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by Hoosier
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: MMSI for Handheld Radios
Replies: 3
Views: 2852

MMSI for Handheld Radios

[The Federal Communications Commissions] needs to allow handheld radios with DSC and GPS to have more than one MMSI number. I have two boats and take mine on the boat I'm using.
by Hoosier
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 12910

Re: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise

Porthole: check this report [on a similar cruise made eight years ago] and see how many of the boats were soft-tops:

http://continuouswave.com/sail-logs/nc2008/
by Hoosier
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Color and Width of Striping c.1982 OUTRAGE
Replies: 2
Views: 2027

Re: Color and Width of Striping c.1982 OUTRAGE

The stripe on my 1978 Outrage V-20 is 7/8".
by Hoosier
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Anchors used for the Montauk 170
Replies: 22
Views: 9661

Re: Anchors used for the Montauk 170

Look up Chene Anchors. I've been using them for [more than] 20-years and they work almost all the time. The times they don't work either I shouldn't have been out on the water or the bottom was muck and nothing would've held.
by Hoosier
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Future of Marine Charts in USA
Replies: 20
Views: 9035

Re: Future of Marine Charts in USA

In some ways this is "much ado about nothing". If NOAA forces us recreational boaters into the metric world that we don't like the equipment vendors already provide a "Units" selection to have depths in: meters, fathoms, feet, inches, degrees F, degrees C, Km, NM, SM, or skeg len...
by Hoosier
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BW Catalogs Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 2594

Re: BW Catalogs Needed

I have BW Options and regular catalogs from the CML era but I have no idea what date they are.
by Hoosier
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Marine Sanitation
Replies: 18
Views: 9086

Re: Marine Sanitation

On my 23 WA there are fittings for GAS, on the Port side gunnel, WATER, on the port console pillar, and WASTE, on the starboard gunnel. As Jim mentions, they are all the same size so a careless owner,( we don't have any any of those here), but there are many, could "accidentally" switch th...
by Hoosier
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: POLL: What Device Used To Read Forum
Replies: 21
Views: 10572

Re: POLL: What Device Used To Read Forum

However I also use my smartphone (iPhone 6) when I'm away from my iMac, which is about 30% of the time. The poll should have #1, #2, #3..as choices.
by Hoosier
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Steering Wheel Center Cap
Replies: 7
Views: 4837

Re: Steering Wheel Center Cap

I would too.
by Hoosier
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Un-Hesive
Replies: 4
Views: 2945

Re: Un-Hesive

True, but we still don't have many (or any) reports from the field about how the stuff works. The cockpit floor on my 23 WA was glued down with 5200 by a previous owner and I am quite interested in knowing whether the stuff works.
by Hoosier
Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Un-Hesive
Replies: 4
Views: 2945

Un-Hesive

From a thread started in 2010 on the OLD FORUM at http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/017729.html I found these remarks: Has anyone tried this new product yet? http://www.un-hesive.com/ From the website: "Un-Hesive is a patented product specifically designed for the removal of cured polyu...
by Hoosier
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 23966

Re: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016

This adventure has been cancelled due to the weather forecast that calls for rain and thunderstorms over the weekend.
by Hoosier
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 23966

Re: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016

I'm planning on it and Friday is preferred.
by Hoosier
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Grindstone Island, NY Boating: Canadian Waters
Replies: 4
Views: 8384

Re: Grindstone Island, NY Boating: Canadian Waters

You have to call in to CBSA when you cross the border in a boat: "If you are visiting Canada, you can report to the TRC from your cellphone from the location at which you enter Canadian waters when you: do not intend to land on Canadian soil, and will not be leaving any people or goods in Canad...
by Hoosier
Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 23966

Re: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016

Is the plan to leave Frankfort AM Saturday and to fret urn Sunday? Are there any plans/recommendations for a place to overnight on Saturday?
by Hoosier
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brunswick Buys Aluminum Boatbuilder THUNDER JET
Replies: 11
Views: 6849

Re: Brunswick Buys Aluminum Boatbuilder THUNDER JET

Mercury makes jet drive lower units for some of their outboards, and Brunswick has lots of experience with working with aluminum through their Harris Pontoon boat division.
by Hoosier
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brunswick Buys Aluminum Boatbuilder THUNDER JET
Replies: 11
Views: 6849

Re: Brunswick Buys Aluminum Boatbuilder THUNDER JET

These look like they are in the same class as the Stanley boats we see up in Canada.
by Hoosier
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Chess Game at Sault Ste. Marie
Replies: 9
Views: 5283

Re: Chess Game at Sault Ste. Marie

by Hoosier
Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Chess Game at Sault Ste. Marie
Replies: 9
Views: 5283

Re: Chess Game at Sault Ste. Marie

The game continues: 6/12 - Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. – The U.S. Coast Guard captain of the port gave the motor vessel Roger Blough permission Saturday to transit down the St. Marys River to anchorage in Potagannissing Bay in the vicinity of DeTour Village, Michigan. The Blough had been anchored in Wai...
by Hoosier
Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Chess Game at Sault Ste. Marie
Replies: 9
Views: 5283

Re: Chess Game at Sault Ste. Marie

Here's some pure, unadulterated speculation: 1. Reports are that the Blough's hull has been breached, so her seaworthiness has to be questioned. It's one thing to have to go to the other side of the harbor for repairs; the Blough has to transit several hundred miles of open lake to get to a yard cap...
by Hoosier
Mon May 23, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler models under 20 feet.
Replies: 5
Views: 3780

Re: Boston Whaler models under 20 feet.

