Modifying And Upgrading My Boston Whaler Super Sport 15 | Tropical Boating

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Modifying And My Boston Super Sport

The perfect seats

Fuel set in in the with deck in the of the fuel tank.

starboard side cleat fits

The boat bench holds fuel tank in place.

refinished console new mahogany bench seat. can just see the where I it under console.

Super to Sport

When we our 1989 Whaler 15 in 2001, was a Sport model. had a that wrapped the way the bow back nearly the stern, a thwart forward of console. The Sport also with a bow chock in place the standard light. The seat had backrest and fiberglass storage underneath. The was accessible lifting the seat, or a small behind the

Maybe this worked on 17 foot . but didn t on a boat. The was too and the seat was too far to accommodate part of storage box the backrest. railing was as high my shins the bow, made it to get and off beaches. There 12 and gallon fuel in the of the along with battery, so was only place I put my down aft the helm

All that stuff had go.

First, Bow Rail

cut the bought a of 90 pieces and bases, and the bow forward of front seat. s not neat as bend at aft end, it makes nice hand for forward Having the removed from bow itself it easier get on off the part of boat. If don t to cut modify railings, can buy Whaler stainless online.

The Bench and Box

I out the bench/storage box The mahogany seat and were both a bit short for I wanted do next, I used front seat, was already perfect length. an exhaustive of local hardware stores discount stores, could not any good seats . found some boat seats Wal Mart were OK, the padding t very I found expensive ones various boating but most upholstered plywood foam construction. knew that I got wet, it be the of the and there be nothing do about

In Search the Perfect Seats

Boat with removable were junk, not comfortable. seats with covers would soaked and and the would rot. found some with good foam cushions, high backrest a good and hinged fold down of the Construction is aluminum and plastic, and foam inserts be removed the seat which snap with a ordinary marine buttons. Outstanding. were everything wanted, and than the ones. These be properly out when get them and the parts are to salt corrosion.

I bought and bought couple of bases to on the seat. I the best swivel seat I could but could find any will really a long in the environment. Before them, I them with corrosion inhibitor set them the sun bake for while. I careful to them out use, but are now years old, you can and feel rust.

Fuel upgrade

I a low-profile gallon plastic tank that fit underneath helm bench. had had similar 12 fiberglass fuel on a Whaler when was a and knew would not to stay On that I had solved the by surrounding fuel tank all sides 1 by mahogany strips, and screwed bedded to deck. It but it to grow underneath.

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This around, I a couple fiberglass feet fit into in the fuel tank painted them after sanding smooth.

I marked area they to fit the tank place, then off the and secured to the with white Tex .

the tank place, one fit into recess perfectly, the other just needed couple of shims to it from The mahogany seat with two swiveling seats sits above it.


With forward bench moved to back, I going to a new bench. Also, bow locker had some and though looked pretty on top, was almost Where could find good plywood with mahogany veneer, also find mahogany plank use as front seat? the internet, course! I to the boat discussion and asked anyone knew a good supplier who also have grade plywood my part Florida. Very I was to World a dealer the state, I bought full sheet 3/4 9-ply veneer marine and a by 14 1 mahogany They were straight to house.

I cut a new cover from plywood, and the plank the correct to be new front I also two hand holes side side near center of seat, to passengers an place to on. They come in when slipping seat in out of slot underneath wood side that hold down.

I t going add brand pieces of to all older ones, I decided refinish all wood on boat. I every scrap wood off boat, disassembled and put to 6 of varnish all of before putting back together. the process, discovered that side rails console had rot around screws, so drilled out holes and in mahogany then redrilled holes. The cleat that the inside of the was completely — mostly a shell.

I dried out, it only a ounces. I a few and filled whole thing West System It looks the original but it mostly just piece of now.

Moved battery console

The touch was move the underneath the . It fits, and of interferes the steering but I glad to the weight of the of the . and have the deck space there. We a medium cooler back as a box for towels, wallets, and other that don need to wet.

I to use battery cables to the distance between battery and engine. My Frank came and made up for He soldered pieces on new cables, shrink-wrapped wire the connectors seal them.

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