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Old 16 September 2014, 08:19   #11
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I am now the proud owner of a 1985 SR4 (with Yam 50) as rebuilt by boater on this forum. She is lovely and I am really looking forward to getting out and opening her up.

The final job is to put in seats. Ideally I would like a black or grey bench seat -does anyone have any suggestions where I might be able to buy one without breaking the bank?

We were also thinking about using outdoor beanbags for extra seating as these can be moved and removed... has anyone done this or have other suggestions. Pics to follow... promise!

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I used the front twin seat base and built it up with ply then covered it in GRP.
See my thread SR4 STORY.
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Old 16 September 2014, 16:31   #12
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That guys. Food for thought! Some lovely solutions.
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Old 26 September 2014, 11:12   #13
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Well I have two seats in now and plan to put in another two on a grp box soon. Any suggestions on how the box should be attached to the floor please? Ideally it should be bolted but I don't fancy cutting holes in the deck so I can get at the nuts.
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Hi,
I am now the proud owner of a 1985 SR4 (with Yam 50) as rebuilt by boater on this forum. She is lovely and I am really looking forward to getting out and opening her up.

The final job is to put in seats. Ideally I would like a black or grey bench seat -does anyone have any suggestions where I might be able to buy one without breaking the bank?

We were also thinking about using outdoor beanbags for extra seating as these can be moved and removed... has anyone done this or have other suggestions. Pics to follow... promise!

Thanks
Rob
HI mate, how about these simple landrover rear bench seats, on ebay for less than 100 for 2, pretty sure they are the right width, they do in grey or black, just a thought reece
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Thanks Reece
I now have two seats in and they look great. We are taking her to the coast today for the first trip so very excited. Will post up some pics for everyone soon!
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Old 27 September 2014, 06:10   #16
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Well I have two seats in now and plan to put in another two on a grp box soon. Any suggestions on how the box should be attached to the floor please? Ideally it should be bolted but I don't fancy cutting holes in the deck so I can get at the nuts.
Search the forum there's been lots of discussions about how best to fix seats - the main solutions are:

(1) Self tapping screws (lots of them) AND sikaflex. Make sure you (a) use stainless self tappers and don't overtighted to break the 'cut' thread (b) use proper marine grade sikaflex with an adhesive element not just some cheap bathroom sealer. This is a very common approach used by builders, because its cheap and easy.

(2) Glass them in. Probably considered the best way - but not ideal for you as your configuration becomes permanent and you are looking to do something a bit unconventional with layout. It requires a wee bit more skill than the first option especially to get a neat/pretty looking job - and ideally a warm environment.

(3) Bolt them in. As you've realised you need either pre-existing bolts glassed in to the deck or access to under the deck. Not sure if its feasible to get that far forward via the flooding hull drain on the transom? but otherwise you'd have to fit a hatch (within the locker?). Search top-hats on the forum and you might find more convoluted ways of adding hardware to the deck to bolt on to - not sure its worth it unless you want the flexibility to swap seats, bottle racks etc regularly.
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