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Old 06 May 2005, 10:59   #1
Country: Canada
Town: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Boat name: Turaagaq -North Star
Make: Bombard WB 385 -2002
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury 25 4-Stroke
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 58
To use a console or not

I am considering the purchase of a premium 400 Zodiac console for my little 3.85 Bombard, wondering if it's worth it or if I should stay simple with my tiller setup? It's great in waves as is but the view is obstructed from the stern. I can maintain 26 knots however my arm does get rather fatigued after a few hours. Thanks very much,
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Old 06 May 2005, 11:44   #2
Country: USA
Town: Los Angeles
Boat name: The Boot
Make: Avon SR4
Length: 4m +
Engine: 2000 Tohatsu 50
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 155
I wouldn't do it. Your boat is too small and it would look awkward. For a boat like that I always prefered keeping it light and stowable. Once/If you decide to later on get a RIB of at least 4 meters than a console starts making sense I think. Just my opinion though...

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Old 06 May 2005, 11:53   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: Surrey
Boat name: ocean pro 6.3
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Engine: 140hp suzuki
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 635
other option...

one way around this may be to fit the steering system available for the bombard aerotec, i dont know if they are able to fit it to your model but i do know they are available, and comein at just under £300 i think, its basically a cable steering system which is removable so you wont loose any of the benefits of a compact inflatable...
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