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by Dutchman
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 8224

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Sorry about the shipping(FedEx) problems some of you had. My 8 that were recalled arrived intact and I'm glad I did as it isn't cheap to replace them (as some mentioned they did above) My only gripe was that out of the 8 I had to replace 7 were slightly different mount. Even though the mounts were i...
by Dutchman
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1800's Navigation aid succumbs to storm
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: 1800's Navigation aid succumbs to storm

To see something like this happen is always sad. As is the lack of funds to keep these daytime navigation aids from disappearing, as happens too much with old lighthouses due to modern technology. I liked relying on these to find my correct entrance to a harbour or inlet, instead of my GPS chart. Es...
by Dutchman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rage 14 Smart Tab SX Installation
Replies: 1
Views: 873

Re: Rage 14 Smart Tab SX Installation

Thanks for the positive info on a Rage and its performance. You didn't mention which engine she has as there were several as I recall.
by Dutchman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: SOLD: Three-spoke Padded Stainless Steering Wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: FS: Three-spoke Padded Stainless Steering Wheel

32 feet Whaler? 17' Whaler? 13' Whaler? Please be more specific.

I have a 2007 Boston Whaler and nowhere is there rubber on my stainless steel steering wheel.

Maybe a link to a picture would help.
by Dutchman
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Filling Console Cut-outs
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

Re: Filling Console Cut-outs

To Spc337 (OP) let us know what you end up with. I think the teak is a good idea if you aren't going to use the openings.
by Dutchman
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk Outriggers
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: 190 Montauk Outriggers

Taco shows some good instructions on YouTube.
by Dutchman
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: S O L D ... 2013 150 Super Sport, Now with price and location
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

Re: 2013 Boston Whaler 150 Super Sport loaded and mint!

dtmackey wrote:I did not see an asking price, so Is the boat being listed with a mystery price or offered up as free? If the boat is free, I'd like first right of refusal.

D-



I'll have 2nd right and if you refuse it I'll take her and pick her up no matter where she's located.
by Dutchman
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Adding USB outlet
Replies: 15
Views: 3931

Re: Adding USB outlet

Does that digital display really use that much power to drain a perfectly good battery in a couple of weeks? The power useage would be minimal but why not put a switch in like Jim said.
by Dutchman
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP
Replies: 17
Views: 4098

Re: SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP

Even if the OP borrows a 9.9-HP and tests, he won't have any options for higher horsepower, unless he abandons his initial desire to build a boat his 13-year-old can operate.

True Jim but the OP can then determine if that gives him a performance that is satisfactory.
by Dutchman
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: My 1975 Revenge 21
Replies: 9
Views: 3865

Re: My 1975 Revenge 21

...... Re the continuousWave Tee-shirts: they are collectors items now, I guess. They weren't actually made or sold by me, but by a very nice fellow who undertook that project as a way to raise funds to support the website. As Tee-shirts go, they were well made and the logos were nicely done. Aside...
by Dutchman
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk Outriggers
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: 190 Montauk Outriggers

Your question is very open ended.
Yes you can hook up a pair as you can buy down riggers for a jon boat.

What type are you looking for?
Manual? Electric?
How Long?
What weight?

Based on what you are looking for I'm sure somebody here can help you.
by Dutchman
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Range of Discount on New 150 MONTAUK
Replies: 6
Views: 1595

Re: Range of Discount on New 150 MONTAUK

When you do a search on say yachtworld. boattrader or similar boating sales websites you will notice 99.5% of the new offerings for your type 2018 150 Montauk will say "call for price" as they must be ordered and aren't on the "floor". Doing so (calling) you'll find out that the ...
by Dutchman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP
Replies: 17
Views: 4098

Re: SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP

Maybe you can borrow a 9.9 and see how things go, assuming you don’t have one already? Kids need to learn on underpowered machines in my opinion so they can grow into the bigger power. To the OP: I [endorse] the statement above, especially if [your 13-year-old son] wants to go out unsupervised. The...
by Dutchman
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: After Impeller Change, Gear Case Always in Forward
Replies: 10
Views: 1900

