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Old 07-06-2005, 06:24 PM
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Thanks guys!!!!! I appreciate all the info and pictures.


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I am looking forward to seeing how your friend's 33' Powerplay 6 man looks! Thanks you for your help
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The more I look at your current cockpit, the more I think 6-man could work. How short a hub can you find for your steering wheel? If not short enough, a talented fiberglass guy could cut a notch in the center dash for the steering wheel, and make it look good while keeping it strong. Don't think it would be that big a job. Move your controls to the angled part of the dash where the tab switches are, and you're good to go. Of course, moving the whole angled part forward may not cost much more than doing a notch. And, that would give all passengers much more room. Before deciding against changing the dash, price it.
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The more I look at your current cockpit, the more I think 6-man could work. How short a hub can you find for your steering wheel? If not short enough, a talented fiberglass guy could cut a notch in the center dash for the steering wheel, and make it look good while keeping it strong. Don't think it would be that big a job. Move your controls to the angled part of the dash where the tab switches are, and you're good to go. Of course, moving the whole angled part forward may not cost much more than doing a notch. And, that would give all passengers much more room. Before deciding against changing the dash, price it.
I was thinking of shortening the steering wheel hub also. I will not be changing the dash at all. If I can make it work, then that's great, but changing the dash isn't an option for me.
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That pic of the green interior on the 28 pantera... I was in that boat.
the rear 3 bolsters have tons of room depth wise. You could fit 2 people.

Also, see if Too Old has some pics of his old six pack.
The padding between bolsters was not that thick.
Here is a pic, but not too good.


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That pic of the green interior on the 28 pantera... I was in that boat.
the rear 3 bolsters have tons of room depth wise. You could fit 2 people.

Also, see if Too Old has some pics of his old six pack.
The padding between bolsters was not that thick.
Here is a pic, but not too good.

Thanks for the pic I don't have the space that Fred had on his boat...it will be tough, but I think it's doable
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I was thinking of shortening the steering wheel hub also. I will not be changing the dash at all. If I can make it work, then that's great, but changing the dash isn't an option for me.
I moved the wheel up and put a tilt wheel in from imco..took care of the angle..you would think that it would be to high but it was not..throttles stayed in place..it was very easy!!! Bought tons of room...do it..at least a 5 man
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I moved the wheel up and put a tilt wheel in from imco..took care of the angle..you would think that it would be to high but it was not..throttles stayed in place..it was very easy!!! Bought tons of room...do it..at least a 5 man
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There was no room before I did this...very simple!!!! The wheel tilts down more than that...before it was old school no power steering low!Click pic.
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There was no room before I did this...very simple!!!! The wheel tilts down more than that...before it was old school no power steering low!Click pic.

I am assuming that the boat is Daddy Cool? That is a bad a$$ boat. Why are there throttles in the middle and on the side?

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Well...I am training my driver so I gave myself the old throttles back on right and got headsets....when i want to run myself and drive, I hook up the throttles to right of wheel with trim on sticks ....The throttles take 2 mins. to hook up in back...you just leave the ones not being used all the way forward to keep the eyelets at carbs out of the way...
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