FROM SIDE TO CENTER CONSOLE

Travis GTravis G Kentucky😢Posts: 500 Deckhand
I have an 1860side console sea ark. I want to install a center console. My question is, how much headaches is unhooking the hydraulic steering and reinstalling as well as the binnacle controls? I guess im wondering if the pleasure is worth the pain? I figure it would be an "easy" project, just unhook and rehook?

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  • FS DanFS Dan Posts: 2,353 Moderator
    While it is just a matter of unhooking and reattaching for the basic setup. You forgot to ask, are the cable lengths to the controller going to be the same length or do you need new cables, same goes for the hydraulics for the steering and engine harness. If all is a go length wise, then all your really looking at is maybe needing to bleed the steering, which is pretty easy to do.

    CMD
    Formerly Catmandew
  • Travis GTravis G Kentucky😢Posts: 500 Deckhand
    I can easily get away with the current cables and hoses. Just didn't know how big of a deal it was to bleed the steering
  • FS DanFS Dan Posts: 2,353 Moderator
    Its just takes a bottle of fluid, a hose kit and a wrench. a second person can be helpful to work the wheel, while another is at the ram.

    youtube has several how-to's on the subject.

    CMD
    Formerly Catmandew
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