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Sinclair7 posted 07-27-2001 03:18 PM ET (US)   Profile for Sinclair7   Send Email to Sinclair7  
Could some one from the spruce creek navy e-mail at clark roberts had put some pictures of a 13 with center console on the site. i think this was done with a carolina skiff console and is exactly what i want to install. could you explain how this was done. i read that a center console is noit recomeneded by whatler for the 13. HELP!!
gunnelgrabber posted 07-27-2001 03:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
could be wrong but i think there are pictures of clark's boats in the cretacea section..don't remember the # . ...lm
Makonut posted 07-27-2001 04:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Makonut  Send Email to Makonut     
Probably read my post..Whaler does not advocate drilling holes in the deck where the deck is not supported by wood backing. Bigshot had some ideas on that subject. I'm in the same quandry as you and wishy washy on which way to go.

good luck to both of us..:)


jimh posted 07-27-2001 04:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Have you tried e-mailing Clark?

This has worked in the past for hundreds of inquiries.


Clark Roberts posted 07-27-2001 05:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Sinclair, the Cetacea page is #28 and the boat pictured is a 15'! I have rigged out several 13's with center consoles (ran the Wilderness Water in Everglades in one of those rigs) and they are fantastic... a stand-up console allows terriffic vision and you can steer by just shifting you weight.. Do it, you will love it!!! Happy Whalin'... Clark... Spruce Creek Navy
Sinclair7 posted 07-27-2001 06:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sinclair7  Send Email to Sinclair7     
hey clark, thanks for the reply. i was wondering idf you could explain how to attach the console.
Clark Roberts posted 07-28-2001 08:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Sinclair, since your 1981 hull has a flat deck, attachment is simple. Hopefull you console has a "flange" base so that you can simply screw to deck with stainless sheet metal screws (#12 "truss" head type are best). Since there is no plywood backing (underlayment) under the deck you will need to adhere with a good bead of silicone before final attachment.. if you ever want to remove the console you must cut the silicone... if you use some of the super adhesives like 3M 5252 (number may be wrong.. can't remember..heh, heh.. where was I? got it..) you will not be able to without destroying the deck! Go for it! Clark
Makonut posted 07-28-2001 10:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for Makonut  Send Email to Makonut     
The 1973 has the trough, in order to secure the console I assume you need a base..or bridge across the trough? If so, what would, or do you use?


Clark Roberts posted 07-28-2001 09:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Jer, on a 1966 hull (with trough) I cut console's bottom edges to fit the deck shape in front and sides. Then I affixed 2"x2" aluminum angle "runners" on each side to the deck with screws and epoxy. These side pieces (angles) had one flat side affixed to deck and the other side (leg) was straight up. The console sides fastened (through bolted) to this vertical aluminum surface. On the finished product you couldn't see the aluminum as it was on the inside of console. Hope this description is clear! There are no doubt other/better ways to do it but this worked well for me.. Good luck! Clark.. Spruce Creek Navy
Makonut posted 07-30-2001 10:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Makonut  Send Email to Makonut     
Clark..Thank you for the input. As much as I hate to put holes in the deck, I guess its a "have to do". Appreciate all your input and expertise

Jer..The "other" ole man of the sea

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