Re: After Impeller Change, Gear Case Always in Forward

Mercury what? 1996 doesn't tell us anything.
What HP, 2-stroke or 4 cycle.
What type of throttle control do you have?.
I believe you can't start an outboard when in gear.
Do you think it is in gear because the prop turns slightly around or does it push the boat immediately?.
Do you have reverse?
by Dutchman
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FOR SALE: 1988 Newport 17
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Re: FOR SALE: 1988 Newport 17

We (all that see the post) thank you. Good looking vessel.
Good luck with the sale.
by Dutchman
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FOR SALE: 1988 Newport 17
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Re: FOR SALE: 1988 Newport 17

FREE ???????
by Dutchman
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Keeping Dashboard Panel and Gauges Watertight
Replies: 16
Views: 3693

Re: Keeping Dashboard Panel and Gauges Watertight

Lifeseal is a good bedding compound that stays flexible and water resistant and therefore could be used following Jim's excellent instructions.
I didn't know there was a clear Lifeseal.
by Dutchman
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 SUPER SPORT and 150 MONTAUK Hull Design
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Re: 150 SUPER SPORT and 150 MONTAUK Hull Design

I agree with mcfam that the 150 Montauk is a great little boat. I too have the 50 year anniversary edition and it is a nice boat although slightly under powered. The New 2018/19 design is different as evidenced on the Boston Whaler website where you can chose between a 150 Montauk and a 150 Montauk ...
by Dutchman
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Offshore Collision At Sea: Attessa IV and Prowler
Replies: 22
Views: 5472

Re: Cause of Collisions Between Boats Due to Failure to Maintain Proper Lookout

As almost always [the cause for a collision between two boats] comes down to [failure to maintain a proper] lookout. [The helmsman of a vessel] cannot can't assume thousands of dollars equipment is working correctly. And if [thousands of dollars of equipment were working properly] anybody on the two...
by Dutchman
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Tucked the Whaler in for winter season
Replies: 6
Views: 1481

Re: Tucked the Whaler in for winter season

Do what I did. Find a corner in the back yard that the admiral isn't using for flowers. Have an Amish built garage delivered, as they are movable no permits and foundation is needed, they are set on blocks. Back the boat in during the winter, put cover on and the car garage is free for both cars to ...
by Dutchman
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: OUTRAGE 22 Console Mounting Bracket
Replies: 9
Views: 2022

Re: OUTRAGE 22 Console Mounting Bracket

I’ll try to clean mine up but there is some corrosion on one side that may force replacement. Aside from sanding, is the a chemical that will help remove the corrosion? For the wood, I just need something strong and rot resistant. Maybe African mahogany epoxy coated. I need to go visit the lumber y...
by Dutchman
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Nice anchor idea for smaller Whalers
Replies: 10
Views: 2456

Re: Nice anchor idea for smaller Whalers

Is it highly durable? BTW, is it safe to bring a dog on board then have them stay in a dog cage throughout the journey? Not sure what to make of this post. Yes, the anchor setup is highly durable. As for the dog, ours does not use a crate and simply sleeps in her bed and has free reign of whatever ...
by Dutchman
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Tucked the Whaler in for winter season
Replies: 6
Views: 1481

Re: Tucked the Whaler in for winter season

Look good and seems to fit nice in that shop, why the shrink wrap and talking about snow?
by Dutchman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Auxiliary Engine Install
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: Auxiliary Engine Install

I am finally going to install a kicker on my 2008 190 Montauk at the end of this month. There is also a 304 Stainless Steel bracket from Garelick also, but I'm not sure if the aluminum bracket is stronger then the SS. Any suggestions or comments would be most welcome and appreciated! Thks, Fred Fre...
by Dutchman
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hull Sweating
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

Re: Hull Sweating

Even if you paint on a less humid day during the day or afternoon watch out for the night time drying as the cooler temps wreck havoc with the paint or varnish. The result is not what you expect the next morning. Don't ask me how I know.
by Dutchman
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: 2018 Mullet Lake Fall Color Cruise
Replies: 5
Views: 2100

Re: 2018 Mullet Lake Fall Color Cruise

That was a quick two-miles up of the Crooked River and a nice video. To have no traffic must have been great. All the times I've gone thru there the traffic was bumper-to-bumper or boat-to-boat traffic, and boat speed was idle-neutral-idle-neutral as some boats went slower than others.
by Dutchman
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 345 Conquest: Fish Box Volume Capacity
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: 345 Conquest: Fish Box Volume Capacity

