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cape_rover posted 11-29-2003 08:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for cape_rover   Send Email to cape_rover  
Has the wood location diagram been posted on this site for the new style Montauk? If it hasn't been posted, is it available on the Web?
Barney posted 11-29-2003 08:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Cape, There is a wood diagram in here on the 170. Jim
whalersman posted 11-29-2003 09:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
I guess Boston Whaler is predjudice against Macintosh computers as their files are only accesible using the Autodesk viewer and it is only avaible for Windows machines..

You wouldn't think such a large company would do something like this.

Dick posted 11-30-2003 08:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     

I recently switched from a PC to a new iMac here at home.
I can no longer access the Whaler parts site, the JohnRude dealer site or the Mercury dealer site. I haven't tried the Volvo dealer site but who among us cares.
None of the Mercury or J/E CD parts catalogs will work either.

It seems that we Mac users are in the lowly 5% of computer users, Bill Gates has struck again.


Moe posted 11-30-2003 10:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Want some cheese with those whines, guys?

It's AutoDesk's decision... not Microsoft's.


jimh posted 11-30-2003 11:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
It is a terrible decision for a company to make assumptions about the brand of operating system, etc., that a visitor to a web site will be using. The whole notion of the world wide web is to have universal accessibility.

Companies just play into Microsoft's further exploitation of the web when they make dumb decisions like this.

A much better way to provide documents like these drawings would be to use the PDF file format. Adobe provides free viewers for multiple operating systems in multiple languages.

Shame on Boston Whaler (and those other companies) for helping to turn the world wide web into Bill Gates private profit center.

There is no good reason to provide web-based information in proprietary document formats that require the purchase of a Microsoft product.

cape_rover posted 12-01-2003 07:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for cape_rover  Send Email to cape_rover     
Thanks for the link.

Looks like there is alot of Phenolic rather than plywood in the floor. Is there a whaler recommended procedure for mounting 'things' to the deck and screwing into Phenolic?

Is it bad to drill a pilot hole which would go thru the Phenolic (or using screws that are longer than the thinckness of the phenolic) thus allowing water to possibly enter the foam?

poker13 posted 12-01-2003 11:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for poker13    
Amen, Jimh!
bsmotril posted 12-01-2003 02:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
Phenolic is also called Whalerboard by Whaler in their advertising. Whaler drills and then taps that material to take a machine screw. Make sure to bed the fixture also, espcecially if mounted to the flat deck or gunnels.
cape_rover posted 12-01-2003 10:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for cape_rover  Send Email to cape_rover     
Thanks Bill, I didn't realize machine screws and self taping screws were used. This must be whalers solution to there classic problem of screws pulling up, especially the ones holding the bow rail.

Do you use lock tite on the machine screws? What do you mean by bed the fixture - apply 5200 or silicon between the fixture and the deck?

Jimm posted 12-02-2003 08:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jimm    
"Bedding" to me means use a lot of caulk to prevent water intrusion. I like to use "Boat Life Caulk", it doesn't permanently adhere like 5200/

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