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Old 06 May 2005, 11:59   #1
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To use a console or not

I am considering the purchase of a premium 400 Zodiac console for my little 3.85 Bombard, wondering if it's worth it or if I should stay simple with my tiller setup? It's great in waves as is but the view is obstructed from the stern. I can maintain 26 knots however my arm does get rather fatigued after a few hours. Thanks very much,
Brent
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Old 06 May 2005, 12:44   #2
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I wouldn't do it. Your boat is too small and it would look awkward. For a boat like that I always prefered keeping it light and stowable. Once/If you decide to later on get a RIB of at least 4 meters than a console starts making sense I think. Just my opinion though...
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Old 06 May 2005, 12:53   #3
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other option...

one way around this may be to fit the steering system available for the bombard aerotec, i dont know if they are able to fit it to your model but i do know they are available, and comein at just under 300 i think, its basically a cable steering system which is removable so you wont loose any of the benefits of a compact inflatable...
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