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    I have done a search on the topic and have gotten some good ideas. I want to change my leaning post out with a combination unit on my 224. There is a guy on ebay with one for $550.00 seller is Bill something? The Nautical Design one is a little pricey for me. I would like to be under $1,000.00 for this but want something good. Now that Steven's (Hung One) boat is crapped out, we will be using mine and the in deck well on mine is a freaking joke. Between the twin outboards and the well we had water up to the console. Bait was just swimming around the boat. Any ideas on rigging would be nice too. Thanks Guys.
    Nick Dodge[br]Maysville, GA[br]1990 Mako 261 Broken Arrow[br][br]Project Thread- http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56182&whichpage=1

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    Dodge

    I also am looking at that leaning post.

    If you're still shopping check out this company.

    http://www.cmmarineproducts.com/

    Their leaning posts are more complete.
    Jax, FL[br]\'78 20cc w/ 150hp Mercury for fishing[br]\'76 236 in the works[br]

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    • #3
      Thanks for the link PVG. I am looking for something like the LPLW but I am going to see if they can put some seat storage and rod holders in so It will be more like the Deluxe but smaller. Anybody got input on being able to plumb this this on a 224.
      Nick Dodge[br]Maysville, GA[br]1990 Mako 261 Broken Arrow[br][br]Project Thread- http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56182&whichpage=1

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      • #4
        Do like I did and make yourself a copy of the one you like from Nautical Designs. They are not difficult to make. Its a fun project. Start to finish mine cost $600. The most expensive pieces of the puzzle are getting a cushion made and the paint.

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        • #5
          I am very limited with free time (and most of it is on this site) I would rather buy one. I have a transom rebuild and fish box removal on my project list as it is. Thanks -would love to see a pic of yours though.
          Nick Dodge[br]Maysville, GA[br]1990 Mako 261 Broken Arrow[br][br]Project Thread- http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56182&whichpage=1

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          • #6
            Take a page out of the bigger CC Tritons for the plumbing. That's the way mine is and it works like a dream. Let me know if you need pictures.
            Artie Sutherland[br]Rude Attitude -\'76 Mako 25 CC. - SOLD[br]1976 Mako 21[br]2002 Yellowfin 31 - 300 hp Suzukis[br]Gulf Coast, Mississippi[br]

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            • #7
              todd also makes one if u look in the west marine or boaters world catalog, i wouldn't says its not of the same quality as the C&M leaning posts, but I like the fact the the forward half of the well is recessed in the leaning post. I never pulled the trigger on one like that because i was afraid of the room it would take up on my 22' between the post and splash well, and i think the todd went for mid $600's. I bought one here used which has a removable backrest, which while fishing has to come off, it has welded in rod holders/rocket lancher that almost impaled me in the shoulder blade once, great while cruising and kicking back, but not functional for fishing. good luck

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              • #8
                cmmarine has there deluxe on ebay right now for $1200.00 a good bit less then there website but still over my budget and too big. Artie if I get one I will definitely consult you.
                Nick Dodge[br]Maysville, GA[br]1990 Mako 261 Broken Arrow[br][br]Project Thread- http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56182&whichpage=1

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                • #9
                  dodge,

                  Here's a pic of a 45 gallon fiberglass tank that I cut and fit a leaning post around on my 224. If you need more pics let me know!


                  Stefan, San Pedro Calif. 1985 Mako 224 CC, Yamaha 225 SS II, Furuno 600L , Furuno 1623 Radar, Furuno 1610 GPS[br]

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                  • #10
                    Stefan, looks good but I dont have a leaning post to start with. I more or less have a sofa. Very comfortable but takes up alot of room, no rod holders, and is rotten. Starting from scratch might as well get a whole unit.
                    Nick Dodge[br]Maysville, GA[br]1990 Mako 261 Broken Arrow[br][br]Project Thread- http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56182&whichpage=1

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                    • #11
                      Hey stefan looks very nice, how did you run the hoses and drainage on that unit

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                      • #12
                        Cubera,

                        Running the hoses was a flat PITA! I have a thru hull pick up that feeds a Rule 1100 gph pump. From the pump the hosing comes up between the deck fish hold and the rear of the fuel tank. Inside the fish hold on the bow side I drilled and placed a 6" deck plate to give me access in running the hoses. I then pulled the deck up to give me access to the fuel tank. The feed and drain hoses then make a 90* turn over the fuel tank where I had to cut a channel in the foam over the top of the tank and come up through another deck plate.

                        This is not my boat but this is what I did!





                        I can take you pics of my boat if you need them!

                        dodge,

                        You can also get a fiberglass tanks and have a leaning post pad attached right to the tank!
                        Stefan, San Pedro Calif. 1985 Mako 224 CC, Yamaha 225 SS II, Furuno 600L , Furuno 1623 Radar, Furuno 1610 GPS[br]

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                        • #13
                          That is more or less what the cmmarine product is. Seat on a bait well in one neat package.
                          Nick Dodge[br]Maysville, GA[br]1990 Mako 261 Broken Arrow[br][br]Project Thread- http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56182&whichpage=1

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                          • #14
                            Might check out the Pogy Pen - http://www.commandcenterseating.com/...s/pogy_pen.asp
                            FishJack[br]MS Gulf Coast[br]\'77 SeaCraft 23SF

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                            • #15
                              FishJack,

                              By the way great job on getting the Seacraft splashed before the fishing season ran out. Very clean refurb..

                              Chris..[8D]
                              Ocean Springs, Ms.[br]

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