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by jimh
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1988 15-footer Being Purchased Has Crack in Rear Seam
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Slight Crack in Rear Seam

...the starboard rear seam had a slight crack at in... Your quoted comment from the seller does not make clear where the seam that has the crack is located. Q3: are you talking about the green-line joint at the top of the transom that is the structural joint line between the hull and the liner? The...
by jimh
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Vendor for Leaning Post Seat
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Vendor for Leaning Post Seat

A good method to find websites that offer leaning posts with storage is to use a search engine with the arguments "leaning post seat storage". For example, this search found many vendors offering leaning post seats with storage: http://www.bing.com/search?q=leaning+post+seat+storage&se...
by jimh
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2006 Mercury OptiMax 75 Water in Swivel Tube
Replies: 14
Views: 692

Re: 2006 Mercury OptiMax 75 Water in Swivel Tube

CiancioloNauset71 wrote:Q: can I assume [the water leak] is normal?


To conclude that water shooting out of the top of the swivel tube is a normal behavior does not sound reasonable to me.
by jimh
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Finding Location for Canvas Snaps on Helm
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Finding Location for Canvas Snaps on Helm

Snap-on fittings on a canvas cover attach to studs that are mounted into the hull with screw fasteners. A close visual inspection of the area that the canvas will be covering should reveal the location of the mating stud fittings fastened in place with screw fasteners. If for some reason the studs h...
by jimh
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Vendor for Leaning Post Seat
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Vendor for Leaning Post Seat

The leaning post seat with storage shown in the image above is a Boston Whaler accessory for larger OUTRAGE boats. It would not be a good fit on a 16-footer.
by jimh
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Methods to Adhere KING StarBoard to Thin-wall Laminated Surfaces
Replies: 5
Views: 176

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

WEST System G-FLEX 650 might be a useful adhesive with KING StarBoard. https://www.westsystem.com/specialty-epoxies/gflex-650-toughened-epoxy/ A prior discussion on this topic offers some hope: https://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/018684.html If you MUST use KING Starboard, it would be much si...
by jimh
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1962 Currituck Re-power
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: 1962 Currituck Re-power

In 1975 Boston Whaler published a specification for the minimum power needed for a CURRITUCK 16: 40-HP would be the least power that will get the boat on plane with a very light load. You have not identified the new Yamaha engine, but I will assume it is a four-stroke-power-cycle engine. These four-...
by jimh
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Silicon Caulk as Sealant
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Silicon Caulk as Sealant

Silicon caulk is not a great adhesive. If the collar needs to be strongly adhered to the rod tube, perhaps a stronger adhesive-sealant might be better.

The sealant or adhesive-sealant probably should match the color of the collar so the sealant will not be highly visible.
by jimh
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 Super Sport 15: Installing a Bow Mounted Electric Trolling Motor
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: 1988 Super Sport 15: Installing a Bow Mounted Electric Trolling Motor

I am unclear on exactly how you place the mount onto the bow. I think it must be a tight fit, and the orientation of the mount as it goes onto the bow must be carefully positioned. Perhaps you can give a short narrative of how the mount slips in place on the bow.
by jimh
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Source for Flats-boat-style Console
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Source for Flats-boat-style Console

Find a flats boat with a console you like. Contact the boatbuilder. Ask to purchase just the console.
by jimh
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: Can this phpBB resize photos during upload?
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Can this phpBB resize photos during upload?

Perhaps the file size exceeds 250-kilobytes.
by jimh
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury 40 HP EFI Uses 1/4-inch ID Fuel Hose
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Mercury 40 HP EFI Uses 1/4-inch ID Fuel Hose

What year and model is the Mercury engine you are asking about? A modern 40-HP outboard engine at wide-open throttle will probably consume fuel at a rate of not more than 4-GPH. Fuel hoses of 3/8-inch-ID are suitable for up to 300-HP which might consume 30-GPH. Rigging an engine with 40-HP with a la...
by jimh
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Sighted At Gasoline Retailer
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Boston Whaler Sighted At Gasoline Retailer

