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by porthole
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Modifications
Replies: 19
Views: 5719

Re: Trailer Modifications

My tall PVC guides get tweaked almost every time I launch or recover. Just not up to having 4000 pounds of boat bumping into them.
by porthole
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seasmanship and Navigation Rules
Replies: 21
Views: 6693

Re: Seamanship and Navigation Rules

--completely unaware of our boat and the risk of collision between our boats; --was aware of the risk of collision but completely unaware of his obligations under RULE 17 to alter course to avoid collision, or, --he was aware of both the risk of collision and his obligation under RULE 17 and decide...
by porthole
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Continental 10,000 lb keel roller trailer - for sale - $2500
Replies: 7
Views: 3110

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

Lots of nice work added on there.
If I was ready I would consider this, even though it is excessive for my 21 Outrage.
The brakes and axles alone make it a consideration.
by porthole
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Lake Michigan: South Manitou Island
Replies: 2
Views: 2866

Re: Lake Michigan: South Manitou Island

Twenty-somethings with a gun--I find that to be more of a concern when they are federals. Municipal and State LEO's, no matter how young, usually are much easier to deal with.
by porthole
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Barrel Nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: Barrel Nuts

West marine carries stainless versions of barrel nuts (machine thread to 5/16" at my local store).
by porthole
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: GM WeatherPack Electrical Connections
Replies: 4
Views: 2365

Re: GM WeatherPack Electrical Connections

If you decide to use Deutsch connectors, all the parts are readily available at Harley Davidson dealers. They stock connectors from 1 pin to 12 pins, typically three different wire size pin and sockets too. Deutsch crimpers are very expensive, and there are at least two different styles. I have one ...
by porthole
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Ski Pylon and Flag pole
Replies: 5
Views: 3281

Re: Ski Pylon and Flag pole

Is there a flag kit that you know would fit the ski pylon on the Whaler? What kind of ski pylon do you have? Picture? Two of my Whalers had the factory setup that allowed either a bait prep station with rod holders, a folding table or a ski pylon. The two tables used a 1" stainless tube for mo...
by porthole
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Center Console 15
Replies: 10
Views: 3896

Re: Center Console 15

Doug, picturing in my mind the 15's console on top of those blocks - well - personally I would not do it. Does your console look like mine ? I hinged the console, 2 stainless hinges in the front, two 4 or 5" stainless 1/4-20 bolts and two of the threaded inserts you hammer in. The bolts go in f...
by porthole
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Center Console 15
Replies: 10
Views: 3896

Re: Center Console 15

OP boat is a 1986 From this page http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/017754.html This picture http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/images/consoleDetail512x335.jpeg And from my 1983 15 http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/porthole2/Boats/BW%2015%20CC%201983/Whaler_09_zpsazwwz1qg.jpg There...
by porthole
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Your boat wake and damage
Replies: 9
Views: 3576

Re: Your boat wake and damage

My main purpose for posting the above article had to do with a boater actually getting called out on an alleged wake, and paying huge fine. No doubt the town went after the boater as hard as they did because he was a commercial operator. But, just about every commercial boat that transits that river...
by porthole
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Your boat wake and damage
Replies: 9
Views: 3576

Re: Your boat wake and damage

I have seen many NO WAKE signs posted that are of dubious authority, I suppose you could add dubious government authority. Our Local USCG placed a large no wake sign on the Manasquan inlet, NJ years ago. The sign had no legal backing or government authorized code and eventually was removed. But, fo...
by porthole
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 48695

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

HDS #1 displays 500 KBs of used space and almost 65 MBs of free space. HDS #2 displays 1.3 MBs of used space and only 1.1 MBs of free space. As a last resort you can do a hard reset by holding down the + and - keys when you power on (it should beep after a few seconds). This wipes any data you have...
by porthole
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 48695

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

That's pretty good Don, and better then what I have gotten so far. I have another screen shot to add later, almost looks like a boat. So, the secret location is out :-) Estimating size at 200 x 40, is that the Northwind? Duane - Don't give up on side scan just yet. Here's what I got recently: shot 0...
by porthole
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Center Console 15
Replies: 10
Views: 3896

Re: Center Console 15

I don't think the console in the CENTER CONSOLE 15 is the same as in the MONTAUK 17. Not exactly the same. My 1983 15' center console whaler had a nearly identical console to the 17's console of that era. I would say for all intents and purposes, it was the same except that it was cut down to make ...
by porthole
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Installed Wash Down Pump on 190 Outrage
Replies: 19
Views: 7667

Re: Installed Wash Down Pump on 190 Outrage

The quick connect did not come with the kit, I could not find a connector that I was happy with and I didn't want the threaded connector with the cap on a chain type, or the faucet looking type either. I found the JABSCO Stainless-Steel Washdown Quick Connect, West Marine Model # 6620512 MFG Part #...
by porthole
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Installed Wash Down Pump on 190 Outrage
Replies: 19
Views: 7667

Re: Installed Wash Down Pump on 190 Outrage

Since you hooked up the supply to the wash down pump at the bait well secondary connection, perhaps your reduced pressure is because the wash down pump is attempting to pull water from both the thru-hull and air from the bait well side of the that pump. Although not exactly the same setup as yours, ...
by porthole
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance software updates + HDS Gen3 Version 4.0
Replies: 0
Views: 1332

