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Yiddil posted 06-30-2004 05:41 PM ET (US)   Profile for Yiddil   Send Email to Yiddil  
Just wondering how many Nantucket owners we have out there.....Please respond with color trim assessories, Engine...and were your at...Thanks Henry AKA THE YIDDIL
Knot at Work posted 06-30-2004 05:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     

Good Luck! These knuckleheads cannot even tell you what state!!

Sal A posted 06-30-2004 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
2004 Nantucket. 115 4 stroke. Black trim. Bimini. Bow Cushion. Swim Ladder. Front cooler seat with backrest. Mills Bow Dodger. Garmin 188. Standard Horizon VHF. I'm in my family room. (kidding.. Barnegat Bay, NJ)
davej14 posted 06-30-2004 10:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for davej14  Send Email to davej14     

Just curious, what does "AKA the Yiddil" actual mean? I can't be the only one wondering about this.


Yiddil posted 07-01-2004 03:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
DAvej14....heheheh AKA means I guess That Im known as "The Yiddil" to many not only here but other forums and even at home...What does "YIddil" mean ...well.....Its a secret unless you know:)))But be sure of one thing....I am the one and only original, not to be mistaken by other cpoycats..."The Yiddil":)
Yiddil posted 07-01-2004 03:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Knot...comon...give um a chance:))

MY Nantucket.........

Blue Trim
Forward Dodger
Bow Cus.
ICOM502/Icom 15 hand held
Front cooler seats
Fishing Package with LIve well and leaning post
Woopie cusion for the Mills Forward Dodger heheheh
LOvly Blue eyed Blonde to go with the Nantucket:))
Silver Spring Maryland

Mark426 posted 07-01-2004 04:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mark426  Send Email to Mark426     
Nantucket w/ Blue Trim

150 Opti
Fishing Package
Pedestal Seat Option
Swim Ladder
Bimini Top
Cooler Seat
Lowrance LMS 330 GPS/Depth
Icom 402 VHF

Beaufort, SC

Mark426 posted 07-06-2004 05:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mark426  Send Email to Mark426     
Hummmmmm....guess Whaler has only sold 3.
Sal, Yiddil and me.
darren posted 07-28-2004 10:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for darren  Send Email to darren     
115 bow dodger bow cushion,swim platfrom console cover fishing packeg extra rod holders in leaning post leaning post cover garmin 182 and 240 blue f/f and bimia top how ever you spell it
Yiddil posted 08-04-2004 12:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
were getting there:)))))slowly
Riverwhaler posted 08-05-2004 07:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Riverwhaler  Send Email to Riverwhaler     
Just got Nantucket with 115 four stroke
Icom 402
Garmin 182C
Piranha max for depth
Had a Montauk with F100 Yamaha, its going to take a little time getting used to this boat as its lots bigger.
Needs bigger engine.
I read this forum daily, thanks to all for good info.
RonB posted 08-05-2004 07:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for RonB  Send Email to RonB     

TG_190 has a Nantucket as well, he just hasn't posted here in awhile because he's got tuna fever and has been fishing in his other new bigger boat offshore (Cape Horn 24, twin 200 HPDI Yamaha's).

Search for his posts, he has a nice setup on his 2003 Nantucket.


Yiddil posted 08-11-2004 10:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Were gettin there...I knew about TG_190, although he's selling his puppy last I heard. River.... Youl love that Nantucket, congrates!!!...bigger engine huh....well its your money...spend it anyway you like...As Ive said many times before, Im glad I spent less on the engine cause it gave me all that extra cash for frill things like Icom 502,Garmin 188C(thats aGReat Item), canvas covers for CC and leaning post/Live well, forward dodger, and lots of other goodies...I can live with 35-40MPH all day long..:))

My Last boat was an old 85 Proline 20 footer, so the Nantucket is similar in size...not similar in anything else.

Ive had her 4 footers, and Ive had her in dead flat calm, and Im always impressed waether Im looking at her in a slip or driving her....What a fantastic boat, and I think a pretty damned good deal for the package!The 18 Daunt is 8 thou more....

Everytime I go out something else impresses me!!!Last time it was the way she turned doing figure eights on a full head of steam. DAS BOAT is quite a joy:)Heres the site for picks:)

Sal A posted 08-12-2004 05:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     

Great pictures! Nice bunch of those classics rafting up too. The bow dodger is probably the best option I have on my boat as well; it is so utilitarian. Your boat is almost as good looking as mine :)

Congrats and glad you are enjoying her.