Jefecinco wrote:Nice boats. We admired one passing by on the ICW yesterday. It was the tender to a yacht and rigged for fishing.
Was it an OUTRAGE 21 or an EVERGLADES?
by jimh
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Sighted At Gasoline Retailer
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Boston Whaler Sighted At Gasoline Retailer

I know that OUTRAGE 21 very well. Larry bought that boat from another forum participant on CONTINUOUSWAVE many years ago. As I recall the boat was in Massachusetts, and it was was in very excellent condition--all original and intact. Larry and his then girlfriend Susan worked very hard on the interi...
by jimh
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 15-footer Anchor Locker Interior
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: 15-footer Anchor Locker Interior

If the price is decent, go look at the boat right away. They tend to sell fast.
by jimh
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 15-footer Anchor Locker Interior
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: 15-footer Anchor Locker Interior

If you have a concern for the appearance of the anchor locker on the boat you are buying and want to see the appearance of the inside of the anchor locker before proceeding further, ask the seller to send you a photo image that shows the area the seller has remarked about. Note the anchor locker on ...
by jimh
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Methods to Adhere KING StarBoard to Thin-wall Laminated Surfaces
Replies: 5
Views: 176

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

I did not use any of the methods for adhering a sub-base for mounting additional components to the thin laminated surface of the console that you have suggested. Thus I cannot give you any advice about my results with those methods. I used a much simpler method to create a mounting base inside the c...
by jimh
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: Can this phpBB resize photos during upload?
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Can this phpBB resize photos during upload?

No. The file upload function does not perform any resizing of image files.
by jimh
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom

Oldslowandugly wrote:A power washer can have several nozzles. The "soap" nozzle is a very low-PSI setting. [The water stream from that setting] won't hurt anything.
If you use a pressure-washer on a setting that has little or no pressure, would just using a hose with a conventional nozzle do the same job?
by jimh
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2000 CONQUEST 28 Stern Folding Seat Bracket and Hinge
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: 2000 CONQUEST 28 Stern Folding Seat Bracket and Hinge

If you need to set a rivet so that the rivet forms a coupling that pins together two arms of the device shown above, you should put a shim into the rivet-arms-rivet junction, set the rivet, and then remove the shim. Make the thickness of the shim appropriate to the amount of free play you want to ha...
by jimh
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Entry to Canada by Boat in 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: Entry to Canada by Boat in 2021

Starting 9-Aug-2021 fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents living in the U.S. will be allowed to visit Canada for non-essential travel without having to quarantine... This sounds like the beginning of the "vaccination passport" documentation. Right now all I have to verify...
by jimh
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Stick Pins for Control When Angling
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: MONTAUK 17 Stick Pins for Control When Angling

I don't see anything particularly unusual with the hull design or weight of a MONTAUK 17 boat compared to any other 17-feet boat, so if a device called a "manual stick pin" is effectively used by anglers on 17-foot boats, I would expect it would similarly be effective on a 1986 MONTAUK 17 ...
by jimh
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom

How much anti-fouling paint will be removed with a bi-weekly power washing of the hull bottom? I would think after three months and six power washings of the hull, there would not be much bottom paint left. Also, use of a power washer tends to force water into the gel coat. I don’t think bi-weekly p...
by jimh
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom

I'm not clear on the meaning of "taking the boat out for a good cleaning..." Do you mean hauling the boat from the water to clean the hull bottom? If so, then an interval of three or four weeks may be too long to catch marine growth at a stage where the marine growth can be easily removed...
by jimh
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Outrage 18 Top Speed
Replies: 23
Views: 1777

Re: Outrage 18 Top Speed

My point is the [OUTRAGE 18] boat [with 150-HP engine] is close to a 50-MPH boat, not a 40-MPH boat: just like a Montauk with a 90-HP engine is close to a 45-MPH boat, not a 37-MPH boat. Please explain your analogy between a moderate V-hull OUTRAGE 18 and a rounded bottom MONTAUK 17. I am unable to...
by jimh
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Ideal Boat for Older Years of Boating
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Ideal Boat for Older Years of Boating

...consider a decent-sized fore-cabin trawler, perhaps around 40-feet LOA. I believe Mainship made a trawler of the type. The MAINSHIP 40 is a very nice live-aboard trawler. You can find them used in good condition for under $200,000. We have spent about ten days aboard one while cruising the Atlan...
by jimh
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Ideal Boat for Older Years of Boating
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Ideal Boat for Older Years of Boating

