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by Phil T
Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mounting Bimini Top on Classic 15-footer
Replies: 13
Views: 287

Re: Mounting Bimini Top on Classic 15-footer

This is a typical rail mount fitting for a bimini.

This one is made by Taylor Made.

Available at Wholesale Marine
https://www.wholesalemarine.com/bimini-canopy-top-rail-mount-hinge.html
by Phil T
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mounting Bimini Top on Classic 15-footer
Replies: 13
Views: 287

Re: Mounting Bimini Top on Classic 15-footer

Owner reviews of products purchased from Specialty Marine have been very negative overall 30% favorable, 70 % negative.

Buyer beware.

Alternate vendors with positive reviews include:

Mills Canvas
Carver
Westland
Great Lakes Boat Top
by Phil T
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2020 150 Montauk Fuel Tank Removal From Under Helm Seat
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: 2020 150 Montauk fuel tank

Consider modifying the seat base to add an inspection hatch that you can open and service the tank from above.

https://www.wholesalemarine.com/t-h-marine-designer-series-access-hatches/
by Phil T
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Source for Rub Rail Corner Fitting
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Source for Rub Rail Corner Fitting

Most pad the corners for the tarp. I bought a pool noodle, For each corner: Cut two (2) pieces that are 1 foot long. Cut one end of each at a 45 angle. Position both so they form a 90 degree. Slice each on the inside wall, 1/2 way through. Install on corner, stretching them over the rubrail Install ...
by Phil T
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 23 CONQUEST Twin Yamaha F150 Engines
Replies: 20
Views: 968

Re: 23 CONQUEST Twin Yamaha F150 Engines

After spending a large chunk of money, I would not pitter-patter with aluminum propellers. I would raise those engines at least two-holes and test as-is. I bet you see a performance gain of 300 to 450-RPM. For the heavy weighted hulls, I would investigate the REVOLUTION4 propellers or comparables. I...
by Phil T
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Converting Trailer to Bunks from Floppy Roller
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Converting Trailer to Bunks from Floppy Roller

Given the size of the boat, I would suggest you get all the supplies, measure, and set the layout of the bunks, and then launch the boat at the ramp and do all the work in the parking lot. Should not take you more than 4 hours.

Having a non-skilled helper will speed things up alot.
by Phil T
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Converting Trailer to Bunks from Floppy Roller
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Converting Trailer to Bunks from Floppy Roller

The good news is there are not many parts to get and it only takes basic DIY skills. You will want to remove the riser and the arms. While Revenge and Outrage owners will post their preferences, the appropriate bunk setup involves four bunks. Two long and two short. The bunk is a 2x6 covered in bunk...
by Phil T
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Determining Unibond Hull Water Content
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Determining Unibond Hull Water Content

You are assuming something that may or may NOT be true. I recommend a new owner inspect all through hulls. If they look worn or old, just replace them. This way you KNOW they are good. Either Sue at Beacon ( http://www.beacontcm.com ) or Justin at Nauset ( http://www.nausetmarine.com ) can get you t...
by Phil T
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Determining Unibond Hull Water Content
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Determining Unibond Hull Water Content

The hull is sitting just fine.

Moisture meters are not accurate on Boston Whalers. There are other techniques used to determine water ingress.

The water line below the drains is indicative of a pretty dry aft hull.
by Phil T
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Re-power or Sell and Buy New Boat: Half-baked Ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Re-power or Sell and Buy New Boat: Half-baked Ideas

The OP lists his boat as an Outrage 18. See https://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1022&p=6385#p6385 This is the WORST time to sell and/or buy and/or repower. Little inventory of used boats Prices are up more than 50% since Covid started. Loose engines are on backorder for at l...
by Phil T
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1982 Outrage 18, Johnson 150-HP
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: 1982 Outrage 18, Johnson 150-HP

Ask Lockeman's.

