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by Jefecinco
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mold and Mildew removal on foam seat cushions
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Mold and Mildew removal on foam seat cushions

The first thing would be to remove the inserts and completely dry them in direct sunlight. While the inserts are drying turn the vinyl covers inside out and get rid of the mold on the inside. A very weak solution of water and bleach should get the job done. Follow by thorough rinsing followed by a g...
by Jefecinco
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1986 17' Montauk $9,750 in New Jersey
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: FS: 1986 17' Montauk $9,750 in New Jersey

Is a trailer included?
by Jefecinco
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2000 Evinrude 115 FICHT
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: 2000 Evinrude 115 FICHT

We owned a 1999 Dauntless 16 powered by a 1999 Evinrude FICHT engine for about ten years. The spark plugs used in that engine must be the exact type specified and they must be indexed per Evinrude specs. Damage can be caused by using the wrong spark or improperly indexed spark plugs. Use of the prop...
by Jefecinco
Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: 2021 Crooked River Run
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: 2021 Crooked River Run

That was an excellent video, thanks. The run looked like a lot of fun.
by Jefecinco
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Park It 360 Trailer Dolly
Replies: 10
Views: 2247

Re: Park It 360 Trailer Dolly

Yesterday we tried the dolly for the first time. Fall is here and, although we realize hot weather will return soon, we felt fired up to get on the water. This is our favorite time of year for boating on the Alabama Coast. We connected the dolly to the trailer. It was a little difficult and will be ...
by Jefecinco
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat for New Jersey Bays and Shore: 200 DAUNTLESS or 190 MONTAUK
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Boat for New Jersey Bays and Shore: 200 DAUNTLESS or 190 MONTAUK

Boat dealers sometimes offer demonstration rides of new boats at major on-the-water boat shows. The Annapolis Power Boat Show is one such venue. This is usually limited to demonstration rides on boats not normally trailered. If a person is considering a boat purchase it is often worthwhile to attend...
by Jefecinco
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat for New Jersey Bays and Shore: 200 DAUNTLESS or 190 MONTAUK
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Dauntless 200 vs Montauk 190

I believe dealers want to sell boats in unused condition. They would have to disclose to a buyer if the boat had been used as a demonstrator boat. I have bought two new Boston Whaler boats from dealers. In both cases when I arrived at the dealership with check in hand I was provided a test drive bef...
by Jefecinco
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler warranty cover of shrinkage of caulk in caulked seams
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Boston Whaler warranty cover of shrinkage of caulk in caulked seams

Perhaps, if the boat were stored inside a climate-controlled environment free of direct sunshine and harmful emissions and the boat was used only a hundred hours per year. As previously recommended, read the warranty.
by Jefecinco
Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Removing Bottom Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Removing Bottom Paint

Last night watching an archived "This Old House" video episode I saw an interesting method to remove char and soot covered wood from a fire damaged home under restoration. It immediately made me wonder if similar technology would work as well for removing bottom paint from gel coat. The me...
by Jefecinco
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Radio gets FM but not AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3592

Re: Radio gets FM but not AM

Speaking of stealing signals, when we lived in the Dominican Republic in 1983 through 1985 we could not receive any English language signals from over the air television broadcasts. We had agreed long before moving to the DR that we would not waste money on cable TV. However, we learned the price of...
by Jefecinco
Sun Sep 05, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Radio gets FM but not AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3592

Re: Radio gets FM but not AM

Villa Acuna, located across the US/Mexican border from Del Rio Texas was, if I remember correctly, the site of a 100,000 watt radio station, XERF, in the early 1950s. There are conflicting stories that the station was later authorized to transmit at up to 500,000 watts. The broadcasts were in Englis...
by Jefecinco
Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Battery in Console: On Deck or on Shelf
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Battery in Console: On Deck or on Shelf

If you use AGM batteries on your boat the weight will be much higher than if you use conventional lead acid batteries. Spreading the weight on the deck as much as possible would be advisable.
by Jefecinco
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: ROTAX Engines
Replies: 9
Views: 3560

Re: ROTAX Engines

When I fist saw the Rotax name I assumed the engines were rotary as in the Wankel engines used in some Mazda vehicles. I was disappointed to learn they were just more or less ordinary in-line reciprocating engines. The appear to enjoy reliability and weight advantages.
by Jefecinco
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 Dauntless 16 versus 2000 Ventura 18
Replies: 3
Views: 3292

