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by biggiefl
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1997 Outrage 17 II Re-power
Replies: 23
Views: 14420

Re: 1997 Outrage 17 II Re-power

Suzuki engines have a very high gear ratio compared to others which in my opinion gives a better holeshot but also can give the feeling of no low end power for cruise(not worded correctly) If you have a 6300 redline, obviously you are gong to cruise at a higher RPM. If an engine that redlines at 550...
by biggiefl
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic 1983 Whaler Montauk 17 RPS Seat Cushion
Replies: 5
Views: 3902

Re: Classic 1983 Whaler Montauk 17 RPS Seat Cushion

A pic would help but many people put a thicker cushion on there when they have the seat redone. This would cause that. A stock cushion would have a mark where the seat back always sits but not be crushed.
by biggiefl
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Another project begins
Replies: 9
Views: 8974

Re: New to Whaler's - another project begins

Oh hell no....I would give her a good wet sand which will take out some of the smaller cracks and buff her out. For the age, she is in decent shape and I would not get into painting it, etc. I have not seen it in person but from what I see I would just massage that gel as good as you can. A little p...
by biggiefl
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1989 Montauk 17, Yamaha 90
Replies: 21
Views: 12881

Re: 1989 Montauk 17, Yamaha 90

I had the same setup and you are missing 10mph and 7-800rpms. First thing I would do is check the throttle and make sure you are getting full throttle. Compression is within 10% and prop is a good fit for that boat. Easy to do. Pull cowl, put throttle to full and then remove the cable at engine and ...
by biggiefl
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: CAUTION: Montauk 17 Drilling out RPS Deck Fastener Holes
Replies: 4
Views: 4435

Re: Caution 1983 Montauk 17 Drilling out RPS deck screw holes

I would epoxy and sand and keep an eye on it.
by biggiefl
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD - 1986 OUTRAGE 18, $8,500 in New Jersey
Replies: 21
Views: 16357

Re: FS: 1986 OUTRAGE 18, $9,500 in New Jersey

Over the years of being a CW member I have noticed that most boats for sale here do not have the best audience as we already own a Whaler. That boat should sell pretty quickly in NJ this time of year. I would try the Asbury Park press and local craigslist. I sold my Donzi on powerboat.com or somethi...
by biggiefl
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Rendezvous Tips
Replies: 4
Views: 12704

Re: Rendezvous Tips

I agree with Jim. Will Rodgers was the best. I attended many of the rendezvous sponsored by Whaler and marinemax. They stopped after 2008 except for the bimini run and I think one in Islamorada for FL. They used to give out gallons of Optimax oil to patrons. My Opti friend loved me and I bet others ...
by biggiefl
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Tampa Bay Area Rendezvous
Replies: 3
Views: 8417

Re: Tampa Bay Area Rendezvous

I am looking forward to this boat. Was actually considering a more modern Whaler hull but you know me. Going form a 26 SeaRay bow rider to this is going to take a little bit but we'll be fine as I know it blows away a classic Montauk in size and ride quality and I did fine with the 8 or so of those ...
by biggiefl
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1997 Outrage 17 II Re-power
Replies: 23
Views: 14420

Re: 1997 Outrage 17 II Re-power

I had a DF115 on my 19 banana Revenge on a jackplate with a Stiletto 20" prop. She did 40 on a good day at around 5800. 115's redline at 6k, you are 6300? Personally I found through this site many years ago that the 115 and 140 performed pretty close but that may have changed in the last 15yrs....
by biggiefl
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out
Replies: 7
Views: 8337

Re: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

What is stock weight? 125-lbs? You are almost there and probably close enough. I bought a 1969 SQUALL at a garage sale for $100. I sold the rudder for $125 and the centerboard and handle for $100, so I have $125 budget for my freebie. I got a TACO rubrail at a garage sale for $5. New decals from Jan...
by biggiefl
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Another project begins
Replies: 9
Views: 8974

Re: New to Whaler's - another project begins

I agree with Jim. Using bed liner on an interior is usually a last resort. Where are you located? I am in Ellenton and have restored MANY Whalers. Just bought one Friday that will be going in for cosmetic surgery soon, she just needs a good wet sand, buff and teak work for the most part. I will make...
by biggiefl
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a New Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 10020

Re: Things Have Changed Here; Buying a New Boat

About 3 miles from me. Been looking for years for the right boat and deal. Janis found me one about a year ago but turned out to be waterlogged so I passed. Found a good 20' but don't really want a 20' at this time. Like the 19 as well because it is pretty much the 18' but not the easiest boats to f...
by biggiefl
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: OEM Cushions Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 8088

Re: Lois Still Doing OEM Cushions?

