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Old 14 February 2013, 14:54   #1
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location of console.

I will soon be installing the jockey console into my rib (dr 490). I want to place it as far forward as posible without having a twichy helm. Is there any rule of thumb that exists for the location of jockey consoles. I notice that the ribcraft 4.8 teends to have the helm in the first quarter to third of the boat where as the ribquest 4.8 is closer to the mid point.

Do boat manifactures place the console were it looks good or do they put some thought into the location.


The previous location in my boat was poor behind the half way point of theboat (bad balance). Any advice on the location would be great

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Old 14 February 2013, 14:57   #2
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It's all about balance and where you keep your fuel too, the engine weight will also effect the set up, is there any way of doing a temporary/adjustable fit so you can test it?
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Old 14 February 2013, 15:05   #3
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I'll do some measuring tomorrow and let you know where the Searider's have theirs
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Old 14 February 2013, 15:11   #4
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I was thinking of just using self tappers without sika flex for a trial however i am nervious of this as i remember a case where a seat became detached from the deck where the seat was just held by self tappers.
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I helped Trevor G with this, but I can't remember the measurements, I'll work it into a percentage for you.

We didn't look at the console position as a whole, instead we looked the helm seat and that's how we worked it out
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Measured the deck of a 4.7 from transome to bow = 345cm

I reckon the centre of the your body on the helm seat is around 215cm from the transome so about 62.3% so see where the centre of your body is on the console and then mark that point then stand the console in so the point is about 62% forward from the transome and you should be somewhere handy.... Hope that helps
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Old 15 February 2013, 07:32   #7
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Thanks for the work. I had similar thoughts

I will keep you upto date with developments. I think that a trial run lightly loaded is the best way to go.

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Forgot to say, centre of body does not inc arms and legs etc just your main torso (if that's how you spell it)
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