My new 1990 Super Sport 15

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Fishteeth
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My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby Fishteeth » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:23 am

Last weekend, we took delivery of a 1990 SUPER SPORT 15 I found it here by posting a WTB ad. I searched for a long time without any luck until I found this forum. I had a few people PM me with good boats. One is for sale on this forum right now and is very similar to our boat. Thanks for the great forum.

And thanks, Tom. The boat is in fantastic condition. Tom, the previous owner of the boat, had meticulously cared for the boat since 1993.

The boat is exactly what we were looking for. The only change we plan is to add a bimini.

Give me a source for a bimini.

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Re: New to me 1990 15' Super Sport

Postby roundle1979 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:37 am

Sweet ride.

When I was a boy, the 15 SS w/ a 70 was the dream.

But there was never quite enough lawn mowing money. : )

Enjoy!

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Re: New to me 1990 15' Super Sport

Postby Crusty the Clam » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:52 am

That is terrific. Cute family, beautiful area, classic boat. Those girls will never forget growing up with the SS. Excellent, excellent decision.

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Re: New to me 1990 15' Super Sport

Postby NLA01 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:04 am

That is the perfect boat for those girls

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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby jimh » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:19 pm

You can fit a consumer off-the-shelf Bimini to a Super Sport 15. For details see

http://continuouswave.com/maintenance-logs/bimini/

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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby biggiefl » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:18 am

If you don't have a cover, get that too. Carver makes both.
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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby Fishteeth » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:02 pm

Thank you! Bought the bimini and will install it this winter.

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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby jimh » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:45 am

What Bimini top did you buy?

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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby biggiefl » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:38 pm

Look at wood diagram before mounting. Not much wood on the gunwales.
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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby FirstWhaler » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:30 am

Nice congrats look like a nice fun boat for the family

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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby Fishteeth » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:30 am

I bought a Bimini top from Carver.

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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby Jefecinco » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:58 am

Nice and a good buy given the quality Carver provides.
Butch

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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby biggiefl » Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:13 am

God I'm getting old...the last bimini I bought new was in 2002 or so and was a Carver in green sunbrella....$220.
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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby Fishteeth » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:01 pm

I’ve read everything I can find on mounting a Bimini on the 1990 SS 15. A little nervous. Does anyone have a diagram of where the wood is under to mount to?

Thank you!
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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby jimh » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:14 pm

Fishteeth wrote:Does anyone have a diagram of where the wood is [on a 1990 SUPER SPORT 15]?


A wood locating diagram for the 15-footer has been available for many years. Visit the REFERENCE article on the 15-foot hull:

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/15/

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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby biggiefl » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:59 am

You can see the wood patches on the gunwales.
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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby TFrere » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:42 pm

I own a 1986 15’ Sport. I mounted a bimini but didn’t drill into the gunwales. I used a ball mount on the middle side rail vertical supports. It works great. I did have to drill for the strap mounts but not the base.
This may sound confusing so I’ll take some photos.
1985 15’ Sport with Yamaha F70

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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby jimh » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:03 pm

For advice on mounting the frame for a Bimini top to the gunwales of a Boston Whaler 15-foot hull, see

Adding a Bimini Top
http://continuouswave.com/maintenance-logs/bimini/

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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby Fishteeth » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:26 am

Thank you for the help and diagrams! It was certainly a leap of faith to start drilling. I think it turned out pretty well, but please feel free to comment and critique. Any advice would be helpful. The straps sometimes vibrate more than I would expect. Perhaps I just need to tighten them more?
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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby drewread » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:54 am

Give the straps a few more twists to help with reducing the vibration.

Edit: She looks great by the way!

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Re: My new 1990 Super Sport 15

Postby Fishteeth » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:11 pm

Thank you!

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NEW TOPIC: ELECTRICAL LAMPS, SPEEDOMETER

Postby Fishteeth » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:10 am

My navigation lights and speedometer have quit working. I'm thinking it may be a fuse. Can someone point me in the right direction on how to fix this? FYI I am a novice on electrical problems. Thanks.

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SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL FORUM

Postby jimh » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:48 am

For advice on small boat electrical problems, please start a new thread in the forum whose topic is SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL.

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HOW BOAT SPEEDOMETERS WORK

Postby jimh » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:50 am

Most boat speedometers operate on water pressure using a Pitot tube. There is no involvement of electricity in their operation.

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FUSE REPAIRS

Postby jimh » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:51 am

Fuses cannot be repaired. If a fuse has opened due to over-current the only remedy is replacement with a new fuse.