A call to Boston Whaler customer service should get you that answer. The Live Well being 40-gallons and the fishboxes being almost five feet long you could estimate the volume to be 160-gallons [or more]. Call Boston Whaler.
by Dutchman
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season About to Start--and End
Replies: 23
Views: 4594

Re: Boating Season About to Start

Just a color tour up and down the St.Joe river here in SW Michigan either this upcoming weekend (doesn;t look good with the rain we have and is expected) or next weekend the 13th of October, Being rainy this weekend it will give me time to straighten the shop out. Move tools and motorized garden equ...
by Dutchman
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: My 1975 Revenge 21
Replies: 9
Views: 3865

Re: My 1975 Revenge 21

Nice boat Dave, lucky that it followed you home and liked the Admiral.
by Dutchman
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 33
Views: 11190

Re: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK

I don't know if you can be certain the old model will have a lower price. Often new models carry a very attractive price in the first year of their production. Jim might be right, but that was not the case at Gull Lake Marine a little while ago in West Michigan. The 2018 has a very favorable write ...
by Dutchman
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 17 Montauk v. 18 Outrage
Replies: 12
Views: 4227

Re: 17 Montauk v. 18 Outrage

If the water is that protected and you might think a 17 ft boat is too much like some here said you could go with a smaller 15' boat. A 13' with a 10HP might be OK for a 10 year old but not for a family of 4. The 10 year old won't be operating the 15', 17', &/or 18' by himself without supervisio...
by Dutchman
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 33
Views: 11190

Re: 2018 170 Montauk Fuel Capacity

Re the limited fuel capacity [of the 2018 170 MONTAUK]: I think that is BS. You'll have a much larger internal tank than the two little carry-on fuel tanks [provided in the 2017 MONTAUK 170 model]. The carry-on fuel tanks take up valuable space now available for storage or live well. [Sometime in Ma...
by Dutchman
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Labor Day 2018 Lake Michigan
Replies: 4
Views: 1761

Re: Labor Day 2018 Lake Michigan

Sorry for the late reply to responses. The [rainfall amount] numbers I quoted were mentioned to me by the State Park Rangers, and judging by the rivers that ran through my and neighboring campgrounds and under my camper, I believed the ranger’s rainfall amounts. The water in my Whaler was past the b...
by Dutchman
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 17 Montauk v. 18 Outrage
Replies: 12
Views: 4227

Re: 17 Montauk v. 18 Outrage

ASIDE: No Jim he did not and it is/was against the law anyway for somebody that young to operate a boat, he 33 now. All I was saying at that age he could park our 12 ft wide boat in a 14 ft wide slip without using/touching a piling/dock in a river with a slight current. But yes after he was of US dr...
by Dutchman
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk Mooring
Replies: 9
Views: 2427

Re: Montauk Mooring

A mushroom anchor would be a good choice for a mooring buoy. I'm not familiar with the Chesapeake bay. I thought there are tides that influence your river water levels. I assume you kept [tidal change in water depth] in mind with your 12-feet chain. The 100-lbs mushroom and 1/2-inch chain should be ...
by Dutchman
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water pump impeller price and quality
Replies: 16
Views: 3225

Re: Water pump impeller price and quality

OEM every 10-years or longer is fine as long as your cooling workssame tell tale. Yes salt water and sand will shorten impeller life. Use your own discretion. Impellers can fail in one hour or 500 hours. I've had impellers that were 23-years-old used in fresh water before I changed them. Replacement...
by Dutchman
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 17 Montauk v. 18 Outrage
Replies: 12
Views: 4227

Re: 17 Montauk v. 18 Outrage

Outrage more versatile more storage, but like you mentioned more expensive, probably higher HP than the Montauk 17. Therefore a Montauk would be easier to handle for the Admiral and her first mate as he will be driving the boat sooner than you think. My 11-12 year old sons could handle our 32ft twin...
by Dutchman
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water Dripping From Repair on Keel
Replies: 8
Views: 1830

Re: Water Dripping From Repair on Keel

If a roller was missing how could it damage the boat? Unless the boat was support by that one point on the keel.

