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high sierra posted 08-02-2005 10:36 PM ET (US)   Profile for high sierra   Send Email to high sierra  
The Console has been raised on my 170. I used full dimension 2 by 3 African hardwood on three sides. The procedure was to bolt the wood to the base with aluminum angle iron bolted on top of the wood set back the thickness of the fiberglass console. The console is then bolted to the angled aluminum brackets so it rest on the wood. I then wrapped the base with stainless steel. Looks tough and matches the rails. The console is now five inches higher and is a great improvement. It gives the impression of it being a much bigger boat when behind the wheel. I also moved the seat 5 and a half inches forward to give a much better seating position for me and installed 2 rotating bucket seats instead of the reversing seat. A hell of a lot better for trolling. High Sierra
WT posted 08-04-2005 01:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     

Could you post some pictures? Close up of the console and from 20-30 feet away.


17 bodega posted 08-04-2005 03:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
If you're getting rid of the folding seat, I'm interested. Sounds like a nice setup. I want to see pics too. Your work on the 15 I saw was very impressive. I thought about captain chairs for my boat too. I have a nice tall console now I just need to figure out my rear seat.


high sierra posted 08-05-2005 01:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
Warren and Steve, I will post some pictures as soon as possible. We have 800,000 people in town this week for Hot August Nights to it's a little busy. Steve, I keep all the parts in case the next owner wants them. Thanks anyways. Jim
17 bodega posted 08-05-2005 04:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
Sounds good Jim... We're still waiting for you to join us in Bodega for some fishing. Come see us on the big pond! Your 170 or your 15 will appreciate the salty ride!


Georgetech posted 08-10-2005 06:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Georgetech  Send Email to Georgetech     
Would you please post some pictures of your raised console at closeup and from a distance? A sideview will showw the new look. Thanks.
high sierra posted 08-10-2005 10:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
Sure,I ll try for nextweek. high sierra
whale tauk posted 08-21-2005 10:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for whale tauk  Send Email to whale tauk     
High Sierra,
I too have been interested in seeing your pics (using true 2" material) but it occurred to me that you've probably been busy turning necks and meticulously measuring the distance from the ogive to the lands for optimal seating depths. Plus weighing bullets and of course hand seating the match primers one by one by "feel". That stuff takes time.

Only a handful here will know what I'm talking about but anyway, I'd love to see pictures if you get the chance.

whale tauk

high sierra posted 08-21-2005 08:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
I will be taking pictures tomorrow of the boat and console and after I figure out how to post them , they will be on line.
I use a 50 year old Brown Bair single stage and do handset the primers for my Gold Cup. Each round is tested individually in a Dillon gage. High Sierra
skred posted 08-22-2005 08:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for skred  Send Email to skred     
WhaleTauk: You aptly describe the way I load my 1942 Swede. 140 gr. PSP's, IMR 3100. Getting .90 in. groups at 100... iron sights since my eye surgery..
Raising the console is the single best modification to most sub-19-foot Whalers...
high sierra posted 08-22-2005 11:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
Got the pictures in the computer. Now to get them on Photo Bucket. Easier said than done. high sierra

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