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mohagny on the brain
|Author||Topic: mohagny on the brain|
posted 08-17-2003 02:59 PM ET (US)
my family has owned a curtuck and used it as a utility platform. IT has layed out oil booms, and was the boat I learned to drive. As a kid I saved up money to help dad put a newer mariner 90 on her transom. He just smiled, when I handed over the $90 I saved mowing lawns, and said "now we have enough, thanks bud."
I'll try to get to the point. The ply got to soft from years of service as a work boat and we had to gut her. I'ed like to hear from some of you guys who have worked on or built thouse clasic whaler consoles. The only work this boat will be doing in the future regards the halling of sportfishing catches nad pulling watter skiers, so their will be time to maintain the wood properily. Thoughs posted console planns look deceptivily easy, are they?
It would be verry easy to rebuild the bair bones curtuck, but i'ed like something with some comfort. I also don't need the twin 20 gal tanks mounted in the back which brings up the topic of fuel cell's. My gole is to get this boat back in the watter and I would welcome any input which brings that event closer to the present.
posted 08-20-2003 02:01 PM ET (US)
I replaced the interior of my Sport 15 by duplicating the old pieces in new mahogany. If you have them, it's not too hard. More confort? Hard to say. The purists might chide me for this, but I would look into getting some Whaler-style off-white seat padding made that you could snap in when needed.
If the hull is sound, you have a wide-open platform for doing what you want. Get some good wood, take your time, poly or varnish the heck out of it and enjoy.
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