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by jimh
Fri Dec 09, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Remedy for Compromised Hull Drain
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Remedy for Compromised Hull Drain

Both upper and lower drain tubes.... I don't understand your reference to multiple tubes in locations "upper" and "lower." Are you describing two different hull drains in two different locations on the hull? I plan to continue to run air through the drain holes continuously unti...
by jimh
Fri Dec 09, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury OptiMax Runs Poorly at High Engine Speeds
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Mercury OptiMax Runs Poorly at High Engine Speeds

Bigwylie wrote:The fix to fuel hose on the fuel tank produced immediate improvement.
What was changed in the fuel hose? Your narrative did not explain what was done.
by jimh
Thu Dec 08, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Remedy for Compromised Hull Drain
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Remedy for Compromised Hull Drain

Remove the compromised brass through-hull drain. Examine the foam for evidence of retained water. Let the drain hole dry. You can accelerate the drying by blowing warm air into the drain passage. The drain hole should dry out in a few days. Install a new brass through-hull drain. See the FAQ for adv...
by jimh
Thu Dec 08, 2022 6:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mooring a 1985 MONTAUK 17
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Mooring a 1985 MONTAUK 17

Use the transom towing eyes as attachment points for mooring lines. Use dock lines with an eye splice at one end. Pass the eye splice through the eye of the towing eye. Then thread the other end of the dock like though the eye splice. This will create a very secure mooring attachment point. If you w...
by jimh
Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1984 OUTRAGE V-20: Replacement Fuel Tank Source
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: 1984 OUTRAGE V-20: Replacement Fuel Tank Source

After reading the specification write ups on the Outrage 20, it sounds like the aft portion of the boat is the same as the Outrage 18 from the center console aft. The comment [I made reference to] regarding the aft layout of the Outrage V20 was found on Continuous Wave, [in the REFERENCE article on...
by jimh
Sun Dec 04, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1984 OUTRAGE V-20: Replacement Fuel Tank Source
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: 1984 OUTRAGE V-20: Replacement Fuel Tank Source

After reading the specification write-up's on the Outrage V-20, it sounds like the aft portion of the [OUTRAGE V-20] boat is the same as the OUTRAGE 18 from the center console aft. I am not aware of this alleged similarity. Perhaps you can give a link to the resource which gave you this opinion. It...
by jimh
Sat Dec 03, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 190 MONTAUK Transom-mount Trolling Motor
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: 190 MONTAUK Transom-mount Trolling Motor

...the auto pilot system is expensive... The Lawrence Outboard Pilot is only about $1,000. I don't think that can be considered expensive if compared to your initial plan to install an electric trolling motor. The cost of the total installation of an electric trolling motor would probably be greate...
by jimh
Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bimini Top for Six-foot-two Helmsman
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Bimini Top for Six-foot-two Helmsman

In Figures 1 and 2 the aft frame support tubes are set at quite an angle.

What was your thinking on the choice of angle for the aft frame support tubes?

I would have expected those frame tubes to mounted almost vertically.
by jimh
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bimini Top for Six-foot-two Helmsman
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Bimini Top for Six-foot-two Helmsman

On the rare occasion when my boat is in use and the Bimini top is not deployed, the frame is left in the erected position and the top's bows are folded in. Stowing the top in the erected frame position really is the simplest way to get the top out of the way without laying down the whole frame. The ...
by jimh
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Broken engine mounting bolt
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Broken engine mounting bolt

The new engine mounting bolts will not be installed using an impact driver. Engine mounting bolts should be tightened with a torque wrench to the specified value of torque. If a great deal of sealant is smeared onto the thread, the sealant may act as a thread lubricant and cause too much tightening...
by jimh
Wed Nov 30, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 190 MONTAUK Transom-mount Trolling Motor
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: What is an Auto-pilot

Read at Lowrance Outboard Pilot Hydraulic Pack https://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=535 An auto-pilot in the realm of outboard engine boats is a device that controls the steering of the outboard engine. The steering control is usually implemented by including an electrically oper...
by jimh
Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 190 MONTAUK Transom-mount Trolling Motor
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: 190 MONTAUK Transom-mount Trolling Motor

I don't understand why you think an electric trolling motor mounted at an offset at the stern will hold a straighter course line than the 190 MONTAUK boat's main propulsion engine mounted on centerline. Rather than a trolling motor, I think you need an auto pilot if you want to operate as a one-man ...
by jimh
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Purchased a 1975 Montauk
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Purchased a 1975 Montauk

