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170 Montauk Cooler Cleats... Build or Buy?
|Author||Topic: 170 Montauk Cooler Cleats... Build or Buy?|
posted 07-19-2004 11:06 PM ET (US)
I am trying to figure out if it’s possible and/or worthwhile to try to build some cooler cleats similar to the factory 170 Montauk ones. I asked the dealer for a price and they wanted to sell me the complete fishing package for $400. Since I can’t even get them to help me with prop corrosion problem, I am reluctant to go back to them for this. In another thread some posted prices for the rod holder and cushion but not for the cleats.
Also it appears that the ’04 cooler cleat, which mounts to the console, is only available installed at the factory and not as an add-on. I like the ’04 setup better but wouldn’t mind using the older style cleats that mount on the floor if they are easier to install. I was going to use the Igloo corners but have decided against it because they would fall outside the plates that have been glassed into the sole in front of the console.
Does anyone have a price and/or part number for the cooler cleats? How hard would it be to make these out of wood or starboard? The cleats on the classic Montauks seemed very simple to make and I’m wondering if the new ones are similar. Also, does anyone have detailed pictures and/or dimensions or patterns for the cleats that could be posted or emailed?
posted 07-20-2004 09:30 AM ET (US)
call either of these folks. They should be able to help you out.
I find it very hard to believe that to get a set of cooler cleats you need to buy the entire fishing package.
posted 07-20-2004 12:11 PM ET (US)
posted 07-20-2004 02:05 PM ET (US)
Ugh! I wish I would have check the makertplace forum first. I called Whalertowne and the quoted $63 for the new-style '04 cooler cleat and $62 for the rod holder. They are going to send me the cooler cleat and they ordered the rod holder for me.
I'll check with Dvanaken and see if the stuff is still available. Maybe I can get the rod holder from him and save some money. Also, the dealer quoted $127.50 for the backrest cushion. The Whaler cushions look nice but I'm not willing to pay that much. We'll stick with a throwable PDF or adapt a cushion from the small igloo cooler.
Also, I may deal with Whalertown from now on. It is further away from me than Richmond but the Richmond dealer's customer service has been less than stellar.
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