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by porthole
Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Fell Marine MOB Engine Shut-off
Replies: 18
Views: 8212

Re: Fell Marine MOB Engine Shut-off

Went out Striper fishing today (aka striped bass, rockfish and more), didn't catch any fish but I did try the MOB fob by dunking in the river. The MOB shut the engine down in 3-5 seconds. I don't wear a watch, so having the fob mounted in the wrist strap took some getting used to. But after an hour ...
by porthole
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Building Enclosed Helm on OUTRAGE 22
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Re: Building Enclosed Helm on OUTRAGE 22

Nice work. World of difference when you are comfortable.
by porthole
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Fell Marine MOB Engine Shut-off
Replies: 18
Views: 8212

Re: Fell Marine MOB Engine Shut-off

Installed my MOB kit yesterday. I mounted it where the dash was almost as thick as the threaded portion of the main unit. The locking collar threads do not start for about the 3/8-inch. Instructions recommend gluing-in the control if the threads won't work. I ended up using duct tape on a piece of P...
by porthole
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50896

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

Any ideas as to why two HDS MFD's networked through a NMEA 2000 network and connected with an ethernet cable (required for the screen brightness sync) would behave like this? These are youtube videos Lowrance HDS Gen3 Autopilot_data Lowrance HDS Gen3 Brightness_sync Lowrance HDS Gen3 HDS_fuel_inputs...
by porthole
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50896

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

Installing the new MFD was relatively straight forward not including the task of removing the console housing. Once installed and everything plugged back in I spent 2 frustrating hours trying to make things work correctly. Prior to dash mounting and at my desk I did a settings, waypoints and routes ...
by porthole
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50896

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

The cost was [please clarify this cost] To clarify, on my 'upgrade' conversations with Lowrance tech support, the costs were $500 plus shipping (on the first discussion) for a reman MFD. Reman was defined as all new internals with a possibly used outer housing, with full warranty. Actual upgrade ph...
by porthole
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50896

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

I have read about those upgrade offers when you have a dead Lowrance chart plotter--even when out of warranty. They make me wish my old HDS-8 (first generation) would stop working so I go get an offer to upgrade for only $500. FWIIW, Tech support offered me the upgrade on the first call-in to suppo...
by porthole
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50896

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

Finally got my replacement HDS-9 Gen3 MFD. The cost was [please clarify this cost] and it took seven days, shipped Via FedEX-Post. Basically it came across country from San Diego to New Jersey. Three days from California to New Jersey via FedEx, then four days from the New Jersey USPS hub to my hous...
by porthole
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Are the NADA Whaler values realistic?
Replies: 11
Views: 4235

Re: Are the NADA Whaler values realistic?

I've always found the "average retail" on the NADA boat website for Whalers to be about 40-50% of what the boats sell for on the open market in reasonably good condition.
by porthole
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Fuel Tank Ruptures During Testing at Boston Whaler plant in Edgewater
Replies: 5
Views: 2581

Re: Boat Fuel Tank Ruptures During Testing at Boston Whaler plant in Edgewater

When I had a tank built for my 15 center console, it was labeled as having been pressure tested to 2 psi.
by porthole
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Fell Marine MOB Engine Shut-off
Replies: 18
Views: 8212

Re: Fell Marine MOB Engine Shut-off

Got my MOB kit, I will try and get it installed today (while I wait for my agonizingly slow delivery from Lowrance).
by porthole
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Inflatable PFD Recomendations
Replies: 19
Views: 6277

Re: Inflatable PFD Recomendations

Hydrostatic releases work by pressure, not moisture. None of the inflatable PFD's should go off by just getting wet.

