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Old 17 September 2020, 04:02   #1
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Zodiac Pro Open 550 Seats

Hi folks,
I知 continuing the gradual refit of my Zodiac Pro Open 550 and I think the seats are the next thing to look at. The seats are the original 2 white plastic seats on aluminium pedestals. The fittings are all corroded and the manufacturers no longer sell parts. I like the new model 550 with the leaning post type seat but I知 not sure how comfortable it would be on a long trip.
I知 thinking of trying to fit two small jockey seats side by side or else a 2 person bench seat with a lifting front lip to allow stand up steering. The old seats were always too low so this gives me an option to sort it out.
Has anyone replaced the seats on this type of rib and do you have any photos.
Can you recommend a website In Ireland or the UK that sells rib/boat seats?
Thanks
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Old 17 September 2020, 11:04   #2
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Hi folks,
I知 continuing the gradual refit of my Zodiac Pro Open 550 and I think the seats are the next thing to look at. The seats are the original 2 white plastic seats on aluminium pedestals. The fittings are all corroded and the manufacturers no longer sell parts. I like the new model 550 with the leaning post type seat but I知 not sure how comfortable it would be on a long trip.
I知 thinking of trying to fit two small jockey seats side by side or else a 2 person bench seat with a lifting front lip to allow stand up steering. The old seats were always too low so this gives me an option to sort it out.
Has anyone replaced the seats on this type of rib and do you have any photos.
Can you recommend a website In Ireland or the UK that sells rib/boat seats?
Thanks
D
I like the idea of a seat with the option of converting to lean against. I have thought along the same lines. Keen to see what you come up with.
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Old 17 September 2020, 17:53   #3
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Some interesting ideas here Pro Open
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Old 27 September 2020, 15:22   #4
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We took our two plastic seats out on ours and swapped it for a lean post with storage. Much better now and loads of dry storage.
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Old 27 September 2020, 15:53   #5
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Cornishcoote,
Did you get a leaning post custom made or did you buy one from a supplier? Do you have a link?
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