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Old 18 June 2018, 10:39   #1
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Fitting a seat to Avon 4m open SIB

Hi all,
Recently purchased (very cheaply, so wasn't picky) an Avon S4 (I think) open SIB for use as a tender. It has aluminium floor panels.

I'd like to fit some sort of a seat for the driver at the stern (tiller control 10HP Honda).

Anyone come up with any smart ideas? A plastic bottle crate (like what you see in a pub holding glass bottles of Coke etc.) would do fine, but as it'd be sitting loosely, i'd be a bit worried. Tempted to sit on the 25l plastic tank, but that would end in disaster!!

Just checking if anyone has any smart ideas.
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Old 18 June 2018, 10:57   #2
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Why not sit sideways on the SB tube as normal (or kneel in rough seas). To sit facing forward with tiller is not so comfortable.
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Old 18 June 2018, 13:17   #3
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Why not sit sideways on the SB tube as normal (or kneel in rough seas). To sit facing forward with tiller is not so comfortable.
The engine is very low on the transom (different topic.... i'll plan on raising the transom). Not very comfortable sitting on the tubes to be honest.

I was just seeing if anyone had any bright ideas. I only use the SIB as a tender to go from shore to mooring and a bit of pottering about. I think i'll go with the milk carton crate
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Old 18 June 2018, 22:38   #4
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I think it works if you move to the left side, tiller in right hand. Ive seen a lot of small fishing boats with a seat on left and tiller. But I would move the milk crate and try it first.
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Old 19 June 2018, 11:58   #5
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I'll try a milk crate and see how I get on - who knows, it may fit the bill perfectly!
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Old 23 August 2018, 16:04   #6
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I’ve tried a few things on my 4m honwave, I tried an inflatable chair at first but it’s hard to get one a decent size that will fit in and they puncture easily and I’ve now gone for a waterproof bean bag seat and it seems to work quite well
You can get them for £30 on eBay. I don’t know why sib companies don’t look at designing an optional extra removable seat other than the standard bench they come with
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Old 26 August 2018, 09:51   #7
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Our 4m waveline came with 2 aluminum seats which fit on sliders on the sides - seems to work fine...
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Old 26 August 2018, 11:51   #8
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If you look on my new boat thread last post my new seat it's a canoe seat on a base plate fixes to the bench seat partially over the tube held with one bolt through the bench seat and to the hogging rail it's got an adjustable back rest and folds down flat if not needed.
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I have 3 young kids so I want them to be sat down low rather than on the bench seat or on the tubes so I’ve been looking at some sort of Inflatable/bean bag sofa to put on the ally deck but can’t find nothing the right size
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I have 3 young kids so I want them to be sat down low rather than on the bench seat or on the tubes so Iíve been looking at some sort of Inflatable/bean bag sofa to put on the ally deck but canít find nothing the right size
I have waterproof dog beds for mine if it's rough one clokeing the tube one on the floor. Very comfy got them off eBay various colours around £30 each I think they are on my pics of new boat
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