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Old 14 August 2013, 13:05   #71
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The screen looks a bit basic really. its the first thing you grab walking around the consol and looking at the quality of that is gonna be ripped right off. are you gonna put some protection for it like a Stainless grab bar as that bit of bent perspex is a bit lacking me thinks!I could knock that up in me garage!! it would finish it off nicely!
Yes I agree. Like I said this was put together on a serious budget and tight time scale and with a view to adding the finishing touches this winter. He previously had the same console with a little SS grabrail and he is looking to fit the same thing again.
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The Isolator switch is right in front of your knee which would be bloody painful in if it got roughand looks pretty ugly. could you not tuck it away in the consol behind a hatch?
I think it looks OK, but he has a big floating keyring on it which was very annoying as it whips into your knee. But he wanted it there so that's where it is! We have little ones with hatch doors which are much neater IMO.
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Old 14 August 2013, 13:22   #72
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Thought the wheel looked low too but looking at my old viper it looks right and worked for me!
And my screen lasted 10 years with out a problem and was going stronge when I sold her
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Old 14 August 2013, 13:56   #73
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Nice screen!


Them consoles work better with the steering fitted higher,
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Old 14 August 2013, 14:06   #74
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I have personally invested many, many tens of hours into this boat.
You should have checked out the Searider thread for ideas on console fit out. There's half a dozen boats on there with Osprey consoles, all with the helm fitted higher,

Check out Bushriders console. That's nicely fitted out.
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Bear in mind this also has the custom built livewell, not sure other companies would even do that for you!
Wash yer mouth out in that baitwell!

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Them consoles work better with the steering fitted higher,
They also work better if you don't go backwards on going into forward gear.
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They also work better if you don't go backwards on going into forward gear.
Kept you smiling all day tho,,,

It's all normal again very boring, in fact
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Old 14 August 2013, 16:52   #78
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There's a thread on here showing the same console in my SR4.7. Works well with the correctly positioned throttle, steering & grabrail.
I agree with Matt h 's comments on the fitout of this rib.
Surprised you're getting 50kts at 5200 with a 19" pitch prop. I get 46kts at 5200 with a 21" pitch prop on the same motor. What's the LU ratio on that one?

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There's a thread on here showing the same console in my SR4.7. Works well with the correctly positioned throttle, steering & grabrail.
I agree with Matt h 's comments on the fitout of this rib.
Surprised you're getting 50kts at 5200 with a 19" pitch prop. I get 46kts at 5200 with a 21" pitch prop on the same motor. What's the LU ratio on that one?
In response to the steering position criticism, the aim was to have the same position as Bogmonster's console which he designed to be usable both seated and standing. Unfortunately in the end it was fitted a couple of inches lower than I had asked but it is not a major issue. Though I have not tried the steering up on the front face, I remember BM discussing the pros & cons and coming to the conclusion that the lower position was better. As a sheep I simply followed. I did know many put it on the top face and put my hands where I thought it would rest and somewhat grudgingly I do agree that it may have been more suitable. However, the owner is happy and that is all that matters

I am not sure what the gear ratio is but I glanced down to see the smartcraft needle just brushing 50, and that comes off the GPS. It would make 50 comfortably one up IMO. What is the recommended rev range for this engine?
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I am not sure what the gear ratio is but I glanced down to see the smartcraft needle just brushing 50, and that comes off the GPS. It would make 50 comfortably one up IMO. What is the recommended rev range for this engine?
Are you sure the gauge is set up in knots?
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