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Old 05 December 2005, 06:25   #1
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Raising the console height

Has anyone tried to raise the height of a military searider console? if possible I would like to avoid fitting a new one but it is quite low - do I remember JK talking about 120degree optimal knee angle? currently must be less than 90 - I had wondered if it would be possilbe to unbolt the console use threaded sleeving and build up with layers of marine ply, and/or the same under the seat base?

Would this result in an unsteady monstrosity or an elegant display of lateral thinking? any comments much appreciated - George
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Old 05 December 2005, 06:32   #2
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Might be easier to lower the seats and perhaps cut some holes in the floor to correct knee angle. Peering over the tubes could be a prob though.
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Old 05 December 2005, 06:43   #3
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Would this result in an unsteady monstrosity
Probably. Might be easier just to scrap the Avon console, (well sell it on ribnet at least) and then buy one that is tall enough. New console means you could have a built in tank and more storage space. Sounds like a good winter project.

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Thanks guys - yes I could cut holes through the hull and wear water skis hyrdofoil stylee! I had hoped not to go to the expense of a new console due to the budget busting antics of BabyJ
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You could go for leg shortening thatís free on the NHS

I think you would be surprised how little you would have to raise the console to make it better to use
Iíd think about a frame made out of stainless or how about a big flat fuel tank with the concole fixed on top Des
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LeewayComposite does a console suitable for a Searider. He did the one in my old SR4.. (He also sold me the rib..) It was a perfect height, and fitted two peeps.. May wanna s/s backrest, but that might be salvageable from the current seat..
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