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whlrwanabee posted 06-02-2009 01:02 PM ET (US)   Profile for whlrwanabee   Send Email to whlrwanabee  
My Montauk has no seat and I was wondering what a good alternative to the RPS might be. I don't really care for the cooler seats that have a swing back, but I have seen a stainless frame that can accomodate the gas tanks beneath it. Anyone have a good idea, picture or something for sale. My boat is nearly finished except for the seat.
GreatBayNH posted 06-02-2009 01:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
Have you seen the leaning posts by TACO Products? West Marine catalog, online or otherwise, has pcitures.
whlrwanabee posted 06-02-2009 02:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for whlrwanabee  Send Email to whlrwanabee     
I have considered the leaning posts, but would prefer more of a seat type set up.
DaveS posted 06-02-2009 03:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for DaveS  Send Email to DaveS     
Have you considered a new RPS from Whaler?
HAPPYJIM posted 06-03-2009 02:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
You can have just about anything custom made to your specs. Do a rough drawing with your dimensions and go looking for estimates.
sraab928 posted 06-03-2009 06:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for sraab928  Send Email to sraab928     
There is a neat item on ebay - Not mine but a cool option for a Montauk.

Check out item# 170338808488

whlrwanabee posted 06-03-2009 09:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for whlrwanabee  Send Email to whlrwanabee     
I didn't know a RPS was still available from Boston Whaler. Is it the old style with teak or one for the newer models? Would Twin Cities be the source/contact for this. As for the suggestion to have a seat made I was wondering if something similar in function could be fabricated like the "Z" legs. The cushions are plentiful on the internet I noticed and it would be easy to make the wooden backrest. Has anyone had anything like this made? I will see what a Whaler dealer has to offer in the way of RPS. Thanks for that tip.
Phil T posted 06-03-2009 10:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
I think DaveS may be a bit late for this suggestion. While Whaler did offer the full RPS, I think it ended a few years ago.

All components are available from after-market sources except for the Z legs.

whlrwanabee posted 06-03-2009 11:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for whlrwanabee  Send Email to whlrwanabee     
I was thinking of possibly having something similar to the Z legs made from aluminum tubing. Not machined from a billet of aluminum. Rather, just welding tubing to flat tops and bottoms with a diagonal cross brace and attaching a pivot. It wouldn't be the same as the Z but should function as close to it and still look good. I've seen this somewhere on the forum years back, but can't find it any longer. I'm waiting to hear back from Twin Cities

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