Lowrance software updates + HDS Gen3 Version 4.0

HDS Gen3 is the version that has my interest. Seems like the biggest update for non Mercury owners is auto routing. http://www.lowrance.com/software-updates/ Networked HDS Gen3's on a home network with an Internet connection makes upgrading easy. This new version also looked for aavailable updates f...
by porthole
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 48695

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

Still waiting to hear from Lowrance :-( on the above concerns. New concern. One of the HDS Gen3's has been starting up with a memory low display. And, I can't do a screen shot, that brings up a 'low flash memory' error. The screen prompts recommends: - purging deleted waypoints and routes - clearing...
by porthole
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance Outboard Pilot Hydraulic Pack
Replies: 27
Views: 9875

Re: Lowrance Outboard Pilot Hydraulic Pack

Another month, another update. I have had the boat out probably another dozen times. Considering the cost for the outboard pilot is under $1000 (under $900 for my purchase) the kit is an excellent upgrade, especially if you are an open water boater. Of course this value applies if you already have a...
by porthole
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Your boat wake and damage
Replies: 9
Views: 3576

Re: Your boat wake and damage

I can see that happening. Big boat, against an incoming moon tide, in a hurry but can't plane so it "mushes" along causing a huge wake. My experience is that the bigger the boat, the less concerned the operator is about what mayhem his wake is causing. What got my attention is that someon...
by porthole
Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Your boat wake and damage
Replies: 9
Views: 3576

Your boat wake and damage

This is an article from a weekly local area paper, something one might not even hear about except for the papers excellent local coverage. The boat in question is a 35' JC, downeast style. Nearly flat bottom with a deep keel. The "criminal charge" is interesting. I have been passing this d...
by porthole
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 48695

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

There has been one constant with my Lowrance networked stuff; fuel tank level and fuel use data displays are inconsistent. At times the fuel tank level will be displayed, and at other times a blank screen. When the level is not displayed on the HDS it would still display on a LMF-400 device. Fuel bu...
by porthole
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bittersweet - Selling & Buying
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

Re: Bittersweet - Selling & Buying

Just found the yacht listing for the boat, sure is a purty one. Being from the Northeast we've always had a penchant for the downeast lobster style boats. Every year as I get older I have less of a desire to do all the work, but, we still have not crossed off a trawler or downeast style for cruising...
by porthole
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Owner's Bag
Replies: 5
Views: 2838

Re: Boston Whaler Owner's Bag

The bags pop up on ebay all the time, and a bit pricey at that.
by porthole
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bittersweet - Selling & Buying
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

Re: Bittersweet - Selling & Buying

We went form a 42 Post down to a 17 Outrage and now a 21 Outrage. I do miss the all that the big boat has to offer, especially the comfort, cruising and vacations. All except for the expense.

Good luck traveling.
by porthole
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 230 Outrage Appraisal
Replies: 9
Views: 3355

Re: 230 Outrage Appraisal

This is great information guys! Its hard to believe someone would allow a BW or any boat to get into this condition. But there are the few! I do agree, I don't like buying problems however; if the overall cost reflects the damage (if any), cost of complete cleanup and getting back to where it shoul...
by porthole
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 48695

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

SONAR grabs. These are all steel wrecks, two tug boats and a barge. http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/porthole2/Boats/Lowrance/SONAR%20grabs/HDS_SONAR_pics_2016-07-11_02_zpszf6bxhjb.png http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/porthole2/Boats/Lowrance/SONAR%20grabs/HDS_SONAR_pics_2016-07-11_03_zp...
by porthole
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance Outboard Pilot Hydraulic Pack
Replies: 27
Views: 9875

Re: Lowrance Outboard Pilot Hydraulic Pack

I have used the LOWRANCE OUTBOARD PILOT HYDRAULIC PACK a half-dozen times now. I am pleased with it, especially with the pricing and ease of installing. Yesterday I gave it a good test. The weather guessers were wrong again! Five-knot breeze and 1 to 2-foot waves were more like 15 to 20-knots and a ...
by porthole
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 48695

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

I went wreck hunting yesterday. In 60-70 feet of water I am not at all impressed with the side scan features. I also dislike having to constantly reset my water column range if I switch views or made adjustments on the other transducer. And there is a lack of adjustments using the LSS2 for column de...
by porthole
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 48695

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

It would appear my LMF-400 is defective and is coming out. I now have the following items all networked together, using Lowrance branded cables and tees. Two HDS7 Gen3 MFD's Outboard auto pilot Point 1 (required for AP) LSS2 transducer Airmar TM-150 transducer Fuel level sensor Fuel flow sensor and ...
by porthole
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1999-2001 21 Outrage Forward Sump
Replies: 1
Views: 961

Re: 1999-2001 21 Outrage Forward Sump

No other thoughts? What I think I found out now that I have actually had the boat out a bunch. The boat sitting on the trailer at what appears to be level, all water in the bilge will flow to the rear, where there is a pump. The pump will remove water to about 1" below the hull drain. I sure wi...
by porthole
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Garmin GNX 21 Marine Instrument Display
Replies: 0
Views: 1187

Garmin GNX 21 Marine Instrument Display

Anyone have any experience with this device, Garmin GNX 21 ? The LMF-400 I bought, among others things is defective and is being returned. I'm looking for something similar that will at the least display fuel information (level, use etc) I added Lowrance fuel level and fuel flow devices to my networ...
by porthole
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Beware of Sandbars
Replies: 4
Views: 3014

Re: Beware of Sandbars

The outboards still belong to the owner/insurance company.
They are not abandoned property yet.

