If you read the last post,
You may have noticed the bimini top.
our whaler transformed into a work boat,
one of the original reasons to have it.
it barely tips at the dock,
however what a thumper in choppy conditions.
and a work boat is not moving weight around,
it's getting stuck in rougher conditions,
and returning later than expected.
When you see the kids
shivering and turning blue,
it's time to give them your flannel
and head for home.
On a project,
you can get stuck on a long chilly ride.
It only takes that one time
to pack an extra jacket.
I liked this custom version from the start,
and had imagined whittling one out of wood.
Probably why it never happened.
Boston Whaler center console frames,
but tricky to modify to a side console.
a tossed stainless frame.
Now thats my style.
thoughts strayed to widening the dash.
Finally the grinder was busted out.
No more stalling.
Once the plan was in motion,
the fabbing went quickly.
No yacht quality work,
lotsa cut and pasting the tubes,
into a solid shiny frame.
The bases were bent to fold over the edge.If I really tweak out,
the bottom corner is a thru-hole for wires,
maybe for a spotlight or two.
Or maybe I shoulda started earlier.
we made a template for the plexiglass,
with cut-outs for hands or line.
Trimmed, screwed and glued...
Almost like it was there forever.
Even after the time change,
I'm still getting caught in the dark.
|Green Boston Whaler 17' custom w/Yamaha 90 hp|
I used to kinda laugh at them,
and still do if they're up when buzzing around,
billowing like a parachute.
This folds forward or back.
and it'll be nice to have some shade.
Mounted on the rails,
it's high enough to stand under.
|green boston whaler 17' w/Yamaha 90 outboard|
How does it work?
Have we tried it yet?