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Georgetech posted 01-01-2004 09:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for Georgetech   Send Email to Georgetech  
Hi Everybody:
Finally I had the time to design and complete the first of a series of modifications I had in mind for the Montauk 170.
Special thanks to George ( gehfty )for being the pioneer.

RPS compartment:
a) A piece of marine plywood 3/8" thick I had laying around.
b) Remove the RPS from the boat and turn it upside down proceed to make a template in cardboard of the interior cavity. I went flush with the original cut-out due to my Pate tank but people with smaller tanks can make it as deep as they want an only need to close one side.
c) I drilled and used 1/8" aluminum rivets to support the platform and later proceeded to lay the cloth with the fiberglass to bond it together with the RPS. Later on I turned it over and just apply fiberglass to the top part.
d) Last step was the white oil paint over the fiberglass.
Now I store 6 tackle plastic boxes or whatever I want because I have full use of the RPS molded cavity and still I am using the same cover provided with the cushion attached.
List of materials:
A piece of marine plywood or stardboard.
10 aluminum rivets.
A piece of cloth 4" wide 10' wide.
One pint of fiberglass.
One pint of white oil paint or gelcoat.

Georgetech posted 01-01-2004 09:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Georgetech  Send Email to Georgetech     
Sorry guys here is the link to the photos.
Georgetech posted 01-02-2004 09:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for Georgetech  Send Email to Georgetech     
Sorry again, this should work now.
ghefty posted 01-02-2004 03:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for ghefty  Send Email to ghefty     
Great job George, I like the extra space provided by your method. I think I may have to upgrade my RPS.
Georgetech posted 01-02-2004 04:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Georgetech  Send Email to Georgetech     
Gehfty, Thank you.
I am designing a mounting plate with posts that will accomodate an anchor roller and the existing bowlight.
This will free space in the anchor compartment and will make it easier to unload and retrieve. I'm calculating the force being applied by my 8 pound anchor and the strenght of the Phenolic material to withstand the load.
Barney posted 01-03-2004 07:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Nice job George. Jim
Georgetech posted 01-04-2004 10:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for Georgetech  Send Email to Georgetech     
Thank you Barney!
Coming soon downrigger and outrigger installation.

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