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by jimh
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Mercury 60-HP BIGFOOT Not Charging
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Mercury 60-HP BIGFOOT Not Charging

Q8: is there another battery charger that is connected to the boat battery?

Q9: is the other battery charger being operated at the same time as the engine is running?
by jimh
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Mercury 60-HP BIGFOOT Not Charging
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Mercury 60-HP BIGFOOT Not Charging

Since replacement of multiple components in the charging system did not cure the problem, the cause of the problem may be external to the engine, in the form of a load on the charging system that is demanding excessive current from the charging system. To test for this, use a Hall-Effect Clamp-On DC...
by jimh
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom Painting 15-footer
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Bottom Painting 15-footer

... while [Boston Whaler boats] are supposed to be foam filled, I've discovered that the foam, on mine anyway, has pretty much given up the ghost. A Boston Whaler Unibond hull has high density foam that was injected and expanded against a closed mold, with only a few small vents to permit excess fo...
by jimh
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Mercury 60-HP BIGFOOT Not Charging
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Mercury 60-HP BIGFOOT Not Charging

Q5: when you replaced the magnets into the flywheel, did you test the magnets for their N-pole S-pole field orientation? Q6: when you replaced the magnet into the flywheel, did you orient them so the N-pole and S-pole orientation alternated from one position to the next? Let's go back to the origina...
by jimh
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-footer Hull Repair at Bow
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: 13-footer Hull Repair at Bow

The easy method: ⋅ remove whatever was added ⋅ preserve electrical conductors ⋅ abrade deck to smooth surface ⋅ fabricate escutcheon to cover all the damage, possibly using a material like KING StarBoard ⋅ purchase OEM replacement, not a replica &sdo...
by jimh
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Overall Length with Engine Trimmed Up: 190 or 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Overall Length with Engine Trimmed Up: 190 or 170 MONTAUK

You could save about two-feet if you left the engine in the operating position for the "official measurement." I just measured the distance from the transom to the tip of a propeller blade on my 25-inch-shaft E-TEC 225-HP: it's 47-inches. But I measured with the engine in the trailer-lock ...
by jimh
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Overall Length with Engine Trimmed Up: 190 or 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Overall Length with Engine Trimmed Up: 190 or 170 MONTAUK

The overall length of the boat remains the same, as the boat length does not include the engine.

Are your neighbors really going to measure down to the inch?
by jimh
Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2014 Montauk 170 Navigation Lamp
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: 2014 Montauk 170 Navigation Lamp

Perhaps the navigation lamp was left illuminated for a long period of time. If the lightbulb was an incandescent lightbulb, there could have been significant heat generated. Perhaps the heat caused the plastic lens to fail.
by jimh
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bottom Painting 15-footer
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Bottom Painting 15-footer

The six coats of existing bottom paint may have hidden some flaws which might have been revealing of the hull's true condition.
by jimh
Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: How "older" and "newer" Boston Whaler Boats are Made
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: How "older" and "newer" Boston Whaler Boats are Made

There really has not been any change in the method of construction of Boston Whaler boats over the years, other than generally better process controls, more precise control over the amount of foam infused, and perhaps stricter hull weight variation limits. It is common for the deck area to have plyw...
by jimh
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Identify Trolling Motor Mount From Image
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Identify Trolling Motor Mount From Image

The search argument used to find the images was “Attwood Marine Trol-Lock Motor Mount.” It seems the manufacturer name and model were already known. :-)
by jimh
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mounting Trolling Motor on Side of Bow
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: Mounting Trolling Motor on Side of Bow

A trolling motor is generally mounted on the deck or gunwales at the bow. Mounting off-centerline is very common because many boats have a navigation lamp mounted at the bow as well as a Sampson post or cleats or chocks. Usually an electric trolling motor is used. Usually the trolling motor is mount...
by jimh
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2012 130 Super Sport Through-hull Drain Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: 2012 130 Super Sport Through-hull Drain Replacement

ASIDE: For help with using the forum software use a different forum. THE GAM is a boating forum.

