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timmyb posted 07-19-2002 11:45 PM ET (US)   Profile for timmyb   Send Email to timmyb  
I have an 86 SS 13 foot .Do they make replacement under seat storage equipment? (2) or do i have to make one? If so How?
TunreLahw posted 07-20-2002 10:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for TunreLahw    
Who is "they"?
timmyb posted 07-21-2002 10:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for timmyb  Send Email to timmyb     
"they" boston whaler or any other boat equipment specialist.
jimh posted 07-22-2002 07:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I don't think that Boston Whaler ever made any storage units for use under the wood thwart seats of a 13-foot Whaler, so I don't expect that they would have replacement parts available.

How about going to WalMart, pretending it is a boat part specialist store, walking around the aisles where they have storage containers, and finding something that could be used for under-seat storage? Some plastic tubs work pretty well in that application.

timmyb posted 07-25-2002 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for timmyb  Send Email to timmyb     
thanks for the idea with the rubbermaid storage boxes never thought of that. but why would my seats have hinges on them. the seat and behind the seat back there are hinges on the wood, for like storage underneath. any idea why?
jimh posted 07-26-2002 11:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     

I think one reason you are not getting much action with your question is it is terribly hard for anyone to understand.

Exactly what is "replacement underseat storage equipment"? I really don't have any idea what you are asking about.

The wood interior of a 13-Super Sport was made from...wood. If you are missing some wood, you can get new wood from a lumberyard. You could try to get it from Whaler, but that might be hard and expensive.

Other than the wood, there might have been some hardware--hinges, latches, etc.--but I cannot understand what this "underseat storage equipment" stuff is you are asking about.

Bigshot posted 07-26-2002 01:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Somebody put those hinges there. No whaler seats had hinges. The Supersports had a rear storage are but basically only good for some rope and flares.

On my 82 13' i had a wood bin under the front twart that looked factory. It was made from mohagany but if it rained and the water got to that point, everything got wet. I would want something more waterproof. If your seats have hinges so you can flip them up, anything will work.

timmyb posted 07-27-2002 10:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for timmyb  Send Email to timmyb     
ok jim let's see if i could get this straight.

Behind my seat, there is a storage locker i believe,(if pictures were available it would be great). ok my question was ,the first one asked. (1) The storage material is made out of what? i'm sure it doesn't open to the floor.

(2) My seat has hinges are they supposed to be there or did someone install them?

(3) Should i just eliminate this storage?,if not (4) where can i get the dimensions to
build another one?

AC posted 07-28-2002 10:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for AC  Send Email to AC     
Here's an idea: Check out CETACEA page 56 and look what Carl Neusel did to his aft thwart seat in photo #9. The support brackets under the section where the pilot sits could accomodate a slide out drawer. If you like this idea, you might either (1) put a lock on it or (2) check out a non-locking slide-out drawer on a pop-up camper to see how the manufacturer's prevent them from sliding out of place. Food for thought.
Chris posted 07-30-2002 08:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chris  Send Email to Chris     
No whaler seat had hinges? Tell that to my 1988 supersport....
Chris posted 07-30-2002 08:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chris  Send Email to Chris     
and Jim off course whaler made under seat storage. My 88 seat has hinges for the underseat stoarage and a hinged aft the seat for the rear storage compartment. We are talking a Supersport 87 and newer, prior to that the SS only had a rear compartment.
Backlash posted 07-30-2002 08:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Backlash  Send Email to Backlash     
I believe the under seat storage equipment you are referring to was made of a desert tan plastic that was "U" shaped and maybe 1/8" thick under the helm thwart seat in the SS models. As Chris mentioned, the helm seat was hinged at the lower part of the backrest which allowed the seat front to lift up. This plastic compartment extended from the front of the seat to the rear storage compartment. I doubt if this is available from Whaler anymore, but could be fabricated by a plastic shop that sells sheet plastic. E-mail me and I'll send you photos of this compartment from my 1989 15 SS.
timmyb posted 07-31-2002 12:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for timmyb  Send Email to timmyb     
a thanks to Chris and Backlash for answering my complicated question. i will next read the reference section to find out more on my whaler. Backlash i will e-mail you. i made a compartment out of plexiglass but it seems to be cracking now after about 1 year. if i can't find a solution then i will just eliminate it and go with a tupperware box. again thanks for the help.
jimh posted 07-31-2002 09:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I am glad some others could figure out what it was you were asking about. I still have no idea what you are talking about.
timmyb posted 08-01-2002 09:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for timmyb  Send Email to timmyb     
jimh, i found a picture of what i was talking about in the reference section. and found out more then i need to know about my boat,along with help from a few others.

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