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Posted by member Richard Moynan on Wednesday 19 January 2022

We installed GRP seat boxes which really spread the load on the deck which is particularly important on an older vessel. (ref Care and Maintenance/complete refurb of deck and bilges May 2020) There is a photo in this entry in the archives of ours partially completed. I would suggest fibre glassing in to maintain a water seal, they were not hugely expensive and you get excellent extra waterproof storage.

regards Richard

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Posted by member Michael Adams on Saturday 15 January 2022

* Roger,

I am currently also looking at replacing the pilot seat as the current cupboard the seat is mounted on is looking tired? The options i've looked at is making a frame from 25mm aluminium square section tubing widely available on the internet, where you can also buy the inter connecting T pieces etc.( Seat would be fixed )
The other method but expensive, is to buy a fibreglass single seat box stand (ebay) and fix a short pedestal to that
the box section can be screwed to the cockpit floor (short screws )
The boat is currently out being tided up etc. Keep you posted ?

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Posted by member Robert Sneddon on Friday 31 December 2021

Hi Roger
I’m not entirely sure of the thickness of the cockpit deck however I have replaced my cabin floor and from memory was no more than 25mm. I would be reluctant to screw directly into the floor without a marine ply base plate to strengthen the area.
I’m sure someone with more experience will come along and give you more information.
Kind regards

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Posted by member Roger winkworth on Tuesday 28 December 2021

Thinking of installing new Pilot seat with adjustable pedestal would the cockpit sole be strong enough to instal with screws

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