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by Dutchman
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Ocean Pollution
Replies: 1
Views: 920

Re: Ocean Pollution

Jim, isn't that all the truth. I too dispose of a lot less things than the average American. I like to fix old things and keep them useful. I was driving cars with 50+ mpg long before there was a Prius on the market. Now I drive a hybrid SUV to be able to pull my boats. I fixed up many old house mak...
by Dutchman
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: South West Michigan Get Together
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

1st Annual West Michigan Get Together

Todd what about Saturday June the 30th for a Whaler run. Let's say from South Haven to Saugatuck or Saugatuck to Holland and vice versa.
let me know and we must try to drum up more Whalers.
by Dutchman
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1992 Super Sport 13 - Wood Finishing
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

Re: 1992 Super Sport 13 - Wood Finishing

Lighter is most likely teak. Both teak and mahogany change colors over time (bleach out) and will look different depending on what was applied to them or is applied to them, such a oil, varnish, varnish with a hue, clear epoxy, and so on.
by Dutchman
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 106
Views: 29744

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Splash next weekend, with the kids, now teenagers?
by Dutchman
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cooler for a 210 Ventura
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: Cooler for a 210 Ventura

Hey doesn't a port-a-potty hold the same as a 20qt cooler so that should fit. 10+ gallon seems too large.
by Dutchman
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2007 Montauk 170: PLANO Tackle Box
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Re: 2007 Montauk 170: PLANO Tackle Box

PLANO model 360
by Dutchman
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Move 16-footer to Oregon from Michigan
Replies: 21
Views: 4100

Re: Move 16-footer to Oregon from Michigan

Again Butch thank you for your service.
Hey you must be a great diesel mechanic too, having to keep those Fairbanks running.
How come you don't have a diesel outboard? They are getting lighter.
by Dutchman
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Anchor Storage -1993 GLS 15
Replies: 2
Views: 1101

Re: Anchor Storage -1993 GLS 15

4whaler gives a good solution. If you don't want to line the cavity you can use an old center hole noodle to cover the anchor. I use a Danforth type. I lay it on the rode and slide small hole noodle pieces over the stock and a oversized large hole noodle over the shank. One or two fenders keep it fr...
by Dutchman
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure
Replies: 16
Views: 3243

Re: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure

I see the temperature gauge mentioned in many threads talking about bearings and tires, but what does the temperature tell you[?] What is the good range of running temperature for bearings(grease) and the tires[?] I always used my bare hands and if the hub or tire is too hot to touch (or burns me) I...
by Dutchman
Thu May 31, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Move 16-footer to Oregon from Michigan
Replies: 21
Views: 4100

Re: Move 16-footer to Oregon from Michigan

I Agree that towing two trailers at the same time with the same tow vehicle is hard. If that's the OPs problem he would need two tow vehicles and a friend or family member to make the trip. Butch I just assumed that the OP didn't want to pull the boat or was pulling something else already, hence my...
by Dutchman
Wed May 30, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 Montauk 17: Battery Location Survey
Replies: 14
Views: 3635

Re: 1988 Montauk 17: Battery Location Survey

A battery inside the console is less prone to be in the way and splashed on; cables out of the way.
by Dutchman
Wed May 30, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Move 16-footer to Oregon from Michigan
Replies: 21
Views: 4100

Re: Move 16-footer to Oregon from Michigan

BUTCH-- to tow your Whaler and a U-Haul/Ryder trailer is hard.
by Dutchman
Tue May 29, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK Weather Canvas
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: MONTAUK Weather Canvas

What you saw appears custom made. Check with your local canvas supplier and tell them what you want with your boat there.
by Dutchman
Tue May 29, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Move 16-footer to Oregon from Michigan
Replies: 21
Views: 4100

Re: Move 16-footer to Oregon from Michigan

No. You trailer with the engine on. Why take it off when being trailered?
by Dutchman
Tue May 29, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Memorial Day Thanks
Replies: 10
Views: 3337

Re: Memorial Day Thanks

I was lucky enough to take a veteran around the lake a couple of times Sunday as he was standing fishing on the DNR dock when I was ready to take the boat out. He complimented me on what a great boat I had and I asked him if he wanted to go for a spin. A big smile give me the answer. He was a 1st Gu...
by Dutchman
Fri May 25, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Move 16-footer to Oregon from Michigan
Replies: 21
Views: 4100

Re: Move 16-footer to Oregon from Michigan

I would check Uship or Uship4less; they offer good rates. I had friends that used them for cars and boats.

