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by porthole
Sat May 06, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 MONTAUK Split Bow Rail Option
Replies: 5
Views: 2609

190 MONTAUK Split Bow Rail Option

[A reason to not get any bow railings would be because of] poor installation leading to water intrusion and spider cracks around all the stanchions. One-piece welded bow rails have made the installation a little better as there is less stress around all the deck fittings But I wouldn't have a boat w...
by porthole
Sat May 06, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Simrad GO5 XSE
Replies: 8
Views: 3554

Re: Simrad GO5 XSE

The GO series from Simrad looks to be a winner at the features for the price point. The only negative I found so far is the lack of an ethernet port. And if I didn't have a pair of HDS Gen3's I wouldn't miss the ethernet port anyway. The HDS Gen3's use a direct device-to-device ethernet connection t...
by porthole
Sat May 06, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50899

Re: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use

Just curious, do you find the autopilot tracking is adequate with the Point1-AP? On my boat, it would wander sometimes 20-30 degrees before making a hairpin turn to make an over-correction, totally useless for running offshore. I ended up having to spend $600 on their Precision-9 sensor, a HUGE imp...
by porthole
Fri May 05, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: My Boston Whaler's steel oil tank bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 2425

Re: My Boston Whaler's steel oil tank bracket

Also in the first image: I see some butt splices. I really hate to see butt splices in electrical conductors on small boats. The longest conductor in any wiring is probably not even 20-feet long, so having to splice two conductors together ought to be avoidable. I agree with the butt spices, but do...
by porthole
Fri May 05, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: My Boston Whaler's steel oil tank bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 2425

Re: Boston Whaler's steel oil tank bracket

Boat is as listed in the signature, 1999 21 Outrage. I don't know when BW started offering boats factory rigged only. And I don't know if this Yamaha was hung by the dealer or the factory. But I did see the original invoice, and the boat was ordered new with a Yamaha 200 HP OX-66. So maybe the steel...
by porthole
Fri May 05, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50899

Re: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use

As far as I know, no updates are available for the Point-1AP. Doing a search on lowrance's website with Point-1AP in the search box yields zero results, go figure.
by porthole
Fri May 05, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50899

Re: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use

Screen shot form last spring showing data.

Both screen shots, almost 14 months apart are from the same physical location.

Image
by porthole
Fri May 05, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: My Boston Whaler's steel oil tank bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 2425

My Boston Whaler's steel oil tank bracket

Yesterday I removed an almost totally rusted away oil tank bracket. I find it hard to believe that Boston Whaler or a dealer would put a steel bracket in an area that is sure to see salt water. http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/porthole2/Boats/BW%2021%20OR%201999/BW_21_OR_oil_tank_bracket_10_zp...
by porthole
Thu May 04, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50899

Re: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use

I know. I sent tech support screen shots showing my installation from last spring showing accurate position data and a full sky of satellites. Their quote: "Sorry for the confusion, but the Point-1AP is only for heading data it wouldn't act like a Point-1 non-AP. Does your unit have view of the...
by porthole
Thu May 04, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50899

Re: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use

Lowrance email series: --first email was for information. --second email was stating they pre authorized a Point 1 to be sent out and were in the process of shipping. --third email was requesting the serial number (which is under the mounted Point-1AP antenna) --forth email was " the Point-1AP ...
by porthole
Wed May 03, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 270 OUTRAGE Lock for Center Console
Replies: 2
Views: 1159

Re: 270 OUTRAGE Lock for Center Console

I replaced the lock on my console door, what does yours look like, picture?
What is a freezer key?
by porthole
Mon May 01, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Simrad GO5 XSE
Replies: 8
Views: 3554

Re: Simrad GO5 XSE

And something else to consider with the GO5, the micro SD card slot is on the bottom of the device. For me at least, accessing the card will require removing the GO5 from the dash, and of course I forgot to put a card in before mounting.
by porthole
Mon May 01, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50899

