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Old 27 March 2015, 17:14   #1
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Aluminium seat frame for sib

Iv just ordered one of these adjustable frames for my zoom 310 sr. Looked all over the place for one but I think they only sell them in the US? Anyone else got one? I'm going to buy the pedestal and seat in the UK. Click image for larger version

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Old 28 March 2015, 04:52   #2
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Hmmmm maybe it will work on a glassy sea (or on typical US inland lakes) but in typical UK conditions I am not sure that is going to be very usable/practical/comfortable*

I've always found even bench seats really get in the way on a SIB preferring to keep the deck area clear but it will be interesting to see how you review it.


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Old 28 March 2015, 05:27   #3
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Hmmmm maybe it will work on a glassy sea (or on typical US inland lakes) but in typical UK conditions I am not sure that is going to be very usable/practical/comfortable*

I've always found even bench seats really get in the way on a SIB preferring to keep the deck area clear but it will be interesting to see how you review it.


*delete as appropiate.

Yes, I can't see it being very practical bouncing along on a choppy sea. I have bought it in the light of using it for fishing in the lakes, lochs, estuary and calm inshore waters.

Could be a waste of money but I had to satisfy my curiosity.
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Should work well there.
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Old 09 April 2015, 05:28   #5
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The issue is not the frame it is trying to find a pedestal to mount the seat on.
Pedestals have speed ratings on them.
The typical rating is 5 to 8 knots.
The frame works well for a fishing platform
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Old 10 April 2015, 09:57   #6
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Did you have to order from US or did you find a UK supplier.
I have been after one for ages but could only see US supplier.
Thanks for any info
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I actually live in the U.S.
The frame is not that hard to make
I saw a guy with one made out of PVC pipe
With that said you could also use a marine grade cooler and mount your seat on that.
The only issue with having a framed or the cooler option is longer setup and takedown time.
It is also something else to have to carry.
If your boat lives on a trailer great.
If you inflate your boat and deflate your boat after each use however
It will get old quickly.
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Did you have to order from US or did you find a UK supplier.
I have been after one for ages but could only see US supplier.
Thanks for any info

I had to order from the U.S. As I also searched for a UK distributor and had no luck. It was 70 and the same again to ship it. I used a service called MyUS, it was with me five days after ordering, very impressive. I bought the pedestal and seat from a UK distributor. I set it all up for the first time today. My RIB is a Zodiac Zoom 3.1 folding transom (the one that goes in a bag). I use it for fishing and this system is just what I have been looking for. Click image for larger version

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I had a seat on a cooler box it was to heavey and to bulky so I got rid and replaced it with bench seat and seat bags
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I have a Zodiac Fastroller 325 that I use it in
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