Originally Posted by Nauti Buoy
If you rotated the rear cushion round 180 deg, and hinged it the other side would that not close the gap up between the front jockey and the bench seat as the lip on the other edge of the cushion looks wider and in doing so resolve the issue of having to remove the front jockey bolster to raise the bench seat?
Well to be honest I did some drgings early on in the design stange and it looked a little strange having a overhang, so never really considered it. However I did stick the seat cushion on a couple of weeks ago and thought it looked OK, however it's too late as the distances are wrong for exact fitment by the tune of about 20mm and I'm not reupholstering the cushion again, the other disadvantage is that the overhang impeeds the legs whilst standing at the back which has limited room and is fine right now but too cramped if the cusion was fitted in the manner you suggest.
I really think this is a terriffic layout for compact seating, it provides loads of confidence for the family whilst out as everyones so close together, but the comfort factor isn't compromised and actually improved.
I can get an adult on either side at the back (seated) and a youngster sitting just in front (seated on the sliding cushion), the low profile seat backs make this possible. I can also get two kids on the front seat too, so I can keep my eye on them whilst underway. There is also room for one child standing up between the bench and two jockeys where they are encapsulated by seats.
I'm dead chuffed to have pulled this off, not everyones cup of tea, but works for me.