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Old 17 June 2009, 21:55   #1
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need console installation advice

I've just bought a new old stock chinese 470 rib from a bankruptcy with a console, a single seat and a double seat. The console and seats are not attached to the hull and the hull has no openings ( holes) in it.

To install the seats and the console I intend to install an access port - fairly large 8" or more, so I can reach inside , drill the holes for bolts and bolt the console and seats to the floor with stainless steel bolts and large washers.

I also intent to glue the console and seats with 3M 5200.

Does this sound like a reasonable method. I'm going to put the console about 1/3 of the distance from the transom - does this sound OK - it looks OK to me.

Also, I'd like to strap the gas tank down once I get a motor - can anyone recommend a vendor or a tank that can be strapped down.

I have no instructions and the manufacturer is of no use.


Thank you in advance for your help
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Old 17 June 2009, 22:10   #2
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Got any pics of it?

What's the hull made of? Is it GRP and do you know what's under the deck?
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pics and hull

I don't have a pic but will try to get one on the weekend and post it. My best guess is that it's a double fibreglass hull - sounds hollow
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It might be worth sticking a small USB camera up the drain bung to check if you can actually access where you need to before cuttng big holes.
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