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Old 11 March 2014, 21:25   #1
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Bean bag seat for tiller steer?

Does anyone use something like a bean bag or similar as a seat?

Obviously they easily come out, but if it does so would I be.

The boat doesnt have a centre seat as its a hassle and no longer has it.

Something like this maybe?

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Old 12 March 2014, 01:45   #2
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I just sit on the tube on the starboard side. To keep myself in the boat during rough conditions, I do use a rope and handle tied towards the front of the boat on the port side.

The chair looks like it would be great for a passenger though.
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Old 12 March 2014, 02:30   #3
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i find it much dryer in the middle, i figured tiller steer centre seat haha. also riding on the tubes is no good for my back. i also considered a kayak seat attached to an ice box when im fishing, space saver and functional.
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I just sit on the tube on the starboard side.
That was what I did as well. Or on a low box if it was really rough and I wanted to stay a bit drier, but the tube is more forgiving when bouncing off chop.

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Used a round plastic bucket with strong watertight lid which i could also get a lot of gear into.
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Used a round plastic bucket with strong watertight lid which i could also get a lot of gear into.
Thats a good idea. It could double up as an emergency shitter too :-)
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Old 12 March 2014, 18:21   #7
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thats a bloody good idea re the plastic bucket. i been looking at plastic boxes and it never occured to me the white strong plastic bucket i have is perfect. oh even better if i could somehow mount a kayak seat to it to give back bracing.
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This should be ideal
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the mrs would never complain if i put that in rofl
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ROTFLMAO

Has anyone ever built a structure, then mounted a seat over the tube? I have been considering it off and on for awhile now. I have a full hydro tubing bender and plenty of 1.75 DOM left over from roll cages. It would be much more comfortable to sit on, and having a back would be nice. Plus falling out of the boat would be much harder. (The downfall is falling out of the boat with my scuba gear would be harder too. Although it might be a good place to set the tank while gearing up.)

Something like this.

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i was considering a cheaper smaller seat, and swivel mounting it to the bucket lid (reinforced). i can see why you couldnt mount it on a console or the like. also considered mounting a removable swivel mount to the bench seat, just didnt like the idea of snapping the bench seat rofl.
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Old 14 March 2014, 09:10   #12
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What about one of the "inflatabe sausage" type seats you get for rowing yacht tenders?

Wouldn't be too difficult to fit a couple of anchor points to your floor - then you can park it in the most ergonomic position.
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I used to use one of these on a Sib. Although it wasn't fixed, it was fairly well held in place with some heavy duty velcro patches...

http://www.ribstore.co.uk/shop/produ...?productid=434
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What about one of the "inflatabe sausage" type seats you get for rowing yacht tenders?

Wouldn't be too difficult to fit a couple of anchor points to your floor - then you can park it in the most ergonomic position.
thats what im ideally looking for, but I dont know what they are called?
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I used to use one of these on a Sib. Although it wasn't fixed, it was fairly well held in place with some heavy duty velcro patches...

Inflatable thwart seat for Inflatable Boat, dinghy, tender...
now i do know what they are called haha, thanks very much.
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What about something like this Aluminum seating platform frame for inflatable boats dinghy.

Or maybe get some mounts put on your tubes and that takes a plank seat with mounting attachments fitted.
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You coul use a medium size cooler with a custom sized glued cushion on top, a double purpose cooler/seat combo. Can be placed port or stardboard for tillering.

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slate thats awesome. i was considering mounting a pedastal to the false floor but was worried it would break the floor.

so far im still considering the cooler box and cushion idea. its my back that feels it so back support would be nice. so i thought foldable kayak seat n the cooler.
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