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LDUBS wrote: 19 Nov 2020, 22:29
crannman wrote: 15 Nov 2020, 15:41 Battery Power:
Applied power today! All systems go! Ready for a test run!
Hey Crannman -- if you don't mind, what is that box? I would like to enclose my TM circuit breaker in something like that.
Hello LDUBS, it’s a PELICAN 1020 Micro Case Series box. I did need to drill a small hole for the reset button to work, as well as for the circuit breaker battery and trolling motor wires. Fed cut end of wire through holes drilled in the corners. I used an exacto knife and cut the liner of the box around the circuit breaker and volt meter to have a smooth surface then mounted everything using sticky back Velcro. Drilled the hole with a drill bit made for plexiglass then shaped with Dremel router bit.
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Terrific - thanks.
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Test Run 11/21/20
Test run went very well today! Boat is dry and slipped through the water nicely! Electrical system works great!
The only thing I may consider doing is installing swivel seats!
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Glad to hear all went well, that’s awesome! Nice fish to boot!
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Added a fish measuring decal with estimated weight.
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Awesome job bud, your boat looks great! thanks for taking us along

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Gearing up to install 2 Millennium Marine seats!
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Seat mounts:
Counter bored all the mounting holes on the bottom of the mount plate that will attach to the bench seat. Outer flange of rivet nut will be recessed into the mount plate and provide more surface area for the seat mount.

Next is to drill the center holes for the pin mount, drill and install the rivet nuts and then attach the bottom seat mounts!
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I don't know how I missed that post with the pic of the Christmas sweater. Well Done!
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Thank you! :D
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I want to install jon boat seats directly on the boat benches. But jon boat seats don’t come with pedestals or swivel bases. So what should I do now? Anyone have suggestions for me? Thanks!

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Gary Roe wrote: 13 Jan 2021, 08:50 I want to install jon boat seats directly on the boat benches. But jon boat seats don’t come with pedestals or swivel bases. So what should I do now? Anyone have suggestions for me? Thanks!
Hello Gary, my guess would be that it would depend on the design of the seat you are considering buying or already have if they can be installed with screws or bolts directly to the bench seat.
I haven’t found a seat that connects directly to a bench seat or that comes with a swivel or pedestal mount. Could be some out there but I’ve only seen the swivel or pedestal sold separately.
If you don’t want a swivel or pedestal then one approach I would suggest is to mount the seat securely on say, 1/2” plywood or a metal plate that is strong enough for supporting a seat. I would counter bore the mounting hole on the bottom so that the hardware is flush and lays flat. Then bolt the plywood or metal plate to the bench seat.
The bench seat in my Jon boat is enclosed so I’m using 1/4-20 rivnuts and 1/4-20 stainless screws to mount a swivel plate.
You may be able to fasten the seat directly to the bench seat by installing rivnuts in the bench seat that align with matching fasteners for the seat. May have to use wood washers between the fastener and the seat for additional surface area and strength. I would make sure that the seat has enough structure around where the fasteners would go and is strong enough to carry the weight of a person without the seat separating from where it is fastened. Also have to decide about not being able to return the seat once you drill into it!
Hope some of these ideas may help and be sure to check out the ole utube to check out any ideas there as well!
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Millennium seat with Swivl-Eze and Shoreline Marine seat mount.
Completed one of two seat installations!
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Millennium seat installation!
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Awesome man!


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