SR6 Refit & Console Far Forward Advise
My 97 Searider 6.0 is in for a refit.
De-Rigging the 2*90hp Yamahas and replacing with 2*90hp Etecs,
Pulling up the Aluminium Centre Floor Board Hatch, Console and cleaning Up the 200l Tank or Replacing with two independant tanks for each donk.
I want to build a Dive Tank Rack, and leaving the standup Console in the Centre is not going to allow best use of space.
So I want to bring my console forward about a metre which will bring it right forward, shy of my custom bow locker, Bowsprit (Electric Winch). The Console has a forward seat so if sitting on the seat, the person will have their feet resting on the bow locker.
The advantage is that if I ever need to get the Aluminium FLoor Board Up to get to the tanks or underneath then I wont need to de-rig the console to lift it up. Currently the Console is fitted on top of the Al. A Helm Seat and large part of the Dive Tank Rack can be fitted to the Al welded and or bolted, still making it easy to bring the Floor Up.
What are your thoughts on the Console up Forward, in Terms of handling. etc.
Any general other comments re: twin or single tank etc would be well received as well.
Thanks in Advance.