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Old 13 September 2006, 17:24   #1
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Removable rear seat for my boat

Just been nosing around on the polymarine website and spotted these as fitted to Avon dinghies:-

Hypalon Seat Patch

It's got me thinking. Is there any reason (stresses on the toobs near the transom join maybe?) that I can't make a basic removable seat for either the bow or stern using them?
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Old 13 September 2006, 17:32   #2
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That link doesn't work for me just get a page saying something about boat show deals?

Hmm now it does so I'll shut up!

The transom joins on my toobs don't look in the best of health already but I suppose that would be the only reason for not doing it, seems like an interesting idea for a temporary seat.
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The seats on a lot of inflatables is designed as a rowing seat, Therefore its often towards the front. If you look at some inflatables there are two positions for the seat, one towards the back.

I have not noticed much strain on the tubes with mine, I think the load is spread out quite well.
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Could you put a leg to the floor to help take the load?

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Old 14 September 2006, 04:59   #5
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Could you put a leg to the floor to help take the load?

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That's what I was thinking for the stern-but it's not really practical for the bow.

It'd be nice to have SOMETHING in the bow to kneel on while hauling the anchor up and for chilling out with a fishing rod.
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If not I have a bench seat mould available for hire at a small cost to make in GRP. Similar to the Leeway one,

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If not I have a bench seat mould available for hire at a small cost to make in GRP. Similar to the Leeway one,

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Cheers Pete. I don't think I've got room for a full bench there as well as the gear that gets stowed astern though-that's why was considering a removable seat. It'd sit above the gear and the battery box.
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I will tun the tape measure over it tonight but from memory 30" x 18" so could house the battery.

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Thanks Pete but at 30"x18" it won't fit between the transom legs and I won't be able to remove the fuel tanks from the console . I don't have a lot of room in the stern.



Much as I love my sr4 I need a bigger boat.
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Much as I love my sr4 I need a bigger boat. [/QUOTE]

Yep, me to I've just put mine on B&O, shame as its a great boat, sorting out the winter project now
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