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Old 12 November 2003, 10:56   #1
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Console question

My Humber Attaque has a very narrow console - which is, to be honest pretty shabby and well, knackered!

First question is how will the console be joined to the deck? I'm guessing that somewhere along the console flange will be some bolts hidden under the gelcoat?

Second question is has anyone recommendations for a slightly wider console - preferably something that will accomodate a windshield to give some protection for thie instruments?

Thanks in advance,

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Old 12 November 2003, 11:13   #2
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Hi Denis,

Welcome!

I've no idea about how Humbers are put together, but like the name of your RIB - and we can be pretty sure of what colour it is
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Old 12 November 2003, 11:40   #3
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It's not blue!!
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I dont pretend to be an expert on this but there are usually 2 ways of doing it. on my old vailiant the console and seatign were screwed into the gelcoat with self tapers. However the idiot that i bought it off had used self tappers so long that they went through the gelcoat (about 10mm) and out the other side.
If yours are done that way make a note of how thick the gelcoat and do not pierce it when screwing the new console in. Also cover both the screw and the hole in silicon before screwing it in.

The other way that a lot of the ''heavy duty'' rib manufacturers are doing ie. Ribcraft and Delta is fiberglass bonding there fittings to the deck. The Prosport that i am likely to order in the next week is done this way too. it is undoubtably more waterproof and a lot stronger. If your console is joined like this then it will need to be cut off. Dont ask me how...
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Hmm - if it needs to be cut off I won't be doing it either!!
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Console question

Hi Denis,

Welcome to Ribnet, the console on my "Attaque" is gelled into the deck with re-inforcing brackets behind. The fuel tank sits underneath the twin pod seats.

Unless you know what you are doing, I would seek proffesional help. There is a section of Plywood under the console which surounds it at the base I do not think you can go wider than this, Check with Humber first as it may affect the structural integrity of the hull.


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Old 12 November 2003, 12:03   #7
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I had an attaque about 6 years ago. That also had a narow console, probably the same I imagine. The console on that was just glassed to the deck.

To be honest although cutting it off sounds dramatic it shouldn't be that bad and a new one should cove any deck problems.
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Hi Denis,

Welcome!

I've no idea about how Humbers are put together, but like the name of your RIB - and we can be pretty sure of what colour it is
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Is there any point to your post Mr Diggler?
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Hi Chaz,

Probably about as much point as there was to the post I was quoting, or indeed to your one.

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