Originally Posted by Rogue Wave
consider attaching a 6 foot stainless/aluminium,nylon pole to the back of the seat to give you the height for the ariel.
Yeah that would work fine for the metal pole. Things to bear in mind is that an efficient aerial needs two halves, for vertical polarising: one up and one down (dipole). To lose the downward pointing one you can use unbalanced coax cable but the aerial will need something conductive to act as a ground plane.
A console is not conductive so will not work as a ground plane, but a stainless A frame, seat back or, in my case, an aluminium light pole, will work fine.