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Old 10 May 2009, 11:52   #1
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Avon searider enclosed front can you still get ....

can you still get replacement screens and cockpits , for the avon searider 4m and the cockpit is ok at the moment but may need replacing if it gets worse
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Old 10 May 2009, 12:06   #2
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Should be loads of them about with the amount of Seariders that have been converted to the jockey seat configuration.
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PM Chewy, he may have one as he's just converted. No transvestite jokes please
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any one got any picture of the conversion they have done often considered doing it as mine is hard when loaded to get on the plane back heavy
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any one got any picture of the conversion they have done often considered doing it as mine is hard when loaded to get on the plane back heavy
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I've got the dash but my screen has seen better days. Also on the end where it bolts through the fabric is a bit battered as I ripped the bolt through it. You can have it if you want it?

One went on ebay recently for a tenner.
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thanks for the offer Chewy i will pm you when i get back home, did you take any photos as you converted yours to jockey console ,i see Nos4r2 done a great job on his searider
im thinking along the same lines but having never done a boat up before not sure where to start , where did you get your console etc
i was an aircraft fitter on BAe 146 for some years so i am capable on the fitting side but no knowledge on bits i would require or where best to source, maybe a project for the winter months
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thanks for the offer Chewy i will pm you when i get back home, did you take any photos as you converted yours to jockey console ,i see Nos4r2 done a great job on his searider
im thinking along the same lines but having never done a boat up before not sure where to start , where did you get your console etc
i was an aircraft fitter on BAe 146 for some years so i am capable on the fitting side but no knowledge on bits i would require or where best to source, maybe a project for the winter months
You shouldn't need to buy any bits apart from what you use to hold the console down. The helm you have will fit and so should the outboard controls.

I probably could have done the whole of my conversion in 2 days if I'd had the electronics there at the same time as I started and an engine already fitted.

My console came from Leeway Composites and we made the seat ourselves from closed cell glass protection foam, vinyl from the local upholsterer and a sheet of stainless.
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I'm part of the way through converting mine. So far all the seats are out, bow dodger cut off, windscreen removed.
I'm using the existing controls for the engine. I've added two trunks that I got from ribshop so it should drain pretty quick.
My console is a small BMC one bought for 150 plus postage from Barnet Marine. Its a snug fit but it goes in.
If I was you I'd get a different console, mines good but has a curved front so you'll struggle to fit a hatch. Access via the sides is snug too.
My fuel tank is still mounted in front of the console. I'm looking at moving the battery to under the console as I'm not happy about the box been at the stern as it could get flooded.

I'll post some photos once I get home in a week. Also ordered some "rubber grass matting" so the deck isn't too harsh for wave jumping!
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thanks look forward to seeing the photos. certainly something i will look at after the summer
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