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by Oldslowandugly
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1976 40 Hp Johnson: Fuel Pours Out of Carburetor
Replies: 8
Views: 2418

Re: 1976 40 Hp Johnson: Fuel Pours Out of Carburetor

As Jim stated, I have found with carburetors that, when tilted, fuel drips out. So at the end of the trip I always run the carbs dry. Even with doing that I notice some drips in my splash well. That means when I next start the motor I need to prime with the squeeze bulb. This gives me an opportunity...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Converting Sport 15 to Center Console
Replies: 22
Views: 9646

Re: Converting Sport 15 to Center Console

I also was against opening the deck for a tunnel. Mostly it was because on every boat I looked at with one, it was full of grease and crud. Not exactly somewhere I wanted my control cables and wiring. So my idea was to run them down the middle and cover them with extruded aluminum door saddle. I fin...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: DAUNTLESS 16 Anchor Locker Drain Plug
Replies: 16
Views: 5137

Re: DAUNTLESS 16 Anchor Locker Drain Plug

Oh, OK, thanks Jefecinco for clearing that up.
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: DAUNTLESS 16 Anchor Locker Drain Plug
Replies: 16
Views: 5137

Re: DAUNTLESS 16 Anchor Locker Drain Plug

Am I to understand that the drain on the Dauntless is ABOVE the water line?
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: DAUNTLESS 16 Anchor Locker Drain Plug
Replies: 16
Views: 5137

Re: DAUNTLESS 16 Anchor Locker Drain Plug

JIm, yes, but I have a 15 foot Sport. If I open the drain, the locker fills about halfway with water.
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: DAUNTLESS 16 Anchor Locker Drain Plug
Replies: 16
Views: 5137

Re: DAUNTLESS 16 Anchor Locker Drain Plug

I too am confused about the locker. On mine, if I leave the drain open to the sea, it fills with about 6 inches of water. That is not a good thing for storing an anchor, line , or anything else in that spot. If I plug it, then it fills to the top with rain water. So what I do is leave it plugged, an...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel filter: What Micron
Replies: 27
Views: 8957

Re: Fuel filter: What Micron

Just an update: the extended fuel pickup I installed in the 6 gallon tank worked great. I used the OMC metal pickup and some Sierra fuel line to get the pickup all the way to the back of the tank. The metal head keeps it down on the bottom at the rear where the last of the gas accumulates. I finally...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Specialty Marine for refit
Replies: 7
Views: 3573

Re: Specialty Marine for refit

Everything I've purchased from them has been top notch. The only wood Item I bought was a reduced price front anchor locker hatch. I planned on cutting it down and modifying it so I didn't mind that it was a "blem". All I can say is that if the gorgeous finish on it was a "blem" ...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Converting Sport 15 to Center Console
Replies: 22
Views: 9646

Re: Converting Sport 15 to Center Console

The black part is just a vinyl applique Todd used on the front. I think this model console was a discontinued version because all of the other ones I found were slightly different. Since I was going for smallness, this one was perfect. But being small made the wiring a challenge. http://i579.photobu...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Converting Sport 15 to Center Console
Replies: 22
Views: 9646

Re: Converting Sport 15 to Center Console

I was in the same situation. I hated the regular Whaler seating so I whipped this up. My 15 footer came as a bare hull. I located a small Todd console from a boat supply place in California for about $100. Even though it is small, all my stuff fit nicely. Plenty of room to go past it. The flip-back ...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1976 40 Hp Johnson: Fuel Pours Out of Carburetor
Replies: 8
Views: 2418

Re: 1976 40 Hp Johnson: Fuel Pours Out of Carburetor

As Jim said, it's probably the float/needle/seat assembly. Was the entire needle/seat changed? Sometimes "rebuilders" skip that. A brand new one should work fine as long as there is not debris getting in and jamming it open. Do you have a filter on the fuel line? I use a glass in-line filt...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel filter: What Micron
Replies: 27
Views: 8957

