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by porthole
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 7971

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

I had 1 unit fall under the recall of 11 I checked.

Yesterday I got 3 notices of different tracking numbers of impending deliveries from Kidde.
Go figure.
by porthole
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 7971

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Since the recall covers 44 years of extinguishers, I don't think you need to worry about a time frame. CPSC along with NHTSA recalls tend to not have an expiration date. The "shake your fire extinguishers once a month" thing is long gone. The dry chemical used (monoammonium phosphate) has ...
by porthole
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 7971

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

We have a lot of fire extinguishers around the house and about 10 of them fit the Kidde profile, but of all of them I ended up with only one covered by the recall.

Did the online stuff 3 weeks ago and still haven't heard anything.
by porthole
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sharing my son's Drone Vid
Replies: 5
Views: 1998

Re: Sharing my son's Drone Vid

Nice.

The Mavic Pro was on sale at Costco over Christmas and I thought it just might pop up somewhere Christmas morning.....

I have a reputation for always buying things I want on my own and never giving the family a chance - guess I'll have to continue my tradition :-)
by porthole
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Capsize At Jupiter Inlet
Replies: 20
Views: 8303

Re: Capsize At Jupiter Inlet

I put a message out to the videographer that took the drone video, asking if he was going to be posting a higher quality, longer video. But if you drill down through the comments on this particular video, he mentions that he is currently dealing with family health problems
by porthole
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Possible Purchase 1996 21’ Outrage
Replies: 13
Views: 3977

Re: Possible Purchase 1996 21’ Outrage

Repowering is tough to recoup the expense involved. Have you checked the NADA book value ? On the east coast, the NADA value tends to be low for Boston Whalers. 25-50% over NADA would give you a good starting point. Personally, I think 25 is overpriced for that boat. Unless it shows in like new cond...
by porthole
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1999 Boston Whaler 21 Outrage SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 3364

Re: FS: 1999 Boston Whaler 21 Outrage, Central New Jersey

The gavel has fallen, sold
by porthole
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Fell Marine MOB Engine Shut-off
Replies: 18
Views: 7248

Re: Fell Marine MOB Engine Shut-off

The FOB inserts into an available belt clip, lanyard or wrist mount in a variety of colors.
I'm sure multiple color choices cold be used for different boats.
by porthole
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Fell Marine MOB Engine Shut-off
Replies: 18
Views: 7248

Re: Fell Marine MOB Engine Shut-off

Overall it sounds like a good device that adds the convenience of moving around the boat without the need to unhook the ignition switch lanyard. It's a little pricey but so is everything connected to boating. Is it possible to use the same fobs with two or more boats? There are frequently 30% disco...
by porthole
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Fell Marine MOB Engine Shut-off
Replies: 18
Views: 7248

Re: Fell Marine MOB Engine Shut-off

Just hauled the boat last week. So I have about 13 months since I installed this device. In the 6 months of use I am very pleased with the value of the Fell kit.

And fortunately I did not fall overboard once to test it.
by porthole
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning
Replies: 21
Views: 6471

Re: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning

porthole wrote:Tilex Mold & Mildew - Root Penetrator.

Works great. Spray on, let sit a few minutes rinse off.



Found a picture of my 17 Outrage console when I cleaned it. This is one application of the Tilex with no brushing. Spray on, let sit, rinse off.

Console_clean_small.jpg
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by porthole
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Registering PLB with NOAA
Replies: 9
Views: 2850

Re: Registering PLB with NOAA: Reminder

In the past month or so I received in the mail a hard copy PLB registration reminder. I also received an emailed version. It took all of about two minutes to do the two-year renewal. My PLB is the ACR AquaLink View
by porthole
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1999 Boston Whaler 21 Outrage SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 3364

Re: FS: 1999 Boston Whaler 21 Outrage, Central New Jersey

The gavel has fallen, sold
by porthole
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Capsize At Jupiter Inlet
Replies: 20
Views: 8303

Re: Capsize At Jupiter Inlet

Jupiter inlet can be very dangerous and there have been quite a few pictures and videos of boats not doing well when the surf is up.

