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by frontier
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cleaning Non-skid
Replies: 5
Views: 1946

Re: cleaning non-skid

"Goo Gone" spray gel. WalMart.
by frontier
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Highlander as Tow Vehicle
Replies: 9
Views: 2468

Highlander as Tow Vehicle

Dutchman - noticed you have a first generation Toyota Highlander tow vehicle for your Boston Whaler . Same here. Best vehicle we've ever owned. 336,000 miles and still going strong.
by frontier
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Chris-Craft Sold to Winnebago
Replies: 10
Views: 2362

Re: Chris-Craft Sold to Winnebago

Wow. What's next? Airstream buying Boston Whaler? Airstream does have a new fiberglass travel trailer. Just trying to picture a foam sandwich construction center console Airstream going down the road.
by frontier
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: IGLOO Cooler Hooks for Rope
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Re: Where can I find rope hooks for coolers

[The hooks that would go on the sides of an igloo cooler to hold the ropes that secure the IGLOO cooler to the bracket on a 17-foot Boston Whaler] are called Boston Whaler Cooler Hooks. To purchase a Boston Whaler Cooler Hook, the best place and best price is from Beacon Marine/Twin Cities Marine in...
by frontier
Tue May 22, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Where to get Drain Plug
Replies: 7
Views: 2351

Re: Where to get Drain Plug

I prefer the T-Handle type - a lot easier to use if you have a bilge pump in the Montauk sump area.
WalMart has an Attwood Stainless Steel T-handle type drain plug for $4.42.
by frontier
Sun May 20, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Where to get Drain Plug
Replies: 7
Views: 2351

Re: Where to get Drain Plug

Many WalMart stores have drain plugs, too, and at about half the price of West Marine. Get brass or stainless steel.
by frontier
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage sump pump
Replies: 8
Views: 1821

Re: Outrage sump pump

Some find the constant on and off of the fully automatic bilge pump annoying. Using a float switch type bilge pump or a simple on-off switch is more peaceful.
by frontier
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 Mercury 15 and 20-HP Outboards
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

2018 Mercury 15 and 20-HP Outboards

I just saw the spring 2018 Mercury "New Outboards" brochure showing a very interesting angular design of the new 20 and 15-HP outboards with a very narrow midsection.
by frontier
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Selling MONTAUK--Talk Me Out of Doing It
Replies: 9
Views: 3127

Re: Selling MONTAUK--Talk Me Out of Doing It

Sell the two Shamrocks and keep the Montauk.
by frontier
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Re: BEARCAT 85-HP Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 2729

Re: BEARCAT 85-HP Engine

My Chevy Corvair had some great brochures also.
by frontier
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Re: BEARCAT 85-HP Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 2729

Re: BEARCAT 85-HP Engine

The 1972 Boston Whaler brochure has some good pictures of the Bearcat 85 outboard on the Minot/Katama series, a good close-up of the motor on a 16' 7" Bass Boat, and several nice pics of the 85 on the 21 Outrage, including a back cover pic with canvas.
by frontier
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Re: BEARCAT 85-HP Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 2729

Re: Bearcat 85-HP Engines

Regarding the company Economy 4 Cycle Marine in Redding, California, here is a headline from a local newspaper in 2017 : "At 97, Redding business owner not ready to quit yet". Amazing. He still sells rebuilt and modernized Homelite - Bearcat 55 HP outboards for $1995.00 (or without updates...
by frontier
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 170 Montauk Prices
Replies: 17
Views: 5063

Re: 2018 170 Montauk Prices

Is this a big chain boat dealership? Are you talking to top management? I can't imagine an owner-operator dealership speaking to a customer like that. I'd sure try to find a family-owned dealership and talk to the owner. And, call Boston Whaler direct in Florida and tell them you're getting lousy se...
by frontier
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: UNSINKABLE: The New England Patriots
Replies: 14
Views: 4850

Re: UNSINKABLE: The New England Patriots

Way to go Philadelphia Eagles - 2018 NFL SuperBowl champs!! A fantastic, incredible game by both teams.
by frontier
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Manufacturer 190 Outrage Pedestal Seats
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Re: Manufacturer 190 Outrage Pedestal Seats: Seattle Boat Show One of Best In Country

When in need of Boston Whaler parts and information, I would often get price and availability from the Lake Union Boston Whaler dealer. But most always ended up buying from Sue at Twin Cities Marine in Wisconsin. She is the best Boston Whaler parts person in the nation and the price (with shipping) ...
by frontier
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 10995

Re: New Engine Purchase Advice

School is still out on the long term quality of the China built 60 HP Mercury outboards. My experience with Suzuki is just average quality and dealer service.

