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Georgetech posted 04-19-2004 07:53 PM ET (US)   Profile for Georgetech   Send Email to Georgetech  
Hi, Everyone
You can see some of my installations at.

http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/georgetech49/my_photos

I'm still waiting for the custom made logo and name. Boat will be docked at Wagner's marina in Keyport for the season. Working on some others ideas will post pictures as soon as they are finished.

HawaiianWhaler posted 04-20-2004 08:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for HawaiianWhaler  Send Email to HawaiianWhaler     
Those are nice pictures. And it's neat to see your daughter so interested in the boat. Hopefully she'll be a good fishing partner for you like mine is.

As in my previous post, I'm curious about your outrigger installation. If I understand correctly, you've butted the bottom of the outrigger holder on top of the rubrail to lend the rail support in countering the outward/downward torque force from the outrigger poles. You also mention pinning something to hold its position. Was it that you pinned the clamp to the rail to keep the clamp from spinning about the rail? Did you drill a hole in the rail? How big a pin (diameter) did you use? The overall outrigger setup in your pictures looks very nice; have you had the chance to see how they work out on the water?

Thanks for posting the pictures, and for all the other info.

ghefty posted 04-20-2004 09:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for ghefty  Send Email to ghefty     
Awesome job George! You really did it right.

George Hefty

4Runner posted 04-20-2004 02:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for 4Runner  Send Email to 4Runner     
Georgetech

That's a great looking boat! I too own a 170 MT and in the process of installing outriggers on mine with the help of HawaiianWhaler. The pictures provide a lot of detail but I am curious to see the inboard side of your outrigger holders and brackets. Do you have any photos from inside the boat? If you do please post them.

Glenn

Georgetech posted 04-20-2004 08:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Georgetech  Send Email to Georgetech     
Hi, Everyone
Thank you all for the nice comments. Now let me address Hawaiianwhaler valid questions. No, I did not drill the rail that will ruin it. My main concern was to stop the downward force against the gunwale for that purpose I used two solid pins 1/8" in diameter drilled 180 degrees apart halfway into the clamp and halfway into the aluminum plate to achieve a blind connection so it couldn't be seen. If you notice the aluminum plate is undercut halfway to clear the screws on the railing's base the other half will not rest on the gunwale it will rest inside a small piece of aluminum U-channel drilled and tap to the gunwale so will prevent any rotation on the clamp axis. Waiting on the U-channel once installed will post pictures. These were done on Sunday same day pictures were taken.
HawaiianWhaler posted 04-22-2004 04:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for HawaiianWhaler  Send Email to HawaiianWhaler     
Thanks for the clarification on the pins. I too could not bring myself to drilling holes in the rails of the Whalers I've been fortunate to own. Your explanation of the aluminum channel under the base of the plate completes the mental picture I have, and I now can see how your installation will be buttressed against both the downward and rotational forces of the outrigger poles. Nice installation; hope you get lots of fish from it.
AQUANUT posted 04-22-2004 07:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for AQUANUT  Send Email to AQUANUT     
Now we're talkin fishin boat!

what ya trolling for????.....dolphin?....billfish?

I like the way its rigged...I appreciate the time involved in riggin it! I aplaud the first mate, or was she supervising the instalation.????

AQUANUT posted 04-22-2004 07:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for AQUANUT  Send Email to AQUANUT     
Now we're talkin fishin boat!

what ya trolling for????.....dolphin?....billfish?

I like the way its rigged...I appreciate the time involved in riggin it! I aplaud the first mate, or was she supervising the instalation.????

Georgetech posted 04-24-2004 08:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Georgetech  Send Email to Georgetech     
Thank you all!
Aquanut, I'm sorry could not reply before I went to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina my two friend and I chartered the 50' boat named Tuna Duck went out on Friday and caught 10 Mahi Mahies, 2 Yellofin tunas 1 Wahoo at 38 lbs and lost a Marlin,Wahoo and two more tunas. It was a beautiful day I just got back to New Jersey. I troll for strippers and blues. Here in New Jersey you have to go out 70 or 80 miles to find billfish or tunas. Totally out of my range.
AQUANUT posted 04-24-2004 09:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for AQUANUT  Send Email to AQUANUT     
great catches all georgetech!

when is the bbq?....lol...wanna trade some fish for smoked salmon?

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