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Old 29 June 2008, 12:19   #1
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Jockey Console

Hi All,
I'm about to purchase a sib with a ali floor, I want to fit a jockey console whats the best method of fixing it to the ali deck?

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Old 29 June 2008, 17:08   #2
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Give us a clue (make of SIB, size etc) !
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Old 29 June 2008, 21:57   #3
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Give us a clue (make of SIB, size etc) !
I haven't purchased it yet, still doing the planning stages.
But basically....
Excel XHD 430 (Ali floor)
40Hp 2 stroke with remotes
Plastismo jockey console
Transom Wheels

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I haven't purchased it yet, still doing the planning stages.
But basically....
Excel XHD 430 (Ali floor)
40Hp 2 stroke with remotes
Plastismo jockey console
Transom Wheels

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Hi Adam,

We make up boats like you have specced here and would be happy to offer any advice.

Which bits are you sourcing new?

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Hi Adam,

We make up boats like you have specced here and would be happy to offer any advice.

Which bits are you sourcing new?

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Everything except the engine and controls will be new.

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That is the way I would do it.

Out of professional interest, have you looked at the Quicksilver Heavy Duty boats and the Valiant console?

http://shop.malthouse-marine.com/ind...parent=21&pg=1


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That is the way I would do it.

Out of professional interest, have you looked at the Quicksilver Heavy Duty boats and the Valiant console?

http://shop.malthouse-marine.com/ind...parent=21&pg=1


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Yes I did consider a Quicksilver, but I believe the 430 will only take a 30hp, the Excel will take a 40hp.

I'm a novice at this, so may be wrong.

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Old 30 June 2008, 09:19   #8
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Yes I did consider a Quicksilver, but I believe the 430 will only take a 30hp, the Excel will take a 40hp.

I'm a novice at this, so may be wrong.

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I would be very careful about simply going by the maximum hp as specified by the manufacturer. Some manufacturer will list maximum hp ratings that are extremely optimistic relative to the build quality & sturdiness of their boats, while other manufacturers are much more conservative in their maximum hp ratings. I had a look on both the excel and quicksilver sites, and it looks like the 4.3 m boats are similarly priced. I know that it is hard to tell from website pictures, but the pictures of the 4.3 on the excel site did not look very impressive. I haven't seen the excels in person, but I have seen the quicksilvers, and their build quality is at least as good as the leisure grade zodiacs for alot less money.

What I'd suggest is to make sure you personally inspect (and ideally seatrial) both of these boats before putting any money down on one. Look for things like transom thickness, and how the transom is attached to the main sponsons. Specifically, at the various layers of directional reinforcing fabric layups between the transom and the main sponsons.

Also keep in mind that the quicksilver 4.3 is also available in hypalon (as well as PVC). The excel website made no mention of hypalon availability. If the option to upgrade to hypalon is reasonable (i.e less than a 50% increase in price), it is a no-brainer.
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Dose this mean you already have the engine & if so what is it?

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Dose this mean you already have the engine & if so what is it?

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Thanks for the advice,being a novice I thought if a manufacture stated it would take xxHP it should be able to handle it.I will take a close look before parting with any cash.
Except for a month in spain, the boat will get very little use, perhaps 1-2 sessions per month.I need to balance this against cost and quality.

As for the engine, no I don't have the engine yet. Looking at a used Mariner 40 at the moment.

Happy to take on board any other suggestions.

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