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irishfan
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Post by irishfan » 13 Aug 2009, 21:03

I am trying to find a good way to attach a seat to my jon boat bench that is secure for my 6 yr old. The regular clamping ones don't seem to hold too well. I don't want a tall pedestal for the middle seat, just something low. If it could be adjusted left and right that would be nice also. The benches are original and the corners are rounded. An help would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by Quackrstackr » 13 Aug 2009, 21:17

No left to right movement but it's about as low profile for a seat mount as you are going to find.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/store ... 00_225-8-5
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Post by fishinchef » 14 Aug 2009, 00:38

No left to right movement but it's about as low profile for a seat mount as you are going to find.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/store ... 00_225-8-5
You could also use the pin style that way you could remove the seat when not using the boat. Its going to put you up about 3" or so higher than the swivel base.

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Post by ober51 » 14 Aug 2009, 07:59

fishinchef wrote:
No left to right movement but it's about as low profile for a seat mount as you are going to find.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/store ... 00_225-8-5
You could also use the pin style that way you could remove the seat when not using the boat. Its going to put you up about 3" or so higher than the swivel base.

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Post by Loggerhead Mike » 14 Aug 2009, 08:21

the swivels arnt designed to be mounted w/out the pedistol so they can be a pain to install. i had to put the bolts threw the bottom, screw the swivel to the seat, then try and get all 4 bolts threw the onles in a 1x piece of wood to cover the bench. drill 4 holes in the bench for the bolts to go threw, and screw the wood down to the bench. after all that was done the seat is nice and low and very comfortable.

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Post by CarlF » 14 Aug 2009, 09:13

I used one of these bases. Installed the base first, without the seat attached. Basically, used a good bead of marine grade silicone on all surfaces and 4 large stainless metal screws (pre-drill pilot holes first). Let it sit for a day. Then I put the seat on top, wiggled the screws to attached the seat up into the holes in the seat and tightened them with a wrench. This has been on the boat for 8 years and has not needed tightening yet.
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Post by irishfan » 14 Aug 2009, 09:27

Do the quick releases they sell for the swivels work very well? I may just use one of those and attach a board to the bench and then screw the release and seat to the board. Then if it is just me going I can put a 7" pedestal in the release and fish from the front.

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Post by russ010 » 14 Aug 2009, 09:53

irishfan wrote:Do the quick releases they sell for the swivels work very well? I may just use one of those and attach a board to the bench and then screw the release and seat to the board. Then if it is just me going I can put a 7" pedestal in the release and fish from the front.
They last for about 3 fishing trips... the ones I have on my pond beater are torn to pieces, and depending on which way you are fishing when you set the hook, you are liable to slide that puppy right out of the bracket.

If you are putting your kid in it and you really want safe, I would go with the pin pedestal like is mentioned above. You can put the base in with Self Tapping screws and that's it.

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Post by irishfan » 14 Aug 2009, 21:57

Went with the pin pedestals. Came up with some 1/2" plastic sheathing to attach to the top of the bench. I will carpet the sheathing first then attach it to the top of the bench. Will then drill holes and attach the seat to it. The best part is they won't rot. Should be good for a looooonnnnggg time.

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