Re: 2001 Dauntless 16 versus 2000 Ventura 18

I doubt you would experience much ride improvement. The two hulls are very similar and, I believe, have the same deadrise. The slightly larger hull and slightly more weight should result in a slightly better ride. Before moving up for a better ride ask the Ventura owner to allow you to operate his b...
by Jefecinco
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 Ventura 210 OptiMax Engine Failure
Replies: 20
Views: 7585

Re: 2001 Ventura 210 OptiMax Engine Failure

Now that you are replacing the part most known to fail there is a good chance you will be able to enjoy your engine for many years without another serious part failure. It is likely that Mercury has modified the compressor to make it more reliable as they have had several years to work out the defec...
by Jefecinco
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: SmartCraft Sea Temperature Error
Replies: 2
Views: 3130

Re: SmartCraft Sea Temperature Error

I was never happy with the SmartCraft gauges on our 190 Montauk. I decided to spend a few dollars, establish a NMEA-2000 Network, and connect the Verado data to our Multi Function Display (MFD). That allowed all engine and boat data to be displayed on the MFD. The data included the paddle wheel info...
by Jefecinco
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 16-foot 7-inch Hull: How Much Gel Coat Resin for Hull and Cockpit
Replies: 3
Views: 2390

Re: 16-foot 7-inch Hull: How Much Gel Coat Resin for Hull and Cockpit

Wow, what an eye catcher [the hull color in Figure 2] is.
by Jefecinco
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hurricane Ida
Replies: 3
Views: 2552

Re: Hurricane Ida

Also a rain event in Gulf Shores, but we had tornado warnings all day Sunday and into the night. Other than losing power New Orleans seems to have fared far better than they did during Katrina. At least the floodgates held up and most of the pumps performed well as no flooding inside the protected z...
by Jefecinco
Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hurricane Ida
Replies: 3
Views: 2552

Hurricane Ida

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, we are just getting the first of Hurricane IDA’s outer rain bands with increased wind speed. This is not a good boating day. For the past two days we have seen a steady parade of boats and large yachts heading eastward looking for safe moorings. There is an uncompleted marin...
by Jefecinco
Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Cotter Pins--all you wanted to know about them
Replies: 13
Views: 4018

Re: Cotter Pins--all you wanted to know about them

The method you used certainly looks very professional. It may not do the job better but it's always satisfying to do professional looking work. I like it.
by Jefecinco
Sat Aug 28, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 Ventura 210 OptiMax Engine Failure
Replies: 20
Views: 7585

Re: 2001 Ventura 210 OptiMax Engine Failure

It's always disappointing when an engine suffers a breakdown. Whether it's an inexpensive problem or not the loss of valuable boating time is frustrating especially when it comes only a couple of months after a previous breakdown. It's better to put our frustration behind us and take a deep breath b...
by Jefecinco
Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Using Photovoltaic Panel to Maintain Boat Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 2926

Re: Using Photovoltaic Panel to Maintain Boat Battery

Mounting a solar charger to the float seems like an excellent solution to the panel array mounting. The charger controller may or may not be weatherproof. That would determine where and how it should be mounted. I would consider a weatherproof plastic box, also mounted to the float, for the controll...
by Jefecinco
Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Vendor to repair engine cowling, repaint, and apply decals in Michigan
Replies: 6
Views: 3052

Re: Vendor to repair engine cowling, repaint, and apply decals in Michigan

The price quoted does not seem excessive for a high quality job. To do a professional repair and repaint could require several hours of hand work, mostly in the preparation for painting. The surface to be painted must be flawless for a proper finishing job. Applying decals to a rounded surface is no...
by Jefecinco
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Using Photovoltaic Panel to Maintain Boat Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 2926

Re: Using Photovoltaic Panel to Maintain Boat Battery

If you are using a wet slip with an electrical power source a battery maintainer connected to shore power would be a good choice. If you are storing your boat on it's trailer a boat cover would be good investment. It should keep your boat protected from harmful UV light and atmospheric pollution. It...
by Jefecinco
Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Simrad App
Replies: 1
Views: 2079

