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Old 02 October 2009, 14:22   #1
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5.4 SR Console

I am looking for some help guys.

How far forward would I be looking to put the console on my 5.4 project? If some one could give me some pointers with the distance back from the bow it would be ever so handy?

Please note that I have not got any tubes on so if any one is going to measure anything please keep this in mind.

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Are you thinking of fitting an original Searider console mate?
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No, I am going to build a console for it. Kind of along the lines of the wide XS one like the orange one below but with a longer seat for 2 or 3 behing instead of just one?
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No, I am going to build a console for it. Kind of along the lines of the wide XS one like the orange one below but with a longer seat for 2 or 3 behing instead of just one?
Bear in mind the further forward it is, the more it'll hurt from landing hard in chop if you're sitting.
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Bear in mind the further forward it is, the more it'll hurt from landing hard in chop if you're sitting.
oh I know this...

at the moment the bow locker is taking up the first 60cm of hull.

and I am currently thinking of placing the console 60cm back from that and the drivers seat would be 50cm back from the frount of the counsole. I think
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I was going to build it into the hull. but chicked out so now going to get a SS tank bulit to go under the seat and down into the hull.

looks like I will have space for a 65-70L tank should be enough for most days out.
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looks like I will have space for a 65-70L tank should be enough for most days out.
I think that's probably a good plan-the hull is too long and shallow inside for a tank.Without multiple tanks it'd slosh really badly.
I had quite a bit of water got in my sealed off flooding hull last year and it made the ride 'interesting' in the rough to say the least. I'd come down the top of a wave in a light following sea and as the bow lowered it was like suddenly having 10 to 15 degrees of negative trim on the engine...
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I think that's probably a good plan-the hull is too long and shallow inside for a tank.Without multiple tanks it'd slosh really badly.
I had quite a bit of water got in my sealed off flooding hull last year and it made the ride 'interesting' in the rough to say the least. I'd come down the top of a wave in a light following sea and as the bow lowered it was like suddenly having 10 to 15 degrees of negative trim on the engine...
That's one of my worries about blocking it off. But there's + and - for both arguments.
Don't worry, I'm not going to send this into yet another to block or not to block thread
I've got a 120L tank sat on the deck. Positioned central and longways. It took the last 10 trips out to experiment where best to have the tank. I had the luck of being able to try it out in most conditions. I'm then sat behind it. Made sure the pick up pipe is always floating round the transom end of the tank too.
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That's one of my worries about blocking it off. But there's + and - for both arguments.
Don't worry, I'm not going to send this into yet another to block or not to block thread
ah but there is a way round that problem if you block the hull...


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I've got a 120L tank sat on the deck. Positioned central and longways. It took the last 10 trips out to experiment where best to have the tank.
and how many trips to empty 120L???
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