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adding seat to an inflatable

I bought a WM inflatable dinghy a little over a year ago, a basic PVC coated polyester model. The model I bought has a blow up pillow for a seat and being a newbie, I didnt know any better. The price seemed good at the time but now I notice that the same model has a real seat so they must have had complaints. It works, sort of, but in reality I hate it. Anyway, I want to add a seat. I can do the woodwork, gluing etc but I cant find a source for the parts that would glue to the tubes on either side to receive a solid seat. Any ideas??
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I have an Achilles

On my Achilles, the seat is held in place with velcro which works very well. The seat has beveled ends where the velcro is. I would think that you could easily glue velco to do the same on your inflatable. Good luck.
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You can make the brackets (attachment points) out of an old fender cut to shape then glued in place using PVC glue. Surprisingly strong. We have a Merc. rib and taking the seat out is the first thing I did. It seemed to always be in the way causing a trip hazard when stepping in or out. We just sit on the tubes way more comfy but then theres dingy BUTT....

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