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Old 17 December 2012, 05:48   #1
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Changing a Console unit on a Valiant DR490

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I have a DR490 which I am very happy with. However I hate the Console. I believe it was designed for people who are four foot tall and have there legs seperated at the hips by 1 foot. This makes for a very shite design in my opinion. This unit is sikaflexed to the deck along with self tapping screws. I am wondering if it would be a big job to get it off the deck for replacement

I am thinking of the following unit which is at a good price and looks good

Contact Ribs4U Rigid Inflatable Boat RIB sales at affordable prices Humber, Valiant, Mariner and Mercury plus jockey seats and consoles

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Old 17 December 2012, 05:56   #2
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Remove the screws, get some thin wedges of wood or plastic and tap them into the sikaflex joint at 6"-12" spacing. This will raise the console off the deck and if the sikaflex won't free off too readily, then you can use a blade to cut through it, after stretching the bond, by tapping the wedges in further.
The holes in the deck will need to be sealed, unless by some miraculous coincidence, the footprint of the flanges on both consoles is identical.
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