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#11153354 - 10/08/15 10:19 PM Center seat box storage ideas????
Wave Away Offline
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Registered: 04/29/10
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I need to buy or build a center seat box for my triton. The one at the Bass Cat Store is pretty inexpensive but I'm not sure of the quality. Does anyone have experience with these or a different alternative?

http://www.basscatstore.com/carpetedstepbox.aspx

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#11153377 - 10/08/15 10:30 PM Re: Center seat box storage ideas???? [Re: Wave Away]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Really? Just build something. I could build a better box/step than that one for about $10. Haha.
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#11153447 - 10/09/15 12:01 AM Re: Center seat box storage ideas???? [Re: Wave Away]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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I personally would like to know how for 10$? Only way I could get the strength in a marine environment is threw glass and wood. Or it involves starboard which is about 25$ a square foot..... Aluminum box is out of the question...... noidea

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#11153499 - 10/09/15 06:14 AM Re: Center seat box storage ideas???? [Re: Wave Away]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Ok. Maybe $20. If I bought a 4x8ft sheet of 3/4" marine plywood, one gallon of resin, 8 cheap chip brushes, eight stainless hinges, 64 1" no.2 stainless wood screws, and 8 plastic cup holders it would cost me about $120. Make 8 of them. Divide the costs by 8. Add carpet @ $12 a linear foot. And the costs are actually slightly more than $10 each. Lol.
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#11153676 - 10/09/15 08:31 AM Re: Center seat box storage ideas???? [Re: Wave Away]
Mike2718 Offline
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There have been several posts on www.bbcboards.net concerning this issue. Here is a link to one of the posts, http://www.bbcboards.net/triton-boats/93172-center-seat-storage-box.html A search should get you multiple answers to your question.
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#11154374 - 10/09/15 01:19 PM Re: Center seat box storage ideas???? [Re: Mike2718]
Wave Away Offline
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Thanks for the help!

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#11155011 - 10/09/15 06:15 PM Re: Center seat box storage ideas???? [Re: Wave Away]
Big Worm78 Offline
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That is not a bad box for the money. Have seen a couple first hand and I will order one myself before spring. Very well built and the storage compartment is a great bonus.
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#11155085 - 10/09/15 07:25 PM Re: Center seat box storage ideas???? [Re: Big Worm78]
MDM Offline
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Have to give Bass Cat the compliments on this front. In the spring I had them build one for my Triton and one for the Bass Tracker. They were different dimensions and they built them to my needed size specs. Very satisfied with the products. The "Starboard" or whatever synthetic material they use will not rot , warp or degrade. For the the price, it is a great deal.
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#11155399 - 10/10/15 03:54 AM Re: Center seat box storage ideas???? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
ETX Guide Kristopher Douglas. Offline
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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Ok. Maybe $20. If I bought a 4x8ft sheet of 3/4" marine plywood, one gallon of resin, 8 cheap chip brushes, eight stainless hinges, 64 1" no.2 stainless wood screws, and 8 plastic cup holders it would cost me about $120. Make 8 of them. Divide the costs by 8. Add carpet @ $12 a linear foot. And the costs are actually slightly more than $10 each. Lol.
. You probably couldn't build anything better than basscat.

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#11155485 - 10/10/15 07:23 AM Re: Center seat box storage ideas???? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
361V Online   content
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Registered: 11/21/08
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Loc: somervell county
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Ok. Maybe $20. If I bought a 4x8ft sheet of 3/4" marine plywood, one gallon of resin, 8 cheap chip brushes, eight stainless hinges, 64 1" no.2 stainless wood screws, and 8 plastic cup holders it would cost me about $120. Make 8 of them. Divide the costs by 8. Add carpet @ $12 a linear foot. And the costs are actually slightly more than $10 each. Lol.
And then you can rent a booth at Canton to sell all your other boxes and re-coop your money.......? :-)
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#11155610 - 10/10/15 09:33 AM Re: Center seat box storage ideas???? [Re: Wave Away]
collincountytx Online   content
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First thing I thought of:
These come in many different sizes, this one is about the same dimensions as the large Bass Cat center storage box
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#11155611 - 10/10/15 09:33 AM Re: Center seat box storage ideas???? [Re: Wave Away]
Lowly Net Boy Offline
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Call Carol at C and O Marine
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#11155766 - 10/10/15 11:33 AM Re: Center seat box storage ideas???? [Re: Wave Away]
JkWho Offline
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Registered: 04/27/15
Posts: 308
Loc: Mid Cities
I built one for my last boat since I couldnt find anything with the exact dimensions I wanted. Once all said and done I think it was about 100.00 total. I have a tendency to over engineer everything, it was bulletproof.

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#11156276 - 10/10/15 04:19 PM Re: Center seat box storage ideas???? [Re: JkWho]
Wave Away Offline
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Registered: 04/29/10
Posts: 299
I'm a contractor so I have all the tools to do it I just don't want to....lol. What type of material did you build it from?

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#11156504 - 10/10/15 07:44 PM Re: Center seat box storage ideas???? [Re: ETX Guide Kristopher Douglas.]
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Originally Posted By: Toadrustler
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Ok. Maybe $20. If I bought a 4x8ft sheet of 3/4" marine plywood, one gallon of resin, 8 cheap chip brushes, eight stainless hinges, 64 1" no.2 stainless wood screws, and 8 plastic cup holders it would cost me about $120. Make 8 of them. Divide the costs by 8. Add carpet @ $12 a linear foot. And the costs are actually slightly more than $10 each. Lol.
. You probably couldn't build anything better than basscat.


Haha.

Yeh. Right.
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