I tried their website and can't find anything for a classic Outrage on it, looks like all newer models. I will e-mail them.
by biggiefl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Tampa Bay Area Rendezvous
Replies: 3
Views: 8417

Re: Tampa Bay Area Rendezvous

I'm Back! Will be working on a few for 2019/20. Will be doing the AARRFFF! on the Alafia in Oct/Nov. Don't count on Homasassa, we kicked that can. Keep an eye on, or friend, my GCBWOA site on Facebook for updates etc.(Gulf Coast Boston Whaler Owners Assoc) As Jake & Elwood said so eloquently.......
by biggiefl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a New Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 10020

Re: My....things have changed here. New boat?

Deal is done pending a sea trial. I think I did pretty good for $5500.
by biggiefl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.1970 15-footer with 70-HP on Jackplate
Replies: 14
Views: 13454

Re: c.1970 15-footer with 70-HP on Jackplate

Nobody mentioned that they did not make a 15ft in 1970? My $.02 is you do not want a stern lifting prop. 15's (I've owned 4 of them, 3 w/70's)run their best with the bow high and shooting a rooster tail. My personal best was 48.6 with a 15CC and a 70 OMC with a 20" Suzuki prop at 6k. I am not s...
by biggiefl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: XD100 instead of TCW3 Oil in Older Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 10626

Re: XD100 instead of TCW3 Oil in Older Engine

Any update Mav? From what I remember you could not pre-mix Optimax oil as I received a few jugs at Whaler events and gave it to my HPDI buddies since they said not to pre-mix it. I never looked at XD100. What about the XD50? Do they still make it?
by biggiefl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 18 Outrage Re-power with 250-HP
Replies: 4
Views: 7387

18 Outrage Re-power with 250-HP

I am in the negotiation process on a 1986 Outrage that has a very nice Yamaha F115. My long time dream has been to put a 300-HP engine on an Outrage, but I think that might be too much--even though most of us has seen the Montauk video with a 300-HPDI on it. In Florida slightly used 250-HP engines a...
by biggiefl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Outrage 25 Twin Evinrude 250
Replies: 13
Views: 11134

Re: Outrage 25 Twin Evinrude 250

Update?

With jackplates you can keep raising the engines until you go too high then lower them a 1/2inch. You will put more stress on the transom going deeper than if you raise them....hence the low speed due to drag which means stress.
by biggiefl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2007 Outrage 210 Re-power
Replies: 5
Views: 8869

Re: 2007 Outrage 210 Re-power

Having spent many hours on Frank's 210 with a 225 four-stroke-power-cycle engine I think 225-HP is not enough hp. For California offshore boating however it is plenty as you don't need to go faster than mid-upper 40-MPH range. If you usually keep a light load and maintain a low cruise speed, the 200...
by biggiefl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 150 Montauk: Speed with 90-HP
Replies: 5
Views: 8798

Re: 150 Montauk: Speed with 90-HP

I agree with Jim on top speed being around 42. Weight should not be a problem as I have run a heavy engine on a jackplate on a classic 17-footer--which everyone said was too heavy but it ran like a dream. Actually ran smoother than the 130-lbs-lighter setup due to stern weight.
by biggiefl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Repowering 1989 Outrage 18
Replies: 10
Views: 13470

Re: Repowering 1989 Outrage 18

It will probably counter the prop and keep you around 5500. There is nothing wrong with buying a nice used engine. dealer can give you the hours on it and how it was run(what RPMS for how long). The old engine if in good shape may fetch more than you think as some people still desire the simplicity ...
by biggiefl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a New Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 10020

Re: My....things have changed here. New boat?

I'm going used. Reason for the 250 is there are plenty of them in Florida. Many buy the center console with 250's for boat show price, and a year or two later they re-power with 300’s or 350's. I will do more research as I am aiming for 60-MPH. Who has some numbers for me? I remember watching the vi...
by biggiefl
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a New Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 10020

Re: My....things have changed here. New boat?

I'm looking for over 60-MPH. I can cruise at 35-MPH at 3500-RPM or less.
by biggiefl
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a New Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 10020

Re: My....things have changed here. New boat?

I agree.
Let's see how my offer goes.

I will be looking at 225 to 300-HP engines—depends on the deal whether a Tohatsu, Yamaha, Suzuki or E-TEC. No frigging Mercury. I am leaning towards Suzuki but boat is rigged for a Yamaha so we'll see.
by biggiefl
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: OEM Cushions Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 8088

OEM Cushions Replacement

Been gone a while. Lost most of my contacts.

Is Lois still around?

Who is doing OEM cushions in that wonderful shade of beige?
by biggiefl
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying a New Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 10020

Buying a New Boat

I will probably buying an 1986 OUTRAGE 18 tomorrow. The OUTRAGE 18 had a very nice Yamaha F115 on it, but I am thinking about a 250-HP re-power. After 23 Boston Whaler boats, I have always wanted to do this. I strayed from Boston Whaler in 2011 when I went with another dream, a 22 Donzi classic. I s...