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Console Rails on 15CC
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posted 09-16-2002 09:40 AM ET (US)
Anyone interested in how the Montauk console rails fit and look on a 15 CC, I'll be glad to e-mail photos...
posted 09-16-2002 11:01 AM ET (US)
How bout posting a few on the web,
I have a set of Montauk rails myself, been thinking about putting them on my 15.
Interesting to note, that the bends of both are both the same radius, the 'legs' are just longer.
posted 09-16-2002 03:52 PM ET (US)
Posting on the Web? I'm a Network Analyst, and I don't even have a web page.... Sad...
Is there a site I can send the photos to? I'd be glad to do it.
The rails start about 1 inch above the deck on a 15 console, and the "shepherd's crook" in the front is a bit intrusive, but you can still mount a split seat in front of the console, or - as I'm tempted to try - cut a notch in the back of a surplus cooler I have in order to accommodate the shepherd's crook brace, and fashion a cushion to match the notched cooler-top. I also gave thought to making a removable wooden seat/storage box with the same notch at the rear, to accommodate the battery (now under the console) on one side, and secure storage on the other side. and cushioned seat on top (hinged). That'd allow me to put a 12-18 gallon Moeller or Tempo tank under the console.
Brings up another idea: I'm seriously considering attaching the console to the deck at the rear with 2 SS hinges, and at the front with two lock pins. To remove the tank, I just pull the 2 pins, tilt the console aft about 45 degrees, and out comes the tank.
Think this is too ambitious?
posted 09-16-2002 04:32 PM ET (US)
Easy to do but it will rattle and you may need to extend all your cables and steering....may not but be sure your lengths are ok. I would also not put the battery near the gas tank....for safety reasons of course.
posted 09-16-2002 11:30 PM ET (US)
skred... I had to come to a Whaler Site to find out, but if you have an ISP, you may well have some space for a few web pages, and you don't need to know any html to get a picture out there.
I have what I hope is one of the lowest cost ISP's out there. Even they provide web space.
Check your ISP's member support pages. What you want to do is push a picture to the ISP, then figure out how to get it from a browser. More technically, what you want to do is ftp a .jpg to your home directory at the ISP. Use your login and password for access control in ftp, and you need a host name. Then you just need figure out the URL.
Again, see your ISP's support area, or email them.
Sorry for the off topic detour....
On topic, that tilting console sounds pretty ambitious, but don't let that stop you :)
posted 09-17-2002 08:31 AM ET (US)
OK, email me some pics, Thanks.
posted 09-17-2002 09:35 AM ET (US)
Thanks for the responses.
The cabling etc. is plenty long enough to tilt the console almost 90 degrees, so that'll work. The battery would be in a separate compartment in the proposed seat/storage in front of the console. that leaves the area under the console free for a decent-sized tank. It's got an open access area on the port side and an inch or so clearance fore and aft for water passage to the bilge, so ventilation isn't a problem. The ignition module is sealed, so no sparking problems either. Seems pretty safe. Previous owner had a 6-gal under there for 10 years.
I actually access the internet thru work connections (no ISP). I have the free NetZero at home - I'll figure out a way to post these pictures.
I'll get some pics sent out to e-mail addresses of those who requested 'em.
posted 09-17-2002 10:00 AM ET (US)
There are rules to mounting a tank in the console.....look at another thread under general.
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