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high sierra posted 08-24-2005 02:40 PM ET (US)   Profile for high sierra  
Finally got the pictures of my raised console on Photo Bucket. They can be found at , highsierra1959 . The measurement from deck to top of console rail is 51 inches. From deck to top of steering wheel, is 39 inches. The seat has been moved 5 1/2 inches forward. The seat to console measurement is 11 1/2 inches. Wheel to seat is 9 inches. Seat is adjustable backwards. The Moeller gas tank is a 26 gal tank. The filler and gauge are visible and fillable through the clear scuttle on the seat base. The african hardwood is full dimension 2 inches by 3 inches. It is formed around by stainless steel and all stainless screws and bolts. The base of the console is capped by stainless black trim used on hatches. The angle material is 2 by 2 by 9 inches alloy aluminum. The console will NEVER come loose. The rotating seats are Todds from West Marine. The driving position is greatly improved and gives much better back support whan trolling. The seating position is now slighly higher. The rail is a perfect height for grabbing onto. The line of sight is improved from the pilots seat because all the rails are not on the same plane. There is more toe room under the rear of the console to walk around. There is more storage room in the console as well. The cooler lid can now be opened while in the forward facing position and is still uncomfortable.
Overall the project took longer than I anticipated. The costs were not great. The end result is a greatly enhanced fishing boat with much greater comfort on those memorable days. Feel free to ask any questions on project. High Sierra
royaloakwhaler posted 08-24-2005 04:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for royaloakwhaler  Send Email to royaloakwhaler     
Photobucket asked for a password to view your photos. Is there something you need to do to make these photos available to the publc?
Joe Kriz posted 08-24-2005 05:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Joe Kriz  Send Email to Joe Kriz     

You need to make your photo album 'Public'....

high sierra posted 08-24-2005 05:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra    
Thanks Joe. It was easier to rebuild the boat than set up the photos. I just went public . High Sierra
LHG posted 08-24-2005 07:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for LHG    
Nice work, the whole boat looks MUCH better with the higher console.
17 bodega posted 08-24-2005 07:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
Jim. You got skills man.

Nice job. Very clean.

high sierra posted 08-24-2005 10:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra    
That spot that looks like a dent on the port side stainless is actually black silicone . I forgot to put my glasses on while detailing. High Sierra
Joe Kriz posted 08-24-2005 10:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Joe Kriz  Send Email to Joe Kriz     

Don't go Public too often, you might get caught.... :-)

Looks great... Nice job indeed... How about a photo of you standing at the helm?
Of course, you would have to go Public again....

I am a little confused by the measurement on how high the console was raised.
How much higher is it?
2 or 3 inches?

I raised my seat on my Outrage 2 inches and that was very noticeable. 3 inches would even be more noticeable of course, especially for my short legs...

high sierra posted 08-24-2005 10:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra    
Joe, the console is exactly 4 1/4 inches higher. I'm a very private person and rarely go public. :) High Sierra
home Aside posted 08-25-2005 10:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
High Seirra,
Just curious, I see in the one photo of interior of console, your Battery isn't in a battery box, and appears to have drops of water on the side of it. Have you had any problems with things stored in your console making contact with battery poles ? Battery Acid residue ?


whale tauk posted 08-25-2005 10:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for whale tauk  Send Email to whale tauk     
high sierra,
That's great! Mikeyairtime's is fastened a bit differently and both methods seem rock solid.
Sorry it was such a pain to post pics but thanks for doing it.

I'm glad that raising 4 1/2 inches didn't cause problems with the rigging cables and such. Could you have gone 6 if you had wanted?

whale tauk

high sierra posted 08-25-2005 11:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra    
Homeaside, The batteries (2 , a 27 and a 31) are in black boxes. They do blend in somewhat. I had just hosed down the interior floor of the console . That's what the drops are from. No problem with contact on the posts. Just be aware or put covers on them. They are both to the starboard side to counter the 55lb electric trolling motor going on the port side ot the transom.
Whaletauk, It would be a real stretch ( pun intended)to go any higher with the cables that are in my boat. The length is there somewhat but you would hate to have a increase in throttle in tight quarters or restricted steering due to pulling on the cables. high sierra
erik selis posted 08-25-2005 03:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Nice job High Sierra, very inspiring. Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures.


LHG posted 08-30-2005 04:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for LHG    
I just heard that BW has new console in the works for the 170 Montauk. I assume it is better scaled to the hull and an average height US adult male potential purchaser.
fishinchips posted 08-30-2005 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
I wonder how much will it be ?
high sierra posted 08-30-2005 10:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra    
I'll bet it costs a heck of a lot more than mine did. High Sierra
steven4est posted 02-09-2014 08:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for steven4est  Send Email to steven4est     
I can't see the pictures now. Understandably as its 10 years later haha does this setup still work? Any advice or pictures that someone could post? I'm buying an 04 next week and I'm 6,4 so ill need to do this mod!

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