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Old 21 June 2005, 07:47   #1
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fixing console to deck

Hi Everyone.
I have just re furbished a twin jockey seat to fit into my 4m Narwhal.
I have two questions.
1. the console has 8 holes for fixing, what will be the best way to secure this using the holes already in place?.
2. I have not fitted an engine yet and was wondering how far foward I would secure this leaving enough room for the engine when it is raised?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 21 June 2005, 14:03   #2
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Some stainless steel self tappers (with a washer on each one) and a load of sikaflex should do the job.
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Old 21 June 2005, 14:53   #3
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If you want to ever get it back out again without a fight it might be a good idea to use more self tappers and instead of sikaflex use silicon sealant. This advice is only what I have read on here, do a search and you'll find loads of hints!

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I have to admit, I do not practise what I preach; I used silicone to fix my jockey console to the deck the first time. When I wanted to move it I simply had to "rip" it off. I've refixed it with a mixture of silicone and sikaflex so it will be interesting if I ever want to move it again...
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Old 22 June 2005, 05:36   #5
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fixing console to deck

Many thanks for your help, I will get some screws and Sikaflex, I am not intending to remove it again!!!!!!!!!!!!

How far foward is best to fit the console bearing in mind the engine, I obviously don't want it so it obstructs the engine, will it create problems if I put it as far foward as possible, leaving a small gap at the bow locker?????
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Old 22 June 2005, 08:27   #6
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with small boat like yours i would imagine positioning the console as far forward as possible would put the helm's weight just forward of central which I guess is about right.

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Old 22 June 2005, 09:55   #7
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I too have a 4m Narwhal, mine came with the 2-man jockey console fitted. I presume yours has the ickle front locker wiv top-opening hatch? The front of my console is about 10-12 inches from the end of the front locker. This gives loadsa room for engine tilting at rear, and the balance of the boat is fine. I have a 40hp 2-stroke sitting on the back, with fuel tank under the jockey, and battery immediately aft of the jockey, so would imagine that sort of position would suit most 30-50hp motors (give or take an inch or so).

Hope this is useful....

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Old 22 June 2005, 11:51   #8
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fixing console to deck

Yes it certainly helps.

It does have a small locker so I will position the console as you suggest.
Many thanks to everyone for all your help, hopefully I can get it fixed in over the weekend.
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