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150 Sport Outfitted for Diving/Fishing
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posted 01-15-2004 08:28 AM ET (US)
On 01-15-2004 at 12:37AM ET, HI808DI wrote in the General Forum:
Hi, I'm new to this website. I live in hawaii and have a 03' 150 SPORT. Anyone who has this boat, how did you outfit your boat for diving or fishing.
posted 01-15-2004 08:47 AM ET (US)
Let me start the responses. I don't have a ladder yet, and don't know if bob wallace still participates here. He installed an Armstrong dive ladder on the transom of his 150. He pointed out that he got the 28" two-step model so that it could be stored on the transom between the boarding steps. He attests that even at his 66 years-old, the two-steps are sufficient for him boarding with dive gear.
I'll be back with more a little later, and hopefully other 150 owners will contribute something.
posted 01-15-2004 01:20 PM ET (US)
I have added a couple of rail mounted rod holders (for trolling etc). Used with 9' poles and dipsey divers. Berkley brand they are helpful. I saw that cabelas had a similar rod holder but they come in a white color that is more attuned to the sport 150 scheme. My current project involves mounting a downrigger without violating too much of the shell. I have a plan and am working on the rig. If it works I will share it here.
posted 01-15-2004 01:29 PM ET (US)
I have a dive ladder mounted on my 15'ft classic as indicated in the picture. Its the 3 step model and you have to ball up to a little to reach the first step but its no problem. I didn't select the 4 step cause I had a longer different style on an eariler 15 classic and it would sometime ground on the bottom if we were anchored off the beach in shallow waist deep water.
See pic of current application: I have close up pics of mounting bracket and backing for bolts if you want to see them. Its thru bolted to plastic plate (cutting board) with large SS washers under nut heads.
posted 01-15-2004 05:44 PM ET (US)
At the time of purchase I had my dealer install the swim platform/ladder that is currently an option for the 170 Montauk. It works well for me, and is overboard and out of the way. The ladder is telescopic, with two steps.
posted 01-15-2004 09:09 PM ET (US)
We got a 11.5 quart "Cool Bubbles" Bait Bucket before thinking about it much. About all the insulating foam shell does is delay the water getting too warm on a hot day. Without recirculation, the water is going to reach ambient air temperature sooner or later. The foam just makes it later. On the not too hot days at Lake Erie, it keeps minnows for 2-3 days. I'd recommend just buying the battery-powered aerator, using a large uninsulated bucket, and save the money, or rig up a recirculating setup.
I also replaced the middle cupholder with a Ritchie F50 compass for navigating in poor visibility.
Some pictures of the radio and compass are here: http://www.engr.udayton.edu/staff/lriggins/Whaler/more.htm
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