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Old 23 October 2005, 09:49   #1
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Just took some pics of my new console fresh out of the mould!
Hopefully it should be completed in a week or so with stainless grab rails and back rest, smoked coloured wind shield and grey/blue seats. Canít wait to get it fitted into the ribÖ..

oops pics to large to post....need to shink em....

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Old 23 October 2005, 10:58   #2
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Managed to shink the pics so here goes.

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Looks good and lots of curves, how many pieces are there in the mould ?

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Old 23 October 2005, 15:13   #4
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Hi pete,

I believe itís a three piece moulding that was used for the console. Menai Marine in North Wales are the manufacturers producing them to order. http://www.menaimarine.biz/

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I see from the website that they have a single stand up type console that looks good as well. I like the forward seat position. How much for the console Bob, PM me if you like.

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hi Andy,
Yeah youíre right!... Itís a bit taller and wider than the seat model that I have ordered. part finished one pictured.
They are fitting the steering wheel and some other bits for me..No change from £700 ouch!.

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How will it be attached to the deck?
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Tim,
The manufacturer has told me that the console will be fitted by placing it into the rib and then glassing it in internally to get the exact contours of the deck. The console is then removed and the additional glassing will be trimmed to give a 60mm wide internal flange from where it can be fixed in the usual way. This method should produce nice tidy lines on the outside of the console where it meets the deck.
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Hi all,
I have just picked up the new console from Menai marine and i am very happy with it, still got to fit the custom backrest yet though.
Next thing to do is pluck up the courage to start cutting big holes in it for the engine controls and gauges etc. What do you experts think is the best way to do it...hole saw and jig saw i presume?
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You need to read the infamous "how do I drill a hole thread" Start reading here:

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How do I drill a hole in my console?

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Old 12 November 2005, 12:01   #12
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Yoyo, I'm not wanting to be critical about yer new console but that seat cushion looks a bit thin for a hard landing.
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JW,

Thanks for your concerns....there's plenty of additional padding on mi backside that should make up for it !!!!!! hehe

Seriousley though the seat seams fine, but maybe more padding like a regular jockey would have been better. I will consult Menai Marine about it and see what they have to say.

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Out of the mould it looks like a fancy toilet seat
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Hi All,

I started to fit out the new console today.

First I fitted the control box after sourcing the grey convoluted pipe from the old washing machine waste! I then installed the main black 55mm convoluted tubing that takes the controls and electrics to the motor. And finally after much deliberation of the positions, I cut the holes for the clocks using the chain-drill and file method.
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Lovely steering wheel & seat colour!

Good indents for the knees also


You left-handed by any chance?

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Lovely steering wheel & seat colour!

Good indents for the knees also


You left-handed by any chance?

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Just because the throttle is on the left doesn't mean anything - to be honest I would have thought most right handed people would prefer it that way??? Bit like driving a car - just doesn't feel right with steering with the left hand and changing gear with the right!!!
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..... I would have thought most right handed people would prefer it that way?......
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You are most now are you?

Most boats with console mount throttles have them in the middle and the steering wheel on the right - hence left hand throttle.
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I think you'll find that, when the going get rough, throttle control is considerably more important than steering control. Steering movements will be large and throttle movements fine. When you get your boat, you'll learn.
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