Riverwhaler posted 08-17-2004 09:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Riverwhaler  Send Email to Riverwhaler     
See previous post about new Nantucket. Couldn't stand lackluster performance of Mercury 115 HP four stroke so got a Honda 150 and now it really performs like it should.
Don't recommend 115 HP.
Sal A posted 08-18-2004 05:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     

I feel the same way as you do regardinmg your boat. Mine has the 115 4 stroke efi, and I too am thinking of repowering. Quite seriously in fact.

Could the dealer use your existing analog guages with the Honda? Will the dealer sell your motor on consignment? Or did he give you a trade for it? If it is not too personal a quaestion to ask, might you give me an idea of the cost involved for the project?

Riverwhaler posted 08-24-2004 12:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Riverwhaler  Send Email to Riverwhaler     
Yes he took Merc 115 in trade so to speak. It only had 4 hours on it. Honda has a conversion cable for gauges but it didn't apply to 150 so got new gauges too. It even sounds so much better. Cost me about 8000, won't say where as maybe whaler might not approve....
Yiddil posted 08-24-2004 08:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
was that 8000.00 more????????????????????????with the trade of the 115?????????????????????? Thanks no Thanks, Ill keep the 115:)) hehe
Sal A posted 08-25-2004 07:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
I am waiting to hear from my rep at Ocean Beach Marina. He will price out the Yamaha F150 for my hull, as he also deals in Yamaha besides Mercury.

Tom, from what I heard about the Honda BF150, it is an outstanding motor, built for longevity with a lot of anticorrosive features. The Yamaha appears to be highly rated as well.

While the Suzuki DF140 is as much as 20% cheaper than the above engines, which I like, I am afraid I will always be thinking after the fact that I should have put the maximum on the transom. Another plus for the Yamaha is that my dealer knows them. We'll see.

If the numbers make sense, I will email two gents for first shot at my Merc 115 4 stroke, then put it up for sale in a few marketplaces. Me thinks a "dealer trade" would hurt too much for me.

Yiddil posted 09-01-2004 05:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Sal, you get a price on the repower????yet?????
Sal A posted 09-01-2004 09:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
Hey Yiddil,

I am waiting for my dealer to still "locate" the Yamaha F150. Interstingly enough, I lurk at another boating website (THT), and have gotten several emails from Yamaha dealers who will sell me 2004 F150's for 10,000 without controls or prop, but iuncluding shipping. And I hadn't even negotiated yet.

My guess is its will cost me $11,500 installed soup to nuts for the Yamaha, with stainless prop, 2 multi guages, and controls.

I have had a few nibbles on my Mercury 115 4 stroke too, so I think it will work out nice. When the metamorphisis happens, you must come up and sea trial it with me; we'll make a day of it.

Yiddil posted 09-01-2004 09:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Hi Sal! Holy Moly!!!!! $11,500!!!!! Gulp@*&^%$@ Thats a lot of smiolies!!!I guess thats why I didnt go witht he bigger engine right away...still, Im not upset with performance. Like I said, I only run at 30-35mph a nice calm cruising speed most of the time and usually not for hours ata time...seems okay to me even in 2-3 and occational 4 footers, I just slow her down to 3500 RPMs and chug back to port. I cant imagine going any faster with a larger motor in that kind of Malstrom Sal...Is it that it gives you more power and handles batter????Please explain...heck, I dont even wanna be out there in 3-4 footers in anything including a 32!!hehe

Sure Ill sea trail it with ya:))Just let me know:)

my biggest issue is the Bimini top has no attachments for the canvas that goes betweeen the Forward Dodger and the Bimini top,,,should have been a different top with a zipper on the forward end...this one has none...any ideas???dont want to replace the bimini if I dont have to... speak to you soon, HEnry

Whalerider posted 09-01-2004 10:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerider  Send Email to Whalerider     
Sal you won’t be sorry! There is a guy I see at the ramp every now and then with a Yam F150 on his Nantucket. Everything he says about it sounds fantastic.....I am so jealous. When he purchased the boat, the dealer took the Merc at wholesale and put the Yam on it on it for him.

BW Nantucket - 150 Optimax

P.S. Changing from the Mirage Plus prop to a 4-Blade Power Tech Mirage type. Will post the numbers for both props as soon as the hurricane passes.

Sal A posted 09-02-2004 06:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
That is encouraging Mark; looks like fist week of November for the deed :)

Henry, "Camping " canvas would be great for the boat, but I think I'd still rather sleep in the 4 Seasons. Also re the engine: I think the 115 2 stroke probably substantially outperforms the 115 4 stroke. I am not looking to travel at 45 knots; but would like to cruise at 30 mph instead of my top speed being near that, whihc is the truth if I have full tank of gas and multiple people aboard. I would also like the feeling of cruising with the engine at 4000 rpm's, and not waiting to 4000 rpm's to get up on plane.

