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Old 02 February 2009, 16:24   #1
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Bench Seat Seatbacks

As there was a thread about bench seats, I though I would ask people to post a picture of their Seat Backs please?

I really ought to put a back on mine and I'm sure that the question will arise when Adam buys his.

So what I'm after is a seat back that flips from one side to the other to offer a forward or rearward seating position. The design problem I have is to allow access inside the bench seat base under the seat cushion. So I need either a removable seat back or a 3 position one that allows 2 seating positions and an access position.

Anyone got a photo of their solution?
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Bench Seats

I have the same situation; probably worse in my case as the removable 'lid' and cushion to my bench seat is bigger. Outhill do a reversible seat back, might be worth a look for ideas. I also met up with an outfit that produced a similar arrangement at the last Southampton Boat Show. I'll try to look the details out.
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Look for adjustable (or reversible) leaning posts, and you should find something. Pretty popular with offshore center-console guys.

Usually it's made as a hoop of tubing, with the adjustable part being a pin on the tubing that drops into one slot or another on a stationary plate.

Of course, now I can't find a picture of what I'm talking about, but here's something semi-similar: http://www.arrigonidesign.com/leanpost.htm (halfway down the page: "Pedestal mounted swing back seat"), then picture a couple of stops that the seat frame locks into. (Really bad description; sorry.)

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Thanks for the link.

I've decided that I'm going for the swing type back rest, however what I what is to lock the backrest into one of 3 positions and to clear the backrest out the way so that I can open the seat base. There are pros and cons to several designs I've come up with however I can't seem to find a design that incorperates all the features I need for my specific set-up.
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as you're local you should come and see one of my ribs, it's got a swing backrest on a bench seat for the helm position, you'll like this one it has real leather upholstery, going on hols untill the 14th can nip over after that if you like, biff
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I've decided that I'm going for the swing type back rest, however what I what is to lock the backrest into one of 3 positions and to clear the backrest out the way so that I can open the seat base. There are pros and cons to several designs I've come up with however I can't seem to find a design that incorperates all the features I need for my specific set-up.
The style I referenced could be designed to do that. In fact, on my friends Boston Whaler, the seatback will lock into one of about 4 or 5 positions. His doesn't clear the seat cushion, as there's no need for it to do so, but it could easily be designed to.

The biggest drawback is that there has to room on the sides of the seat for the uprights for the seatback (both room for them, and room for them to move); other than that, it's a simple system.


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as you're local you should come and see one of my ribs, it's got a swing backrest on a bench seat for the helm position, you'll like this one it has real leather upholstery, going on hols untill the 14th can nip over after that if you like, biff
Will take you up on that one Biff. Break a leg and all that
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