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by ConB
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: 2021 Crooked River Run
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: 2021 Crooked River Run

Very cool.
Sorry we missed the party this year.
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by ConB
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Ideal Boat for Older Years of Boating
Replies: 10
Views: 3464

Re: Ideal Boat for Older Years of Boating

Keep it simple.
What about a Montauk 190? Easy in, easy out, uncomplicated systems. Easy to store.
Watched senior citizens launch one yesterday.

Con
by ConB
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Proper Display of Navigation Lights
Replies: 6
Views: 2111

Re: Proper Display of Navigation Lights

I was going to say sitting on the end of a dock is safer than being on a boat during fireworks. On further thought I know that’s not necessarily true.

Con
by ConB
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Outrage 18 Top Speed
Replies: 23
Views: 4319

Re: Outrage 18 Top Speed

Phil, what is the prize?

I will throw my hat into the ring if I ever get my Outrage 18 back with a second hand Yamaha F150 on it. Scuttlebutt has it 49-MPH.

--Con
by ConB
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Johnson 150
Replies: 12
Views: 3293

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 Johnson 150

I have an 1987 Outrage 18 with a 1987 Johnson 150-HP mounted two-holes-up with a Michigan Wheel Vortex 19” aluminum propeller.

I could not make myself spend the bucks on a stainless propeller thinking the motor would die soon. Fifteen years later that has come true.

Con
by ConB
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Old Caulk
Replies: 5
Views: 2588

Re: Old Caulk

Butch, in my experience boat life caulk will take days to set up. But good stuff if you have time.
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by ConB
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 13-footer Soft Deck
Replies: 5
Views: 2257

Re: c.1960 13-footer Soft Deck

There is no bulk head forward of the transom.
I don’t know what a 1959/1960 13’ looked like.
Con
by ConB
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 13-footer Soft Deck
Replies: 5
Views: 2257

Re: c.1960 13-footer Soft Deck

Is it really a Whaler?
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by ConB
Thu May 27, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Using Front-mounted Hitch
Replies: 3
Views: 1931

Re: Using Front-mounted Hitch

You also get a better view of a 16’ Whaler starting to roll off an EZ loader roller trailer when going up a slight hill and the winch not hooked up.

Con
by ConB
Thu May 27, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Small Second Anchor
Replies: 9
Views: 3073

Re: Small Second Anchor

My number two anchor is a Danforth 5H with three feet of chain.

A Danforth 12H with three feet of chain is the number one anchor.

Con
by ConB
Tue May 25, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SEAKEEPER: Effect on Performance
Replies: 7
Views: 2349

Re: SEAKEEPER: Effect on Performance

Here is an article to read.
I recall the owner saying his wife still got sick the first time out in rough weather.

https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/1096946-seakeeper-1-installation-boston-whaler-220-a.html?1096946=#post13813036

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by ConB
Tue May 11, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: Website Now Using Secure HTTPS Protocol
Replies: 4
Views: 2935

Re: Website Now Using Secure HTTPS Protocol

Thank you Jim.

Con
by ConB
Sat May 08, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Use of Polyester Resin in Boston Whaler Boats.
Replies: 3
Views: 2035

Re: Use of Polyester Resin in Boston Whaler Boats

Gel coat is polyester resin with color pigment added.

The resin that binds the fiber glass together and to the gelcoat is polyester resin.

Con
by ConB
Fri May 07, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Scarcity of New Outboard Engines
Replies: 21
Views: 6002

Re: Scarcity of New Outboard Engines

https://www.tradeonlytoday.com/columns-blogs/off-the-charts

And my old Johnson is on its death bed—going the way of the dodo bird.

Con
by ConB
Sun May 02, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 MONTAUK 17: Leak at cockpit sump drain
Replies: 54
Views: 10974

Re: 1996 MONTAUK 17: Leak at cockpit sump drain

May be this Total Boat goop would be good.

https://www.totalboat.com/product/seal/

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by ConB
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 MONTAUK 17: Leak at cockpit sump drain
Replies: 54
Views: 10974

Re: 1996 MONTAUK 17: Leak at cockpit sump drain

Looks like all foam to me from my easy chair.

