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Old 06 November 2013, 19:04   #1
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Inflatable seat for sitting on the floor??

I want to build a centre seat that sits in the bottom. I was thinking of using a waterproof bag and filling it with some kind of rubber. Better still would be an inflatable sausage like an exercise rubber ball that inflates.

The idea is so I can sit forward and use my tiller extension. the seat would sit in on the floor. Almost centre console like :-)
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Old 07 November 2013, 01:43   #2
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What about an inflatable thwart?

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Old 07 November 2013, 05:25   #3
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Watch out for it being too bouncy, that will be uncomfortable, and nasty when it tips over. i think you have to fix it down securely
That much foam rubber will be costly too!
What about a thick ply box with foam covered top?
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Old 07 November 2013, 05:28   #4
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Inflatable twat.......wrong forum!
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Old 07 November 2013, 05:57   #5
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On one of my trips to the Scillys I liased with a rib just off Wolf Rock. I was amazed to see his passenger/crew was a largish lady sat on an inflatable armchair, rather like one you see in some swimming pools. She was complaining like heck about what a bumpy ride it was and continued complaining all the way to St. Marys, where (and who could tell) she said she had damaged her spine.

We advised her to stand on the way back and ditch the chair.
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Check if somebody could make something like this, been using it for years on sibs and now on ribs, adjust deck pressure to your overall needs. Excellent for long hour boating sitting on deck, sun bathing, having driks comfortably seated among other things, you name it..

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thanks guys, all good ideas. yes maybe inflatable thwart will be too bouncy. i was thinking of something of the consistency of a bean bag now. perhaps a waterproof bag filled with beans :-), not baked beans.
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thanks guys, all good ideas. yes maybe inflatable thwart will be too bouncy. i was thinking of something of the consistency of a bean bag now. perhaps a waterproof bag filled with beans :-), not baked beans.
I bought a waterproof bean bag of the interweb (can't remember where) for the Mrs as she likes sitting in the boat and obviously the Ali floor is a bit uncomfortable.

She loves it, money well spent.
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Bean bag chairs are very popular with the offshore fishing folks over here.
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wouldnt the beans get mouldy etc? must google this concept, sounds perfect.
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