Adding a Steering Console to a dinghy?

Discussion in 'Dinghies' started by SKybolt, Jul 29, 2022.

  1. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    Reel Nauti
    460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
    I am wanting to add a steering console to my Mercury 320 RIB. In searching for them there are a lot of options out there but not many that are actually a great fit. This one is by Mercury and may be my best option, but I just wanted to see is anyone else has done this and are happy with what they did?
     
  2. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Orlando - how about the Highfield FCT setup?
    I had my RIB optioned with it and it's great!
    [​IMG]
     
  3. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
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  4. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    Former 2004 300DA
    5.0 MPIs and Bravo IIIs
    New boat incoming
    Sundolphin 9-foot Tender
    9.9hp Mercury OB
    What do you do now for control -- manual trim and tiller?

    Just wondering if you plan to upgrade to an OB that is already set up for remote control, or upgrade your current setup?
     
  5. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    Reel Nauti
    460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
  6. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    Reel Nauti
    460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
    I currently have an F15 15hp Yamaha that is a standard tiller setup, but can accept controls. I am on the fence whether to upgrade to a 20hp w/electric start or not given the 15 is a year old. But either way I want the controls because this dinghy is much deeper then my last one. I don't have the rear seat installed because I like to sit (lay) sideways and just putter around with my dog. My wife will sit on the forward compartment and put her feet on the forward seat. But the issue is now this new digyny is deeper then my old one and I need to use multiple cushions to sit like that and it's not as comfortable on longer rides as it use to be.
     
  7. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy w/15hp
    3126 Cat's
  8. ranger58sb

    ranger58sb Active Member

    540
    Apr 6, 2021
    Annapolis
    2006 58DB
    MAN 900 CRM
    St. Croix used to offer one, maybe still do...

    -Chris
     
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  9. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy w/15hp
    3126 Cat's

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