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by jimh
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Source for Rub Rail Corner Fitting
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Source for Rub Rail Corner Fitting

I don't think those 90-degree metal rub rail caps are OEM with Boston Whaler.
by jimh
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Converting Trailer to Bunks from Floppy Roller
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Converting Trailer to Bunks from Floppy Roller

For a boat with the beam of a REVENGE 20, the critical factor in vertical positioning of the boat on a trailer is to have the hull chine located above the trailer fenders, as typically the beam of the boat will be too wide to fit between the trailer fenders. The goal in setting the vertical position...
by jimh
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 23 CONQUEST Twin Yamaha F150 Engines
Replies: 17
Views: 832

Re: 23 CONQUEST Twin Yamaha F150 Engines

Thank you for the follow-up with data from your propeller testing. The fuel economy of 2.6-MPG at a boat speed of 27.1-MPH is very good for a twin-engine powered boat.

If you purchase equivalent steel propellers and re-test, to see the change in performance will be interesting.
by jimh
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Determining Unibond Hull Water Content
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Determining Unibond Hull Water Content

sloanish wrote:Many thanks for the advice.
Did you purchase the boat?
by jimh
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Determining Unibond Hull Water Content
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Determining Unibond Hull Water Content

Regarding the use of a moisture meter to assess the water content in the Unibond hull of a Boston Whaler boat: I don't believe there is any particularly useful or reliable or scientific information about what a particular meter of this type might indicate on a particular Unibond hull. I don't believ...
by jimh
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Converting Trailer to Bunks from Floppy Roller
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Converting Trailer to Bunks from Floppy Roller

Q1: How can the boat be lifted off the trailer to change all the trailer parts? It may be possible to modify the trailer while the boat is sitting above the trailer, but that approach will make the work much more difficult. Also, I would not work under a boat that was temporarily jacked-up off its ...
by jimh
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Converting Trailer to Bunks from Floppy Roller
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Converting Trailer to Bunks from Floppy Roller

When I needed to work on my trailer, I launched the boat at a local marina and rented a slip. I explained to the marina operator I was just going to leave the boat there for about 24-hours without moving it while I worked on the boat trailer. He gave me a very fair and reduced slip rental rate. Whil...
by jimh
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sunbrella Fabric for Upholstered Cushions
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Sunbrella Fabric for Upholstered Cushions

We had foam-core seat cushions made with Sunbrella fabric. The fabric does not play a role in how resistant the foam is to compression due to the weight of the person sitting on the cushion.
by jimh
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Determining Unibond Hull Water Content
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Determining Unibond Hull Water Content

sloanish wrote:Q2: What other techniques [can be] used to determine water ingress?
See the answer in the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS answers at

Q3: Is There Water in a Hull?
https://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/FAQ/#Q3
by jimh
Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mounting Bimini Top on Classic 15-footer
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Mounting Bimini Top on Classic 15-footer

I mounted the Bimini top on my classic 1976 SPORT 15 using the gunwales. I show the installation in detail in an illustrated article at Adding A Bimini Top https://continuouswave.com/maintenance-logs/bimini/ Due to the slope of the gunwales, a special hinge bracket that incorporates an angled offset...
by jimh
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: REVENGE 22 Hull Drains
Replies: 21
Views: 1064

Re: REVENGE 22 Hull Drains

STEELHEAD--thanks for the clear and concise description of your drain system. On the linked photo-hosting website I see in your montage of images that you removed ALL the foam surrounding the fuel tank. That certainly facilitates fast drainage of any water that gets into the bottom of the fuel tank ...
by jimh
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BoatLife Caulk Color 1173 Cameo
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: BoatLife Caulk Color 1173 Cameo

The gel coat color used on many classic-era Boston Whaler boats is called Desert Tan. Desert Storm as a gel coat color is unknown to me. The present day hue of the molded deck components on a 1987 boat will vary depending on the exposure to weather and sunlight and with the care given to preserving ...
by jimh
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sad News: Passing of “WhalerAce”
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Sad News: Passing of “WhalerAce”