This guy (above linked story) just didn’t heed the surf conditions before he made his entry.
by porthole
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning
Replies: 21
Views: 6471

Re: Boat Hull Interior Cleaning

Tilex Mold & Mildew - Root Penetrator.

Works great. Spray on, let sit a few minutes rinse off.
by porthole
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1999 Boston Whaler 21 Outrage SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 3364

Re: 1999 Boston Whaler 21 Outrage, Central New Jersey

The gavel has fallen, sold
by porthole
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice on SPORT 15 and DAUNTLESS 15
Replies: 22
Views: 4928

Re: Advice on SPORT 15 and DAUNTLESS 15

I had a 1983 15 CC.
Great boat, a w e s o m e ride even in small craft advisory conditions.

But I would limit it to 2 adults, occasionally 3. Or me and the dogs.

It still was only a 15.
by porthole
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1999 Boston Whaler 21 Outrage SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 3364

FS: 1999 Boston Whaler 21 Outrage SOLD

The gavel has fallen, sold
by porthole
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whalers at Auctions
Replies: 3
Views: 2249

Re: Whalers at Auctions

[b][i] A good source for retired government boats is the GSA (Government Surplus Auction) They frequently post auctions with Boston Whalers from the Navy, Parks Department, and Coast Guard. https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/gsaauctions/ During my 20+ years stint at a local TowBoatUS company we bo...
by porthole
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Responders in Boston Whaler Stop Runaway Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 2604

Re: Responders in Boston Whaler Stop Runaway Boat

Another version of the video out. Skip ahead to 5:00 for the 'bump'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UWofwp0FV8
by porthole
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: photobucket - 3rd party linking $399 per year
Replies: 6
Views: 2276

Re: photobucket - 3rd party linking $399 per year

I haven't been on the site lately. If I'm unable to retrieve my photos we will have a problem. The best thing that can happen is for everyone to dump them. You can go on pb and click on an album. Over on the right side is an option to download that album. Sub albums have to be downloaded individual...
by porthole
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: photobucket - 3rd party linking $399 per year
Replies: 6
Views: 2276

photobucket - 3rd party linking $399 per year

Well it appears photobucket is holding everyone's photos that are "3rd party linked" hostage to the sum of $399 per year.

They can go pound salt and hopefully they will go under like the previous photo sites that tried the same thing.
by porthole
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 43921

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

As of today (07/16/2017) I am going on well over a year with my fuel flow problem and over seven months trying to get my Point-1AP antenna working correctly. Low rance has to have the poorest customer service in the industry. They really live up to the 'low' portion of their name. Phone calls and em...
by porthole
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Stabil 360 Marine
Replies: 14
Views: 4427

Re: Does Stabil 360 Marine Stabilize Fuel for up to 12 months?

I have used many gallons of ethanol-gasoline blended fuel in my boat fuel tank in the last ten years, and never had any problems. I would venture to guess that your fuel system is 100% compatible with ethanol laced fuel then. Perhaps you are diligent as well with keeping the tank topped off year ro...
by porthole
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outboard motor wireless remote trim tilt control
Replies: 0
Views: 1113

Outboard motor wireless remote trim tilt control

Outboard motor wireless remote trim tilt control Anyone ever try doing this modification? I finally got my boat in the water last night and this year it is being kept in a slip, stern to. Getting on and off the boat will be a challenge with the motor tilted up. So I am looking for a way to do this f...
by porthole
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Offloading Outrage 18 From Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 4608

Re: Offloading Outrage 18 From Trailer

Hydraulics !

