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PT175 Front Deck
« on: July 09, 2018, 09:37:12 PM »

Does anyone know if the structure underneath the front deck is relevant to the structural integrity of the boat? I have a 2005 PT175. I'm interested in a complete redesign of the front, and possibly rear, deck. I would like a center rod box that would allow for 7'6" rods and build in extra storage throughout the front deck. I'm trying to make it more tournament friendly. The 2006 model (TXW) went to a center rod box on the same hull design.  I'm inclined to think the under deck supports are for the support of the deck only and not crucial to the integrity of the boat itself. Just thought I would ask. I can't seem to find anything online.

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Re: PT175 Front Deck
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 05:39:00 AM »

Does anyone know if the structure underneath the front deck is relevant to the structural integrity of the boat? I have a 2005 PT175. I'm interested in a complete redesign of the front, and possibly rear, deck. I would like a center rod box that would allow for 7'6" rods and build in extra storage throughout the front deck. I'm trying to make it more tournament friendly. The 2006 model (TXW) went to a center rod box on the same hull design.  I'm inclined to think the under deck supports are for the support of the deck only and not crucial to the integrity of the boat itself. Just thought I would ask. I can't seem to find anything online.

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Re: PT175 Front Deck
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 04:41:00 PM »

Send me a pm with contact number and I will send you all the pics you need. I have a 06 that Iam rebuilding now. The only difference in the two . Is the cut out in the front bulkhead for the rod locker. So if you cut the opening for the locker in the center. Just cut it a 1/2 larger all the way around .Then that piece of metal can be riveted over your side opening.


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Re: PT175 Front Deck
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 04:48:28 PM »

PM sent. Did yours have the center rod locker? I found d some pics today and I may be able to remove the larger storage bin and put my rod tubes through the wall there. That way I'm not removing that bulk head. Just modifying it. But if I can remove it, I'd like to.
Send me a pm with contact number and I will send you all the pics you need. I have a 06 that Iam rebuilding now. The only difference in the two . Is the cut out in the front bulkhead for the rod locker. So if you cut the opening for the locker in the center. Just cut it a 1/2 larger all the way around .Then that piece of metal can be riveted over your side opening.


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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 07:52:38 PM »

You wont be able to remove the bulkhead. It is welded to the sides and the stringers. But as I mentioned. You wont hurt anything if you leave at least 3 on top and bottom I am cutting my opening up some. Basically the top three tube holes will be gone.


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Re: PT175 Front Deck
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 07:55:02 PM »

Okay I'm tracking now. Doesn't seem to be that difficult to do.
You wont be able to remove the bulkhead. It is welded to the sides and the stringers. But as I mentioned. You wont hurt anything if you leave at least 3 on top and bottom


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Re: PT175 Front Deck
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 08:18:55 PM »

No its not. Your just moving the rod ramp over. With a piece of angle under it ,riveted to the bulkhead. And cutting the new hole. But for added strength. Cut the hold larger enough to cover the other side.


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