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by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Racor filter service interval
Replies: 10
Views: 5298

Re: Racor filter service interval

I went out again yesterday. The motor ran fine. I can't believe that a turn-and-a-half tightening of the hose barb cured the [fuel flow problem]. Live and learn. [There are] filters on both fuel tank lines for just this reason, that is, if the main filter is clogged or otherwise disabled, I can bypa...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Increasing 9.9-HP to 15-HP
Replies: 9
Views: 4513

Re: Increasing 9.9-HP to 15-HP

I have a lot of experience with the OMC Johnson and Evinrudue 9.9 and 15-HP engines. I can tell you after much investigation that the absolute only difference between the two is the carburetor. The 15-HP carburetor is physically slightly larger and jetted slightly bigger. The manifold the carburetor...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 4710

Re: MONTAUK 17 Trailer

When I bought my Whaler 15 it came on a totally inadequate trailer. Searching for a Whaler specific model was fruitless. Then I found this site and I read Jim's trailer recommendations concerning Whalers. I decided to modify my old Magic Tilt skiff trailer which was for a fourteen to sixteen foot bo...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Need to Repair Small Gouges Below Waterline; Costs of Repairs
Replies: 5
Views: 3084

Re: Need to Repair Small Gouges Below Waterline; Costs of Repairs

That's a great looking boat. Perfect for fishing. Since the holes are small I would fix them with some white Marine Tex. That is a very good brand of epoxy that once dried is totally waterproof. Clean out around the holes and make sure the area is totally dry. Use a hand held hair dryer if necessary...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed May 29, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: XD50 Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 4593

Re: XD50 Oil

UPDATE: I had a chance to pull the spark plugs and they were clean like new. So far I am very happy with the XD50.
by Oldslowandugly
Wed May 29, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Racor filter service interval
Replies: 10
Views: 5298

Re: Racor filter service interval

UPDATE: I went fishing today and the motor ran great. So maybe the turn-and-a-half loose filter hose nipple was the culprit? I will wait and see because it was intermittent and fooled me before.
by Oldslowandugly
Wed May 29, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Coolers
Replies: 0
Views: 3633

Coolers

I am using a cooler-seat. The back rest flips back and forth. I don't drink anymore so it gets used for dry storage which is also scarce. I hand carry a small Igloo Playmate for bait and my ice tea. I built a secure spot for it between the stern seats. https://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/fours...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon May 27, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses
Replies: 7
Views: 4343

Re: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses

I know good proper eyeglasses are very expensive. I have a friend that goes through the selection of stock glasses at the supermarket until he finds one "good enough". As my optician said- "It's only your eyes.....".
by Oldslowandugly
Sun May 26, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Racor filter service interval
Replies: 10
Views: 5298

Re: Racor filter service interval

UPDATE: It may have not been a clogged filter. I went out today and again as soon as I left the dock the motor stumbled and wheezed. This time I headed right back and pulled the spark plugs.They were clean as a whistle. So it was not ignition or the filter causing this. Again I by-passed the filter ...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun May 26, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses
Replies: 7
Views: 4343

Re: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses

I can't help with non-prescription. I have prescription progressive polarized bifocals. I added the darkest tint available as well as anti-glare and anti-scrath coatings. They are great, but are so expensive I try not to wear them fishing. Instead I use my "old" prescription polarized bifo...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri May 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Evinrude 40 Water Pump O-ring Locations
Replies: 5
Views: 3822

Re: 1989 Evinrude 40 Water Pump O-ring Locations

Look at the schematic Jim posted. See the two O rings in the shift shaft housing? Do they look like the ones in your kit? I hope they are because it is good practice to change those out when doing the water pump. A couple of years ago I suffered water in my lower unit oil. The prop shaft and drive s...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri May 24, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Racor filter service interval
Replies: 10
Views: 5298

Re: Racor filter service interval

So in lieu of plumbing in a vacuum gauge can I assume that changing the filter every year will probably eliminate the possibility of clogging during the season? I figure if it went two years and was marginal the second year then one year should be non-eventful. I have cleanable in-line filters on ea...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 23, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Racor filter service interval
Replies: 10
Views: 5298

