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by biggiefl
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Johnson 150
Replies: 12
Views: 3293

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 Johnson 150

I would NEVER run an aluminum propeller on an engine over 15-HP. The OEM OMC SST props are a good fit on those engines and can be found on E-Bay for $100-150.
by biggiefl
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL: 1988 17 SS
Replies: 2
Views: 1876

Re: APPRAISAL: 1988 17 SS

Depends on what you mean by needs work. A non running engine is worth maybe $500. A 6hp is worth probably about the same or more if mint. If you can't sea trial it I would say about $5,000. Trailer is not worth much as well.
by biggiefl
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Appraisal: 1985 Outrage 18
Replies: 6
Views: 2490

Re: Appraisal: 1985 Outrage [UNSPECIFIED MODEL]

An 18 Outrage with a 150 should run closer to 50mph. Mine with a 115 does 41. Something does not add up as mine cruises at 3900 at 26+mph with a 115. Jim--you are way off with $20,000 on a 23 year old engine that is worth maybe $2,000. I'm going with Phil and maybe he is a tad high with paint work d...
by biggiefl
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL: 1964 17-footer
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

Re: APPRAISAL: 1964 17-footer

It is not a 1974 as it has a blue hull. The engine "resembles" a 1983 but decals are wrong.
by biggiefl
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Johnson 150
Replies: 12
Views: 3293

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 Johnson 150

19" SST would be a good fit or see if Con wants to sell his since the engine puked.
by biggiefl
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Houseboat Sinking on Waterway
Replies: 2
Views: 1789

Re: Houseboat Sinking on Waterway

If it was a coolant hose leaking that fast they high temp alarm would have sounded way before she took on that much water. Make sure your alarms work as well as a dash light if the bilge kicks on.
by biggiefl
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Alaskan Squall - 19 years of drying out
Replies: 8
Views: 3288

Re: Alaskan Squall - 19 years of drying out

I would call it a day. 1 pound in the last 12months? They weighed roughly 130 new.
by biggiefl
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Mills Full Enclosure for OURAGE 22
Replies: 2
Views: 1976

Re: FS: Mills Full Enclosure for OURAGE 22

Text me at above number for pics and more info.
by biggiefl
Tue May 25, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Mills Full Enclosure for OURAGE 22
Replies: 2
Views: 1976

FS: Mills Full Enclosure for OURAGE 22

FOR-SALE: in Tampa Bay area, a Pacific Blue entire full enclosure from Wm. J. Mills & Co. for a classic OUTRAGE 22, in Tampa Bay area. The canvas is in great condition. The plastic looks to be in good condition. The frames are aluminum. CONTACT: text message to 941-545-3808 for pics and more inf...
by biggiefl
Thu May 20, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Carburetors v. Fuel Injection
Replies: 6
Views: 2487

Re: Carburetors v. Fuel Injection

The Yamaha OX66 and early VMAX two-stroke-power-cycle engines were just EFI versions of their carburetor engine brothers.

As Jim mentioned, do not confuse a HPDI with an ordinary EFI.
by biggiefl
Thu May 20, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Converting a Temptation to a Center Console
Replies: 7
Views: 2780

Re: Converting a Temptation to a Center Console

Anything is possible. Depends on time, money and skill.
by biggiefl
Wed May 19, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Determine Boat Length and Model from Photo
Replies: 2
Views: 1899

Re: Determine Boat Length and Model from Photo

Not a Whaler for sure and looks to be a piece of work. Might be an 11 Dell Quay.
by biggiefl
Wed May 19, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1987 SPORT 15 Engine
Replies: 8
Views: 2788

Re: 1987 SPORT 15 Engine

Yes a new 50hp can be roughly 100lbs heavier than an older 2 stroke. The boat handles 250lbs just fine and can handle more. Friend had a 90 e-tec on his with a hydraulic jackplate that probably weighed about 375lbs combined. I have seen quite a few 15's with V4 115's on them.
by biggiefl
Wed May 19, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1981 Outrage V-22 Sterndrive
Replies: 32
Views: 5785

Re: 1981 Outrage V-22 Sterndrive

I know when you look up the cost for a new Mercruiser repower it is in the $20k range. That is not the reality. Most can get the same package for around half of that. Most repowers do not require all new parts. Transom assemblies rarely go bad as do outdrives. You most likely can get a new small blo...
by biggiefl
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Super Sport 15 Re-power 60-HP
Replies: 7
Views: 2726

Re: Super Sport 15 Re-power 60-HP

Wow I would not have thought a 12" prop. That boat should do over 40mph with a 60hp.
by biggiefl
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15
Replies: 15
Views: 5473

Re: Propeller recommendation for a Sport 15

Use a 10x13 prop. She will do around 30.
by biggiefl
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1970 SAKONNET 90-HP
Replies: 21
Views: 5187

Re: 1970 SAKONNET 90-HP

Having owned a few crossflow V4 engine, the maximum RPM ss 5500.

If pulling skiers I would recommend a OMC SST 17-pitch propeller--easy to find on eBay.