Re: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use

More Lowrance problems! This is really getting to be a drag. I installed my Simrad GO5. My main goal with the GO5 was to have an independent control for the Lowrance Outboard Autopilot The pilot control using the HDS takes up too much screen real estate. I turned everything on and once again somethi...
by porthole
Mon May 01, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Simrad GO5 XSE
Replies: 8
Views: 3554

Re: Simrad GO5 XSE

I cut out the dash panel. I didn't bother to measure the depth once the hole was cut, but I knew it was more than the required 2.25-inch depth listed in the specifications. And I knew going into this that the GO5 would not fit with power and networ combo cable connected. Here is the GO5 with the pow...
by porthole
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Outrage 18: Access Inside the Console
Replies: 10
Views: 3514

Re: 1989 Outrage 18: Access Inside the Console

On my 1983 15' Center Console I hinged the front which allowed me to simply roll the console forward when I worked on it. Very convenient. This worked well because the console was straight edged. http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/porthole2/Boats/BW%2015%20CC%201983%20eBay/Sport_15_CC_Whaler_19_...
by porthole
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 21 OUTRAGE: Fair Price
Replies: 18
Views: 5043

Re: 2001 21 OUTRAGE: Fair Price

I would certainly think not.
Still like the boat? Adjust the offer to what you can afford along with the affordability of replacing the outboard.

Could be the cost of that repair is why the boat is up for sale.
by porthole
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: More Consolidation of Manufacturers
Replies: 1
Views: 1284

Re: More Consolidation of Manufacturers

At least they seem to be specializing in what type of company they acquire.
by porthole
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 21 OUTRAGE: Fair Price
Replies: 18
Views: 5043

Re: 2001 21 OUTRAGE: Fair Price

Appreciate any feedback and looking forward to becoming a new owner I have a 1999 21 Outrage, which is the same boat. That model is a 3 year only version, 1999-2000-2001. It is unusual in that there is an enclosed head on a 21 footer. The boat is heavier than what it would seem for its size. So it ...
by porthole
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 5834

Re: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise

The problem for me to get a 23 WALKAROUND is then I'd have to get a new truck, too. I am beginning to think that basing the boat at Northport and not having a trailer might be more workable. Maybe something like a 25 WALKAROUND or a 27 CUDDY. Actually, I may be on the verge of committing an apostas...
by porthole
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Simrad GO5 XSE
Replies: 8
Views: 3554

Re: Simrad GO5 XSE

Not to change the subject,Duane. Why did you move away from Lowrance to Simrad? I know they are cousins within the Navico empire so I'm curious if there were technical reasons. I haven't moved away, only side stepped. I still have a Lowrance HDS Gen3 7" and 9" device installed. I do not c...
by porthole
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Simrad GO5 XSE
Replies: 8
Views: 3554

Simrad GO5 XSE

I have a Simrad GO5 XSE to add to my 21 Outrage. I want to give a heads up to anyone else looking at the GO 5 XSE multi-function display regarding the mounting depth. The Simrad specifications state a 2.28" mounting depth is required for flush mounting (using front access screws). Although it a...
by porthole
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Lowrance LINK-6, Simrad RS-20 New VHF Marine Band DSC Radios
Replies: 4
Views: 2920

Re: Lowrance LINK-6, Simrad RS-20 New VHF Marine Band DSC Radios

Is Simrad making the radios for Lowrance or is Lowrance making them for Simrad? Or perhaps neither. ...a new flush-mount fastening design that will permit the radio to be installed in a cutout without requiring access to the rear of the panel to install fasteners. The HDS Gen3's that I have both are...
by porthole
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 5834

Re: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise

With the big console on the 1999-2001 21 Outrage there is no place to lay down.
by porthole
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Helm or Steering Wheel Has Vertical Play
Replies: 8
Views: 2659

Re: Helm or Steering Wheel Has Vertical Play

Thanks for the responses. As I described, the wheel AND the shaft move up and down together. The spokes are all tight, and the attachment nut is tightened as much as I dare. I have checked the mounting of the assembly to the console and - since I noticed the looseness prior to disassembling the con...
by porthole
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight
Replies: 26
Views: 9089

