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by Jefecinco
Thu Apr 11, 2024 9:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BEARCAT Engine Water Pump Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: BEARCAT Engine Water Pump Parts

If you have exhausted the usual sources ebay may be worth a look.

Is the water pump engine mounted or in the lower unit. If you need an impeller or seal McMaster Carr is worth a look.
by Jefecinco
Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Towing Capacity Necessary for 2021 190 Montauk
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Towing Capacity Necessary for 2021 190 Montauk

More towing capacity is not necessarily better. More capacity often requires a more heavy-duty tow vehicle which possibly will require more fuel to operate. It may also require a heaver-duty suspension resulting in a rougher ride for the trailer and cargo. When we purchased our 190 Montauk we travel...
by Jefecinco
Thu Apr 04, 2024 9:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Towing Capacity Necessary for 2021 190 Montauk
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Towing Capacity Necessary for 2021 190 Montauk

Q3: do you not trust your vehicle manufacturer's tow rating?

If the vehicle is in good condition use it to tow your Montauk home. Before towing ensure the tires are fully inflated on both your vehicle and the boat trailer.
by Jefecinco
Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:02 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 275 Conquest With Twin 300
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: 2003 275 Conquest With Twin 300

What is too much power? There are thousands of boats successfully operating with more power than the boat is rated for. I believe he weight of the engines is a more critical factor than the horsepower. Horsepower is easily controlled by throttle position.
by Jefecinco
Tue Apr 02, 2024 10:22 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 OUTRAGE 18 Re-power
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: 1986 OUTRAGE 18 Re-power

A change in engine trim can have a significant effect on boat speed as can any change in engine mounting.
by Jefecinco
Fri Mar 22, 2024 10:31 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 MONTAUK 17 Re-power
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: 1988 MONTAUK 17 Re-power

There is virtually no such thing as too much horsepower. There is a problem with an under powered boat. There are things an under powered boat can not do which a boat with enough power can do. An under powered boat is difficult to sell and the selling price would be much lower than expected.
by Jefecinco
Fri Mar 15, 2024 9:48 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1981 OUTRAGE 24 Fuel Tank Replacment
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: 1981 OUTRAGE 24 Fuel Tank Replacment

Q4: are the original tanks defective?
by Jefecinco
Sat Mar 09, 2024 10:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: My new MISCHIEF 15
Replies: 24
Views: 961

Re: Just got a Mischief 15

[Your new MISCHIEF 15 is a] nice boat and a good find. Q1: can an original equipment boat cover be purchased? No. You won't find any OEM canvas. Carver Covers (http://www.carvercovers.com) makes covers fitted to several different model boats. They also make high quality Bimini tops, some of which wo...
by Jefecinco
Fri Mar 08, 2024 11:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Recommend Suitable Boat for Multiple Criteria
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Recommend Suitable Boat for Multiple Criteria

A 160 Dauntless or Dauntless 16 could fit your requirements if it will fit in your garage. A swing-tongue trailer is very useful if storage space is a problem. A trailer can be easily converted to a swing-tongue trailer using a widely available kit. If a Dauntless is being considered I recommend it ...
by Jefecinco
Wed Feb 28, 2024 11:08 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 270 DAUNTLESS Rod Holders Flush Mounted
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: 270 DAUNTLESS Rod Holders Flush Mounted

I recommend stanchion mounted rod holders. To properly install gunwale flush mount rod holders drains should be included. A hard rain can put a lot of water in a holder. It would either need to be removed or allowed to evaporate AND soak into the hull's foam. Flush mount rod holders with covers are ...
by Jefecinco
Sun Feb 25, 2024 10:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Choosing between a T-Top and a Canvas Bimini Top
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Choosing between a T-Top and a Canvas Bimini Top

Mas - I agree but would say 80-percent of the center console boats 20 feet and over.
by Jefecinco
Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Choosing between a T-Top and a Canvas Bimini Top
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re Choosing between a T-Top and a Canvas Bimini Top

Some boaters like T-Tops because they offer a convenient place to mount a RADAR antenna. Others like T-Tops because they have become something of a status symbol. And finally, many boats are equipped with T-Tops because dealers order so many stock boats with them installed. I prefer Bimini Tops. A r...
by Jefecinco
Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-installation of Screw Fastners Into Existing Holes
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: Re-installation of Screw Fastners Into Existing Holes

Be aware of the different grades of stainless steel' corrosion resistance before buying.
by Jefecinco
Sat Feb 03, 2024 10:20 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: My Plans for a New Interior for a 15-footer; Where to buy L-shaped Brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: My Plans for a New Interior for a 15-footer; Where to buy L-shaped Brackets

Be aware that KING StarBoard marine plastic lacks strength and may not be the best material to use for thwart seats. It will bend under load. Some form of added reinforcement will be needed.
by Jefecinco
Mon Jan 29, 2024 10:28 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 SPORT 15 Re-power
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: 1984 SPORT 15 Re-power

I would have doubts about advice from a salesman who recommends an engine which needs trim tabs. A properly powered 15 foot boat should not need trim tabs.

