The zodiac is usually set up like this.
Great for blasting around, surf runs, wakeboarding and taking three to poach on concerts by the bay (a comfortable folding chair fits in the front nicely for the show). But wifey wants to take a couple of friends. So I had to be creative to supply two full seats upfront. I built another bench top that is longer. Places my console out over the tube. Not good for speed, but just fine for the slow No Wake run to the concert.
The boat handles the weight out over the tube surprisingly well. The zodiac reverts to original format after the concert tonight. Hmmm, What's next for my transformer?