kerny ...You keep watching ..and I will keep em coming
rossymtb ..you will kick yourself when I show how I do it.. its a very simple solution.. in fact ..so simple..most folks dont think of doing it this way....until the penny drops that they may have been doing it the wrong way for years .. I will reveal all soon...
perroboy ..you are in luck ..because.. like you I needed another seat for my latest aquisition..a 4.3m quicksilver SIB
I was horrified when I found the price a dealer wanted for a new one. So I made my own for a fraction of the cost.
In fact..I consider mine better as it is wider so that larger posteriors can fit without their blubber sagging off the sides of a narrower plank
The quicksilver SIB has a strap attached to the top inside of the tubes. The original seat has an angled plastic "flange" that slots under the strap and when the tubes are fully inflated..the seat is firmly attached to the boat.
I dont have any plastic flange in my shed..but I did have four steel angle brackets. I put the same angle in the steel brackets as was in the plastic flange.
Now that my steel brackets are attached to a pine shelving board (cost me 7 squids) the home made seat is also held firmly in place in my boat.
Once made..I primered then painted the wood and the brackets because steel will rust if left exposed. I then bound the brackets with a rubber sticky backed tape to pad them and help stop wear and tear to the tubes. The brackets are also fixed so they rest on the tube "pads" that holds the strap to the tubes..so even if over time..there is a little wear..the tubes wont get it..if that makes sense.
Ok ..i realise after a couple of seasons use..the steel may rust through the rubber tape and paint..and I will need to renew them ..but its still cheaper than buying stainless steel brackets.
If anyone has the plastic flanges and want to donate them to me..I will gladly swap the steel ones over..but I think that highly unlikely... ?
I finished my new seat off by mounting my fishing rod holders onto the edge. I knew it would be a problem trying to fix them to the tubes ..so the seat is perfet for the screws that hold the rod holders that will hold my next salmon to the boat until I get time to reel him in.
I will get some more kneeling pads from the garden centre too..just to pad the seating positions as seen in my little SIB photo.
The reason I started this thread.. is .. Im also making some fish box furniture to deck out the floor of my new aquisition..and wondered what others did to theirs ?
Keep watching if you want to see what fishbox furniture is... thanks for staying with me this far.