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bmock50 12-29-2011 12:49 PM

Direct Drive seating options
 
I remember seeing a 2001 with benches next to the doghouse and he had made a sundeck. I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of any other boats similar. I need inspiration for mine!

rallyart 12-29-2011 1:43 PM

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Malibu XtTi was copied by Sanger and Svfara. Storage behind the driver's seat and U seating behind the engine. You have to look if you have space.

bmock50 12-29-2011 2:21 PM

Thats sweet. I might have to look into that. I wonder how you access the engine? My dog house hinges at the back.

rallyart 12-29-2011 3:54 PM

They have a steel frame that runs from the gunnel over to the port side of the engine. The cover hinges towards the bow on that frame. A panel covers the frame opening forward and to port. A removable divider sits between the storage and engine compartment.

bmock50 12-30-2011 7:27 AM

Hmmmmmm. What do you guys think about making the whole part of the boat from the motor back a sundeck?

bhyatt_ohp 12-30-2011 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by bmock50 (Post 1723439)
Hmmmmmm. What do you guys think about making the whole part of the boat from the motor back a sundeck?

I think you eliminate the rear seating for 3 people. I've seen a guy here locally with a early 90's centurion direct drive closed bow that did it. He says his wife loves it for laying out but the only seating is the passenger seat and driver, maybe room for 3 people. Not very smart IMO.

If i had a direct drive and was looking to change seating I would probably try to fabricate something like my family's old Tige' 21i had - "skybox seating". Pic courtesy of google image search http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/phot...781566_592.jpg

Also on that Tige' was a rear storage compartment that opened up for an area for jackets, ropes or a 350lb storage locker fat sac. http://zvito.com/upload/normal/2/200..._Ships_10.jpeg

bmock50 12-30-2011 1:10 PM

^^^^Thats a good idea. only problem is my fuel tank is located in the transom (american skier advance) I wonder if it would still work.

ralph 12-30-2011 3:16 PM

I did it to my 2001, worked great and added 1500 pounds to the ballast system plus three rear facing seats.

http://www.the2001.com/index.php?nam...ght=battleship

baitkiller 12-31-2011 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by ralph (Post 1723509)
I did it to my 2001, worked great and added 1500 pounds to the ballast system plus three rear facing seats.

http://www.the2001.com/index.php?nam...ght=battleship

Jeeperz Ralph! i just read that whole thread. Amazing stuff. Nice that you guys in NZ can spend 20,000 on a 5,000 dollar boat and wind up with a 25,000 dollar boat. I have a 78 SN that i am refitting but i must retain a strict budget. If i spend 20K no matter how nice i will still have a 5,000 boat.

Ballast and seating combined is very cool but the loss of gunwale height concerns me for a family boat. I think i will go with one the layouts seen above in this thread as i have even less room than on a 2001.
Thanks again for that great read. i now have more ideas to day dream over.
I will start my build in the next few weeks.
John


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