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by Dutchman
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: 1st Annual Whaler Lake Michigan Crossing
Replies: 14
Views: 3887

Re: 1st Annual Whaler Lake Michigan Crossing

Come on guys just a little drive from Chicago land or Detroit for a trip to cross off your bucket list.
The more the merrier.
Should be a great run with the expected conditions, show us that your Whaler can do it.
by Dutchman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Console remodel on 2004 Nantucket
Replies: 13
Views: 3353

Re: Console remodel on 2004 Nantucket

InVision wrote:It is the Fusion StereoActive BT, USB, AM, FM and Weather. We use it in our boat, golf cart, pool, spa, porch, etc... Actually take it with us off the back of boat. Floats and is water proof.

Thank You

M


Nice thank you I'll look for onr.
by Dutchman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bow Tow Ring
Replies: 1
Views: 822

Re: Bow Tow Ring

The tow ring(s) on the Boston Whaler were tested and won't cause 1/3 of your boat to tear off in you trailering her or towing her behind the 100 ft Yacht.. Due to the weight of your boat yes it is large in diameter, therefore a solution for your trailer web-ring to connect would be a Stainless Steel...
by Dutchman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Appraisal: Pristine 1984 Montauk 17
Replies: 8
Views: 2690

Re: Appraisal: Pristine 1984 Montauk 17

Sounds like a great find. Value of an older mechanical type (boat/motor, automobile, tractor, etc.) is in the eye of the beholder. Yes it is nice to have no hours on it but modern technology in OB engines would make that boat with repower more valuable than on old 2-stroke unless somebody is truly l...
by Dutchman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BRP Acquires Alumacraft, Manitou
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: BRP Acquires Alumacraft

If ever I buy a pontoon-tritoon, I would get a Manitou.
I've been through their plant near Lansing and sold them some air moving equipment. They have a nice facility; they make great boats.

I wonder if the E-TEC engines will be as good as the command thrust pushing these heavy boats.
by Dutchman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Securing Boat Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Re: Securing a boat cover

Thst good an area?
by Dutchman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re: 170 MONTAUK Hydraulic Steering Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 3773

Re: 170 Montauk Hydraulic Steering Upgrade

Well written useful article with the pictures. Thank you
by Dutchman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Console remodel on 2004 Nantucket
Replies: 13
Views: 3353

Re: Console remodel on 2004 Nantucket

Real nice set-up and well executed.
Good enough for near shore too and not just inland.
Is that a small Blue-Tooth speaker on top right?
Very nice
by Dutchman
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1980 Restored Sport 13 in San Francisco area
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Re: 1980 Restored 13 foot Boston Whaler Sport

Please feel free to mention the price to see if there is any interest.
by Dutchman
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Dauntless 170 console cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Re: Dauntless 170 console cover

[Replying to the question asked to JEFECINCO]

Yes it is safer to keep [the Bimini top stowed] in the forward (closed) position. And, if you have railings (which I assume you do) use a couple of short bungees to tie off to Port and Starboard to the railings.
by Dutchman
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: 1st Annual Whaler Lake Michigan Crossing
Replies: 14
Views: 3887

Re: Lake Michigan Crossing

ShorLine wrote:However, need a couple of folks to enjoy the ride with me - would not try this alone in the boat....

Cynthia


Yea Cynthia I will have a crew mate and won't go at it alone.

We just like more than two boats (4 people) going to prove our Whaler can do almost anything.
by Dutchman
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 Whaler SS non skid floor.
Replies: 8
Views: 4273

Re: 2018 Whaler SS non skid floor.

I don't wax non-skid. I feel it defeats the purpose. I have tried using Woody Wax but didn't find it to be very useful. It's against the advice of almost everyone but, I keep a spray bottle with a water bleach solution for difficult non-skid stains. I use about 1/3 bleach. When washing stained non-...
by Dutchman
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For sale 15' super sport 90hp Yamaha
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: For sale 15' super sport 90hp Yamaha

Lance Vincent wrote:15' 1981
90hp Yamaha
Hydraulic steering

6500.00



I wonder how it floats (static) with a 90 HP OB. Any pictures.
by Dutchman
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-footer: transom wood; serial number; wood thickness.
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Re: 13-footer: transom wood; serial number; wood thickness.

I think it was 19mm marine type plywood.
by Dutchman
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Dauntless: Baystar steering is heavy
Replies: 14
Views: 3270

Re: 170 Dauntless/baystar heavy steering

You should never run with your propeller [ventilating]. The hydraulic steering should be smooth and the same no matter if you are steering port or starboard. You engine turns on a hinge point which I think must be where you problem lies. See if there is any play in it and make sure it is greased well.
by Dutchman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New York Boat Education Law
Replies: 16
Views: 3676

Re: New York Boat Education Law

Oldslowandugly wrote: But I feel much safer knowing that the majority have been educated about driving and boating, and that they will act accordingly.


