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by Dutchman
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 83402

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

jcush great looking boat and are those nice seats standard OEM?
by Dutchman
Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 150 Montauk 60-HP: Four-blade Propeller
Replies: 16
Views: 9512

Re: 150 Montauk 60-HP: Four-blade Propeller

Jim first thanks for cleaning the post up. Yes the OEM prop is 3 bladed 13-3/8" diam. with 14" pitch. Mercury tells me I can go with a SS Spitfire X7 prop 13-1/2"x15 (P/N 8M0055548) not inexpensive. As Jim mentioned I don't want a $450+ paper weight and the prop is not heavy enough fo...
by Dutchman
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 12090

Re: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems

Cannot read the numbers on my black line going from tanks to bulb under the sole. This hose must be five-years old (and [dates from before] my ownership). The lettering and numbers are seems faded or wiped off. The Mercury dealer did put on the new Mercury gray or silver hose, but this time with the...
by Dutchman
Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 150 Montauk 60-HP: Four-blade Propeller
Replies: 16
Views: 9512

150 Montauk 60-HP: Four-blade Propeller

[My 2008 Boston Whaler MONTAUK 150 with Mercury 60-HP BIGFOOT ELPT outboard engine] boat is on the hard for the winter season. Christmas is coming up soon, and I want a new propeller from the kids. Two days ago on glass-like water with a light load--only a extra 300 lbs over dry weight--running at f...
by Dutchman
Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Evaluating Transom on 1989 Revenge 22
Replies: 2
Views: 2721

Re: Evaluating Transom on 1989 Revenge 22

Sorry to say but those numbers sound high. Wikipedia says: First, let's talk about the property of wood called Hygroscopy. Hygroscopy is the ability of a substance to attract and hold water molecules from the surrounding environment. This is achieved through either absorption or adsorption with the ...
by Dutchman
Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2006 Mercury 60-HP FOURSTROKE: Water in Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 10223

Re: 2006 Mercury 60-HP FOURSTROKE: Water in Oil

What instrument would I use to check the temperature? What location (where) would I take the temperature reading from? A nice Fluke digital multi-meter could do the trick available at any good electrical supplier or go to Harbor Freight and get an Infra Red meter and try to shoot(measure) anywhere ...
by Dutchman
Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Boston Whaler 15-foot Hull
Replies: 11
Views: 6724

Re: The Boston Whaler 15-foot Hull

macfam I could write the same down as you. Yes I haven't been in a old 15(sport or CC) for at least 12 years but I think my 150 does the job well and fast enough. When do you have glass like conditions that you can run these smaller 13 and 15 safely at top speed? I had last night while testing after...
by Dutchman
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 12090

Re: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems

That gray fuel hose with a somewhat metallic finish sold under the Mercury or Quicksilver brands is notorious for failure of the inner liner of the hose. As you suspected, it seems that exposure to gasoline fuel containing ethanol is the cause of the deterioration of that gray, metallic-finish Merc...
by Dutchman
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2006 Mercury 60-HP FOURSTROKE: Water in Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 10223

Re: 2006 Mercury 60-HP FOURSTROKE: Water in Oil

Mrenaurt said compression is "good." What [is considered to be] "good" compression? Water in oil or milky oil can only be caused [if] a cooling line or [cooling] cavity leak into the oil. [Contamination of the oil with water is] normally caused by a leak in head gasket. Or [a coo...
by Dutchman
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 12090

Re: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems

I got back [the Mercury 60-HP ELPT engine] last evening, and, as we had fantastic weather here in SW Michigan (74-degree-F air temperature), I immediately took the boat for a spin to make sure [the engine] was fixed: it was. The boat runs excellently. A printout says the engine has 191-hours and onl...
by Dutchman
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 12090

Re: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems

Going in to the pro tonight, I'll let you know what the verdict will be and their solution.
by Dutchman
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 2008 Boston Whaler 130 Sport Anniversary edition...mint!
Replies: 4
Views: 4782

Re: 2008 Boston Whaler 130 Sport Anniversary edition...mint!

