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by biggiefl
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1977 13 Sport Side Railing Screw Fastener Length
Replies: 13
Views: 1357

Re: 1977 13 Sport Side Railing Screw Fastener Length

I had the wrap around railings on my 13's and 15's, maybe they do not use the through hull fittings. Do you have just the standard side rails? If so that would explain the difference.
by biggiefl
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1977 13 Sport Side Railing Screw Fastener Length
Replies: 13
Views: 1357

Re: 1977 13 Sport Side Railing Screw Fastener Length

I think the through-bolted side rails were in the earlier years, My 1981 does not go through the hull and nor was my 1978.
by biggiefl
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Short Shaft Engine on 15-inch Transom
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: Short Shaft Engine on 15-inch Transom

Many times you need to attach the steering to the engine and then install the engine on the boat.
by biggiefl
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 18 Midship Cleat
Replies: 12
Views: 1298

Re: Outrage 18 Midship Cleat

The folding Accon cleats are spring loaded.
by biggiefl
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1990 OUTRAGE 19 Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: 1990 OUTRAGE 19 Purchase

I got you Jim, I use the same decoding for OMC. It just puzzles me that an engine made in 09/1998 would not be a 1999 model. I thought anything after 06/30 was a later model except for Yamaha and Mercury that no longer have designated model years.
by biggiefl
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 18 Midship Cleat
Replies: 12
Views: 1298

Re: Outrage 18 Midship Cleat

For midship I would use a 6" folding cleat. The Accon ones that flush mount.

https://shop.acconmarine.com/products/2 ... cleat.aspx
by biggiefl
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1990 OUTRAGE 19 Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: 1990 OUTRAGE 19 Purchase

Jim--Build date of September 1998 makes [the engine] a 1999. I could not read where it says it conforms to model year emissions.
by biggiefl
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1990 OUTRAGE 19 Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: 1990 OUTRAGE 19 Purchase

Does that say 1999 model year?
by biggiefl
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Appraisal 1973 NAUSET
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Appraisal 1973 NAUSET

Saltwater has nothing to do with a Whaler or its condition. Saltwater is hard on engines. Sunlight is the worst enemy for a Nauset.
by biggiefl
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1990 NEWPORT Purchase
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: 1990 NEWPORT Purchase

Its all about condition. Make sure engine compression is good and no water in the lower unit oil.
by biggiefl
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Appraisal 1973 NAUSET
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Appraisal 1973 NAUSET

I agree on a couple grand. They make a lot of aftermarket parts now for older Whalers. A new SS bow light with chock is about $165 and is nicer than OEM. Wood parts for console can be made or bought as well, no need to replace the entire console. Same goes for the OEM seat.
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: NAUSET 16 Yamaha F70
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: NAUSET 16 Yamaha F70

eBay for used or new parts
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Upgrade 30-HP to 40-HP
Replies: 8
Views: 836

Re: Upgrade 30-HP to 40-HP

The 30 and 40 are not even the same engine. I have never seen a restrictor plate on an outboard before either. Somebody made that up.
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch
Replies: 35
Views: 4410

Re: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch

A Turbo propeller is an inexpensive propeller compared to OEM propellers. I have never heard of Turning Point propellers.

If the cost of a propeller is your biggest concern, start looking on eBay for a used OEM or Turbo propeller.
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repair Shop in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Pennsylvania for Fuel Tank and Teak Repairs
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Meaning of TriState

TriState area is usually NY, NJ, & PA but it can be for any demographic region.
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repair Shop in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Pennsylvania for Fuel Tank and Teak Repairs
Replies: 7
Views: 715

How to finish teak

Teak should not be varnished in my opinion, just oil. If they are bubbling, your process is not correct and it is not adhering. Do you thin the first coat or two? That is a major point with varnish and wood. I thin mine with Penetrol by 10%.
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rivets Holding Pad under On-deck Fuel Tank
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Rivets Holding Pad under On-deck Fuel Tank

Having lived near a Whaler dealer until I was 28 years old, I have watched many boats come in on a truck. The factory puts a LOT of items in the boats that were ordered as an option but left it up to the dealer to install. Main reason being with the tank mats is many ran twin 6 or 12 gallon tanks bu...
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1988 REVENGE 22 Walk-Through; moving batteries out of stern
Replies: 23
Views: 2163

Re: 1988 REVENGE 22 Walk-Through; moving batteries out of stern

I would not want more weight forward in a Revenge, especially with only one engine. It is not pleasant to have no reverse thrust.
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: SPECIALTY MARINE Wood Kit for SOURPUSS
Replies: 21
Views: 1975

Re: Does the kit from SPECIALTY MARINE work to make a SOURPUSS?

