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by Jefecinco
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1962 Currituck Re-power
Replies: 3
Views: 35

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: 256

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: 256

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: 9
Views: 278

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: 125

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: 1
Views: 54

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: 2875

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: 9
Views: 278

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: 9
Views: 278

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: 2875

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: 2875

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: 2875

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: 1283

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: 1283

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: 772

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: 2
Views: 869

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: 772

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: 569

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: 18
Views: 2628

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.
by Jefecinco
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Outrage 25 Twin 200-HP
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: Performance Outrage 25 Twin 200 Mariner Efi 1999

A 22-year-old engine with only 170-hours is indicative of not being operated for several years. A great deal of care and attention should be dedicated to making the engine(s) ready to start. At a minimum I would replace all fuel and fuel lines including the fuel vent and fill hoses. The fuel tank sh...
by Jefecinco
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Scarcity of New Outboard Engines
Replies: 18
Views: 2628

Re: Scarcity of New Outboard Engines

Loyalty to a single brand of outboard engine has led to difficulties for many boaters. Anecdotal evidence suggests there is little difference in brand reliability of new outboard engines. Unless there is an overwhelming reason to stick with a manufacturer which rewards brand loyalty with no regard w...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jun 27, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: NMEA 2000 and Lenco Autoglide
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: NMEA 2000 and Lenco Autoglide

In general my policy is to replace the portion of a system or circuit I believe is the most likely to result in the desired outcome. This is not a hard and fast rule. If the amount of labor required to replace a more expensive component is far less that may be my course of action. In your case it ma...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: How to Assess Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: How to Assess Engine

If the 200 HP engine is a Verado I would have it checked by a Certified Verado Technician at a Mercury dealer. The engine have been very reliable but a certified tech can print out the engine history which may have some valuable information.
by Jefecinco
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1988 13 Super Sport Mooring Cover Vendor
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: 1988 13 Super Sport Mooring Cover Vendor

We purchased a boat cover for our 1981 Sport 13 without a bow rail from Carver Covers. It fits very well and we tow with the cover installed. It is a red cover made of Sunbrella fabric. We have been entirely satisfied with our cover. If you purchase a Carve cover I recommend you also purchase a supp...
by Jefecinco
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Problems with Older Boats
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: Problems with Older Boats

I believe "worth" is what someone pays for a product. Our little 13 is worth far more to me than what it would sell for.
by Jefecinco
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Houseboat Sinking on Waterway
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Houseboat Sinking on Waterway

Looked like an older houseboat. Doubt it had a high temp alarm. Probably only a gauge.
by Jefecinco
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Houseboat Sinking on Waterway
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Houseboat Sinking on Waterway

I noticed yesterday that a houseboat had sunk on the waterway at the edge of the dredged channel. The numerous tows along the area will need to be careful as only the top of the pilothouse of the houseboat is above water. The bow is tied to a tree on the North bank. I will guess the boat was underwa...
by Jefecinco
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Caulk For Mounting Bolts For Swim Platform
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: Caulk for Mounting Bolts for Swim Platform

I would use Boat Life Caulk.
by Jefecinco
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Old Caulk
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Re: Old Caulk

Old - I used some to caulk a few inches of cracked grout in a shower thinking the shower would help it cure. I understand it cures slowly but I think the age of the caulk and storing it in a hot garage MAY have shortened it's life. The garage temperature yesterday around noon was 104 F. We hope to i...
by Jefecinco
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Entry to Canada by Boat in 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Entry to Canada by Boat in 2021

ASIDE: while stationed in Nekoma, ND we often traveled to Winnipeg, Canada for the weekend to get away from the lack of entertainment in ND. This was in 1975 and at that time I never felt particularly welcome in Canada.
by Jefecinco
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Old Caulk
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Re: Old Caulk

Thanks, Con. In the future I'll only use it when time is not a problem. I've used it for years.
by Jefecinco
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Old Caulk
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Old Caulk

I recently needed a small amount of caulk for a home project. Being economically minded I decided to use some leftover Boat Life caulk from an old transducer installation. I decided to use the caulk as it had not hardened in the tube. After caulking the joint the caulk would not set (harden). I used...
by Jefecinco
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 13-footer Soft Deck
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: c.1960 13-footer Soft Deck

Con - What makes you suspect it isn't a Boston Whaler? The sump?
by Jefecinco
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 210 Dauntless Boat Lift for Shallow Water
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: 210 Dauntless Boat Lift for Shallow Water

I'm unaware of any differentiation of lifts used in shallow or deep water. As long as the lift raises the boat and lift completely above the water at the maximum tide depth expected it should serve your purposes. A friend who bought our 1999 Dauntless 16 installed a lift in a tidal area similar to y...
by Jefecinco
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: OEM White All-round Lamp c.2016 OUTRAGE
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: OEM White All-round Lamp c.2016 OUTRAGE

I'm surprised the lamp is not available from any Boston Whaler dealer. Call a few.
by Jefecinco
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2001 Ventura 210 OptiMax Engine Failure
Replies: 14
Views: 1852

