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thunderpaste posted 05-19-2009 10:33 AM ET (US)   Profile for thunderpaste   Send Email to thunderpaste  
I am designing a raised RPS with storage drawer for my Montauk.

Teak is $25 per bd/ft here and I am going to use some nice stuff. I will also use a 1" Mohogany riser under the RPS Z-leg to give a little more clearance for my Mirax tank.

I will have extra teak. Might anyone here be interested in purchasing a kit to build this mod on your own boat if I fabricate more than one?

I don't expect anyone to buy without seeing the quality first. I have some cabinet building experience so the precision and joinery will be pretty good, fasteners will be hidden when possible. Drawer slides will be stainless and attach under the drawer, not the sides. I may decide to use Starboard for the drawer bottom. All other components to be solid teak.

This could run in the $300-400 range with teak, hardware,other materials, and a little extra to help defray the cost of building mine.

If 4 or five people express interest I will build as many as the minimum teak purchase I need to make will allow.

Dave Sutton posted 05-19-2009 02:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Count me in. Height increase would be good, storage is always good, just hinge it so we can access the fuel tank and it'll be perfect.

Dave

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LuckyLady posted 05-19-2009 03:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for LuckyLady  Send Email to LuckyLady     
Will this RPS have the holes for the rod holders?
Thanks.
Rene'
thunderpaste posted 05-19-2009 04:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for thunderpaste  Send Email to thunderpaste     
Just to clarify, I am not building the actual RPS seat. I am going to build all of the components needed to turn your EXISTING RPS into a raised seat with storage like the well known and discussed Italian Job Boston Whaler has.
LuckyLady posted 05-19-2009 08:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for LuckyLady  Send Email to LuckyLady     
Thanks.
thunderpaste posted 05-19-2009 11:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for thunderpaste  Send Email to thunderpaste     
Dave, Not sure if you would want to hinge the drawer area because everything inside will dump out when you lift it.

A larger riser between the deck and z-leg might give you the clearance you need.

Salty Tricks posted 05-26-2009 01:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Salty Tricks  Send Email to Salty Tricks     
I may be interested in this. What will the height of the drawer be? This added to the 1" you are raising the legs will give me the overall height. Also is there a picture somewhere of the drawer you referenced?

Mike

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