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Old 29 October 2006, 17:47   #1
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Solent 6.0

just noticed the Solent 6.0 is only 2.2 mts Beam,, is that wide enough?? i had a Humber which was 2.0 mts Beam and it was very unstable, want to put side by side seating and wide consol to match,, will that be ok ??

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Old 29 October 2006, 18:36   #2
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Go and take a test drive and see for yourself!

Side by side seating is the standard configuration, fits fine, although the Solent console isn't the widest on the market.


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Old 30 October 2006, 04:33   #3
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Never had any problems and my console is further forward than most , as Simmo said arrange a test drive with Kevin or Lee their demo boat is 6.5 so will give you an idea .
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Old 01 November 2006, 17:29   #4
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My 6.5 is incredibly stable even in real rough. Never had any trouble. My configuration is 2 + 4 jockeys and a double console.
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