Q1: why do you feel a jack plate is needed?
by Jefecinco
Mon Jan 29, 2024 10:17 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Moving Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Moving Battery

Is there something wrong with the boats' original battery location? That is probably a pretty good battery location. Many Boston Whaler boats have ample room for two batteries in the designed space.
by Jefecinco
Sat Jan 27, 2024 10:37 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Overhaul Fuel Delivery on 1987 REVENGE 22
Replies: 18
Views: 1006

Re: Overhaul Fuel Delivery on REVENGE 22

Use rubber fuel line approved by the USCG.
by Jefecinco
Fri Jan 26, 2024 9:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1988 SPORT 13 Navigation Lamp
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Re: 1988 SPORT 13 Navigation Lamp

That [bi-color combined sidelights lamp] is a gorgeous piece of jewelry. At $300 it would make a nice anniversary gift for an understanding spouse.
by Jefecinco
Fri Jan 19, 2024 10:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 DAUNTLESS 16 Struggles to Accelerate Onto Plane
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Re: 2001 DAUNTLESS 16 Struggles to Accelerate Onto Plane

We owned a Dauntless 16 for about ten years. It was powered by a 115 HP FICHT 2 stroke engine turning a four blade propeller. The engine was raised to the next to the highest mounting position [two-holes-up]. We found the Dauntless to be a very stable platform once on plane although it was sensitive...
by Jefecinco
Wed Jan 10, 2024 10:24 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2001 DAUNTLESS 16 Struggles to Accelerate Onto Plane
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Re: 2001 DAUNTLESS 16 Struggles to Accelerate Onto Plane

I owned a 1999 Dauntless 16 powered by a 115 HP FICHT engine. The FICHT was the predecessor to the E-Tech. My experience was similar to yours. Based on recommendations on this forum I replaced the original 3 blade propeller with a 4 blade propeller and raised the engine mounting height. The improvem...
by Jefecinco
Tue Jan 09, 2024 10:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 DAUNTLESS 16: Adding Bow Mounted Trolling Motor
Replies: 11
Views: 1275

Re: 2001 DAUNTLESS 16: Adding Bow Mounted Trolling Motor

Before deciding on how you will install the batteries and wiring for the trolling motor check inside the console for a rigging tunnel running forward from the console. If the tunnel is there it is to facilitate installation of trolling motor wiring. The buyer of our previous 1999 Dauntless 16 wanted...
by Jefecinco
Fri Dec 29, 2023 12:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Marine Toilet and Windlass for 2000 CONQUEST 23
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: Marine Toilet and Windlass for 2000 CONQUEST 23

I assume you are a salt water boater given your use of "Aloha". A boat we owned several years ago had a recirculating toilet with a pump out tank and hoses. Pumping out the effluent and cleaning up the toilet was a very unpleasant chore and required the head and cabin to be well ventilated...
by Jefecinco
Thu Dec 21, 2023 10:48 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: APPRAISAL: 2005 Montauk 170 (repowered)
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Re: APPRAISAL: 2005 Montauk 170 (repowered)

If the new engine includes a transferable factory extended warranty it would increase the value for many buyers.
by Jefecinco
Tue Dec 19, 2023 11:17 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-foot Hull Modification to Increase Beam
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: 13-foot Hull Modification to Increase Beam

A 13 foot donor hull to provide a center section could be an alternative, although the suggestion to simply shorten an Outrage 17 would make more sense as would almost any alternative beginning with "forget about it".
by Jefecinco
Thu Dec 14, 2023 10:09 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Connecting Mercury SmartCraft to a NMEA 2000 Network
Replies: 8
Views: 16207

Re: Connecting Mercury SmartCraft to a NMEA 2000 Network

It's been so long since I've dealt with SmartCraft that I'm simply unqualified to offer any useful advice on the system. Sorry.
by Jefecinco
Wed Dec 13, 2023 11:20 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Connecting Mercury SmartCraft to a NMEA 2000 Network
Replies: 8
Views: 16207

Re: Connecting Mercury SmartCraft to a NMEA 2000 Network

A major reason I connected my SmartCraft information to an MFD was because the SC1000 gauges were so difficult to use. I never used the gauge(s) after connecting to the MFD.
by Jefecinco
Thu Nov 30, 2023 10:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Canvas Vendors
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Canvas Vendors

An excellent manufacturer of bimini tops is Carver Covers, http://www.carvercovers.com . They sell covers with high quality stainless steel bows and hardware and Sunbrella fabric. For something as simple as a console and or seat cover I recommend you use a local fabricator. A local fabricator can ma...
by Jefecinco
Fri Nov 24, 2023 10:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: PARKIT Trailer Dollies are Having a Black Friday Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 735

PARKIT Trailer Dollies are Having a Black Friday Sale

PARKIT trailer dollies are temporarily priced at some significant markdowns.

Visit http://www.parkit360.com
by Jefecinco
Fri Nov 24, 2023 10:17 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fall Boating Snowbird Migration Underway
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Fall Boating Snowbird Migration Underway

Good to know. Our population will come close to doubling by January. Some city facilities will become overcrowded, our library and fitness center are examples. Parking spaces for shopping will also become more difficult to find.
by Jefecinco
Wed Nov 22, 2023 11:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fall Boating Snowbird Migration Underway
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Fall Boating Snowbird Migration Underway

Yachts and cruisers from Canada and the North continue to travel Southward through the ICW to Florida and points farther South. We wish them good luck and fair weather.
by Jefecinco
Mon Nov 13, 2023 10:14 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whaler 25 Dimensions
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: Whaler 25 Dimensions

Your profile indicates you are on Padre Island, TX. Not all states require a over-wide permit to tow 10-foot-wide loads. Before rejecting a wide boat I would double check with DMV.
by Jefecinco
Wed Nov 01, 2023 10:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 DAUNTLESS 16: Attaching Bracket for Swim Platform
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: 2001 DAUNTLESS 16: Attaching Bracket for Swim Platform

Our previously owned Dauntless 16 was equipped with an OEM platform and ladder. It was barely adequate because the single lower step was not deep enough in the water when deployed. Our habit was to use the outboard engine as a booster step when boarding from the water. I recommend you try to find a ...
by Jefecinco
Sun Oct 22, 2023 10:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Tesla Boat Trailer Towing
Replies: 22
Views: 2903

Re: Tesla Boat Trailer Towing

EV charging networks require careful advance planing before travel,
by Jefecinco
Sat Oct 21, 2023 9:50 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Tesla Boat Trailer Towing
Replies: 22
Views: 2903

Re: Tesla Boat Trailer Towing

I suspect a query with Tesla will reveal any salt water towing precautions.
by Jefecinco
Sat Oct 21, 2023 9:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Early Layup of 1981 Sport 13
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: Early Layup of 1981 Sport 13

Gentlemen, thank you for the encouragement and advice.
by Jefecinco
Fri Oct 20, 2023 10:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Early Layup of 1981 Sport 13
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Early Layup of 1981 Sport 13

Since I am now laid up for at least the remainder of the year, I may as well lay-up the 13-foot Boston Whaler. About four weeks ago while on a bicycle ride with my wife I managed to fracture a femur. My age will delay a full recovery so there is little reason to put off the boat storage for the wint...
by Jefecinco
Wed Oct 11, 2023 9:55 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hull Weight of 1970 SPORT 13
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Hull Weight of 1970 SPORT 13

I believe fresh water weighs around 8.34 pounds per gallon.
by Jefecinco
Sat Oct 07, 2023 10:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 190 Outrage: Cost to Install Electric Trolling Motor
Replies: 9
Views: 2335

Re: 2007 190 Outrage: Cost to Install Electric Trolling Motor

Unless I stumble upon a fair price from the start I look for other bids from shops with good reputations. Some Boston Whaler models often sold with a trolling motor option are all constructed with the cable tunnel from the center console to the bow to simplify production. Before cutting on your deck...
by Jefecinco
Sat Oct 07, 2023 10:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2012 130 Super Sport Trailer in Naples, Florida Area
Replies: 10
Views: 4304

Re: 2012 130 Super Sport Trailer in Naples, Florida Area

Before deciding which trailer brand is for you, consider these factors: ⋅ If you are boating in saltwater or brackish water, trailer corrosion becomes a very important factor. For boating in freshwater, perhaps trailer corrosion is a little less important. ⋅ Will you be towing ov...
by Jefecinco
Fri Oct 06, 2023 9:43 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: 2023 August Lake Huron Mini Cruise
Replies: 8
Views: 4347

