Classic 15-footer Down Riggers

Repair or modification of Boston Whaler boats, their engines, trailers, and gear
bradenvlp
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Classic 15-footer Down Riggers

Postby bradenvlp » Wed May 01, 2019 11:04 pm

Have Scotty 1025 side angle bracket [down riggers] ever been mounted into the plywood blocks 15-inches from the transom of a classic 15-footer?

Give me warnings, tips, or advice about problems.

Older discussions seem unanimous to use rail mounts to mount down riggers on a classic15, but I don’t love where that puts the down riggers on my boat.

Thanks in advance

coachf
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Re: Downriggers on classic 15

Postby coachf » Thu May 02, 2019 12:42 am

I have rail mounts on my 11 and 17. They work well.
Haven't tried the side mounts.

here is pic of a rail mount mount modified to keep it as far aft as possible from an old thread.

https://photobucket.com/gallery/user/wa ... MA==/?ref=

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/010244.html

R DAVIS
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Re: Classic 15-footer Down Riggers

Postby R DAVIS » Thu May 02, 2019 11:11 am

See how mine are mounted on my Classic 15. Works fine for me.
http://k5rcd.org/Whaler%202.htm