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Whalerdog posted 07-14-2008 07:39 PM ET (US)   Profile for Whalerdog   Send Email to Whalerdog  
The recessed very thin plastic mount is cracked / splitting at the bottom end of the extinguisher. I guess it is a warranty item. I can't believe how cheap and thin it is. Anyone else have this problem? How can I reinforce it better? Thanks!
Mel Wallace posted 07-15-2008 08:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mel Wallace  Send Email to Mel Wallace     
Known issue. You can purchase a stainless steel mount for the extinguisher at your local boat store. Got mine at West Marine.
Whalerdog posted 07-15-2008 07:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdog  Send Email to Whalerdog     
Where did you mount it on a Montauk? Thanks!
Mel Wallace posted 07-16-2008 09:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mel Wallace  Send Email to Mel Wallace     
On my 2006 170 Montauk, there is a pocket for it on the right hand side of the center console.
Chuck Tribolet posted 07-18-2008 09:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
I think whalerdog is talking about the recessed box the
extinguisher sits in, not the strap that holds on. Metal
(doesn't look like SS) straps are available. I've never
seen an SS box.

The plastic boxes do crack, esp. if the extinguisher sits
a little low.


Chuck

davej14 posted 07-19-2008 02:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for davej14  Send Email to davej14     
I mentioned this in another post but will repeat it here. I take a wet sponge and jamb it under my extinguisher. It conforms to the shape of the extinguisher and adds support. When it dries it is even more supportive. Makes the sponge easy to access also.
Whalerdog posted 07-19-2008 08:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdog  Send Email to Whalerdog     
Guess mine is going to the cooler as I run the boat in the rough hard. It is such a flimsy piece of junk while the the rest of the boat is fantastic.
Whalerdog posted 07-19-2008 08:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdog  Send Email to Whalerdog     
You are on target Chuck thanks everyone.
Jefecinco posted 07-20-2008 10:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
If you are talking about the extinguisher pocket I have a suggestion.

Mine has been mounted this way for over nine years and, knock on wood, so far no splitting.

Use some largish, one to two inch, stainless fender washers between the inner (inside the console) side of the pocket and the self locking nut you are using to secure the extinguisher mounting bracket to the pocket. Tighten the nuts as much as possible without breaking the screws. I believe this is effective because it spreads the weight of the exinguisher over a wider area. I also mounted the bracket in the pocket in a way to place the extinguisher bracket straps low enough to make contact with the bottom of the pocket.

Simply mounting the bracket at the bottom of the pocket may be sufficient to save the pocket from splitting but adding the fender washers is so basic and easy that it may as well be done too.

Butch

Whalerdog posted 07-20-2008 01:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdog  Send Email to Whalerdog     
Mine cracked at the end of the extinguisher. The plastic braket doesn't really hold it that good anyway in the rough.

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