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by Phil T
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Menemsha 16 Power to Reach Plane
Replies: 12
Views: 207

Re: Menemsha 16 Power to Reach Plane

Kent - The guys are getting distracted and not looking at the original question. A flat bottomed Jon boat and non-displacement Dory are not comparable a 16'7 cathedral hull weighing ~700-800lbs with a 100lb fiberglass cap on top. You reference an additional 1200 lbs of weight in the boat. [See Q3] 1...
by Phil T
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Menemsha 16 Power to Reach Plane
Replies: 12
Views: 207

Re: Menemsha 16 Power to Reach Plane

The cabin [weight] does not make much difference. Presuming the proper engine height and a stainless steel propeller I would expect the hull to plane at 12 to 14-MPH. In your engine calculations, keep in mind it is not just about top speed. You also need to factor in engine torque. From time to time...
by Phil T
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II: Unusual hole and plug in hull liner
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II: Unusual hole and plug in hull liner

VTVFR is correct.

The drain under discussion is the drain for the fuel tank cavity.

Do not alter or modify the drain or plug in any way.
by Phil T
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 255 CONQUEST Gunwale Strength
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: 255 CONQUEST Gunwale Strength

Quick answer is NO.

You will need to add a backing plate to the underside of the cap and possibly a L shaped bracket to spread the load to the hull sides.
by Phil T
Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: 2021 Crooked River Run
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: 2021 Crooked River Run

Fantastic!

Add me to the list for next year and I'll drive up!
by Phil T
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Tony Wilde Crossing the Bar
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Tony Wilde Crossing the Bar

Thanks Warren.
by Phil T
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2006 Dauntless 220 Forward Hatch Gas Supports
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: 2006 Dauntless 220 Forward Hatch Gas Supports

You need to look at other vendors.

McMaster-Carr has them in stock

https://www.mcmaster.com/gas-struts/gas-springs-7/
by Phil T
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat for New Jersey Bays and Shore: 200 DAUNTLESS or 190 MONTAUK
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Boat for New Jersey Bays and Shore: 200 DAUNTLESS or 190 MONTAUK

The Dauntless is considered a near shore family orientated boat. Note the plethora of seating. The Montauk 190 is a standard all-around center console. While Whaler makes it tough, you really need to get onboard both. As far as I know dealers do not do demo rides, which is disappointing as there is ...
by Phil T
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1985 Outrage 18 Unusual Drain Hole in Transom
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: 1985 Outrage 18 renovation

Someone added that. Not a good sign. Typically novices add that in the misguided attempt to drain water from the foam. This is misguided. Inspect and shine a light inside. Do you see exposed foam? If damp, use a hair dryer to get surface dry, Fill with expanding foam and then seal with fiberglass an...
by Phil T
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1985 Outrage 18 Unusual Drain Hole in Transom
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Boston Whaler Unibond Hull Construction

The entire space between the outer skin (hull) and the inside liner (deck) is foam filled, even the gunwales.
by Phil T
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1985 Outrage 18 Unusual Drain Hole in Transom
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: 1985 Outrage 18 Unusual Drain Hole in Transom

There is also a drain plug right at the very bottom near the keel. It was open when I got the boat and no water comes out even when I lift the bow. Any rain or deck water enters the sump in the aft starboard corner, forward of the splashwell front wall. There is also a drain from the center fuel ta...
by Phil T
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1970 Katama Upholstery
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: 1970 Katama Upholstery

If you are looking for a possible alternative. I have seen the two seats replaced with rod back cushions and a full seat cushion from Andersons. Ask Tena to quote you. Could be less and OEM quality. Come to think of it, they might offer the seat in its entirety. http://www.amfg.us
by Phil T
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler warranty cover of shrinkage of caulk in caulked seams
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Boston Whaler warranty cover of shrinkage of caulk in caulked seams

Boston Whaler updates its warranties yearly.