Are you using a moving company for your household goods? Sometimes they are willing to put trailer and boat (if they fit) in their trucks.
by Dutchman
Wed May 23, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trim Tabs for 190 Nantucket-Outrage
Replies: 24
Views: 6138

Re: Trim Tabs for 190 Nantucket-Outrage

In most--if not all--industries dimensions are normally WxLxH. If we would all adhere to that a 12 x 9 is 12-inch wide and 9-inch deep and a 9 x 12 is 9-inch wide by 12-inch long. That is "deep" as looking at the transom the tab sticks out towards you creating depth from that point of view...
by Dutchman
Mon May 21, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: South West Michigan Get Together
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: South West Michigan Get Together

Thank you Todd the "Inland" options is also why I thought of the places I mentioned.
All we have to do now is find a date for all parties involved
by Dutchman
Mon May 21, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Tachometer Accuracy
Replies: 11
Views: 3756

Re: Tachometer Accuracy

Whaler672: what did the new tachometer read this past weekend?
by Dutchman
Mon May 21, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Classic 16 Performance and Propeller Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 4011

Re: Classic 16 Performance and Propeller Advice

Make sure you have those holes sealed of preventing water from entering your transom.
After testing replace that aluminum prop with a stainless one using any prop selector found on the internet. Higher RPM = lower pitch.
by Dutchman
Mon May 21, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Orange Spots on deck 1972 13-footer
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: Orange Spots on deck 1972 13-footer

It could have been insect excrement and Bar Keepers Friend will always do the trick with minimal damage. Rust as mentioned always a possibility.
by Dutchman
Fri May 18, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: South West Michigan Get Together
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: South West Michigan Get Together

I'm pretty open most of the weekends this summer with exception of the weekends of June 23 (must do Vessel Exams), August 25th, July 7th. Any other weekend I'm open as of now so maybe we can find a mutual Saturday or Sunday when we can get together. We should be able to find some IL, IN, and or OH p...
by Dutchman
Fri May 18, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Montauk Trailer Adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 4979

Re: 210 Montauk Trailer Adjustment

Dutch--you pointed to a weight distributing hitch to which some sort of anti-sway accessory has been added. I have never seen this gear used on a boat trailer before. Do you any first-hand experience with using this device on a boat trailer? Yes I have used such a boat trailer set-up, but on a much...
by Dutchman
Fri May 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 106
Views: 29744

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Wow, Wow, & Wow. Can't wait to see the pictures of her in the water.
by Dutchman
Fri May 18, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Replacement Karavan Trailer Fenders 190 Montauk
Replies: 7
Views: 2233

Re: Replacement Karavan Trailer Fenders 190 Montauk

Thanks for the update.
I cracked one of mine (I'm to heavy for that plastic) and must replace it. good to know Karavan is helpful.
by Dutchman
Fri May 18, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 17 Fuel Tank Locations
Replies: 8
Views: 2076

Re: Montauk 17 Fuel Tank Locations

You may also want to consider weight and balance, so having a think about some of those things might influence how ambitious you actually need to be. Just saying.... Yea a 115 HP + a 6 HP and I assume modern 4-stroke, gastank under pilot seat (where it belongs) and even with battery in the console(...
by Dutchman
Wed May 09, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: South West Michigan Get Together
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

South West Michigan Get Together

Any Whalers out there interesting on getting together some weekend during the summer here in SW Michigan. I was thinking like a South Haven to Saugatuck or vice versa. Or Saugatuck to Holland or vice versa. Holland to Grand haven or vice versa or New Buffallo to Michigan City onE way or the other. T...
by Dutchman
Wed May 09, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 106
Views: 29744

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

You're getting close, can't wait to see her out on the water.
by Dutchman
Wed May 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying 17-footer; Interpreting HIN; Evinrude 115
Replies: 14
Views: 2579

Re: Buying 17-footer; Interpreting HIN; Evinrude 115

jstahlman wrote: In the end I got both boats for $2,200.00. I have some work ahead we will see if I am smart or a moron.


Two Whalers for $2,200, you're not a moron if they aren't waterlogged and basically one complete.
Have a great time getting them ready and on the water.
by Dutchman
Tue May 08, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 Splash
Replies: 0
Views: 1017

2018 Splash

We had fantastic temperatures here last Saturday and there were too many women (wife had sisters over) in the house so I opened the single storage garage and pulled out the Whaler from the back to the front drive way. Took the full cover off and grabbed the battery. She looked as clean as when I put...
by Dutchman
Tue May 08, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 106
Views: 29744

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Looking good
by Dutchman
Tue May 08, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hitch Ball with a Built-in Scale
Replies: 3
Views: 1389

Re: Hitch Ball with a Built-in Scale

Interesting solution to the tongue weight guess.
Also what is really interesting is the magnetic stainless steel. I'm still working on finding a aluminum magnet.
That put aside I might ask for one on my birthday in July as it would be nice to know for my camper when using my Eaz-Lift system.
by Dutchman
Tue May 08, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler 24-footer in Tragic Accident
Replies: 3
Views: 1590

Re: Boston Whaler 24-footer in Tragic Accident

Sad truly sad for all parties involved. It shows again how important lookout is. It sounds like the pilot hit the buoy and the woman and boy were thrown overboard from the impact and badly hurt because of it.
by Dutchman
Fri May 04, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 MONTAUK with 115-HP is Under-power
Replies: 14
Views: 4785

