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Old 26 November 2011, 15:41   #1
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Seating layout in an SR4

Hi all

Got my eye on an SR4 with a Jockey console, however this arrangement is not ideal for my situation. I have 3 kids from 6 to 12 and at least 2 of them have no chance of reaching the floor from a jockey seat.

My idea is to take out the existing seating and install a console with a built in seat at the front and a narrow bench seat behind. I understand that this is not an ideal setup for heavy weather.

My main worry is that the SR4 may not be quite big enough for this.

Any opinions would be appreciated.

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Old 26 November 2011, 15:51   #2
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How about a double jockey console upfront and a bench seat behind for the two younger kids, then you can still go out in rough weather if you want to.

or... get a 5.4 searider then you can just stick a bench seat behind the console.
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How about a double jockey console upfront and a bench seat behind for the two younger kids, then you can still go out in rough weather if you want to.
Have you SEEN a SR4 in this config. then Nathan?
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err...no
I thought we could just spitball ideas?
although i have seen a jockey console with a wooden bench at the back. not sure if it was a single or double console though...

you can get back to back seating barry http://inflatables.apolloduck.co.uk/...tml?aid=228091
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Too small.
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err...no
I suspected not, on account of how there isn't room to drop yer pants on a SR4
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I thought we could just spitball ideas?
We can, and I do, but it's nice to let newbies know that you are doing just that...

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although i have seen a jockey console with a wooden bench at the back. not sure if it was a single or double console though...
This is what I mean - a fuzzier, but nonetheless USEFUL contribution.

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I get it... Cheers for that willk
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Sr4 m has proper seats

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This is almost exactly what I had in mind for layout, but with the console a bit further forward as there is no chain locker to worry about.

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I appreciate that this is a 4.5 not a 4. I hope that I could get the console forward another 250mm and accept the the back of the bench will be a bit closer to the motor.

Practical ?

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I doubt it. You might be better considering one with the four back to back seats (called porn seats on here) as the RIB will be cheaper to buy (like for like). If it doesn't work out, you can convert to another seating config anyway.
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Thanks,

I think that I'll hang on to find a 4.7 or a 5.4.

I don't want to buy anything ready to go as I enjoy a good winter project

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I don't want to buy anything ready to go as I enjoy a good winter project
Sounds like a SR is the right choice then

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One has just been listed on the bay, but it will be quite a trek. Ideal little project though

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Does anyone have a plan view of an SR4 with dimensions perchance ?
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Hookay, I'll spell it out in big letters. It's TOO SMALL.
We have a 4m SR, if you hit a bit of sea with two adults and three kids onboard, the Missus WILL kill you as kids disappear over the side.
Either get rid of a couple of kids or buy a bigger boat.
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Hookay, I'll spell it out in big letters. It's TOO SMALL.
We have a 4m SR, if you hit a bit of sea with two adults and three kids onboard, the Missus WILL kill you as kids disappear over the side.
Either get rid of a couple of kids or buy a bigger boat.
That's the way you drive. He might be different. I'd get rid of the missus

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Hookay, I'll spell it out in big letters. It's TOO SMALL.
We have a 4m SR, if you hit a bit of sea with two adults and three kids onboard, the Missus WILL kill you as kids disappear over the side.
Either get rid of a couple of kids or buy a bigger boat.
What ? Take my Missus on a boat

The boat will be sans the Missus on a permanent basis, we both have our toys, mine generally have engines and adrenaline, hers have needles and sew stuff together. We've managed 25 years together without a major argument, don't want to take the chance now

I asked for measurements as I was thinking of fitting some mounting points into the floor so that I could swap out a bench seat for a jockey seat behind a glassed in console as the circumstances dictate.

I have the space to store an overall length of 30', however it's a few miles from home whereas I could put an SR4 in my garage. Likewise I could stretch the budget but that would mean selling more toys than I'd like to part with and wouldn't give me a winter project in the garage at home.

Thanks for all of the input.

For clarification, does the 4m measurement go from the transom to the outer edge of the front tubes or to the front of the hull ?

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