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Old 08 September 2008, 21:00   #1
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Central Console For Inflatable Sib

CENTRAL CONSOLE FOR INFLATABLE BOAT RAFT DINGHY TENDER
Remember couple months ago someone was looking for this.
Looks easy to make. Maybe cheaper to buy.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/CENTRAL-CONSOLE-F...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 09 September 2008, 09:37   #2
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It is from a Boats2Go http://www.boatstogo.com/accessories.asp
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Cor wish i d had a bigger sib,,,,,,,,,,,,,,looks easy enougth to assemble,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but looks like you gotta have at least a 4 metre length one,,,,,,,,,,,,,and as it fits to the floor,,,,,,,,,,,does it mean its gotta be permalently inflated?,,,,,,,,,,,,them saturn dinghys look the biz
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but looks like you gotta have at least a 4 metre length one
Don't think so. It sits on first two floor boards

so it takes 1,20 m of the floor space.
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So if i just got the steering wheel frame,possible to fit it to a 270m sib?,make me own seat arrangment? mmmmmmmmm got me thinking,,,,,,,,,,mind you i only have a wooden floor, so might not be possible sturdy enougth,but worth thinking about if i get another sib,any idea how much in english money ,dont know the yankee doller?
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Can't guarantee it to you but fir my opinion - yes. Better talk to them. Wooden floor for sure would be Ok. But be sure you scroll down to the fine prints you have to purchase extra stuff ....
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Can't guarantee it to you but fir my opinion - yes. Better talk to them. Wooden floor for sure would be Ok. But be sure you scroll down to the fine prints you have to purchase extra stuff ....
Cheers mate ,im gonna look into it
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CENTRAL CONSOLE FOR INFLATABLE BOAT RAFT DINGHY TENDER
Remember couple months ago someone was looking for this.
Looks easy to make. Maybe cheaper to buy.
What a load of tosh!

Except for the cheap part.

The smallest of the Valiant consoles is ideal for medium sized SIBs:
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Hi Malthouse

How difficult would it be to fit one of these consoles to a quicksilver 380 HD?

Also how difficult is it to convert a Tohatsu 25/30 Tiller 2 stroke (2006/7 model) to operate from remotes? I see there is a kit for the engine but no idea how much or difficult it is.
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How difficult would it be to fit one of these consoles to a quicksilver 380 HD?
We have it down to a fine art - but I guess it all depends on the tools you have to hand. The short answer is pretty easy:-

Mark out the centre line of both floor panels and console, position the two together and drill pilot holes all the way through at each of the four corners of the console.

Enlarge the bolt holes in the floor and tap them with a thread to suit your fixings, making a 'well' on the underside of the floor if you are going to use countersunk bolts with a bubble of resin to prevent chafing.

You can now place the console on the four bolts and secure in place with some nice big washers.

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Also how difficult is it to convert a Tohatsu 25/30 Tiller 2 stroke (2006/7 model) to operate from remotes? I see there is a kit for the engine but no idea how much or difficult it is.
The conversion is straight forward, but the kit of parts is fairly expensive. The kit does not usually include a steering link arm, so you will need one of them too.

You just take off the tiller arm and bolt on the cable brackets, in my experience they do not like to have both tiller and remotes attached at once though.

We usually run the cable out the back of the console, unlike in the photo where we wanted the console well aft and room for the fuel tank to live outside the storage are under the seat.

I hope that helps.
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