Re: 190 MONTAUK with 115-HP is Under-power

jim all true what you said. But the truck seats 4 or maybe 5 and its WOT with full crew is no different than with just the driver no matter what which engine is opted for in contrast to an under powered Whaler boat. I'm not talking stowage of the truck or every nook and cranny of the boat, we are ta...
by Dutchman
Fri May 04, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 Dauntless 170 Cover
Replies: 13
Views: 3586

Re: 2018 Dauntless 170 Cover

Jim sorry that was 5 years ago and at that time I paid approx $305 for a 8 year warranty full boat cover as sown in the picture of my boat. I opted to go for that material as it was $275 plus less that a Sunbrella with 10 year warranty. All I can remember Sunbrella cover was slightly heavier/thicker...
by Dutchman
Fri May 04, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 Dauntless 170 Cover
Replies: 13
Views: 3586

Re: 2018 Dauntless 170 Cover

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by Dutchman
Thu May 03, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 Dauntless 170 Cover
Replies: 13
Views: 3586

Re: 2018 Dauntless 170 Cover

...Will [a pre-made cover for "bow rails"] fit [a 170 DAUNTLESS with forward grab rails]? Where are covers [designed for a 170 DAUNTLESS] without bow rails sold? From what you are saying above you have a 170 Dauntless with bow and side rails. [Below is a link to a website that sells] a se...
by Dutchman
Wed May 02, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Petoskey Marina Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

Re: Petoskey Marina Repair

I found the height of the main docks and the finger piers at the Petosky Marine to be much too high for use by small boats like a typical Boston Whaler boat. For that reason we avoiding using that marina. Perhaps when the dock repairs are made the height of the main docks or at least the height of ...
by Dutchman
Tue May 01, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 MONTAUK with 115-HP is Under-power
Replies: 14
Views: 4785

Re: 190 MONTAUK with 115-HP is Under-power

Jim makes a g good point: why would you want to go over 40 mph in a boat? But why don't you see two-door work trucks? (I know [the reason you don't see them is due to] taxation and miles-per-gallon.) More and you see more four-door extended-cab trucks. [The reason is] [a four-door extended cab truck...
by Dutchman
Tue May 01, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 106
Views: 29744

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

As always she's looking great and first-class work.
by Dutchman
Tue May 01, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Name on side of the boat
Replies: 14
Views: 3545

Re: Name on side of the boat

I believe one should do whatever makes one happy, since all vinyl letters can be easily removed if the boat is to be sold or you want to change the name. It is nice to have a name that means something to you (the owner, wife, or owner's family). Alan Yes it is true, names on boat can be artistic an...
by Dutchman
Tue May 01, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Petoskey Marina Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

Petoskey Marina Repair

[The marina at Petoskey, Michigan]--one of the better city marinas here on the east side of Lake Michigan--was damaged by the winter ice. Their docks and pilings got askew and lifted from their original elevation. Luckily the City of Petoskey will be repairing the damage before the Summer gets into ...
by Dutchman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Name on side of the boat
Replies: 14
Views: 3545

Re: Name on side of the boat

Boat lettering is an art that now can be done by a computer. With smaller boats like ours the transom is preferred and looking at our transoms you know you can't put 12" letters on it to spell something out with the OB in the middle. I behooves you to keep letter size in scale with boat size. A...
by Dutchman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 MONTAUK with 115-HP is Under-power
Replies: 14
Views: 4785

Re: 190 MONTAUK with 115-HP is Under-power

Jim I like your corollaries which speak more to real life and what would be encountered. Due to the great construction of these boats, I find that many of the Montauk-three-digit-models of the past 20 years or so are or were under-powered. I have test driven a 2014 170 and a 2014 190 with engines as...
by Dutchman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.2016 150 SUPER SPORT: Installing Bow Railing
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: c.2016 150 SUPER SPORT: Installing Bow Railing

Yes: the points made above as to getting on board are true, but the others [outweigh] that problem. [The bow railing] is great to grab onto, it is nice to lean against when sitting upfront, it is great to tie off a fender. The anchor used on a 150 is easily handled from locker to under the railing f...
by Dutchman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 SPORT Trailer
Replies: 12
Views: 2627

Re: 150 SPORT Trailer

ASIDE TO Jim: Thanks, That would be great and after a couple of beers my heavy Dutch accent will come out and I have some stories after boating for almost 60 years.
by Dutchman
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 106
Views: 29744

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

BWbert wrote:Would love hear how you got the mahogany and maple set up like that.
I'm thinking about just painting separated white stripes over wood.


Easily done we a good planer and West System or Jamestown epoxy(glue)
by Dutchman
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 SPORT Trailer
Replies: 12
Views: 2627

Re: 150 SPORT Trailer

ASIDE: I am not certain what Dutch's acronym EAFL means. My best guess is "English as a foreign language." Jim you are correct with your guess. I once read a description of the Dutch language as English spoken with a Dutch accent. Not true but there is a connection between "old Engli...