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Offline Chevyeater707

Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2021, 06:23:34 PM »
Install went good thanks to Ryan. Boat rides way better with the pilothouse on. Ran out the gate today. I think the little bit of added weight up front helps. Handles the chop great now.
2003 19 Sea Ranger 90 Honda
Bay Area, CA

Online agoodhi

Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2021, 10:20:19 PM »
What was added to fill the gap under the windows?

Also, any plans on how you are going to finish the bottom rear edge?  Looks like there's a big gap in the sloping section.

Other than that, the PH looks great on the Sea Ranger!
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Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2021, 11:57:45 PM »
When stanley and I built ours we figured out very quickly theyre not the same with a few measurements
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Offline Chevyeater707

Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2021, 04:54:50 AM »
Ryan is going to fab some new pieces out of Coosa board and gel coat to match. Should fit and look good when done
2003 19 Sea Ranger 90 Honda
Bay Area, CA

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Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2021, 09:43:35 AM »
Ryan is going to fab some new pieces out of Coosa board and gel coat to match. Should fit and look good when done
a shim?
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 kriznol

Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2021, 12:27:53 PM »
Can anyone installed windshield wipers on one of these yet? I'm curious how & where the motors would mount.

Offline davidsea

Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2021, 03:24:33 PM »
This one has the baby V8, original 300. Always wanted a Skylark. First car was a 65 Lemans. Just wanted something to cruise around in until I drop a nailhead in it. Have to do that when it's not fishing season. 65-67 were all pretty close, just small differences that make finding parts a challenge
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Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2021, 04:52:08 PM »
Ryan is going to fab some new pieces out of Coosa board and gel coat to match. Should fit and look good when done
a shim?

Ya, something like that....

Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2021, 04:53:03 PM »
Can anyone installed windshield wipers on one of these yet? I'm curious how & where the motors would mount.

I will be mounting mine when I get back in town, I will post pics for sure.

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Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2021, 08:57:56 PM »
Ryan is going to fab some new pieces out of Coosa board and gel coat to match. Should fit and look good when done
a shim?

Ya, something like that....
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« Last Edit: December 01, 2021, 03:54:49 PM by christianbrat »
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 Omega3

Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2021, 09:36:01 AM »
Can you see out the window when seated? More than just the sky obviously.?
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Offline Chevyeater707

Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #36 on: November 30, 2021, 03:33:15 PM »
I can just barely see out. Easier to stand and drive. Going to get higher seat boxes for both sides for sitting on long rides
2003 19 Sea Ranger 90 Honda
Bay Area, CA

Offline Wiley

Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2021, 07:41:47 PM »
Looks great, nice addition for sure. Getting out of the elements makes for so much less wear &tear on during a day fishing. Well done !
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Offline Chevyeater707

Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2021, 02:22:04 PM »
Just a quick update. Have taken the boat out a few times since the pilothouse install. Love the way the boat rides now. Lost a little off top end speed but the ride quality makes up for it. Still waiting for Ryan to make the filler piece for the front bottom. Was hoping to have it when he was down here but not sure of that will happy now
2003 19 Sea Ranger 90 Honda
Bay Area, CA

Offline kriznol

Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2021, 12:25:03 PM »
Does anyone have an update on installing windshield wipers? I'm also wondering how these fiberglass pilothouses (or other aluminum pilothouses) do with condensation? It seems like condensation/dripping could be an issue here in Coastal Oregon without some sort of interior insulation.

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Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2021, 12:30:50 PM »
I don’t know how helpful this is as my own house is different from Ryan’s… but as a point of reference or trivia:

My PH has near zero condensation. The wood core might be working as an insulator…? On some very wet nights at sea I’ve had a little bit on the inside of the windows though…

And my wipers fit just fine, I could take measurements if it helps…
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2013 Honda 90hp

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Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #41 on: December 15, 2021, 12:44:59 PM »
Does anyone have an update on installing windshield wipers? I'm also wondering how these fiberglass pilothouses (or other aluminum pilothouses) do with condensation? It seems like condensation/dripping could be an issue here in Coastal Oregon without some sort of interior insulation.

You will need glass windows if you plan to run wipers otherwise you'll destroy the windows surface pretty quickly
1989 Sea Explorer 16 w/ Custom Pilot House
Honda BF90 & BF5
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Offline Chevyeater707

Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #42 on: December 15, 2021, 03:11:37 PM »
Hoping Ryan gets his wipers installed so we can get some ideas. If you could take some measurements on your install that would help. I have gotten very minimal condensation on the inside. Will try and install some sort of defroster/blower to help if needed
2003 19 Sea Ranger 90 Honda
Bay Area, CA

Online christianbrat

Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #43 on: December 15, 2021, 03:33:33 PM »
Hoping Ryan gets his wipers installed so we can get some ideas. If you could take some measurements on your install that would help. I have gotten very minimal condensation on the inside. Will try and install some sort of defroster/blower to help if needed

If you tell me the dimensions of the windows I will do the trig for ya, but it should be pretty simple to calculate. most are 80 degree wiper motors. You can use the arc length plus wiper arm length and wiper blade size to calculate the required mounting location and arm length for the window. pantographic wiper arms will be optimal
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 Chevyeater707

Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #44 on: December 15, 2021, 04:38:23 PM »
Awesome, thanks. I will measure tonight. Thanks for the help
2003 19 Sea Ranger 90 Honda
Bay Area, CA

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Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #45 on: December 15, 2021, 04:41:05 PM »
Awesome, thanks. I will measure tonight. Thanks for the help

not to condescend, but don't forget the angles
Reveille
2012 Sea Chaser 17 (custom PH)
2013 Honda 90hp

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Re: Pilothouse Install
« Reply #46 on: December 15, 2021, 04:52:05 PM »
Awesome, thanks. I will measure tonight. Thanks for the help

not to condescend, but don't forget the angles

True that's an important part.  Too bad they cannot be mounted above the window. that would be best
« Last Edit: December 15, 2021, 05:53:07 PM by christianbrat »
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

 

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