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Old 24 November 2010, 14:15   #1
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How To Fix Seat to Airdeck?

Hi all,

Can you please inform me of the best way to secure a seat onto an Airdeck (Quicksilver 340) To ensure a firm base I was thinking I'd need to secure a seat onto something like a plastic or wooden base across the width of the deck that was tight into the edges?

Seats look very expensive, so I'm thinking of shaping some out of a couple of layers of 6" thick foam? I'm also thinking I could cut out a store area in the middle of a seat this way?

Thoughts?

*ducks down fast*
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Old 25 November 2010, 05:15   #2
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Hi all,

Can you please inform me of the best way to secure a seat onto an Airdeck (Quicksilver 340) To ensure a firm base I was thinking I'd need to secure a seat onto something like a plastic or wooden base across the width of the deck that was tight into the edges?

Seats look very expensive, so I'm thinking of shaping some out of a couple of layers of 6" thick foam? I'm also thinking I could cut out a store area in the middle of a seat this way?

Thoughts?

*ducks down fast*
inflatable seat like the avon
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Old 25 November 2010, 06:11   #3
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Do you really want or need a seat?
If your thinking it will make for a comfier ride, I would say not.
I used to have a Honwave 3.8 airdeck.
I always felt safer being lower down inside the boat, rather than sitting
on the bench seat that comes with the boat.
What I did do was chuck a couple of these

http://www.seamarknunn.com/acatalog/info_PL51562.html

into the boat to lift me up that little bit higher for better visibility
and to get my bum out of the water that inevitably slops around.
If your using the boat inland on a lake or something with no swell,
then sitting on the bench would be fine, but for being in a swell or some chop my advice would be to get a s low down in the boat as you can.
Hope this helps.
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I use an inflatable launching roll for sitting. Better for my broken back, and for kids.
Mine is for 200Kg, but I would prefer a 400Kg.
http://rib.net/forum/attachment.php?...1&d=1284143119
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Old 25 November 2010, 17:25   #5
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Thanks for your replies guys... I'll probably do the inflatable seat thing initially...need to check if size fits my 340's width.
Just got my first boat so dreaming of all the stuff I could do to her.
Initially likely to be bay trips, so less chop.

Thanks again for you advice, which is much appreciated!

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Marine ply and self tappers

It's the only way
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Old 25 November 2010, 17:50   #7
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Marine ply and self tappers

It's the only way
So use the ply for a full cross width base and fix seat to that then? (that was my initial thought)..

Now thinking of a fairly low level seat if I do go this route given earlier comments though...
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