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by biggiefl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1978 Sport 13 Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: 1978 Sport 13 Restoration

here should be a tag on the bracket with a model & serial #. Model numbers are sometimes on the freeze plugs on the engine block. You then to google the MODEL # a there is a code or: 1976 40604 40605 40654 40655 In 1975 for 1976 model year OMC released the new 35hp. It was smaller, lighter, mode...
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 13-footer Hull Soft Spot
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: 1978 Super Sport 13 Hull Soft Spot

A couple clarifications: Boston Whaler did not make a Super SPORT 13 model until 1984. I assume you have a SPORT 13. There is a bow eye and a lifting eye that are connected by the same rod. The lifting eye is below the Norman Pin. I highly doubt the delamination is due to water intrusion. Any water ...
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk 170 Re-power
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: Go with the Mercury or Suzuki? 90/115 - Montauk 170

I have been running Suzukis since 1981 and they have never seen a mechanic after install. The Mercury may save you money as you can reuse many parts from current rigging. Depending on demographics, Suzuki can be much cheaper than their competition, especially in FL. In 2006 I bought a new DF115 for ...
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 27 Full Cabin Whaler Drive Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: 27 Full Cabin Whaler Drive Repair

Ditto, those are common on older Whalers and mechanics who don't know Whalers tend to over tighten the bolts. If you take it for a ride and the drive changes trim under throttle, you probably have a rotten transom.
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Salvage Value of MONTAUK Damaged in Storm
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: Salvage Value of MONTAUK Damaged in Storm

In Florida it is a pain to get a salvage vehicle back on the road. luckily for me the inspection station for re-titling Salvaged vehicles is 3 miles from me. They had to physically inspect the motorcycle to make sure it was road worthy and all parts replaced or repaired. Some people in FL would have...
by biggiefl
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch
Replies: 35
Views: 4410

Re: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch

Here is a good link for answers. Looks like all the way up mounting on a 160 is not going to be good.

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/003623.html
by biggiefl
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch
Replies: 35
Views: 4410

Re: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch

I always start with engine mounted all the way up and go from there. Easy to lower an outboard on the trailer using the tongue jack. Most of the time it stays on the highest hole. The higher the engine is to the surface, the less trim needed as the prop is that much closer. Usually a highe mounted e...
by biggiefl
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer Prices for 18-foot Boat
Replies: 14
Views: 1206

Re: Trailer Prices for 18-foot Boat

Trailer prices have gone up a lot in 15 years. Because I bought my 1986 18 Outrage last July without a trailer, I was on the hunt for a new or used boat trailer. I only buy aluminum trailers as there is no benefit to galvanized except saving a about $200. For [the quoted price mentioned in the initi...
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Bunks, Polyethylene Slip Pads, Replacement Wood
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: Trailer Bunks, Polyethylene Slip Pads, Replacement Wood

i have seen people lose their boat on the ramp using slip pads.
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Trailer Mileage
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Boat Trailer Mileage

I had a 2005 Sport Trail under my Donzi. Nice trailer and it had some miles on it.
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Construction of casting platform on 1987 Super Sport Ltd
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: Construction of casting platform on 1987 Super Sport Ltd

Pic #2 shows the wood core and that is how thick it is. You can buy clips to hold a paddle at West Marine, might be where the navigation lights are. If you do thru bolt them it would not look that bad. Use a sealant on the screws. Those hinges look good.
by biggiefl
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: CMC PT 130 Add-On Power Trim-Tilt User Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: CMC PT 130 Add-On Power Trim-Tilt User Experience

I put one on my 13' sport which had a 40hp Evinrude. It really increased the performance and the weight/setback was not too bad. I have owned many 15's with 2 not having PTnT. as Jim suggested you can get pretty good performance from a high HP 15 without it. If I lived on a deep lake and only needed...
by biggiefl
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lifting harness for 2009 130 Super Sport
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: Lifting harness for 2009 130 Super Sport

Just don't lift it with string ;)
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: I'm back! This time with a 15 SSL
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: I'm back! This time with a 15 SSL

[The SSL 15 boats] are just a classic 15-footer without the wood. A tad heavier because of that but no major difference.
by biggiefl
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boston Whaler Use of 13-inch Trailer Tires
Replies: 16
Views: 1393

