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flawton posted 07-01-2003 06:37 PM ET (US)   Profile for flawton   Send Email to flawton  
Trying to determie how I'm going to layout my 79 13' sport. I was hoping to get some feedback from anyone that has put a standup center console in a 13'. My father & I keep this boat at the river house and have talked about how much better this boat would be for our uses if it had a center console in it. I know carolina skiff manufactures the console has anyone here tried it? If so how does it perform?



Duckin Whalers posted 07-01-2003 08:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Duckin Whalers  Send Email to Duckin Whalers     
I made my own, it is not perfect looking but, it works great. I made it in one afternoon. I could have took some time in my Dad's woodshop and done it nicer but, duck season started the next weekend and I was in a hurry to finish. It is not a true stand up height but, I made it an "in between height". I moved it forward about four inches from the stock console location. I raised it so it is comfortable to steer in a sitting or standing position. I left the controls in the stock position and they are still easy to reach. When I have a passenger I just scoot over a little and it is still easy to reach the wheel and controls. Send me your email and I'd be happy to send you some pictures.
spotsnspecks posted 07-02-2003 02:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for spotsnspecks  Send Email to spotsnspecks     
Hey Ducks,
I'd like to see some pics of your mod. Please email to my address in my profile. Thanks.
Bigshot posted 07-02-2003 02:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Carolina consoles are your best bet for under $200. Being all the Marine surplus places in FL, I would personally shop there and get one from say a Logic or whatever they have. Look around.
Duckin Whalers posted 07-02-2003 11:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Duckin Whalers  Send Email to Duckin Whalers     
Finding other peoples profile is about the only thing on this website I can't seem to find. Feel free to send me an email and I'll reply.
flawton posted 07-02-2003 11:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for flawton  Send Email to flawton     
click on the face and ? mark
Duckin Whalers posted 07-03-2003 01:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Duckin Whalers  Send Email to Duckin Whalers     
I'm not sure what you mean by "click on the face and ? mark"
ryanwhaler posted 07-03-2003 08:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
It is right in the top of every post. To the right of the date.

I've seem a 13' that had a Newport console in it. It was really cool, the owner is a poster on this site "tgresla", I have a few pictures of his boat, want me to send them to you?

flawton posted 07-03-2003 09:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for flawton  Send Email to flawton     
please ryanwhaler, i would appreciate it.
Duckin Whalers posted 07-03-2003 01:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Duckin Whalers  Send Email to Duckin Whalers     
I got it, have never used the profile feature before.
tgresla posted 07-18-2003 08:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for tgresla  Send Email to tgresla     
I have the 1973 13' with a Newport center console. I have to admit I really like being able to stand and drive and I am very happy with the layout. My only complaint is the previous owner who did the install put the pedestal seats too far away from the console. The original Newport bucket seats were shot so I had a bench cushion made for the front of the console. It looks better than the original.
jameso posted 07-18-2003 08:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
Fellow Mid Ga Whaler!
I have a console (new) from the Sundance Skiff company in Waycross. I was planning to install it in a 15 sport. But will probably not change the wood in the sport. I am located in Warner Robins. If you want to look, let me know. $150 (thats what I paid). I also have some Whaler rail stuff that I am selling. Call me at 478-335-0527
Jim Armstrong

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