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by roundle1979
Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Time for Confidence Stream to Appear
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: Time for Confidence Stream to Appear

Have you inspected the impeller [in the centrifugal water pump in the engine gear case housing]?

I change [the impeller in the water pump on an unidentified engine] every other season or [at run time intervals of] 100 hours.
by roundle1979
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 Ventura 210 OptiMax Engine Failure
Replies: 14
Views: 1865

Re: 2001 Ventura 210 OptiMax Engine Failure

acg123 wrote:Update...
That's great news.

Did [the dealer] change all coils and all plugs?
by roundle1979
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Source for Anchor Locker Drain Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Source for Anchor Locker Drain Replacement

I ordered my 2004 Nantucket 190 through-hull fittings from Nauset Marine:

https://www.nausetmarine.com/
by roundle1979
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 Ventura 210 OptiMax Engine Failure
Replies: 14
Views: 1865

Re: 2001 Ventura 210 OptiMax Engine Failure

Hate to speculate but suspect [the cause of the problem is] related to the air compressor.
by roundle1979
Mon May 24, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 190 NANTUCKET Water Accumulates in Sump
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: 2005 190 NANTUCKET Water Accumulates in Sump

Inspect the entire deck drain assembly. Nantucket 190 Through Hulls Transom.png On the starboard side deck drain there is a rubber hose that connects the through hull to the deck drain. The rubber hose tends to shrink with age and pull either the deck drain or through-hull fitting--both plastic--unt...
by roundle1979
Thu May 20, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 170 Montauk Dark Water Seeping From Through-Hull Fittings
Replies: 15
Views: 1997

Re: 170 Montauk Dark Water Seeping From Through-Hull Fittings

Q: Where is information about for removal and installation of through-hull fittings? Boston Whaler posted an instructional video a few years back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zby76eoKO-I Some through hulls are threaded and some are press fit. When I replaced the through hull fittings on my 2004...
by roundle1979
Wed May 19, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1987 SPORT 15 Engine
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Re: 1987 SPORT 15 Engine

Similar thread here from 2017: https://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2870

If I were to buy a new engine, the Yamaha F70 would be high on my list.

I believe that the classic Yamaha 70 was around 230 pounds. The new Yamaha F70 (20 inch shaft) is 252 pounds.
by roundle1979
Wed May 19, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

Small clarification about my above performance numbers: I took my readings from my Garmin GPS (ECHOMAP Plus 74CV); my GPS is displaying KT rather than MPH. So, I believe my top end speed (37 KT) is actually 42.5 MPH. This top speed is VERY similar to the top speed [of a 2003 Boston Whaler Nantucket ...
by roundle1979
Tue May 18, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 170 Montauk Dark Water Seeping From Through-Hull Fittings
Replies: 15
Views: 1997

Re: 170 Montauk Dark Water Seeping From Through-Hull Fittings

You might have some water in the transom. Water does not necessarily mean you have a rotten transom but it's certainly going to cause a problem in time. You might want to have someone with a Moisture Meter examine the transom and areas below the water line. Do you have any accessories screwed into t...
by roundle1979
Sun May 16, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Mercury FLO-TORQ SSR Hub Kits
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: Mercury FLO-TORQ SSR HUb Kits

The instructions that came with my [one-inch propeller shaft diameter] SSR Propeller Hub Kit include this warning notice Unapproved Engines and Drives [Warning Symbol] WARNING Avoid serious injury or death from inability to shift out of gear. Use of this hub on unapproved engines can cause engine sh...
by roundle1979
Sun May 16, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

I spent most of my afternoon on Long Island Sound. Winds were 10-15 MPH which produced a 2-3 foot chop/slop. These conditions were ideal for determining whether or not the new propeller reduced the ventilation problems that I described earlier in this thread. I'm pleased to report that I did not exp...
by roundle1979
Sun May 16, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

jimh wrote:I don't think an OptiMax 135 has a 1.25-inch-diameter propeller shaft as needed by the Quicksilver FLO-TORQ SSR HD hub kit, so that hub kit would not work for you.


