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|Author||Topic: leaning post|
posted 10-12-2002 09:26 PM ET (US)
Does anyone out there in whaler world have a leaning post on their montauk? And if so what brand did you buy and is it the way to go on this boat? Im looking for maxium fishing room and this looks like the way to go because its small and i can stick my fuel tank underneth. Any feedback would be nice! Thanks John
posted 10-13-2002 12:53 AM ET (US)
On my '69 16 rigged like a Montauk, I installed a 36" wide, 30" high leaning post purchased from Cutting Edge Marine in Hialeah, Florida, (305)888-9282. I can fit 2 Mirax 12 gal. fuel tanks or (1) 27 gal. Tempo below. Being supported by a leaning post makes a big difference when running in chop.
posted 10-13-2002 05:18 PM ET (US)
What model did you get? was it the one with storage under the seat? And are you happy with the over all quality of the leaning post? And would you buy another from this company?
posted 10-13-2002 08:06 PM ET (US)
The model I got they refer to as the "simple leaning post" which means no storage. With the base price they advertised, I got the seat height I wanted, the upholstery color, a folding foot rest and 4 rodholders at the angle I requested. I added an additional rodholder for a minimal charge. The aluminum is anodized. I installed it in April and am very happy with it. Just coat the aluminum in LPS3 rust inhibitor at installation then wash down with freshwater after every saltwater trip.
Whoever you order your leaning post from, be aware that the 16' hulls have a sloping deck and sometime down the line (I don't know when) the whaler decks became flat. You have to let your leaning post fabricator know which year hull you have so he can angle your leaning post foot pads accordingly.
I have some photos to email if you want to see how it looks.
posted 10-15-2002 09:23 AM ET (US)
Is there a web page? Or any other web pages for leaning post makers? Stan
posted 10-15-2002 02:16 PM ET (US)
Here's some sites I was viewing at the time I was shopping for leaning posts. I'm sure there's more out there. Do a Google search for "leaning posts".
http://www.hot-pursuit.com/leanpost.html This is the one I got (36" simple leaning post for $365.
posted 10-15-2002 03:22 PM ET (US)
I would also try Birdsall Marine-
posted 10-15-2002 06:33 PM ET (US)
For a 16' hull, the 36" wide leaning post will have the foot pads just about over the wood backing underdeck where you can lag into. A narrower leaning post would not allow you to bolt into the wood backing. With a 36"er, you would get 12" of clearance between your seat material and the rail on either side.
The 17' hull has a 48" wide wood backing underdeck so you could go with any size leaning post up to 48" and still bolt into wood backing. I wouldn't go wider than 36", tho. 34" would be no problem.
See the wood backing diagrams for the 16' and 17' hulls to find the wood locations. Although these drawings are not to scale, you can determine wood location by creating your own scale. For instance, say there's a dim. of 39" on the drawing. Mark that distance on an index card, then divide that distance by 39. Each increment will be one inch. Using that index card as a scale, I determined the location of the 4" wide wood strips that my leaning post bolted into. (That's when I realized the floor buttons also indicated the centerline of these wood strips. LOL )
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