ASIDE: I texted the local Boston Whaler dealer salesman... If you have the mobile telephone number of the salesman at the local Boston Whaler dealer in your contacts, it sounds to me like you are already in the market for a new boat. ALSO: I tried the BUILD feature on WHALER.COM to see what the MSRP...
by jimh
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Ideal Boat for Older Years of Boating
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Ideal Boat for Older Years of Boating

Be careful what you get yourself into with a larger boat. There are going to be many more systems on those larger boats compared to a classic Boston Whaler (or Everglades). You are going to be spending a lot of time working on maintaining all of the complexities of 40-foot boats. The simplicity of a...
by jimh
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Outrage 18 Top Speed
Replies: 23
Views: 1777

Re: Outrage 18 Top Speed

Patrick--I believe your OUTRAGE 18 boat with 150-HP engine is now eligible to be purchased by BLACKDUCK--should you ever decide to sell it. And Phil T will now need a third hand to count the number of OUTRAGE 18 boats to achieve this distinction.
by jimh
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom

Certainly the best method for lifting a MONTAUK from above is to use the lifting eyes provided in the hull. And this method would be perfect for bottom painting as none of the hull bottom would be obstructed from access for painting. CAUTION: the painter would be below the boat and would have to hav...
by jimh
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Flooding Cabin Sump on REVENGE in Bad Weather to Improve Stability
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Flooding Cabin Sump on REVENGE in Bad Weather to Improve Stability

Generally the worst possible condition to have on a boat during stormy seas is to have free water in the boat that can move in response to changes in trim. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_surface_effect Generally best pitching stability in a boat is obtained by keeping weight out of the ends...
by jimh
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1976 SPORT 15 40-HP
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: 1976 SPORT 15 40-HP

I recommend a three-blade aluminum propeller that will allow your 40-HP engine to reach its recommended maximum engine speed in RPM [which is unknown to me} when at full throttle on your 1976 SPORT 15 with a light load. Do you have any good data about the boat's current engine speed and boat speed? ...
by jimh
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2019 Montauk 190 Re-power with 200-HP
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: 2019 Montauk 190 Re-power with 200-HP

Locate the Boston Whaler PERFORMANCE data for the 190 MONTAUK with the 150-HP engine to find the expected boat speed with 150-HP. Use that value to calculate the boat speed with 200-HP by figuring the boat speed will increase by a factor of (200/150)^0.5, or by 1.15. From some 190 MONTAUK data from ...
by jimh
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk 17 Lists to Port Underway
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Montauk 17 Lists to Port Underway

A boat with a right-hand-rotation propeller will often have a slight tendency to list to port.
by jimh
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1981 Outrage V-22 Sterndrive
Replies: 32
Views: 2886

Re: 1981 Outrage V-22 Sterndrive

A bit more on the advantage of the Volvo-Penta Forward-Drive with forward-facing duo-prop: these drives seem to be especially popular on the newer water sport boats which have large stern swim platforms. These boats are designed for passengers to easily get into the water or out of the water using t...
by jimh
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom

I don't mind taking the boat out for a good cleaning every three weeks or every four weeks. I am not clear on the meaning of "taking the boat out for a good cleaning..." Do you mean hauling the boat from the water to clean the hull bottom? If so, then an interval of three or four weeks ma...
by jimh
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: 2020 G2 300's 4.3 CTS Fuel Tank Set up
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: 2020 G2 300's 4.3 CTS Fuel Tank Set up

You may find some additional information and resources in the E-TEC G2 Rigging & Setup Guide. See: https://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6577 In particular, see the chapter on "Displays and Gauges" that begins on page 29. Also, see the chapter "NMEA 2000 Device...
by jimh
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: Evinrude E-TEC G2 Rigging and Installation Guide
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Evinrude E-TEC G2 Rigging and Installation Guide

The Evinrude publication "E-TEC G2 Rigging & Set-up Guide" can be found at https://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/BRP/E-TEC_G2_Rigging&SetupGuide.pdf This 161-page document is a source of comprehensive information about the E-TEC G2 engine rigging, particularly with regard in ...
by jimh
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom

I assume [other than anti-fouling paint] there is no other viable method of keeping a [hull in the water and below the waterline] clean and free from [marine growth] when sitting in a slip. Another method for protecting a hull from marine growth while made fast to the dock at a marina is to constru...
by jimh
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom

I interpret your reply to mean it [that is, the keel of the hull bottom] is the strongest point forward and aft. Please confirm... I confirm that my earlier statement (that the keel is the strongest point of the hull for lifting upward with mechanical means from below the hull) is apparently being ...
by jimh
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude Rumors
Replies: 29
Views: 3926

Re: Evinrude Rumors

Maybe what Evinrude needed was for employees to buy out the company from BRP with some creative financing.

Now we wait to see what product is going to come out of the very modern assembly plant in Sturtevant, WIsconsin.
by jimh
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Outrage 18 Top Speed
Replies: 23
Views: 1777

Re: Outrage 18 Top Speed

Patrick--many thanks for the detailed performance report on the OUTRAGE 18 boat with 150-HP engine hitting 50-MPH. I note that the test was performed in rather cool air (60-degrees) and rather cold water (57-degrees). Those are environmental factors that favor or enhance engine and propeller perform...
by jimh
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: NMEA 2000 and Lenco Autoglide
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: NMEA 2000 and Lenco Autoglide

The cause of the problem seems to already have been determined and isolated to the connection of the Lenco Autoglide device to the NMEA-2000 network. The problem with the Lenco Autoglide device seems to already have been investigated and a possible cause determined: a bent pin and contact corrosion....
by jimh
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1981 Outrage V-22 Sterndrive
Replies: 32
Views: 2886

Re: 1981 Outrage V-22 Sterndrive

Here is a random sample of sterndrive brands in use on six boats that are near me, on Lake Michigan in northern Michigan. I was surprised by the outcome. Mercruiser = 1 boat OMC = 1 boat Volvo-Penta = 4 boats Among the four Volvo-Penta boats, there was a very new boat with a forward-facing duo-prop ...
by jimh
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1964 Sakonnet Re-power with F70
Replies: 13
Views: 2073

Re: 1964 Sakonnet Re-power with F70

For advice on mounting engines on boats with shallow engine splash wells, read the article on that topic at the top of this forum:

https://continuouswave.com/forum/viewto ... f=7&t=5808

Also read the FAQ on engine mounting at

https://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/FAQ/#Q8
by jimh
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Effect of Anti-fouling Bottom Paint on Boat Speed
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Effect of Anti-fouling Bottom Paint on Boat Speed

Effect of Anti-Fouling Bottom Paint on Boat Speed The effect on boat speed of the surface condition of the portion of a boat’s hull that is in the water is not known with any particular precision. I don’t khnow of any solid data about this. You can find anecdotal remarks putting forth the notion th...
by jimh
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Effect of Anti-Fouling Bottom Paint on Boat Speed

On a corollary topic:

Effect of Anti-Fouling Bottom Paint on Boat Speed

See

https://continuouswave.com/forum/viewto ... f=7&t=6576
by jimh
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: 170 Montauk bottom painting and lifting

The keel is the strongest part of the hull bottom. Any mechanical lifting force applied to the hull from below should bear on the keel. For advice on anti-fouling paint and hull epoxy sealing coat, read the owner’s manual. Anti-fouling paint performance seems to vary by region. Consult some local we...
by jimh
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Modified RAGE 15 to Outboard
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Modified RAGE 15 to Outboard

Re: buoyancy box: I use that term because Bob Dougherty used that term when he explained to me his design that became the “Whaler Drive.” Bob also said that it was called a “Dougherty Drive” around the factory while in development, but Marketing guys insisted on naming it the “Whaler Drive.” Some tw...
by jimh
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boyne Thunder Poker Run
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Boyne Thunder Poker Run

On Saturday July 10, 2021 I was able to observe a portion of the 150-mile Poker Run that is part of the Boyne Thunder weekend. The event is primarily a charity event to raise money for three local charities. This year participation was bigger than ever, with about 120-boats. Previously most of the b...