Re: Fuel filter: What Micron

Yes, it would seem that 2-microns is unnecessary for my application. I received a reply from Racor to my questions. I asked why 10-microns was the only size filter element provided for small outboard gasoline systems. I also wanted to know if the 2-micron diesel element that the 120A used was interc...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel filter: What Micron
Replies: 27
Views: 8957

Re: Fuel filter: What Micron

Jim, if that model works for you, then the price sure is right. In fact I am amazed at how relatively inexpensive it is to use a quality USA made Racor. I am not interested in a built-in primer. I prefer to have a bulb primer on each fuel tank fuel line. That way I can hook either directly to the mo...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel filter: What Micron
Replies: 27
Views: 8957

Re: Fuel filter: What Micron

I just don't know what to make of Racor's literature. While there is a lot of goods info-if you dig- there is no sense of compatibility between products. It is as if they want you to use a slightly different model for each particular situation. For example, the site recommends the 10 micron 120R-RAC...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1995 Montauk 17 Porpoising with 90-HP
Replies: 20
Views: 5943

Re: 1995 Montauk 17 Porpoising with 90-HP

I would lower the motor one hole at a time until I got the best performance. In my case I had [another ambiguous description of engine mounting height. Please describe engine mounting height in terms of the number of holes or units of 0.75-inch the engine has been raised from the lowest position--ji...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel filter: What Micron
Replies: 27
Views: 8957

Re: Fuel filter: What Micron

I think I found my answer. Here [is a link to literature containing] everything you ever wanted to know about Racor filters and comes with all the specifications: http://www.parker.com/literature/Racor/Racor_Fuel_Filtration_-_Fuel_Filtration_Products_-_7529.pdf See page 6. I found, again, that the 1...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel filter: What Micron
Replies: 27
Views: 8957

Re: Fuel filter: What Micron

OK, my understanding of "fuel polishing" was that there were several filters in sequence. A coarse filter like a 30-micron got the large crud. Then progressively smaller size filters strained the fuel finer and finer until the fuel was absolutely clean. The reason for this was because they...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A good brand for bilge pumps
Replies: 8
Views: 3416

Re: A good brand for bilge pumps

You have to love Rule pumps. On my 18 foot skiff I have had a 2000gph pump wired to a mercury float switch since 1989. I consider it a "holy cow we're sinking" pump. I have even found the float switch stuck "ON" and the pump whirring away- dry- with no damage. It still works to t...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel filter: What Micron
Replies: 27
Views: 8957

Re: Fuel filter: What Micron

Yes, I also think a 2-micron would be best, regardless of the service life. The Parker Racor website states that the 2-micron should be used for final filtering. But when I ran my needs through the calculator, it said I needed the model 120R-RAC-01 filter. It has the clear plastic bowl with drain. T...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel filter: What Micron
Replies: 27
Views: 8957

Re: Fuel filter: What Micron

Oh, OK, you have what they called a "fuel polishing" system. A coarse pre-filter, followed by even finer filters. All I was using was the Moeller type rebuild-able glass in-line filters. Occasionally I would see a bit of debris in there at the end of the season. I fill my tanks at local ga...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Orientation of Boat In Hurricane Conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 3766

Re: Orientation of Boat In Hurricane Conditions

I am on the western south shore of Long Island. I am okay with my [boat's] stern into the wind because if the boat breaks free I want the bow to get pushed against the dock, not the motor. I doubled up on all the lines, shut off the battery and pump, and pulled the drain plugs. I was afraid that if ...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel filter: What Micron
Replies: 27
Views: 8957

Re: Fuel Filter; What Micron

Ten years and it still flows? I can't argue with that at all. The one I'm looking at is 30gph which I will never see with a small motor like I have. I did read that you should over-size the filter so it will last longer. But ten years? Wowsers!
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel filter: What Micron
Replies: 27
Views: 8957

Fuel filter: What Micron

I just experienced a motor shutdown due to water in the fuel tank--first time in 40 years of boating. I had left a 1/4-FULL 6-gallon tank for several weeks of very humid weather, and I guess enough condensation occurred to get sucked up and cause misfiring. I am now shopping for a Racor fuel filte w...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: PFD When Underway
Replies: 18
Views: 7298