We just spent five weeks down on Weeks Bay in the Mobile Bay area and covered the water from the mouth of the bay at Fort Morgan through the Atlantic Intracoastal Water Way (AIWW) to Perdido Pass. The only boat style we saw in the under 25' class were center console Whaler copies. That was a lot of ...
by Hoosier
Tue May 17, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: Lowrance EP-85 Firmware Update
Replies: 23
Views: 23226

Re: Lowrance EP-85 Firmware Update

[Lowrance] finally have a replacement [for the EP-85]: Fuel Data Manager The Fuel Data Manager stores data for fuel used, trip fuel used and seasonal fuel used from a compatible engine or engine interface connected to your NMEA 2000® network. A single Fuel Data Manager can support up to three engine...
by Hoosier
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk, Suzuki DF90
Replies: 7
Views: 5613

Re: Montauk, Suzuki DF90

I stand corrected, my DF-115 is an 2002, so things can change a lot in 14 years.
by Hoosier
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk, Suzuki DF90
Replies: 7
Views: 5613

Re: Montauk, Suzuki DF90

I'll try to answer your question but it'll be a little generic since you didn't give us enough specific data. I have a DF 115 on my Outrage V-20, that's a 1500 lbs hull with a pretty flat "V". Check the V-20 reference article. Anyway, it'll troll all day at 2 to 4 mph at idle, 600 rpm, som...
by Hoosier
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Compass Fluid Cloudy
Replies: 3
Views: 2438

Re: Compass Fluid Cloudy

I refilled mine with mineral oil from the drug store. It's worked fine for the past ten years.
by Hoosier
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 39
Views: 32001

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

[The BioSolar SuperCathode Lithium Ion battery if ever made] could be great for trolling motor and house batteries. It'd be nice to be able to anchor out for a couple of days without having to run a generator.
by Hoosier
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Manhattan 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 12884

Re: Manhattan 2016

Hey Phil,
I do believe that that's us, right there in the middle of the frame....
by Hoosier
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Maritime Mobile Service Identity or MMSI
Replies: 22
Views: 16734

Re: Maritime Mobile Service Identity or MMSI

YES! Especially for handheld portable radios that can be used on more than one boat.
by Hoosier
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Manhattan 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 12884

Re: Manhattan 2016

Bump.
So, who's going?
We're starting to give this some serious thought. Hell, who cares about a 650 mile drive if it's for a four hour boat ride AROUND MANHATTAN, (again)....
by Hoosier
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Fuel Along Tennessee River in Tennessee and Alabama
Replies: 10
Views: 13275

Re: Fuel Along Tennessee River in Tennessee and Alabama

Check your route on Marinas.com, they have a worldwide database of marinas and facilities info.
by Hoosier
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 21 Mechanical Fuel Gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 2309

Re: Outrage 21 Mechanical Fuel Gauge

There isn't a good reason to not use the float gauge with the dial indicator. I replaced the float assembly on my 1978 Outrage V20 and installed a dash mounted gauge by using a dual site sending unit. It gives you both, a fuel gauge in the dash and the dial indicator in the floor.
by Hoosier
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: USCG Marine Safety Alert re DSC Distress Alert Calls
Replies: 12
Views: 10722

Re: USCG Marine Safety Alert re DSC Distress Alert Calls

One thing now happening to deal with this problem is several radio manufacturers are building a GPS receiver into the radio. The big problem with interfacing the radio to a chart plotter has been a large number of boaters have no idea how to do it. However the boater still has to be responsible enou...
by Hoosier
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 23966

Re: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016

Is the plan for everyone going to leave from Frankfort?
by Hoosier
Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: USCG Response Boat Capsizes During Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 15649

Re: USCG Response Boat Capsizes During Rescue

Re comments about Saul Ste Marie: We've been going there, in every season, for 30 years. We are on our second cabin near there in the UP. The Soo is a nice town with a lot of activity and government jobs. There is Lake Superior State University, US Army Corps of Engineers who run the locks, a HUGE d...
by Hoosier
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Navigation Rules: Right of way
Replies: 43
Views: 15328

Re: Navigation Rules: Right of way

Jim, You couldn't have used the license anyway, Whaler doesn't make a 50 ton boat... ;-)
by Hoosier
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 18 Dauntless, Suzuki 140-HP
Replies: 26
Views: 12631

