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Kelly posted 06-20-2001 05:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for Kelly   Send Email to Kelly  
Has anyone ever seen anything made by Birdsall Marine. Specifically I am interested in the 30" leaning post. Pictures can been seen at:

I am trying to decide if I want something like the leaning post or the Whaler RPS for my 17'.

Jersey Jim posted 06-20-2001 07:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jersey Jim  Send Email to Jersey Jim     
I am not familiar with the leaning post you mention, but I have purchased a number of items from Birdsall over the years. All the items were of high quality and the people are nice to deal with.
tarbaby posted 06-20-2001 10:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for tarbaby  Send Email to tarbaby     
Try this company. I just put my new leaning post in today and I am VERY pleased with all aspects of the seat. I got a 36 inch, might be too big for your 17 though.
james cosby posted 06-20-2001 10:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for james cosby  Send Email to james cosby     
Hey check out these leaning posts. They are for larger boats but have lots of extra storage space. JC
tobes posted 06-21-2001 08:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for tobes  Send Email to tobes     
Birdsall is top quality stuff. I just recived my "standard" 34" with a 8" tray leaning post after a 3 week lead time. I added a whale tail grab rail, folding foot rest and removable backrest. All top quality welds and upolstery It also has 4 rod holders built in and nice storage bin under the seat. They are not cheap, but as they say you get what you pay for. Base price of $835 and all the junk plus shipping to Boston area total $1350.
P.S. Wife thinks I'm rertarded. I have it in the living room waiting to finish rest of rehab. I sit on it and envision my self riding my first whaler off into the sunset.
kingfish posted 06-23-2001 10:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
I have a Birdsall leaning post in my 22' Outrage, Outre'. I could not be happier with it. If you browse through Cetacea, the later photos of Outre' show the Birdsall unit. Earlier ones show the original BW leaning post that had neither storage underneath nor a back rest. Absolutely firt rate stuff!


vdbgroup posted 07-06-2001 12:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for vdbgroup  Send Email to vdbgroup     
In 1995, I bought a 30" Birdsall Marine Leaning Post for my Montauk. I spoke with Bob Birdsall told him I wanted a variation on their mini post, to fit over a Pate 24 gallon tank. Got four rod holders,8" tray, rubber insert in foot rest, not folding, and a Whale tail grab rail, which made overall width 36". Total w/ shipping about $950.00.
This made the Montauk a real pleasure. Only problem is the Whale tail made the moving around a little tight for my big butt. Those three inches extra space would have allowed me to walk without "sliding" through between gunnel and whale tail. Should have just gotten grab rail for rear, but it is really better to get full whale tail for safety. I added folding back rest in 2000, again awesome. I now have it in my 18 Outrage. I think this leaning post will make a good headstone. Get you one. Birdsall is truly top quality, and a real bargain.
Bo Neato posted 05-21-2009 12:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bo Neato  Send Email to Bo Neato     
Are the Birdsall posts aluminum or stainless?

Can anyone point me to a picture of their "whale tail" handrail.

That 30" sure looks sweet!

Bo Neato posted 05-21-2009 12:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bo Neato  Send Email to Bo Neato     
I meant to say "32".

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