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captbobb posted 01-27-2002 08:34 AM ET (US)   Profile for captbobb   Send Email to captbobb  
Two question that I would appreciate input:

I have a 17 ft center console. Over the next few weeks I will be repowering from a 70
JOhnson to a 80 merc. The boat is 100 miles away so I cant take measurements but I need to order components.

1. I need to order a binical shift, cables
and electrics to support key/choke
mechanism. What length do I need to
order ? This is a standard in the tunnel

2. While the boat is here in boston, I will
re-trailler. Yesterday I viewed a new full
galvinized trailer for under $ 1,000. The
problem I saw was that it had no rollers
only bunkers ? Salesman advised thats how
they make them now...

In advance, thanks for the guidence to
my waler friends.

dfmcintyre posted 01-27-2002 09:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
Bobb -

Don't know about your first question, but on the second, you've opened the proverbial can of worms here on the forum.

Even the company, depending on what decade the literature was produced, has flip-flopped on this subject. I personally feel that the more square inchs of whatever is underneath (depending on where it's getting placed too), supporting the hull, the better.

I've had all roller, roller + bunk and bunked only trailers. Currently am using a four bunked galvanized trailer under a 21' Outrage.

Best - Don

peter welch posted 01-28-2002 08:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for peter welch  Send Email to peter welch     
Two years ago I faced the same issues for a new trailer. I bought a "drive on" style trailer that cradled the boat with bunk boards but also provided wide rollers to support the keel. The trailer also has upright rollers at the aft end corners of the trailer to help center the boat as it is being guided onto the trailer. Launching and retrieving are a breeze! I have a 1966 hull that started life as a Currituck but has been modified by the addition of a center console and a custom copy of the Montauk seat.
DaveS posted 01-29-2002 12:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for DaveS  Send Email to DaveS     
I think I can help you out with that. On the whaler website there is a parts list. You have to download a program to view the parts(it only goes back 2-3 years), but on one of the pages they did give you a measurement for the cables, etc. Hope this helps. I'd love to give you the address but the program does not work on this computer...bummer...the address is:

if that doesn't work, I'd call a whaler dealer.


captreils posted 01-30-2002 10:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for captreils  Send Email to captreils     
steering cable should be 15'
shift/throttle cables should be 17'

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