Originally Posted by Poly
really? has the makings a clever way to extract extra money from the customer for something the manuf provides...
Ya I was a bit bent out of shape when I learned the prop wasn't included. Not the end of the world but it would be nice to have one included to use as a baseline, that way I can have SOMETHING to go off of when I go looking for a new prop. I will seek out a dealer that has a few props to loan out.
Is this due to the structural integrity loss when cutting a hole, or because it opens the chances of water seeping onto the deck? I'm sure it will quickly drain once moving, but I don't want to come back to inches of standing water every time I drop anchor for an hour or two
Thanks you all for the reply! Judging by the responses its probably unlikely to nail the right prop on the first go, so I will definitely try to get in with a dealer that has loaners to throw around.
As far as the access plates, I might look into something better than the thread in's, maybe more of a permanent plate the gets sealed and screwed down. This is hopefully not an area I will have to access ever again, unless I opt to change out seating/console. If I do cut holes I will definitely epoxy and possibly glass the exposed material.
Not sure how thick the deck is, but has anyone had success with epoxying in threaded inserts to mount the console or even the seat? Or is this just asking for trouble? I am torn between using an aluminum tube bolster like the Zodiac Rec Pro have, or the MILPRO box style with dry storage. I think the box style would be a good candidate for mounting to threaded inserts if the deck is thick enough to install them. I'll attach a pic of the stuff I plan to install, let me know what you think
I feel better about mounting the console off to the side now too, and have come up on a few pictures of similar dive boats set up the same way.