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Old 11-22-2010, 01:59 PM
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Default Just picked up my new toy, need help lowering seats....

First let me say thank-you...although I have never posted, we were looking to buy a powerboat with a limited budget, and searching these forums helped us greatly. We have a 18 foot checkmate, but wanted something bigger to go on larger lakes, inland like Castle rock, and Pettenell here in Wisconsin. We will keep the Checkmate, but are now the parents of a 88 201 Liberator. She was the cleanest of all the boats we looked at, and will provide the comfort of a larger boat.

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The Seats are too high for my wifes liking. Tried to lower them using the mechanisim, but still too high. She can not touch the floor. Can I have the post cut 6 inches to lower them? Is there a better soulution? Anyone else done this?

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I cut the posts in my 22 Scarab. As long as you have enough post left over to tighten the seat to, I think you'll be good to go.
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How did you cut them? They seem pretty hefty....
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Take it to a welding shop or machine shop to have it cut down.
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Yeah it was some type of industrial saw. I brought the posts in.
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Can you install a stainless foot rest in front of the passenger seat? My wife rests her feet on one of my 8.5" x 22" fenders.

Congrats on the new purchase!
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If you want to sell the checkmate PM me. Congratulations
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If you want to sell the checkmate PM me. Congratulations
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