Re: Boston Whaler Use of 13-inch Trailer Tires

Personally if I was going to haul a boat that many miles it would not be on one of their Karavan trailers. I would sell it and get a custom aluminum trailer designed to tow long distances. Torsion axles and less weight is a plus too in the long run. The cost of replacing tires can be significant and...
by biggiefl
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Really Big Sport Fisherman
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: Really Big Sport Fisherman

I remember years ago reading a story in Motor Boating & Sailing about a team that had a custom Donzi Yacht made around 60-70ft. They picked it up from the manufacturer I believe in Florida and had scheduled a series of big game tournaments starting there. The fished this brand new boat all the w...
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boston Whaler Use of 13-inch Trailer Tires
Replies: 16
Views: 1393

Re: Boston Whaler Use of 13-inch Trailer Tires

You have not stated if it is a single or tandem axle. I am assuming tandem and again you do not need larger tires for that boat. If you are only concerned about revolutions, you can put on 24's and give it some bling.
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 SPORT 13 SOURPUSS
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: 1978 SPORT 13 SOURPUSS

It will not damage concrete. It may clean it however.
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boston Whaler Use of 13-inch Trailer Tires
Replies: 16
Views: 1393

Re: Boston Whaler Use of 13-inch Trailer Tires

You do not need 15" tires for a 21' boat if tandem axle. A 13 or 14 is plenty.
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 SPORT 13 SOURPUSS
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: 1978 SPORT 13 SOURPUSS

Marykate will not hurt your grass but it will turn a galvanized trailer white.
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1969 9' Squall $249
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Re: FS: 1969 9' Squall $249

Phil...I thought boat prices were outrageous? I can't even give this thing away at $249. I could probably sell just the title for that.
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Garage Dimensions
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: Garage Dimensions

I like the car wash tire guide idea.
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1987 Yamaha 70 Long Saga of Repairs
Replies: 17
Views: 1752

Re: 1987 Yamaha 70 ETLH Won't accelerate

Lower unit could have a frozen bearing on the drive shaft but if that is the case it would usually stall going into gear like you hit bottom. Pull the plugs, put it in gear and turn the prop by hand or foot. If it will barely turn, you found your problem.
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Identify Boat Builder
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Identify Boat Builder

Do you have a pic? If so we can save you a trip possibly.
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 SPORT 13 SOURPUSS
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: 1978 SPORT 13 SOURPUSS

As for SPORT or SOURPUSS, this boat is not exactly either. It is an in-between hybrid . That is correct. I bought my 13' new and it was(I think) a $320 option for the wrap around railing and backrest. It is still a sport. I had the same setup on a couple of my 15's. They were still 15' Sport models...
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Garage Dimensions
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: Garage Dimensions

If you need to remove your wheels to get your boat in the garage it is time to build a carport or buy a good cover.
by biggiefl
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 SPORT 13 SOURPUSS
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: 1978 SPORT 13 SOURPUSS

Good point on the paint. Moeller bought out Tempo paint and I am not sure what colors they still produce. That blue gets much darker with age so I would look for period correct Evinrude light blue. BRP makes/made paint as well. The correct color is Evinrude 1971-1977 light blue. If you can only find...
by biggiefl
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 16 SL Re-power at some future time
Replies: 33
Views: 2457

Re: Re-powering my 16' SL

I mount all my engines all the way up and test them. Most stay all the way up or about 2" above the keel.
by biggiefl
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 SPORT 13 SOURPUSS
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: 1978 SPORT 13 SOURPUSS

Your boat is not a Sourpuss model as they had a different console and center steering. As far as your concerns about the bottom paint. I would try and remove a section using paint stripper or even a razor blade to see how good it was installed to begin with. If it was done properly it will not be an...
by biggiefl
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1978 Sport 13 Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: 1978 Sport 13 Restoration

The boat is a SPORT with the optional wrap around railing and backrest.

The SOURPUS had a console that spanned the entire beam and had center steering as well as denim seat cushions. Your boat is [a SPORT with different seating].
by biggiefl
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1978 Sport 13 Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: 1978 Sport 13 Restoration

Ditto what Jim said. FYI...engine is a 1976.
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 16 SL Re-power at some future time
Replies: 33
Views: 2457

Re: 16 SL Re-power at some future time

I have owned that engine [Moderator's note: here I assume "that engine" is intended to mean a Yamaha 90-HP classic two-stroke-power-cycle engine; hereafter I substitute for "that engine" with the inference I have made] and have compared the performance of [a Yamaha 90-HP classic ...
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Labor Day Weekend Launch Ramp Stories
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Re: Labor Day Weekend Launch Ramp Stories

