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Old 23 July 2019, 16:07   #1
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Removable Seat

Hi All,
Had the removable seat made for my Ribcraft 585, the backrest folds down onto the seat base so I can fully tilt the engine. I'd love to take credit for the stainless fabrication but this was done professionally. Got to make the base and backrest before sending to the trimmers for covering. Very easy to remove, 6 allen bolts fasten it to the stainless pads which are permanently fixed to the hull and two on the A'Frame. Now have the option to seat 7 people when we have friends and family staying. Click image for larger version

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Old 23 July 2019, 16:09   #2
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Really nice! Who did the work for you and at approx what cost? Interested in how you are getting the cushions made up as well great job and like the innovation!
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Old 23 July 2019, 16:18   #3
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Seaweld Fabrications (Mylor, Cornwall) did the work https://seaweldfabs.co.uk paid over £1200 but considering the workmanship I'm very happy with it. The base and back will be either ply or HDPE board, I'm thinking ply might be easier for the trimmers to work with. If I do use ply, then I'll fully coat it in G4 prior to gelcoat/flowcoat. I've used G4 on quite a few projects, great stuff but isn't UV stable so requires a topcoat. If I use white flowcoat then it will match the jockey bases.
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Old 23 July 2019, 17:08   #4
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Well done ,that looks like a quality job ,you need to tell the fabricator to take that to Ribcraft ,may help them tidy up that shambles going on at the back end of several of their current models ,highfield made some good steps into supporting the rear bench off their a frame ,maybe some of them should have swallowed their pride and copied that in 316, i need to do something on my 5.3 ,
how did you secure the stainless pads to the floor ?
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Old 23 July 2019, 17:23   #5
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Fixing to the floor is my next job, only picked it up today. I'm using 14 gauge A4 stainless self tappers and Sikaflex 291 to both bond and seal onto the deck. When I remove the seat I'm left with the 3 leg ovals bonded to the deck, there's no sharp edges and at 10mm thick hopefully no stubbed toes either

My idea is that if I start doing more diving again I can use the same pads and A'Frame mounts to install a bottle rack. The boat would never be a club dive boat just for myself and a few friends to dive out of.
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Old 23 July 2019, 20:38   #6
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Fixing to the floor is my next job, only picked it up today. I'm using 14 gauge A4 stainless self tappers and Sikaflex 291 to both bond and seal onto the deck. When I remove the seat I'm left with the 3 leg ovals bonded to the deck, there's no sharp edges and at 10mm thick hopefully no stubbed toes either

My idea is that if I start doing more diving again I can use the same pads and A'Frame mounts to install a bottle rack. The boat would never be a club dive boat just for myself and a few friends to dive out of.
Awesome job...... I am trying something similar with leaning post dive rack combo.....you’ve inspired some new ideas 👍
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Old 23 July 2019, 20:49   #7
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[QUOTE=Pipster100;799568

My idea is that if I start doing more diving again I can use the same pads and A'Frame mounts to install a bottle rack. The boat would never be a club dive boat just for myself and a few friends to dive out of.[/QUOTE]

Measure up the squares in the seat base. If they’re around 200 mm you already have a dive tank rack as part of the seat frame.
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Old 04 August 2019, 14:55   #8
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Finished the seat, ready for those days when we require extra seating.

ps. don't judge the workshop...needs tidying
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Old 04 August 2019, 15:06   #9
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Finished the seat, ready for those days when we require extra seating.

ps. don't judge the workshop...needs tidying
Absolutely super
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