Here is the latest version online from 2020. It is 5 pages long.

https://www.bostonwhaler.com/content/dam/boston-whaler/technical/resources/Boston-Whaler-Domestic-Warranty-MY2020.pdf

- edit: corrected link
by Phil T
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 190: Maximum Dimensions of Chart Plotter
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Montauk 190: Maximum Dimensions of Chart Plotter

I would also watch pricing of the current models when the "new" models come out. I would be wary of any promises of integration with Navonics . EDIT - NAVICO, This type of acquisition is not without serious hiccups. Give consideration to Lowrance. (Edit) Pre-Aquisition, they appear to be m...
by Phil T
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 190: Maximum Dimensions of Chart Plotter
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Montauk 190: Maximum Dimensions of Chart Plotter

Given the ability to display engine data on the plotter, I recommend you purchase a plotter with the largest size possible for the dash. I would estimate that to be in the 10-12 inch screen size. Review the full dimensions as some units have thick bezels and others are less so.
by Phil T
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: Searching the forum archives
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Searching the forum archives

The search feature overlooks 2 character/numbers. Adding a ' to the 13 gives you these results:

https://continuouswave.com/forum/search.php?keywords=Dauntless+13%27
by Phil T
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1970 Katama Upholstery
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: 1970 Katama Upholstery

OEM replacement would be Anderson's in Florida.
http://www.amfg.us

If the foundations are in good shape, have a local shop rebuild with foam and vinyl.

Sue Lodel at Twin Cities may have a recommendation on a shop in the WI/MN area.
http://www.beacontcm.com
by Phil T
Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 OUTRAGE Mercury 150 FOURSTROKE
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: 190 OUTRAGE Mercury 150 FOURSTROKE

An Enertia 14 x 19 propeller is a very good choice.
by Phil T
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2000 Evinrude 115 FICHT
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: 2000 Evinrude 115 Fitch

I doubt anyone here will be able to give you productive advice. While it is unfortunate you are having problems with your new-to-you boat, know that Doug and David Zammit at Lockeman's are truly respected for their factory certified expertise and customer service. They are known as one of the Evinru...
by Phil T
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15-footers: List of All Fasteners and All Hardware; List of Vendors Selling On-line All Listed Hardware Items
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: 15-footers: List of All Fasteners and All Hardware; List of Vendors Selling On-line All Listed Hardware Items

I really shouldn't have done it but here you go. I am not going to install them for you. Navigation lamps, Perko all around light. - chrome over bronze. https://www.nausetmarine.com/boston-whaler-parts/lighting-and-electrical/light-assemblies/1035237-light-pole/ Stern light support lower https://www...
by Phil T
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: DAUNTLESS 18 with T-Top: Height on Trailer
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: DAUNTLESS 18 with T-Top: Height on Trailer

Bob - What is your boat's height on your trailer?

My Outrage 17 requires me to remove the console rail and windscreen to clear the door.

No way a T-Top is gonna clear it.
by Phil T
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fuel Tank Level for Winter Storage
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Fuel Tank Level for Winter Storage

Know that your tank has a "capacity" of 56 gallons, usable capacity is less. Fuel gauges are fickle, each has a personality. "1/4 means X gallons, 1/2 = Y, etc. Have you determined what your X, Y and ETC? I go by the gauge [indication, and], never by the shut-off. The tank does not ne...
by Phil T
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Removing Bottom Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Removing Bottom Paint

While a majority of owners recommend paying a professional to soda or shell blast the paint off, there are a few non-toxic removal products. I recently used Smart Strip to remove very old bottom paint with good results. It is still a LOT of work. I did a test on a small area and found applying a thi...
by Phil T
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Dive Door in c.1980 25 Guardian or Frontier
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: Dive Door in 1980s Guardian Frontier

