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by biggiefl
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 200 DAUNTLESS VERADO 175
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: speed and performance of my Dauntless.

Check the prop hub. Going from 36 to 50 may not be possible with a 175hp.
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL: 1977 Boston Whaler Newport
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: APPRAISAL: 1977 Boston Whaler Newport

I was going to say that is a 1986-1991? I would say that adds value as it has PTnT as well. The compass is worth a couple/few hundred. Bottom paint does not lower value as it is expensive to put on. If someone needs bottom painted hull, it can add value. Trailer is easily registered with a bill of s...
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1970 Sakonnet E-TEC 90
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: 1970 Sakonnet E-TEC 90

You are taking all the shock from the road to the trailer and reverting it to your lower unit which transmits it to your transom. They work fine for engines without PTnT and need ground clearance or say an aluminum hulled boat. I personally see no need for them on a quality made boat with PTnT. If y...
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL: 1977 Boston Whaler Newport
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: APPRAISAL: 1977 Boston Whaler Newport

You can only be original ONCE. I would not mess with engine unless it needs to be messed with. They are very dependable but it is 43yrs old. Would like a pic of it with the cowling on. If upholstery is original, it is in great shape for age. Rubrail will probably need to be replaced if cracked. They...
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1970 Sakonnet E-TEC 90
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: 1970 Sakonnet E-TEC 90

It can't hurt but it is 2 more places for possible water intrusion.

PS...ditch the transom saver, not a good idea on Whalers, especially smaller ones.
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: HONDA BF90 Missing Power
Replies: 27
Views: 1963

Re: HONDA BF90 Missing Power

A 4cyl engine firing on 3cyls usually will not get on plane.
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fisherman and divers - right of way
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: Fisherman and divers - right of way

Personally if I were paying for a dive and the captain wanted me to drop in front of a drifting boat, I would not be happy as he is putting my life in danger. He probably should have waited for your son to drift past him and then dropped; there would not have been a conflict.
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Removing Bottom Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Removing Bottom Paint

Depends on how the paint was put on in the first place. If they did not etch or sand the hull prior to painting it, it will come off. You are supposed to put a barrier coat down first, if white is showing, then they most likely did not do a good job and it may be a much easier job to remove and make...
by biggiefl
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Towing with a Subaru Crosstrek
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Towing with a Subaru Crosstrek

[I meant] two-door and four-door. The shorter wheelbase [of the two-door model] cuts down the towing capacity by 43%. Except for a couple of years, all Jeep Wranglers are 4WD. In addition to lighter weight, 2WD trucks also have a higher towing capacity due to eliminating the transfer case. The more ...
by biggiefl
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Towing with a Subaru Crosstrek
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Towing with a Subaru Crosstrek

A light towing capacity is usually due to drivetrain or wheelbase. My Jeep Wrangler is rated 3,500-lbs in the 4dr version, the 2dr is only 2,000-lbs. Manual transmissions are usually rated lower as the manufacturer knows you will smoke the clutch if towing something heavier without a low first gear....
by biggiefl
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: HONDA Fuel Line Connectors
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Chrysler Fuel Line Connectors

Actually Suzuki copied [their fuel line connector] from Chrysler back in the 1970's. I see a few manufacturers use them now. They are simple and reliable and basically function the same as an air chuck. If an air chuck can hold 120-PSI of air and not leak, I highly doubt these will leak fuel.
by biggiefl
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1984 Revenge 22 Sending unit
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: 1984 Revenge 22 Sending unit

It is under the access port on the deck. Usually behind the console. Phil will chime in on who makes replacements.
by biggiefl
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Red Dot Hull
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Re: Red Dot Hull

No doubt Don....I have NEVER seen a red dot 15". My concern is the waterline but not a concern with the correct answer from the owner.
by biggiefl
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2006 130 SPORT with new Mecury 40-HP
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: 2006 130 SPORT with new Mecury 40-HP

Keep what you have if happy. Dialing in that 130 will get you a few MPH--if lucky--and cost you a stainless steel propeller. I would save my money for a 60-HP engine to make it fun.
by biggiefl
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15-footer with 25-HP
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: 15 ft whaler

Not going to happen. 35mph is a minimum of 50hp. A 25 might fetch you 25mph or so with just solo. Find a nice used 60hp 4 stroke.