New Simrad App

Simrad has released a new free app that may be of interest of those with Simrad devices aboard. The link is http://www.simrad-yachting.com/simrad-app/ and basically allows pairing a Simrad device with an Apple or Android smart phone.
by Jefecinco
Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Cotter Pins--all you wanted to know about them
Replies: 13
Views: 4018

Re: Cotter Pins--all you wanted to know about them

The solution used in aviation applications appears to be a good one. However, it seems only appropriate to a castle or crenelated nut. Some, if not all, propeller nuts requiring a cotter pin are probably castle nuts. Many others are not. Thanks for the information.
by Jefecinco
Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Cotter Pins--all you wanted to know about them
Replies: 13
Views: 4018

Re: Cotter Pins--all you wanted to know about them

I never understood the "why" of the method. Being a good soldier I just did it that way.
by Jefecinco
Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Cotter Pins--all you wanted to know about them
Replies: 13
Views: 4018

Re: Cotter Pins--all you wanted to know about them

During Army training as a heavy equipment mechanic, a very long time ago, we were taught to bend only one leg when installing cotter pins. We were not taught to bend the short or long leg. Probably because many cotter pins had equal length legs. You would be amazed how many cotter pins were used on ...
by Jefecinco
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2017 210 MONTAUK Leaking Caulk Seams
Replies: 4
Views: 1744

Re: Leaking Caulk Seams

Are the seams currently sealed with silicon sealant? If so, scrape out the old sealant and clean the sealing surfaces. Reapply the sealant. To avoid the need to reseal the seams as often do a good cleaning job and use a good sealant. When cleaning the boat avoid spraying the seams with high pressure...
by Jefecinco
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Identify Boston Whaler 13-foot Hull
Replies: 2
Views: 1324

Re: Identify Boston Whaler 13-foot Hull

Post a photograph of the boat.
by Jefecinco
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1986 Outrage 18 Johnson 150
Replies: 12
Views: 3187

Re: 1986 Outrage 18 Johnson 150

I believe Yamaha acquired Stiletto a few years ago. The recommended propeller may be available from Yamaha.
by Jefecinco
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1962 Currituck Re-power
Replies: 8
Views: 3279

Re: 1962 Currituck Re-power

If selling your Currituck is a future possibility it may not sell for as much with an engine slightly more powerful than the minimum recommeded by the manufacturer. The additional weight of a four stroke cycle engine may degrade the boat's overall performance. I understand your reluctance to put a b...
by Jefecinco
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Sighted At Gasoline Retailer
Replies: 5
Views: 1968

Re: Boston Whaler Sighted At Gasoline Retailer

The yacht tender observed on the ICW was an Outrage 21. Sorry for omitting that information.
by Jefecinco
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Sighted At Gasoline Retailer
Replies: 5
Views: 1968

Re: Boston Whaler Sighted At Gasoline Retailer

Nice boats. We admired one passing by on the ICW yesterday. It was the tender to a yacht and rigged for fishing.
by Jefecinco
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Ideal Boat for Older Years of Boating
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

Re: Ideal Boat for Older Years of Boating

The Mainship looks decent to me. I would prefer a little more room and a flybridge model for piloting on nice days. The Yanmars are excellent diesels. A little pricey for what you get but perhaps that's the market these days. The cockpit, galley and heads are a little tight. At my age comfort is ver...
by Jefecinco
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Stick Pins for Control When Angling
Replies: 2
Views: 1395

Re: MONTAUK 17 Stick Pins for Control When Angling

Stick pins are an unknown to me. A power pole will keep a boat in the same location if bottom conditions are favorable. Like any anchoring system sea, wind and tidal conditions will determine effectiveness. If a stick pin is a long pole for sinking into the bottom it will be effective with the same ...
by Jefecinco
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 23 CONQUEST: On-line Source for Owner's Manual
Replies: 7
Views: 1783

Re: 23 CONQUEST: On-line Source for Owner's Manual

Try the Boston Whaler website.
by Jefecinco
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1981 Outrage V-22 Sterndrive
Replies: 32
Views: 5667

Re: 1981 Outrage V-22 Sterndrive

Your experience demonstrates the value of Europeans buying European products versus North American products. Given the difference of the quotes in your post it is surprising Mercury and Mercruiser maintain a presence in Europe. Someone has to be buying their products.
by Jefecinco
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Ideal Boat for Older Years of Boating
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

