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whale tauk posted 01-28-2005 02:30 PM ET (US)   Profile for whale tauk   Send Email to whale tauk  
I've just ordered one from their sale page. It seems like a good solution for ducking out of the sun or rain while fishing or cruising. Does anyone have one on their boat? I'm interested in any tips or advice regarding installation.
Thanks
Buckda posted 01-28-2005 02:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Whale Tauk -

I just installed a Mills shelter on my 18' Outrage this past summer, and the following advice transfers to whatever boat you're putting it on.

The drawings and measurements they give to you are EXACT. Follow them carefully. The shelter will fit like a glove - with very little tolerances.

Measure several times before drilling, and if you aren't sure, take the drawing inside, have a cold (or hot, depending on location) drink and think it through.

You're going to love this option on your boat.

Dave

whale tauk posted 01-28-2005 03:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for whale tauk  Send Email to whale tauk     
Dave,
Thanks for the reply and advice. I agree it's almost impossible to be TOO careful and methodical when installing anything that demands a perfect fit, especially when drilling into gelcoat. I'm happy to hear the directions and measurements are clear and exact. If you use your bow locker for anchor/rode is it possible to set the anchor and then raise the shelter? In other words is there room for the rode to slip underneath?

whale tauk

Buckda posted 01-28-2005 03:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
I'm not able to authoritatively answer that question on your model.

On the 18, it is possible, but you will have to raise the "booted" shelter/bows up and slip the anchor underneath to deploy. Then the shelter can be raised. This is easier than deploying the anchor from a boat where the shelter is already set, as you then have to poke your head through the window up front.

On the classic Montauk, this is somewhat different, and may also be different on the new 170 Montauk, so I'll defer to someone with that boat and shelter combo to comment.

Dave

Matthew posted 01-28-2005 07:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Matthew  Send Email to Matthew     
Nice purchase! I inquired about that dodger too late an hour too late. Glad it went to a forum member.
Matt

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