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Ah, New Tower Finally!

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  • Ah, New Tower Finally!

    It was on out to do list for a while. Finally got her done!

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    1990 Shamrock Mackinaw
    Mercruiser 383 Stroker MPI
    VD 72C 1.52:1 ACME 14.5x14.25 4B .150 cup

  • #2
    Damon, don't use the radar when up there or move it where the beam doesn't hit people. Please!
    Atlantic City, NJ
    1982 Cuddy, Rebuilt 351 .060 rings, Edelbrock carb

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    • #3
      Looks great! Controls up there too?

      Ship, modern digital or broadband radar poses no threat to human tissue, it is very safe.
      Steve
      1998 260 Mackinaw Sea Maxx 5.7 HO TBI 12' Klamath w/ 20hp Tohatsu EFI

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tuner View Post
        Looks great! Controls up there too?
        Yes, both steering snd controls. Heading to the boat shortly to get that done today. I need to install longer control cables and hydraulic lines to the existing setup.

        1990 Shamrock Mackinaw
        Mercruiser 383 Stroker MPI
        VD 72C 1.52:1 ACME 14.5x14.25 4B .150 cup

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        • #5
          Tuner, cell phones are supposed to be safe and GMOs and the list goes on. My rule is better safe than sorry. Too many reports to ignore.
          Atlantic City, NJ
          1982 Cuddy, Rebuilt 351 .060 rings, Edelbrock carb

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ship View Post
            Damon, don't use the radar when up there or move it where the beam doesn't hit people. Please!
            We only run the radar at dark or in heavy fog (when nobody wants to go above). Otherwise, it stays off.
            1990 Shamrock Mackinaw
            Mercruiser 383 Stroker MPI
            VD 72C 1.52:1 ACME 14.5x14.25 4B .150 cup

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            • #7
              Very nice. Well done Damon!
              1980 pilot house 351
              1988 260 predator 408

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              • #8
                Damon, the boat looks good. I know you did some serious upgrades on her.
                Atlantic City, NJ
                1982 Cuddy, Rebuilt 351 .060 rings, Edelbrock carb

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                • #9
                  Damon, all your work is paying off. Looking good. Thats what Shamrockin is all about. Making the boat "your boat".
                  1988 26' cuddy
                  1975 20' open
                  16' Sandpiper
                  14' Certified Fiberglass

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                  • #10
                    Looks good on her!
                    Karen
                    Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
                    1986 Shamrock H/T with RWC 330 hp PCM, dual hydraulic helm
                    1992 Mako 211CC w/Mercury Optimax 175
                    3 other smaller OB boats and a trusty old canoe...

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                    • #11
                      Damon,

                      On my Mack the top is cored and when I walk on the top it "pops" a little. Think they went light on the cloth/resin. Given you will be up there a lot, you may need to add a little additional support to the top such as a layer of starboard, etc on top. Just a thought. Looks good!

                      Also, it is a long story but I helped a friend who could not get his upper helm on his new boat to work. Both the marina mechanic and a rep from the factory missed it. Very simple fix. Bleed the air out of the lines going to the upper helm. This probably is a no brainer for you but was amazed with all the "help" my friend had they all missed it so thought I would mention it. Again, nice looking tower!
                      C Rhodes
                      26' Mackinaw - 1990
                      351 Indmar (1990-2006: Great Engine)
                      351 PCM (2006 - Current)
                      Southport, NC

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                      • #12
                        Here’s the tower with the controls and steering installed and adjusted, and steering system bled:

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                        1990 Shamrock Mackinaw
                        Mercruiser 383 Stroker MPI
                        VD 72C 1.52:1 ACME 14.5x14.25 4B .150 cup

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                        • #13
                          That is going to be awesome this summer!

                          Do the steering hydraulics and control cables connect at the main helm?
                          Steve
                          1998 260 Mackinaw Sea Maxx 5.7 HO TBI 12' Klamath w/ 20hp Tohatsu EFI

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by tuner View Post
                            That is going to be awesome this summer!

                            Do the steering hydraulics and control cables connect at the main helm?
                            No, they go to the rear bulkhead station.

                            The control cables go from the controls on top to the controls behind the rear bulkhead, then from there to the shift and throttle linkage. The cables from the main helm go directly to the shift and throttle linkage independently. The linkage are dual cables.

                            The steering hydraulic lines go from the top helm to a t-fitting of the rear bulkhead helm, then feed down to a t-fitting on the main lines that goes from the main helm to the reservoir.

                            Do you have a bulkhead on your Mack?
                            1990 Shamrock Mackinaw
                            Mercruiser 383 Stroker MPI
                            VD 72C 1.52:1 ACME 14.5x14.25 4B .150 cup

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                            • #15
                              Believe it or not, I use all three pretty often!
                              1990 Shamrock Mackinaw
                              Mercruiser 383 Stroker MPI
                              VD 72C 1.52:1 ACME 14.5x14.25 4B .150 cup

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