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prj posted 12-03-2003 11:08 AM ET (US)   Profile for prj   Send Email to prj  
I currently own a 15' Striper which, for my purposes,
serves as an excellent fishing platform on the inland lakes
that I primarily fish.
What makes it so effective is the bracketed Pick Ind.
casting seat mounted on the anchor locker bulkhead.
From here, I have great control over the bow mounted trolling motor,
as well as fine access to helm, depthfinder, beer, etc...

This boat has also been modified with a seat base
mounted into the teak anchor locker lid.
I occassionally will perch a "butt post" here
when actively casting for Musky.

My question is this:
Has anyone installed a forward casting seat
on an 18' Outrage?
Was this a bracketed assembly of some sort
or a typical disc base mount on the anchor locker?

If so, please describe your installation and
any comments on what you might do differently.

Many thanks.

Tom2697 posted 12-03-2003 02:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom2697  Send Email to Tom2697     
I don't have this seat on my boat since the previous owner removed it for fly fishing purposes. The original owner did install one though. From what I can tell about it (from the repaired holes in the locker cover), it was a surface mounted disk style. I have about 8 or 10 repaired screw holes in the anchor locker. I must assume that the original setup also included a backing plate as the screws go completely through the cover and there is no damage (or repair) to the gelcoat on the underside of the cover. Sorry I can't offer more help but I've never replaced the seat. I was thinking about installing a battle station in its place though. If anyone has any experience with one of these, please let me know.
JoeH posted 12-04-2003 02:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for JoeH  Send Email to JoeH     
I have a 1992 Outrage that had a pedestal seat up front when I bought it. The boat is in storage right now but from memory it has about an 8x8 inch plate in the middle of the anchor locker with the small pin (3/4" ?) hole for the seat post. The plate looks like brushed aluminum 1/4" thick and is thru bolted with stainless and nylocks with a 1/4" backing plate on the inside. I think it is all from swivel-eze. It works well enough but I think the small diameter pin might be a bit undersized. Any slop/movement comes from the post, not the anchor locker/mounting plate. We usually leave the seat home as most of our boating is local lake playtime, not fishing. Still I'm glad the previous owner did it because I like having it but I'm not sure I would have done it myself. The only thing I'd change is to square it up just a bit, now it's cocked off center line just enough to notice but not enough to justify fooling with. Joe
prj posted 12-04-2003 03:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for prj  Send Email to prj     
Thanks Gents.

Tom:
What year is your boat on what is the configuration
of the anchor locker lid (i.e. single panel trapezoidal,
side hinged, split hinged, etc...) ?
Sounds just like the disc I have in my Striper.

Joe:
What is the config. on your anchor locker lid ?
I think I recognize that mount base,
used primarily for the perch post
where human legs provide the real balance
and the post is just for some gravity relief.

Anyone else with a casting chair?

JoeH posted 12-05-2003 12:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for JoeH  Send Email to JoeH     
The anchor locker cover is a trapezoid, one piece, hinged on the starboard side. Yes it does kind of work out to be a three point system, seat and two legs. The chair has a hinged back and no arm rests, nothing fancy. Joe
Tom2697 posted 12-05-2003 11:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom2697  Send Email to Tom2697     
I have an '89 Outrage 18. It is the side-hinged trapezoid cover. There are no holes for a pin to enter thru the cover, which I am glad about.

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