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Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #100 on: November 05, 2021, 10:46:00 AM »
That build looks fantastic! While it may depend on operator height, my preference would be to have the bases of the rocket launchers above the top instead of behind it. Then again, I'm 6'3" and have a long reach. Given this configuration, I like the side rail height--a basket or crosspieces would block the vents.

Each time I see your build, I'm primarily thinking about the top as a skip top, and for a skip top I'd want the side rails raised enough to have some storage on top with the base of that 'rack' no higher that the bottom edge of the side rails, probably a bit lower, and sturdy enough for a couple of small commercial style crab pots.

What are the rough XY dimensions of the top? Do you know how that compares to the factory skip top?

Dave

My top is 69 1/4'' in the back, front is 61'' and at the longest point its 74''

Offline headduck

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #101 on: November 06, 2021, 06:51:07 AM »
I'd suggesy the rails should be tall enough something could bridge across the top and clear the pop up/hatches. The rails being the base for a rack set up or whatever.

So little storage space, making that roof available is a win IMO...

I also prefer holders on top of roof... but I'll m taller with a good reach. Those hurt if you catch em in the noggin.
2003 19' Sea Ranger Skip Top 2015 Mercury 115 2012 Evinrude 9.8

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Offline croaker stroker

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #102 on: November 06, 2021, 07:52:17 AM »
Some longer rods have big butts. Make sure the I.D. of your rod holders fit your rods.  :beerchug:

(The tapered ones dont fit mine.)
« Last Edit: November 06, 2021, 08:07:54 AM by croaker stroker »
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Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #103 on: November 18, 2021, 01:49:04 PM »
And That's a rap on this Pilot house heading to Maui. Its going to get matching orange on the sun shade extension too. Should be a pretty nice setup!

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Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #104 on: November 18, 2021, 02:17:55 PM »
thats a lot of leverage from the rack hanging off the back!
1989 Sea Explorer 16 w/ Custom Pilot House
Honda BF90 & BF5
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Offline Diablo

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #105 on: November 18, 2021, 02:38:18 PM »
So you are doing metal work as well as fiberglass? :clap:
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Offline GregE

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #106 on: November 18, 2021, 02:43:28 PM »
That cantilever extension better have some support rods....   :bigshock:

Guess they arent' planning to do much casting

 
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Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #107 on: November 18, 2021, 02:56:39 PM »
thats a lot of leverage from the rack hanging off the back!

He's mounting it to two post on the back, Should be fine.

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #108 on: November 18, 2021, 02:57:13 PM »
That cantilever extension better have some support rods....   :bigshock:

Guess they arent' planning to do much casting

 

It will

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #109 on: November 18, 2021, 02:59:19 PM »
So you are doing metal work as well as fiberglass? :clap:

We do it all over here...... When are we putting on on your boat?  FYI I need two of those nice rocking chairs you make! :beerchug: 

Offline Chevyeater707

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #110 on: November 18, 2021, 04:12:15 PM »
Wow looks really nice. Metal work looks really good. Quite the setup on that one
2003 19 Sea Ranger 90 Honda
Bay Area, CA

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #111 on: November 28, 2021, 10:05:19 AM »
Here are a couple of pictures of our pilot house on the Sea Ranger model.  Came really close to fitting, but they have a slightly different top cap than the Sea Chaser model. Nothing we cant fix! With a couple of little modifications they are sure to fit nicely!

You can see the issue we had in the last pic... not to bad!

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Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #112 on: November 28, 2021, 10:37:14 AM »
Beautiful work on the Maui Wowie and absolutely awesome that it has the side window sliders!!!!!
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Offline kriznol

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #113 on: January 11, 2022, 10:35:55 AM »
Are there any updates on fitting these pilothouses to Sea Rangers?

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #114 on: January 11, 2022, 01:05:24 PM »
Are there any updates on fitting these pilothouses to Sea Rangers?

Yes, the front lip will be extended to fit you boat.

Online christianbrat

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #115 on: January 11, 2022, 01:07:34 PM »
Are there any updates on fitting these pilothouses to Sea Rangers?

Yes, the front lip will be extended to fit you boat.

Do you have a picture?
1989 Sea Explorer 16 w/ Custom Pilot House
Honda BF90 & BF5
Built not Bought

If i could be an appliance I would be a toaster

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #116 on: January 11, 2022, 01:16:05 PM »
Are there any updates on fitting these pilothouses to Sea Rangers?