Racor filter service interval

I know Prudence would say change out the fuel-water separator filter every year as a minimum. I had suffered water in the boat’s fuel several years ago, and I installed a Racor 10-micron fuel-water separating filter as a precaution. I wanted to know how long it took to clog so I left it in place for...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon May 20, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-power SUPER SPORT 15 with 115-HP
Replies: 14
Views: 5174

Re: Re-power SUPER SPORT 15 with 115-HP

When I was young and stupid, (now I am old and stupid), just for a goof I mounted an Evinrude 125hp on my 18 foot aluminum skiff. The first thing it did when starting out fast was to pop a wheelie and almost flipped over backwards. After we changed our shorts we took off- slowly- and went about test...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon May 20, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: XD50 Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 4593

Re: XD50 Oil

If "your guy" is buying Evinrude oil in 100-gallon drums, they must be darn big container. Yes, the oil containers used by my guy are huge blue plastic containers. I guess my guy felt it was not worth stocking both oils, and so my guy just offers XD50. My guy charged me the same price for...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri May 17, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Evinrude 40 Water Pump O-ring Locations
Replies: 5
Views: 3822

Re: 1989 Evinrude 40 Water Pump O-ring Locations

Evinrude may have included the two O-rings for another model. That way one pump kit fits many more models.
by Oldslowandugly
Fri May 17, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: XD50 Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 4593

Re: XD50 Oil

Yes, I saw that Evinrude still offers [XD30 oil]. Perhaps my guy was reluctant to order another 100 gallon drum just for guys like me.
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 16, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: XD50 Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 4593

XD50 Oil

Q1: Is anyone using Evinrude XD50 oil in an older outboard? Q2: [Are there] any problems [caused by using Evinrude XD50 oil in an older outboard engine]? BACKSTORY: I pre-mix my boat's fuel at 50:1 ratio for gasoline-to-oil. I usually buy my two-cycle oil at my Evinrude dealer who sells it out of a ...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 16, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Evinrude 40 Water Pump O-ring Locations
Replies: 5
Views: 3822

Re: 1989 Evinrude 40 Water Pump O-ring Locations

I have a 1993 48hp, very similar. By the phrase "large O-ring" do you mean the spaghetti seal? It fits into a groove in the water pump housing and seals against the steel impeller plate. The shape of the O-ring is the same as the groove. As for the small O-ring there is a groove at the top...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon May 13, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water proof seat covers
Replies: 8
Views: 2938

Re: Water proof seat covers

Yes, my Wife does amazing things with her Kenmore machine. I am all thumbs with sewing. She said she will try and see how well that fabric works. It turns out my friend's dad sold his machine after they got rid of the boat.
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 09, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Converting roller trailer to bunks 13' SS
Replies: 5
Views: 2513

Re: Converting roller trailer to bunks 13' SS

I read Jim's advice on Whaler hulls and why they need keel support. I realized most trailers are not meant for Whalers. So I had a long steel square tube galvanized and I ran it down the middle of my bunk trailer. I wanted to extend the front neck anyway so it all worked together. I bought 10" ...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed May 08, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water proof seat covers
Replies: 8
Views: 2938

Re: Water proof seat covers

A friend's Dad used to sew new vinyl covers for his seats and bolsters. I think he had a special sewing machine for that. I am going to see if he still has it and if he can help me with the covers.
by Oldslowandugly
Sun May 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water proof seat covers
Replies: 8
Views: 2938

Re: Water proof seat covers

SAILRITE has everything.

My wife has a Sears sewing machine and she can probably whip up some covers for me. My Bimini top is made of [Glen Raven Mills SUNBRELLA fabric]. It feels easy to work with. Thanks for the info.
by Oldslowandugly
Sat May 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water proof seat covers
Replies: 8
Views: 2938

Re: Water proof seat covers

Thanks Ken. Is [Glen Raven Mills SUNBRELLA] the [fabric used] on Bimini tops?

