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Old 18 November 2012, 03:33   #1
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Replacing console and seat

I've got a Valiant V520 with a bench seat and a seperate console, which I'm thinking of scrapping and replacing with a jockey seat with a built in console. I'm planning on moving the whole lot forward too to put a bit of weight in the bow. Is this a particularly difficult thing to do? Obviously all the steering cables and electrics will have to be rerouted and the moved about too.

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Old 18 November 2012, 14:29   #2
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Good idea, I've got a valiant 620 and I have the console forward and 2 jockey seats installed. I would go for a standing post next refurb as I never sit as the jockey feels too low. I still feel the stern is too heavy when I have the 5 seats filled aft of the console so encourage my wife to sit on the suicide seat or on the bow pad. She's a rotten cook but great trim ballast!

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Old 21 January 2013, 06:23   #3
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Hi Bad_moose / Macattack

I'm planning on doing the very same - just wondering if you had completed the project and if you had any practical advice on the process?

Keen to do as much of the job as possible myself so any advice very welcome


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