About 40 pounds for a typical Air Over Hydraulic 20 ton bottle jack
by porthole
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Offloading Outrage 18 From Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 4608

Re: Offloading Outrage 18 From Trailer

The foldable version is something I'm thinking of. I can get boat off the trailer by myself, but it gets old real quick in and out from under the boat moving the jack. I use a 20-ton [40,000-lbs] air-over-hydraulic jack and multiple pieces of 2-inch-thick blocks to move past the frame crossmembers. ...
by porthole
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Tire Replacement LoadStar 225/75R15D
Replies: 5
Views: 1868

Re: Trailer Tire Replacement LoadStar 225/75R15D

Another good source for trailer tires and or wheels is

Trailer tire and wheels Edon, Ohio

I have purchased from this company for camper, boat and motorcycle trialers
by porthole
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Trailer Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 2301

Re: Boat Trailer Wheels

There are differences in lug nuts as well

Conical or spherical for instance.
by porthole
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: John Greviskis Slams E-TEC
Replies: 8
Views: 3763

Re: John Greviskis Slams E-TEC

Found him to be a bit of a tool and he endorses what is given to him
by porthole
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Connector for 20-Ampere DC Power
Replies: 7
Views: 2788

Re: Connector for 20-Ampere DC Power

jimh wrote:PORT--if I understand correctly you comments, I believe you are endorsing the same connection I mentioned earlier.

Yes, I was just jumping in with the versatility they offer. I also use them on my 5th wheel camper and an inverter I keep handy for remote stuff. The genderless part is a big plus.
by porthole
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Disposal of 300-gallons of Old Gasoline
Replies: 13
Views: 3597

Re: What to do with old gas

In New Jersey I would recommend getting a price from Budget Boat Towing and Salvage Or Northstar Environmental. It will not be cheap.

If the 300-gallons of gasoline belonged to me, I would pump out five-gallons at a time and mix it in with the gasoline in the fuel tank of my vehicle.
by porthole
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 160 Dauntless Lift Eyes
Replies: 9
Views: 2961

Re: 2001 160 Dauntless Lift Eyes

browsing the Boston Whaler literature ........ and in the owner's manual there is a warning...... lifting eye that is in the anchor locker. Does the literature you saw actually refer to the anchor tie off eye as a lifting eye? I would never use the anchor locker eye to lift a boat, wouldn't hesitat...
by porthole
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: GFCI 110 Outlet and Circuit Breaker
Replies: 4
Views: 2293

Re: GFCI 110 outlet and circuit breaker?

With your panel it would be easier and less expensive to just add a GFCI outlet at the beginning of the outlet run. More info https://www.bluesea.com/support/articles/1473/Blue_Sea_Systems_Offers_Solutions_for_Mounting_ELCI_Breakers_to_Comply_With_ABYC_July_2010_Requirements https://www.bluesea.com/...
by porthole
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: GFCI 110 Outlet and Circuit Breaker
Replies: 4
Views: 2293

Re: GFCI 110 outlet and circuit breaker?

It would be if your panel had a GFCI circuit breaker. Looks like you have all standard magnetic overload circuit breakers. In simple terms, regular breakers protect against an overload of the hot wire. GFCI breakers (or receptacles) protect against current leakage. The current going from the source ...
by porthole
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Connector for 20-Ampere DC Power
Replies: 7
Views: 2788

Re: Connector for 20-Ampere DC Power

I am setting up an emergency pump for my sailing club. The pump is a 20-Ampere [load]. It currently has spring clamps to connect to its battery. I would like to set up something easier for our members to use. My first idea was to use a four-pole trailer plug, with two pins each for positive and neg...
by porthole
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Interpreting California State Regulations Re Outboard Engine Use Restrictions due to Emission or Pollution
Replies: 12
Views: 3463

Re: 1983 15-footer Maximum Transom Weight

Shouldn't CARB concerns be a separate thread and not muddling up the transom weight query?
by porthole
Thu May 25, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 2967

Re: Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch

The switches have always been illuminated, since the day the boat was built. I only changed two of them to blue.
And I like running at night. When I ran dive charters I preferred doing night dives over daytime dives.
by porthole
Thu May 25, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 2967

