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Sport 150 Questions
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posted 07-25-2003 11:52 AM ET (US)
In the picture of the front of the console at:
there's something on the front of the console near the gunwale, just below and to the left of the 150 Sport decal, across from the front cup holder.
I can't make out what this is, don't see it on the 130 console, and am curious as to what it is. Anyone?
The 130 console doesn't protrude past the front of the seat, while the 150 does. Is this sacrifice of front deck space used for something? Just more storage under the console?
Also, what manufacturer and model number battery did the 150 come with? Is it AGM?
Anyone consider replacing it with an Optima?
Anyone going with dual batteries on the 150?
Nearest marina doesn't have any in stock to eyeball.
posted 07-25-2003 12:49 PM ET (US)
That's where you plug in your "stern" light. Yep, right smack in the middle of the boat. I suspect it would bother your eyes, being right in front of you. The 130 has a similar set up.
posted 07-25-2003 01:19 PM ET (US)
By the way, does anyone know why BW is doing this to all their small boats? Isn't a stern light supposed to be in the stern? Any 130, 150, 170 bothered by the location of this light?
posted 07-25-2003 01:21 PM ET (US)
Oops, meant to say 130, 150, 170 *OWNERS* bothered by this set up?
posted 07-25-2003 02:44 PM ET (US)
That location is legit. See:
I'd sure as hate to have it in front of me at night. If it was high enough, and had a visor to keep it out of my eyes, it wouldn't be too bad.
posted 07-25-2003 02:45 PM ET (US)
BTW, thanks for the response... I'd have NEVER guessed that's what it is.
posted 07-25-2003 03:03 PM ET (US)
The light design actully keeps it from shining down. You can't even tell it's on unless you really look at it. If you ask me though, it's a big step down from the previous "stern light" found on the classics, the light pole is real thin wall aluminum as opposed to stainless, and you sure can't fly a flag from it...
posted 07-25-2003 04:08 PM ET (US)
No problems at all at night.
But YES I wuold like to find a better quality light to plug in some day.
posted 07-26-2003 12:54 AM ET (US)
I stand up alot when I drive my 13' so I've had to buy a longer pole light 48". The one that came with the boat was only 36" and was right in my eyes. There is a 54" pole that would be even better. After a while, the holes get sloppy and the light wouldn't work when plugged in. A good fix was poking a little aluminum foil in each hole. No more problems.
posted 07-26-2003 07:40 AM ET (US)
Thanks, guys! We're driving up to Lake Erie this morning to visit Portage Entry Marine where lakesidelou bought his 150. They said they have three '03 models on the floor. Hopefully, we can get a good deal on an end of year model and come back home as new 150 owners.
posted 07-29-2003 04:51 PM ET (US)
The great thing is you bought the boat. The bad thing is you have to wait to get it. At the risk of touching off discussion that need not be here; I note the large yamaha flag on the wall behind the bw. (other threads in the forum would see some irony in this) I have no complaints about my merc engine. Quiet and clean. I ordered side bunks and a spare tire directly from ez-loader. You may be interested in them:
The loadguide kit is 300-023168
The spare tire is 300-015632-10
posted 07-30-2003 09:32 AM ET (US)
Thanks for the part numbers. Funny, but EZLoader doesn't show 12" wheels/tires on their website, and searching that part number doesn't turn up anything. I'll give them a call.
There doesn't seem to be much of an alternative source either. Rather than use 13" tires on this trailer, they've used Load Range C 12", and all the aftermarket sources for a spare tire I've found sell Load Range B.
posted 08-20-2003 05:05 PM ET (US)
I know this is an old thread, but I want to put what I bought from EZ Loader for my 150 Sport EZ Loader trailer in this thread to make it easier for future searchers. I was told the -10 on all the part numbers indicates galvanized.
tire and wheel 300-015632-10 $71.00
carrier 300-017444-10 $56.00
I went with the PVC pipe load guides vs the bunks Sportroyalwolf used, and the number for that is:
load guide kit 300-027516-10 $140.00
all plus shipping.
posted 08-20-2003 05:51 PM ET (US)
The light is not at all in the way on the 170. It is above the sun top, in fact it goes through the top so it is not in your line of sight. I suspect BW did this to save money, but it makes the wires easy to get at if you have a problem and it also keeps it out of the way if you are fishing at night.
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