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Old 29 July 2004, 20:30   #11
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I wouldn't worry too much about the distance of electronis instruments to the compass. If you buy a good quality compass with compensators and get it "swung" (adjusted) by somebody who knows what they're doing it'll be spot on. Mine is a Plastimo Offshore and was adjusted by Barnet Marine and is about 2 degrees out with VHF on and perfect with it off. Is it just the picture or are you putting the wheel in the middle!?

I'm presuming "helm" refers to steering wheel and "control" refers to throttle.
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Old 30 July 2004, 04:22   #12
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Is it just the picture or are you putting the wheel in the middle!?

I'm presuming "helm" refers to steering wheel and "control" refers to throttle.
Yep in the middle. A little odd for a dual console, but its primary use is as a dive RIB so have no need for an extra passenger seat, and the dual wide console gives me loads of space for all my instruments to be set out neatly where I can see them and I'm not governed by space as would be the case on a jockey console meaning things would have to placed where they fit, which is not always best for viewability. Plus it puts me on the centre line of the boat when driving for the best view when picking up divers on both sides of the boat.
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Old 30 July 2004, 05:47   #13
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Makes sense I guess!! Good choice putting the compass dead central, it makes it so much easier. Looks like its gonna be a really comfortable console to use. I would definitely agree with having the trim dead centre as this will be important when the boat is fully loaded with divers. Good luck with the fit out!
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Have had a play with some templates to make absolutly sure everything is where I want it before I drill lots of big holes in my shiney new console .

I've added a stereo plus an area to lay out admiralty charts for current cruising area (this will be under a perspex hinged screen). Is it worth haveing this or should I just put the VHF and Stereo there instead?
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Tue, looks good, only thing I can think of is to fit out the console as much as possible before it goes in the boat and check your distance from steering wheel to throttle lever so your hands can go around the wheel and miss the lever.

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