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Moe posted 05-08-2004 10:08 AM ET (US)   Profile for Moe   Send Email to Moe  
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.


Matthew posted 05-08-2004 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Matthew  Send Email to Matthew     
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! :)
erik selis posted 05-08-2004 02:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Looks great Moe. Keeps getting nicer!


Moe posted 05-09-2004 10:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
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!


billyc posted 05-10-2004 10:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for billyc  Send Email to billyc     
Nice boat! Was it delivered at the current engine height or did you raise the engine a hole or two?
Moe posted 05-10-2004 01:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
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.


Barney posted 05-10-2004 03:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
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
Moe posted 05-10-2004 09:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Thanks, Barney. What really impressed me about them was the weight. Surprisingly solid piece of metal.


where2 posted 05-11-2004 01:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
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??
skred posted 05-11-2004 02:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for skred  Send Email to skred     
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....
Moe posted 05-11-2004 02:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
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


lc posted 05-11-2004 05:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for lc  Send Email to lc     
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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