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ztagator posted 09-12-2002 09:00 PM ET (US)   Profile for ztagator   Send Email to ztagator  
I am putting in a center console with a molded front seat in my 1984 15' Supersport and I need in inches from transom the right place to mount it. An 18 gallon tank will be mounted in it also. Thanks!!
ShrimpBurrito posted 09-13-2002 12:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
You can mount it anywhere where there is wood underneath. I just emailed you a diagram of where the wood is in your boat.
ShrimpBurrito posted 09-13-2002 12:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
Actually, that diagram is listed here on the Forum in the reference section at:

The reference section for the 15' Super Sport is at:

David Jenkins posted 09-13-2002 09:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for David Jenkins  Send Email to David Jenkins     
The optimal place to put the center console depends on your weight distribution (engine weight, jackplate or not, battery and fuel tank location, ice chest location, etc.). If it were my boat, I would take it for a test drive before screwing down the center console and experiment with it in various places. Then mark the best spot, come back to port and put it in with stainless steel screws and 5200.
smgrogue posted 09-18-2002 12:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for smgrogue  Send Email to smgrogue     
May I ask what make of console you purchased and where did you find it. thanks
flaglerdave posted 09-18-2002 10:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for flaglerdave  Send Email to flaglerdave     
I have a 87'15 center console. orginially set up with 13 tank under folding seat aft of console. Very aft heavy. Replaced seat with TODD cooler seat with flip -flop backrest and mounted new tempo tank forward of console. I then created a seat that is removeable that straps to tank. Works great !
Boat is faster to plane, easier to fish, sits better in water, in,and looks awesome !I will be posting photo soon if interested. Also about that the console question- a 13' or 15' Daultless consoles can and do look great in additions. Whaler dealerships can sell them.
ztagator posted 09-18-2002 08:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for ztagator  Send Email to ztagator     
The CC is a Carolina Skiff with molded front seat. The gas tank is made to fit the MEDIUM CC. Looks great and cant wait to puy everything back together.
smgrogue posted 09-18-2002 09:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for smgrogue  Send Email to smgrogue     
ztagator--Where does the tank sit in that console? In the moulded seat? How do you access the tank to fill-er-up...lift the seat? Is the tank actually built in to the console or does the console merely provide space to accommodate a customer-supplied tank? Did you buy this directly from CS, or from a dealer? Is there a pic anywhere on the net that you know of? Sorry for all the questions, but I have suddenly found myself headed down a similar path as you, I believe. By the way, where are you going to run all the lines--straight back, down the center of the deck, or across and down the side next to the railing? thanks
smgrogue posted 09-18-2002 09:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for smgrogue  Send Email to smgrogue     
ztagator--Am I correct in assuming that a MEDIUM Center Console is a term used by Carolian Skiff to denote the particular console that you have selected? Did you consider a Dauntless 15 console as mentioned above? Is your console similar to the one Clark Roberts has on "Killer" (Cetacea p.28)? Personally, Killer would be the ideal setup that I'd be shooting for--except maybe to have fuel tank in front of the console underneath the passener seat in order to better balance out the weight of a Merc 60 efi (most likely) or a Suzi DF70 (maybe). Regards, SMG
smgrogue posted 09-19-2002 09:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for smgrogue  Send Email to smgrogue     
ztagator--I talked to a Skiff dealer today; they sent me line drawings and dimensions. Now I understand what a "medium" and that the alum. fuel tank is an option available from Carolina skiff. The guy I talked to wasnt too clear on how you access the tank to fill--thought there might be a cutout location that would facilitate filling through the side of the console. Is that correct?

Overall this sounds like a great setup. My one concern is, with the gas tank inside the essentially open compartment, does the manufacturer approve the location of batteries under the console as well, or do the batteries need to be located elsewhere in the boat?

Interestingly, the dealership parts guy was rerigging his own Whaler 15 with one of these consoles. I asked him where he was going to run the cables and he said between his legs straight back to the motor. Apparently Carolina Skiff makes some sort of deck-mounted moulded channel material specifically for this purpose. Are you using this also?

ztagator posted 09-21-2002 07:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for ztagator  Send Email to ztagator     

I purchased the deck track to run right down the center for cables,wire, etc.
The gas will be filled from the top seat part of console. I simply bought a ss gas fill that mounts flush under the cushions. Also purchased a vent for side of console and will ground the tank. Im not brave enough to put the battery in there with it. When I am done I will send pics.


ShrimpBurrito posted 09-21-2002 02:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
I definitely want to see pics when you are done!
smgrogue posted 09-24-2002 08:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for smgrogue  Send Email to smgrogue     
gator--I am looking forward to seeing those pictures as well. Thanks for the feedback. Stephen

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