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Old 19 December 2012, 06:03   #1
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Hi I am considering the replacement of the console on my rib. I am worried that the hand trottle unit will have to be disconnected and reconnected to the wires and cables that link it to the engine. I am wondering if this is a DIY you or will I need professional assitance.

i.e. is it just a case of matching the wires with the right locations or is there more to it such as the t.P.S. setting (etec 60 hp).

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Can't speak re etec but I put new control on my mariner no problem. But I am sure the regular etec gurus will be on shortly.

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I'm sure someone will saddle up and trottle along shortly
Thought Saddle is a dirty word with you!!

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How can it be dirty Billy! it's brand new
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Glad to hear it, have you tried it out yet?
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Glad to hear it, have you tried it out yet?
not yet Billy that's why it's still clean
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Hi I am considering the replacement of the console on my rib. I am worried that the hand trottle unit will have to be disconnected and reconnected to the wires and cables that link it to the engine. I am wondering if this is a DIY you or will I need professional assitance.

i.e. is it just a case of matching the wires with the right locations or is there more to it such as the t.P.S. setting (etec 60 hp).

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In teory as long as you remove the cables from the control box & replace them without altering any settings you should be fine. The TPS should only need setting if you change or alter any component in the system. Saying that, I'd plug the laptop in & check it anyway, it's not difficult to do if you have the software & cable. Setting up the TPS is pretty straightforward & the software guides you through it.
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Is there any thing else I would need to be carefull about?

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Is there any thing else I would need to be carefull about?

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Not really, depending on what you are replacing your console with, your cables might be the wrong length. Make sure you have nice gentle bends in the cables etc.
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Old 20 December 2012, 07:54   #12
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Good and Back consoles on small ribs

I am asking any of the Ribcraft 4.8 owners to measure the height of the seat (to underside of cushion)on their rib for comparison. I am wondering who has the best console seat arrangement for someone that is 6 foot 1 in a small rib.

I find that a lot of the seats as so low that your legs cannot act as springs as I am sitting too low. This as the effect of shock loading your arse/back.

Are wing backs worth the money with respect to using a small rib in rough conditions/ general comfort?

Some of the designs ot there are very poor

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Old 20 December 2012, 08:49   #13
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Disconnect the cables from the engine end. Take some 'before' photos, so you can route the cables the same when you re-fit them.

The Osprey jockey console is well laid out & comfortable. I've got one in my SR4.7 (see pic) and it works well - comfortable and plenty of instrument space for toys.

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Old 21 December 2012, 11:39   #14
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I am asking any of the Ribcraft 4.8 owners to measure the height of the seat (to underside of cushion)on their rib for comparison. I am wondering who has the best console seat arrangement for someone that is 6 foot 1 in a small rib.

I find that a lot of the seats as so low that your legs cannot act as springs as I am sitting too low. This as the effect of shock loading your arse/back.

Can't talk for Ribcraft, but I have been through this debate myself recently. I reckoned that my seat was too low for seated comfort, and toyed with jacking it up by about 3".

Then, after the Stirling cruise where it was "knee suspension" all the way after we went under the Kinkardine Bridge I decided that low was actually better - even with the "low" seat, I still managed to (if you'll excuse the Scottish) "skelp ma airse" once or twice, so decided not to bother raising it.

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Are wing backs worth the money with respect to using a small rib in rough conditions/ general comfort?
Just having backs would be a good start on mine! (this winter's project! )
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