They will definitely know.
by Phil T
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1982 Outrage 18, Johnson 150-HP
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: 1982 Outrage 18, Johnson 150-HP

The Enertia's are really expensive and many sizes are on backorder. Call Ken (above) or Dave/Doug at Lockeman's or Dan's Discount for a comparable prop to those listed. http://www.propgods.com http://www.lockemans.com (they really know Johnson/Evinrudes and whalers http://www.dansdiscountprops.com
by Phil T
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1982 Outrage 18, Johnson 150-HP
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: 1982 Outrage 18, Johnson 150-HP

Outrage 18 Owners with a Johnson 150hp engine recommend the following propellers: 14-1/4" x 19" OMC SST Michigan Vortex 19” Stiletto 14 1/4 X 17 - 3 holes up Unless noted, these recommendations presume engine is mounted two-holes-up, top bolt in the third hole down from the top. Size only ...
by Phil T
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport 15 Trailer
Replies: 21
Views: 1012

Re: Super Sport 15 Trailer

Jim - I just installed rear trailer guides on my Load Rite.

There is a notch in the PVC pipe. There is a, for lack of the correct word, a nub in the tube that fits into the notch. This prevents the pipe from turning.
by Phil T
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport 15 Trailer
Replies: 21
Views: 1012

Re: Super Sport 15 Trailer

I would prefer the bunks to be inside the chines by 1-2" so it is not so tight you miss them when loading. Allowing the bunks to tilt on a pivot bracket is also preferred.

I also hate narrow |----| rollers and prefer the V style.
by Phil T
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 3M 4000UV or 3M Marine Silicone
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: 3M 4000UV or 3M Marine Silicone

Just use Boat Life's Life Caulk. It is a polysulfide based marine sealant.

Tape off both sides of the seam, lay in a bead, wipe with your finger. Let it skin over (~3 hrs), then pull the tape.
by Phil T
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank: Removal without damage to Foam; Test PSI
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: Fuel Tank: Removal without damage to Foam; Test PSI

Removal of the tank is not required. Take the boat to the vendor location.

There is a significant chance you may damage the tank during foam and tank removal.
by Phil T
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brunswick CEO Comments on CNBC re Boston Whaler
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: Brunswick CEO Comments on CNBC re Boston Whaler

It's all paper.

Due to high resale values, buyers trade in after a year or two and can pay off loan balance.

The days of buying and owning for many years is gone. Think Wall Street (the film) and Gordon Gecko, "greed is good".

I am not looking forward to when the music stops.
by Phil T
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mountauk 17 Transom Cap
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: 2007 Mountauk 17 Transom Cap

Consider fabricating in plastic. Use a heat gun to bend the corners, curves. Make a cardboard template. Transfer template to plywood mold. Lay plastic strip, heat with heat gun and press into shape. Let cool. I think the challenge will be picking which type of material you want to use. I would start...
by Phil T
Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Source for Viking Hatch Replacements
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Source for Viking Hatch Replacements

I just helped out an owner of a Conquest 23 from Ozr who has the same inquiry. After some research and talking with Sue Lodel at Beacon/Twin Cities. She carries the round inspection ports. The rectangular Viking access hatch (which measures approximately 10"x 20" is not available. The repl...
by Phil T
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 235 Conquest v. Eastern Sisu 22
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: 235 Conquest v. Eastern Sisu 22

Alex -

Take a look at the boats at the docks around Cape Ann. Grady and Whaler cabin models are more prevalent for a reason.

I see the popularity of the new Downeaster models as more a reflection of a resurgence of vanity and conspicuous consumption.
by Phil T
Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 Outrage II and 2002 19 Justice fuel tank dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: 1996 Outrage II and 2002 19 Justice fuel tank dimensions

All owners who do not use FMT for a replacement tank, provide the existing tank or measurements they take for fabricating the new tank. There are no readily available plastic tanks that will fit the cavities of either model. Foaming in the tanks by the factory led to many failures (~20-25 years). If...
by Phil T
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Menemsha 16 Power to Reach Plane
Replies: 22
Views: 1796

Re: Menemsha 16 Power to Reach Plane

Last comment from me. If you purchase a 60-HP engine and you can't plane, you will take the proverbial bath (financially) selling it and buying a 90-HP. If you buy a 90-HP, you will have to focus on something else because all of this is moot. Just because you have a 90-HP does not mean you have to g...
by Phil T
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Menemsha 16 Power to Reach Plane
Replies: 22
Views: 1796

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: 22
Views: 1796

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: 1054

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: 288

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: 1672

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: 767

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: 390

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: 702

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: 843

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: 843

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: 843

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: 466

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: 633

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: 736

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: 736

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: 627

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: 466

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: 652

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: 583

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: 535

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: 1203

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: 849

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: 1370

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: 682

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...