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by porthole
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: The Ultimate Battery Charger
Replies: 5
Views: 3343

Re: The Ultimate Battery Charger

During your research did you see what the the output voltage was and if it was adjustable?
by porthole
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BW Catalogs Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1753

Re: BW Catalogs Needed

I have a 1999 brochure.
Not giving it up, but I can scan if it helps
by porthole
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 18 Outrage on Craigslist
Replies: 4
Views: 2163

Re: 18 Outrage on Craigslist

Interesting T-top
by porthole
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dock Side
Replies: 13
Views: 3983

Re: Dock Side

My take, since it is not clear, and to add more useless nautical nomenclature. Finger pier - dock projecting from land: Part of dock attached to land is the stern, part jutting out to sea, the bow, as you walk from the land towards the water, your left side is port. As you approach for a bow-in land...
by porthole
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: PFD's and kill switches
Replies: 0
Views: 1315

PFD's and kill switches

"In a heartbeat" could be appropriate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AkgjPkCQXc
by porthole
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Live Well Plumbing
Replies: 12
Views: 4241

Re: Live Well Plumbing

Don't think it matters Butch. The basics are the same.
by porthole
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Live Well Plumbing
Replies: 12
Views: 4241

Re: Live Well Plumbing

Barry - I did something which sounds like what you are after. I have a 1999 21 Outrage with an in deck fish box, long and narrow. My fish box has a drain and reverse scoop on the hull. While at rest, with the plug removed the box will fill about 2/3 to 3/4 with water. Underway the reverse facing sco...
by porthole
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Engine Cranking Battery
Replies: 7
Views: 3795

Re: Engine Cranking Battery

My local Costco carries Interstate. My curiosity will have me check to see what they have in marine battery choices.

So Jim, are you to run a new battery along with an 8 year old battery on the same charging system?
by porthole
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Returning to a SONAR Target
Replies: 18
Views: 5477

Re: Returning to a SONAR Target

Yes, I am aware your find is in Michigan, was just posting a 'story'

The Lake George boat, although claimed by the person in the article, was known to divers, just not made public. Us divers don't want our "secret" sites to get out you know.
by porthole
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Returning to a SONAR Target
Replies: 18
Views: 5477

Re: Returning to a SONAR Target

Who knows, maybe you found something historic, or just somebody's derelict.

http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2009/08/05/the-lost-radeau-a-shipwreck-in-lake-george
by porthole
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Returning to a SONAR Target
Replies: 18
Views: 5477

Re: Returning to a SONAR Target

jimh wrote:ASIDE: I just bought a side scan SONAR and I hope to get some fun from it, again, looking for wrecks.
Did you buy a real side scan like a Klein? Or one of the many consumer MFD models we now have available?
jimh wrote:Unfortunately, I had no way to mark its location or record my position via GPS.
Land ranges
by porthole
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Returning to a SONAR Target
Replies: 18
Views: 5477

Re: Returning to a SONAR Target

Also, if you record two waypoints, which one do you return to? I hope you don't say that you first go to one of the two positions and then head for the other position. That is not returning to a waypoint. Well I respectively disagree here. If record 1, 2 or more waypoints around a sonar target, and...
by porthole
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Returning to a SONAR Target
Replies: 18
Views: 5477

Re: Returning to a SONAR Target

Putting an anchor down 600 feet away and ending up over the wreck is another story that is part science and part magic. Just need to spend some time practicing it. On smaller boats (typically a six pack) we usually would just anchor into a wreck. On some of the larger boats we either anchored direc...
by porthole
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Returning to a SONAR Target
Replies: 18
Views: 5477

Re: Returning to a SONAR Target

Two waypoints, the second taken on a reciprocal course will greatly increase your chances of relocating a target. I don't quite understand the mechanism that causes this to occur. Please explain in more detail why you think this outcome occurs. Also, if you record two waypoints, which one do you re...
by porthole
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Returning to a SONAR Target
Replies: 18
Views: 5477

Re: Returning to a SONAR Target

Two waypoints, the second taken on a reciprocal course will greatly increase your chances of relocating a target. Learning to optimize your sonar settings and due diligence on your search patterns will increase your odds as well. Wreck hunting (or any sonar target) has come a long way from the days ...
by porthole
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Permatrims on an Outrage hull
Replies: 11
Views: 4206

Re: Permatrims on an Outrage hull

My guess as to why the engine folks don't modify the outboard has to do with every hull being different and they don't know what hull the outboard is going to hang on.

