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by biggiefl
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Smartcraft Gauges Flashes "AL"
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Smartcraft Gauges Flashes "AL"

My support is simple...put a new waterpump in it. If you are feeling frisky, replace the thermostat. Your problems should be solved.
by biggiefl
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Use of "Saltwater" in Outboard Engine Model Designators
Replies: 8
Views: 1116

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

I love the way many people think running an outboard in saltwater is like running it in acid. Back before flushing ports the engine got flushed when it was pulled for the season. We never had any corrosion problems.
by biggiefl
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 160 Dauntless 115-HP Propeller Recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 1503

Re: 160 Dauntless 115-HP Propeller Recommendation

Don't buy another aluminum prop and keep yours for a spare.
by biggiefl
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Variation in Engine Temperature at Idle between Twin Engines
Replies: 11
Views: 1122

Re: Variation in Engine Temperature at Idle between Twin Engines

To simplify that, replace your thermostats and report back.
by biggiefl
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Whaler That Fits My Needs
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re:A Whaler That Fits My Needs

In that budget there are plenty of 17-19' models that are relatively new. They will be towable, especially a 17' Montauk or Dauntless.
by biggiefl
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Used Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Re: First Used Boat

You may want to look around freshwater lake areas. Knowing the Cape personally, most boats are kept on a mooring and have never or rarely seen a fresh water bath nor flushing. Good thing is your season is shorter than many others so usage is probably lower.
by biggiefl
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Honda 225 mounting on 22 Guardian
Replies: 7
Views: 937

Re: Honda 225 mounting on 22 gaurdianp

Go up 3 holes.
by biggiefl
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1997 17' Outrage II Water in Fuel problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

Re: 1997 17' Outrage II Water in Fuel problems

You do not need to pay somebody $300 to drain the fueltank. Water settles to the bottom. Pump out fuel with your fuel primer bulb until the fuel is clear of water . It may be a lot cheaper to buy a fuel-water separator filter with drainable bowl. Drain into a jar until clear. Use a different retail ...
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Used Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Re: First Center Console Boat

There is a very nice one in NC for sale in the marketplace for $6,000 road trip and don't delay.
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1978 Montauk for sale, with trailer, $6000 (Durham NC)
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: 1978 Montauk for sale, with trailer, $6000 (Durham NC)

Engine cover is a 1996 I believe.
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1970 Sport 13 Verification
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: 1970 Sport 13 Verification

Check the transom for rot. If good, less than $500.
by biggiefl
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hull variations and towing weight
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Hull variations and towing weight

I would not tow a 17' with a 3 series BMW. Actually with the exhaust on my wife's 335, I am not sure you could even put a hitch on it.
by biggiefl
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 19' Outrage II Re-power
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: 19' Outrage II Re-power

What is the max horsepower rating on that boat?
by biggiefl
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD: Rear platform that was in a 17' whaler
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

Re: FS: Rear platform that was in a 17' whaler

They also had them in their striper model and Newport but it was more for a ski pylon than a pedestal seat. Dave Neal has one in his Newport.

What year 17 is this out of?
by biggiefl
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Massachusetts Boat Title
Replies: 5
Views: 1014

Re: Massachusetts Boat Title

I would get originals and bring both to DMV.
by biggiefl
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 17 Montauk with Honda 4 Stroke 90HP
Replies: 9
Views: 1932

Re: 17 Montauk with Honda 4 Stroke 90HP

I had a 360-lbs Suzuki and a jackplate on my 1986 Montauk, and [performance] was great.
by biggiefl
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: GLS 13 60-HP
Replies: 15
Views: 1904

Re: GLS 13 60-HP

Is this a bigfoot or little foot gearcase?

