Boating How-To’s - console modification
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04-24-2012, 11:44 AM
I have a 21 CC with a smaller console that only allows me to mount electronics externally on top of the console. I have the T-Top out for repair and was considering adding a 14” or so addition to the top of the console to allow for flush mount electronics. What’s the best method to accomplish…..cut off the top and build the addition directly to the existing console then shoot the gelcoat or build in a mold and then attached
to the console? help please!
04-26-2012, 10:58 AM
I'm in the process of doing the same thing. Haven't made up my mind which way to go yet. I'll shoot it with Awlgrip when finished. Trying to figure out the best way to integrate a lockable hatch for the electronics. PITA!! :bashhh:
04-26-2012, 10:59 AM
I recently saw a thread on here where a guy did that. I can't remember which thread it was. He pretty much cut it in half , formed it up, and proceeded to remold his console. I think he stretched about 2'. What I do remember is that every picture he posted it had beer cans in the background. Try searching around.
04-26-2012, 12:51 PM
[quote=Bastian;4559399] What I do remember is that every picture he posted it had beer cans in the background.
Ahhh, the american way of getting stuff done. Especially stuff you've never done before :thumbsup:
Mad Mac Hatter
04-29-2012, 04:14 PM
Cut off the top so you have clear access for running wires underneath. Just my 2 cents.
04-30-2012, 03:29 PM
The problem with extending consoles involves simple geometry. Almost all consoles taper as they go up. If you raise the top 14", then try to extend the sides up to the old top, the taper has to stop and go strait up. It is very difficult to make this transition look factory. Maybe it's not a big deal, but it can look a little weird if done wrong and deffinitely altered.