I ve been having a play about making a solo centre seat for when I m on my own. I want something that keeps me low in the boat , but sitting on the deck doesn't give me a view around the bow. So I ve started to knock up a seat. Its a reasonably lightweight seat mounted onto marine ply and has a polystyrene centre former to support the ply on the v deck. The seat board fits lightly under the tubes and the whole board and polystyrene is going to get a coat of glass to stiffen and waterproof it before a coat of matching paint.
This is roughly where it will sit, I ve ordered a tiller extension today to help the forward positioning control.
I ve also started making a second bench seat that is going to have rod holders,fishfinder/plotter and compass fitted to it, I ve only just started by cutting to size the boards, planing and sanding smooth and now the boards are clamped whilst the epoxy cures. I ve laminated three pieces, two 12mm and a top 9mm, the top piece being birch plyfor a nice smooth surface. The bench will also be getting a coat of glass and epoxy before I fit it out.
I ve also run a new piece of 6mm shock cord around the bow cover as the flimsy little loops that came with it were poor. Its now nice and taught across the bow.....unlike in these pics