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PMUCCIOLO posted 06-18-2002 01:05 PM ET (US)   Profile for PMUCCIOLO  
My family has owned two fifteen's: a 1994 GLS and a 1997 Standard. I'm in the process of outfitting another one. With the aesthetic appeal of gleaming mahogany aside, how doe the driving position and comfort of the GLS interior compare to the Super Sport for this model? Any and all related comments and opinions are invited.
BOB KEMMLER JR posted 06-18-2002 01:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
make sure you plan carefully,so you have room for the full tuna tower and radar arch.
PMUCCIOLO posted 06-18-2002 01:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
BOB KEMMLER JR,

PMUCCIOLO posted 06-18-2002 01:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
BOB KEMMLER JR,

That response was a masterpiece! I was laughing so hard that I hit the "enter" button prematurely, resulting in the above.

I appreciate your wit and immediate response! Do you suggest Pipewelders or Bausch?

Paul

BOB KEMMLER JR posted 06-18-2002 01:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
Sorry i couldnt help myself,i see you must check the forum out from work also.Seriously i always liked the center cosole layout on the newer 15's.I guess if the one you buy is'nt perfect you could start from scratch and put a nice center console and rps type seat in it.Then theres the other question,To wood or not to wood?
Bigshot posted 06-18-2002 01:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I had a sport, a supersport and a center console. I like the CC the best. I would make the console 3" higher so it would be comfy to stand and drive(i'm 6'0). I liked the bench seat with wraparound railing and the cooler in front of console. Cooler was small and ubstructed view if someone sat on it while I drove sitting down so standing is an issue. I kept the front hatch varnished mohagany while the rest of the wood was painted white(not by me)with cushions. It looked really nice and maintenence was nil. Maybe get a CC with the molded in front seat which would make smoother.
PMUCCIOLO posted 06-18-2002 02:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
Gentlemen,

I'm planning on starting with a brand new hull from CPD. I don't know if the center console 15 mold is still available, but the seat with the seatback and wrap around rail maybe from CMI. What do you think?

Paul

Bigshot posted 06-18-2002 02:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Not gonna be cheap! The console I would find one you like....like I said the OEM is too low, Montauk TOO big, etc. One from a 15 dauntless would be great but you can get the same thing(basically) from a carolina skiff dealer. You do not want it too tall, then you can't see sitting down if you use the twart seat, etc. Personally I might do the cooler seat thing behind the console. If you don't like it.....move it and fill a few small holes from the brackets.
Bigshot posted 06-18-2002 02:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Actually.....I might have something fabricated to be both a seat and gas tank/battery/PFD storage. Therefore you have the whole stern to access.
Backlash posted 06-18-2002 08:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Backlash  Send Email to Backlash     
PMUCCIOLO,

All kidding aside...I installed a, believe it or not, Pipe Welders skiff fiberglass center console in my 15 SS back in 1990. I ordered it with desert tan gelcoat. A very well made console, all fiberglass - no plywood. I may have some pictures of it laying around.

Steve

Chris posted 06-18-2002 09:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chris  Send Email to Chris     
How about a Todd center console? They are about 26" wide and about 32" in Height (or 46" in height with windshield).
PMUCCIOLO posted 08-01-2002 05:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
After a lengthy period of deliberation, countless emails, and volumes of information from participants of this forum, I have finally arrived at a decision regarding the interior for my classic 15'hull: the GLS II.

Although not "classic" to the purists, it provides superior ergonomics, ease of maintenance, and flexibility suitable to my intended applications. I am arranging to have the OEM cushion package made to fit the seats, as their design is somewhat unconventional compared to those of earlier eras.

Thanks to all of you for sending your photos, offering your insights, and sharing your experiences. Your input was instrumental in my arriving at my decision.

The boat should be completed in about 30 to 45 days, and photos will be available shortly thereafter.

Paul

whalersman posted 08-01-2002 05:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
Looking forward to seeing the photos.
Glad to see you back on-line.

Regards,
Joe

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