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Old 11 June 2021, 07:13   #1
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Adding seats

Hi,

I have a small rib. It's brilliant, goes like stink and doesn't leak so much as a drop of air.

But it is not very comfortable to sit in.

Any suggestions on adding seats?

It's too small and not worth the money to do proper 'jockey' style seats.

Is my only other option one of those planks you can put across the tubes as if it was a rowing tender?

Or are there other options?

Cheers,
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Old 12 June 2021, 02:57   #2
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Can you give us more details ie make and model, size, floor shape/ construction as suggestions will be radically different for an airdeck honwave vs a 4m avon rib with a fiberglass Hull
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Old 13 June 2021, 01:46   #3
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Sorry about that yes of course

It’s a 4m bombard with a grp hull and I am using a tiller on a 35hp outboard

Goes like a rocket and the plan is to have as much fun as possible for as little money as possible.

So far my basic ideas are either.

1) just put a plank across the tubes like a rowing seat on a tender
Upsides cheap and easy and I could put 2

2) make a bench out of ply and put it down the middle ‘jockey’ style.
More hassle and I really don’t like fixing into the floor

3) fix some kind of those ultra low kayak seats into it
Again these would have to be fixed to the floor but would have a back rest and I would not have to make them

I think some kind of foam or gel padding on the floor right in the bow would make a big difference for anyone sitting there too

I don’t know how to do anything for the helmsman other than have them (me) sit on the tube

Any ideas or comments much appreciated.

To put it into context the boat cost me 50….
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Old 13 June 2021, 04:46   #4
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Read on here some the guys have used similar to these if the boat has a bit for them to attach to then just used ply and a bit of padding for cushioning

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292638692922
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Old 14 June 2021, 09:37   #5
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usually on a tiller you would sit on the tubes? depending on how many people you need to seat

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/...g?imwidth=1280
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