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Old 18 April 2016, 06:27   #1
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Iv'e just finished some new seats for my SeaSearch 4.2 and tried them out yesterday, with great success.
The seat consists of 3 heavy duty plastic storage boxes which sit in a timber frame, covered with a ply and foam lid.
The seat was plenty big and strong enough for 4 large adults ( total 60 stone) and enough storage for all our gear.
The timber frame sits on the floor between the aluminium runners and the boxes can easily be lifted out if required.
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Old 18 April 2016, 06:56   #2
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Iv'e just finished some new seats for my SeaSearch 4.2 and tried them out yesterday, with great success.
The seat consists of 3 heavy duty plastic storage boxes which sit in a timber frame, covered with a ply and foam lid.
The seat was plenty big and strong enough for 4 large adults ( total 60 stone) and enough storage for all our gear.
The timber frame sits on the floor between the aluminium runners and the boxes can easily be lifted out if required.
Now you need to add a console!
Just beware that if the boxes just lift out then hitting a big wave and a tight turn might send the boxes and the occupants over the side - some fairly famous incidents like that.
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Now you need to add a console!
Just beware that if the boxes just lift out then hitting a big wave and a tight turn might send the boxes and the occupants over the side - some fairly famous incidents like that.
Fortunately, the boat has a large wave and speed restrictor fitted, its called "my missus"😘.
Flat water, slowly is how we roll.
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How about the integrity of the side walls under load and stress?
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Of the boxes?
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Of the boxes?
yes sorry I thought that was the subject material of your seats
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How about the integrity of the side walls under load and stress?
Well, after 3hrs of the 4 of us sat on them, there appears to be no sighn of damage, they seem rock solid, no bending, cracks etc.
They are heavy duty boxes, not your "crack if you look at them" type from poundland.
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Well, after 3hrs of the 4 of us sat on them, there appears to be no sighn of damage, they seem rock solid, no bending, cracks etc.
They are heavy duty boxes, not your "crack if you look at them" type from poundland.
Great well done you seem to have found the answer to your needs with plenty of storage. Remember to post pics once you have fitted your consul and have it all finished.
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