Originally Posted by VanillaIceCream
What type of equipment was in the housing consoles you removed?
It looked very odd.
It had a Humminbird waterproof VHF (thinking of keeping this alongside a portable), an Eagle GPS and Eagle Sonar / Fishfinder (both fairly dated I think), a search light which had completely corroded away and a fuse board (as far as I can work out this was just for the aforementioned kit). It did look unsightly and made access to the bow a pain, but to be honest it was a pretty ergonomic layout to use and it also had fixing points for a canvas bow dodger.
Thinking of investing in a multifunction GPS / Sounder by way of a replacement.
I really liked the bow dodger as a means of creating a semi-dry compartment at the bow, and I wondered if something off the smaller Avon dinghies would work in its place... Depending on how you rig it, it might be possible to have something that can be temporarily fixed in place. Maybe a project for next year...