Moderated Discussion Areas
  ContinuousWave: Post-Classic Whalers
  130 SPORT Console Repair

Post New Topic  Post Reply
search | FAQ | profile | register | author help

Author Topic:   130 SPORT Console Repair
bryanova posted 11-09-2005 05:49 PM ET (US)   Profile for bryanova   Send Email to bryanova  
I have a 2002 130 SPORT. The console is ruined by the installation of all things, a drink holder recessed into the only spot suitable for mounting a compass or fishfinder. Was this dealer-installed, dealer-ruined? Any suggestions on what I can do [to repair or replace the cup holder so that a compass or fishfinder can be mounted in that place] without totally messing up the console?
jimh posted 11-12-2005 10:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[This question was appended to another discussion on 130 SPORT boats which is now closed to further comment.]
Moe posted 11-12-2005 01:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
A Ritchie F50 compass will perfectly replace one of Whaler's drink holders with no additional cutting. This was one of the first mods I made to my 150 Sport.


vink posted 11-12-2005 08:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for vink  Send Email to vink     
I did the same thing and it worked out well!
Fish Stick posted 11-14-2005 12:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Fish Stick  Send Email to Fish Stick     
I mounted my 178C GPS on the curved portion of the console behind wheel and just to the right of centerline.

Use a piece of 3/4" plastic cut to match the round profile of the mounting bracket base. Hollow out the bottom on a belt sander, or by hand, to fit the contour of console. This provided a nice stable surface to secure the electronics bracket.

The flat surface doesn't need to be level (front to back)since you will be tilting the electronics up to see them anyway.

A compass is the one thing I have not added (chart plotter works great). I keep a hand held in the console for emergency.

I find the drink holder useful. It holds the Hand Held VHF or drinks while fishing.


mccomas posted 11-16-2005 08:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for mccomas  Send Email to mccomas     
I did the same as Fish Stick on my '05 130 Sport and it works great.

Post New Topic  Post Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | RETURN to ContinuousWave Top Page

Powered by: Ultimate Bulletin Board, Freeware Version 2000
Purchase our Licensed Version- which adds many more features!
© Infopop Corporation (formerly Madrona Park, Inc.), 1998 - 2000.