Well said, isn't that the truth.
by Dutchman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New York Boat Education Law
Replies: 16
Views: 3676

Re: New York Boat Education Law

White Bear wrote:http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A09806&term=2017&Summary=Y&Text=Y


Nothing wrong with that above.
by Dutchman
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 3274

Re: Boating Newbie

Draft mentioned is with engine up (trimmed out of water) and static load. Four crew in the back gives you deeper draft than one to two crew at the center console. If you are used pulling large trailers, a larger boat will be easier to pull, and your truck with 11,000-lbs-rated-capacity has the capac...
by Dutchman
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 12 IMPACT
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Re: 12 IMPACT

correct I don't need another thread. Alone (which with my weight is 2 light crew) I can get the 35-36 mph but with an extra person and many other items on board I can only reach 34 which is fine.
by Dutchman
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 190 Montauk Console Cover
Replies: 1
Views: 848

Re: 190 Montauk Console Cover

Less expensive option https://www.boatcoversdirect.com/products/accessories/boat-center-console-covers/ different strengths, colors, types.
by Dutchman
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New York Boat Education Law
Replies: 16
Views: 3676

Re: New York Boat Education Law

No matter what State Regulations, Laws, or Federal say, it behooves all boaters to have some formal boating education, no matter where you drive a boat. There are many places you can get such education, US Power Squadrons, Local Sheriff Dep., DNR, BoatUS, Internet self studies, end so on, so i don't...
by Dutchman
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure
Replies: 16
Views: 3270

Re: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure

Yea I use 4mm cotter pins on my Karavan. hard to get out but no bypass.
by Dutchman
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure
Replies: 16
Views: 3270

Re: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure

Tacky79
Thank you for the video link and I can see the explanation but I always use9d) a cotter pin that fits snug in the shaft hole, so I should be fine.
by Dutchman
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Highlander as Tow Vehicle
Replies: 9
Views: 2485

Re: Highlander as Tow Vehicle

In the 1st generation Toyota Highlander (2001 thru 2007) the V6 engine has a timing belt. Later models have a timing chain. A family member has the timing chain version, which is noticeably noisier. I just wonder if that will affect the longevity. Which engine will last longer - the belt, changed e...
by Dutchman
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: 1st Annual Whaler Lake Michigan Crossing
Replies: 14
Views: 3887

Re: Lake Michigan Crossing

Depending on weather I would be game.
PM me
by Dutchman
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 3274

Re: Boating Newbie

Start with a budget, and the forum can then recommend your best options. But as mentioned a $100,000-difference in 17' to 23' boats makes a difference in what to recommend.
by Dutchman
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Highlander as Tow Vehicle
Replies: 9
Views: 2485

Re: Highlander as Tow Vehicle

Thanks Phil, yea they are great and comfy. Mileage drops to 11mpg when pulling the 3,200 lbs camper though.
by Dutchman
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Highlander as Tow Vehicle
Replies: 9
Views: 2485

Re: Highlander as Tow Vehicle

Phil you tow your Whaler(s) with your HL SE?
by Dutchman
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure
Replies: 16
Views: 3270

Re: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure

We are about to take our annual trip to Wisconsin from Colorado and I inspected the Karavan trailer bearings, and tightened one. Upon removal of the castle nut L-pin, I destroyed it. Does anyone have experience with these L-pins ? 5/32" pin, but it bends fairly easily to keep it from slipping ...
by Dutchman
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 12 IMPACT
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

12 IMPACT

I was boating around on Lake Michigan last Monday and coming back to South Haven running the boat at about 27-MPH (which is just short of WOT), and a smaller Whaler passed me like I was standing still. I didn't recognize the model, and when I caught up in the harbor I saw it was an 120 Impact, which...
by Dutchman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in
Replies: 6
Views: 2944

Re: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in

Why use a dehumidifier as obviously the OP is not in a hurry and looks at this as a science project?
by Dutchman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 106
Views: 30272

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

Yea you don't want this with the grey hose (OEM 2007) that I had on my 150 Montauk for the Merc that is supposed to be able to handle it. Look at these https://photos.app.goo.gl/gLx9zBpUS6CB9zxy7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/vFKA5T1bMTRKLLZ67 That "lining" came loose and caused a lot of heada...
by Dutchman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: My 2018 190 Outrage
Replies: 10
Views: 2439

Re: My 2018 190 Outrage

Welcome back. The 190 Outrage is a great boat that will do all you want it to do. Are the topsides that light blue? Or, is it the shadow in your picture making her look like that? My wife loves the colors that Boston Whaler now offers besides white and that blue is her favorite. Again, a great boat,...
by Dutchman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 106
Views: 30272

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

Wow that 10HP difference and the lighter weight gives you 10mph more on your 15ft Whaler compared to my new 150. That must seem like you are flying..
by Dutchman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD Turning Point Stainless Prop 13.25X19 - SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: Turning Point Stainless Prop 13.25X19

What brand [outboard engines can use the propeller being offered for sale]?
by Dutchman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Highlander as Tow Vehicle
Replies: 9
Views: 2485

