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by Jloutrage
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II: Unusual hole and plug in hull liner
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II: Unusual hole and plug in hull liner

The fuel tank cavity drain plug is located near the bottom of the large storage box located below the deck near the stern of the boat. Water accumulates in this box from multiple sources. Without the drain plug installed, water will enter the fuel tank cavity. It is best to keep this cavity as dry a...
by Jloutrage
Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II: Unusual hole and plug in hull liner
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II: Unusual hole and plug in hull liner

[The c.1998 17 OUTRAGE II boats] have a through-hull fitting on the starboard side of the transom. If this thruough-hull becomes submerged—possibly due to weight—water will enter and possibly enter the rigging tunnel on the starboard side of the boat. If enough water enters the rigging tunnel, it wi...
by Jloutrage
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II Three Questions about Water On Deck Path to Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: 1998 OUTRAGE II Unspecified Length: Three Questions about Water On Deck Path to Sea

[On a 1998 17 OUTRAGE II hull] water can enter the rigging tunnel via the through-hull drain in the starboard stern of the boat. This is the same area where a two-stroke oil tank [would be] located. If enough water enters here, it can migrate to the center line of the [area] below the fuel tank. The...
by Jloutrage
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fuel Tank Level for Winter Storage
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: Fuel Tank Level for Winter Storage

I have the same 17 outrage ll. Store at 95% full for winter storage to minimize condensation. Fill to full and burn off a few gallons before storage. Add stabilizer prior to final fill and then burn off a few gallons to distribute stabilized gas through the system. I put my ear close to the fuel fil...
by Jloutrage
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Crazing Caused by Air Pockets: Repair Technique
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Re: Gel Coat Crazing Caused by Air Pockets: Repair Technique

The problem you’re experiencing is not due to air pockets, but likely due to the laminate under the gel coat not being wetted-out properly during molding.
by Jloutrage
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Methods to Adhere KING StarBoard to Thin-wall Laminated Surfaces
Replies: 11
Views: 2531

Re: Alternative Material and Adhesive for Mounting Bases Where the Joint is in Compression

I mounted a washdown pump to KING StarBoard with screws. Then I then secured the King StarBoard to a horizontal fiberglass surface with 3M4200 adhesive-sealant. I heated the KING StarBoard just prior to installing. No [failure of the adhesive joint has occurred] in three years.
by Jloutrage
Thu May 27, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cleaner for Clear Vinyl Windows in Boat Canvas
Replies: 4
Views: 2081

Re: Cleaner for Clear Vinyl Windows in Boat Canvas

You shouldn’t use any product with ammonia in it, such as WINDEX, [to clean the clear vinyl windows in boat canvas].

I’ve always used PLEXUS. PLEXUS works really well and won’t harm the [clear window section of the boat canvas].
by Jloutrage
Thu May 27, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Automatically-operating Trim Tabs to Improve Ride into Head Seas
Replies: 15
Views: 3772

Re: Automatically-operating Trim Tabs to Improve Ride into Head Seas

I agree with Outrage20. I’ve owned more than a dozen different boats and they all rode much better with the bow down into a head sea. Trim tabs will help with this. I wouldn’t install trim tabs that automatically adjust, but rather, use manually adjusting trim tabs to assist in getting the best ride...
by Jloutrage
Wed May 26, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Automatically-operating Trim Tabs to Improve Ride into Head Seas
Replies: 15
Views: 3772

Re: Automatically-operating Trim Tabs to Improve Ride into Head Seas

You can reduce the pounding when heading into a sea by lowering the bow. Trim tabs can lower the bow.
by Jloutrage
Thu May 20, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Folding Foot Rest for Console
Replies: 4
Views: 2594

Re: Folding Foot Rest for Console

I actually had those same “steps” installed on a 1947 22ft wood Chris Craft. They’ve been around for a while!
by Jloutrage
Sun May 02, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2016 170 MONTAUK Mystery Drain Tube
Replies: 3
Views: 2152

Re: Mystery drain tube

Perhaps [the three clear tubes are] to drain for one or more rod holders.
by Jloutrage
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Compression Test Procedure
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Re: Compression Test Procedure

A Yamaha technician informed me that on a current model F300 you are fine with a range of [variation among cylinders of up to] 10%. He was working on a 2014 model year when he informed of this range.