I am very saddened to hear that WhalerAce (Ace McCreight) and his wife, Joy, have both passed away. We met Ace and Joy at a Boston Whaler company-sponsored rendezvous event in Stuart, Florida, in April, 2004. Ace and Joy came down from South Carolina with their TEMPTATION 2500 boat. They were wonder...
by jimh
Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Re-power or Sell and Buy New Boat: Half-baked Ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 374

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

The 1987 Yamaha 150-HP two-stroke-power-cycle engine weighs about 385-lbs. I have owned it for 30-years. It still works, but I'm getting tired of the cost of [unblended pure gasoline fuel], tired of the smoke in the engine exhaust, and tired of the chore of adding oil....My guess is the cost to re-...
by jimh
Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Re-power or Sell and Buy New Boat: Half-baked Ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 374

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

If you hate Mercury engines, if Suzuki engines are not well supported in your region, if you are not familiar with Honda engines, if Yamaha is your "go-to" engine brand, if the Yamaha F115 engine seems the most sensible choice, and if you are willing to accept the reduced acceleration and ...
by jimh
Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Re-power or Sell and Buy New Boat: Half-baked Ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 374

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

For what model Boston Whaler boat are you asking advice?
by jimh
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1982 Outrage 18, Johnson 150-HP
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: 1982 Outrage 18, Johnson 150-HP

I don't know the exact status of BRP propeller manufacturing. They halted production of all outboard engines in May 2020. Whether or not they are still making propellers is not clear to me. I don't think that BRP actually made their own propellers. I think they had them made by SOLAS. There are thou...
by jimh
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Re-power or Sell and Buy New Boat: Half-baked Ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 374

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

Where are you located?
by jimh
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1982 Outrage 18, Johnson 150-HP
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: 1982 Outrage 18, Johnson 150-HP

To see some test reports of using an ENERTIA propeller you can read ENERTIA Propeller Results https://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/005046.html The first-hand reported outcomes are quite mixed in their enthusiasm for the ENERTIA. This is surprising on just the basis of human nature: if you spen...
by jimh
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1982 Outrage 18, Johnson 150-HP
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: 1982 Outrage 18, Johnson 150-HP

I have narrowed my propeller choice to an ENERTIA 18 pitch. [Give your] thoughts [about selecting an ENERTIA 18 pitch for the OMC 150 and OUTRAGE 18]. The ENERTIA propeller was developed for extra speed. The principal feature of the ENERTIA is that the boat speed will improve at full throttle becau...
by jimh
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: TEST NOV 19
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: TEST NOV 19

Working. Hooray!
by jimh
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1982 Outrage 18, Johnson 150-HP
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: 1982 Outrage 18, Johnson 150-HP

The recommended OMC SST propeller is a stainless steel propeller. The "T" was for Teflon coating, which gave the propeller the appearance of being painted black. The "SS" was for stainless steel. The OMC SST propellers are three-blade propellers with generally good all-round char...
by jimh
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Forum Service Interruption--November 17 - 19, 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Forum Service Interruption--November 17 - 19, 2021

The forum at CONTINUOUSWAVE.COM was off line for about two days. The problem began early on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. The forum was back on Friday, November 19, 2021, about 9:14 a.m. EST. The problem occurred at a moment in time when it was very difficult for me to work on the problem, and resol...
by jimh
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: TEST NOV 19
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: TEST NOV 19

Reply to HELLO WORLD
by jimh
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: TEST NOV 19
Replies: 2
Views: 138

TEST NOV 19

Hello World. RYRYRYR
by jimh
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A Critical Observation About Caulking
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: A Critical Observation About Caulking

Thanks for the link to a backer rod. I note the following text which describes the purpose: The backer rod is recommended for use in filling large gaps and openings to prevent drafts. Source: the link cited above. Q1: What difference occurs in the elasticity of the dried caulk when the caulk contact...
by jimh
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport 15 Trailer
Replies: 21
Views: 976