You will want a tachometer as the engine might over-rev by a couple hundred RPM at WOT.
by biggiefl
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 130 Super Sport or 150 Montauk For Bay and Inshore Long Island
Replies: 13
Views: 2706

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

Huge difference between an classic 15 and modern Whalers.
by biggiefl
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 18 Dauntless Suzuki 140
Replies: 8
Views: 3102

Re: 18 Dauntless Suzuki 140

Mount it as high as possible, not 2 holes up. Suzukis like to be mounted high. I would start with the 22"
by biggiefl
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Electric Propulsion Motors
Replies: 17
Views: 2558

Re: Electric Propulsion Motors

A range of 20 miles with two battery packs seems awfully low. A 50-HP four-stroke-power-cycle engine will burn less than 2-GPH at cruise with about 12-MPG or more. A distance of 20-miles would takes much less than 2-gallons of fuel. Would you be able to charge both battery packs for around $2? If yo...
by biggiefl
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1998 DAUNTLESS 15 or 1977 SPORT 15
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: 1998 DAUNTLESS 15 or 1977 SPORT 15

The SPORT 15 is much faster and more fun. The DAUNTLESS 15 you can stand up in..They are totally different boats outside of length.
by biggiefl
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2017 130 Super Sport Add Fuel Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: 2017 130 Super Sport additional fuel tank

An additional tank is needed. You can use the same hose and bulb. If you want to strap it to the deck, an additional strapping kit would be needed as well. How far are you going that you would need more than 6gal? My 70hp Suzuki would go like 60+ miles on a single tank at cruise. Might be easier to ...
by biggiefl
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 11 TENDER Plans to Change to Cable Steering
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: 11 TENDER Plans to Change to Cable Steering

Aside: A TENDER model would not have steering, it would be a tiller model. The SPORT model has a side console and steering whether it is used as a tender to a yacht or not.
by biggiefl
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Dauntless 13 Six Modifications Proposed
Replies: 19
Views: 2555

Re: Dauntless 13 Six Modifications Proposed

Boston Whaler made a couple models designed specifically for fly fishing called a CROSS TACKLE. They did not have poling platforms. They did have a custom bow rail that I think allowed you to lean against while casting.

I do not see the need for a poling platform if you have a trolling motor.
by biggiefl
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1992 Outrage 17 Re-power Yamaha F90 or F115
Replies: 5
Views: 2603

Re: 1992 Outrage 17 Re-power Yamaha F90 or F115

There are many reasons why PERKO and others make drain plugs. Most Boston Whaler boats do not self drain and require a plug (or more) while at rest. Some use [check-valves on the] scuppers so that they do not need to use plugs. Many have good results with [check valves on scuppers] but they are not ...
by biggiefl
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1999 OUTRAGE 21 with 150-HP
Replies: 13
Views: 4847

Re: 1999 OUTRAGE 21 with 150-HP

3 adults, 900lbs of fuel, 20hp kicker, and gear is a lot to ask from a 150hp. I would assume though that it should do better than 28mph with the right prop, especially when you have to be careful not to over rev. As I mentioned before, Suzukis like to be raised high but you can not do that until you...
by biggiefl
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 3763

Re: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale

It is tempting for my 18' Outrage but not going to happen. Main reason is they are waaaay too ugly.
by biggiefl
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 3763

Re: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale

You can do that. Back in the early 2000's it was much cheaper for me to import a Honda from Canada. Shipping was less than the sales tax I did not have to pay.

There is an Evinrude dealer by me with a new 40-HP for $3,800. A 60-HP for $5300 and a 140-HP G2 for $8200.
by biggiefl
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 3763

Re: New, Unused E-TEC Engines For Sale

$18,000 is very tempting? I can get a brand new 200 Suzuki for around $12,000 in Florida. Installed for $14,000.
by biggiefl
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury V8 FOURSTROKE Engines
Replies: 12
Views: 2160

Re: Mercury V8 FOURSTROKE Engines

SCOTT—does the V6 come in 20" shaft? What is the weight difference between the two? Usually the ProXS, like the Yamaha V-Max, is the only model offered in 20-inch shaft, has a high performance gear case, and has different [engine control computer] mapping for more engine speed compared to more ...
by biggiefl
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury V8 FOURSTROKE Engines
Replies: 12
Views: 2160

Re: Mercury V8 FOURSTROKE Engines

The ProXS comes in 20-inch shaft. I am not sure the [FOURSTROKE] 200 does. The ProXS is designed for lighter bass boats. The Revenge is pretty light.
by biggiefl
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brass Re-chrome Vendor in Gulf Coast Based Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: Brass Re-chrome Vendor in Gulf Coast Based Experience

Ask a local motorcycle shop. The one by me used to send out parts to North Florida because he said the quality of local platers was not good enough.
by biggiefl
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 124
Views: 94950

