of fasteners, bushings and washers. Just checked and they do have nylon shoulder washers.

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by dtmackey
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 41948

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

I am beginning to think you are really a cabinet maker who bought a boat. :-) Hi Jim, I'm actually in the medical field and after a day in the office I look forward to coming home and working on projects. I've been doing this type of thing for years. I really enjoy taking something that needs work ...
by dtmackey
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sapele and Mahogany Lumber Source, Uses
Replies: 9
Views: 4271

Re: Sapele and Mahogany Lumber Source, Uses

There are many grades of mahogany or species if you prefer to call them that. I went with Sipo at roughly 7.35/bf all placed and jointed.

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by dtmackey
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 41948

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Bought the remaining wood and prepped it for glue. Also planed and sanded the seats and put a nice radius on the edges. https://i.imgur.com/tzGIWr2b.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6zHHjStb.jpg https://i.imgur.com/LS4R3fAb.jpg https://i.imgur.com/w3wCMUSb.jpg https://i.imgur.com/LF9GMhkb.jpg https://i.imgur...
by dtmackey
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 41948

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Visited three lumber yards last week that carried exotic woods, and the first two were disappointing. A 50-mile ride to NH was worth the time and gas. This place has everything and I mean everything. This is just one of the wood sheds. https://i.imgur.com/EupcOjlb.jpg Met the owners daughter and tol...
by dtmackey
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 41948

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Headed to the place I purchased mahogany from when I did the 13' Whaler project and the widths and lengths they had were not ideal and would have produced lots of waste. It was fun going through their inventory though. 4" thick teak beams. [:0] https://i.imgur.com/Vw41M0X.jpg Mahogany boards ov...
by dtmackey
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 41948

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Gutted the Whaler, removed and trashed rubrail and removed from trailer and ordered new rollers, fenders, made new bunks and other misc stuff so the trailer is solid again. https://i.imgur.com/kv1NPhN.jpg Saving the rail to reinstall after new interior is made. https://i.imgur.com/btG5uAH.jpg Rubrai...
by dtmackey
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 41948

15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering

Every once in a while I find some down time and start playing with the CraigsList App on my phone which usually ends with a new project. Several weeks ago I was doing just that and came across a 15' Whaler that was a steal of a price. I contacted the seller ASAP and sent a PayPal deposit within 5 mi...