Use the forun whose topic is the forum software:

https://continuouswave.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=1
by jimh
Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Whaler Drive Trim Tabs
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Whaler Drive Trim Tabs

You need to experience the ride characteristics of an OUTRAGE 22 Whaler Drive boat before you decide it must have trim tabs in order for the boat to meet your own criteria for ride stability. Trim Tabs are most often employed to limit the bow rise. For that purpose they are unnecessary on a Whaler D...
by jimh
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2003 190 NANTUCKET Navigation Lamp
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: 2003 190 NANTUCKET Navigation Lamp

Contact Sue at Twin Cities Marine in Wisconsin to get advice on what replacement parts are available for the combined sidelights lamp at the bow of your 2003 190 NANTUCKET.
by jimh
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yamaha and Sharrow Reach Agreement on Propellers
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Yamaha and Sharrow Reach Agreement on Propellers

The Sharrow propeller certainly has shown improvements over conventional propellers in several tests. A summary of testing conducted by BOATTEST.COM was published at https://boattest.com/Sharrow-Propeller The principal benefit of the Sharrow propeller over conventional propellers seems to be improve...
by jimh
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Identify Trolling Motor Mount From Image
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Identify Trolling Motor Mount From Image

Try using an image search to identify the round trolling motor mounting plates seen in Figures 1 and 2.
by jimh
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Off-Center Mounting of Outboard
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Off-Center Mounting of Outboard

I would leave the engine mounted as is. I doubt that the 1/2-inch offset is affecting the propulsion of the boat or the static trim. I would leave the helm console where it is now. If you decide to re-do all the engine mounting holes, read the FAQ answers related to that work. Q8: How Does the Engin...
by jimh
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Evinrude Legacy
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: The Evinrude Legacy

ROTAX was acquired by Bombardier in 1970. Bombardier acquired Evinrude in 2001 from the ashes of the OMC bankruptcy. On that basis, there is a lot more history with ROTAX than there was with Evinrude. Looking at these two subsidiary companies from the perspective of the senior acquiring company, ROT...
by jimh
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Evinrude Legacy
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: The Evinrude Legacy

ROTAX makes four-stroke engines, too, not just two-stroke engines.

Perhaps the goal for BRP with the Ghost project was to move to four-stroke-power-cycle designs, which would explain the ending of the Evinrude brand, which had a 100-year history of making two-stoke-power-cycle engines.
by jimh
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: SUN LOUNGE Option for 2021 130 SUPER SPORT
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: SUN LOUNGE Option for 2021 130 SUPER SPORT

A Boston Whaler authorized dealer should be able to answer this question. A very helpful dealer is Twin Cities Marine in Wisconsin. ASIDE: Q2: are you trying to buy the Sun Lounge option as an OEM part for installation on your already delivered boat? Q3: is the Sun Lounge option more than just uphol...
by jimh
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1979 SPORT 15 Raising Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: 1979 SPORT 15 Raising Engine

Thanks for providing an illustration showing the location of the cooling water inlets on the engine lower unit. That water inlet is unusual. I don't recall mention of a water inlet in that location on other engines, such as the engines shown in several illustrations above depicting raised engine mou...
by jimh
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yamaha and Sharrow Reach Agreement on Propellers
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Yamaha and Sharrow Reach Agreement on Propellers

dtmackey wrote:I do not consider most of the people on CW "average". Seems many of us are over 50, have owned out boats a long period of time and possess many years of experience and know more than what the "pointy end" of the boat is called.
Yes, I agree. And they get older every year.
by jimh
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Small Hose from Engine Now Pumping Water
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Small Hose from Engine Now Pumping Water

Q2: is the hose for cooling engine fuel? Generally any engine with a carburetor would never have a fuel cooler. Fuel coolers are only typical in fuel induction systems where the gasoline fuel is pressurized and circulated among multiple fuel injectors. The fuel tends to become warmed by the injecto...
by jimh
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yamaha and Sharrow Reach Agreement on Propellers
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Yamaha and Sharrow Reach Agreement on Propellers

Yamaha Precision Propeller Industries resulted from Yamaha Marine taking over Precision Propellers of Indiana. Precision Propellers was an independent propeller manufacturer, and Yamaha was one of their customers for OEM production of Yamaha-branded propellers. Precision Propellers was also the U.S....
by jimh
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yamaha and Sharrow Reach Agreement on Propellers
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Yamaha and Sharrow Reach Agreement on Propellers

