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Old 26 July 2007, 06:19   #1
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Console manufacturers?

Other than outhill and leeway, is there anyone else who makes consoles? I'm doing some groudn work in preparation for a new boat, and don't particularly like the manufacturer's choice of console. Happily they'll fit any thing I provide.

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Old 26 July 2007, 09:43   #2
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Ocean RIBs AKA the Winsor brothers have some different console that they can make, no website but here's a picture of the one they made me.
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The Windsor Brothers consols are good products.

My Ocean has one, the whole RIB being made by Windsor Brothers, and also Pete7 converted his pacific to use one. There is a very long thread about it somewhere which could do with having its yearly outing by somebody posting a reply.

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There is a very long thread about it somewhere which could do with having its yearly outing by somebody posting a reply.

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Old 26 July 2007, 10:28   #5
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Yes a very nice product, plenty of room inside and loads of room to flush mount all that hardware, the only downside for some is that it has no forward facing front seat, but accesss to the underside of the dash for electrical wiring and general maintenance is superb.

I'm having two batteries, an oil tank, fuel tank take offs, fuel filter and additional storage in the bottom section of the console and I've have custom built sections glassed in to seperate these compartments. This will be covered by a false floor so the storage of boaty gear doesn't get all dirty.

Please note that the 100mm clearance reveal for the legs isn't standard to the console mould and will have to be specified as a bespoke feature.
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Thank you messrs Hightower and Nasher. That's just the kind of thing I'm looking for. As it happens, I don't really want one of those suicide seats on the front, I'd much prefer the extra space inside.

PS Any chance of some dimensions please??
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Ribcraft make consels i dont know if they supply them on its own PM razzer on here as he will know
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Aquaflyte

Aquaflyte sell their consoles - when I checked last year, the one in the pciture here was about £750 - I think it included the screen:

http://www.aquaflyte-ribs.com/features.htm

Not the biggest console but possibly one of the most stylish
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Thank you messrs Hightower and Nasher. That's just the kind of thing I'm looking for. As it happens, I don't really want one of those suicide seats on the front, I'd much prefer the extra space inside.

PS Any chance of some dimensions please??
Mine is a 1.1m w X 0.8m L footprint a little longer overall and 1.2m high The standard ones are the same dimentions except the footprint is 200mm longer at 1.0 meter but no reveal for the legs.

That Aquaflyte one looks really nice and stylish, however are you sure you've got the price right? All the ones I enquired about earlier this year where over £1000
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Ocean RIBs AKA the Winsor brothers have some different console that they can make, no website but here's a picture of the one they made me.

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Looks good, but why isn't it attached to a hull?
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Old 27 July 2007, 06:42   #11
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Hi why dont you try XS ribs web site, i bought mine on ebay for £145 they regularly sell there slightly scratched or not quite right consoles on there.

not sure how much they are new & complete
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Looks good, but why isn't it attached to a hull?
It is I belive..... Looks like this but glassed and flowcoated with a blue anti slip floor. I've got delays with the tubers
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Commiserations - I've got delays with upholsterers and instruments
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It is I belive..... Looks like this but glassed and flowcoated with a blue anti slip floor. I've got delays with the tubers


Tell me about it......

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Tell me about it......


Are you having delays with Eurocraft too? I heard they had a run on Bouncy Castles, hope they don't get the orders mixed up!

With the knock on and snowball effect I doubt I'll have mine in the water till September now.
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Commiserations - I've got delays with upholsterers and instruments

Ian, might be down lymington way this weekend, will you be around?
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Andy,
In most of the time this week end. I have sent you a PM.
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As it happens, I don't really want one of those suicide seats on the front,

Why not,..... have fun watching your mate pioneer the new sport of extreme can drinking whilst sitting there at 40 kts
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