Re: Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch

Got my replacement switch covers for the Carling rocker switches on the dash panel of my Boston Whaler boat. The old gummy covers shown below: http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/porthole2/Boats/BW%2021%20OR%201999/Electronics/BW_21_switch_covers_11_zpsklui69w4.jpg New covers shown below. I chang...
by porthole
Thu May 25, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 43921

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

Over a week ago I talked to Level-2 technical support at Lowrance. The technician agreed with me that the previous info was ridiculous and promised to help. I got an incident number for follow-through and a promise from Lowrance to search for all the emails regarding the problems I have had and curr...
by porthole
Tue May 16, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1990 Yamaha speedometer hose?
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

Re: 1990 Yamaha speedometer hose?

Looks like the speedo hose. No speedo ? Plug it. If you found it after removing the lower you probably ended up disconnecting it from the rest of the hose that is probably routed amongst the rest of your rigging. The speedo hose can usually be seen as a small loop where the lower bolts up on the for...
by porthole
Tue May 16, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 43921

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

After six days this is the reply I get from Lowrance customer service:
You need to buy a standard Point-1 for general GPS positioning information and send your Point-1AP in for testing. And once he gets that one back DON’T use it for anything other than the Autopilot.
by porthole
Sun May 14, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 2967

Re: Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch

Good source Phil, thanks.

Just ordered 8 covers and the tool to remove the actuators.
by porthole
Sun May 14, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Anchor locker liner
Replies: 6
Views: 2838

Re: Anchor locker liner

I use the 1-foot square pieces of Dri-Deak. I'm using them in the anchor locker, the forward bow compartment and the floor of the center console to allow some air circulation.
by porthole
Sat May 13, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 2967

Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch

On my 1999 Boston Whaler 21 Outrage most of the rubber coating on the dashboard switches is rapidly deteriorating. Looking for a source for new rockers just the rocker, not the entire switch. http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/porthole2/Boats/BW%2021%20OR%201999/Electronics/BW_switch_panel_zps2u...
by porthole
Sat May 13, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: My Boston Whaler's steel oil tank bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 2312

Re: My Boston Whaler's steel oil tank bracket

So I removed all the old tank bracket. Getting all the rust stains out is impossible.I tried liberal doses of Davis' FSR - Fiberglass stain remover and half a bottle of CLR - Calcium Lime Rust remover. I got about half of the rust stain off. What is left is going to stay. http://i96.photobucket.com/...
by porthole
Sat May 13, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: What's New
Replies: 12
Views: 9451

Re: Must Watch if you Own an iPhone

jimh wrote:All iPhone owners are encouraged to watch this presentation regarding recording motion pictures:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA



I have probably forwarded that video to 100 people in the last 4 years or so !
by porthole
Sat May 13, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 18 restoration on TV show
Replies: 6
Views: 2394

Re: Outrage 18 restoration on TV show

Cutting out the full-width splashwell dam was a mistake. That horizontal bulkhead running across the stern adds structure to the hull. It did, but at what cost? A non draining unsinkable boat? They reinforced the transom and I'm sure of the other perceived lost strength was made up in the deck bein...
by porthole
Sat May 13, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 18 restoration on TV show
Replies: 6
Views: 2394

Re: Outrage 18 restoration on TV show

Except for the toe stubbing bow cleat I like it. Probably a few other things I would do differently, but overall she got a custom boat and probably doesn't care about "classic Whaler" look. Odds are, if the tank was installed correctly, she will never have to worry about the tank again. As...
by porthole
Sat May 06, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Simrad GO5 XSE
Replies: 8
Views: 3285

Re: Simrad GO5 XSE

Have you had any contact with SIMRAD technical support? I would hope the first-tier telephone support from them might be better than from the Lowrance pool. Have no reason to yet. Haven't even opened up the user or installation manuals. I'll check there first to see if there is a sync option for at...