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Old 15 January 2005, 04:22   #1
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Which of these two consule's would you choose?

Hi,

I thought I had decided on my consule for my new Rib due very shortly but haveing been to the LBS now not sure I'm making the right decision. I had initially chosen the consule with the screen as you can see below. I had the other consule in my previous ribs and where it shows grey covers I had those in blue to match the tubes on the Rib. I initially chose the Screen consule as it is much larger and offers some form of protection in the rain etc.

My question is which one would you go for?
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Old 15 January 2005, 06:39   #2
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I'd go for the one with the screen. I've got a high screen on my console and it really does make a huge difference. Especially when it's raining!!
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Id go for the one without a screen because it looks wider.
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I think the two posts above sum up your dilemma! It really comes down to what your priorities are, I reckon! So it's over to you again, Nauti Buoy!
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personally i prefer the one with the screen. but it doesnt look as wide as the other one. depends what seating layout you have / are having.

Mine doesnt have a screen and its on the list of things to get sorted. it offers a very little bit of protection from the weather but its better than nothing IMHO.

As louise says, its up to you and your personal preferance!
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Old 15 January 2005, 07:13   #6
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without screen,if its raining you will get wet anyway at some time
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I think the two posts above sum up your dilemma! It really comes down to what your priorities are, I reckon! So it's over to you again, Nauti Buoy!
What dilemma? Buy the wide one and put a screen on it.

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I ride a motorbike all the time and the definitive answer is ................................................TH E BIG SCREEN You need protection all the time.
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Another point to consider is the design of the console on the side facing the driver/passenger. Which of the two would best accommodate the 'toys' you have/want and type of throttle. Some console designs do not seem to accommodate a top mount throttle very well! Of course, this is not a problem if you are having a side mounted one! Equally so, will you be able to lay out your 'toys' in a comfortable, easy to view position on each console?
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Thanks

Thank you everyone, think I will stick with my original plan and go with the screen, both are just as wide and oddly enough same price. The seating behind this is 2 single jockeys then 2 double jockeys. Should be on the water by the end of feb, as for toys going in the console these will be Garmin 188c and Icom 601 & possibly a CD Player, plus usual.... rev, speed, trim, fuel, temp, switch panel
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I could see that screen coming off the first time you stuff your boat and whacking ya in the face.

If it rains stick a geko on ya 'ead. Whats the point in having an open boat and then 'iding behind a screen.

I suppose its like Motor bikes and cars.

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IMHO,the one on the left looks better but having been out on an avon 620 with one,I wouldnt have one-cater for some grab handles!
The one on the right I think would be more usable,although personally,I think for good weather that a large screen takes away some of the feeling of going fast.
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Although you've made........

.......your decision, I'd go for the one with the screen. I prefer the look of the other, however the screen does offer great protection from the wind and rain. Even when ribbing in nice weather ones eyes tend to stream when at full pelt. Further, if you're standing whilst at the helm, the screen and bar give you and your pax something to hold onto.
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