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Old 10 August 2016, 22:30   #1
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Bench seat in back SR5.4

Does anyone have a bench seat up against their transom? I'm in the market for an SR. 5.4m Avon and am hoping to install a bench seat in the back over the fuel cell. I realize most people would prefer to only have the jockey seat as this is probably the most stable seating arrangement but I will be using the RIB for spearfishing and would like to be able to carry 3 divers plus gear.
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Old 11 August 2016, 13:43   #2
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Does anyone have a bench seat up against their transom? I'm in the market for an SR. 5.4m Avon and am hoping to install a bench seat in the back over the fuel cell. I realize most people would prefer to only have the jockey seat as this is probably the most stable seating arrangement but I will be using the RIB for spearfishing and would like to be able to carry 3 divers plus gear.
Bingosucks (if I remembered that right) does... it was supplied by Whisper (Alex at Custom Rib)
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Old 11 August 2016, 14:11   #3
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That will be some postage to the USA from England 😳
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Old 11 August 2016, 14:34   #4
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yep, but he can search their posts and get pics for an idea of what can be done...
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Yes thank you. I'm also more wondering if others have setups like this. Curious how it would affect the ride. I'm not looking for a racer but don't want it to ride horribly (too stern heavy).
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You would lose some space back there since the seat couldn't be all the way against the transom since you need space to be able to the tilt the engine up.
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Yea I've seen one that had an adjustable back rest that would tilt forward. I'm just not sure how these boats ride with say 2 adults in the back and one in the jockey seat. Probably fine, just a little slower getting up on plane.
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I thought these ribs could accommodate 8 people?
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Another question I have with these boats is I have seen a ribtec with seating side by side. Is it possible to do this with a sea rider 5.4 ? I want to be able to seat at least 4 preferably 6
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Another question I have with these boats is I have seen a ribtec with seating side by side. Is it possible to do this with a sea rider 5.4 ? I want to be able to seat at least 4 preferably 6
I've seen 2 x 2 jockey seats in an Avon 5.4m on here somewhere but can't find the picture now. I believe it had blue tubes.

6 might be a stretch...
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