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

I did everything except fabricate the tank and console hand rail.
by porthole
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cabela's TCW-3 semi synthetic $10-per-gallon
Replies: 9
Views: 2804

Re: Cabela's TCW-3 semi synthetic $10 @ gallon

Even at $5, still a good deal. My shipment will be here tomorrow, two UPS packages, coming from the Pittsburgh area to the Jersey coast. Don't know how they do it. Will probably be two 50-lbs packages.
by porthole
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Helm or Steering Wheel Has Vertical Play
Replies: 8
Views: 2659

Re: Helm or Steering Wheel Has Vertical Play

More often then not the helm itself has play along with the spokes.
by porthole
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight
Replies: 26
Views: 9089

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

I had a 1983 CENTER CONSOLE 15. It came with a 70-HP Mercury that was supposedly re-worked to be an 85-HP engine. The boat was a rocket and a lot of fun, especially out on small craft days. The boat would easily do 45 knots. Near the end of the first season I had to be towed in. A hole in the bottom...
by porthole
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Anchors used for the Montauk 170
Replies: 22
Views: 7124

Re: Anchors used for the Montauk 170

Would Montauk 170 owners would be willing to share what they use for anchors and rodes? Don't have a 17 Montauk, but I have used the same anchor--FORTRESS FX-7--on three Whalers so far. --1983 15 Whaler --1997 17 Outrage II --1999 21 Outrage Fortress FX-7 On the 15 I used four to five feet of stain...
by porthole
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cabela's TCW-3 semi synthetic $10-per-gallon
Replies: 9
Views: 2804

Re: Cabela's TCW-3 semi synthetic $10 @ gallon

Watch the code you use for shipping - I missed the free shipping and used the $5 shipping.
But, even with the extra $5, still a great deal.

Over $99 free shipping is "47HOT " code.
by porthole
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cabela's TCW-3 semi synthetic $10-per-gallon
Replies: 9
Views: 2804

Cabela's TCW-3 semi synthetic $10-per-gallon

Good price on this TCW-3 semi synthetic that gets good reviews. For now $5 shipping if you spend $99. I just ordered 10 gallons for the summer. $105 shipped.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Signature-Semi-Synthetic-Two-Cycle-Oil/701231.uts
by porthole
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Cover When On Highway; Engine Supports
Replies: 22
Views: 7133

Re: Boat Cover When On Highway; Engine Supports

By the way, I do use the steering ram clips all the time to keep the outboard centered.
by porthole
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Cover When On Highway; Engine Supports
Replies: 22
Views: 7133

Re: Boat Cover When On Highway; Engine Supports

As Jim said, a 2X4 works. Don't buy those advertised contraptions.... and if I recall, the tilt support isn't supposed to be used for transport. I tried a 2x4 - didn't even leave the driveway. At least with a 200 Yamaha it will crush the 2x4. Have also tried the tilt cylinder supports (my-wedge). G...
by porthole
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Heated RPS seat
Replies: 7
Views: 2461

Re: Heated RPS seat

Shocking--I have have had heated gear for motorcycle riding for as long as it has been out. I have ridden in 'toad strangling rain' and never felt a shock or ran down the battery on my bike. At any given time I could be using one to all of the following items. Bike - heated grips, heated seat Gear -...
by porthole
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: South Jersey Boaters: Little Egg Inlet
Replies: 13
Views: 4315

Re: For all the South Jersey boaters "Little Egg Inlet"

It took 30 years to get Shark River dredged, and so far early runs through the channel are not real impressive.
Key factor in selling our 42 Post was the inability to transit the river two hours on either side of low tide and three hours on the [full] moon [or Neap] tides.
by porthole
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: South Jersey Boaters: Little Egg Inlet
Replies: 13
Views: 4315

Re: For all the South Jersey boaters "Little Egg Inlet"