Given the structural foam construction of all Boston Whalers, modifying a hull to include a dive door is not feasible, practical or suggested. You can't just cut the gunnel out of the side of the boat. Extensive structural modifications are required to the inner and outer fiberglass layers. Only a p...
by Phil T
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2006 Dauntless 220 Trailer Bunk Spacing
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: 2006 Dauntless 220 Trailer Bunk Spacing

Now that you have the boat on the trailer, it is time for final adjustments. Specifically: Bunk placement - Ensure bunks are not on a chine. Transom location - position in relation to the aft cross member, or if an I beam trailer the rear bunks. Tongue Weight - Measure the tongue weight at the ball ...
by Phil T
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 17: Waterline and Transom Drains
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Montauk 17: Waterline and Transom Drains

The OptiMax 115 outboard has a dry weight of 375-lbs. While this is significcantly more weight than the typical 90-HP or 70-HP two-stroke-power-cycle engine installed when the hull was new, it is NOT excessive. The Honda BF90 engine weighed in at over 400-lbs. If the drain tubes, inside and outside....
by Phil T
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 17: Waterline and Transom Drains
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Montauk 17: Waterline and Transom Drains

What is the waterline when the boat is empty of people at rest?
by Phil T
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2003 Dauntless 160: Save or Scrap
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

Re: 2003 Dauntless 160: Save or Scrap

Any bow damage?
by Phil T
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL: 2001 Ventura 210
Replies: 7
Views: 1135

Re: APPRAISAL: 2001 Ventura 210

How many hours on the engine? Used boat prices are in stupid territory due to high demand. Generally double of what they were pre-covid. Comps - 2004 model in MD for $30K. Sitting for weeks. 2004 model, 345 hrs in SC $34.9 2007 model in NJ $29 K Here are the listings - https://www.boattrader.com/boa...
by Phil T
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2003 Dauntless 160: Save or Scrap
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

Re: 2003 Dauntless 160: Save or Scrap

In today's market a Dauntless 160 without motor would be purchased for $5,000.

Finding a new or a used outboard and a trailer will be what requires a little bit of work and a whole lot of patience.
by Phil T
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Determining Water Intrusion in Transom
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Determining Water Intrusion in Transom

Moisture meters are not helpful for assessing water intrusion on a Boston Whaler. One method of investigation is to remove the through hulls and the transom cover trim, engine bolt holes and stern eyes. Observe any residue marks. Inserting paper towels into the open drain holes. If not "wet&quo...
by Phil T
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II Three Questions about Water On Deck Path to Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: 1998 OUTRAGE II Unspecified Length: Three Questions about Water On Deck Path to Sea

There are six Outrage models in 1998. Which one?
by Phil T
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2006 Dauntless 220 Trailer Bunk Spacing
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: 2006 Dauntless 220 trailer bunk spacing

Sorry to say, there aren't drawings for trailer setup.

Set the bunks where you think and plan to adjust them. The bow stop roller should be adjusted to be touching the top of the boat's bow eye.

I would bring all the tools necessary plus a jack, straps, and blocking to adjust onsite.
by Phil T
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1994 OUTRAGE 19 repower
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: 1994 outrage 19 II repower

There is no transom maximum weight rating for this hull. Whaler did not stipulate them on many models of that era.

Fellow Outrage 19 II owners have installed every brand of 150-HP four-stroke-power-cycle engine without concern for engine weight.
by Phil T
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Suzuki DF 150 on a 190 Outrage
Replies: 16
Views: 1476

Re: Suzuki DF 150 on a 190 Outrage

J -

For any engine you select, you will want the motor to be installed at least 2 holes up (top bolt in the 3rd hole down from the top) and select a stern lifting stainless steel prop.

When you select the engine, check back here for prop recommendations.
by Phil T
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.1985 Montauk with Yamaha 70-HP
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Mid 80s Montauk with Yamaha 2 stroke 70 ?

