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Dads68BW posted 06-17-2015 12:49 PM ET (US)   Profile for Dads68BW   Send Email to Dads68BW  
Peanut-butter and Peaches--is that a rail mounted table? I was looking at minitauk85's post of the 1969 Boston Whaler Catalog:

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On the left hand side there is a guy making a peanut butter sandwich. Over his shoulder is a table with some peaches on it. Wow. What is that table? Is it a rail mounted factory made table option? I want one. Anyone know anything about it? Was it an accessory option from Boston Whaler? It is not listed at the end of the catalog were other options are.

Are there any other photos or anything else that might show more details so I could try to make one? Looks so cool, useful, removable, and original. I see that it has multiple cut outs both on top and on the bottom support to allow it to be mounted in other configurations. Maybe for stowing or to be mounted to the inside?

If anyone has any information about it please share. I want to make one. Thanks

Dick E posted 06-17-2015 06:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick E  Send Email to Dick E     
I believe that is the reversible pilots seat. It's pushed forward towards the bow.
Dads68BW posted 06-18-2015 12:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dads68BW  Send Email to Dads68BW     
No not the RPS, look behind him, on the rail. Most sternward is the top of a rod holder. Forward of it on the rail is a table or cutting board. It has peaches on it.
martyn1075 posted 06-18-2015 01:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for martyn1075  Send Email to martyn1075     
Yes--that is what it appears to be. Again another clever idea from the company back in the day. The 17 Montauk was like the-everything-boat back then. For example, the picture with the surfboard strapped to the side. $2200--wow, that is a story in itself.
jimh posted 06-18-2015 11:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
How about Peaches and Herb? Any sightings lately?
kwik_wurk posted 06-18-2015 12:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for kwik_wurk  Send Email to kwik_wurk     
Never seen/heard of the cutting board/table. Looks like the rod rack option is just aft of the custom cutting table with the white top. -- I also like the interior, gunnel to gunnel, cutting board (actual surface with PB & J sandwiches).
Dads68BW posted 06-18-2015 02:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dads68BW  Send Email to Dads68BW     
No, the peanut butter sandwich is being made on the back of the RPS seat.
I had often thought that a rail to rail plank however would be nice easy picnic table for people sitting on back of the PPS and stern seat.
But then I saw this original prep table. A couple of these would be perfect especial if they could also be mounted inboard. It does look to have optional setup slots so this might have been an possibility.

This rail mounted prep table in the picture, so reminds me of the TV diner tables of the era.

I want to sit watch a sunset, eat make a Manhattan off this table while listen to Peaches and Herb. All period correct in my book.

Powergroove803 posted 06-18-2015 03:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Powergroove803  Send Email to Powergroove803     
If it was rail mounted with a swivel so it could be pulled in front of the people sitting on the stern seat that would be awesome. I don't see it in any options list I can find, one of maybe? Should be easy to build
martyn1075 posted 06-18-2015 04:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for martyn1075  Send Email to martyn1075     
Yum PB and J sandwiches brings back a lot of memories. My son would be quite happy living off PB & J if he could.
RevengeFamily posted 06-20-2015 06:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for RevengeFamily  Send Email to RevengeFamily     
Apparently the crew in Rockland Mass never put the rail mounted table into production... I would love to make that table but would need another view of it before putting blade to wood...

That little beauty would look so perfect on my 1967 Nauset... Has anyone come across other photos of it? If so, please steer me in the right direction...


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