Re: 18 Dauntless, Suzuki 140-HP

Masbama--I have had a 2004 Suzuki DF115 on my Outrage V20 for the past 12 years, and all I can say is it's an-over-the-top wonderful engine. To be fair, my 1978 Outrage V20 only weights 1500 lbs., empty and dry, but I hit 36 mph last year with that engine with 440 hours on it. Since it's our fishing...
by Hoosier
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Atlantic City Boat Show February 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 2000

Re: Atlantic City Boat Show February 2016

Who was the vendor of that SOS light?
by Hoosier
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LED Lightbulbs for Navigation Lighting
Replies: 33
Views: 16422

Re: LED Lightbulbs for Navigation Lighting

OK. My rationale for intruding on this thread was I'm talking about LED lights used for navigation,i.e. distress signals. But this really begs the question, how does the recreation boating community get the USCG to relax their "rules" to allow for modern devices, like high power LED flashl...
by Hoosier
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LED Lightbulbs for Navigation Lighting
Replies: 33
Views: 16422

Compliant SOS lights

This is "kinda" on subject since it has to do with LED lights at sea. I now have three LED lights, one built in my handheld DSC VHF radio, that flash SOS. The USCG has said that a "compliant" SOS light is an acceptable substitute for flares as a required distress signal. I also h...
by Hoosier
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: NYC to Quebec via Hudson River
Replies: 14
Views: 15565

Re: NYC to Quebec via Hudson River

If you've never been to Canada by private boat spend some time here:

http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/travel-voyage/pb-pp-eng.html
by Hoosier
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cleaning Non-skid: Preferred Products and Brushes
Replies: 8
Views: 5018

Re: Cleaning Non-skid: Preferred Products and Brushes

I have found that "Works Tub and Tile Cleaner" is very effective. I found an almost identical product under the Zep brand. Both products come in spray bottles and are effective on grunge, rust, and tannin stains. They are non-abrasive and simple to use: spray, scrub, rinse. I think they wo...
by Hoosier
Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Overpowering and Insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 8797

Re: Overpowering and Insurance

OK, ya got me on that one... Lets hope all the law enforcement officers know this.
by Hoosier
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Overpowering and Insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 8797

Re: Overpowering and Insurance

This whole thread is about how your insurance company will view going over the rating on the capacity plate. The USCG goes by the capacity plate, go over it and you could get a citation and be told to get off the water.
by Hoosier
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Simrad DRIVEPILOT Auto-pilot
Replies: 5
Views: 4415

Re: Simrad DRIVEPILOT Auto-pilot

Buried in the product description on the Simrad website is this: "steering systems on inboard and single or double outboard vessels under 10 m (35 ft).". The Lowrance version can only handle single outboards. http://www.simrad-yachting.com/en-US/Products/Autopilots/DrivePilot-Hydraulic-Ste...
by Hoosier
Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: Lowrance EP-85 Firmware Update
Replies: 23
Views: 23226

Re: Lowrance EP-85 Firmware Update

Can I put two device update files on the same SD card? I have to do both the Link-8 radio and this one for the EP-85R.
by Hoosier
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brunswick Investor Presentation
Replies: 16
Views: 10778

Re: Brunswick Investor Presentation

I think we're all missing that Whaler has not abandoned the smaller boat market. I just went on the Whaler website to make sure I kinda knew what I was talking about and they have boat families in the "smaller boat" end of the market: Super Sport, Montauk, Outrage,and Vantage. Actually the...
by Hoosier
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brunswick Investor Presentation
Replies: 16
Views: 10778

Re: Brunswick Investor Presentation

It is interesting to note how Brunswick classifies Whaler in their family of boat brands: Saltwater Fishing. They do not classify Whaler as a General Recreation boat.

[Compare at: https://www.brunswick.com/brands/marine-boats/print.php]
by Hoosier
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Steering Wheel Removal
Replies: 16
Views: 15289

Re: Steering Wheel Removal

The wheel is held in place on the tapered shaft by a Woodruff key, the wheel itself isn't threaded. When I had to remove my wheel to change out my steering system I used the "smack and pull" technique: loosen the shaft nut far enough that all the shaft threads are covered, hold the wheel w...
by Hoosier
Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Simrad GO7 XSE
Replies: 21
Views: 22681

Re: Simrad GO7 XSE

Looks like the original version of the GO7 has been replaced. I looked on eBay and you can get [a GO7] with the 83/20/455/800 kHz transducer for $649.
by Hoosier
Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Simrad GO7 XSE
Replies: 21
Views: 22681

Re: Simrad GO7 XSE

The fact that the GO7 XSE is chart-source agnostic is nice. Now they need to add the capability to load NOAA vector or raster charts directly. All commercial charts are out of date as soon as the chips are produced, though some can be updated through a subscription service with the vendor. NOAA char...