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Old 11 June 2016, 12:18   #1
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Fitting folding boat seats to inflatable rib

Hi there
I have Hydro force 3.8m aluminium floor rib and would like to fit folding boat seats to the alu deck but not sure what brackets to use and was wondering if any one as done it and how they fitted them.
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Old 11 June 2016, 13:59   #2
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See the topic a few below - fitting D rings.
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Hi Max
Thanks for the reply would I then have to use a racket strap to hold the seat to the floor, I was thinking of using this kind of seat
http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/361278565843
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Well, presuming they come with brackets or drillings in the base frame?

Why did you particularly want a seat like that? Not sure it will work well with your feet straight out front?
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Hi Max
I was going to make a bracket to lift off the floor for better sitting position and use rivets to fix to the floor and a steering cross bar. I find the bench seats a bit uncomfortable
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Why not just fit it to the existing bench? Or get another plank of ply instead of drilling the original.
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Hi Max
I was told boat sales person that you would seating to high and be unsafe.
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Hi Max
I like the look of the way that the zodiac seats slide in and would like to copy the idea and put it in to my hydro force rib and also what size of outboard would be best to use as it is rated for 30HP outboard, but that seems a bit big
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Old 27 June 2016, 16:04   #9
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Threaded inserts you drill a hole the size of the insert in the Ali deck and use the tool that basically pulls the bottom up and rivet it in place.
on eBay inserts 2.99/20 the tool 10 will do 4/5/6/8 MM bolts.
Inserts Ali,SS & plane steel.

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Cheers Jeff
Do you know where I could get the running rail that the seats slide into
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