[Changed topic. Began to discuss his recommendations for type of trailer to use.]
by Dutchman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-footer Adding Cleats
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Re: 13-footer Adding Cleats

Keep in mind that there is no wood reinforcement in the gunnel in the area you are talking about. (I mean in the horizontal plane) It seems however that there is a small wood reinforcement area on the inside (in vertical plane) Search for "Wood Diagrams" for your model Super Sport or conta...
by Dutchman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Refurbishment: 1992 E-Z-LOADER
Replies: 14
Views: 3954

Re: Trailer Refurbishment: 1992 E-Z-LOADER

Great useful info as always.
Thanks Jim
by Dutchman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 150 MONTAUK Hull Damage Repair
Replies: 47
Views: 8480

Re: 150 MONTAUK Hull Damage Repair

Don, Jim, Phil and OP we all agree that this was a problem during manufacturing. No matter how Boston Whaler under warranty has the discretion of how to fix this. A repair is BS as nobody knows currently how large that piece of plastic is or if there are other areas where there is more. I'm sure tha...
by Dutchman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 SUPER SPORT 15 Re-power; Five Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3664

Re: 1988 SUPER SPORT 15 Re-power; Five Questions

I second dtmackey 's reply above. You should keep in mind that an E-TEC two-stroke-power-cycle engine will have better torque at the low end than a four-stroke-power-cycle engine, resulting in quicker acceleration and a water skier popping-out on top of the water instead of dragging behind the boat....
by Dutchman
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Labor Day 2018 Lake Michigan
Replies: 4
Views: 1761

Labor Day 2018 Lake Michigan

I went trailer camping and boating in Ludington, Michigan, [the] last week [of August] before the [September 3, 2018] Labor Day holiday. After arriving at the wonderful Ludington State Park on Sunday [August 26, 2018], I launched the 150 Montauk at Hamlin Lake, and I tied-off the boat at the boardwa...
by Dutchman
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 160 Super Sport: URL link
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Re: Assessment of 160 Super Sport

Yea nice SS. Over 17ft long with 75 HP standardand upgradable to 90 HP. That will be a nice small boat and finally the right HP as was done with the classics. I look forward to seeing the test results. ASIDE: Maybe that 75HP Mercury would be nice to repower my 150 Montauk. I wonder if they are going...
by Dutchman
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 150 MONTAUK Hull Damage Repair
Replies: 47
Views: 8480

Re: 150 MONTAUK Hull Damage Repair

Phil--if Josh sends you a higher resolution picture please share it. [I am sure that was Phil's intent--jimh] Josh-- I'm still trying to get my head around what caused this. Q1: How big are the areas [that have damage]? [The images] look like the gel coat is peeling off. If [the gel coat layer is pe...
by Dutchman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: 1st Annual Whaler Lake Michigan Crossing
Replies: 14
Views: 3887

Re: 1st Annual Whaler Lake Michigan Crossing

So we did go out to Ludington at 6AM on the 11th but had some cancellations and ended up with only 2 boats ready to tackle the "Big" Lake by 9 AM. We went out and buzzed around the SS Badger leaving Ludington at 0910 hours. The wind and was higher than forecasted and the wave period verry ...
by Dutchman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Odd Squares on a 1989 22 Outrage
Replies: 6
Views: 1817

Re: Odd Squares on a 1989 22 Outrage

Looks like an old previous repair possibly where the hull fell down on some supports. Does your trailer have rollers or bunks?
by Dutchman
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: DSC Distress Alert Call Confusion
Replies: 5
Views: 1621

Re: DSC Distress Alert Call Confusion

That is a bad situation as the boat in distress might have gotten help much sooner.
This again shows that it is important to get some kind of training to operate a boat.
by Dutchman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 2005 170 Montauk
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

Re: FS: 2005 170 Montauk

[Contact the poster directly for this question.--jimh]
by Dutchman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: 1st Annual Whaler Lake Michigan Crossing
Replies: 14
Views: 3887

Re: 1st Annual Whaler Lake Michigan Crossing

Jim I'm planning on pictures and some video and will let you know next week when i have WiFi again.