DT--thanks for the very timely notice about this agreement. Here is the press release. June 21, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time GREENFIELD, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE) Yamaha’s U.S. Marine Business Unit announced today a new manufacturing and limited supply agreement between Yamaha Marine Precision Pr...
by jimh
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1979 SPORT 15 Raising Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: 1979 SPORT 15 Raising Engine

Observation of the flow of cooling water from the cooling water confidence stream nozzle is also a reasonably good indicator of proper water pump operation, and it is significantly less complex than some other methods. Corollary: the higher the engine is mounted, the more visible the cooling water c...
by jimh
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Measuring Cooling Water Pressure
Replies: 0
Views: 16

Measuring Cooling Water Pressure

Often modern outboard engines are being mounted at a raised engine mounting height compared to the traditional lowest-possible mounting height. As the engine mounting height is raised, the engine cooling water pressure may decrease. Being able to monitor the engine water cooling pressure will give i...
by jimh
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1979 SPORT 15 Raising Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: 1979 SPORT 15 Raising Engine

Generally in an outboard engine the water inlets for the water pump in the gear case or lower unit casting would all feed into the centrifugal water pump impeller. Usually the inlets are located on the sides of the bullet near the leading edge of the bullet, and are below the level of the impeller. ...
by jimh
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1979 SPORT 15 Raising Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: 1979 SPORT 15 Raising Engine

If there is no way to know the engine cooling water pressure, then clearly there is no concern about it. If you were concerned about engine cooling water pressure, you would already have installed a water pressure gauge to monitor it. Also, if you do not have a value for engine cooling water pressur...
by jimh
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Small Hose from Engine Now Pumping Water
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Small Hose from Engine Now Pumping Water

You should not see much water flow from the hose until the boat begins to make forward way, unless there is a siphon effect taking place. Increase in water flow with boat forward way is a sure sign the hose is from a Pitot tube pickup on the engine gear case below the waterline. Often the hose is a ...
by jimh
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Hull Drains: Using Fiberglass Tubes to Replace Brass Tubes
Replies: 16
Views: 523

Re: Hull Drains: Using Fiberglass Tubes to Replace Brass Tubes

...I slathered [TotalBoat] TotalFair fairing compound inside the ends of the tube then sanded smooth. What is the permeability to seawater of the TotalBoat TotalFair fairing compound? I do not expect that a fairing compound would be completely impervious to continual immersion in water. The nature ...
by jimh
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2022 Fuel Prices at Marina Fuel Docks
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: 2022 Fuel Prices at Marina Fuel Docks

As of of June 20, 2022, the fuel dock at Northport Marina has raised the price of marine gasoline to $6.50-per-gallon for REC-90 pure gasoline, no ethanol dilution from the previously reported price of $6-per-gallon on May 16, 2022. The retail highway price for 87-octane regular unleaded gasoline di...
by jimh
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Super Leaning Post / Workstation for Outrage 25
Replies: 5
Views: 1617

Re: Super Leaning Post / Workstation for Outrage 25

The thread is seeking the dimensions of the Super Leaning Post / Workstation. If you can supply those dimensions, please supply them here in this thread. The point of the website is to provide information that is available on the web to all, not to provide ways for information to be exchanged privat...
by jimh
Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Retail Source for Bimini and Boat Covers
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Retail Source for Bimini and Boat Covers

Questions seeking advice about suppliers or venders are FREQUENTLY ASKED. For that reason, a FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS article was created 18-years ago to provide well-researched answers to those questions. For recommended vendors of marine canvas see the REFERENCE section article at https://contin...
by jimh
Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Evinrude Legacy
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: The Evinrude Legacy

MASAMBA--please comment more explicitly on what attracted your interest in the presentation.
by jimh
Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: History of Home-made Davits for 1962 13-footer for Use with BAYLINER 4788 with UMT Universal Chocks.
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: History of Home-made Davits for 1962 13-footer for Use with BAYLINER 4788.