Re: Super Sport 15 Trailer

The notion that exposing wiring on the trailer to contact with water represents a danger suggests that one should never drive a trailer while there is rain falling or water on the road surface. The process of hauling a trailer amd boat to a ramp and launching and loading is already very complicated....
by jimh
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport 15 Trailer
Replies: 21
Views: 976

Re: Super Sport 15 Trailer

What possible advantage accrues if the trailer tail-light lamps and trailer brake-and-turn-signal lamps are made removable from the tall PVC guideposts? The tall PVC guideposts on my trailer are held in place by a square tube bent frame. The round guides can easily be rotated on this square spindle....
by jimh
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A Critical Observation About Caulking
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: A Critical Observation About Caulking

Please explain "a backer rod."
by jimh
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport 15 Trailer
Replies: 21
Views: 976

Re: Super Sport 15 Trailer

Not shown in any of the illustrations above, tall PVC guide posts mounted at the extreme aft end of the trailer are very useful in loading the boat. The guides will prevent the stern of the boat from getting out of alignment with the trailer during loading, and this will greatly simplify the process...
by jimh
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport 15 Trailer
Replies: 21
Views: 976

Re: Super Sport 15 Trailer

The aft keel roller as seen in Figure 3 could be wider. A wider keel roller at that location will be very useful when loading the boat. If during loading the boat orientation misses a narrow keel roller at the far aft end of the trailer, there will be a risk of the hull being damaged by hitting some...
by jimh
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Sport 15 Trailer
Replies: 21
Views: 976

Re: Super Sport 15 Trailer

The trailer shown in Figure 1 has a nice set-up with several keel rollers and lateral bunks. The trailer shown in Figure 1 trailer has straight-across cross-members. That feature makes installing keel rollers quite simple because there is no problem with the vertical height of the keel rollers not b...
by jimh
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 Super Sport 15: Restoration / Restomod
Replies: 31
Views: 1241

Re: 1988 Super Sport 15: Restoration / Restomod

Moderator's note: I have been adding figure numbers to all the illustrations. I am not finished with that project.

Update: still working on the project to give all illustrations figure number designators.
by jimh
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 325 CONQUEST Dinghy Lift
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: 325 CONQUEST Dinghy Lift

Thanks for the URL, but it points to a boat, not to a aftermarket product that could be used on a Boston Whaler.
by jimh
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: Evinrude NAUTILUS 3.5 Color Display
Replies: 3
Views: 13258

Re: Evinrude NAUTILUS 3.5 Color Display

I have been using a NAUTILUS gauge with my 2010-model-year E-TEC 225-HP engine for about two years. It is well known that the NAUTILUS gauge was designed for the newer E-TEC G2 engines, but many functions on the gauge work just fine if used with a legacy E-TEC engine, like mine. In 2020 I winterized...
by jimh
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 325 CONQUEST Dinghy Lift
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: 325 CONQUEST Dinghy Lift

NorthShoreWhaler wrote:I’ve seen the Cutwater lift.
Maybe you can give a link so others can see what is being discussed in this thread.
by jimh
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: REVENGE 22 Hull Drains
Replies: 21
Views: 1064

Re: REVENGE 22 Hull Drains

I put a drain in the fuel tank cavity on my 1979 V-22 Q15: Where is the drain located that you installed in the fuel tank cavity? I am guessing it is at the aft end of the tank at its deepest point, but you need to explain where you put the drain you made. Q16: What does the new drain empty into? I...
by jimh
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Deduce year of Boston Whaler
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Deduce year of Boston Whaler

A bashful reader writes an email to me asking for help in deducing the year of his Boston Whaler boat's manufacture. The salient information he provides: Boat is a MONTAUK Stencil number is 3B662x Federal hull identification number is seen on a metal plate on exterior of transom reading 885x 81 A. (...
by jimh
Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 325 CONQUEST Dinghy Lift
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: 325 CONQUEST Dingy Lift

mmuscat01 wrote:Cutwater Boats has a really nice [dingy lift].


You should give readers a link to the product that you admire, and in this way readers will have some appreciation of what product you might find acceptable to your use.
by jimh
Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 325 CONQUEST Dinghy Lift
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Dinghy Lift

Please clarify what you mean by the phrase "dinghy lift".