Re: PFD When Underway

I can't wait for summer to end so all the rubberheads go home. Just yesterday I watched as a small Carolina Skiff was negotiating a Bascule bridge at 5mph. Suddenly a moron following behind him jumped up on plane and raced past him. The wake almost slammed the skiff into the bridge pilings. When the...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Very proud of my Whaler
Replies: 1
Views: 1502

Re: Very proud of my Whaler

Boy, talk about a trial by fire! That's the hard way to learn about these boats. They are super though, aren't they? I put my 15 footer through stuff that my other boats would have rattled my teeth out. I have even taken a green wave or two right over the bow and she just shrugged it off. Now you kn...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fishing with Tom W. and Kate
Replies: 4
Views: 2847

Re: Fishing with Tom W. and Kate

NICE FISH!!! It's great to see a boat being used correctly for it's intended purpose- fishing!
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Need M.E.K. or Klean Strip Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

Re: Need M.E.K. or Klean Strip Advice

Be careful with that stuff. It also melts some plastics and may harm the fiberglass. You should read this MSDS sheet: http://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php?msdsId=9927358
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A good brand for bilge pumps
Replies: 8
Views: 3416

Re: A good brand for bilge pumps

Just an update- I had been screwing the pump housing/screen to the floor of the sump. That meant holes in the gelcoat that could allow leaks. I sealed them up and found out that I could just position the pump and housing in place so the wiring and sump cover held it securely. That also made it very ...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A good brand for bilge pumps
Replies: 8
Views: 3416

Re: A good brand for bilge pumps

I have a 15 footer with the small sump at the transom. I'm using a Rule 800 gph pump with the Johnson Ultima electronic switch. It is very small and works great. The Ultima is thin and easy to mount. Here is the discussion. http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=454 http://i579.phot...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Need M.E.K. or Klean Strip Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

Re: Need M.E.K. or Klean Strip Advice

I am in the process of removing all the paint from a skiff. I didn't want to use toxic paint removers, so I used brake fluid. Yes, that is correct, brake fluid. If you have ever spilled some on a fender you know what a great paint remover it is. In your case you might want to try a trick I saw on Yo...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 15-footer: Hull Damage; Wet Foam
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Re: 1986 15 foot hull damage and wet foam

While there are products that can be applied and cure underwater- why would you? Do the repair the right way and then you have the peace of mind it won't come back to haunt you. Open up the area, remove damaged material, and dry the foam. A hand-held hair dryer can even speed things up. But take car...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Assess Hull Damage
Replies: 9
Views: 3631

Re: Assess Hull Damage

It's hard to find an 18' Outrage bow eye pic. On this '82 it's not in that exact same spot. Every one I've seen had the eye way down low. None had it at the top of the lip. But I don't see a bow eye at all in the damage pic. http://www.whalercentral.com/images/ppimages/5240/onpond.jpg
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seasmanship and Navigation Rules
Replies: 21
Views: 7327

Re: Seasmanship and Navigation Rules

"Choice #4, just another moronic boater that has no business being on a boat." Absolutely. Aren't you guys familiar with Moron Rule #1? I quote- "If my boat is bigger than yours, then you are not there". That rule applies to either coast and inland too. Here's my latest Moron enc...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: PFD When Underway
Replies: 18
Views: 7298

Re: PFD When Underway

A lot of people just don't know that in New York kids under 12 must wear life jackets at all times. When advised of the law, out come the orange type 2's from their sealed plastic wrappers. Then I show them the comfortable type 3 I wear at all times and they are amazed.
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: PFD When Underway
Replies: 18
Views: 7298

Re: PFD When Underway

On my boat Rule #1 is- life jackets are worn at all times. You don't wear one- you stay home. If you don't like it- get your own boat and do as you wish. At least I supply comfortable type-3 vests as well as several type-4's for emergencies . My feeling is that you never hear about someone drowning ...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: PFD When Underway
Replies: 18
Views: 7298

PFD When Underway

So today after a pretty good day of fishing I was tidying up the boat. I hear some kids yelling hello and I turned to see what was going on. There was a small bow rider, maybe 18 feet, going past. I counted 15 people on board! The front bow rider section had 5 kids crammed in there. The other 10 loo...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Assess Hull Damage
Replies: 9
Views: 3631

