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Old 18 June 2018, 09:39   #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, 09:57   #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, 12:17   #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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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, 10:58   #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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