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JLimb posted 05-05-2015 09:19 AM ET (US)   Profile for JLimb   Send Email to JLimb  
Hi everyone. The rigging tubes [on a 1992 Boston Whaler 23 WALKAROUND] are a [concern] lately. The hoses keep separating from the tube. I would like to know if anyone here has a solution, other than de-rigging the engines, capping the tubes, and [r]outing the engine wiring through the transom bulkhead. Thanks.
Jeff posted 05-05-2015 11:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
JLimb--our 23 went through an extensive rebuild of the Whaler Drive Bracket last year.

When re-rigging the engines my father decided not to use that plastic rigging tube material like what came stock on the boat. It kept coming apart at the rigging tube and always breaking.

He instead went to Grainger (I believe) and bought a large section of rubber hose with internal metal coils to keep it from collapsing. He then finished the rest of the rigging by wrapping 3-inch heavy-duty vinyl sealant tape around the rest of the rigging. This has proved to be a water tight solution. 23%20Walkaround%20WhalerDrive/Installation%20of%20the%20Bracket/ IMG_8207_zps508f997a.jpg 23%20Walkaround%20WhalerDrive/Installation%20of%20the%20Bracket/ IMG_8212_zps8dfe74a2.jpg.html?sort=2&o=18 23%20Walkaround%20WhalerDrive/Installation%20of%20the%20Bracket/ IMG_8208_zps3372e4ae.jpg

That said, I can also see a case that could be made to run the rigging straight across the swim platform area. I know others have done it. We just preferred to have that space open and free of rigging.

Jeff posted 05-05-2015 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
BTW if you need / want some of this rigging tube materail let me know. My father may be willing to sell some off. He had to buy a rather larger minimum lenght for what we ended up needing if I remember correctly.
JLimb posted 05-06-2015 11:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for JLimb  Send Email to JLimb     
Hi Jeff,
I am going to look at how you fixed your rigging tubes tonight. Sounds like a great way to do it. Thank you for the offer on the materials. I will get back to you after looking at how you did the repair. Thanks again.
JLimb posted 05-06-2015 11:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for JLimb  Send Email to JLimb     
Nice installation. That might be the way I go. I really like keeping the bracket free of wiring and hoses. How many hours on your engines ? My original 200's were getting tired so I went to the Honda's.
Jeff posted 05-06-2015 11:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
Jim--our 150 Yamaha engines have almost 2,000 hours on them, and that is on 100-percent original powerheads and other parts. 1,800 hours of that were saltwater use with the original owner, and the rest have been with us up here on the Great Lakes. The motors still have very strong compression and run darn well after having the carburetors rebuilt and a general tune-up.

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