I disagree on their wood. I bought a front hatch from them and it is very nicely made.

What exactly are you buying to make it a sourpuss? The center steering console, the wraparound rail and backrest, or both?
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: PVC Drain tube
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: PVC Drain tube

What size plug fits it?
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch
Replies: 35
Views: 4410

Re: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch

I do not run vented props on any of my boats, even the ones that ran 70mph. With a boat like the one in question I highly doubt I would run an open vent as like Jim mentioned, they have the tendency to slip and make certain speeds awkward. If you buy one and don't like the vent you can just fill it ...
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Decal Size for 1961 13-footer
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Decal Size for 1961 13-footer

I think the originals were 9"
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1988 REVENGE 22 Walk-Through; moving batteries out of stern
Replies: 23
Views: 2163

Re: 1988 REVENGE 22 Walk-Through

It would be a speed demon if he can find another 140-HP Johnson for twins.
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 Montauk 17 115-HP
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: 2001 Montauk 17 115-HP

I assume a classic 17' and not a 170. Something is wrong. Have you broken in the new engine yet? Some do not perform correctly until a certain hour mark is reached to protect it. If so then follow Jim's suggestion and check linkage because you would need to drop to a 13" pitch to fetch 6400-RPM...
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 SPORT 13 Dismantling Steering System
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: 1978 SPORT 13 Dismantling Steering System

You do not have to remove all of the steering like the pulleys as you can polish around them. If refinishing the wood, the majority of cable needs to be removed as you can see where the cable exits the console and goes through pulleys in the side wood. In order to remove the console you will need to...
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 Conquest 26 Twin 225-HP
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: 2001 Conquest 26 Twin 225-HP

[Performance] should be fine.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 130 Sport Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: 130 Sport Engine Mounting Height

I would go all the way up which will only bring you about an inch to 1.5" above the keel.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 SPORT 13 Dismantling Steering System
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: 1978 SPORT 13 Dismantling Steering System

It is not going to be fun.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lifting Harness diagram for classic 15-footer
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Lifting Harness diagram for classic 15-footer

I would tie the transom to the wall and drive the trailer out from under it.
by biggiefl
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Interpretation of Federal HIN
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Interpretation of Federal HIN

Boston Whaler only made two models of the 15-footer in 1980. They made the SPORT and the STRIPER. It does not appear that this boat had a console nor the pedestal seats that were in a STRIPER model.
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Mercury 90 Runs on Two Cylinders
Replies: 11
Views: 1080

Re: 2002 Mercury 90 Runs on Two Cylinders

I have seen reeds stick, especially in salt water. If you are taking the carb off, the reeds are right there. You can probably just stick a feeler gauge in the intake instead of removing the reeds.
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Preparing Boat For Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

Re: Preparing Boat For Storage

In NJ I always pushed it until November and unwrapped it in March. I was also much younger then.
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Preparing Boat For Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

Re: Preparing Boat For Storage

That was a joke being I reside in the sunshine state.
by biggiefl
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Mercury 90 Runs on Two Cylinders
Replies: 11
Views: 1080

Re: 2002 Mercury 90 Runs on Two Cylinders

I have seen spark but no fire with fuel because the spark was weak and the compression would literally blow out the spark. I assumed a compression test was done, if not that would be a good idea. To not fire at all would usually mean there is little to no compression and that could be tested with yo...
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Preparing Boat For Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

Re: Preparing Boat For Storage

Winterization...what is that?
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2002 Mercury 90 Runs on Two Cylinders
Replies: 11
Views: 1080

Re: 2002 Mercury 90hp #1 carb concern

He said there is plenty of spark on cylinder 1. My guess is the carburetor main jet is still clogged or your definition of plenty of spark is incorrect. Try Phil's procedure said before tearing down the carburetor again. Personally I would squirt some gasoline-oil mix into the top carburetor while r...
by biggiefl
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Baystar Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: Baystar Steering

