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SSCH posted 04-01-2002 10:20 PM ET (US)   Profile for SSCH   Send Email to SSCH  
I've just ordered a white, 15 Utility, bare hull from CPD. (Same hull design as the original 15s) I want to build a combination sport / super sport interior for the boat. I like the super sport console, but lean toward the sport seating arrangement.

Anybody have plans, detail pictures, or dimensions they're willing to share for either build out? How about ideas to further modify the wood parts to make this a better layout? I intend to use the boat as a shallow water fishing boat and a fast two person runabout.

Flipper posted 04-01-2002 11:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Flipper  Send Email to Flipper     
I have a drawing of my interior that I faxed to another member of the forum ( my 15's on page 50 in Cetacea).It's not everyone's cup of tea, but I can send it to you for some ideas.
PMUCCIOLO posted 04-02-2002 04:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
Having recently purchased a 2001 Alert 17 with minimal equipment, I just finished outfitting it. If you need any assistance, I may be able to help. Let me know.


jimithing posted 04-02-2002 10:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimithing  Send Email to jimithing     

Just wondering, if you don't mind sharing, what that 15 alert costs new. The BW commercial division is apparently much more expensive because they have a captive audience....the government.

Just was wondering since some day I would like to go that route as well.

Bigshot posted 04-02-2002 10:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Ditto....what does it come with? I have a bud with a 15' Palm beach and a 60 Zuki 4 stroke (2000) and he hates the hull, wants a 15' Whaler but having trouble finding one. Might be a good alternative and would make a great center console. I had the factory CC model but the console was too low, a modified 15 would be the woo.
SSCH posted 04-02-2002 10:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for SSCH  Send Email to SSCH     
jimithing The base boat (a 15 Utility which you won't find on the CPD website and which has the 5'3" beam of the old style 15, not an Alert which I believe is a Dauntless hull) costs just under $5400 before freight or any options. Only the norman pin and lifting eyes are standard equipment. As I understand it, CPD will not make the 15 hull with the wiring tunnel down the middle like the original center console 15 had.

I didn't price shop my dealer. I've bought several (5) Whalers from him over the last 20 years, and he has always been there when I had a question or a need for other help. I don't really know if this price is representative of what the market is for this boat. There are other purchases I'm making from this guy at the same time as the hull. By the way, you now have the option of either haze grey or white at no extra charge on these smaller boats.

I had CPD build a 25 Guardian for me 2 years ago. The boat is a dream. No chips, no fading, no mounting holes to patch, the transom height and gas tank I wanted, etc. If you don't mind the extra tariff, or want a "perfect hull", CPD is the way to go.

The best deal I could find near my home on a used 15 with the same hull shape would have cost me $5,000 or $6,000 for a 15 year old motor, boat and trailer. By the time I fixed up everything the way I wanted it, I figured I'd be within a short reach of the price of a new rig. How's that for rationalization?

Flipper Love your boat and would love to have your faxed layout. My fax number is 713 661 4877. Do you like the flat lower console? I've leaned toward the taller super sport sloping version. It seems an easier to use a mounting surface for gauges and for a hydraulic helm.

Bigshot Several local guys have built 15 center consoles on this hull. They all praise the ride, and speed of this rig. The weight forward seems to improve an already great hull and allow more bracket extention without inducing stability problems. If more info would be of use to you, let me know.

PMUCCIOLO Thanks. I'll be sure to ask if the need arises.

Flipper posted 04-03-2002 12:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for Flipper  Send Email to Flipper     
SSCH, maybe the S.S. console is the one for you if you want some gauges.I just have a tach mounted on an angled piece of mahogany to match the top of the console.I made the console this way because I like to get full one handed rotation while standing,my legs are out of the way while sitting, and I like to be leaning forward a bit; so my back isn't upright taking the bumps.
Those guys building the center consoles are right on the money,I learned that having the console further forward improved the handling immensely.I'm sitting about 14" further forward with my setup and I have no chine walking at all, and it tracks way better in turns.
SSCH posted 04-03-2002 10:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for SSCH  Send Email to SSCH     
Flipper Thanks for the fax. I assume you wanted a higher seat than stock and that looks like a good idea. I intended to move the seating forward as you have done. I'll post pictures or drawings when I finally decide.

Your work has been a big help.

Flipper posted 04-04-2002 12:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for Flipper  Send Email to Flipper     
SSCH,Glad to help out,and I look forward to seeing your version of a 15!I didn't know CPD still made the 15 classic...Maybe Flipper will be haze grey next year.

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