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|Author||Topic: Extinguisher pocket--Montauk|
posted 12-27-2001 02:39 PM ET (US)
A triviality with which I'd like some help: My '86 Montauk doesn't have the starboard side "pocket" for a fire extinguisher that is often found in the Montauk consoles. Was the fire extinguisher pocket available only as an option (with the extinguisher)? Can anybody suggest to me why my console is "blank" on the starboard side?
posted 12-28-2001 02:01 AM ET (US)
my 86 montuck console don't have that pocket also, but i know started 1988 all montuck standard console come with this fire extinguisher pocket,
posted 12-28-2001 08:21 AM ET (US)
I mounted a similar extinguisher pocket on the bulkhead of my Revenge. It was made by SSI industries in Maryland (301)373-2372. they also have some really nice coaming boxes, recessed fuel fills, and make some beautiful coolers. I am pretty sure that the fire extinguisher pockets, electric terminal covers, and recessed fuel fills were OEM on many 80's and 90's classic whalers.
posted 01-03-2002 04:09 PM ET (US)
It is possible to purchase from BW just the plastic pocket and cut it into the console side. If this is of interest, contact your local parts dealer.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 01-03-2002 10:41 PM ET (US)
The fire extinguisher pocket was not standard equipment on Montauks in 1986. My 1983 Outrage-18 did not have one either so I did what Chesapeake suggests and ordered one from a Whaler dealer. They can be installed with the teak trim or without. It is a very desirable thing to have. You are not required to have a fire extinguisher on board your Montauk, but if you do, the pocket is the only way to go.
The pocket itself is simply a molded piece of plastic with an extra rectangle of plastic on the back which serves as a backing plate for the fire extinguisher mount itself. You just cut a hole for the pocket where ever you feel is best (starboard side on console is the usual place) and then attach the pocket with either pop rivets or machine screws and nylock lock nuts. Whaler used pop rivets so the heads would be minimized thus making it easier to install the teak trim on top. When I installed mine I used pop rivets as well but used stainless steel pop rivets and stainless steel fender washers as backing plates for the pop rivets. This was very strong and the teak trim fit over it with only minimal mortising of the teak to achieve a truly flush fit of the trim to the console itself.
posted 01-04-2002 06:33 PM ET (US)
I ordered my 18 Outrage with the optional FE pocket, and at least though 1986 they were made of 1/4" teak plywood. By 1989, they had switched to the desert tan moulded plastic pocket, with the same teak trim.
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