One concern with mail order is you don't get to rummage through the inventory and pick the freshest date for the release mechanism.
by porthole
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer set up for 1997 Outrage 20
Replies: 5
Views: 2071

Re: Trailer set up for 1997 Outrage 20

AFAIK, Whaler has always recommended bunk trailers. Adding keel rollers aids in launch and recovery.
by porthole
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Inflatable PFD Recomendations
Replies: 19
Views: 6277

Re: Inflatable PFD Recomendations

Since you are not far from Brick, run over to the West Marine store. They have a good selection of inflatable PFD's from relatively inexpensive West Marine brand to the top of the line Mustang brand. They frequently run sales which offer discounts off the regular price. You can also get the models i...
by porthole
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fall Boating
Replies: 10
Views: 4480

Re: Fall Boating

The advantage of full canvas and an engine discharge heater. No heat for me and only a 3/4, not exactly made for my 21 Outrage, [clear curtain] enclosure. When I had my 42-foot flybridge sport fish I used a 'garage sale', original, Pelonis ceramic heater up on the bridge. With just a full [clear cu...
by porthole
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Fell Marine MOB Engine Shut-off
Replies: 18
Views: 8212

Fell Marine MOB Engine Shut-off

This wireless engine shut-off safety device was touched on in another thread about wearing PFD's. Fell Marine MOB engine shut-off The Fell Marine MOB is an electronic device that will shut off your outboard if you fall overboard or move a set distance away from the boat. Good feedback so far on The ...
by porthole
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fall Boating
Replies: 10
Views: 4480

Re: Fall Boating

[The wind has] been blowing for two weeks here off Jersey. I don't think [wave heights have] been less than three-feet in the last four weeks. Today we are going camping again, which is good because the latest buoy data is [wave heights] four to eight feet. I keep [a link to NOAA] on my bookmark tab...
by porthole
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer set up for 1997 Outrage 20
Replies: 5
Views: 2071

Re: Trailer set up for 1997 Outrage 20

With the loadrite trailers you can also move the axles some for front/rear balance once you get the boat set on the bunks correctly.
by porthole
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50896

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

I sat down with several panel cut-out templates and looked to see if it was even possible to install a HDS-9. As the boat's dashboard panel is laid out now, I could actually just fit-in two 9-inch displays, although I would have to remove my digital voltmeter, cell phone support, and 50th Anniversar...
by porthole
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50896

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

Since we were going to be away on a six-week camping trip (leaving August 31st), I pulled the two HDS Gen3's from the dash for security purposes. When reinstalling them the other day, one HDS (the older, first unit I purchased) would not turn on. Pressing the power button I would hear a short beep a...
by porthole
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50896

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

So here are two screenshots taken from Ossipee Lake in New Hampshire. Being a lake in the mountains means there are a lot more contours then I am used to seeing living on the coast. Our depth changes here off New Jersey are very gradual. At this lake there are portions where the depth can change 20'...
by porthole
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Yamaha 200-HP Stalls
Replies: 12
Views: 4640

Re: 2002 Yamaha 200-HP Stalls

Aside from Port's excellent advise and images, I'll add mine. I have a 1999 200 Saltwater Series. I don't know if they changed over three years. Experiencing the same type problems, we traced the cause to a pretty shot pump diaphragm. While the engine is apart, also check the O2 sensor to see if th...
by porthole
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Yamaha 200-HP Stalls
Replies: 12
Views: 4640

Re: 2002 Yamaha 200-HP Stalls

My take on how these pumps work and why they may be prone to failure. This picture is the pump disassembled looking from the outer side towards the block. http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/porthole2/Boats/BW%2021%20OR%201999/Yamaha/Yam_low_pressure_pumps_3_zps5ae8ekkb.jpg Left to right: Block t...
by porthole
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Yamaha 200-HP Stalls
Replies: 12
Views: 4640

Re: 2002 Yamaha 200-HP Stalls

This picture: Red arrows are the three bolts that have to be removed. There are washers behind this that will probably fall off. Blue arrows are the two medium pressure fuel line clamps that have to be removed after bleeding the pressure off. Be careful with removing them. I use a small pair of end ...
by porthole
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Yamaha 200-HP Stalls
Replies: 12
Views: 4640

Re: 2002 Yamaha 200-HP Stalls

I'll post some more pics later, but this will give you a start. The Yamaha two-stroke-power-cycle outboard engines have several items considered maintenance besides spark plugs. First, there is inspection and cleaning of the vapor separator tank filter and the vapor separator tank. Second is replace...
by porthole
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Yamaha 200-HP Stalls
Replies: 12
Views: 4640