Re: How bad is this

Did the seller actually admit to hitting something? I've seen that exact kind of damage caused by a very stupid trailer arrangement. The bow was banging against the winch support and slowly chewed a hole similar to that one. He may be too embarrassed to admit he didn't correct it.
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Your boat wake and damage
Replies: 9
Views: 3781

Re: Your boat wake and damage

"Ever see a 35 JC running?" No, or if I have I wouldn't know the brand. But around me there are party boats, work boats, commercial fishing boats, huge mega-yachts, tiny skiffs, row boats, you name it. Most are operated properly, many are not. In fact, a well designed hull will throw littl...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Your boat wake and damage
Replies: 9
Views: 3781

Re: Your boat wake and damage

I can see that happening. Big boat, against an incoming moon tide, in a hurry but can't plane so it "mushes" along causing a huge wake. My experience is that the bigger the boat, the less concerned the operator is about what mayhem his wake is causing. What got my attention is that someone...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Downsizing to 15-footer from Outrage 19
Replies: 9
Views: 3872

Re: Downsizing to 15-footer from Outrage 19

Sometimes just getting out of bed feels like a marathon. Claytonb78, are you the same Clayton from the iboats.com forum that sent me the wood diagram for a Whaler 15 footer?
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Engine Starting Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 3182

Re: Engine Starting Problems

If the motor spins then your battery and cables are probably fine. If the spark is strong, then that leaves fuel. Pull the spark plugs and hold them against the motor while cranking. Check for a strong healthy blue spark that will jump a good gap. Don't get bit! If OK, then start looking at the fuel...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 15329

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

I would have tossed that boat. What you did was nothing short of miraculous. Well done!
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Downsizing to 15-footer from Outrage 19
Replies: 9
Views: 3872

Re: Downsizing to 15-footer from Outrage 19

I have had many boats and have been out on many more. All I do is fish. I wanted a Whaler forever and I looked at quite a few. Most were too big and needed a huge motor. Some were too small and not safe enough for inshore coastal fishing. I settled on a 15 footer and I could not be happier. I am 63 ...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Engine Starting Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 3182

Re: Engine Starting Problems

I find that these motors cool down rapidly. When the motor stops all the cooling water drains out. After a really long drift I sometimes need to prime and lift the throttle just as you did. So that is normal. A four year old battery "should" be in good condition but a hydrometer test would...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Electrical Wiring in Wet Rigging Tunnel
Replies: 2
Views: 1695

Re: Small Whaler Wirels in Tunnel Reliability problems?

I would just replace any suspect wires. Use real tinned marine grade wire a few gauges bigger than what you need. Avoid any splices or connections in the tunnel section since that is asking for corrosion to occur. I use plastic conduit to protect my wiring and it works well. I'm not sure you could t...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Strange Tachometer Problem Fixed
Replies: 6
Views: 2339

Re: Strange Tachometer Problem Fixed

The battery always reads 12 volts or better. It is only one year old. It is a combination starting/deep cycle. I keep a charger hooked up all the time the boat is at the slip. The charger is designed to switch to a trickle charge after reaching max charge. When underway, it usually sits around 13 vo...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Strange Tachometer Problem Fixed
Replies: 6
Views: 2339

Re: Strange Tachometer Problem Fixed

Hmmm. Looking at the wiring, I see that the grey tach wire is attached to the alternator output yellow/grey wire. That would seem to indicate that the tach is seeing raw AC voltage before the rectifier can convert it to DC. Only the volt meter sees rectified DC voltage. Also, I never touched the pol...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Strange Tachometer Problem Fixed
Replies: 6
Views: 2339

Strange Tachometer Problem Fixed

I have a fairly new Teleflex tachometer on my console. The motor is a 1993 Evinrude 48 SPL. It has a 4-Ampere unregulated alternator. For the first time ever, the tach started reading 1000 or more RPM higher than normal at all speeds. I figured it might be the pole switch on the back of the tach. I ...