Keep your outstanding 60hp and start saving.
by biggiefl
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1970 Sakonnet E-TEC 90
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: 1970 Sakonnet E-TEC 90

A proper SS prop would probably get you closer to 45mph.
by biggiefl
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Red Dot Hull
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Re: Red Dot Hull

What engine do you have? That waterline is really high for a 15'.
by biggiefl
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Used Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 1266

Re: First Used Boat

Be careful....many lakes do not allow 2 strokes anymore.
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Mills Console Cover $125
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: FS: Mills Console Cover $125

1996 Montauk or ? Does it cover the cooler seat? Is it blue?
by biggiefl
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK Fuel Tank, Fuel Hoses for E-TEC
Replies: 15
Views: 1537

Re: Repower with E-TEC 90

I would replace all the lines as you do not want to contaminate a new engine. If it calls for 3/8 then you need to buy 3/8 hose. I also would go with a single tank as changing them is a PITA and 12 gal tank is too heavy to carry for the most part. A single 18-24 would be my choice.
by biggiefl
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK Fuel Tank, Fuel Hoses for E-TEC
Replies: 15
Views: 1537

Re: Repower with E-TEC 90

I would not think a 90hp would require a 3/8ID hose. My 225 did. Are you putting in 2 tanks or just one?
by biggiefl
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 15 Yamaha F70
Replies: 18
Views: 1599

Re: Dauntless 15 Yamaha F70

Is 24-25 normal with a 40hp?
by biggiefl
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replacing bilge pump with larger model; any reason not to proceed?
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: Replacing bilge pump with larger model; any reason not to proceed?

Battery drain is about it...then again if it takes 5min to pump @500gph and 2min to pump @1100gph, which would use more battery? I had an 1100 in my Montauk. Personally I think a 500 is good for a small boat or a live well pump. I had a Rule 1100 or so with the built in float sensor. Longevity was o...
by biggiefl
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 270 VANTAGE Ride Quality
Replies: 10
Views: 9169

Re: 270 VANTAGE Ride Quality

Butch...welcome to social media and 2020 in general.

Then again you have been on this site long enough to hear the negative or misinformed comments. Favorites are bottom paint, over powering, and weight of engines.
by biggiefl
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL 1973 Nauset Eastern Shore
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

Re: APPRAISAL 1973 Nauset Eastern Shore

Well....how much was it really worth?
by biggiefl
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Manufacturing Date, Age, Max HP from Federal HIN
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Manufacturing Date, Age, Max HP from Federal HIN

There is no HIN in the center console that I know of. There may be one in the forward bow anchor locker. Do you have documentation on all of this? Are you sure it is not hot? Many people read the HIN wrong as the metal tags fade. He might have screwed it up and DMV did not catch it and now you are s...
by biggiefl
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1969 9' Squall $249
Replies: 1
Views: 639

FS: 1969 9' Squall $249

I have a 1969 9' Squall that I have owned for about 12yrs. It has been in my shop leaning against a wall since I bought it. It is a hull only. No mast, sails, rudder, or center board. It is a rowing or motor driven boat as-is. The inside was painted with latex paint and most has been removed. The ou...
by biggiefl
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Manufacturing Date, Age, Max HP from Federal HIN
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Montauk Registration

There should be a black stencil number in the splash well. That helps. Are you sure the reg # is correct? Usually on older hull the last digit is a letter. Is this a newer 170? If so then it might be correct and it is a 2007. If not newer it would indicate a 1970 but they did not have HIN numbers un...
by biggiefl
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 15 Yamaha F70
Replies: 18
Views: 1599

Re: Dauntless 15 Yamaha F70

Who installed the engine? It is usually the installers job to test run the boat and make sure everything is adjusted correctly and then make a prop recommendation or possibly supply the correct prop at that time. You are not going to gain 2200 rpm with a prop change, something looks wrong.
by biggiefl
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Self-bailing
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: Self-bailing

My 19 Bananas were self bailing. I did not keep a plug in except for the bow locker. My 1986 18' Outrage is not. My 1981 13' sport is not due to the stern weight. 16 & 17 model classics are not unless fitted with a very light engine. My Montauk would fill up to about the rps seat until the flow ...
by biggiefl
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1989 Outrage Water In Hull
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: 1989 Outrage - hull water

There is some water in the rigging tunnel and possibly the tank cavity. It is common. Your pump should come on as the pump should be hard wired even if batteries are off. That is not how they did it back then, mine is on a switch.
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hard Steering
Replies: 15
Views: 1576

Re: Original 1998 17ft Montauk with the 90hp 2 stroke, hard steering...

If you think the helm is still good and was not wrestled with to get free, try cleaning the cable or just buy a new cable. Many people try and use the helm to free it and do damage to the teeth.
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hard Steering
Replies: 15
Views: 1576

Re: Original 1998 17ft Montauk with the 90hp 2 stroke, hard steering...

No. The steering cable screws onto the other side.

I would not mess with cleaning it all up and trying it out as that usually lasts a couple weeks.