Hi Dale--your list of projects is quite comprehensive. It is so comprehensive that it contains too many topics. So many topics in one post results in very unwieldy responses that jumble all the advice together. Such cluttered organization of so many topics is not encouraged. Let me offer some genera...
by jimh
Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bimini Top for Six-foot-two Helmsman
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Bimini Top for Six-foot-two Helmsman

There are three general sources for a Bimini top for a MONTAUK 17: ⋅ buy from Wm. J. Mills. & Co., the original OEM for classic-era Boston Whaler boat canvas and made to suit the particulars of Dick Fisher; they are still supplying these products; you then install the top by following ...
by jimh
Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1979 SPORT 15 Full Refit
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: 1979 SPORT 15 Full Refit

Many thanks for the nice photo-layout of your restoration of the 1979 SPORT 15 boat. I believe that the bow chocks and lifting eyes were probably originally chrome plated over bronze. I am interested in your technique having aluminum foil in the pan with the vinegar acid as part of the process to re...
by jimh
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Broken engine mounting bolt
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Broken engine mounting bolt

Regarding corrosion, I found this comment: Does Stainless Steel Corrode? Even though stainless steel is much more resistant to corrosion than other forms of metal, it can corrode in some circumstances. Stainless steel will not corrode in normal water-based environments. However, in aggressive condit...
by jimh
Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1990 Montauk 17 Re-power Yamaha F90LB
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: 1990 Montauk 17 Re-power Yamaha F90LB

After a little reading, I have seen it asserted that when moving from two to four stroke at the same power, a slightly larger prop may be called for because power typically occurs at somewhat lower RPM. Wrong. Typically a naturally-aspirated four-stroke-power-cycle outboard engine only develops its...
by jimh
Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Revenge 22 W-T Drains: Six Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Revenge 22 W-T Drains: Six Questions

The claim shell drain on starboard hull bottom aft is from the starboard aft cockpit sump. The sump is covered by a hinged hatch. The sump is at the end of the starboard rigging tunnel. The hatch is outboard from centerline at the joint between the cockpit deck and the inwale of the hull sides. It i...
by jimh
Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Revenge 22 W-T Drains: Six Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Revenge 22 W-T Drains: Six Questions

Regarding drains on a Boston Whaler boat, the owner's manual gives advice about their use and whether or not to insert blocking plugs. If you do not have a copy of the owner's manual, you can read the on-line HTML version I created. It is available from the REFERENCE section of the WHALER section of...
by jimh
Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Revenge 22 W-T Drains: Six Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Revenge 22 W-T Drains: Six Questions

Q1: what can be done to stop water flowing into the storage area? The anchor locker on a REVENGE 22 Walk-Through has its own overboard drain. If there is a flow of water from the anchor locker into the cabin, the most reasonable inferences are: ⋅ the drain for the anchor locker is blocked...
by jimh
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury Ends the VERADO Supercharged Engine Era
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Mercury Ends the VERADO Supercharged Engine Era

Regarding the continuation of the VERADO name badge on the non-supercharged engines, in the case of the initial V8 models of non-supercharged VERADO engines, those new engines continued to used the engine mounting system that Mercury referred to as the Advanced Mid-Section or AMS mount. They also co...
by jimh
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Mercury V10 Engine Offers Option for 48-Volt Alternator
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Mercury V10 Engine Offers Option for 48-Volt Alternator

Thanks for the pointer to the PANBO article. The option of having 48-Volt alternator output is very interesting. In generating electrical power, a higher voltage reduces the current needed. Modern boats are acquiring more electrical loads. There was a notion about a decade ago that automobile electr...
by jimh
Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury Ends the VERADO Supercharged Engine Era
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Mercury Ends the VERADO Supercharged Engine Era

With the recent announcement of several V-10 engines in the 350-HP to 400-HP range, Mercury will be ending production of the VERADO FOURSTROKE 2.6-liter in-line six-cylinder engine that it revealed on February 12, 2004. The in-line six-cylinder supercharged VERADO FOURSTROKE engine was announced at ...
by jimh
Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury OptiMax Runs Poorly at High Engine Speeds
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Mercury OptiMax Runs Poorly at High Engine Speeds

A restriction in fuel flow at high fuel flow rates will often cause the engine to be unable to accelerate to full engine speed. I am unclear about the resolution of the problem of the engine running poorly at high engine speeds. Q1: did the repairs to the fuel hose and related fuel components provid...
by jimh
Mon Nov 14, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 OUTRAGE 17 has Fuel Odor
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: 1993 OUTRAGE 17 has Fuel Odor

I don't have an authoritative cite, but I believe that rubber fuel hose that was rated to be resistant to alcohol came into common use on boats around 1987. The hoses on my 1990 Boston Whaler boat are all rated for use with gasoline-alcohol blended fuel. On a 1993 boat I would expect that the hoses ...
by jimh
Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Source for Rebuild Kit for Ritchie Compass
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Source for Rebuild Kit for Ritchie Compass