Allegedly the props have already been removed, which would be theft.
by porthole
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1987 OUTRAGE 18 Re-powered with E-TEC 150
Replies: 14
Views: 5171

Re: 1987 OUTRAGE 18 Re-powered with E-TEC 150

Does the reduced oil also equate to reduce "stink"
by porthole
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp
Replies: 28
Views: 13616

Re: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp

jimh wrote:...clearance of the chine line to the fender top is now about 1.25-inches...

[My trailer has] about the same clearance.
by porthole
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 48695

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

It also seems that the LMF-400 has multiple software versions available, but Lowrance lists no software upgrades as being available. Mine is 1.2.0 and I bought it used. So now I am wondering if it is worth buying new to get the newer software and a better display, one upgrade would appear that you c...
by porthole
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Outrage Leaning Post Livewell Modification
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

Re: 210 Outrage Leaning Post Livewell Modification

Where are you located?
by porthole
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp
Replies: 28
Views: 13616

Re: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp

What model/capacity power winch is that in the photos? Dutton Lainson TW9000 I'm pleased with the winch, reviews I found when searching options were all good. Power in and out was a requirement. The link above is higher then what I paid a few months ago. My cost at the time was $387 delivered. Even...
by porthole
Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Whaler sunbrella cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1604

Re: Whaler sunbrella cover

Look at this thread on The Hull Truth

http://www.thehulltruth.com/showthread.php?t=517071&goto=newpost
I bought a used cover from Darren that was an excellent deal.
He is pretty good at finding covers.

darren@pmwinterboatcovers.com
by porthole
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 48695

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

LMF-400, well that was a non 'upgrade'. Could barely see the screen and it would constantly switch between fuel level, no fuel data at all, to a reset software configuration error. Very disappointing. All I really wanted was a fuel gauge and fuel used display that integrated with the HDS units. And ...
by porthole
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp
Replies: 28
Views: 13616

Re: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp

Two launches last night (and the weather goons lied again). First launch went rather smooth. Pulpit and anchor cleared the post with room to spare. Recovery went pretty quick as well, especially since I didn't get to move the trailer, couldn't get the boat started. Primer bulb would get hard, then s...
by porthole
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp
Replies: 28
Views: 13616

Re: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp

The center crossmember is already drilled, two bolts were the original attaching hardware.

Going out now to give it a test drive, and see about getting some dinner.
by porthole
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 48695

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

I installed a LMF-400 last night. I'm a little disappointed in the quality of the screen readout. It looks like a 15-20 year old dot matrix display. And, it is also on all the time. It would be nice if it shut off when the HDS units are switched off. Looks like I will be adding a switch for the netw...
by porthole
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1999-2001 21 Outrage Forward Sump
Replies: 1
Views: 961

1999-2001 21 Outrage Forward Sump

Anyone know or have an idea as to why a 1999-2001 21 Outrage boat has a sump that appears useless? It does a good job of holding water that will not pump out, and as a result the area is ripe for mold and mildew. The area is behind this pull out bin: http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/porthole2/...
by porthole
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp
Replies: 28
Views: 13616

Re: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp

Here is a sketch illustrating the problem: trailerLaunchSketch.png This problem can be overcome by two approaches: --don't back the trailer as deeply into the water; this reduces the buoyant force at the stern; with a bunk support trailer the hull may not want to slide off yet; experiment to find t...
by porthole
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Using your Whaler for emergency situation
Replies: 4
Views: 2232

Re: Using your Whaler for emergency situation

My 15' Whaler provided fuel near the end of our Sandy 14 day outage as well.
by porthole
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Live Well Plumbing
Replies: 12
Views: 4404

Re: Live Well Plumbing

I am in the process of turning one of my in deck fish boxes into a live well (1999 21 Outrage) . I will post some of my efforts soon.
I did have to replace my original bronze through hull fitting and there did not seem to be any additional material laid up in the hull when I was cleaning it out.
by porthole
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp
Replies: 28
Views: 13616

Re: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp

I have thought about adding rollers, but I don't think additional rollers will help, unless it is a roller trailer... No, the additional keel roller to keep the bow from being pushed down will always help. It does not matter what sort of trailer is being used. ...we all know [a roller trailer] is n...
by porthole
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp
Replies: 28
Views: 13616

Re: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp

I have thought about adding rollers, but I don't think additional rollers will help, unless it is a roller trailer, which we all know is not recommended by Boston Whaler. Although, I might be able to add one more bow roller to the forward most crossmember, will look into that as well. I'd rather spe...