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Old 28 December 2011, 09:45   #1
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Pod seat removal

Hi all & happy new year!

May be picking up a used Ribcraft in the new year that at the moment has podseats fitted?
We need to remove them & install a bottle rack for our divers. Anyone ever done this type of thing before & how did you fill in the holes? (p.s. may have 4 very nice podseats up for sale?)
Thanks-John
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If the seat pods are original I'm assuming they would have been glassed in? If so, then the only way to remove is to use a disc cutter near the base to remove. If they were retro-fitted with multiple stainless steel self-tappers, then any holes in the deck can be filled with epoxy. You'll probably want to tidy up the deck by sanding it and then applying flow-coat.
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Thanks for that info! Sorry no pics for you?
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Angle Grinders are good but these do a neater and cleaner job

Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunctional Allrounder: Cuts Saws Sands

also look under Worx Sonicrafter or the Original Fein Multitool
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Hi all & happy new year!

May be picking up a used Ribcraft in the new year that at the moment has podseats fitted?
We need to remove them & install a bottle rack for our divers. Anyone ever done this type of thing before & how did you fill in the holes? (p.s. may have 4 very nice podseats up for sale?)
Thanks-John
I have a plan
I would come to your house and carefully remove them for free them dispose of them and pay you a fair price for the privelage. I would ensure that they are are sanded flat to the deck.

What colour are they? Please say Orange
If you are interested please drop me a PM.

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On the subject of seats
Is it possible to convert fixed pod seats to make them removable to free up deck space ?
I know everything is possible but can this be done at a reasonable cost?
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Is it possible to convert fixed pod seats to make them removable to free up deck space ?
I know everything is possible but can this be done at a reasonable cost?
Speak to CoachRib (Sweden)

He's got more seat configurations than a Vauxhall Zafira!

Original thread here: Boat light-pole - ideas?
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Thanks all for the advice guys! It appears that they are screwed down on the inside & bonded with sikaflex, so should be a straightforward job to remove pods & fill holes with resin? Cheers!
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They are blue seats & white glass btw!
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