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ShrimpBurrito posted 04-23-2002 01:07 AM ET (US)   Profile for ShrimpBurrito   Send Email to ShrimpBurrito  
Has anyone ever modified a 15' Super Sport by removing the original bench seat and replacing it with a center console? If so, any pictures? Any problems with stability?
bselorch posted 04-23-2002 07:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for bselorch  Send Email to bselorch     
I didn't replace the console but I raised it up about 6". It makes it much more comfortable to sit at and steer.
Clark Roberts posted 04-23-2002 08:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
See Cetacea page 28 for a shot of my custom 15 "Killer". The 15 is a blast to drive standing up... you will love it! happy Whalin'... Clark... SCN
ShrimpBurrito posted 04-23-2002 04:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
Very nice job on the 15' center console modification, Clark. My back hurts after being crunched over after a day of cruising. Do you build the consoles yourself or buy them? (I saw elsewhere you've done several.) I like your setup, but what would you think about having 2 bucket seats in front of the console instead of just the one? Not only would that accomodate more passengers, but also would make clear visibility for a seated pilot.
Clark Roberts posted 04-24-2002 06:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
SB, the console in my 15 came from the local Carolina Skiff dealer. Skiff makes very good , in my opinion, consoles and have many to pick from. As to the twin seats in front of console, well, the 15 needs a narrow console to allow passage on each side and twin seats most likely won't work. If height of front seat is the problem then a lower, single bucket seat might work nicely. I have no visibility problems with the high passenger seat, however. I know the "pain in the back" thing after hunching over a low helm all day and that's why almost all of my Whalers end up modified. A comfortable seating arrangement is of prime importance to me and makes for more enjoyable boating! Happy Whalin'... Clark... SCN
bhobbs posted 04-25-2002 06:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for bhobbs  Send Email to bhobbs     
When I bought my 16 it had 2 buckets and a wide original style, but sloppy console, and the clearance was bad for both. I have since bought a C. Skiff console and am looking for a cooler RPS style seat for added storage.
ShrimpBurrito posted 04-27-2002 04:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
Clark,

Thanks for posting more specifics on the center console. I like the idea of running the cables on the floor alot better than someone else's method of drilling a 3" hole in the hull.

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