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Old 23 April 2010, 12:04   #1
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New seats for a 5.4m Searider?

We have a RIB here that needs new seats, and are looking for suggestions as to what to add, would appreciate any advise that anyone has, or any experiences.

We were looking at getting 2 of these: http://www.marinescene.co.uk/product...e-folding-seat

The measurements of the current timber mounts are: Length 18inches, Width 17 inches

Here are pics of the setup:


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Old 23 April 2010, 12:11   #2
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searider seats

Hi certainly wouldnt recommend these first bad landing you will be lying at the stern!try and pick up a good pair of original seats Bob
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I would go for a jockey console, dont you fancy that?
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Bin the originals and put a console in.
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Thanks for teh suggestions. The owner doesn't fancy a console as it's not used for rough weather, so they want to stick with the current configuration
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That is far too narrow to be a 5.4 - it is a 4.1 I think.

Or am I just being silly?

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I have an SR4 with the same "Deluxe" setup and the seats are almost identical to those that you provided in the link.
I do like having the bowdodger and the windshield, but the seats with skinny padding are killing me. It's a pain sitting on them for any longer than 30 minutes even in smooth water. When it's choppy it's downright painful.
I've been looking for a good jokey console, but can't find anything locally (Alaska) and shipping it is cost-prohibitive.
So for now I'm going to keep the layout as it is, but will change the seats to something with more cushioning. I'm even thinking of putting in seats with suspensions:
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Old 24 April 2010, 02:47   #8
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That is far too narrow to be a 5.4 - it is a 4.1 I think.

Or am I just being silly?

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5.4s and 4.7 are the same width. a 4m is way way smaller. its too big to be a 4m i think
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5.4s and 4.7 are the same width. a 4m is way way smaller. its too big to be a 4m i think
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These any good ?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Universal-Pan-...item335c86fd2f
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