I have a 1-inch diameter propeller shaft. I have installed the FLO-TORQ SSR.

It has significantly reduced shift CLUNK.
by roundle1979
Sun May 16, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

You ought to test the "Quicksilver MIRAGE 19". I agree that a Mercury MIRAGE plis 19 would likely be a good propeller if I wanted to try a three blade. The Mercury ENERTIA is newer three-blade propeller. Prop Gods suggested I try it if I decided that the Q4 was not the right propeller. Th...
by roundle1979
Sat May 15, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

The SSR hub is one of the newer hub kits, launched in September 2020. https://www.quicksilver-products.com/marine/propellers/hub-kits/flo-torq-ssr-hd/ [Moderator's note: I don't think the product described in this link is the actual product being used on the engine under discussion in this thread.] ...
by roundle1979
Sat May 15, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

What was the cost of the Q4 you bought, exclusive of any taxes and shipping? I bought the propeller from Prop Gods and paid $599 for the propeller. A Mercury SSR hub kit cost $80. When I ordered I was told I would receive either a [REVOLUTION4] or Q4, depending upon availability. I bought from Prop...
by roundle1979
Fri May 14, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

The Q4 propeller met expectations for my 2004 Boston Whaler Nantucket 190 [when tested on the water on May 14, 2021]. [Test data for Q4 17-pitch four-blade:] Test conditions: seas calm and smooth Boat speed = between 36-MPH to 38-MPH [sounds like 37-MPH] Engine speed = 5450-RPM Trim reading = "...
by roundle1979
Tue May 11, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Montauk v. 190 Outrage
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: 190 Montauk vs 190 Outrage

Both seem like good options. On paper, they are quite similar in terms of weight, length, width, beam, draft, and persons capacity (and even swamped capacity). Both have self-bailing or draining cockpits. To Phil T's point, the Nantucket 190 or Outrage 190 has a bit more dead rise (18-degrees at tra...
by roundle1979
Sun May 09, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bought a New Grady White
Replies: 10
Views: 1643

Re: Bought a New Grady White

I'd love a Grady White Freedom 275 or 285.

Q: are people steered toward Grady White boats from Boston Whaler boat for the Yamaha engine?
by roundle1979
Sun May 09, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat cover options
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: Boat cover options

Mills has a great reputation but [the prices are] expensive. I have a semi-custom trailer cover from Carver that came with my 2004 Nantucket 190. I do not believe the fabric is Sunbrella. The fabric is one of their cheaper alternative materials. This cover may have been purchased by the previous own...
by roundle1979
Mon May 03, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

[The name embossed on the propeller is] "Q4."
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The Q4 identification embossed on the propeller.
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by roundle1979
Sun May 02, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

My understanding is the [REVOLUTION4] and Q4 are the same propeller. Both the [REVOLUTION4] and Q4 are flared when sized for smaller engine applications (between 12.7 inch and 14 inch). The larger 14.6 inch [REVOLUTION4} and Q4 propellers are not flared. [Some other equivalent names as understood in...
by roundle1979
Sun May 02, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

I have a new propeller whose dimensions are 14.6 diameter and 17 pitch

propeller_.jpeg
Photograph of a four-blade, stainless steel, polished, right hand propeller.
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The propeller is a "Q4" and the part number 48-8M0103526.
by roundle1979
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 130 Super Sport or 150 Montauk For Bay and Inshore Long Island
Replies: 13
Views: 2304

Re: 130 Super Sport or 150 Montauk For Bay and Inshore Long Island

I keep my Nantucket 190 in Milton Harbor (Rye, NY). On nice days, the 19 Nantucket/Outrage is fine. However, Long Island Sound gets choppy. I've crossed from Rye to Oyster Bay in the morning when it's smooth and then returned in the afternoon when it's rough. For that type of trip, I do not think I'...
by roundle1979
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Outrage Production Status
Replies: 8
Views: 1443

190 Outrage Production Status

Boston Whaler just refreshed their website. I cannot find the 190 Outrage listed at https://www.bostonwhaler.com/