Did'nt the 150 come with the bigfoot only?
by biggiefl
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD: Rear platform that was in a 17' whaler
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

Re: Rear platform that was in a 17' whaler

Looks like Whaler platform.
by biggiefl
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 17 Montauk with Honda 4 Stroke 90HP
Replies: 9
Views: 1932

Re: 17 Montauk with Honda 4 Stroke 90HP

Don't be overly concerned about weight. Take it for a test ride and see if you like it and are happy with the weight and performance.
by biggiefl
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: GLS 13 60-HP
Replies: 15
Views: 1904

Re: GLS 13 60-HP

Can you post a pic of the boat & engine?
by biggiefl
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Oil-Gasoline Mixing Ratio
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Re: Oil-Gasoline Mixing Ratio

Ditto....need more info.
by biggiefl
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Classic Outrage Bow Railing Interchangeable
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Re: Classic Outrage Bow Railing Interchangeable

I would say yes but not 100% sure. I know the Revenge rails are the same so I assume the Outrage is no different as the major differences between the hulls is at the stern and gunwale height when cap is removed.
by biggiefl
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: GLS 13 60-HP
Replies: 15
Views: 1904

Re: GLS 13 60-HP

How far out are you trimming it? Have you tried it w/o the fin on the plate?
by biggiefl
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: GLS 13 60-HP
Replies: 15
Views: 1904

Re: GLS 13 60-HP

Pull the tach and see if it has pole settings, you will need to change that to a 4cyl. If not switchable, you probably need a new tach. Also the tach for newer engines usually has warning lights and other diagnostic stuff built into it. If this tach is older than 15yrs or so, it needs to be upgraded...
by biggiefl
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: GLS 13 60-HP
Replies: 15
Views: 1904

Re: GLS 13 60-HP

The boat and motor should weigh around 600lbs. You can not repitch a prop to gain 1200-1700rpms. Are you sure the tach is correct? Even going to a 12" would only bring you up around 600rpms. Something is not correct and you should be doing 40+ even with some gear. Now if it is doing 4300 with 6...
by biggiefl
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1972 Katama White All-round Lamp Storage
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: 1972 Katama White All-round Lamp Storage

Where are you mounting it? If the console then it will be MUCH taller than 3ft above the [combined sidelight lantern].

I would cut the pole so you can mount it under the console. Out of the elements and out of sight for theft.
by biggiefl
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1972 Katama White All-round Lamp Storage
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: 1972 Katama White All-round Lamp Storage

Factory did not use 55" long light poles so no luck there.

What space do you have that is 55-inches or more long to store it?

My guess is under the console if long enough or on the side next to the railing. On a Katama I would probably lean towards the console side to hide it some.
by biggiefl
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: 18-footer
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Re: WTB: 18-footer

They made quite a few different 18' Whalers. You might want to be a little more specific. Are you looking for an Classic Outrage, Newport, GTX? A more modern Outrage, Dauntless or Rage? How far are you willing to travel? A person in CA should not waste their time responding if you are not interested...
by biggiefl
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Blacking out registration numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 1576

Re: Blacking out registration numbers

That makes sense but not sure how many people outside of the Police or DMV would be able to access that info.however. I believe that DMV could probably search Boston Whaler in a certain area and come up with who owns what and where. At least they did in Gone in 60 seconds. I would also believe that ...
by biggiefl
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Blacking out registration numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 1576

Re: Blacking out registration numbers

Still confused on the motive/benefit of doing so. Google has online a video of my house as they drive down my street. What benefit does blocking your registration or license plate numbers accomplish? Can someone explain to me what the benefit is please?
by biggiefl
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: RAGE bow rail stanchion mount
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: RAGE bow rail stanchion mount

You need to put epoxy in the holes and redrill to tighten. You can use a an adhesive like 4200 or 5200 but it may be hard to remove them in the future. The rust stains can be rust as SS is not rust proof, it is stainLESS so when water gets around them, they rust. It can also be from the foam under t...
by biggiefl
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Blacking out registration numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 1576

Blacking out registration numbers

Why do people black out the registration numbers when they post pics of their boats? What am I going to do with that information? It is not like I can steal your registration. You drive around all day on the water and park it in your yard or dock with them revealed. Can anyone please explain the mot...
by biggiefl
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Paint gel coat mismatch
Replies: 11
Views: 1400