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering

Don't fool yourself. I had a 15' center console with bottom paint and a 70hp Johnson jacked so high you could see the trim pump over the transom. I ran a custom OMC SST 20" prop and would do 48-49 WOT per GPS. She was squirrely as all get out. I would have to pull the throttle back and nail it ...
by biggiefl
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1992 OUTRAGE 22 Re-power: Engine Brand and Model Reliability
Replies: 9
Views: 3370

Re: 1992 OUTRAGE 22 Re-power: Engine Brand and Model Reliability

That boat was designed to handle twin 120hp outboards which means over 700-lbs [on the transom]. The weight of a 500 to 600-lbs engine should not be a concern. If your engine weight now is 485-lbs, going to the Suzuki is [an increase in weight of] roughly the weight of one battery. I personally favo...
by biggiefl
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 Johnson 200 Ocean Pro Oil in carbs
Replies: 8
Views: 1761

Re: 2001 Johnson 200 Ocean Pro Oil in carbs

Are you sure the PO did not do it intentionally to store the engine?

I personally would not replace the VRO, I would just premix.
by biggiefl
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Propeller Stern Lift
Replies: 8
Views: 3329

Re: Propeller Stern Lift

Glad I thought of [a hook in the hull bottom running surface causing the bow to stay down as a possible cause of the bow-down running attitude on the boat].

Keep us posted [on the outcome of fairing the hull bottom to eliminate the hook and the effect on trim when on plane].
by biggiefl
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Propeller Stern Lift
Replies: 8
Views: 3329

Re: Propeller Stern Lift

Being your boat is homemade and wooden, you might be flexing the hull at speed which in turn acts like a hook. Hooks act like a trim tab and mash the bow down.
by biggiefl
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Renovation Provider in Bradenton Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Re: Boat Renovation Provider in Bradenton Florida

I would not contact Marine Max in Sarasota, they do not know crap about classics. Engine and controls can be done by anyone you chose who sells outboards. What brand are you looking for? Upholstery can be done by anyone as well depending on what you want. If looking for OEm you would contact Anderso...
by biggiefl
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2005 Mercury 60 EFI lugging
Replies: 15
Views: 3207

Re: 2005 Mercury 60 EFI lugging

That is a great suggestion about the VST and most likely the cause.

If you do not open the coil packages, you should be able to return them if unopened.
by biggiefl
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 Johnson 200 Ocean Pro Oil in carbs
Replies: 8
Views: 1761

Re: 2001 Johnson 200 Ocean Pro Oil in carbs

No tank under the hood.

I had this problem once where someone put oil in the gas tank. It did not mix with the gas and got sucked up the fuel line and filled carbs with oil. Any chance that might have happened?
by biggiefl
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2007 170 MONTAUK Fuel Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 1376

Re: 2007 170 MONTAUK Fuel Tank

Look into a bladder tank too.
by biggiefl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 17 SSL Suzuki 90-HP Bow Oscillation
Replies: 19
Views: 4774

Re: 17 SSL Suzuki 90-HP Bow Oscillation

That is a LOT of weight with the CMC.
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 17 SSL Suzuki 90-HP Bow Oscillation
Replies: 19
Views: 4774

Re: 17 SSL Suzuki 90-HP Bow Oscillation

I agree but let's see if eliminates the problem. Have you tried different heights? Is it hydraulic or manual.
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 17 SSL Suzuki 90-HP Bow Oscillation
Replies: 19
Views: 4774

Re: 17 SSL Suzuki 90-HP Bow Oscillation

If you are getting 6300 with both one person and with five people, you need a larger propeller.

You should remove the jack plate.
by biggiefl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 25th Anniversary Edition 13-footer
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: 25th Anniversary Edition 13-footer

As far as I know, Whaler never kept count of how many anniversary editions were made.
by biggiefl
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 17 SSL Suzuki 90-HP Bow Oscillation
Replies: 19
Views: 4774

Re: 17 SSL Suzuki 90-HP Bow Oscillation

He has a three-bladed prop but is asking about a four-bladed propeller, which is way too much propeller. And four blades do not help with bow oscillation.
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 17 OUTRAGE II Yamaha I-4 V MAX SHO® 115
Replies: 10
Views: 3295

Re: 17 OUTRAGE II Yamaha I-4 V MAX SHO® 115

My 19 REVENGE weighed about the same [as a 17 OUTRAGE II]. With a 115 Suzuki the top boat speed was 40-MPH. I would assume [a 17 OUTRAGE II with a Yamaha I-4 VMAX SHO 115] should [have boat speeds of 40-MPH] as well. A friend had a 1995 17 Outrage with a 150-HP Johnson, and that boat did close to 50...
by biggiefl
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rub Rail Installation: Seven Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2811

Re: Rub Rail Installation: Five Questions

[Having] three people is the trick [to easier rub rail installation].
by biggiefl
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 25th Anniversary Edition 13-footer
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: 25th Anniversary Edition 13-footer

Actually I believe the 25th Anniversary Edition 13-footer was the first model to have the SUPER SPORT interior and railings, which later became a [standard] model in 1984. The 40th Anniversary Edition 13-footer had a blue interior. The 25th Anniversary Edition 13-footers are not worth anymore than a...