Originally Posted by Hightower
Is there no one that could comment on how strong a structure would have to be if it was moulded to the tubes?
Please dont quote me on this as i do not manufacture ribs, but i do know of manufacturers using the tubes to mould off to make internal seating/stowage.
I cant see any problem with mounting a console partially onto the tube, after all the transom on a rib is moulded to the tube.......and a console would have certainly more surface area against the tube surface. The critical point would be the fixing of the console to the cockpit sole.