I have 303. I never thought to use it on the seat covers.
by Oldslowandugly
Fri May 03, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: On Board Hand Tools
Replies: 17
Views: 4832

Re: On Board Hand Tools

Butch, I used to carry a huge tool box as well as a tackle box the size of a dog house. No more. I only take what I actually need learned through experience. It only took 40 years to figure that out. I don't waste money on stainless tools because if you get salt water on them and don't clean them- t...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 02, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: On Board Hand Tools
Replies: 17
Views: 4832

Re: On Board Hand Tools

I have pared down my on-board tool set. I used to carry way too much. The only thing I have really ever needed was fresh spark plugs and a plug wrench. So I carry several sets of plugs and the wrench in a sealed baggie. The plug wrench also fits my thermostat housing so I carry a spare thermostat to...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 02, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water proof seat covers
Replies: 8
Views: 2938

Water proof seat covers

I have a small console, a flip-back cooler-seat, as well as three Tempress fold-down swivel seats on my 15 footer. I first tried the Taylor-Made seat covers and they barely lasted a season before cracking and tearing. I tried some polyester covers that did not tear but they let too much water throug...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed May 01, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom painting made easier
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

Re: Bottom painting made easier

Thanks guys. I am a rabid DIY'er and always look for a way to get things done fast and cheap. I used to use big 1' x 1' timbers but they got old and I can't find new ones around here. Yes, I really need to take the 34 year old bottom down to bare fiberglass. I should have when I first got it but so ...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom painting made easier
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

Bottom painting made easier

Now that I am in my mid 60's it is not as easy to get the boat off the trailer by myself. I fabricated some cradles that let me raise the boat with just a bottle jack, some cement blocks, and wood blocks. I scrounged up some good strong stop sign poles that the drunks knock over on a regular basis. ...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Best Paint for Outboard Engine Cowling Repainting
Replies: 2
Views: 2575

Re: Best Paint for Outboard Engine Cowling Repainting

Since the engine cover is fiberglass, it is pretty easy to recondition. You can sand, fill, and paint just like on a car. Any good brand of paint will work but in a spray can you only have a couple of choices, enamel or lacquer. I used Dupli-Color brand lacquer auto touch-up paint. I chose a dark bl...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Long Term Engine Storage
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Re: Long Term Engine Storage

Old drag race saying- "You snooze you lose". I missed a lot of good deals by not jumping right away. Just keep looking and you will find the right one.
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Long Term Engine Storage
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Re: Long Term Engine Storage

Winterized AND stored indoors? You can't ask for better than that. But if you are really in doubt try and get a demonstration. If you convince the seller you are very serious they should have no problem waking it up for you.
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 8235

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Of the eight I had that were on the recall list all eight replacements were sent via FedUp. Almost every box was smooshed. One was discharged in the box because FedUp handled them like they do everything- like gorillas. The flimsy yellow tie wrap they used to hold the grenade type pin in breaks if y...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 8235

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

I procrastinated because I wanted to get through this season with my extinguishers in place. I did not realize they sent new ones then took the old ones back. Anyway I have 9 altogether and all 9 were recalled. Thank God I had no need for an extinguisher all these years!!! YIKES!
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Water Temp Sender Johnson 250
Replies: 8
Views: 2597

Re: Water Temp Sender Johnson 250

I believe OMC and BRP use a standard sender for their gauges to keep inventory low. Any dealer should be able to supply the right one. I used Teleflex gauges and they did not include the sender so I used the standard OMC sender. On my 48-HP the sender screwed right in to the boss on the head. On my ...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season About to Start--and End
Replies: 23
Views: 4597

Re: Boating Season About to Start

Jefecino- I ETS'd in 1975. The Army had given me an all expense paid vacation in Germany where I was far from any water. As soon as I got home I was back at it fishing and by '78 I had my first boat of my own. It has been 40 years now of getting ready for the fishing/boating season. Aside from a few...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Water Temp Sender Johnson 250
Replies: 8
Views: 2597

Re: Water Temp sender - Johnson outboard

My 48 Evinrude had a spot for the sender in the head. It was a threaded boss directly below the spot for the overheat warning sender. Look for a blind hole that doesn't seem needed. I wired it through the harness all the way to the console where I mounted a gauge.
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Refurbishment: 1992 E-Z-LOADER
Replies: 14
Views: 3960

