Originally Posted by 802flyfish
I've emailed them and they quoted me without the hoop for the set up. He mentioned if I didn't get the hoop that he could mount the swivel on the front. If I get the RMR Storm I'm going to have to utilize every possible inch of space. I'm just debating on whether I should get the swivel mounted on the poly deck or doing away with the poly and chair and using a cooler. what purpose does the poly deck serve?
The poly acts as a hatch cover so you can stow gear underneath (with a drop bag), and the base for a front seat. Nice for sure, but not a must have. My set up did not have poly or a front seat to start out. But, last year I made a front hatch out of plywood and mounted a seat to it. Also, made side decks. Cheaper than poly and just as functional, but I'm gonna have to re-coat with spar varnish before the spring which I wouldn't have to do with poly. You can find endless threads on wood decking pros and cons on here. HTH.