[Has the 190 OUTRAGE been discontinued for 2021?]
by roundle1979
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hull and Fuel Tank Defects in 15 to 20-year-old DAUNTLESS or VENTURA
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Re: Hull and Fuel Tank Defects in 15 to 20-year-old DAUNTLESS or VENTURA

What defects in the hull or fuel tank should be considered when buying 20-year-old Boston Whaler boats? In addition to the fuel system comments, I would recommend that you have a look at the through hull fittings. These need to be replaced and serviced from time to time. If they are ignored and neg...
by roundle1979
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

An older post describes propeller ventilation from a MIRAGEplus—coincidentally on an Outrage 190, the same hull as my boat.

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/005861.html
by roundle1979
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat for Narragansett Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 1265

Re: Boat for Narragansett Bay

Do you want a dual console or center console?

If you're looking for a center console, I'd look at all the 17-foot to 19-foot Dauntless, Montauk, and Outrage models.
by roundle1979
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

jimh wrote:
roundle1979 wrote:ROUNDLE--your reply has me laughing.

Glad I'm able to provide some entertainment.


transom1a.jpg
View of engine mounting bolt in upper mounting holes.
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IMG_1832.jpg
The cavitation plate shown relative to the bottom of the hull. Note that the engine is trimmed all the way down so the cavitation plate is not parallel, but this should give you a good idea of the engine height.
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by roundle1979
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

Good luck with the REVOLUTION4 propeller. If that doesn't work I think you should describe the height of the motor on the transom in "holes up" or provide a photo of the anti ventilation plate and it's relation to the keel of the boat. There are many here with the experience and know how....
by roundle1979
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

The propeller you describe as a MIRAGE plus lacks the normal markings found on a MIRAGE plus propeller. Usually the name MIRAGE plus is cast into the propeller hub and clearly identifies the propeller model.. Hi Jim--My prop was indeed one point a MiragePlus (it's clearly stamped); however, the add...
by roundle1979
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

Spoke to Ken at https://propgods.com/.

Rev4 in the mail.

Looking forward to May.
by roundle1979
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

Detailed example of the type of ventilation I experienced this season: In late July I took a trip from Milton Harbor (Rye, NY) to Oyster Bay (Long Island, NY). Great day on the water. When we left in the morning, it was calm. 40 gallons of fuel, two adults and 3 kids. No ventilation to speak of on t...
by roundle1979
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

My propeller is a Mercury MIRAGEplus; it uses a Flo-Torq II hub. The prop is a 15-1/2” x 17”, part # 48-18278. I believe that this is the factory propeller that came with the boat back in 2004 The problem is not with the hub, it is simply ventilating. Here are my observations ⋅ A number of...
by roundle1979
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top
Replies: 17
Views: 2728

Re: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top

With more thought comes an even simpler solution: Rather than bend the extension mast, just use a straight extension mast. A four-foot mast may be about the right length. Mount the GAM SS-2 antenna to the extension mast with the GAM ADAP-II mount. To correct for the antenna whip being oriented at a...
by roundle1979
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: OptiMax--Almost Gone
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Re: OptiMax--Almost Gone

Indeed, the OptiMax outboard is mostly dead. That said, Mercury is still selling the following as new: 200HP SportJet which is based on the 2.5 liter Optimax: https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/engines/outboard/jet/200-hp/ 175HP Diesel Outboard which is baed on the 3.0 Optimax (presumably a powerhe...
by roundle1979
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top
Replies: 17
Views: 2728

Re: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top

{The antenna shown in Figure 2] is not a Boston Whaler factory mounted antenna. I think you are correct. I just got off the phone with Boston Whaler. Here is a drawing for a 2020 Outrage 190 when option 100 2254 [VHF RADIO] is selected: BW Outrage 190 Antenna .png Compare at: http://bostonwhaler.co...
by roundle1979
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top
Replies: 17
Views: 2728

Re: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top

It's mounted on the right hand side of the console's handrail. Indeed, pointed down.
by roundle1979
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top
Replies: 17
Views: 2728

Re: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top

Appreciate the input so far.

