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GreatBayNH posted 09-06-2007 02:24 PM ET (US)   Profile for GreatBayNH   Send Email to GreatBayNH  
I sure would appreciate 4 extra inches in height on my 2006 Montauk 170 RPS. Is anyone else tempted to swap it out with the 2008 RPS?

Anyone have input positive or negative on such an undertaking?


GreatBayNH posted 09-06-2007 06:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
According to Chuck Bennett at Boston Whaler the RPS on the 2008 Montauk 170 is the exact same as the 2006 Montauk 170 with a 1" increase in cushion height only. Bummer. There goes that idea.

GreatBayNH posted 09-07-2007 12:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
New idea, based off Chucks suggestion, on access to Tempo tanks from the top of the RPS.

Chuck suggested one solution might be to cut a hole in the top of the RPS the size of which to be determined by the cutter of the hole (me). Then attach starboard with a piano hinge to the top of the RPS, covering the access hole.
I ran with this idea (Thanks Chuck!) and came up with a possible solution to the RPS cushion fit issue (cushion may rise too high off starboard thinkness). Cut the access hole in the top of the RPS but instead of covering with starboard and attching with a piano hinge, simple insert a piece of sheetmetal, the exact size of the cushion, inside the cushion zipper. This way no one would see a difference in cushion height and all you need do is unsnap the cushion on one side and lift to access the Tempo tanks.

Ideas? Comments?


Casco Bay Outrage posted 09-07-2007 02:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
Seth -

Are you going for added height for seating comfort? How many inches is desired.

If you follow the modification most have done on a classic Montauk RPS:

use 1" thick starboard strips along the front and sides. Use existing holes but just change the screws for added length. One 1/2 sheet of starboard would do it.

I recall one person posting photos showing aluminum pieces under the base of the RPS.

Just one opinion.


GreatBayNH posted 09-08-2007 09:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
Neither. I'm looking to have an access hatch on the top of the seat. This way I can easily see the fuel gauges as well as switch fuel lines between tanks.
nydealer posted 09-14-2007 09:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for nydealer  Send Email to nydealer     
You may want to cut two circular holes for screw in deck plates or one hole if you can locate it where you want. This would sit up very little and you could put the cushion back down over it.
GreatBayNH posted 09-15-2007 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
I looked down that road. I realy need enough space to
a) check the fuel levels on both tanks
b) fill tanks in place if needed and
c) Switch the fuel line quickly in a pinch

Round deck plates won't give me the real estate needed for all three tasks. An access hatch should if I get the correct size.


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