Re: 2002 Yamaha 200-HP Stalls

2 stroke or 4 stroke?
by porthole
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 OUTRAGE 21 Re-power with Twin HONDA 90
Replies: 5
Views: 2756

Re: 2001 OUTRAGE 21 Re-power with Twin HONDA 90

The rule of thumb we always used for inboard boats was that a single engine was about 20% more efficient then twins of the same horsepower, meaning you could opt for 20% less power on the single to equal the performance of twins. Example - twin 400HP diesels yielding 800HP total could be replaced by...
by porthole
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Use of Voice Scramblers
Replies: 13
Views: 3943

Re: Use of Voice Scramblers

I think you are completely wrong. First of all, as a listener to the radio communications of other vessels in the VHF Marine Band you have absolutely no standing to complain about their voices being scrambled . All radio communications except distress alerts like a MAYDAY, a PAN-PAN [announcement],...
by porthole
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Use of Voice Scramblers
Replies: 13
Views: 3943

Use of Voice Scramblers

[Originally posted to a thread about a new radio, this topic has been separated into its own thread in order to discuss the use of voice scramblers--jimh] One "feature" I see as both useless and annoying at the same time is the scrambler. I never understood the reasoning behind this featur...
by porthole
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500
Replies: 54
Views: 34147

Re: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500

Where did you see this? SH has nothing about this radio yet on their website.
by porthole
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500
Replies: 54
Views: 34147

Re: Standard-Horizon GX6000, GX6500

The screen seems to be quite an improvement over the current GX-2200 model
by porthole
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: PFD When Underway
Replies: 18
Views: 6832

Re: PFD When Underway

jimh wrote:"The safest PFD is the one you are willing to wear all the time."



And it needs to be worn properly. A PFD that is not buckled, tied or zipped is just another accessory.
by porthole
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: POLL: What Device Used To Read Forum
Replies: 21
Views: 7709

Re: POLL: What Device Used To Read Forum

Most of the time is a MacBook pro connected to a Apple 27" Thunderbolt monitor, and when not using that, an iPhone.
by porthole
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: 210 Montauk: Installation of Electronics on Helm Dashboard
Replies: 18
Views: 6955

Re: 210 Montauk Evinrude 200 H.O. G2

Once you have the HDS template to paste up it will be a lot easier. Hard to tell how big that space really is in relation to the HDS-9. If it were mine and from what I can see, I would move the USB and AUX ports and mount the HDS as low as feasible, using the mounting flange to cover up the two hole...
by porthole
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50896

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

I recently had the opportunity to use a 24' pontoon boat up in New Hampshire on Broad Bay and Ossipee Lake. I brought one of my HDS Gen3's along to play with on the lake as it had navigation information from the installed Navionics SD card available. I'll post screen shots later. I found a huge draw...
by porthole
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: April Fool's Article on Propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 2424

Re: April Fool's

Jefecinco wrote:Have you ever wondered if anyone tried modifying their propeller?

It is "alleged" that some members of a local USCG station near Manasquan inlet might have tried it :-)
by porthole
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: TowBoatUS Local Provider Has No MMSI
Replies: 2
Views: 1676

Re: TowBoatUS Local Provider Has No MMSI

Having worked with the local TowBoatUS provider for 20 years I would agree with Jim's comments. Most of the Towers do have an MMSI number, at least on some of the larger boats. We were required to have it for the boats that went into NY harbor or into the shipping lanes. The TowBoatUS provider for M...
by porthole
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: PFD When Underway
Replies: 18
Views: 6832

Re: PFD When Underway

We use inflatable PFD's when transiting the inlet on less then perfectly flat days. But tend to take them off once we are set up for fishing. The kill switch is always clipped for inlet transit and when ever I am moving at speed, when I remember to clip it. I am waiting for the real world reports (o...
by porthole
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: 210 Montauk: Installation of Electronics on Helm Dashboard
Replies: 18
Views: 6955