Re: 2023 August Lake Huron Mini Cruise

You are correct, I was referring to the years from 1953 through 1962. In 1962 I completed several months of technical training on construction equipment and diesel engines. Learning how mechanical devices actually worked and the application of physics was an eye opener.
by Jefecinco
Sat Sep 23, 2023 10:49 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Four Question on Boat Electrical Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 2356

Re: Four Question on Boat Electrical Problems

I believe the service life of virtually everything on boats is improved by mostly fresh water use. Salt water is an incredibly damaging medium.
by Jefecinco
Sat Sep 23, 2023 10:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replace Mercury 30-HP Remote Throttle-Shift Control
Replies: 7
Views: 2182

Re: Replace Mercury 30-HP Remote Throttle-Shift Control

I don't like the large loop. It gets underfoot and is a bit of a hazard for this 83-year-old man. If I can reduce the loop size considerably that would justify new shorter cables. I've not yet found all the information I would like on the Teleflex-Morse or the Dometic-Seastar web sites. I think they...
by Jefecinco
Fri Sep 22, 2023 10:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replace Mercury 30-HP Remote Throttle-Shift Control
Replies: 7
Views: 2182

Re: Replace Mercury 30-HP Remote Throttle-Shift Control

That looks like a nice unit. Adding tilt/trim makes it pricey but it's for our classic. I'll be needing the dimensional drawing to see about mounting to the mahogany side lumber. Next I'll be needing to get the length of the control cables. The existing cables are silver in color and they form a lar...
by Jefecinco
Thu Sep 21, 2023 5:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replace Mercury 30-HP Remote Throttle-Shift Control
Replies: 7
Views: 2182

Re: Replace Mercury 30-HP Remote Throttle-Shift Control

Jim and Phil, thank you for your replies. I'm not in love with the Mercury control and can certainly look into the classic Morse control. It will need to be a side mount device with the required electrical properties. I'll have to see what I can learn from Google or Bing.
by Jefecinco
Thu Sep 21, 2023 10:51 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replace Mercury 30-HP Remote Throttle-Shift Control
Replies: 7
Views: 2182

Replace Mercury 30-HP Remote Throttle-Shift Control

On my 1981 SPORT 13 with a [2008] Mercury 30-HP FOURSTROKE engine with power tilt and trim the [remote] throttle and shift controls are very stiff to operate. I suspect the [mechanical] cables are the newer sealed type which should be replaced rather than lubricated. In the interest of future reliab...
by Jefecinco
Tue Sep 19, 2023 11:58 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: 2023 August Lake Huron Mini Cruise
Replies: 8
Views: 4347

Re: 2023 August Lake Huron Mini Cruise

Way back in the day we used a can of "Stop Leak" as the first line of defense and it would stop minor radiator leaks. I doubt it would have stopped a worn water pump drive shaft seal leak but we would have tried. I can't recommend it for modern cooling system leaks except as an emergency m...
by Jefecinco
Tue Sep 19, 2023 10:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 Dauntless 160 Washdown Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

Re: 2001 Dauntless 160 Washdown Pump

I believe you may be ill advised to install a wash down pump in your 160. Bilge space is so limited as to make the project pretty difficult to install a seldom needed device. Adding another through hull fitting and valve below the waterline will add to potential maintenance concerns later in your bo...
by Jefecinco
Tue Sep 05, 2023 10:51 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
Replies: 3
Views: 1716

Re: Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit

Thank you for the information. Does the license have any practical application now?
by Jefecinco
Mon Sep 04, 2023 10:12 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
Replies: 3
Views: 1716

Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit

In 1958 I began working for an ambulance service. A requirement for the job was to get an FCC radio operator's license for the two-way radios we used to communicate between the ambulances and our office. I have kept the license for all these years as a keepsake of the job that was more fun than any ...
by Jefecinco
Fri Sep 01, 2023 10:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re: 2000 Outrage 18 Fuel Tank Removal and Cleaning of Fuel Tank Cavity
Replies: 5
Views: 2377

Re: 2000 Outrage 18 Fuel Tank Removal and Cleaning of Fuel Tank Cavity

I believe Boston Whaler has been installing plastic under deck fuel tanks since at least 1999. I don't know if they were installed across all model lines but suspect they were. They seem to be holding up very well with few complaints. Owners are often put off by the odor of gasoline when consoles ar...