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Old 18 April 2009, 07:30   #1
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Cable steering setup, any pics?

Hi,

I'm converting my SR4 with retro porn back to back seats to a console. I'd like to use the existing steering and throttle.
I'm not 100% sure if the existing stuff will be long enough, well it will it just depends on where the console goes to if it fits.
I did read that its best to have it right forward, if the cables are too short having the fuel tanks in front of the console will help balance it out.

Has anyone got photos of how their steering and throttles are installed to give me some ideas?

Thanks

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Old 20 April 2009, 10:08   #2
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hi chewy i did the same as you and on a very tight budget and needed her on the water that weekend , i used the steering and thottle that was on the dash,and built a console out of ply costing me all of 20 and its done the job, there was plenty off cable to play with and i put the tank under the console and the battery box outside the console at the rear, as you can see by the pics the good old seariders are the best lol !!!
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Old 20 April 2009, 11:00   #5
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Cheers for the pics.
Tim, how far forward from the bow is the cosole? Did you have quite a bit of spare cable?

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i will be down the boat in the morning if you want me to measure it up for you,but i did have ample amount of cable, my dad has a avon 4m supersport so i measured that up and built the console the same, i used a sheet of ply for about 14 and some fibre glass then gel coated her then bolted her down, i cut the front canopy off and glued the remaining part down and shes been fine,
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That would be great if you don't mind. What did you bolt it to?
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thats fine i will grab the sizes in the morning, and i bolted her in with six stainless m12 self tapping bolts, when i built the console i glassed two cross members across the bottom of the console then bolted though them and in two years and some very bad weather she has never moved, i find building your own is cheaper and can be built to how you want, im just building one as we speak for my 5.4 and at christmas i built one for a little rib for for my boy its abit of fun !!
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Lucky little bugger, fancy adopting me?

I've got a BMC console and whilst its a nice console and was cheap its not ideal. The curved front prevents fitting a hatch in the front as does the ridge in the side.
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