Just got me a new console. The SR4 has the original 4 threaded fittings. Should I use four bolts and large washers or just use a ton of screws? The console is fiberglass on the bottom too but it doesnt seem too thick. I also plan to squirt a load of sikaflex under it too. Also, by any chance, does anyone know what size bolts I can use for those threaded fittings?
Thats a Valiant/ murcury console. I had one which I removed off the boat at christmas. It was screwed down and bonded with sika flex. I disliked the console for several reasons
1) it was to low for me when I was in the sitting position.
2) it was a bast*rd to carry out any work on the inside due to the location of the access hatch.
Thanks. What did you do with the old console? They are hard to find used over on this side of the pond. I had to pay about $1500 including shipping. The height seems OK for me, but I know what you mean about the location of the hatch. With my deck curving upward toward the sides, I cant even open it more than 45 degrees because the hatch door hits the hull.
And for future reference, if anyone needs the size for the bolts they are M10-1.50.
I would use the bolts and if the poly is to thin (or not) I really would use the sikaflex (thought it was 291 ) to. A friend of mine built his own console (and I did to) he only used polymeric glue like sikaflex. And that's for 4 years now and still.strong using it up to windforce 9 wave heights of 4m.
I would.probably use the bolts to if I had but no screws.