Originally Posted by gtflash
Any idea on the weight of new console? Are you cutting into deck/bilge or keeping it as is?
The new arrangement will definitely be heavier than the old set up but till we get it lined we won't know by how much.The much more important issue is the balance,our boat has a 500ltr fuel tank(that's half a ton of fuel!) so it's a heavy old girl. We will balance her up using a roller under the keel before final fit-out
We also need to make sure that the cabin floor is level for and aft,but we can only do that when she is afloat then we will fit a false cabin floor to compensate.We won't be cutting into the bilge because our long range fuel tank runs the whole length