Update http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2017/03/major_nj_inlet_to_be_cleared_of_dangerous_shoals.html#incart_river_home Major N.J. inlet to be dredged after becoming dangerously shallow A project to dredge the Little Egg Inlet has been expedited after the U.S. Coast Guard pulled channel markers thi...
by porthole
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 5834

Re: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise

That looked like a lot of fun. I do miss the days of having a boat with proper accommodations aboard.
by porthole
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Restored 1989 Boston Whaler Guardian *REDUCED*
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

Re: Restored 1989 Boston Whaler Guardian

What size?
Can only read the 2x
by porthole
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gunwale Rod Holder
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

Re: Gunwale Rod Holder

When you figure out your angle make sure you drill the hole at an angle. If you drill straight down you stand a good chance of not having enough 'gunnel' to support the rod holder. Get your angle, figure out how to drill the both the angle and orientation (straight back, to the side at 45 degrees et...
by porthole
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 footer anchor locker water level
Replies: 5
Views: 2216

Re: 15 footer anchor locker water level

The only water I ever had in my 1983 15' was from rain, the anchor rode or washing. No water sitting at rest floating.
by porthole
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 17 Outrage II Value
Replies: 6
Views: 2503

Re: 1996 17 Outrage II Value

I see two advantages with the boat: --the 150 instead of the 115. I felt my 1997 17 Outrage II was underpowered with the 115 --a freshwater boat. If you use the NADA guide you come up with about $7,500. Given that the NADA guide is usually way undervalued when it comes to Whalers, even doubling the ...
by porthole
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: South Jersey Boaters: Little Egg Inlet
Replies: 13
Views: 4315

Re: For all the South Jersey boaters "Little Egg Inlet"

Shark River dredging was just completed last month after a 30+ year span, and it needed it 20 years ago. Preliminary reports are the the channel is neither as wide or as deep as it was supposed to be.
by porthole
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: British Maritime Accident Report
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

Re: British Maritime Accident Report

jimh wrote: I love reading maritime accident reports.


If you think marine accident reports are interesting, you should read a NIOSH firefighter fatality report.
by porthole
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500
Replies: 54
Views: 34147

Re: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500

Standard-Horizon has an catalog insert for the radio. [A dead link has been removed]
by porthole
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500
Replies: 54
Views: 34147

Re: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500

The SH Rep at the Atlantic City boat show told me the MMSI entry [for the AIS transponder] would be a dealer service.

[Deleted sidebar topic on how to reset the MMSI of a VHF Marine Band DSC radio. For more about this topic see a separate thread, Reset of MMSI for DSC Radio by End User. ]
by porthole
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500
Replies: 54
Views: 34147

Re: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500

A fore and aft talk-listen hailer is a feature I would have used on my 42 Post and it definitely would have been nice on some of the bigger boats I ran. The wireless remote microphone will be a nice feature for those that operate bigger boats with upper and lower decks that need to be traversed.
by porthole
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: South Jersey Boaters: Little Egg Inlet
Replies: 13
Views: 4315

South Jersey Boaters: Little Egg Inlet

Coast Guard warns boaters against using Little Egg Inlet, shoaling cited http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/porthole2/Boats/Little_Egg_Inlet_zpscczye9cf.jpg The Coast Guard on Friday warned boaters that they will now have to transit Little Egg Inlet at the south end of Long Beach Island "a...
by porthole
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: British Maritime Accident Report
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

British Maritime Accident Report

So over in Merry Old England on the Humber River (due north of London, due east of Liverpool if you look for it), there was a collision and sinking of [a vessel as a result of a collision in fog with a large ship]. The five [principals] involved were all very knowledgeable seamen with extensive expe...
by porthole
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500
Replies: 54
Views: 34147

Re: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500

I saw the GX6500 radio this weekend at the Atlantic City boat show. The Standard-Horizon people said they expect approval from the FCC by the end of March, 2017, and for the product to be on the shelves shortly after that. The remote wired and wireless microphones are about the same size as a Standa...