Thanks for all the responses guys,
Pete your right, I'd forgotten about the seat digging into my legs whilst stood, really uncomfortable in a short space of time. I'll stick with inline as you say but dont think I can justify a new console (besides I'll only cock it up!).
I'll have a look at Ribcraft Hugh, I spoke to my local fabricators, told them what I wanted and they asked for the backrest as a pattern, I took it off the boat removed the backrest and took it in, the guy took 1 look and said
" Oh sorry no, we can't bend stainless" I can imagine how classy a right angled welded bracket would look
Andre thanks for your input, I forgot to mention that the seat is fixed so storage is already through a side hatch, that said there's not much room there allowing for the fuel tank at the front and battery/oil tank at the rear. I must say I like the look of those comfy cushions and even more so the backrests, I think with a deeper cushion and the addition of some backrests thats about my best solution.
fuk mee dats de furst tyme i sean a chez longew inn a bote beeforr
Garf I cant believe you've ever seen a 'chez longew' the only things you've seen like that are a park bench and a bed in a police cell