Go with the F70 Yamaha. As the saying goes "Nobody was ever sorry they bought the best there was."
by frontier
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: UNSINKABLE: The New England Patriots
Replies: 14
Views: 4850

Re: UNSINKABLE: The New England Patriots

2018 is the year of the Eagles.
by frontier
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Extended Warranty
Replies: 22
Views: 5431

Re: Extended Warranty

Good point, Jim. I should have documented it. Here it is: "A recent Consumer Reports survey found that 55 percent of owners who purchased an extended warranty hadn’t used it for repairs during the lifetime of the policy, even though the median price paid for the coverage was just over $1,200. A...
by frontier
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Extended Warranty
Replies: 22
Views: 5431

Re: Extended Warranty

Extended warranties are rarely worth it. Whether it's an outboard motor , car, TV or washing machine. I read somewhere that 55% of people who bought an extended warranty never used it. Of the 45% who did use it, they spent more on the warranty than it paid for repairs. And they tend to have lots of ...
by frontier
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brunswick to Sell SEA RAY
Replies: 13
Views: 4006

Re: Brunswick to Sell SEARAY

Many SeaRay dealers are also Boston Whaler dealers because they have to be because of the Brunswick connection. I wonder if this sale of SeaRay will pave the way back to more local, family-owned Boston Whaler dealerships--with actual product knowledge in the sales and (especially) the parts departme...
by frontier
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Yamaha F70 Cost of Routine Maintenance and Service
Replies: 10
Views: 3830

Re: Yamaha F70 Cost of Routine Maintenance and Service

This is from a 1970 Mercury outboard magazine ad : Under normal operating conditions, your new Perma-Gap spark plugs will last the lifetime of the engine. Hard to believe, but it's true. All new 1970 Mercurys are equipped with Perma-Gap spark plugs. Another Kiekhaefer engineering first and a Mercury...
by frontier
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Yamaha F70 Cost of Routine Maintenance and Service
Replies: 10
Views: 3830

Re: Yamaha F70 Cost of Routine Maintenance and Service

[The procedures performed as recommended by the engine manufacturer are ] unnecessary and excessive and [are alleged to be recommended only to create] dealer profit. Modern quality spark plugs routinely last 100,000 miles in cars today. Way back in 1972 my 13' Boston Whaler with 402 Merc 40 HP, spar...
by frontier
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Steering Wheel Wood Center Cap
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

Re: Wood Steering Wheel Center Cap

Take a look at SeaChoice part # 28561, teak center cap.
by frontier
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Runaway Boat in Half Moon Bay
Replies: 9
Views: 3691

Re: Wear PFD and Use Safety Lanyard

Years ago, a friend was testing a boat and motor. No kill switch lanyard and no life jacket. Steering failed at speed, he was ejected as boat started circling as in this video. Into the center of the "circle of death" as he called it. No way to swim out and survive. And getting tired tread...
by frontier
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hagerty Boat Value Guide
Replies: 0
Views: 1434

Hagerty Boat Value Guide

Hagerty, well known for classic car insurance, also has value guides. Including for some classic boats. Boston Whaler is one of 11 brands listed. It seems to be the closet to actual. real life values for many classic Whalers.
by frontier
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 Boston Whaler brochure
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

2018 Boston Whaler brochure

Just got the 2018 Boston Whaler brochure. Beautiful and VERY well done. 60th Anniversary theme. The cover is the classic picture of founder Dick Fisher in an original 13 Boston Whaler with Evinrude outboard going up a river. Interesting that the Evinrude name is air brushed off the motor in the pict...
by frontier
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 8149

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Kidde has excellent customer service. They made it quick and easy for our three units in Whaler, garage, and kitchen.
by frontier
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Plans for or Buy Stern Bench Seat for 1989 Montauk
Replies: 6
Views: 2623

Re: Plans for or Buy Stern Bench Seat for 1989 Montauk

The 1993 and 1994 Boston Whaler brochures have a picture of a Montauk optional stern seat. You might contact Boston Whaler and see if prints are available for that unit. Specialty Marine sells a stern seat for a classic Montauk also. We've had 2 of those over the years in different year Montauks - t...
by frontier
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Kicker for classic Montauk 17
Replies: 13
Views: 5934

Re: Kicker for classic Montauk 17

Stern weight is a problem, especially with your Yamaha F75 a 366-lbs. Consider the Honda 2.3-HP long-shaft mounted right on the transom. It only weighs 31-lbs. [NOTA BENE: the preferred abbreviation for weight in avoirdupois pounds in the forum is "lbs"; do not use the octothorpe or number...
by frontier
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power: Yamaha or E-TEC
Replies: 6
Views: 3156

Re: MONTAUK 17 Re-power: Yamaha or E-TEC

[For a MONTAUK 17 use an engine with a] 20-inch-long shaft. Go with a new Yamaha F70 Yamaha at 253-lbs or a good used Yamaha 90-HP Yamaha two-stroke-power-cycle engine at 256-lbs. The Yamaha 90-HP two-stroke-power-cycle engine is the perfect engine power-to-weight ratio for a classic 17-foot Boston ...
by frontier
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Volvo Penta involvement in Seven Marine
Replies: 4
Views: 1743