Dry and clean up sounds right.

Tell us more about the bilge pump set up.

Con
by ConB
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 MONTAUK 17: Leak at cockpit sump drain
Replies: 54
Views: 10974

Re: 1996 MONTAUK 17: Leak at cockpit sump drain

I think the metal through hulls are better. I could never find a size close enough to make work.

Q18: Isn’t the Montauk sump drain quite long?

Con
by ConB
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 MONTAUK 17: Leak at cockpit sump drain
Replies: 54
Views: 10974

Re: 1996 MONTAUK 17: Leak at cockpit sump drain

If you go with the West System you need G/Flex to bond with plastic. The 105 does not bond plastic well.

Con
by ConB
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 MONTAUK 17: Leak at cockpit sump drain
Replies: 54
Views: 10974

Re: 1996 MONTAUK 17: Leak at cockpit sump drain

Q14: Will the 5200 bond to the plastic through hull?

Q15: What kind of plastic is the replacement Whaler through hull?

https://www.westmarine.com/WestAdvisor/How-to-Select-Sealants-and-Caulk


Con
by ConB
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1996 MONTAUK 17: Leak at cockpit sump drain
Replies: 54
Views: 10974

Re: 1996 MONTAUK 17: Leak at cockpit sump drain

I wonder what Whaler used to seal the plastic through hull fitting with the first time? Most have failed.

Plastic needs a compatible sealer. Read the labels.

If it were my boat I would consider putting the new plastic through hull together with West System G/Flex epoxy.

Con
by ConB
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Urgency to Change to Bunk Trailer from All-roller Trailer
Replies: 38
Views: 5665

Re: Urgency to Change to Bunk Trailer from All-roller Trailer

I have a carpeted bunk trailer. I spray silicone on the carpet. The bunks are slippery enough that I do not unhook the winch until the boat is over water.

Con
by ConB
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Urgency to Change to Bunk Trailer from All-roller Trailer
Replies: 38
Views: 5665

Re: Urgency to Change to Bunk Trailer from All-roller Trailer

That looks like a nice Montauk. If you are going to keep the boat and If the budget will stand it buy a new trailer.

I have seen dimples in the bottom of a Whaler where the rollers ride. Who knows what will happen with your rig.

Con
by ConB
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Safety Lanyard Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 5683

Re: Safety Lanyard Poll

When by myself and on plane is my rule. And I wear a PFD at this time.

Con
by ConB
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cost of Electronic Remote Controls for Suzuki DF140BG
Replies: 6
Views: 1236

Re: Cost of Electronic Remote Controls for Suzuki DF140BG

There have been some performance tweaks to the Suzuki DF 140 BG. How much is the improved performance worth?
I would want every bit of power I can get being I’ve got a 150 - 2 stroke now.

And I would want a white engine.

Con
by ConB
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 18 Dauntless Suzuki 140
Replies: 8
Views: 3102

Re: 18 Dauntless Suzuki 140

All good to know.
Thanks, Con
by ConB
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Under-seat Storage
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: Under-seat Storage

Take your tape measure into Walmart and buy plastic containers that closest fit your needs.

We found 3 that fit under the seat and put different stuff in each.


Con
by ConB
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 18 Dauntless Suzuki 140
Replies: 8
Views: 3102

Re: 18 Dauntless Suzuki 140

Very interested in the performance numbers of the Suzuki 140 hp on your Nantucket 190 and Dauntless 18.

I’m thinking of repowering my Outrage 18 with the Suzuki 140.

Con
by ConB
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:35 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

Yes.

Maybe someone squeezed the oil line primer bulb and filled the carburetors.

Or your fuel system has an air leak and the VRO is over oiling.

There are a bunch of possibilities. You need an experienced tech to sort it out.

Con
by ConB
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boston Whaler Boat Model Walk-around Presentations
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Re: New Boston Whaler Boat Model Walk-around Presentations

Thanks Jeff. It was a tough assignment and I’m happy you were up to it.

Con
by ConB
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 Montauk Range
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: 2019 Montauk 170 Range

by ConB
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: OUTRAGE 18 Height On trailer
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Re: OUTRAGE 18 Height on Trailer

My 1987 Outrage 18 goes into my garage with a 6-foot 11-inch high opening.

