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Old 04 November 2009, 03:07   #1
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Wanted: - Rear bench seat for Searider or suggestions on where to find one!!

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Would like to but a rear bench seat into the Searider that can fit the fuel tank inside - any thoughts or suggestions on where to look for one of these?

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I think you may find it hard to buy one that will fit. How about making one yourself?
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Right where's that hubby of mine gone.........

On a serious note - is it a fairly easy thing to do - have noticed a few threads on console building I assume this is even simpler??

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There's quite a few people on here do "Delux to Jockey" conversions on SR4s. Could maybe get a seat module(s) from them?
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There's quite a few people on here do "Delux to Jockey" conversions on SR4s. Could maybe get a seat module(s) from them?
That's a good idea. I think chewy had the seat bases for his. Worth asking him.

Oh hang on, I don't think you'll fit fuel tanks under them.
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Certainly not the front facing ones, but I have a distant memory you could get one under the rear bench?

I may also be talking b*ll*cks and be thinking of a completely different boat....... It wasn't yesterday!
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I've got an outhill BS10 in my Avon that I can get a 25L Yam plastic tank into & still have some room to spare....... it is however bolted to the boat & not for sale! - but there may be one out there.........
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That's a good idea. I think chewy had the seat bases for his. Worth asking him.

Oh hang on, I don't think you'll fit fuel tanks under them.
I still have a seat base, well its residing in my mates garden at the moment. I'm sure if you want it you could have it.
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Hi Chewy

That would be amazing - thank you

Let me know what I owe you etc etc - but don't worry if your mate is now using it for soemthing else - like an up turned planter - in his garden

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That would be amazing - thank you

Let me know what I owe you etc etc - but don't worry if your mate is now using it for soemthing else - like an up turned planter - in his garden

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Nah only thing its used for at the moment is stopping the Collie from going through the fence, going round there now so will ask him.
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You might benefit from planking in a simple mock-up in ply for a trip or two. I find them less useful than they look! I removed mine, admittedly, I have four jockey seats....
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That's interesting Willk - might try that - don't really want to ask hubby to "create" something only to find I then don't like it or want - he'll just moan about me being typically female

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That's interesting Willk - might try that - don't really want to ask hubby to "create" something only to find I then don't like it or want - he'll just moan about me being typically female

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Was thinking about just the general size - could be done with crates or boxes tied together. Test the position allowing for a fully raised motor. Pretend you have storage in it. Sit on it during a choppy run, it's a fairly wet spot on most ribs. In particular - note how much deck space you have left. Might be just what you want - might not!
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Great idea - hoping to go out and play at the weekend so will see if we can rig something up - thanks Willk much appreciated

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Shame you didn't mention the extra seating/storage before. Lee from Leeway RIBs is based in West Cowes. I would have put money on him having something laying around his workshop that would have suited.

You could always ring him, www.leewayribs.co.uk
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Bugger - thanks Andy - will give him a shout as well

Thanks to all for the suggestions and a big thank you to Chewy for being so helpful

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http://www.leewaycomposites.co.uk/

Or this one. Look under products for some consols and storage.

Give him a ring and ask him if he has any seconds, I bought a seconds rear seat base several years ago for a fraction of the price. I couldn't have told you what was wrong with it, it was so good.

Tell him you got his name from me and mention RIBnet
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Will do - sounds like a cunning plan Andy - some good looking stuff there and already cheaper than some I've seen

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