Volvo Penta involvement in Seven Marine

Now that Volvo Penta has agreed to become majority owner of large-outboard maker Seven Marine, I wonder if Boston Whaler may be a customer. Seven Marine's 557-HP and 627-HP V8 outboards may be a good option on some of the larger Boston Whaler boats. Using these V8 engines would mean lower total weig...
by frontier
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Stainless Steel Cleaner; Stainless Steel Restorer
Replies: 14
Views: 4137

Re: Stainless Cleaner

Barkeepers Friend. About $2 at Walmart. Cheapest and best.
by frontier
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Mercury Leak Near Propeller
Replies: 7
Views: 2301

Re: Leak near prop

Pretty normal in an older 2-stroke to have black drips near prop. Usually a mixture of exhaust and unburned gas/oil mix. Just put a paper towel on your garage floor under prop.
by frontier
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Book Update
Replies: 5
Views: 2215

Re: Book Update

Excellent book. Well done.
by frontier
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 33
Views: 11153

Re: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK

Yesterday I saw the new 2018 170 Montauk in person and came away VERY impressed with the high attention to detail and quality in the twin bow lockers, the new style [combined sidelights navigation lamp], the center console flush-mounted windshield, and the interior design. The boat looks like a winn...
by frontier
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 33
Views: 11153

Re: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK

[The just announced 2018 Boston Whaler 170 MONTAUK is a] [v]ery nice looking boat. I was wondering from where the extra 300-lbs in weight comes compared to the 2017 Montauk 170, but noticed the 2018 version is both longer and wider. 1700-lbs weight is getting close to double the weight of a classic ...
by frontier
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: TOHATSU Engine Available in Beluga White
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

TOHATSU Engine Available in Beluga White

Some Tohatsu ourboards are now available in Beluga White. You gotta love some of these descriptive color names.

Whaler Desert Tan is a great descriptive color name.
by frontier
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Make a Guess About New Boats
Replies: 6
Views: 2565

Re: Make a Guess About New Boats

Yamaha outboard option.
by frontier
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Anchoring Steering Transom Pulleys
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: Anchoring Steering Transom Pulleys

Looking back at the old Boston Whaler brochures, even the original 1958 version, all the 13 Sports with steering had stern corner steering pulleys that were through bolted. Pretty important for safety.
by frontier
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: TACO-brand Rub Rail
Replies: 5
Views: 1814

Re: TACO-brand Rub Rail

Sue at Twin Cities Marine in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. 920-793-2715. She is the best Boston Whaler parts person in the nation.
by frontier
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: TACO-brand Rub Rail
Replies: 5
Views: 1814

Re: TACO-brand Rub Rail

Always better to go Boston Whaler OEM for looks, fit and resale. That is the best designed rubrail ever made.
by frontier
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1984 Outrage Bow Bit Chock
Replies: 1
Views: 1012

Re: 1984 Outrage Bow Bit Chock

You can still buy those new. They are chrome plated bronze, made by Perko and come in 3 sizes. Example: The 5 X 5 size is Perko part number PKO-060802ACHR.
by frontier
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New owner, old boat
Replies: 11
Views: 2935

Re: New owner, old boat

jimh - my information comes from a very early Boston Whaler owners club newsletter. It has the same chart that you have in the CW 'Reference' section. Under Reference : "The 13 Foot Hull' - "Dimensions and History" "13' Hulls": - it goes on to list hull numbers by year, from...
by frontier
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New owner, old boat
Replies: 11
Views: 2935

Re: New owner, old boat

13' Boston Whaler hull stencil numbers 8500 through 10300 are 1963 model year.
by frontier
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: History of the Desert Tan Color
Replies: 1
Views: 1293

History of the Desert Tan Color

I had not heard of the Desert Tan color name until the 1973 Boston Whaler came out. Recently at a classic car show, I noticed a car with an original factory paint color called Desert Tan. The car? A 1959 Edsel.
by frontier
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: More Than Bottom Paint Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2849

Re: More Than Bottom Paint Needed

You need to ask yourself "Is it worth it?". That hull is in very poor condition. What is the interior like? Does the boat have sentimental value or family history? You may be better off [in terms of] time and money with another boat that has been taken care of and doesn't need as much work.
by frontier
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1965 Nauset Trailer Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 2352

Re: 1965 Nauset Trailer Replacement

EZ Loader galvanized bunk trailer model EZB 14-17 2000. We ordered ours with the factory swing tongue option. Excellent quality, price and service.
by frontier
Sat May 27, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Edgewater facility expansion plan
Replies: 3
Views: 1909

Re: Edgewater facility expansion plan

This makes me wonder. Could it be Boston Whaler may be thinking about offering Evinrude ETEC, Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda and other outboards as an option? That would certainly cause a huge increase in boat sales, requiring more capacity.
by frontier
Sat May 13, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 3029

Re: Boston Whaler dash switch source

Are they made by Carling? Look at Carling C3-A Contura rocker switch actuator only (no switch). FP Marine in Florida has them for $2.50 each.
by frontier
Sat May 13, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Anchor locker liner
Replies: 6
Views: 2906

Re: Anchor locker liner

An old life jacket vest works great.