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karl_knoecklein posted 04-07-2001 08:10 PM ET (US)   Profile for karl_knoecklein   Send Email to karl_knoecklein  
I have the mahogony console from a late 60's menemsha in my living room. The console has been remounted once because of rot. Several inches were cut off the bottom of the 1/2" plywood sides and several layers of cleats and sisters sufficed to hold it down for a number of years. It finally got so loose that I was afraid of it bouncing out of the boat (I knew that the various cables would keep it in, but you know what I mean)
What I would like to find out is how is the original console attached? How high is the top of the console from the floor? Is there a site where I can find plans for the console.
Any help of suggestions would be appreciated.
Chesapeake posted 04-07-2001 09:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
The base should be 14 1/4" high according to revised Whaler plans circa January 1966. The console top screws into the base with stainless steel screws (#10 with a finish washer). The screws go through the upper portion and into a cleat in the base which functions also as a means of attaching the top to the sides. There are a few tricky cutouts in the base that must be accurate to allow the top to "nest" appropriately on the base.

I can't speak for everyone else, but I made the new base from 3/4" mahogany ply (rather than 1/2 inch) and soaked it in 4 or 5 coats of West Epoxy before finishing it.

Chuck at Boston Whaler may be able to send you copies of the originals.


Chesapeake posted 04-09-2001 05:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Karl: They are in the mail.


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