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whalernut posted 06-29-2003 05:07 PM ET (US)   Profile for whalernut   Send Email to whalernut  
Hello, as I have been talking about, I am replaceing my Currituck Interior with a 17` Standard Interior in Tan, but since the seats are made out of Starboard, they nead to be supported in the middle, thus and plate and a leg. The front thwart seat plate goes right over the rigging-draining tunnel, but the only thing I have running thru the tunnel at this time is my engine-control power rigging wires. Question: Is it easier to to take it off at the engine or the controls to feed it out of the tunnel, so I can free up the tunnel? I have never disconnected the power at the shifter or the engine before, could someone please help me with this :) Thanks-Jack.
whalernut posted 06-30-2003 06:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Anybody help me :) It is on my Currituck, with a 1975 85h.p. Johnson and electric start right in the shifter and no tilt/trim. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez!!!!! :):):) Jack.
dfloeter posted 06-30-2003 06:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfloeter  Send Email to dfloeter     
I just removed my Morse unit from the console and cables and it wasn't too bad, though I think it might be easier at the engine end.
whalernut posted 06-30-2003 06:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thank you for responding :) Anyway, your key starter is separate on a Morse, isn`t it? Mine is in the unit, and looks like it may be tough to disconect at that end, I will check out the engine end!! Anybody else? Any help would be very much appreciated :) Jack.
UnderDog posted 06-30-2003 08:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for UnderDog  Send Email to UnderDog     
Hey whalernut, having replaced my electrcal control cables in my whaler, I recomned disconnecting them at the motor end, there should be two barrel plugs, I know one is a big red one, the other if you have tilt and trim is small and black you can un-plug both inside the motor cowell, mine were under the starter motor... and the control cables should also come out easy... good luck


whalernut posted 06-30-2003 08:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thank you Keith!! I don`t have Tilt and Trim, so that eliminates 1 conection to mess with :) I can`t wait to get the cash togethe rto order my New Standard Interior :) The reason I have to take everything out of the rigging tube, is the front Thwart Seat support has a plate that goes right over the rigging tube opening, it fits exactly square over the opening. Why they put it there is beyond me, but on the 17` standard they ran everything down the side of the drivers side of the hull, so I have to do the same. Oh well, the King Starboard seats nead supported, they don`t have the strength like Mahogany, but at least I won`t have to varnish anymore and it will be Tan and not White. If they didn`t offer Tan, I would have gone with Commercial Grey, like the 17` Alert. Thank again-Jack.
PMUCCIOLO posted 07-01-2003 09:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    

I'll ask my brother to take a few photos of the rigging on his 17' Alert. The installation of the fuel tank, controls, multi-function gauge, harness, and fuel/water separator is very neatly done on his boat.


quickfarms posted 07-01-2003 11:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for quickfarms  Send Email to quickfarms     
Can you post some photos of the starboard seats and center support. I have several questions that I would like to get answered before I build a new interior for my whaler out of starboard.

How is the center support fastened to the seat?
Is it braced to prevent it from folding sideways?
Does the center support have a foot on it to spread the load out on the floor?
Is there a stiffener along the fron and/or rear edge of the seat?
How wide and thick are the starboard seats?

In addition to answers dimensions and photos would be helpfull as well as any comments on the starboard seats and or interiors used in whalers.

whalernut posted 07-01-2003 04:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Quickfarms, I emailed you some pics of another members boat, a 17` Standard in White.Boston Whaler are having these interiors available in White-Tan-Grey and , maybe some others? As for the seats, they are supported by a Stainless Steel "U" shaped led right in the middle. They attatch to the seat and a foot plate that attatches to the floor, right in the middle of the seat, the front plate beeing right over the Rigging Tube unfortunately and all of the rigging is run right down the drivers side of the hull and clamped up. Jack.

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