I think the only way to get the Mills bow dodger to integrate with your bimini via weather curtain IS to replace your factory bimini with the Mills bimini.

I also think I am going to put trim tabs on the boat at the same time as the engine swap, so to make it the perfect most forever boat for someone who buys it from me when I move up to the 23 Conquest in February. (joke)


Yiddil posted 09-02-2004 11:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Sal, you may be right as I took "Das Boat" out today in 1 foot chop, Bimini, and forward dodger open and heres what I found....

I was doing 31-32mph at like 4200 RMPS by the 188C...@ 4500, a nifty 32-34, with a good stiff wind in my face and all that canvas, full tank of Gas, and me...Id say that was about right as its higher MPH in dead calm and canvas down. I usually run with all canvas up so me thinks thats not like what you described with the 115-4. I mean Im up on plane @ 2500 RPMS and cruise comfortably at 3500RPMS at like 25-27 MPH. Those numbers are pretty much what the performance data reflects. I even hit the puppy 5200 RPMs once for a short period but with canvas and wind I didnt do much more than 35MPH but I really think the canvas and head wind would work against me, so I let up pretty quickly.

Im really shocked at the performance you mentioned for the 115-4#$%* I had no idea the 4 did that... You may want to think about swapping it for the 115-2, gets you up on plane really qucikly and costs a lot less:)As i said with the 115-2 Im usually cruiseing around at 30-35 between the 4200-4500 RPMS. Is that something you would consider??? I also heard the 135 ran well too:) Just something to think about:) Speak to you soon:)

Yiddil posted 09-07-2004 09:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Sal, took her out again Sunday with Gregg and Kamie in there outrages:)), this time in rain and wind and 2 foot swirls and hecktic water ...came up on plane at 2500 very easily:) and stayed at 25 MPH at 3500 even in the two foot chop and rode very comfortably and ride very stable. I had plenty of umpth if I needed it:) i said, check the 115-2 also:))Save ya big bucks. On the other hand, Kamie was with us and ran as fast or faster at lower RPM with her 150:) so I understand your thoughts...Greggs 135 did fine too in the chop...but my guess is that "DasBoat" ran with less chop because of extra weight.

What ever your choice Im sorry you have to repower ...but that Nantucket is worth it....THE Best, HEnry AKA THE YIDDIL

elaelap posted 09-07-2004 11:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     

Why did you name your Nantucket "Das Boat" rather than "Athasia" or "Athasian"?


Yiddil posted 09-07-2004 08:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
"Athasia" or "Athasian"? Havn't a clue as to what that means...why don't you tell me:)
Yiddil posted 09-07-2004 08:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
dont do dungens and dragons:)
elaelap posted 09-07-2004 09:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     

Well, I love to go fishing...I Googled 'Yiddil' and found out that it is an 'Athasian' name, whatever the hell that's all about. My kid played D&D when he was a pre-teen, but kept it pretty much to himself. You're probably right about the land of Athasia having something to do with D&D or a spin-off.

So don't keep us all in suspense...what is a Yiddil when it's at home?


Whalerider posted 09-13-2004 06:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerider  Send Email to Whalerider     
Ok... I changed the prop on my Nantucket w/150 Optimax from the 15.5x17 Mirage Plus to a 4 blade PowerTech OFS200 15.5x15 with 5/16 vents. I ran both the Mirage and Power Tech props at 500 rpm increments from 1500 to max rpm on a two way course as to cancel current and wind factors, weight and temp was nearly the same. All numbers were obtained with a GPS and smartcraft gauges.

The performance change was significant, for the better! The bad news is I lost 2.2 mph on the top end, as I expected (from 43.8 to 41.6). However, I have MUCH less bow rise and the engine is MUCH smoother. There is no more clanking or gear noises when going from neutral to forward or reverse. The time to plane is considerably less and I hold plane 4 mph slower. Acceleration is astounding and you really have to try hard to vent the prop in hard high speed turns. Mid range (2500 to 3750 rpm) speed increased 1 to 3 mph depending on the rpm and what surprised me is at 3500 rpm my fuel flow dropped by 1.1 GPH thus increasing my range by 54 miles. I guess it doesn’t take near as much throttle to obtain 3500 rpm as with the Mirage. I would HIGHLY recommend this engine/prop combination to all 150 Opti owners.

Sal... think about a 4 blade for your 4 stroke re-power, personally I would not consider anything else.


p.s. - I can turn 5790 rpm with the new prop, I may send it back for some tweaking to reduce the rpm to 5650 or so. Doing this should add 2 mph while maintaining the midrange numbers. Will probably wait until its gets cold here to do this mod.

Whalerider posted 09-13-2004 06:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerider  Send Email to Whalerider     
Mirage Prop is in the classified section for those interested :)


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