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