Mambo Minnow wrote:Viking in Pembroke...
What is "Viking in Pembroke? It sound like the address of an estate in England.
by jimh
Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 OUTRAGE 17 has Fuel Odor
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: 1993 OUTRAGE 17 has Fuel Odor

stephansteiner wrote:Q2: what is involved in lifting the deck of a 1993 OUTRAGE 17?
Standby for a reply from PHIL T, who owns a similar boat. He should be able to tell you the details of the deck removal procedure.
by jimh
Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 OUTRAGE 17 has Fuel Odor
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: 1993 OUTRAGE 17 has Fuel Odor

Q1: what action should be taken when an odor of gasoline is detected on a 1993 OUTRAGE 17 For a boat with an internal below-deck fuel tank, there generally should not be any odor of gasoline, unless perhaps you were to sniff directly at the fuel tank vent. Other than at the vent, the presence of th...
by jimh
Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler SPORT 13 Bow Hatch Alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Boston Whaler SPORT 13 Bow Hatch Alternative

thum wrote:Wood should be fairly maintenance free if I use a quality wood.
There are no wood species that will be free from maintenance if the wood is exposed to fresh water and sunshine.
by jimh
Thu Nov 10, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Gales of November
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Gales of November

According to AIS monitoring website, at least two commercial ships took refuge from the Gale in Good Harbor Bay. Thanks to very modern weather predictions, it appears that no big freighters had to weather the predicted 20-foot waves in central Lake Michigan. On southbound large freight hugged the we...
by jimh
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: STRIPER 15 Seating: Four Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: STRIPER 15 Seating: Four Questions

The Boston Whaler 15-foot hull is a great small boat, but the seating arrangements were not always the best. There is a long history of owners modifying the seating to become more comfortable than the simple thwart seat planks with no backrest. The STRIPER model is a bit unusual in that its OEM seat...
by jimh
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:05 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler SPORT 13 Bow Hatch Alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Boston Whaler SPORT 13 Bow Hatch Alternative

The original hatch blew off while trailering. Many years ago I bought a used 1976 SPORT 15. The bow locker hatch was not the original hatch. The hatch was just held in place by gravity; there was no retaining mechanism. I always thought the OEM hatch must have been lost while trailering. A bow lock...
by jimh
Tue Nov 08, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Outrage 18 with 225-HP Cannot Stay on Plane at Low Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: 2000 Outrage 18 with 225-HP Cannot Stay on Plane at Low Speed

The ENGINE MOUNTING HEIGHT is three-holes-up from lowest position. Engine mounting at three-holes-up from lowest is a rather high engine mounting height. Consider what happens to a stern-lifting propeller as the engine mounting height is raised higher and higher: more of the propeller becomes close...
by jimh
Mon Nov 07, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Outrage 18 with 225-HP Cannot Stay on Plane at Low Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: 2000 Outrage 18 with 225-HP Cannot Stay on Plane at Low Speed

JiM—are you also suggesting a four-bladed propeller of the same diameter as I have now? Propeller diameter is not a particularly essential ingredient in propeller selection. Usually the propeller manufacturer selects a propeller diameter that is appropriate for the intended use of the propeller. If...
by jimh
Mon Nov 07, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fire Extinguisher Requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Fire Extinguisher Requirements

I found a marine-rated 10-B-C white case extinguisher at Lowe’s for about $26. It saved me a 20-mile-drive to the nearest Walmart store.
by jimh
Sun Nov 06, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Outrage 18 with 225-HP Cannot Stay on Plane at Low Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: 2000 Outrage 18 with 225-HP Cannot Stay on Plane at Low Speed

[he Mercury OptiMax 225-HP engine can accelerate to 5,600-RPM at full throttle, and the boat speed will be around 48-MPH, varying with the boat weight from loading. I am surprised that the engine speed is only 5,600-RPM and boat speed is only 48-MPH. For comparison, I have a 225-HP engine and the s...
by jimh
Sun Nov 06, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Outrage 18 with 225-HP Cannot Stay on Plane at Low Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: 2000 Outrage 18 with 225-HP Cannot Stay on Plane at Low Speed

[Q1: would switching to a 15 x 15-pitch four-bladed propeller give the hull more stability? No, the hull stability is determined by the hull form, the center of gravity, and other hydrodynamic forces Q2: would switching to a 15 x 15-pitch four-bladed propeller give the hull more lift? The term &quo...
by jimh
Sun Nov 06, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Outrage 18 with 225-HP Cannot Stay on Plane at Low Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: 2000 Outrage 18 with 225-HP Cannot Stay on Plane at Low Speed

