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Old 06 March 2011, 12:25   #1
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How easy/practical is it to add seats to a Searider 5.4? There's one for sale with a 2-person jockey seat, but I need seating for 2 more. Is it feasible to put a seat across a Searider just in front of the transom? If so, can you point me in the direction of suppliers etc.
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Old 06 March 2011, 17:20   #2
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How easy/practical is it to add seats to a Searider 5.4? There's one for sale with a 2-person jockey seat, but I need seating for 2 more. Is it feasible to put a seat across a Searider just in front of the transom? If so, can you point me in the direction of suppliers etc.
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If I recall rightly, "Max..." who bought Matt h's 4.7 Searider constructed two temporary seats that fitted behind the fitted ones. You might like to ask him regarding the matter

Edit: Here's the thread

Edit X2: A few pics of a searider with permenant seating for four
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Depends on the boat and the engine. I wouldn't want to be sat in the stern of a 5.4 just in front of a 2 stroke and they'd need some form of backrest or it's quite easy to get an extremity caught on the steering.
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Old 07 March 2011, 06:52   #4
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Depends on the boat and the engine. I wouldn't want to be sat in the stern of a 5.4 just in front of a 2 stroke and they'd need some form of backrest or it's quite easy to get an extremity caught on the steering.
So are there other options on a 5.4? Wasn't sure about how much deck space there is.
Engine is a Yam 90HP 2 stroke
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How easy/practical is it to add seats to a Searider 5.4? There's one for sale with a 2-person jockey seat, but I need seating for 2 more. Is it feasible to put a seat across a Searider just in front of the transom? If so, can you point me in the direction of suppliers etc.
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Just a quick note to say I'm trying to do the same on a 5.3 Humber Destroyer with a 90 Mariner 2 stroke. So I am encountering similar problems

I thinking of having a jockey seat on a single or double stainless pedestal. I'll keep you posted.
Attached some rough sketches of single and double options for a better idea.

Best regards

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So are there other options on a 5.4? Wasn't sure about how much deck space there is.
Engine is a Yam 90HP 2 stroke
Here is the 2 man version.

Don't pay attention to measurements as they are approx
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Old 08 March 2011, 09:41   #7
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Hello percyp,

I have SR 5.4 and I've added to two rows of seats and central console. I thought where won't be enought space, but I was wrong.

So, look at this. If you need any info, just let me know.
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Just a quick note to say I'm trying to do the same on a 5.3 Humber Destroyer with a 90 Mariner 2 stroke. So I am encountering similar problems

I thinking of having a jockey seat on a single or double stainless pedestal. I'll keep you posted.
Attached some rough sketches of single and double options for a better idea.

Best regards

J W

I am interested in this type of seat. Any success?
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