Re: Cover for 2001 Montauk 17

Frontier I hope to get 200,000--another 50,000---out of her and great to hear you can get [more than 300,000] out of them. As with our Whalers, maintenance is all [important]. I had 555,000 on a Volvo [before] somebody hit me and the insurance company totaled it. Besides the boat I also haul a campe...
by Dutchman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 106
Views: 30272

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

D I'm like you except a little older (65) with my first boat at 5 and first built at 12. Always wood, until about 10 years ago and 19 sailboats and 15 motor driven boats. Always working on them until the Admiral said no more. Get a new(er) Whaler so we can boat when we want and you're not spending t...
by Dutchman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: How to correctly install a gaff holder? Montauk 170
Replies: 1
Views: 911

Re: How to correctly install a gaff holder? Montauk 170

I'm not familiar with the wood diagram of your boat https://www.bostonwhaler.com/boat-ownership/resources/ and no wood is on the vertical plane inside the side of the boat. As there is no real weight to your gaff you could use brass threaded rubber well/expansion nuts as sold by any hardware store a...
by Dutchman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season About to Start--and End
Replies: 23
Views: 4595

Re: Boating Season About to Start

Oldslowandugly wrote:At least I just turned 65 so Medicare will get most of the bills.


Sorry to hear you aren't in/on the water yet and as to the above; Let's hope so I just turned 65 too and my medical coverage is a mess and a lot of money out of pocket.
by Dutchman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 106
Views: 30272

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

Looking great and it is nice to see her running after all the effort you put in. Where do you find the time or is this boating fix-up/maintenance your business? I noticed the "Customized by Mackey Marine" on your dash but didn't notice that in any of the Whaler pictures. Happy boating this...
by Dutchman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trim Tabs for 190 Nantucket-Outrage
Replies: 24
Views: 6156

Re: Trim Tabs for 190 Nantucket-Outrage

Length generally refers to the longest dimension. Width refers to the smaller dimension in the same plane as weight. Height refers to the dimension orthogonal to the length-width plane. To discover what size the trim tab will be, I would consult the manufacturer's literature. Two other participants...
by Dutchman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Move 16-footer to Oregon from Michigan
Replies: 21
Views: 4139

Re: Move 16-footer to Oregon from Michigan

If you can find a reputable trailer dealer/manufacturer renewing some parts will be the most cost effective. If you are planning on keeping the boat for a long time a new trailer might be a good investment. I recommend for our area(Mich) http://www.loadmasterboattrailer.com they build a very good tr...
by Dutchman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cover for 2001 Montauk 17
Replies: 8
Views: 2318

Re: Cover for 2001 Montauk 17

I bought my cover through iBoats where they offer semi-custom covers that fit many of the Whaler and are made by several different suppliers for a lot less than what Mills wants. Mills covers are of great quality and design but for the price conscious person the covers at iBoat are a good deal and S...
by Dutchman
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1965 Sakonnet $44,500
Replies: 0
Views: 1187

FS: 1965 Sakonnet $44,500

FS: 1965 Sakonnet 16 in South Carolina for $44,500 [contact DUTCHMAN for more information].
by Dutchman
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season About to Start--and End
Replies: 23
Views: 4595

Re: Boating Season About to Start

By the end of August Lake Michigan will be warm 75 to 80 deg. F if we had a lot of sun. Right now her on the East side of the Lake on the SW Michigan coast whe have a balmy 62+ deg.F (20 degrees warmer than a week ago) and little vacationers and adults wind surfers are in the water. I'll wait anothe...
by Dutchman
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Move 16-footer to Oregon from Michigan
Replies: 21
Views: 4139

Re: Move 16-footer to Oregon from Michigan

Pelicandriver that will be great way to go and now when you see a great body of water you can take a break and enjoy it too. All you need is keep the trailer/boat locked when overnighting and cover the boat to keep eyes off any possible valuables, if SS prop take it off and store in car. If radio's ...
by Dutchman
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 106
Views: 30272

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

I hope you can get the engine running [prior to] the weekend.
by Dutchman
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Chris-Craft Sold to Winnebago
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Chris-Craft Sold to Winnebago

Like Boston Whaler being bought by Brunswick, Chris-Craft was bought by Winnebago. Maybe Winnie knows that it is good to have a well known boat brand in its recreational portfolio.
by Dutchman
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2004 190 Nantucket Re-power with Evinrude E-TEC G2
Replies: 73
Views: 14739

Re: 2004 190 Nantucket Re-power

InVision wrote:Wonder if the SmartCraft instruments be useful to sell?

M--if there are part numbers on the SmartCraft instruments and you can get them to me, for me to determine if I can use them, I might be interested if the price is right.
by Dutchman
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure
Replies: 16
Views: 3270

Re: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure

So Jim recapping; you're looking for temperatures that are within 5 to 10 deg.F of a black surface ambient (your spare), anything above that probably means trouble and requires investigation.