I installed this awful jockey console at the end of last year in my 4.1m RIB. For what ever reason I put it near the back, which I feel was a mistake, as I'm wasting quite a lot of deck space, and when I'm going very slowly I can't really see over the bow!
The other problem is that this console (wilst taking over most of the boat) only provides seating for one - it's not quite long enough for two to comfortably sit on, plus theres no back rest! It's also very wide, meaning that if I'm going at speed, I find it quite diffecult to grip onto with my legs.
At the moment people come out with me and sit on the tubes (holding on very tight) but this isn't ideal for when it's a little choppy; I risk loosing one over the side, plus they get quite wet, and sore from holding on.
So, my grand master plan is to take out the old console (over the winter this is) and stick a nice new, more compact, one man one in at the front. This will (in thoery) then leave me with a nice bit of deck space at the rear, hopefully enough to install two one one jockey seats.
I've searched on the forums for "consoles" and "jockey seats" but can't find anything suitable - I want a fairly compact little console, preferably made out of stainless steel.
Does anyone have any ideas as to where I can get one (plus some matching seats).
Also, any other comments on my amazing idea would be appreciated
PS. Do people think I would have trouble planning with more weight at the back with such a small boat? (40hp engine)
PPS. Here's so photos of my preposal: