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|Author||Topic: 13ft console|
posted 01-16-2001 09:53 PM ET (US)
Whalernut recommended I move over to the repairs/mods section so I'll take his advice:
I purchsed a 13 foot 1962 and have pulled everything off the dear old thing and am in process of sanding off the paint and hope to make the proud old boat a thing of beauty. However, I'm 6ft 3 and sitting on the seat trying to steer makes me feel like I'm in a bumper car. I've designed a larger one, it's higher and wider than the original and would be about level with the gunnel which would put the wheel well above the gunnel but I see no problem here. Tell you that to ask this, anyone done smething like this or even something different -could use some input and or ideas. DWJ...
posted 01-16-2001 10:06 PM ET (US)
Take a look at the console on a 2000 13' Sport, it sits up on top of the forward seat, maybe something along those lines might work for you?
posted 01-22-2001 06:12 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the input. I jumped over to the BW site and took a look. I like the center console on the 2K. I found a dealer, will take a look - not sure if the arrangement can be purchased as a stand-alone item but will see what's up. DWJ....
posted 01-22-2001 08:22 PM ET (US)
BW actually addressed this issue in the last design change for your original 13' boat, about 1996. Take a look in the Reference Section, Models, GLS. You will notice the much higher steering wheel configuration. The factory may even have a few of those fiberglass components available for sale. The boat wouldn't be an original Classic, but it might suit your needs better.
posted 01-22-2001 09:22 PM ET (US)
My 2000 Boston Whaler dealer parts list shows a 13GLS console & seat kit available in either tan or white. Tan part #500-05071 white part #500-05072. Adding normal dealer markup to the cost I would expect the kit to retail around $1,800.00. Spendy!
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