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Old 01 September 2009, 17:54   #31
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Anyone know where to source good cheap (ish) consol seats, also think an A frame might be needed as i want to install vhf.

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You don't necesarily need an a-frame just for the vhf aerial, modern ones can be quite small and easily mounted on or even in the console although range may be affected.
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mike, well worth putting a decent console in IMHO. If you want to find the year of the boat, have a look on the rear on the right hand side at the top of the transom. There should be a number stamped into the gelcoat or on a little plate. The last two numbers will give you the year.
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You don't necesarily need an a-frame just for the vhf aerial, modern ones can be quite small and easily mounted on or even in the console although range may be affected.
More importantly, an A-frame looks cool
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Old 01 September 2009, 18:00   #34
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Indeed but why spend dosh on a boat that was free
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mike, well worth putting a decent console in IMHO. If you want to find the year of the boat, have a look on the rear on the right hand side at the top of the transom. There should be a number stamped into the gelcoat or on a little plate. The last two numbers will give you the year.
Thanks, will have a look for it tomorrow. Yes a decent console will be in order. Talking to a friend tonight, he was saying that driving with these seats can be a pain to see when planing and also if boat capsizes bit harder to get out..
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Thats one reason, others mount VHF airiel, navigation lights (just in case it gets dark or foggy) and to hang trailer board for towing..

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Indeed but why spend dosh on a boat that was free
Don't mind spending a bit as it was free, so chances are that I could still turn profit if I decide to sell sometime in the future.. Going to hang on to it and still go for a 6m+ rib,
I get more time to get out during winter than summer so bigger rib for when its bit rougher
and also for taking dad/brothers fishing... dont think they would get into 4m! Lol
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to hang trailer board for towing..
Be careful doing that-if it's above eye level for the car behind they won't notice brake lights.
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Be careful doing that-if it's above eye level for the car behind they won't notice brake lights.
I am thinking about hanging it directly above engine cowling. It still will be lower than my cars brake lights. (I have citroen c8 people carrier)

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I am thinking about hanging it directly above engine cowling. It still will be lower than my cars brake lights. (I have citroen c8 people carrier)

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I used to do that on my one. Stick some padding on the bottom of the trailerboard or it'll mark the motor quite badly.
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