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Stern bench seat mounting location??
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posted 03-03-2002 07:50 PM ET (US)
I just bought a bench stern seat for my 1988 outrage 18.It came with the bar that goes across the back and mounts on the side boards,and it has 2 u shaped legs that are attached to the seat and also attaches to floor.Where is the propper location to mount.Also when I am not going to use seat and I remove what about the screw holes in the boat?Should they be covered?
posted 03-04-2002 08:33 AM ET (US)
I had a simial seat on my 22 Revenge W/T. The installation should be fairly similar. The two 'U' brackets get mounted to the floor with four male fittings (screw bases). They mounted in my boat to the smooth area on the outer edges of one of the floor panels (I remember this because I hate to drill the nonskid, and I was glad I did not have to). The stern rail mounts at a little bit of an angle to rise up from the gunn'l to meet the back of the seat. My seat sat about 12" forward of the motorwell. These dimension were from a 22, so yours might be a little different. I used to have a picture of the seat, I'll see if I can find it and email it to you.
One other thing, the screw bases are held on to the stainless 'U' legs by a set screw. If you loosen these set screws, and pull the screws out of the back of the seat (6 if I remember right) you can pull the seat straight up and out. I would just be careful to bed the heck out of the screw bases, and maybe use a more temporary fastener on the seat back (some sort of pin that could be pulled when you want to remove the seat)
posted 03-04-2002 08:34 AM ET (US)
sorry, simial??? = similar
posted 03-04-2002 10:36 AM ET (US)
Who did you purchase the seat from (was it new or from a private party)? A buddy of mine has a Newport 17, and he's looking for a similar setup. Also, a ballpark price would be appreciated.
posted 03-04-2002 06:12 PM ET (US)
I posted that I was looking for the seat on the Marketplace forum and I was lucky enough to find one.It is used but in perfect condition with all the mounting hardware.I also contacted Boston Whaler to see if seat is still available they told me that it is not but refered me to daves upolstery shop. John
posted 03-04-2002 10:09 PM ET (US)
On mine the center line of the back bar is located 2" forward of the centerline of the center of the splashwell wall. I dont see any reason exact spacing is necessary. Put it together and slide it around until you get it where you like then screw it down. My seat is in the garage or I would take a pic for you.
posted 03-05-2002 05:22 AM ET (US)
When you take the seat out,Do you leave the back bar end caps in place.And do you leave the male ends of floor brackets in place screwed to floor. John
posted 03-05-2002 07:50 PM ET (US)
Pullnit reference who makes the stern seat, Dave's ulhpostry in titasville florida, 321-267-7028 I had one made for my 17' montauk, costing approx. 1500.00. Since we are on the subject I may sell my 22' revenge stern seat (fair cond) if anyone is searching for one
posted 03-05-2002 09:13 PM ET (US)
I bought the boat strictly as a fishing machine. The seat was in it when I bought it and I removed it as soon as I got home. I never had to reinstall it so I guess my long winded answer is I dont know. How much did you pay for your seat?
posted 03-06-2002 06:07 AM ET (US)
I would say I payed a fair price for the seat,The seller and I agree on this.I have found that you cant put a price on whalers or whaler merchandise,Becouse it is worth as much as a buyer is willing to pay.I would not like the price I paid to be used as a referance for any other buyers or sellers. John
posted 03-11-2002 08:37 PM ET (US)
Only one comment, make sure you mount the seat at a location far enough forward that it does not interfere with thye outboard in the raised position.
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