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Old 17 December 2003, 06:30   #1
Country: UK - Scotland
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Second seat?

I bought my console with a single seat as the main use is for diving. However when we are out for just a run the single seat is a bit small for us both, is there something that I can fit as a second seat that doesn't require permanent fitting? ie something I can fit when needed but remove for deck space most of the time?

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Old 17 December 2003, 07:04   #2
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I have thought about this, and I know what I need, but not what it is called or where to get it.
That aside my idea was some stainless sockets flush in the deck, and 3 or 4 levers on the removable seat which would go through the flange that meets the deck. This would be a half inch (ish) bar with a T piece at the end which would locate in the socket and be tightened with a quarter turn. You see a larger version of this holding containers on lorries.
The nearest equivalent I can name is a Dzus fastener, but these are way too flimsy.
I hope you understand this, I find it a bit difficult to explain clearly.

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Old 17 December 2003, 07:35   #3
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I think a search on Pete7's posts will show that he has a similar set up on his RTibtec so he can swap a seat for a bottle rack.
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Old 17 December 2003, 08:44   #4
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Yep, but can't find it at the moment. The pics were an answer to someone elses thread I think.

Anyway I set 6 x top hats into the deck. 100mm x 40mm with 10mm threaded holes in them. the seat fits on top and is bolted down. Worked well this summer with no problems. Local enginerring firm made them for me at 5 each.

The alternative is to get a bottle rack that converts from rack to seat. Osprey used to make them before Northern Diver sold up.

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Old 17 December 2003, 10:51   #5
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You may also find a suitable fastener by looking at the Protex website. You can get to it by loging into Cookees website and look under Sponsors, have a look at the site while you are there it is really good
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Old 17 December 2003, 13:04   #6
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Are you aware that Humber do an occasional seat that fits onto their 4/6 cylinder rack which is a bolt on/off to your console unit. According to the brochure for the Assault I have in front of me the seat is 90 inc vat and the rack 265 inc vat. There are pictures of the unit in the brochure but I couldn,t see any on their web site.

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