Yes, the front lip will be extended to fit you boat.

Do you have a picture?

Not yet, Haven't had a chance to do one yet.... I will post a pic as soon as I do one.

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Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #117 on: January 11, 2022, 02:43:20 PM »
Are there any updates on fitting these pilothouses to Sea Rangers?

Yes, the front lip will be extended to fit you boat.
How will the rear gap be addressed?
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Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #118 on: January 11, 2022, 02:54:30 PM »
Are there any updates on fitting these pilothouses to Sea Rangers?

Yes, the front lip will be extended to fit you boat.
How will the rear gap be addressed?

I will need the angle from you when you order a pilot house so we can address those angles individually, since they are a little different from each of the years....  Best case scenario we would have the boat on site to do the install

Offline B-TownRanger

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #119 on: January 13, 2022, 05:18:18 PM »
Are there any updates on fitting these pilothouses to Sea Rangers?

Yes, the front lip will be extended to fit you boat.
Sweet! Would this be in the mold itself or would it be shimmed after the fact? Same with the back angle. It's tax return time and that's usually when I get to spend some money!
1989 Sea Ranger 19 - 2004 BF150 Honda

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #120 on: January 13, 2022, 06:29:46 PM »
Are there any updates on fitting these pilothouses to Sea Rangers?

Yes, the front lip will be extended to fit you boat.
Sweet! Would this be in the mold itself or would it be shimmed after the fact? Same with the back angle. It's tax return time and that's usually when I get to spend some money!

They will both be modified once they are taken out of the mold.. Glassed and gel coated, It will look like it came out of the mold that way.

Offline nomlas

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #121 on: January 14, 2022, 11:54:28 AM »
Off the hook boatworks - great work!

I really like the work on this top so I don't want to sound condemning, but for me I think the window location is too high due to the ledge that is in the lower body for structural strength. I'm surprised it has not been mentioned. Sitting in the seats it appears your view of the water will be blocked out. Personally I would prefer the windows lower, has anybody that bought this top discussed window height?
Have cash will travel for a good priced 19 or 21 footer

Online christianbrat

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #122 on: January 14, 2022, 12:11:24 PM »
Off the hook boatworks - great work!

I really like the work on this top so I don't want to sound condemning, but for me I think the window location is too high due to the ledge that is in the lower body for structural strength. I'm surprised it has not been mentioned. Sitting in the seats it appears your view of the water will be blocked out. Personally I would prefer the windows lower, has anybody that bought this top discussed window height?

I think the gent that bought one for his ranger a while back mentioned this in his thread, that he cant see forward out of them sitting down, only up. "I can just barely see out. Going to get higher seat boxes for both sides for sitting on long rides"
1989 Sea Explorer 16 w/ Custom Pilot House
Honda BF90 & BF5
Built not Bought

If i could be an appliance I would be a toaster

Offline nomlas

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #123 on: January 14, 2022, 12:21:53 PM »
Off the hook boatworks - great work!

I really like the work on this top so I don't want to sound condemning, but for me I think the window location is too high due to the ledge that is in the lower body for structural strength. I'm surprised it has not been mentioned. Sitting in the seats it appears your view of the water will be blocked out. Personally I would prefer the windows lower, has anybody that bought this top discussed window height?

I think the gent that bought one for his ranger a while back mentioned this in his thread, that he cant see forward out of them sitting down, only up. "I can just barely see out. Going to get higher seat boxes for both sides for sitting on long rides"


Ok that confirms my thoughts.  Wouldn't work for me, I like the fiber glass over metal material so if I purchase a boat without a top I most likely will build a custom top out of aluminum.  I would want an opening front window but would have no need for side sliders.
Would be a lot easier to buy a top but if you get picky I guess you need to build your own.
Have cash will travel for a good priced 19 or 21 footer

Offline Chevyeater707

Re: Custom Arima cabs
« Reply #124 on: January 14, 2022, 01:41:19 PM »
Yes they are high for a standard height seat box. I knew this when I bought the pilothouse. Off the hook is making higher seat boxes as we speak. I wanted to get a seat box for the driver side and figure out some sort of tackle storage solution. With the taller seat boxes from Ryan I will get great visibility and built in tackle storage
2003 19 Sea Ranger 90 Honda
Bay Area, CA

 

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