Short answer: a 70-HP engine on a 17-footer is great for running solo. When a 17-footer is loaded as you described, the boat can do 30-MPH if rigged right--but may be sluggish. A 140-HP engine is doable. Some have done 150 to 200-HP. You will want the battery in the console and when loaded, have hea...
by Phil T
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Box anchor review
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Box anchor review

Aside: While I can't speak to the box anchor, I can say the poor results of the Danforth is most likely due to insufficient chain. The anchor will set more effectively with 4 to 6-feet of chain.
by Phil T
Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Methods to Adhere KING StarBoard to Thin-wall Laminated Surfaces
Replies: 11
Views: 2209

Re: Methods to Adhere KING StarBoard to Thin-wall Laminated Surfaces

The console of a Montauk 170 does not contain particle board as a backing material. Boston Whaler uses either plywood or several versions of plastic board using the names "whaler board" or "phenolic". I suggest you review the owners manual and the wood locating diagram for the sp...
by Phil T
Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Suzuki DF 150 on a 190 Outrage
Replies: 16
Views: 1476

Re: Suzuki DF 150 on a 190 Outrage

The DF150 is not on the recommended list by many whaler veterans due to its weight. The DF140a is the recommended engine. As for the Mercury 150 FourStroke or Mercury Pro XS, these have received postiive reviews from whaler owners who installed them for a repower. As for engine availability, it vari...
by Phil T
Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Battery in Console: On Deck or on Shelf
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Battery in Console: On Deck or on Shelf

Any battery in the console should be installed in a battery box and in such a way that it is resting on the deck. A square of Dri-Dek can be placed under the battery case to allow water to drain.

By recessing the battery(s) onto the floor, the sparse storage area in the console is preserved.
by Phil T
Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Oil Finish on Mahogany
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Re: Oil Finish on Mahogany

Almost all the original wood on the classic Montauk 17 was teak.

The bottom board on the RPS was mahogany.

It was, and should be, oiled.
by Phil T
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Suzuki DF 150 on a 190 Outrage
Replies: 16
Views: 1476

Re: Suzuki DF 150 on a 190 Outrage

It is recommended that you simulate the new engine by placing added weight in the splashwell. Bags of sand, water etc.

Note the static waterline changes and how the hull performs going on and off plane.
by Phil T
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Suzuki DF 150 on a 190 Outrage
Replies: 16
Views: 1476

Re: Suzuki DF 150 on a 190 Outrage

There haven't been many members who repowered with the DF 150. Mostly due to the engine weight. The DF 150 is quite heavy at about 511-lbs. This is in contrast to the DF140a which has been wickedly popular in the last few years since it only weights 396-lbs. In comparison, the Mercury 150 FourStroke...
by Phil T
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1999 GUARDIAN 25: Six Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2840

Re: 1999 GUARDIAN 25: Six Questions

A Guardian 25 with a dive door is very desirable. If it were restored and was painted/gelcoated it could fetch as much as $40,000 without power. Other than missing features, the key factor is water intrusion. Inspecting the hull and drains for damage is key. Getting the boat weighed would really hel...
by Phil T
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 24 JUSTICE Restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: 24 JUSTICE RESTORATION

She looks pretty good from a distance.

The 24 Justice of that era was based on the post-classic Van Lanker designed Outrage 24 that was produced from 1994-1998.

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Fig. 4. Catalogue page
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Looking forward to seeing more.
by Phil T
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2017 210 MONTAUK Leaking Caulk Seams
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Re: 2017 210 MONTAUK Leaking Caulk Seams

I (and many other owners) use Boat Life's Life Caulk and do not have a problem with mold.

If you have mold in an enclosed space, keeping the area dry and vented is important.
by Phil T
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 Dauntless 16 versus 2000 Ventura 18
Replies: 3
Views: 3317

Re: 2001 Dauntless 16 versus 2000 Ventura 18

Need more LOA and more deadrise to really see a ride improvement.

The Dauntless is a near shore design with a shallow deadrise.

For real improvement, go for a true V hull design like an Outrage, 22-24 feet. Classic or post-classic.