Re: 2001 Ventura 210 OptiMax Engine Failure

I believe it's too soon to consider a replacement powerhead. The solution to your engine problem could be as simple as a blown fuse or loose connection. I believe the air compressor is a common failure point on Optimax engines and is readily available and easily replaceable. I'm unfamiliar with the ...
by Jefecinco
Mon May 31, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BoatUS Discount at COSTCO
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Re: BoatUS Discount at COSTCO

Nice for offshore and Great Lakes boaters.
by Jefecinco
Mon May 31, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: USCG Notice to Mariners SpaceX Crew-1 Splashdown
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: USCG Notice to Mariners SpaceX Crew-1 Splashdown

I expect it was difficult to estimate the crash site of the Chinese craft due to uncertainties about it's mass and shape. I doubt the Chinese were very helpful supplying information. Once it entered the atmosphere it's trajectory could be computed quickly but by then it was close to impact.
by Jefecinco
Mon May 31, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fuel tax rebate for boaters
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Re: Fuel tax rebate for boaters

Difficult to justify a rebate on fuel not bought at a marina with a receipt for evidence. I am guessing that close to 100% of trailer boaters purchase their fuel at gas stations. That is our normal practice although we only purchase "Rec 90" ethanol free gasoline. We also use Rec 90 in our...
by Jefecinco
Sun May 30, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Outrage Under Tow
Replies: 1
Views: 605

New Outrage Under Tow

Yesterday a new Outrage with quadruple Mercury engines was towed past our home by a small center console with a single engine. The Outrage had six aboard. I will speculate the Outrage ran out of fuel. Regardless of the reason it was being towed the takeaway is that multi-engine propulsion is no guar...
by Jefecinco
Thu May 27, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury Electronic Shift and Throttle Control Handle as a Replacement Part
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Mercury Electronic Shift and Throttle Control Handle as a Replacement Part

I would check with MarineMax as they have several Boston Whaler dealerships. Their computer system can do a search of all parts inventories nation-wide in a few seconds. There is some chance the part is sitting on a shelf and can be shipped to you.

Good luck.
by Jefecinco
Thu May 27, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Small Second Anchor
Replies: 9
Views: 1497

Re: Small Second Anchor

On our Dauntless 16 we opted for what is commonly called a "mud anchor" for a lunch hook. It was a small but heavy mushroom shaped anchor with three "sort of" flukes cut in the head. It was excellent in mud bottoms and good in sand. It held well with little scope in the shallows....
by Jefecinco
Wed May 26, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SEAKEEPER: Effect on Performance
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: SEAKEEPER: Effect on Performance

The link Con provided, if read in it's entirety, provides a LOT of information. The owner is happy so the installation was a success, at least from his perspective.
by Jefecinco
Wed May 26, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury Electronic Shift and Throttle Control Handle as a Replacement Part
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Mercury Electronic Shift and Throttle Control Handle as a Replacement Part

I believe the handle is a type of plastic. I have heard of a firm that can re-coat them but don't remember who it is. I also understand the Mercury solution is to replace the binnacle assembly.
by Jefecinco
Mon May 24, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Cover for SPORT 15
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Re: Cover for SPORT 15

Carver Industries makes covers appropriate to many Boston Whaler models. From experience their covers are well made of high quality materials and priced reasonably. Check their website at http://www.cavercovers.com/ for a listing of available cover designs.
by Jefecinco
Sun May 23, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Preventing Marine Grown on Outboard Engine Bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Preventing Marine Grown on Outboard Engine Bracket

If a boat is kept in warm seawater for more than three days marine growth can become a problem. The grass, slime and algae can be removed by hand every week or so. The shellfish that attach themselves are a serious problem. For those who trailer a boat and can remove it from the seawater once a week...
by Jefecinco
Tue May 18, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New 2021 220 Dauntless Information Sought
Replies: 13
Views: 1992

Re: New 2021 220 Dauntless Information Sought

There are some variables to consider. If a V6 engine is essentially identical to a V8 engine of the same family and the displacement per cylinder, fuel flow, camshaft timing and Engine Control Units are the same the engine output of the V6 should be close to 75% of the output of the V8. If the V6 an...
by Jefecinco
Sat May 15, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Electric motor conversation
Replies: 6
Views: 1207

Re: Electric motor conversation

Eventually electric propulsion of recreational boats will become reality. For the near future, say five to ten years, electric boat propulsion will be the domain of wealthy "early adopters". I recall the first GPS I bought. It had a small black and white screen with little detail, was inac...
by Jefecinco
Fri May 14, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1998 23 CONQUEST Weight on Trailer Loaded
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Re: 1998 23 CONQUEST Weight on Trailer Loaded

If your truck is equipped with the optional trailer towing features you shouldn't have a problem. If not, consider adding oil coolers for the engine and transmission. Change the oil more often than recommended in the owner's manual. Also consider upgrading the tires to a higher load range rating. If...
by Jefecinco
Tue May 11, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 190 Montauk v. 190 Outrage
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: 190 Montauk v. 190 Outrage

For inshore use the Montauk should serve you as well as the Outrage. I believe it offers a bit more space in the cockpit and may save a bit in fuel costs depending upon which engine is mounted and how the boat is operated. The Montauk is a very stable fishing platform due to its modified V-hull. We ...