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Old 15 October 2007, 12:30   #1
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Steering Console Placement

My Zodiac RIB (Cherokee 4800) is rated for a 60HP outboard and to offset the weight of the motor, I thought of installing the steering console as forward as possible.
Iím having an aluminum steering console built which will also contain the battery and possibly the fuel tank and keep having conflicting ideas regarding its placement.
Can anyone offer any suggestions or have experience the placement of steering consoles that could help with my problem.
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Old 16 October 2007, 02:48   #2
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I just got an 1987 16' Zodiac rib as a project. It had a self-made looking console out of marine plywood, so it is quite heavy (I can barely lift it by myself). It was set all the way forward, as far as it would go.
I'm thinking of ordering a custom-made aluminum one next year, so post a pic of yours please when you get it done.
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