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Casting seat, 18 foot Outrage
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posted 12-03-2003 11:08 AM ET (US)
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
My question is this:
If so, please describe your installation and
posted 12-03-2003 02:04 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 12-04-2003 02:19 AM ET (US)
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
posted 12-04-2003 03:55 PM ET (US)
Anyone else with a casting chair?
posted 12-05-2003 12:57 AM ET (US)
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
posted 12-05-2003 11:53 AM ET (US)
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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