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150 Sport w/ Captains chairs?
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posted 08-06-2006 08:31 PM ET (US)
I just drove almost 800 miles to buy mbking1's 150 Sport trailer this weekend and will be driving to Kentucky next weekend to pick up the 03 Sport I won on eBay. Can some one who already owns a 150 Sport please look at the diagram of where the wood is and tell me if there is wood under the bench seat so that a set of small captains chairs like I have on my 160 Ventura might be installed. They are sooo much more comfortable. Otherwise, does any one know of add-on backrests that could supplement the small bench seat backrests? Thanks, Bob
posted 08-06-2006 08:53 PM ET (US)
It was a pleasure meeting you today.
The marina boys finished installing the Garmin 498C. If all goes to plan, maiden voyage will be tomorrow am.
posted 08-06-2006 09:04 PM ET (US)
Mark, Thanks, we enjoyed meeting you as well. Sorry we acted so rushed, but we had a 6 hour trip facing us. Your boat looks great and glad you will be taking her on the maiden voyage soon. Hope the weather is a bit cooler. Tell the guys at the marina that their recommendation for lunch was great!
Mark, If you have your red Whaler bag of info, would you mind looking to see if there is wood in the deck under the bench seats? Thanks in advance, Bob
posted 08-06-2006 10:45 PM ET (US)
Boston Whalers wood location diagram for the 150 Sport only shows 1/2" plywood under the left side of the boat under the rear seat. It's a 20" x 30" section.
posted 08-07-2006 07:30 AM ET (US)
As said, there's no backing under the sole on the starboard side under the seat. Nevertheless a few of us have placed a 40 lb fuel tank under there, with tiedowns, and it's been okay. Not good for the weight of a human I suspect.
Give the 150 Sport seat backs a chance. If you lean forward, scoot back and then sit back up, they provide excellent lumbar support. I suspect that with taller seat backs, I wouldn't be able to lean back on them anyway and still reach the steering wheel.
posted 08-07-2006 12:25 PM ET (US)
I agree with Moe. Try the seats first. The low cushions provide surprisingly good support while operating the boat.
They are not my favorite while sitting on the hook and fishing or reading a book, but that is what a throw able cushion, against the railing is for.
I also made a simple, removable cushion, for the gap between the two back rests, and it is surprisingly comfortable Should a 3rd person need to sit in the center of the bench.
The full width bench is the # 1 reason why I bought the 150 Sport instead of a 170 Montauk. It is much more comfortable than sharing a seat with your bottom hanging half, off because you both don't fit.
posted 08-07-2006 06:42 PM ET (US)
I'll chime in and say that you should give the bench seats a chance. They are rather comfortable, with a lower center of gravity.
posted 08-07-2006 08:41 PM ET (US)
Took my maiden voyage in the Florida heat on the 150 Sport today. What was planned a short early morning run ran into 6 hours. Had a blast!
The lumbar on the seats really is far better than it looks. Not a single ache or pain...
posted 08-07-2006 11:19 PM ET (US)
Thanks Guys, I'll definitely give the bench seats a good try. I like the looks of them, but I also like to be able to lean back and relax in the seats of my Ventura. I once had a 13' Dauntless that had small backrests, but the 150 sport seats seem to have slightly higher backs. Another reason I prefer the captains chairs is the ability to access the rear area without having to climb over the seats. Mark, how did you find your boat in it's ability to plane and what top end did you see. Also, what pitch prop is on your rig, did it pound into other boats' wakes or was it smooth. Happy Whalering!!! Bob
posted 08-08-2006 02:25 AM ET (US)
Mark, Doing a little research I see that in 02 you had a 60 big foot Merc hooked up to a Montauk and only got 29 MPH. How does the same engine push the new 150 sport? Bob
posted 08-08-2006 08:15 AM ET (US)
Another option if you plan on replacing the plastic steering wheel with a stainless one would be to add a steering wheel with tilt. The tilt plus the extra length of the tilt mechanism puts you further back in the seat and you don't have to bend over as much to reach the wheel.
posted 08-08-2006 03:12 PM ET (US)
I find a floating cushion laid across the side rail makes - a very comfortable pillow, and the rear seat a very nice place to lie down.
The seats are fine for regular use also. ;>)
posted 08-08-2006 04:11 PM ET (US)
The 150 did a great job on the first run. Top speed per GPS was 34.4
Handles like a dream. Very responsive, Goes up on plane in about 3 seconds. Does a very good job of slicing thru wake as compared to the Montauk.
Has a far more sporty feel in handling as compared to the Montauk.
posted 08-08-2006 04:15 PM ET (US)
Hey Fish Stick, can you post any info/pics re: the filler you put between the two backrests? I need one for my 19mos old daughter.
posted 08-08-2006 04:49 PM ET (US)
I will take some pictures by this weekend and start a new thread for the last few additions/modifications.
I don't like the plastic brackets I made to hold the cushion in place, and will change it to simple Velco in the next few days.
posted 08-08-2006 05:46 PM ET (US)
Mark, Good deal!! Sounds like I will be loosing about 5 MPH from the Ventura w/ 90 Johnson, but gaining in fuel economy, handling and in the "feel" of the boat. Also glad to hear that your boat takes chop well. How much of the trim were you able to use from all the way down?
Missy and I are heading to Kentucky this Sat.(470 miles one way) to pick up the 03 150 Sport. Can't wait. Thanks again for the happy buying experience on the trailer. Bob
posted 08-08-2006 05:50 PM ET (US)
just always associated winning something with
something for free at at a sweepstake, or with a lottery, or with raffle, etc. etc.
never knew buying on e-bay was winning something, getting so caught up with out pricing another out of control buyer was considered winning.
I guess it would be a good quote though to inform the better half that a large purchase was made
posted 08-08-2006 06:00 PM ET (US)
posted 08-13-2006 06:46 PM ET (US)
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