Re: Ideal Boat for Older Years of Boating

For what it's worth, this senior citizen (81) sold a 190 Montauk last year because it had become too large for me to maintain to my standard. For the 10 years we owned the boat it was a delight to use. It was an excellent inshore fishing boat and well suited to near offshore fishing in the right con...
by Jefecinco
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Ideal Boat for Older Years of Boating
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

Re: Ideal Boat for Older Years of Boating

For your purposes I would consider a decent-sized forward-cabin trawler around 40-feet LOA. I believe Mainship made a trawler of the type. This type trawler has a roomy open cockpit which could be arranged for both fishing and lounging. Grilling your fresh catch in the cockpit can give the mate a co...
by Jefecinco
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1981 Outrage V-22 Sterndrive
Replies: 32
Views: 5667

Re: 1981 Outrage V-22 Sterndrive

Jim, good points. Those boats primarily aimed at water sports enthusiasts would probably be a good market for forward facing propellers. Some boats sold as "ski boats" are inboard engine driven. I've never understood the reasoning other than inboard boat propellers are forward of the trans...
by Jefecinco
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1981 Outrage V-22 Sterndrive
Replies: 32
Views: 5667

Re: 1981 Outrage V-22 Sterndrive

Regardless of the stern drive manufacturer you choose if your boating will be in salt or brackish water adding the full fresh water cooling option could improve the longevity of the engine.
by Jefecinco
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1981 Outrage V-22 Sterndrive
Replies: 32
Views: 5667

Re: 1981 Outrage V-22 Sterndrive

In the US Volvo stern drives are not universally admired. Repair parts often require long waits and are higher priced than those of competitors. Things may be very different in Holland due to the proximity to Sweden and different tax structures. Dual propeller stern drives are popular here. Maneuver...
by Jefecinco
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brunswick to Acquire NAVICO for $1-billion
Replies: 7
Views: 2901

Re: Brunswick to Acquire NAVICO for $1-billion

If MarineMax is the villain in your comments I'm unsurprised. Service from this giant seems to differ from store to store. Our local store has not told me about the policy abut I doubt they will be turning service work away since them have no new inventory to sell. Before moving here we lived about ...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brunswick to Acquire NAVICO for $1-billion
Replies: 7
Views: 2901

Re: Brunswick to Acquire NAVICO for $1-billion

The lack of choice of engines is a turn off for some fierce brand loyalists or people who would rather have a less expensive fewer frills engine. I don't find it bothersome as the only boating brand loyalties I have are Boston Whaler and Simrad. The only engine brands I've owned are Mercruiser, Merc...
by Jefecinco
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying Boat Powered Above Rating For Use By Kids
Replies: 9
Views: 2513

Re: Buying Boat Powered Above Rating For Use By Kids

Agree, repowering is the best course of action. I would probably go for a 40 HP.
by Jefecinco
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 2020 210 Montauk $78,000 Long Island, NY
Replies: 3
Views: 2407

Re: FS: 2020 210 Montauk $78,000 Long Island, NY

It may be worth noting the warranty status and transferability of your virtually new boat, engine and trailer.
by Jefecinco
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Buying Boat Powered Above Rating For Use By Kids
Replies: 9
Views: 2513

Re: Buying Boat Powered Above Rating For Use By Kids

Could it be possible to change the propeller to a size that limits the WOT speed to a level you deem appropriate for your kid's maturity level. As they grow and learn a less restrictive propeller could be installed. I was issued a driver's license on my 14th birthday in Texas. A few months before th...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 MONTAUK Ride Improvement post-2018 Hull
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

Re: 170 MONTAUK Ride Improvement post-2018 Hull

When you demand first hand experience it limits the response pool. I doubt any replies would be useful. Ride is too subjective to be helpful and conditions too variable. Perhaps you could ask for a ride from someone reasonabley near you and make up your mind from that.
by Jefecinco
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Scarcity of New Outboard Engines
Replies: 21
Views: 5874

Re: Scarcity of New Outboard Engines

Although our 1981 Sport 13 is not "For Sale" anyone offering me over $12,000 for the boat may just be in luck.