Re: Paint gel coat mismatch

Just like a car, they wrap boats. You see many fishing tournament boats wrapped with their team name/logo and a mural. Race boats do it. It is vinyl like you see on commercial vans, etc. The boat would have to be really cheap compared to a good specimen because it will probably cost a couple grand t...
by biggiefl
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 Frontier 25 Twin 150-HP
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: 1986 Frontier 25 Twin 150-HP

Yes but usually with 19" pitch props.
by biggiefl
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Paint gel coat mismatch
Replies: 11
Views: 1400

Re: Paint gel coat mismatch

If cheap enough...wrap it!
by biggiefl
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hull chips
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: Hull chips

They will not ingest water but should be repaired for cosmetic reasons.
by biggiefl
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless 13 vs Edgewater 140
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: Dauntless 13 vs Edgewater 140

I personally would go for the Edgewater and the 4 stroke engine. I personally would limit my cruising with 6 people in a 14 boat. I would limit that in my 18 outrage.
by biggiefl
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 23
Views: 2036

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

To see if it is slipping you need to mark the hub and the prop, take it for a ride, let it slip and then look at the marks. If they have moved, need a new hub. You would mark it in pic 3. Mark the metal prop and part of the hub if you can see it(should). I use an awl or nail to just scratch it.
by biggiefl
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 On-deck Fuel Tank
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: MONTAUK 17 On-deck Fuel Tank

As per what Jim asked above...what engine are you running? Decades ago I repowered my 17 with a Suzuki 70hp 4 stroke which got over 10mpg at cruise and burned less than a quart an hour trolling. I literally replaced the 24 gal tank with a single 6gal portable. If you have modern power and do not go ...
by biggiefl
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Replacement Navigation Lamps
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Replacement Navigation Lamps

They did not come from the factory with lights, it was an option. I personally would buy an aftermarket SS bow chock light combo for about $150. Main reason is the chock really helps with lines no chaffing the hull or ripping off your bowlight(which I have done).
by biggiefl
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Revenge Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 1534

Re: Revenge Conversion

"can certainly fabricate hatches simply"

If that is true, you would have a few customers lined up for a set. There are quite a few and you would need to make a mold off somebody's as the revenge comes with wood hatches. The non-skid would be the hard part.
by biggiefl
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Interpretation of Federal HIN and Stencil Number
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Interpretation of Federal HIN and Stencil Number

There is more on that plate but many times they are worn away and hence why they stamp or engrave them into the hull now(also can't remove if stolen). It should say BWCXXXXXX76k which again means 1976. They only made one model back then which was the sport with the wood interior. I don't think the s...
by biggiefl
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1995 Outrage 19 SUZUKI DF140A
Replies: 19
Views: 1942

Re: 1995 Outrage 19 SUZUKI DF140A

LUCY—Something is totally not right. Need to take back to installer.
by biggiefl
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk and Mills mooring cover
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: 170 Montauk and Mills mooring cover

What year hull? I do not think Mills was OEM for the 170 hulls. If a classic, yes and they had a great clip design to attach to the gunwale instead of bungee cords or rope.
by biggiefl
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1991 Outrage 17 Yamaha 90 Stalls
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: 1991 Outrage 17 Yamaha 90 Stalls

Should not matter what the gauge says. depends on what is left in the tank.

What exactly happens?

And what is the remedy?
by biggiefl
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1995 Outrage 19 SUZUKI DF140A
Replies: 19
Views: 1942

Re: Problem with a Repower of a 1995 Outrage 19’

Who did the re-power?

Top speed 23-MPH is not good.

What engine was on the 1995 OUTRAGE 19 before?

What performance data do you have from the old engine?
by biggiefl
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Revenge Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 1534

Re: Revenge Conversion

The Cuddy does not seem to be too bad and it has a console, rps, etc. Just buying the console, windshield, doors, etc is not cheap and makes converting a poor choice.
by biggiefl
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boston Whaler White and Ash White gelcoat colors
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Boston Whaler White and Ash White gelcoat colors

Look at the marketplace, a white ash kit for $22 shipped. Don't mind the no contact info as it is on the thread. For that price I would try it.
by biggiefl
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk Teak Bilge Cover Source
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: Montauk Teak Bilge Cover Source

Yup....hence my post above.