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BillD posted 03-05-2003 01:49 PM ET (US)   Profile for BillD   Send Email to BillD  
Help - How does the Fishing Station / Tow Pole Attach?

Does anyone know the size of the attachment location for the fishing station on the 17' and 18' (and maybe other sizes) Outrages from 1999 - 2000 (and maybe other years)?

These items attach to a pole mounted directly in front of the engine. The pole has a hole drilled in it about 3 inches down where I presume the fishing station bolts on.

I need to know the dimensions of the pipe and fitting. I want to build one for my boat but the boat is in storage and I would rather work on it now. If anyone has the fishing station and could measure the fitting I would greatly appreciate it.



aubv posted 03-05-2003 03:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     

We have the pylon and the fishing station fora 1996 17' OR.

They are held in place with a Ball-Lok Quick Release Pin. Something like West Marine model # 274357.

I can get you pictures and dimensions in the next couple of weeks, if no one is able to help before then.

prm1177 posted 03-05-2003 04:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
In a related question on the same product, I have a new-to-me Outrage of the same vintage with a fishing station. Can one obtain a Tow Pole from BW and switch back and forth between the two?
aubv posted 03-05-2003 06:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     

Yes, they both mount in the same tube using the same Ball-Lok pin. The pylon can be purchased for around $100.('96)

wayne baker posted 03-05-2003 06:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for wayne baker  Send Email to wayne baker     
Just measured up fish station on my 1997 20 outrage. I have seen this same fish station on 17 outrages so I would bet it is the same. The stainless tube in front of the motor is one inch inside dia. the hole for the push pin is three and a half inches from the top to the center of the hole. the hole for the push pin is 5/16 and the pole on the bottom of the fish station is five inches long.
boxers posted 03-05-2003 08:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for boxers  Send Email to boxers     
Ditto for our 1998 OR-20. We just ordered the pole and fishing station last fall. Its nice to be able the alternate between the tow pole for watersports and the fishing station. This is one way our "nonclassic" whalers are so versitile.
whalersman posted 03-06-2003 12:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
I agree with everyone above.... I had this on my 1997 Outrage 17'.

Besides the Fishing Station and the Ski Pylon, don't forget about the Folding Table. The Folding Table also fits and mounts the same way as the other two.

The Folding Table is made in either Whalerboard (Starboard) like the Fish Station or in Teak. I purchased the Teak version (used) and plan on using it in my 1985 Outrage 18' the same way it is used on the later models with a little adaptation. It came with the special quick release pin with the two balls on one end and a push button on the other end. When you push the button, the balls release the tension so you can remove the pin.

BillD posted 03-06-2003 09:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for BillD  Send Email to BillD     
Wow - Thanks for all the quick responses. I will get out to West Marine this weekend to see if I can find the parts. I am building one because the quotes for a new one from a dealer are almost $400. How big is the fishing station itself (I have seen pictures only). It looks like it is about 18" by 12".

boxers posted 03-07-2003 12:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for boxers  Send Email to boxers     
Try "Irish Boat Shop" the pole was only $80.00. They are in Harbor Springs, MI.

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