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wspellenbe posted 06-12-2001 09:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for wspellenbe   Send Email to wspellenbe  
I own a perfect 1989 15 Ft supersport. I have 3 questions. Are the brackets to install a trolling motor still available? Was a fuel tank made to fit under the seat? Is a Mills 650.00 cover worth the price?
jimh posted 06-13-2001 08:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Look carefully through the REFERENCE/15/ section. There are photos of the 15-SS with fuel tanks. There is a Whaler drawing of the auxillary motor bracket, too.

A fuel tank will fit under the seat. You can use the Pate brand tank or a cheaper Tempo model.

The Mills canvas is pricey, but the general opinion is you get what you pay for. Their products have a reputation for long-life. There are some catalog-sold covers that are about a third of the price. They may not fit as well or last as long. It depends on what your needs are.

jimh posted 06-13-2001 08:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[ur][/url] shows the Pate tank.

jimh posted 06-13-2001 08:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh
wspellenbe posted 06-13-2001 09:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for wspellenbe  Send Email to wspellenbe     
How can I get in touch with that company Pate Plactics for the fuel tank? Do I need to make a bracket for the trolling motor or is it still available? If you look at the picture it would make sense for the fill to be in the back and the tank should probally not be near your feet.
Toad2001 posted 06-13-2001 01:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Toad2001  Send Email to Toad2001     
I wouldn't mind adding cushions to my GLS.
Are the bow and front seat cushions available new?
If not, and I need to have them custom made, how do they fasten?
Velcro or snaps? (I hate drilling)
wspellenbe posted 06-13-2001 01:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for wspellenbe  Send Email to wspellenbe     
I have original cushions and they have snaps that you have to install on the wood
stagalv posted 06-13-2001 02:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
Pate Plastics Inc.
360 N.W. 71st St.
Miami, Florida 33150

Phone 305 754 0896
Fax 305 253 6611

Great tanks. I bought a 24gal for my Montauk. Rex

lhg posted 06-13-2001 02:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
With the storage compartment on the 15 SS, the usual long and low underseat tanks by Tempo or Pate may not work. These are designed to extend behind the thwart seat on the Sport models, exposing the filler cap and connections. If it goes in front of the storage compartment, you will lose you foot space.
skookum point posted 06-13-2001 02:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for skookum point  Send Email to skookum point     
I tried to order a trolling motor bracket for my 15 from BW earlier this year. It is no longer available. Based on the drawings in the reference section, I will probably make the aluminum parts and find a local shop to weld them up.
An interesting alternative - I have seen a galvanized bracket intended to mount a spare tire to a boat trailer that is a dead-ringer for the BW designed bracket. Just add the wooden part . . .


wspellenbe posted 06-13-2001 09:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for wspellenbe  Send Email to wspellenbe     
Great idea on the bracket. Thanks
wspellenbe posted 06-13-2001 09:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for wspellenbe  Send Email to wspellenbe     
Thankyou for the address for the tank.

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