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Old 13 August 2013, 09:00   #1
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Honwave Seat

Just wondering, has anyone attempted to make their own Honwave Seat? Lets face it, its a bit of plastic (or composite) with two acute angle brackets on either end - I'm contemplating making my own using a piece of wood, and two wide 90 degree brackets bent accordingly.

http://imageserv11.team-logic.com/st...nk_bracket.jpg

85 just seems incredibly steep for this simple accessory!
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Old 13 August 2013, 09:33   #2
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If you want to make your own seat do at least use the proper plastic hooks rather than risk damage from some random bit of angle steel.

Inflatable Boat Seat Hooks/ Brackets, Free UK. Postage | eBay

I asked a similar question about 18mths ago after buying my Honwave as I wanted a second seat. In the end I spent the 85 and bought a proper one because....

The Honda ones are actually a decent bit of kit being plywood in a thick grp coating with non-slip surface. Most other makes really are just a bit of badly finished too thin plywood.

I thought it may help enhance any future sale keeping the outfit 100% original.

The Honwaves are such a bargain for the boat so looked at overall the seat cost is fine.
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Yeah fair points Fenlander, I guess I'll give it a few months to allow some paydays to accumulate first wheels and seat to buy!
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Did you get one seat with the boat but want a second?
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Old 13 August 2013, 10:45   #5
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Did you get one seat with the boat but want a second?
Got one with the boat, but discovered on Sunday that it would be far better to have two, although the girlfriend seemed pretty happy at the front



p.s. She'll kill me for posting this lol
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>>>girlfriend seemed pretty happy at the front

Well it's just you that knows because we can only see the back!

Some here don't like any seats but I've always favoured two in modern 3.5m+ inflatables. I admit they did seem to make a narrow 1970s inflatable with a bow dodger a bit cluttered... but they are so much more roomy now.

For me the seats just give more possibilities for position and weight distribution and often keep your backside out of the wet that finds you on tube or floor.
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Don't buy another seat!
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Old 13 August 2013, 11:47   #8
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Haha - I purposely posted a low resolution version

Its a 3.8m and 1.7m wide so there's plenty of room, even with two seats fitted - perhaps I'll leave it for now
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OK - I've decided that 95 (+ shipping!) is far too high for a second seat, therefore I'm going to try and construct my own.

I'm buying a set of these:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Inflatable...item3384cfd6ef

Then, my intention is to purchase a piece of Marine Ply to the size of the OEM seat and then potentially get it wrapped and apply a non-slip surface to the upper side.

I even had an idea to add padding onto the top, then wrap and stable some leather or PVC material to add some comfort!

I'll keep you updated!
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Having seen the DIY engine stand you made sergeant ..Im sure you will find making a seat a piece of cake .. 95 squids for a seat from the dealers ? I made one for 7
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