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RonMT posted 07-01-2002 10:35 AM ET (US)   Profile for RonMT   Send Email to RonMT  
Hello All. Could someone please tell the distance from the transom to the back of the first bench. I have a 78 13' and recently stripped and reassembled the entire interior of the boat. Thanks for your help.
JFM posted 07-01-2002 11:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Ron, the 13's side wood rails have notches cut out to accommodate both seats. When you screw your side rails in (the same screw holes), simple slide them fore and aft and then fasten. Regards, Jay
RonMT posted 07-01-2002 12:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for RonMT  Send Email to RonMT     
Thanks Jay but I then need to know then, where specifically the side rails are located.
JFM posted 07-01-2002 01:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Ron, did you re-use the console? The fore seat is agaist the front of the console and the side wood (starboard side) has steering cable guides that line up with the console.
Worst case; if I remember I'll measure them for you tonight. Regards, Jay
RonMT posted 07-01-2002 01:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for RonMT  Send Email to RonMT     
Jay, I had to build my own console. Thanks, any info would be greatly appreciated. Ron
Gep posted 07-01-2002 02:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Gep  Send Email to Gep     
Ron,
I redid my wood in my '59 last year. I started my side boards at 12" from the back splash well. My splash well goes straight across the back. You can see it on page 51 of the cetacea. I don't know if this helps you or not.
Mike
Gep posted 07-01-2002 02:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Gep  Send Email to Gep     
Ron, I should have finished by saying that then the seats are notched into the side rail(like JFM said.
I notched mine in 6" from the back of the side rails.
Mike
RonMT posted 07-01-2002 04:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for RonMT  Send Email to RonMT     
Gep did you notice with your bench just 12" from the splash well that with 2 people sitting on the rear bench that the bow popped up to easliy. Thanks, Ron
JFM posted 07-01-2002 04:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Ron if you are using a 40hp the bow will pop up for about 2 seconds. Regards, Jay
Gep posted 07-01-2002 07:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Gep  Send Email to Gep     
Ron,
Yes, my bow pops up easily, thats the problem with not having any weight up front.
Also, just for clarification, my side rail is 12" from the splash well, the seat is another 6" forward from that in a notch in the side rail. So the back of the seat is actually 18" from the splash well.
I personally don't see why you couldn't move everything forward more than that unless you already have your steering cables and throttle controls cut to length.
Mike
RonMT posted 07-02-2002 09:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for RonMT  Send Email to RonMT     
Thanks GEP and JFM for the info. Ron :)

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