OK thank you for the picture.
I now see it is a sticker not a plaque.
by Dutchman
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1986 20' Outrage for Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 10363

Re: 1986 20' Outrage for Sale

nice engine what does the boat look like?
by Dutchman
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 9-footer Value; Horsepower Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 5780

Re: 9-footer Value; Horsepower Needed

Heb een heel veel geluk om dat voor $1000 of voor 1000 NA gulden te verkopen.
by Dutchman
Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whale Watching Boat Capsizes in British Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 5768

Re: Whale Watching Boat Capsizes in British Columbia

Maybe they meant to say rogue whale as I assume like JimH you must get a hell of a large wave to cause this boat to capsize. The boat wasn't that large and 25 on that top deck even if close to the the railing (not all 25 fit at the railing looking at the picture) therefore that weight is still relat...
by Dutchman
Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 12090

Re: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems

Last evening I took off the [vapor separator tank] to make sure [it] had no dirt in the tank and pump filter. It was not an easy task. All was very clean. Now have to get new clamps and try to hook up a pressure gauge on the pump outlet to see if I have 35-PSI. Spark plugs showed clean burn and no w...
by Dutchman
Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 12090

Re: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems

Are you sure the c.2008 Mercury 60-HP BIGFOOT has fuel injection? YES this is a Electric start, Long shaft, Power Trim, EFI (electronic fuel injected) 4 stroke 4 cylinder engine. Is there a throttle position sensor? If so, then perhaps the throttle position sensor has become intermittent at the low...
by Dutchman
Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 12090

Re: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems

...turned out to be water in the fuel... No water in the fuel unless somebody poured it into one of my six-gallon external tanks. This is a Michigan fresh water boat, I always get my gas from marine fuel outlets here in Michigan [that have] no ethanol in the gasoline and therefore no water problem....
by Dutchman
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Reducing Engine Noise
Replies: 10
Views: 7303

Re: Reducing Engine Noise

Here are a couple of pictures of the stuff I glued (self adhesive) inside my 1986 Evinrude 25HP commercial I use on our Achilles. Not much room left as you can see by the edges curling up and the indentation of the flywheel cover. Bottom line it did help [reduce the noise from the engine], together ...
by Dutchman
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Power Saw
Replies: 37
Views: 18274

Re: Power Saw

For a Shopsmith, contact my neighbor, he'd love to get rid of his. Too many set-ups, big investment in a single machine, takes up too much space, nothing but complaints from him about it, mostly because it's not portable. ' They take up no more room than a let's say a bicycle against the wall. Like...
by Dutchman
Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 12090

Mercury 60-HP ELPT Problems

I went for one of the last outings yesterday with my 2008 Whaler and Mercury 60-HP BIGFOOT. All season long I quite often had problems running at 1,400 to 2,000-RPM and anywhere in between, a swing of 400 to 600-RPM. When I tried she would constantly, every one or two seconds, fluctuate between thes...
by Dutchman
Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Power Saw
Replies: 37
Views: 18274

Re: Power Saw

If you want to do it all (furniture, rip, cross cut, drill, sand, etc) get a Shopsmith http://www.shopsmith.com/markvsite/ I love mine, but my most used tool is my handheld circular saw. My circular saw has light and laser guide making cuts precise. Also all these type saws come with some kind of se...
by Dutchman
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 83402

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

Dutchman- Yes, you absolutely can run on a plane in the Crooked River. There are some sections with cottages that you need to drop down to no-wake speeds. But there are two long sections with some sharp turns that you can run on plane. The other caveat is you need to drop down to no-wake speeds whe...
by Dutchman
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Must be a Boston Whaler
Replies: 0
Views: 6226

Must be a Boston Whaler

I was reading an article by Herb McCormick in the magazine Cruising World about a sailboat crossing the Atlantic this past summer. I ran into the following paragraph. The weirdest part of it happened when I was snoozing. Apparently, Logan and Billy were approached by a pair of dudes in a 25-foot cen...
by Dutchman
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Reducing Engine Noise
Replies: 10
Views: 7303

Re: Reducing Engine Noise

I have done some with an old 25HP Evinrude 2S I use on one of my dingies. I used a self adhesive type insulating material used in the HVAC industry (for temperature insulating) This has a shiny chrome type aluminum foil (I doubt if you can find lead type) look to it and it did help. I did not use a ...
by Dutchman
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Mercury 90 Fourstroke: Increasing Power
Replies: 21
Views: 18456

Re: Mercury 90 Fourstroke: Increasing Power

If it were as easy as an ECM, then everybody would buy the lower power model and change out the ECM No way Mercury or any other manufacturer will allow that to happen. You second post is probably more right with different cam.
by Dutchman
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Recent trip to the Florida Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 7918

Re: Recent trip to the Florida Keys

That is a great distance, good for you guys.
Last one I did pulling the boat was 1,400 miles round trip and I was told never again.
by Dutchman
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 83402

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

Don & Elsa you are a lucky two with those 2 whalers. I didn't know that you could go full speed between Burt and Crooked Lake. Or is that a boo-boo?
by Dutchman
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Stains Keep Coming Back
Replies: 9
Views: 6264

Re: Gel Coat Stains Keep Coming Back

Stripper15 try the stuff offered by Aurora marine and "Ask the Skipper" I have used many of their offerings with good success. I used their waterline cleaner on one of my sailboats and it did what they said it would. The Boat Scrub also works great. Just a suggestion but ask them and they'...
by Dutchman
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 2008 Boston Whaler 130 Sport Anniversary edition...mint!
Replies: 4
Views: 4782

Re: 2008 Boston Whaler 130 Sport Anniversary edition...mint!