The problem described is a common problem: in adverse head seas a moderate V-hull planing hull boat like a classic Boston Whaler, in this case an OUTRAGE 18, cannot be maintained at a comfortably slow on-plane orientation. The reason for this problem is generally that the engine cannot produce suffi...
by jimh
Sun Nov 06, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2000 Outrage 18 with 225-HP Cannot Stay on Plane at Low Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: 2000 Outrage 18 with 225-HP Cannot Stay on Plane at Low Speed

You need to read the article on engine mounting height nomenclature. All discussion of engine mounting height MUST uses the prescribed nomenclature for engine mounting height so that we do not have six or seven posts going back and forth trying to figure out what is the actual engine mounting height...
by jimh
Sat Nov 05, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Garmin 94sv and 2005 Mercury OptiMax Engine Data
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Garmin 94sv and 2005 Mercury OptiMax Engine Data

Q1: will alarm data be displayed on the Garmin 94sv? In order for a NMEA-2000 multi-function display to be able to show proprietary engine data like alarms, the display device must indicate it has special compatibility with the particular engine. Further, because the data from the engine is coming ...
by jimh
Sat Nov 05, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Garmin 94sv and 2005 Mercury OptiMax Engine Data
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Garmin 94sv and 2005 Mercury OptiMax Engine Data

Lex98us86 wrote:Q3: is a full [NMEA-2000] network needed if I only have one device to connect?
Yes. A proper NMEA-2000 network must have terminating resistors and a power insertion node.
by jimh
Sat Nov 05, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Assess Trailers from Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Assess Trailers from Pictures

The decision is easy.

The MAGIC TILT trailer seen in Figures 2 and 3 looks suitable for a MONTAUK 17, and the price seems very reasonable. The fenders have steps attached to them which will make climbing up into the boat when on the trailer much easier than with the old trailer seen in Figure 1.
by jimh
Sat Nov 05, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: Evinrude Partners for Display of E-TEC Engine Data
Replies: 1
Views: 5277

Re: Evinrude Partners for Display of E-TEC Engine Data

Based on advice from a product expert familiar with E-TEC engines and the support for them by NAVICO and GARMIN multi-function displays, there should also be excellent support for the legacy E-TEC ("G1") engines provided by those displays.
by jimh
Sat Nov 05, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: E-TEC Instrumentation with Multi-function Display
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: E-TEC Instrumentation with Multi-function Display

I consulted with the most reliable and probably the best informed person regarding the compatibility of the NAVICO and GARMIN multi-function displays and compatibility with the legacy (or "G1") E-TEC engines. He advised that there is excellent support for the legacy engines. He commented: ...
by jimh
Sat Nov 05, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Gales of November
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Gales of November

The NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLREL) is predicting severe wave conditions on Lake Michigan today and tomorrow, and forecasting wave heights building to 20-feet in the northern-central portion. GLREL_WaveHeightForecastNov2022.jpg The wind speed forecast shows sustained winds from t...
by jimh
Thu Nov 03, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New 280 DAUNTLESS
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: New 280 DAUNTLESS

PHILD--thanks for the hint that a new 280 DAUNTLESS will retail around $400,000. Egads, that is a lot of money (or a huge monthly payment) for what is essentially a day-use boat with a head. On a corollary note, Brunswick just reported that at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boats Show (FLIBS) they...
by jimh
Thu Nov 03, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Keel Rollers v. Keel Bunks
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Keel Rollers v. Keel Bunks

Q4: is a Whaler Drive usually transported [without actual support under it from the trailer]? Yes. The bottom of the Whaler Drive is significantly higher than the keel or the hull, and it generally hangs unsupported. It might be possible to have some sort of custom made add-on frame that could atta...
by jimh
Thu Nov 03, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: E-TEC Instrumentation with Multi-function Display
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: E-TEC Instrumentation with Multi-function Display

A prior discussion goes over this exact topic. See E-TEC 90 Muti-function Display https://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5525 Q1: can a multi-function display be used for E-TEC instrumentation? Yes. The E-TEC engine sends a great deal of data in the standard NMEA-2000 protocol par...
by jimh
Wed Nov 02, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bolt Orientation in Engine Mounting
Replies: 15
Views: 1425

Re: Bolt Orientation in Engine Mounting

Q3: can I just go to a hardware store and get a same-size galvanized bolt? Yes Q4: do I have to order an engine mounting bolt from a marine store? See answer to Q3. Q5: are engine mounting bolts normal-sized? Yes. Q6: are engine mounting bolds odd-sized? See answer to Q5. Q7: will I be unable to fi...