I put a Doel-fin on my Honda 50 powered 1983 15 CC. Didn't think it did anything so I took it off and filled the holes.
by porthole
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Permatrims on an Outrage hull
Replies: 11
Views: 4206

Re: Permatrims on an Outrage hull

Sorry, but I had never heard of this product until your mention of it. A little more searching and I found this link :-) http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/002948.html What do you want to accomplish with a Permatrim? I would think trim tabs would make the Permatrim redundant. If you need add...
by porthole
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Permatrims on an Outrage hull
Replies: 11
Views: 4206

Re: Permatrims on an Outrage hull

I have tabs. The Permatrims--this specific product--offers and claims a different benefit.
by porthole
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Permatrims on an Outrage hull
Replies: 11
Views: 4206

Permatrims on an Outrage hull

Outrage hulls tend to be a bit heavy for the size, probably more so with the 1999 / 2000 / 2001 models.
Anyone have any experience with Permatirms plates that mount on the anti-ventilation plate of the lower unit?

http://www.permatrims.com/
by porthole
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Looking For a Boat
Replies: 15
Views: 4879

Re: Looking For a Boat

So for 5 people, the 15' would be best? I had a 1983 15 center console, great boat, probably the best riding Whaler hull of them all. It was great for me and the dog pretty good for my wife and our two dogs (Golden's), but already crowded. Even with just 3 it gets cramped on the 15. And the 15 has ...
by porthole
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Inflatable PFD Recomendations
Replies: 19
Views: 5962

Re: Inflatable PFD Recomendations

$20-$70 for the inflatables I have.

So, test it before you replace an out dated cylinder and triggering device.

At least you test outdated inflators, unlike outdated flares.
by porthole
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance Announces New HDS CARBON Line
Replies: 9
Views: 4137

Re: Lowrance Announces New HDS CARBON Line

The honeycomb pattern seems to also appear as part of the case decoration of the HDS CARBON models. I was also wondering if there was some association of that pattern with the new ultra-bright display. Also, I was wondering if the displays used in the most recently manufactured HDS III series might...
by porthole
Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 43617

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

An update. Apparently my constant emails to Lowrance Tech got someone's attention. I now have a specific person that will be working with me to try and resolve my problems. As requested I ran a diagnostic report for each MFD and emailed them to Lowrance. The report shows 12 errors. Not sure what the...
by porthole
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance Announces New HDS CARBON Line
Replies: 9
Views: 4137

Re: Lowrance Announces New HDS CARBON Line

I wish Lowrance would concentrate on tech support as much as they do with launching new products. Rumors of a new mode were fueled when HDS Gen 3 prices dropped. The screen resolution increase on the CARBON 9 should be significant. If you have a pair of HDS-7 displays or a pair HDS-9 pisplays, you m...
by porthole
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seasmanship and Navigation Rules
Replies: 21
Views: 6578

Re: Seamanship and Navigation Rules

PORT--where did the image you posted come from? As for the other object being an aid-to-navigation, if it is an aid-to-navigation then: --it is a really big one for a floating aid-to-navigation; it looks like it is about ten feet long --it does not appear on the NOAA chart for that area; maybe it i...
by porthole
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seasmanship and Navigation Rules
Replies: 21
Views: 6578

Re: Seamanship and Navigation Rules

jimh wrote:What is that smaller boat behind the yacht? It is not seen in the recording.


No idea, but it kind of looks like a "Can", so maybe the channel marker?
by porthole
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seasmanship and Navigation Rules
Replies: 21
Views: 6578

Re: Seamanship and Navigation Rules

By the way, what I like best about the video of the collision: the person making the recording was holding the camera with the proper orientation. To see a motion picture recording with the camera held correctly is becoming quite rare these days. So true. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA
by porthole
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seasmanship and Navigation Rules
Replies: 21
Views: 6578

Re: Seamanship and Navigation Rules

The linked video really does not give us enough information. Best I can tell, the video starts after at least one danger signal. That's assuming the horn blast at the very beginning is the 5th sound of the set. Another view http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/porthole2/Boats/Ferry_collison_zpsk45...
by porthole
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seasmanship and Navigation Rules
Replies: 21
Views: 6578

Re: Seamanship and Navigation Rules

Washington State Ferry hits a boat near Vashon Island

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtZJ__8PVDU

Make sure you look to see the vessel's name as well.

The ferry

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/vesselwatch/VesselDetail.aspx?vessel_id=65
by porthole
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Rescue 21 Maintenance Contract
Replies: 7
Views: 3356

Re: Rescue 21 Maintenance Contract

I nominate Jim for the new cabinet position of Secretary of Common Sense government spending, accountability and waste control.
by porthole
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 GLS Console
Replies: 3
Views: 1687

Re: Sport 15 GLS Console

I had a 1983 15 with a factory console.
That console is a 17 Montauk that is cut down a bit. That said, there is a 17' Whaler console that just popped up on evilbay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262750006606?ul_noapp=true
by porthole
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Sport 15 GLS Console Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 2735

Re: Sport 15 GLS Console Wanted

What does a Sport 15 GLS control console look like?
by porthole
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude To Announce 10-year Warranty
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Re: Evinrude To Announce 10-year Warranty