Hey boatsmith can you post a picture of your commemorative plaque for the 50th anniversary?
I have a 50th anniversary Montauk 150 and all that distinguishes it from another is the 50 number on my steering wheel, no plaque anywhere.
Love to see your plaque.
by Dutchman
Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 83402

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

Alan I'm jealous as that is on my bucket list. Never made it that far in my big boats but now that I have a trailer-able one I hope to make it up there.
Great picture and boat.
by Dutchman
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Synthetic Aids to Navigation in Great Lakes
Replies: 25
Views: 13139

Re: Synthetic Aids to Navigation in Great Lakes

It is true that not everybody has an AIS receiver or transponder. I don't have one on my small boats. But any extra navigation aids are good. As for David'r comment of going from 30' to 30" , that's why we use depth-sounders and not trust a chart based on medium data, especially in a river wher...
by Dutchman
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Recent trip to the Florida Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 7918

Re: Recent trip to the Florida Keys

Thank you, padrefigure. The Florida Keys do look like a nice playground, which I'd love to check out. My problem is convincing the admiral to drive that far and go in water where there are sharks.

May I ask where you drove from?
by Dutchman
Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Burt Lake Speed Test
Replies: 11
Views: 7198

Re: Burt Lake Speed Test

Sounds like you all had fun in that beautiful boating area. [HOOSIER's narrative] reminded me I should have an inexpensive spare propeller and wrench on board when going for trips on these larger inland lakes. I don't know which ramp you used, but, with Burt or Mullet both almost being 10 miles long...
by Dutchman
Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fire On The Water
Replies: 1
Views: 3024

Re: Fire On The Water

Jim thank you for the interesting article. These bulk carrier here on the fresh water lakes always amaze me. Some people don't know that we have these 1,000 ft ships roam these waters. I always give the the right of way no matter if the "rules" say I have the right of way and no matter if ...
by Dutchman
Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Capsize of M/Y BAADEN at Launch: NTSB Report
Replies: 9
Views: 6532

Re: Capsize of M/Y BAADEN at Launch: NTSB Report

I would have stopped the launch when it was going in and it was listing as much as it did. The local news channel shows a picture of one of the under(or over depends how you look at it) rated dollies with 4 flat tires on one side under the boat. Sad for all parties involved but as mentioned better t...
by Dutchman
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 83402

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

Maybe not as nice as your older whalers but still a nice boat with a little sister in front of her


Floating in a little bay of in the 1000 Island area on the St. Lawrence
by Dutchman
Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Saugatuck, Michigan, September 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 4533

Re: Saugatuck, Michigan, September 2015

Yes pete East winds are the best especially if you stay within a mile or so. I boat on Spring Lake too also a nice area as is White Lake (Whitehall) picked up my sailboat there 7 years ago and sailed it to South Haven in early May @ 35 deg F & 20 knots wind was cold and a blast 83 nm in 13 hrs. ...
by Dutchman
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Saugatuck, Michigan, September 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 4533

Re: Saugatuck, Michigan, September 2015

Yeah, Jim, you are right. We always have more waves here then say north of Ludington--must be that always-blowing NW wind. Even east of the Door County peninsula is better, and Chicago to Milwaukee. Due to that, my wife made me sell the big cabin cruiser, and then the sailboat, as I would go sailing...
by Dutchman
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Saugatuck, Michigan, September 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 4533

Saugatuck, Michigan, September 2015

A couple of weeks ago on September 27, 2015, I decided I needed some adventure. I had seen enough of the inland lakes here in southwest Michigan, and I decided the big lake would be a nice change of scenery. I drove up to the lovely towns of Saugatuck and Douglas, and I put in the boat at the ramp o...
by Dutchman
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: First Post On New Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 20931

Re: First Post On New Forum

Sorry I had to figure out that I had to re-register. (Sorry Jim for me being stupid)
But I'm on and can enjoy, seeing and talking about Boston Whalers during the next 5 to 6 months while the cold is here in Michigan.