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Speedo66 posted 11-10-2006 11:04 AM ET (US)   Profile for Speedo66   Send Email to Speedo66  
Just curious what you will try and do to your 150 Sport this winter? What ideas have you come up with to improve/modify?

My first will be to mount a depth/fishfinder, preferably without drilling holes into the transom for the transducer. Going to try undercutting a couple of grooves into a piece of starboard and fastening it to the hull with some 5200.

Interested in anything from mild to wild you've been thinking about (or have done).


rbm posted 11-10-2006 01:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for rbm  Send Email to rbm     
I've a couple things to do
1.Install lighted compass w/o drilling holes..thinking of using a cup holder location.
2. Install rammout searchlight(s)on the bow/side rails to facilitate night usage..intent to use the 12v auxillary power outlet
3. Mount fire extinguisher. Plan to investigate removal of one of the fishing rod holder and use the existing holes to attach a 10# marine extinguisher
4. Figure out some way to secure the drain plug to the hull so that I can remove the plug w/o the potential loss
5. Braid a boarding rope ladder and secure it to the inboard side of the port transom
6. Determine which rammount is best suited to use to hold my iccom handheld marine radio
7. Continue to use the boat on the Columbia and Williamette rivers ALL winter long.
TRAFFICLAWYER posted 11-10-2006 02:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRAFFICLAWYER    
Drilling a couple of well sealed holes for a ducer creates no harm, you already have FOUR LARGE holes for the motor.

I'm changing ducers on my 255 and will have the existing holes filled and re gel-coated and drill more holes for the new mount.

alfa posted 11-10-2006 03:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for alfa  Send Email to alfa     
I wanted to post and suggest some ideas.
But I have a Classic 15' Sport (1977)
But feel free to email me for ideas (@ in my profile)

Good Whalerin'

Speedo66 posted 11-12-2006 11:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Speedo66  Send Email to Speedo66     
rbm- my 150 Sport had a white Richie Explorer compass installed in a cupholder when I got it. Installation looks good enough to be factory, but I believe it was done by the previous owner or his shop. If the Hudson didn't freeze in the winter, I'd probably use mine year round also. I ride my motorcycle year round if it's dry.

TRAFFICLAWYER, the holes for the motor were done by the factory, if they leak it's under warranty. If mine leak, and they would be below the waterline, I'm stuck. Just as easy NOT to drill holes if I don't have to. Would also rather not drill additional hull holes to change electronics in the future, easier if they're mounted on the piece of Starboard.

Alfa, will email you for your suggestions.

Thanks to all. Any others?


Fish Stick posted 11-13-2006 02:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Fish Stick  Send Email to Fish Stick     

I pretty much ran out of projects this spring. I am only going to re-arrange the clamp on rod holders and add Christmas lights to the bow rail.

With the earlier post regarding underwater lights, I got a quote from a local boat yard to glass in a pocket on the deck. But $ 800 in glass work and then the cost of what ever light, just wasn't in the cards for me.

I would rather have a cable steer, AP 14 type auto pilot, but with complete virtual feed back and no fluxgate compass. I already wired the GPS so it is ready when the right autopilot comes out. Boy would that make slow trolling nice...


I often fish at night, and find the LED deck lights very helpful. I simply use a hand held spot when necessary for lighting ahead.

You can barely see the small fire extinguisher under the seat, next to the speaker/over the 2nd fuel tank. I could easily fit two under the seat if need be, without removing any rod holders. (there are never enough rod holders) size/big/sort/1/cat/500

For a compass, I too use the cup holder, but instead of replacing the holder with the larger Ritchie, I used a smaller compass and cut down a foam drink holder. It holds the compass tightly and it is removable when drink holders are at a premium/ compass is not.

A lanyard to one of the stern cleats, or even wiring harness will keep your plug safe.

I would suggest considering a permanent VHF like the PS 1000 or 2000 for better transmission power and attach the hand held to your life jacket for emergencies. size/big/sort/1/cat/500

Good luck with the projects,


Speedo66 posted 11-14-2006 07:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Speedo66  Send Email to Speedo66     
Once again, Fish Stick, you are the man! Great boat, great projects.

What is that which is hanging under the port side of the rear seats next to the fuel tanks? Can see it clearly in the close up of the tanks, but can't figure out what it is.


Fish Stick posted 11-14-2006 12:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Fish Stick  Send Email to Fish Stick     

The white thing on the far right is a Bose 151 speaker.

The sound quality was a little better when it was angled, before the 2nd fuel tank was installed there, but it still works just fine.


Speedo66 posted 11-16-2006 07:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Speedo66  Send Email to Speedo66     
Thanks Joe, once again great job.


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