Re: Trailer Refurbishment: 1992 E-Z-LOADER

Great info Jim. A lot of good lessons to be learned here. When ordering new equipment I make sure to immediately inspect for completeness and correctness. Lots of mistakes occur and waiting too long can cause more problems. My trailer is only used twice a year to launch and recover. I remove the tir...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cut-in-half Demo 13-footer
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

Re: Cut-in-half Demo 13-footer

I'm pretty sure there is a hillbilly shade tree mechanic somewhere thinking a few gallons of fiberglass would do the trick. The only thing stopping him is the asking price--even though the motor and trailer alone are probably worth the asking price.
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cut-in-half Demo 13-footer
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

Cut-in-half Demo 13-footer

I saw [a cut-in-half 13-footer listed for sale]. [Putting it back together] would be quite a task. I guess anything is fixable if you are determined enough.

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by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season About to Start--and End
Replies: 23
Views: 4597

Re: Boating Season About to Start

Ssssh. Don't tell my Doctors but after 3 weeks recovery I snuck the boat into the water. I did bring a friend along to help. I even brought a step ladder to climb in while it was on the trailer. All went well. I even caught a keeper Summer Flounder the next day. Mission accomplished.
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New York Boat Education Law
Replies: 16
Views: 3678

Re: New York Boat Education Law

Rather than harp on the failures of regulation, why not focus on the successes? Look at the millions of drivers and operators who don't get into accidents. Not even a ticket. They take their privileges seriously, obey the laws, and act responsibly, and we are all safer for it. Yet there will always ...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Attaching a Console
Replies: 6
Views: 1888

Re: Attaching a Console

I did as you mentioned. I made a mahogany base for the console and used stainless wood screws to attach it to the deck. I further fortified it by using 3M 5200 to glue the wood to the deck. The console was then attached to the wood with pan headed stainless wood screws and fender washers. So far it ...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New York Boat Education Law
Replies: 16
Views: 3678

Re: New York Boat Education Law

I agree, no amount of legislation will prevent drunks from causing mayhem. The 6 O'clock news everywhere is testament to that. But the amount of boneheaded ignorant amateurish behavior out there is mind boggling. How exactly does one manage to get to a station in life where you can afford an expensi...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New York Boat Education Law
Replies: 16
Views: 3678

Re: New York Boat Education Law

Update: this law was the result of a 13 year battle by the Mother of an 11 year old girl who died as a result of a boat collision caused by a drunken operator. To add insult to injury the operator refused a sobriety test even though he "reeked" of alcohol. Police got a court ordered blood ...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New York Boat Education Law
Replies: 16
Views: 3678

Re: New York Boat Education Law

OK- I found it. It is known as "Brianna's Law". It was on the State Assembly website. It is actually an amendment to an older law. Now, you must be at least 10 years old and the holder of an approved Boater Education course card, or certificate, or have the Safe Boating icon on your driver...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New York Boat Education Law
Replies: 16
Views: 3678

Re: New York Boat Education Law

Yes, I remember when I heard it that it was part of the budget bill they were battling over, so small potatoes as news goes. I will investigate further but if you know anything about NY it will be a nightmare. I do know that Suffolk County has the same requirements for their residents only. I believ...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New York Boat Education Law
Replies: 16
Views: 3678

New York Boat Education Law

I know BoatUS was going crazy opposing New York bills SB 9092 and AB 9806a on the grounds that not enough time was available for all NY boaters to comply. It will be mandatory for ALL operators to have the New York-approved Boating Safety Course card on hand when operating anywhere in New York State...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season About to Start--and End
Replies: 23
Views: 4597

Re: Boating Season About to Start

OK- I'm repaired. Hurts a lot but not as bad as I imagined. Now to rest up and get that boat moving.
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season About to Start--and End
Replies: 23
Views: 4597

Re: Boating Season About to Start

WhatKnot- thanks for the advice. Tried fishing from shore today- I really miss the boat. SOON!!