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Old 15 October 2014, 10:04   #1
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Searider conversion 4m

Hi Guys,

I am looking to get started on a conversion for my 4m searider and looking a console suitable for fitting in it, do you know a good place or is anyone here selling one a little cheaper (used)? Its a long shot but always worth an ask. I am based in Northern Ireland but happy to pay the postage if I can get a better price.

does it depend on the console for fitting it to the deck either or are they all fitted in the same manner such as self tappers and sickaflex etc?

Much appreciated in advance,

Pete.
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Hi Guys,

I am looking to get started on a conversion for my 4m searider and looking a console suitable for fitting in it, do you know a good place or is anyone here selling one a little cheaper (used)? Its a long shot but always worth an ask. I am based in Northern Ireland but happy to pay the postage if I can get a better price.

does it depend on the console for fitting it to the deck either or are they all fitted in the same manner such as self tappers and sickaflex etc?

Much appreciated in advance,

Pete.
hi Pete, Mike Whitham of Whitham Glasfibre supplied & fitted my console and locker, not the cheapest option but very good quality and very comfy for a long day out
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Old 15 October 2014, 13:58   #3
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Nice! Thanks chris - I may give them a shout consoles seem to be quite the acquired item as far as a RIB conversion goes lol
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Decide where you want the console. (As far forward as possible)
Then prep the deck and base of console and secure using appropriate self-tapping screws and epoxy resin (System Six 10). Screws alone will not be strong enough.
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Thanks again Firefly, as detailed as ever - much appreciated. Is there any sickaflex required, I've seen a lot of talk for using that as well?
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Thanks again Firefly, as detailed as ever - much appreciated. Is there any sickaflex required, I've seen a lot of talk for using that as well?
I think most people use Sikaflex rather than epoxy in the system firefly described.
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Sikaflex is fine if the deck is strong and thick enough for self tappers to grip into. The SR deck is relatively thin GRP. The original seats were secured into factory fitted anchor nuts moulded into the GRP. In my opinion, epoxy is the better option for the SR.
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