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Old 07 November 2013, 07:01   #1
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Console set up

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I have a Zodiac Pro 470 with the typical bench console set up. Would moving the console forward and replacing the bench seat with a jockey seat improve the ride in rough conditions as it is alittle bow light at the moment.
Any advice would be welcome thanks.
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Old 07 November 2013, 08:19   #2
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I guess without pics etc there is onyl a limited amount we can say, but my 2p's worth is:

1) make sure it;s well fixed down
2) make sure the fixings (that will inevitably go through the floor) are watertight
3) well worth doing a "dry run mock-up" before you start the treal work - I built an instrument console and went through 3 iterations tho get one that looked right, held all the toys and allowed me past to get to the bow! (the latter bing the one that resulted in the 3 iterations.....)


High level thought - forward = drier, but bouncier.
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this was my version which I changed it too, the existing set up was useless!!
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I have to say I love the fun that there is to be had in small ribs not unlike the one in matt h photo.
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this was my version which I changed it too, the existing set up was useless!!
That's the biz!
I have a 1 meter space in front of the console by moving the console forward and dumping the park bench in favour of a jockey seat I believe it will help in rough conditions and avoid that bow light feel.
I also have a built in 35l fuel tank in the console the only worry will be having to renew all the cables to fit. I might have to go someone who knows what they are doing.
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It did go very well. I had a 55 litre fuel tank in consol and under deck cabling. I really enjoyed the boat . I just knew i was going to destroy it tho !!
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