For reference, below is a photo of Boston Whaler's factory antenna mounting location on the 190 NANTUCKET.

Nantucket Antenna 2.png
Fig. 2. Antenna mount location on 190 NANTUCKET.
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by roundle1979
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top
Replies: 17
Views: 2728

Re: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top

antennaPositionCenterConsole.jpg
Fig. 1. A VHF Marine Band antenna mounted to the console of a 190 NANTUCKET.
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As seen above in Figure 1, when the Bimini top is deployed the antenna remains forward of the top. I am going to try something like this.
by roundle1979
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top
Replies: 17
Views: 2728

Antenna Mount for Center Console with Bimini Top

[Moved to VHF MARINE RADIO forum for discussion.] I am planning to install a fixed mount VHF--perhaps a Standard Horizon GX1400--in my 2004 Boston Whaler Nantucket 190 center console. Standard Horizon is recommending a 2.5 meter, 6 dB antenna. Where should this Antenna be mounted? Keep in mind the f...
by roundle1979
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replacing bilge pump with larger model; any reason not to proceed?
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Replacing bilge pump with larger model; any reason not to proceed?

My Nantucket 190 came with a Rule 900. Your 500 seems a little small if it's the only pump.

You could consider keeping the 500 (or buying a new 500) and keeping it on the auto switch and then adding a larger second/backup pump and place it on a manual switch.
by roundle1979
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Self-bailing
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: Self-bailing

My 2004 Nantucket 190 (w/ Mercury 135 Optimax) has a self bailing cockpit. The cockpit continues to self bail even when the bilge area is completely full of water.
by roundle1979
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 270 VANTAGE Ride Quality
Replies: 10
Views: 9739

Re: 270 VANTAGE Ride Quality

There are a few videos from Boat Test. That said, the only negative things I have ever heard Boat Test say about a boat include: *Lack of red horn button *Lack of steering wheel knob *Compass not centered with wheel *Dashboard / console too high for short captains Vantage 270 reviews: *The Boat Show...
by roundle1979
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Re: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

Photos of current propeller.

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Current propeller with some markings visible.
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Current propeller, no markings visible.
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prop3a.jpg
Current propeller, close up of retaining nut.
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by roundle1979
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

Propeller part number

The current propeller is a part number 48-18278. 17P
by roundle1979
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax
Replies: 42
Views: 5948

190 Nantucket 135 OptiMax

I have a 2004 [190] Nantucket with the original Mercury OptiMax 135-HP engine. The boat came with two propellers: —a Mercury MIRAGEplus part 48-18278 with Performance Vent System (PVS); the PVS holes are filled with solid plugs; and —a QuickSilver Mirage (#48 13700 A41 19P) which I have never tried....
by roundle1979
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Center Console Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 3026

Re: First Center Console Boat

Based on your budget and size preference, I would consider the current Nantucket/Outrage 190. The Outrage 190's been produced without major changes since 2003: https://www.bostonwhaler.com/family-overview/outrage-boat-models/190-outrage/ I found a (fresh water) 2004 Nantucket 190 up in the Finger La...
by roundle1979
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 8149

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

Another one slips through my fingers. Had been calling/texting all day, had plans for me to pick it up tomorrow, and then POOF it's gone. The search continues! This happened to me a few times last year. Frustrating. That said, the good ones go very fast. My recommendation: When you are confident th...
by roundle1979
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 8149

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

Go and grab it.

If you’re really worried about the car, just rent a truck from U-Haul for a day.
by roundle1979
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying My First Boston Whaler
Replies: 57
Views: 8149

Re: Buying My First Boston Whaler

I like the look of the SS 17 but haven't seen any come up for sale... The 17 SS boats are out there. There's actually one close to you on Facebook marketplace. I'm still really depressed [the minivan] doesn't have a 3500-lbs towing capacity.! As for towing capacity, I did a quick search and looks l...