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#11622037 - 05/24/16 07:13 AM Adding second console
reinke Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 647
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Just bought a Skeeter FX20 single console wanting to add second. What's the good the bad and the ugly about it. Been fishing out of a single for years and like the space but like the appearance of the double consoles. Is appearance the only plus? Or is there something else I'm missing?

#11622114 - 05/24/16 07:59 AM Re: Adding second console [Re: reinke]
6BOOMER Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 711
Loc: Del Rio, Tx
There is some protection for passenger, for sure re-sale will help. I have a dual console but I took it off and placed into storage do to the space. Definitely like the single better.

#11622125 - 05/24/16 08:04 AM Re: Adding second console [Re: reinke]
RayBob Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 11/18/02
Posts: 34016
Loc: Pineywoods
helps hold your cover up and prevent water from pooling.

Advice? Wise men don't need it. Fools won't heed it.

#11622375 - 05/24/16 09:32 AM Re: Adding second console [Re: reinke]
Txduckhunter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1531
Loc: Lake Fork
I've owned both and I don't miss the "extra " space anymore.
It's worth what little space I lost to know my passenger is semi comfortable, esp since since it's usually my wife in the passenger seat.

#11622537 - 05/24/16 10:36 AM Re: Adding second console [Re: reinke]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
It's there for the passenger. If you fish alone you probably don't need it much, but if you fish with someone most of the time you really need one. They really help on cool mornings and long wet runs.

#11622581 - 05/24/16 10:51 AM Re: Adding second console [Re: reinke]
reinke Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 647
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Partner is my son. I fish with him most of the time and he fishes with someone half the time. He does not want a second console. The wife does but she is only on the boat a few times a year if any. If someone new is on the boat they feel a little uneasy at first about not having the console there but get use to it. If I'm a passenger I like it there.

#11622584 - 05/24/16 10:53 AM Re: Adding second console [Re: reinke]
slim 285 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/05
Posts: 5259
Loc: Squeezepenny
If it was not for the Mrs fishing tournaments with me I would never own one.....never.....
If the old boys that fish with me can't deal without a console they can stay there pansie arse home

#11622590 - 05/24/16 10:55 AM Re: Adding second console [Re: reinke]
Abogue77 Offline

Registered: 05/08/13
Posts: 114
Loc: Tyler, TX
I will never ever go back to a double, so much easier for someone to fish from center of boat.

#11622649 - 05/24/16 11:24 AM Re: Adding second console [Re: reinke]
Jumpin J Offline

Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 276
I'll never have a single. I like the extra place out of wind, must have the glove box, wind drag (when running) is evenly distributed over two consoles, tarps fit/ride better, weight more balanced.

#11623032 - 05/24/16 01:43 PM Re: Adding second console [Re: reinke]
Chuck72 Offline

Registered: 02/02/16
Posts: 155
Loc: Robert Lee, Tx
I will always own a Dual Console. Don't mind the lost space at all. The safety and protection it provides my passengers is the selling point to me. Usually this is my 7 year old daughter, keeps the wind, bugs, birds and rain drops off of her and is occasionally a place for her to sleep out of the sun when the bass aren't cooperatingsleep

I always liked the look of the DC's over the SC's as well. I also like having the glove box and the space under the console. Again my preference is mainly based on passenger comfort and safety.

#11623068 - 05/24/16 02:00 PM Re: Adding second console [Re: reinke]
361V Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4408
Loc: somervell county
Happy wife, happy life. Not a big deal and your normal partner doesn't want it(son)? I really like the single consol for what I do 99% of the time: fish.

#11623276 - 05/24/16 03:27 PM Re: Adding second console [Re: reinke]
Doug R. Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8578
Loc: On the right side of "THE WALL...
Never owned one, never will...

#11623285 - 05/24/16 03:31 PM Re: Adding second console [Re: Doug R.]
fouzman Offline

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 44829
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: Doug R.
Never owned one, never will...
"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.

#11623286 - 05/24/16 03:31 PM Re: Adding second console [Re: reinke]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 791
Mine has one but I would prefer it did not. I would rather fish out of a single.

#11623606 - 05/24/16 05:51 PM Re: Adding second console [Re: reinke]
Bobby Milam Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2485
Loc: Arlington
I have a dual. The only thing yhat I lose is room for the rods but they just lay along side it so no big deal.

My cover actually works with it in not sagging and puddling water, passengers love it, extra semi dry storage under it, glove box is very handy and gives the dog shade. I can't see any reason not to have one

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