Dealer re-power options:
10 year warranty or 6 year warranty and free rigging.
by porthole
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 43617

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

Now the frustrating part. Shortly after making the above connections to illustrate here, I lost the connection. I tried multiple ways and two different GoFree apps to no avail. At times I had 4 devices show up, two each with the same IP address. http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/porthole2/Boats...
by porthole
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 43617

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

A nice feature of my setup is that I can turn everything on and play with devices using my iPad from the comfort of my TV room. Might even try mirroring the iPad to my TV. Please elaborate on how you accomplish this remote monitoring. It sounds very interesting. I would like to know more of the det...
by porthole
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Beckson Deck Plates - Khaki - Group Buy
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Re: Beckson Deck Plates - Khaki - Group Buy

Don't do facebook, but could be interested, especially since I can't seem to find the correct size o-ring replacement.
by porthole
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Yamaha 200-HP Stalls
Replies: 12
Views: 4363

Re: 2002 Yamaha 200-HP Stalls

fina wrote:2 stroke--also, as stated, as soon as we pump some gas through it starts working ok--boat has brand new [fuel] tank and hoses.



Welllllll - did ya' fix it?
by porthole
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Yamaha 200-HP Stalls
Replies: 12
Views: 4363

Re: 2002 Yamaha 200-HP Stalls

Last week I finally got out to test my boat. No surprise the boat ran fine all day which included about 4 hours of trolling just off idle. It wasn't till the next day my partner at work mentioned that when his mechanic did the same repair to his boat, the mechanic told him it would feel like a diffe...
by porthole
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 43617

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

When I mentioned that only one icon was visible I should have clarified that. Both icons were on the Standard-Horizon radio's mini-plotter screen, just one on top of the other. If you scroll through the list of targets, the overlaid icons would be shown as being active, meaning only that I could see...
by porthole
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 43617

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

If I am following your narrative, I think you have two radios and two chart plotters. You have them connected as follows HDS-9 to Icom radio at 4800-bps HDS-7 to Standard-Horizon (S-H) radio at 38400-bps You are following correctly. The chartplotters are always turned on first. VHF's anywhere from ...
by porthole
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Continental 10,000 lb keel roller trailer - for sale - $2500
Replies: 7
Views: 3016

Re: Continental 10,000 lb keel roller trailer - for sale

Russel Do you remember what capacity axles you installed? Is the trailer convenient to measure? If so: Overall length Bunk length Length between first and last set of 'double' rollers My boat is shorter then yours but is similar other then that. http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/porthole2/Boats...
by porthole
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 43617

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

The screen pattern was plainly visible several times throughout the day and it appears to be a mask just under the glass and in front of the actual screen display.

Image
by porthole
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 43617

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

Example of the chart display problem I had. Both units are set at about same range, the Navionics SD card is in the HDS 9. On the HDS 7, Navionics is selected under the menu for the cartography source desired. Yet no chart is displayed. http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/porthole2/Boats/Lowrance...
by porthole
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 43617

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

All 3 targets are under 7 miles from my location, two of the targets are within a few hundred feet of each other, so only one icon is visible. Standard Horizon VHF displaying 3 AIS targets http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/porthole2/Boats/Lowrance/AIS_Standard_zps6lk3fhz5.jpg HDS 7 Gen3 display...
by porthole
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 43617

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

The Lowrance ethernet cable is a pricey item for what it is. So I tired a few things. First I swapped positions on the network tee of the autopilot and point 1 antenna. Low and behold the pilot now works, a little odd at times, but works. For navionics chart problems I was having (mostly with some o...
by porthole
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: KING StarBoard color "Seafoam"
Replies: 10
Views: 3996

Re: KING StarBoard color "Seafoam"

Outrage Gray is a color I'm not familiar with, at least by that name. Boston Whaler has a lot of gray color names. I'm pretty sure my Outrage is none of the grays. Boston Whaler does list Oyster as a 19XX color choice, which is off-white. But white is also a listed color for my model year.
by porthole
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: KING StarBoard color "Seafoam"
Replies: 10
Views: 3996

Re: KING StarBoard color "Seafoam"

I don't think a 1999 Boston Whaler 21 OUTRAGE hull was molded in Desert Tan. I think it was molded in Outrage Gray. A little presumptuous on the color of my boat, having never seen it :-0 Not desert tan and definitely not outrage gray. Here is the board I made using sea foam Taco starboard. The bot...
by porthole
Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: KING StarBoard color "Seafoam"
Replies: 10
Views: 3996

Re: KING StarBoard color "Seafoam"

[The KING StarBoard color] "Seafoam" is off-white like "egg shell white." I found that that the "Seafoam" color was a good match for the off-white color of my 1984 15 Center Console and 1999 21 Outrage. I just made a leaf blocking panel on my 21 Outrage using "Seaf...