210 Montauk: Installation of Electronics on Helm Dashboard

[In a thread about Boston Whaler boat performance, RIDGE' introduced this topic. I have moved all replies about boat electronics to SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL and started new threads as the new topics were created.--jimh] Gauges and electronics [to be installed on a 210 MONTAUK] will all be on the NMEA 2...
by porthole
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Whaler Looks like Grady White
Replies: 21
Views: 8388

Re: New Whaler design-and it looks like Grady White

When I buy a boat I always look when engineers pulled a miracle and made a boat that looked bigger than it is. There are few of them that they did over years. he current 190 Outrage is one of them, and the 2002 to 2008 210 0utrage is another. The 1993 to 1998 21 Outrage had also space galore. And, ...
by porthole
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Ski Pylon and Flag pole
Replies: 5
Views: 3367

Re: Ski Pylon and Flag pole

If the pylon is 3/4" (like it appears to be in your picture), marine stainless tubing is also available in 3/4" with a variety of fittings.
by porthole
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel filter: What Micron
Replies: 27
Views: 8429

Re: Fuel filter: What Micron

I am almost talking myself into ordering this today. Soooooo, did you? For me, personally and based on my background, I would opt for a 2-micron filter media element in any injected [internal combustion] engine--if [a 2-micron filter] were available--using mechanical, electronic, single, multi or d...
by porthole
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance Outboard Pilot Hydraulic Pack
Replies: 27
Views: 10164

Re: Lowrance Outboard Pilot Hydraulic Pack

Re Precision-9 heading sensor: [Substitution of the PRECISION-9 heading sensor in place of the POINT-1 AP heading sensor] definitely dramatically improved the tracking, especially when crossing bigger waves at an angle, which was the condition that resulted in hairpin turns. I don't believe the Poi...
by porthole
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1997 Outrage 17 Fuel Vent
Replies: 6
Views: 2728

Re: 1997 Outrage 17 Fuel Vent

My 1997 Outrage II
Port side, below the fill port.


Image
by porthole
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Variation in Fuel Used Monitoring
Replies: 5
Views: 2238

Re: Variation in Fuel Used Monitoring

When I had a in-hose flow sensor, the flow rate was over-reported at low engine speeds compared to the engine's own data. And the flow rate was under-reported at high engine speeds, again, compared to the engine's own data. I don't know if the Lowrance in-line hose fuel sensor is a turbine or impel...
by porthole
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: April Fool's Article on Propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 2424

April Fool's Article on Propeller

Reading [another thread on the topic of propellers which used vents to direct exhaust from inside the propeller hub to intentionally aerate the water flow into the propeller blades] I couldn't help but reminisce and chuckle a bit over Offshore Magazine's revolutionary propeller story from the early ...
by porthole
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel filter: What Micron
Replies: 27
Views: 8429

Re: Fuel filter: What Micron

I use the 2-micron element. The spin-on element and water separator bowl is easier to change then the engine mounted filter, and I'd rather over-filtrate then under-filtrate. Keep in mind, the RACOR kits have two different water separator bowls available, clear plastic or aluminum. The plastic is fo...
by porthole
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Uneven Fuel Usage
Replies: 7
Views: 2987

Re: Uneven Fuel Usage

What power do you have?

I used about 25% more fuel then normal my last trip out.
And then had stalling problems coming back through my river.

Turns out my low pressure fuel pumps, Yamaha salt water series 2 strokes, are bad and are dumping fuel into the crankcase.
by porthole
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50896

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

I've found that practice helped. Also slowing down to bare idle will paint the target in side scan mode longer. I'm running at idle. The wreck hunting is a learning curve as well. I'm used to bigger boats with twin screws. That makes for an easier pattern run. Did you see my post above ? Is your si...
by porthole
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 50896

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

Side scan, not so lucky yet. Downscan shows promise, but there is a bit of delay before seeing anything unlike the traditional sonar. Screen shots are limited to 800x480, so zooming in is not so great. NJ Artificial reef system, Axle Carlson Reef, Veronica M tug, formerly the "Captain Bill"...