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by PeterO
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB 25-foot or 27 foot CHALLENGER, FRONTIER, VIGILANT, or SENTRY
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: WTB 25-foot or 27 foot CHALLENGER, FRONTIER, VIGILANT, or SENTRY

Here is a link to a 25-foot Frontier in a surplus auction by the Govt of Canada:

https://www.gcsurplus.ca/mn-eng.cfm?snc ... so=#394242
by PeterO
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A GAM without Whales?
Replies: 8
Views: 6103

Re: A GAM without Whales?

A few more photos...
by PeterO
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A GAM without Whales?
Replies: 8
Views: 6103

Re: A GAM without Whales?

We were often approached by humpback whales while conducting sea lion research in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). They seemed to take joy in putting on a show and toying with us. Whaler 12 is from a fleet of whalers built by or for the Canadian Coast Guard and originally used as tenders (we s...
by PeterO
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 9096

Re: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas

To clarify, the photos (in Figures 3 and 4) were of mounts custom fabricated for M&P Mercury Sales Ltd in Burnaby, BC. which they offer as part of their down rigger installations for boats they sell and service. I don't think they would sell them separately, but most welding shops could make up ...
by PeterO
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 9096

Re: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas

One of the local Boston Whaler dealers has custom brackets fabricated for mounting down riggers on Montauk rails. I'm having similar brackets fabricated for my 21' Guardian, except the base will be an inverted, rubber-lined U-shape so it rests on the gunnels without having to drill holes through the...
by PeterO
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Guardian - Transom Transducer Mount
Replies: 5
Views: 2451

Re: 210 Guardian - Transom Transducer Mount

Concensus is mount deeper than my original photo. Came across a video showing factory install of same Raymarine transducer on 2019 21' Montauk (redesigned, but probably still very similar to 2018 21' Guardian). It [is] on flat portion of lower strake. Some say avoid strake, some prefer the flat port...
by PeterO
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Guardian: Wiring path for Downriggers
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

Re: 210 Guardian: Wiring path for Downriggers

I hear you. I put on 13,300-km on my trip down to Edgewater to pick up the 210 GUARDIAN. I took scenic route on way down.
by PeterO
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Guardian - Transom Transducer Mount
Replies: 5
Views: 2451

210 Guardian - Transom Transducer Mount

I have received excellent information from this forum on downrigger installation, so thought I would ask about transducer installation for a Raymarine Axiom. My original plan was to have thru hull installed during factory build, but that wasn't feasible due to deadrise, so putting a RV-100 on the tr...
by PeterO
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Guardian: Wiring path for Downriggers
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

Re: 210 Guardian: Wiring path for Downriggers

Tesoro, my own experience with downriggers is too limited to assess placement, but in researching the matter there definitely appears to be two schools of thought. Traditionally, they have been mounted near the stern, and that was my first inclination. However, with the advent of longer telescopic b...
by PeterO
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Guardian: Wiring path for Downriggers
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

Re: 210 Guardian: Wiring path for Downriggers

Thanks for the continued interest... The downriggers will be removed when not in use (which is most of the time), but was hoping the mounting brackets and adjacent power receptacles would be permanent. Mounting on the T-Top frame might work for trolling as my downriggers have 5' telescopic booms, bu...
by PeterO
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Guardian: Wiring path for Downriggers
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

Re: 210 Guardian: Wiring path for Downriggers

Phil, these are excellent suggestions, much appreciated. I don't mind having a cable running from the down rigger down along the stanchion. I could then use wire cover to run down the gunnel wall to the floor, which is pretty much across from the console. The Dry-Dek sounds like a good way to get ac...
by PeterO
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Guardian: Wiring path for Downriggers
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

Re: 210 Guardian: Wiring path for Downriggers

Jimh, I agree. I'm in a remote area, and the closest Boston Whaler dealer who works on Montauks suggested installing the down rigger plugs on the stern seats (near the fire extinguisher). The rails on the Montauk extend further back and downriggers are usually mounted closer to the transom. His reco...
by PeterO
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Guardian: Wiring path for Downriggers
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

210 Guardian: Wiring path for Downriggers

I am the proud owner of a new 210 Guardian. Peter's Whaler - Side Rails for Downrigger Mounts.jpg Peter's Whaler - Rear View.jpg The boat has aluminum side rails. I would like to install powered downriggers on them about six to seven feet forward of the stern where they can be accessed while operati...