Your search for information about chocks mounted on BAYLINER boats may be more fruitful on a website whose focus is on BAYLINER boats. Most participants in this forum are not owners of a BAYLINER boat. The relationship between chocks and lifting davits capable of lifting a 13-foot Boston Whaler is n...
by jimh
Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2005 190 NANTUCKET VERADO 150
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: 2005 190 NANTUCKET VERADO 150

MORE ON PROPELLER VENTILATION Propeller ventilation is often actually induced by the engine. If the engine controller is not designed to maintain a constant engine speed at a constant throttle setting, when a propeller initially begins to ventilate the engine may accelerate due to a load reduction f...
by jimh
Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2005 190 NANTUCKET VERADO 150
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: 2005 190 NANTUCKET VERADO 150

Here are two follow-on questions directed to me, and my replies. are you saying just run the propeller I have? It is not clear to me that you have already run the boat extensively with the current MIRAGE plus 17-pitch propeller. My inference from your earlier narrative was: ⋅ you have not ...
by jimh
Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Evinrude Legacy
Replies: 12
Views: 294

The Evinrude Legacy

In a "Analysts & Investors Day 2022" gathering held in Orlando, Florida on June 14 and 15, 2022, Bombardier Recreational Products revealed further plans for manufacture of outboard engines. The presentation announced that BRP will be introducing a new outboard engine under the ROTAX br...
by jimh
Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Tips on Applying Paint
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Tips on Applying Paint

Do not be misled by examples of work performed by DT. He seems to be a master of boat renovation. He also seems to have all the necessary facilities and tools--and time.
by jimh
Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1998 OUTRAGE Leak
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: 1998 OUTRAGE Leak

Your description of "transom hatch" makes no sense. The transom is a vertical structural part of the hull. To have a hatch in the transom would be very unusual. Perhaps you are talking about some sort of small opening in the engine splash well area, a deck access plate or something similar...
by jimh
Sat Jun 18, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Raising Engine Height
Replies: 22
Views: 394

Re: Raising Engine Height

Good luck with your project. Before making any changes, you should document the boat performance with the engine mounted as it has always been. When you complete the project, perhaps you can provide some data about boat performance-- before and after the change in engine mounting height and set back...
by jimh
Sat Jun 18, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gasket for PERKO Red-Green Lens in Navigation Lamp
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Gasket for PEKO Red-Green Lens in Navigation Lamp

OLDKENT--Many thanks for the excellent illustrations. You have revealed some great details of the very commonly used red-green combined sidelight lamp often mounted at the bow of Boston Whaler boats. This thread is a good example of the purpose of the website: to collect and organize information on ...
by jimh
Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Considerations in Engine Mounting Height
Replies: 2
Views: 5397

Re: Raising Engine Height

Before the BIA standard transom hole layout and BIA engine mounting hole layout came into use in c.1983 and caused Boston Whaler to sent out Dealer Bulletin 10-84 to advise dealers on how to drill the engine mounting holes in the transom of their boats with shallow engine splash wells, there is a ve...
by jimh
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: How Capacities Are Calculated
Replies: 0
Views: 14

How Capacities Are Calculated

Regarding the method of calculating capacity values that boatbuilders must use and affix to the hull of their boats, ]I thought that to know and understand the actual methods of calculating the capacities might possibly be interesting. Among the required capacities to be shown on a capacity plate is...
by jimh
Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Uniden UM725, UM725G, and UM725GBT Radios
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Uniden UM725, UM725G, and UM725GBT Radios

UNIDEN has introduced three new VHF Marine Band DSC radios with model designators UM725, UM725G, and UM725GBT. While all are CLASS-D DSC radios, and some models include an integral GNSS receiver for the Global Positioning System (GPS) and NMEA-2000 network communication, the most unusual and perhaps...
by jimh
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Raising Engine Height
Replies: 22
Views: 394

Re: Raising Engine Height

TOM--thank you for jumping in with your first-hand experiences.
by jimh
Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Raising Engine Height
Replies: 22
Views: 394

Re: Raising Engine Height

6-1/2-inches between third hole and top of slot. Add 2-inches 8-1/2-inches. Why add 2-inches Describing in a narrative a complicated layout of holes with explicit dimensions is not a very good method. Perhaps a sketch of what the narrative was trying to describe might be more useful. In any case, i...
by jimh
Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Re: Interpreting Owner's Manual Advice About Drain Plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Interpreting Owner's Manual Advice About Drain Plugs

The real answer to the concern about removing the garboard drain plug can only be known by understanding what compartment or sump will be drained--or filled if the plug is removed. If the "garboard" drain only drains a deep sump whose walls will rise well above the waterline, then if the p...