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Interceptor 02-04-2003 04:19 PM

Seating options ?
I'm considering replacing the seats in my boat and don't have the need or option of using bolsters. What is available from most boat seating manufacturers is pedestal or leaning post styles.

My application uses a short pedestal appx 1' mounted to raised fibergass bases at both front stations. What I was considering were some of th eupscale racing seats designed for automotive applications. Many are available in materials which would withstand a water enviroment. Sice they are for racing applications they would be structually suitable fo rmarine also I'd think.

Anyone out there ever considered this as a option or have other thoughs ?


Audiofn 02-04-2003 09:06 PM

What about a skater style seat?


mcollinstn 02-04-2003 09:22 PM

Think outside the box.

How bout you roll all the passengers up in a big tortilla like they do on MTV spring break. Then you can ty-wrap the whole passenger-rito to some kind of post or really tall ski-tow like a Mastercraft has.

If there are some short passengers, you can tear a hole near their head so they can see out.

For the driver seat, get a rocker/recliner (Lane and Flexsteel both make quality units) and bolt it to the stringers. That way, even smooth water will feel exciting.

You'll be the envy of all yor friends.

Interceptor 02-05-2003 11:06 AM

Thinking of something like this :


Intolerant1 02-05-2003 04:10 PM

I really think the Panasonic massage chair would be the way to go and still cheaper than most bolsters at about $2500 each!

jcap 02-09-2003 08:53 AM

i have been thinking the same thing
try momo seats or cobra uk some very interesting options.The auto toystore sells them. they make a marine seat in carbon fiber with slots for a 5 point harness.

jcap 02-09-2003 08:54 AM

At go to offroad then aqua 4x4

Intolerant1 02-09-2003 11:43 AM

I just got my new Boat US catalogue and they have some very nice looking seats this year.

Ted G 02-09-2003 11:47 AM

We are putting Sparco seats in our cat. They make one that is high backed, good support, and has a fiberglass shell. They are about 300 bucks. Sparco Seats

boot 02-09-2003 09:05 PM

I think you got the wrong SPARCO ?

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