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Man, good luck navigating that website to find anything. :(


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Thank you.

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Question regarding your use of the slider...

I have a wide pedestal seat up front. It is in the way when I board the boat. I'd love to slide it off to the side; board; and slip it back to the center. How sturdy is the slider for a seat that is probably 16 inches high?

I'm a big guy and worry about the seat falling over, or coming out of the tracks?????? I sent a message to the slider folks, but it is the weekend, so I may not hear back from them for a few days. thanks, richg99

p.s. nice build out.
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Since those pictures I've changed the black pedestal to the pin style mounts.
I attached an upside down base to the plastic slide then added an 11" post on top. With those two pieces plus the pin on the seat, I'm sure I'm over 16" high.
I'm about 240lbs and it feels plenty sturdy. The slide is pretty close to the size of the track, so I've never had an issue with it wiggling or sliding while sitting on it.
I have had it pop out while trailering over railroad tracks and very rough road, so DEFINITELY take the seat off when trailering.

The other thing I did was build a removable deck to go over the batteries up front. Adds extra space for the bow fisherman and gets the batteries out of direct sunlight.

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I'd love to see some more pictures of your rig with any updates you have done. I have a 1648 NCS on order which should be in any day now (already about 3 weeks late from the dealer as it is :? ). I'm gonna take a similar path as you and keep it open and simple....I want to keep the weight down so my 15hp Evinrude can push it alright.
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Also, if you get the chance to check back in on your thread, can you update us on how the TM bracket is holding up? And also where did you get your hull ID stickers? I like the color and font and am trying to go with something a little different than plain white in arial font.
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Sorry wmk, I'm two years late to your posts.
Everything is holding up the same as when I installed it. I do use a waterproof travel cover, so it stays bone dry inside. The hull ID stickers came from Bass Pro.
I'll try to remember to take some photos the next time I take it out in a few weeks.

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Where does one purchase the seat track like you used?

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i cant see the pictures. i dont have a photobucket account.
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It's the Slider G5. They used to be a site sponsor, maybe still are.
https://www.sliderg5.com/index.html

*I also edited the first post to add the pictures to the site, instead of hosting them on Photobucket.
Boy, did I use a lot of spinning reels back then, lol.

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looks good man.
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I'll have to take a picture of the battery shelf. I usually stick my tackle bag on top of that.

I really like the NCS model. I don't need a bunch of storage compartments, so the open floorplan is awesome for me. There is literally enough room to sleep two adults comfortably on the floor.

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