Grinding off those [mounting ear extensions] is no big deal. Their removal does not present any structural problems. I am not sure why they even have them--nobody mounts an engine all the way down. And it is unlikely they would hold the engine on if somebody did mount an engine that low.
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Preparing Boat For Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

Re: Preparing Boat For Storage

I want to fog engine while running the engine dry but I am not sure how to cut fuel flow....Give me ideas. My 1993 Johnson 225hp had the fuel line run directly to the fuel pump, no quick disconnect. I took vacuum hose pliers (vise grips with tape will work) and I clamped shut the fuel line and time...
by biggiefl
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Suzuki DF140BG
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Re: Suzuki DF140BG

To remove the lower cowl [to change the oil filter] on a DF140A or DF115A is a bit of a pain; there are four screws. But removing the lower cowl does give one access to look at the entire engine, and to possibly wipe it down with corrosion spray. To remove the lower cowl once per season is not a dea...
by biggiefl
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rivets Holding Pad under On-deck Fuel Tank
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Rivets Holding Pad under On-deck Fuel Tank

I believe they were dealer installed option and I have had soft spots where they installed them unfortunately.
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: GP Trailer of Doral, Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: GP Trailer of Doral, Florida

Again, there are tons of trailer builders in Florida. [GP TRAILERS] looks like every other trailer company down here. TROPIC TRAILER in Ft Myers are great trailers, along with Owen & Sons, St. Pete or Rolls trailers in same area. The list is never ending, but the ones I listed are more known nat...
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch
Replies: 35
Views: 4410

Re: Dauntless 16 Engine Mounting Height, Propeller Pitch

Just about every boat with a low transom will take on water if you just pull the throttle back.

How far trimmed-in are you when you try and get on plane?

The engine trim should be all the way in and once you get on plane you start trimming out and pulling back on the throttle in a single motion.
by biggiefl
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: GP Trailer of Doral, Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: Trailer

There are many custom trailer makers in FL. Most buy the same parts and assemble basically the same trailer. They will usually build to your specs as well. Just tell them that you need shorter bunks and they will put shorter bunks on it. You might want to get the golf cart type rims & tires for ...
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 OUTRAGE 19 Rub Rail and Rear Bench Seat
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Rub Rail and Rear Bench Seat Questions

Have you thought about bean bag chairs for marine use. People rave about them.
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 OUTRAGE 19 Rub Rail and Rear Bench Seat
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Rub Rail and Rear Bench Seat Questions

The seats are not cheap nor cheap to ship. I bought one years ago for my Outrage and never installed it and then had to ship it again. I personally do not care for stern seats on a boat that size, too much weight back there. If I need more than room for four, I put a couple deck chairs back there.
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 OUTRAGE 19 Rub Rail and Rear Bench Seat
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Rub Rail and Rear Bench Seat Questions

PVC board can be used and will not rot. If legs are corroded and rusty they are not stainless. If they have minor stuff on them: soak in vinegar to remove. Q4: the upholstery bad or just the wood rotten? If upholstery is bad, just have Anderson send you a whole seat. Specialty, Whaler, and Barbour p...
by biggiefl
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 13-footer Hull Soft Spot
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: 1978 13-footer Hull Soft Spot

Remove the bow eye and put some life caulk in the hole to seal it, I doubt however that is where the problem occurred. Delamination happens, boat is old. Drill small holes, inject epoxy in holes, put something heavy on it and be done. This is a common repair and does not need an engineering degree t...
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Classic Montauk Bow rail in Orlando $250
Replies: 0
Views: 806

FS: Classic Montauk Bow rail in Orlando $250

I am only posting this because somebody was looking for a newer bow rail(welded, no T fittings). These will fit on both smirked models with slightly different mounting spots for the side rails. These do not come up for sale very often and hence my post. Look on Orlando Craigslist under Boston whaler.
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 13-footer Hull Soft Spot
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: 1978 13-footer Hull Soft Spot

"Usually in the bow locker of a Boston Whaler boat there is an eye-nut" Not on 9-17 classics. The Towing eye is connected to the lifting eye that is underneath the norman pin(like your 15') It is not in the anchor locker. One can use the towing eye to lift the boat which is usually done wi...
by biggiefl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 13-footer Hull Soft Spot
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: 1978 Super Sport 13 Hull Soft Spot

You will know when you drill the injection holes if the foam is wet. If so many will fan dry it or use small wicks.