On a 22-year-old boat I would buy the helm and the cable and change it out for under $200.
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat White Marks; Transom Holes
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: Gel Coat White Marks; Transom Holes

Your chalking problem is due to lack of wax. Easily cured with wax. Transom is probably not rotten. Repair and use a spreader bar to cover the small cracks and spread the stress over a larger area. They are like $20 or so.
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Resuscitating 1978 Revenge 21’
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: Resuscitating 1978 Revenge 21’

Decals are OEM through magic brush. Janis will hook you up on the logos and the pinstripe and even make matching reg. numbers. Rechroming the brass is a major project as you need to strip the chrome. There should not be too much to do however as the cleats should be marinium. If just the bow chock, ...
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Need Puller Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Need Puller Recommendations

Unless really corroded, your knees putting pressure and a tap of a hammer(with nut on) usually breaks it lose.
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1976 Classic 13' Whaler Steering Wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: 1976 Classic 13' Whaler Steering Wheel

Just buy a 5 spoke SS destroyer wheel off e-bay for around $50.
by biggiefl
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 15 Yamaha F70
Replies: 18
Views: 1599

Re: Dauntless 15 Yamaha F70

I agree with Phil, a 14x13 sounds like a prop for a pontoon boat.
by biggiefl
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Running Fuel Tank Dry
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Running Fuel Tank Dry

I always ran my tank dry. It does not hurt the engine. If fuel injected, it may be hard to start and probably not the best for the injectors, so I would not make it a habit if EFI.
by biggiefl
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1987 Yamaha 70 Long Saga of Repairs
Replies: 17
Views: 1747

Re: 1987 Yamaha 70 ETLH Won't accelerate

I have a better idea. Disconnect the wiring harness and pull start it. Anything electrical will be eliminated and you will have to choke it to stop it or reconnect the harness.
by biggiefl
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1978 Refurbish Project Plans
Replies: 15
Views: 1230

Re: 1978 Refurbish Project Plans

Black goo is usually mold or uncured resin. The foam is off white and has nothing to do with it. The fact that it is oozing shows that it is not getting into the foam.
by biggiefl
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1970 Sakonnet E-TEC 90
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: 1970 Sakonnet E-TEC 90

I have used the tongue jack many times to adjust engine height.

[If you don't remove the engine from the transom and use the tongue jack method] [will you be able to] fill the blind holes that way?
by biggiefl
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1970 Sakonnet E-TEC 90
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: 1970 Sakonnet E-TEC 90

With the engine that low, low 40's might be possible...like 41ish with a SS prop. I would mount the engine correctly and fill the blind holes.
by biggiefl
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Variation in Engine Temperature at Idle between Twin Engines
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: Variation in Engine Temperature at Idle between Twin Engines

It could be a poppet valve but it could also be a simple thermostat which I would try first.
by biggiefl
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL 1973 Nauset Eastern Shore
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

Re: APPRAISAL 1973 Nauset Eastern Shore

I would guess the value is in the $4,000 to $5,000 range.
by biggiefl
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1978 Refurbish Project Plans
Replies: 15
Views: 1230

Re: 1978 Refurbish Project Plans

Need to go through the carbs again. The idle circuit is still clogged or not adjusted correctly. Boat sits fine, I think the engines weighed around 185-lbs with PTnT.
by biggiefl
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Use of "Saltwater" in Outboard Engine Model Designators
Replies: 8
Views: 1111

Re: Use of "Saltwater" in Outboard Engine Model Designators

My opinion is Yamaha might have started it all with their saltwater edition V6. OMC then came out in 92 or 93 with their Ocean Pro and Runner models which were basically the same as their other engines. Mercury was still using steel items on their engines and they actually made changes to their engi...
by biggiefl
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: TEMPTATION 2500 Model History
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: TEMPTATION 2500 Model History

Many TEMPTATION models had sterndrive power. There are TEMPTATIONS out there, most I see are 2200 or 2500 models; , the 2000 models seem to be more rare.

I would not even know how to guess production numbers, but I would assume more than two TEMPTATIONS per state were sold in 3 years.
by biggiefl
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Variation in Engine Temperature at Idle between Twin Engines
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: Variation in Engine Temperature at Idle between Twin Engines

Go aftermarket, they should be only a few dollars unless Opti's run something weird. I think a stainless one is around $12. It sounds to me like your one thermos is not closing correctly and why it takes longer to heat up. No need to put in water as it is obviously opening as it should. I personally...
by biggiefl
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: OUTRAGE 18 E-TEC 150
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: OUTRAGE 18 E-TEC 150

Since this is the performance section....what is your performance numbers, GPH, etc?