The challenge with seating here is to maximize space in the boat and provide seating that can incorporate a 5-point harness.
Maximizing space could lead me to build long bench seats. This could be pretty easy, but I’m uncertain how comfortable the seats would be, which leads me to question if you would be protected by your seat, or crumpled against the harness if you ever needed it.
Another other route might be building individual seats, which could be designed and built to incorporate the curves of the boat so it fits well. These could incorporate harnesses, be comfortable, and provide additional support for rider.
A curved seat means a curved jig and possibly steam bending. Cool. Maybe I can even steam and bend my cast off pieces, which would be ideal.
OK. Time to build the bending form. 🙂 Oh, and I’ll use nothing but scrap to build the forms. Double Bonus!!!