Preferred mounting arrangement for 2 seats in a 1236 Jon

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slizzy
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Preferred mounting arrangement for 2 seats in a 1236 Jon

Post by slizzy » 03 Aug 2016, 03:45

Hi there,

I'm about to put two Wise folding / swivel seats in my 1236 alumacraft

I was wondering how you guys like to position them... Offset at all or dead in the middle for both?

I was thinking to mount the seat mount with rivnuts so I could have a few mounting positions on each bench.

I'm thinking either dead middle for both , or

Offset both, back seat offset towards starboard and front (middle bench) offset towards port

Any suggestions ? :D

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Preferred mounting arrangement for 2 seats in a 1236 Jon

Post by rich250 » 03 Aug 2016, 06:53

my battery is mounted in the right rear corner so the rear seat is on the left side, the front seat is mounted slightly offset to the right side,there is usually 2 of us on the boat so this equals out the weight pretty good.
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Preferred mounting arrangement for 2 seats in a 1236 Jon

Post by bobberboy » 03 Aug 2016, 08:06

I had a 1236. It's a pretty small boat and balance is important. I offset my seats so I could have a comfortable position operating the outboard. I almost always fished with two in the boat so the balance of the offset seats was always maintained.

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Preferred mounting arrangement for 2 seats in a 1236 Jon

Post by slizzy » 04 Aug 2016, 00:00

Im hoping my battery and some gear will balance the boat when out solo...

also having the front/center seat offset to the port side it will be easier to jump over the bench to reach bow anchor and or gear

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Preferred mounting arrangement for 2 seats in a 1236 Jon

Post by onthewater102 » 04 Aug 2016, 11:59

Have you considered a slide mount - especially for the rear seat where you will probably want to offset it while using a tiller & center it while fishing?

http://www.sliderg5.com/
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Preferred mounting arrangement for 2 seats in a 1236 Jon

Post by slizzy » 06 Aug 2016, 03:20

onthewater102 wrote:Have you considered a slide mount - especially for the rear seat where you will probably want to offset it while using a tiller & center it while fishing?

http://www.sliderg5.com/

no Im mounting my seats with a spring release clip w/ swivel & fastening with rivnuts, so I can have a couple mounting positions with a clean finish...

I'm thinking I will do both seats dead centre & also have a mounting position slightly offset for both, opposing, starboard for rear seat, and port for middle bench seat

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