The height of any boat depends on the trailer height. Also the hull chines need to be between the fenders.

Con
by ConB
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Trailer Bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 1503

Re: Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Trailer Bracket

The Montauk is a great boat. I travel with my engine partly up with a chunk of wood filling between the lower unit and the mounting bracket. A little down pressure on it.
by ConB
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Navigating Gulf Shores, Alabama
Replies: 10
Views: 1710

Re: Navigating Gulf Shore, Alabama

We live in Northern Michigan but have been spending some of the winter in Orange Beach.

Member “Jefecinco” lives down there and knows his way around. I’m sure he will respond.

Con
by ConB
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Raising Boat On Trailer to Make Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2052

Re: Raising Boat On Trailer to Make Repair

Buy 12 pack of beer.
Shanghai two buddies.
Remove engine.
Flip boat upside down.
Now you can do a proper repair.

Con
by ConB
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: The New Forum at Year Five
Replies: 9
Views: 5037

Re: The New Forum at Year Five

Jim, thank you for doing what you do.
The forum is of great value and entertainment to many.

Con
by ConB
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Suzuki DF140BG
Replies: 6
Views: 3961

Re: Suzuki DF140BG

What is the weight of this new DF 140 BG?

Con
by ConB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sally Consequenses
Replies: 15
Views: 3304

Re: Sally Consequenses

Looks like they have a good start on clean up in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Very interesting looking at what got busted up and what was spared.

Con
by ConB
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer Prices for 18-foot Boat
Replies: 14
Views: 2455

Re: Trailer Prices for 18-foot Boat

I bought my new aluminum/galvanized steel trailer new ~ 2006. I remember paying about $3100. Thought that was a lot back then but happy I bought quality. Mine is a Phoenix brand built East of the Mississippi River.
You definitely want surge operated disc brakes.

Con
by ConB
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lack of New Boston Whaler Inventory
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: Lack of New Boston Whaler Inventory

Butch, your Gulf Shores Marinemax was 1/3 full of pontoon boats last winter. Are those all gone too?

Con
by ConB
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Garage Dimensions
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: Garage Dimensions

How high is the door opening?

Looks like a Montauk 170 will just go in a 7’ opening but a Montauk 190 needs 7’10”.

I like Jim’s power dolly idea.

Con
by ConB
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Paint gel coat mismatch
Replies: 11
Views: 2252

Re: Paint gel coat mismatch

What kind of repair work is under that?

Con
by ConB
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 clam shell vents
Replies: 5
Views: 1452

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 clam shell vents

My 1987 Outrage 18 had no anchor locker drain clam shell so I added one.

Con
by ConB
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Buying Experience of a New 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 14
Views: 3201

Re: The Buying Experience of a New 170 MONTAUK

If I were sure I was going to buy a 170 Montauk that was in stock, I would offer the dealer a $350 non-refundable deposit to cover his cost if you changed your mind after a sea trial. If he did not take that offer I would look for another dealer.

Con
by ConB
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Tire Recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 2807

Re: Trailer Tire Recommendation

Pay a little extra and buy Goodyear Endurance tires.
A premium, made in the USA tire that will not come unglued on the highway.

Con
by ConB
Sun May 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 MONTAUK: Carrying Paddleboard
Replies: 7
Views: 2485

Re: 170 MONTAUK: Carrying Paddleboard

Use light line to tie the paddle board to the rails.

Con
by ConB
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Production Epoch for 15-foot 3-inch Hull
Replies: 32
Views: 4865

Re: Production Epoch for 15-foot 3-inch Hull

I was looking over a mid-1980's Outrage 18 and the HIN tag was on the port side. I don’t remember all the details but hardware and console didn’t match the year in my mind. The thought came to me that maybe Boston Whaler put warrantied hulls HIN tags on the port side for some reason. Just my guess. ...
by ConB
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas
Replies: 22
Views: 5350

Re: Closed Boat Launches and Marinas

Northport and Sutton’s Bay, Michigan ramps are open. Elmwood is open but construction work seems to be on hold at this time.
No action at boat yards I drove by yet.

Con