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More 150 Sport Upgrades
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posted 05-08-2004 10:08 AM ET (US)
Been busy this week with some upgrades. For the trailer, that included LED taillights and a new harness, and a Stolz bow roller to stop the black streaks.
Here's the BW factory horn mounted on the console:
Here's the horn button, mounted in the corner opposite the nav light switch:
Note the screw cover and screw through the capacity plate. Behind that is a Blue Sea Systems 6-fuse ST type fuse block connected to the battery with 10AWG cables.
Here are the CE Smith rod holders mounted as low as possible to fit under the Mills cover:
Still have to mount the tie-downs for the cooler and Porta-Potti, the hooks for the Mills cover, and the transducer block from Cabelas.
posted 05-08-2004 01:53 PM ET (US)
Nice additions. I must comment though that we have been seeing way too many pictures of your fine boat in the garage.
That hull needs to see some water! :)
posted 05-08-2004 02:32 PM ET (US)
Looks great Moe. Keeps getting nicer!
posted 05-09-2004 10:36 AM ET (US)
I'm watching bouy 45005 daily. Yesterday the high air temperature at the bouy was about the same as the water temperature... 48 degrees. That hull isn't going to see water until it and us will be a lot warmer than that!
posted 05-10-2004 10:12 AM ET (US)
Nice boat! Was it delivered at the current engine height or did you raise the engine a hole or two?
posted 05-10-2004 01:56 PM ET (US)
Thank you! The boat was delivered with the motor at that height, which puts the AV plate about even with the bottom of the transom. It seems to be a perfect height.
I've been unable to make the boat porpoise no matter how I try or how much load is in the stern.
I can trim it out just past the point of maximum rpm (i.e. rpm starting to fall again) before the prop blows out in chop, and at that point the bow is too high anyway.
posted 05-10-2004 03:05 PM ET (US)
Nice MOE, I've been looking at those rod holders myself. BTW, took some kids, 20 year olds tubing Saturday. I thought the boat and I did a good job. One kid lost his trunks, another lost her lip ring and we managed to make one sick also. All in an hour of fun. :) JimB
posted 05-10-2004 09:42 PM ET (US)
Thanks, Barney. What really impressed me about them was the weight. Surprisingly solid piece of metal.
posted 05-11-2004 01:09 PM ET (US)
I've often thought about putting a porta-poti on my 15' Sport, but never figured out how to deal with the privacy issue. How's that work on your 150 Moe??
posted 05-11-2004 02:07 PM ET (US)
where2: get yourself an extra-large rain poncho, or cut a neck-hole in a piece of old boat cover and trim it long enough to drape to the floor. May look silly as hell, but it's definitely private... And, it stores nicely, as opposed to the large wooden cabin with the half-moon in the door....
posted 05-11-2004 02:18 PM ET (US)
To date, the privacy has been getting far enough away from other boats for my wife to feel comfortable dropping her drawers.
Many folks carry a poncho that can be put on before dropping the drawers and sitting down.
The 150 Sport with the factory bimini offers a nicer alternative. With the Porta-Potti behind either side of the helm seat, you can stretch a long bungi cord from one side of the bimini frame to the other, hooking it to the frame just above where the rear struts swivels. From that you can hang a couple of shower curtains sewn together, or something custom made, forming a tent.
Be aware that while portable toilets are permitted on boats, and not covered by USCG Marine Sanitation Device (MSD) regulations, they do require you to have it fastened down in some way. The Thetford 735 marine unit comes with hold-downs you install on the deck to take care of this. It also has a locking lid. We got it at www.shipstore.com.
posted 05-11-2004 05:21 PM ET (US)
Nice boat! i'll share the pictures with my buddy. She has the same boat. She'll probably plunge into debt once she sees all the wonderful additions on your boat. Keep the picts coming, sooner or later you're boat will have a twin in hawaii and I'll be riding in stlye in the co-pilot seat! Good job. lance.
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