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Old 05-30-2013, 08:57 PM
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Default How does contender mount their consoles to the deck?

As some of you may have seen, i have the fantastic 2000 contender 31 with the loose console disease. How are these things mounted to the deck? There are NO through bolts it looks like, just wood screws and 5200;?. I need to cut the one side panel out to see the extent of the damage. Wondering if there is anything behind it? Here are some pics.

First pic is the deck on the outside of the console

Second is the inside where that "tray" type thing is separated

Third is another view

Fourth is zoomed out of the inside
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:06 PM
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I took the console loose on my '98 25 Open a few years ago to replce the fuel hoses from the tank.

Mine was held down 2 ways. It was "glued" down with what looked like thickened fiberglass and it had quite a few snap-toggles too. 1/4" x 20 SS variety.

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I re-mounted mine with 5200 and new snap-toggles. Still tight after ~8 years.
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were your screws glassed over?
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No. Actually 7/16" bolt heads and they weren't glassed over.
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2000contender,

The ~4" wide flat section that is immediately inboard of your toe-kick around the perimeter of the console is a filler piece made of foam that we use to raise that area to prevent water from sitting in there and to add some rigidity to the console. If you cut that piece out you will see a ~2" gap and then screws and thru-bolts beneath it that hold the console down.

Feel free to contact me directly to discuss your repair. My direct line is 305-242-7431 and my e-mail is chris@contenderboats.com
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Originally Posted by ContenderBoats View Post
2000contender,

The ~4" wide flat section that is immediately inboard of your toe-kick around the perimeter of the console is a filler piece made of foam that we use to raise that area to prevent water from sitting in there and to add some rigidity to the console. If you cut that piece out you will see a ~2" gap and then screws and thru-bolts beneath it that hold the console down.

Feel free to contact me directly to discuss your repair. My direct line is 305-242-7431 and my e-mail is chris@contenderboats.com
That's great customer service!
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Originally Posted by smiles.109 View Post
That's great customer service!
I agree!
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Way to step up Contender! Coming on here to help this guy is a definate step in the right direction.
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Wow, great job from Contender!!!
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Too bad Yamaha isn't doing this with their issues.
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Contenderboats, Are you referring to the area between the rod hold drains, which are those tubes you see in the pics and that raised lip?

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