I was thinking of having one custom built- I haven't seen anything for it. THis is kind of a wasted space being only a cover for the fuel tank connections and guage. I would be interested to know if there is a commercial proiduct for that.
That step up/down from the area of the aft of the boat to the center section by the two arm rests, happens to be very treacherous. There is about a 6” x 10” area to put your foot on OR you can step right in the middle of a seat. Over time the seat upholstery will wear out prematurely or you will bust your ass from trying to hit the small (6” x10”) area I described prior. I can’t be the only one that is trying to overcome DA engineering designs?
I took the center seat out of the boat as soon as I got it home new and stored it away. I have just the carpeted lid in place so there is plenty of step space. I don't want to make the step much taller than it is already so Im thinking of just a shallow box on top of the lid maybe? There are a few inches of space above the fuel tank and lines where I'm thinking a shallow tray could be fitted for use for stuff like glasses and some other personal items. I'm thinking i could extend upward over the cover or replace the cover higher up maybe 5-6 inches. I have the passanger console unit on my boat so the glove box there provides pretty good storage space too. During the summer months I like to remove the passsanger console to get the extra space open. When I'm by myself the open seat space is better for easy access to a few rods there. I drilled out 4 more rod butt holes in the upper foot plate on the passenger side that line up with the open space in the top of the seat. Makes a really secure place to put rods when your alone.
I have a custom built aluminum heavy gauge storage box that I pulled out of my 2016 Z18 that fits perfectly between the seats. I totaled that boat due to major hull damage. The lid is the factory original lid that fir over the fuel hose access hole. I’m asking 200 for it. It is waterproof design.
I had one added to my new 2021 build at the recommendation of the salesman. It's a nice place to put stuff (wallet, keys, sunglasses, flashlight, headlamp, etc.) but I don't think it is worth the $475 price tag.
Add usable storage and a real step to your bass boat bench seat. Designed with a pair of cup holders, center storage bin and enclosed storage underneath the step. Made from Teflon coated, heavy duty rotationally molded plastic it comes with a lifetime warranty. Built to be a true step, the lid...