Agreed...23 mins? I would have lost my shirt if I had to wait that long for somebody.
by biggiefl
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 16 SL Re-power at some future time
Replies: 33
Views: 2457

Re: Re-powering my 16' SL

Your engine is more equivalent to 80hp. If you think shaving 3-4mph from top end is OK, the F70 should do well. The savings in fuel will be amazing, especially if you do a lot of slow speed driving.
by biggiefl
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 MONTAUK with 115-HP; Compared to OUTRAGE 18
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: 190 MONTAUK with 115-HP is Under-power

Personally I can not fathom that a 190 [MONTAUK] with a 115-HP is faster than a classic 18 Outrage with a 115-HP.
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 210 DAUNTLESS Sacrificial Anode
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: 210 DAUNTLESS Sacrificial Anodes

Check [the sacrificial anodes] when you pull [the 210 Dauntless] for the season. There should be least one [sacrificial anode] from the factory on the engine. You may want to add more if kept in a wet slip as an engine zinc does no good if engine is tilted out of the water. Look for any corrosion on...
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bought 1969 SAKONNET
Replies: 3
Views: 2441

Re: Bought 1969 SAKONNET

Where in FL?
by biggiefl
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Outrage 22 WD Re-power Yamaha F300
Replies: 32
Views: 2250

Re: 1988 Outrage 22 WD Re-power Yamaha F300

"Best advice I can give (from my mechanic) is if you want an engine to last, keep the rpms under 4500 as much as you can." I have always read that for best longevity of an outboard is to keep the rpms at 75% or less at cruise. With a 6k redline(probably the most common) 4500rpm is 75%. My ...
by biggiefl
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Outrage 22 WD Re-power Yamaha F300
Replies: 32
Views: 2250

Re: 1988 Outrage 22 WD Re-power Yamaha F300

How did they blow up a $30k F300, they don't cost $30k. If they do, I can get a 300 Suzuki installed for under $20k.
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1992 16L Water Depth
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: 1992 16L Water Depth

Even a jackplate will only save a couple inches which can help but it won't save you from beaching. Living in FL I basically found out by trial & error where I can go and at what tides. If unsure of an area, do it slowly. Another way is to follow somebody, do so with caution and hang back just i...
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Outrage 22 WD Re-power Yamaha F300
Replies: 32
Views: 2250

Re: 1988 Outrage 22 WD Re-power Yamaha F300

I thought the 22 WD was rated for 300hp with the standard transom @ 240.
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cockpit Deck Crack Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: Cockpit Deck Crack Repair

Repairing it might look worse if the non-skid is compromised.
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: HONDA BF90 Missing Power
Replies: 27
Views: 1985

Re: HONDA BF90 Missing Power

They can only cup a prop equivalent to approximately 1" of pitch. To repitch a prop by bending blades and adding length is very expensive and it's probably easier to buy the correct prop.
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Revenge 21
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: WTB: Revenge 21

You might want to add your location and how far you are willing to travel. Lastly why not consider a 19' as well?
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless fire extinguisher storage box
Replies: 11
Views: 1085

Re: Dauntless fire extinguisher storage box

Can you fix the crack and paint it?
by biggiefl
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: HONDA BF90 Missing Power
Replies: 27
Views: 1985

Re: HONDA BF90 Missing Power

Jim...I wish it were that simple. I will try it one day on my F115.
by biggiefl
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 200 DAUNTLESS VERADO 175
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: 200 DAUNTLESS VERADO 175

95db is very loud.

Quick question...are you sure it is reading in MPH, not KTs?
by biggiefl
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1970 Sakonnet E-TEC 90
Replies: 22
Views: 1876

Re: 1970 Sakonnet E-TEC 90

That tiny spring probably does not do much.

Trailers do not have a lot of suspension travel--very minimal. I doubt the engine skeg is more than 10-inches above the ground on my boat trailer.
by biggiefl
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Outrage 22 WD Re-power Yamaha F300
Replies: 32
Views: 2250

Re: 1988 Outrage 22 WD Re-power Yamaha F300

You better tend to that "rough bottom" or you are just throwing away money on fuel.
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1970 Sakonnet E-TEC 90
Replies: 22
Views: 1876

Re: 1970 Sakonnet E-TEC 90

I have not seen one with a spring, get us a pic. That may make sense and not be more stress on the transom.