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Old 29 December 2010, 03:52   #1
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SR4 refurb - console position?

Well , after making the mistake of getting rid of my original SR4, i bought another one, bit of a wreck, but the tubes are reasonable.

Question is, i have cart blanche on the new interior fit out, how far forward could the new console be? do i opt for me in the middle, dare i move it forward so my weight is in line with where the tubes bend in to the bow? could i go even further forward ? All fuel tanks / batterys will as ever be placed down the centre line, as per my first SR4 ( see Video)



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Old 29 December 2010, 04:53   #2
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This is how I did mine:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...27s+sr4&page=4

If I did it again I would use a smaller console as access round the sides is tight and I don't use much of the storage space in it.
I find with the console where it is and 50 litres of fuel in front of the console ots balance nicely.
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Old 29 December 2010, 15:26   #3
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Don't forget that the further forward you put the console, the more you'll be bounced up and down.

On my old Sr4 my knees were in line with where the tubes bend in to the bow. I wouldn't have wanted it further forwards.
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If you go to www.avon-workboats.com there is a plan of the deck showing the position of the console
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Off-centre

When I had my Hurricane 590 rebuilt, I put the console off-centre. My throttle control sticks about 10" out from the right side of the console. Since this was going to make passage past the console tight on that side, I moved the entire console over to the right about 8" or so. This opened up a bunch of space on the left side. I use the boat primarily for diving, so the extra space is helpful.

I see that the Avon plans show their's slightly off centre too....

My console is approximately centred fore/aft, but I generally have a set of tanks up towards the pointy end for a little extra weight.
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