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Old 17 March 2010, 15:11   #1
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Steering console position (again).

Hi guys,
I have recieved my steering console, and am working on putting the bits and pieces.
However, due to the size of it, I really want to put it as far forward as possible.
The console is not the type you sit on, more a box with the steering wheel on the front that you sit in front of on (in my case) a tackle box.
My SIB is an Avon 4.6m.
My SIB has three square(ish) floor boards held in place by two stringers. I want to sit on the furthest one forward. I would like to bolt the console to the triangular board that you inflate the keel through.
However, this one isn't held in by stringers, just the tube, the keel and an aluminium channel.
I don't go out wave jumping, the boat is for fishing, but will inevitably get some bumps.

Do you think the front triangular will piece be ok with the force of the console on?

Cheers,
Geoff
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Old 17 March 2010, 19:51   #2
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no , use the middle board it has more support than the front triangle
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Old 17 March 2010, 21:00   #3
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Hi Geoff

The ride gets much harder the further forward you go. I'd go slightly back from midships, aiming for usable space in front and behind.

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Or, hows about (and this assumes you don't want to deflate & roll it up every time you finish) use a couple of those Jib halliard block tracks off a yacht? They are rated for a ridiculous force, and when you get to your fishing site, you pull a couple of pins, slide the whole lot forward out the way, and get a nice clear deck. Could also maybe use another set of sliders to mount a movable seat, and use a couple of block slides as movable lash - downs for your kit?

The fun bit will be redesigning the frame to hold the wheel.......
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Or, hows about (and this assumes you don't want to deflate & roll it up every time you finish) use a couple of those Jib halliard block tracks off a yacht? They are rated for a ridiculous force, and when you get to your fishing site, you pull a couple of pins, slide the whole lot forward out the way, and get a nice clear deck. Could also maybe use another set of sliders to mount a movable seat, and use a couple of block slides as movable lash - downs for your kit?

The fun bit will be redesigning the frame to hold the wheel.......
That sounds like a dam good idea,you don t happen to have a couple of pic's of what a Jib halliard block track looks like ?Hope you don t mind me asking
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Not what I was hoping to hear. I guess I will ahve to put the console on the middle section then.
Will it be ok to put all my gear upfront, infront of teh console?
Cheers for your help,
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That sounds like a dam good idea,you don t happen to have a couple of pic's of what a Jib halliard block track looks like ?Hope you don t mind me asking
No pics but have a look here

http://www.holtnautos.com/sailtrimcontrol/

for starters.

Most sailing hardware people do them - RWO, Harken etc
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