Are you seeking a davit crane?

Are you seeking some sort of drive-on platform that lifts the dinghy out of the water?
by jimh
Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: REVENGE 22 Hull Drains
Replies: 21
Views: 1064

Re: REVENGE 22 Hull Drains

In my opinion, Vance's modification is useful. I presume that the lowest point in the fuel tank cavity must be slighter higher than the lowest point in the aft cockpit live well, and that facilitates the water draining out of the fuel tank cavity and into the live well. Q12: Once the water gets into...
by jimh
Tue Nov 09, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: REVENGE 22 Hull Drains
Replies: 21
Views: 1064

Re: REVENGE 22 Hull Drains

VANCE:

Q11: in Figure 6 is that drain between the fuel tank cavity and the [aft cockpit live well] at the bottom of each something you added?
by jimh
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank: Removal without damage to Foam; Test PSI
Replies: 9
Views: 273

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

It is sad that I have to get rid of those foam on an unsinkable boat. The reserve buoyancy of the hull with the cockpit is flooded is listed by Boston Whaler as the SWAMPED CAPACITY in lbs. For the 22-foot hull as a REVENGE, the swamped capacity is 5,000-lbs. By removing a few cubic feet in foam vo...
by jimh
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brunswick CEO Comments on CNBC re Boston Whaler
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Brunswick CEO Comments on CNBC re Boston Whaler

The willingness of a dealer to accept a two-year-old boat in excellent condition as a trade-in generally will depend on the buyer then using the trade-in credit to purchase an even larger boat. That's where the notion of the money being "all on paper" would come from. This sort of buy-trad...
by jimh
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fuel Tank: Removal without damage to Foam; Test PSI
Replies: 9
Views: 273

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

Q1: If I lift the fuel tank, can I easily put fuel tank back in place without damaging the foam surround? I doubt the foam would remain intact. You probably will have to saw the foam away from the tank on the sides of the tank. The foam on the bottom of the tank will probably have to be broken away...
by jimh
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: REVENGE 22 Hull Drains
Replies: 21
Views: 1064

Re: REVENGE 22 Hull Drains

Q1: Why would I want water, if there is any, to go to the fuel tank chamber? Your question assumes the passage between the fuel tank cavity and the rigging tunnel on Port forward is intended to drain water into the fuel tank cavity. The drain could easily be for the exact opposite purpose: to drain...
by jimh
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: My FCC Ship Station License: A Catch-22 Situation
Replies: 2
Views: 1906

Getting an FCC Ship Station License

[This is a re-posting of an article I wrote in 2011 when I applied for my first FCC ship station license. It explains the license application process and gives useful links to the FCC's various web resources.] After thinking about it for perhaps a decade, I decided to get an FCC SHIP STATION LICENSE...
by jimh
Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: REVENGE 22 Hull Drains
Replies: 21
Views: 1064

Re: REVENGE 22 Hull Drains

When discussing in the 2020's the state of an aluminum fuel tank that was made in the 1980's, one ought to give some consideration to the fact that the aluminum fuel tank is 30 to 40-years-old. That a 30 to 40-year-old aluminum fuel tank on a boat might have some corrosion should not be seen as a si...
by jimh
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: REVENGE 22 Hull Drains
Replies: 21
Views: 1064

Re: REVENGE 22 Hull Drains

Re Figure 1: I see a lot of mold or mildew on the liner surface. Mildew is created by freshwater. Mildew can be insidious and spread. I recommend that the liner be thoroughly cleaned and mildew removed as much as possible. Also re Figure I: I see there is a circular stain on the fuel tank in the are...
by jimh
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: REVENGE 22 Hull Drains
Replies: 21
Views: 1064

Re: REVENGE 22 Hull Drains

I believe the purpose of the rigging tunnel that is seen in Figure 4 (and also partially seen in Figure 3) and located on the Port side and forward, may have been to route wiring to the helm in the center console versions of the 22-foot hull. In a REVENGE model, the helm is located on Starboard, not...