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superdave_gv posted 07-16-2008 11:34 PM ET (US)   Profile for superdave_gv   Send Email to superdave_gv  

Interested in buying two folding marine deck chairs (used).

Pretty much similar to these at West Marine:

The cheaper ones (Kingfish II) are on sale at West Marine for $99/each but the reviews are mediocre. Trying to mitigate my investment / risk and help someone get money out of some chairs they don't need.

By my measurements, these will fit just fine side by side in the stern area of a 16'7" Classic Whaler and offer more versatility than a fixed bench.


home Aside posted 07-17-2008 02:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
My kids got me two from Boaters World for my Birthday they were priced $129.00, but were on a two for one sale, so they got two for the price of one.

They are really nice and work well on my Revenge 22 WT, I have two 94 Qt coolers with cushions end to end across the stern and then these chairs facing side to side behind the helm seats, it increases the seating very nicely for cruising and with the rubber feet they don't move an inch with or without people in them, when it's time to fish or whatever out they go into the garage.

I think you'll be happy with them, look for sales.


myakka posted 07-17-2008 02:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for myakka  Send Email to myakka     
Be aware West Marine had MANY of these chairs returned in the past few years because the wood in the seats failed. They now sell those chairs with a cross brace under the seat.
jeffs22outrage posted 07-17-2008 04:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     
Dave there are two here in Detroit on Craigslist for $50 per obo. Not sure what shipping would be. Let me know if you want me to help. I will send the ad in an email.
royaloakwhaler posted 07-20-2008 02:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for royaloakwhaler  Send Email to royaloakwhaler     
Before you buy these chairs, you should try out your plan with similiarly sized lawnchairs. I bought two marine deck chairs from West Marine, but when I put them in my Montauk 170, there wasn't as much leg room as I thought there would be. The chairs slid around too much and I was generally unhappy with the whole setup. West Marine took them back without any problem. If your boat is on a trailer, take it to a store that has the chairs you're interested in. Ask a salesperson if you can take a chair outside to see if it fits. If it does, you can tell him you still need to think about the sale and then find them used or elsewhere if you're still interested.
superdave_gv posted 07-20-2008 09:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for superdave_gv  Send Email to superdave_gv     

Thanks everyone. The guy at West Marine told me a while back he would accept them on return within a reasonable time frame. I am continually getting the vibe that these chairs are not a sure thing. Maybe the new plastic inside is a lot better and I should go for it.

The other option of coolers is looking much more cost effective although losing the back support. Back support is obviously worth some coin.

Ok, not wanting to keep a discussion going in the marketplace. Thanks for looking and if anyone finds some chairs like this after a while, please search for the thread and give me a shout.

newt posted 07-20-2008 09:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
Consider the folding canvas camping type chairs instead. Earlier this season, I fully intended to purchase a couple deck chairs just like you, but never got to it after using a couple of the camping chairs. They are very comfortable, and stow away nicely.

Here is an example of the type of chair.

superdave_gv posted 07-20-2008 10:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for superdave_gv  Send Email to superdave_gv     

Alright, alright, you guys have finally helped the frugal side of me win. I happen to have some camping chairs and also some of the cheap plastic / resin adirondack style chairs from Wal-Mart or whereever. I submitted to some Sunday night product testing a la porch light.

So it's traditional camping chair versus....

The camping chairs seemed to be a little top heavy for me so I have always brushed them off. They felt somewhat like that tonight, even though the boat was on its trailer. I have never like camping chairs back angle either. The adirondack style chairs are lower, more stable version of the ubiquitous $5 white plastic chair-- and can be found for around $12. Neither chair guarantees non-marking feet.

The winner?

Side by side, two adirondacks fit nicely and offer a low, stable seating position with armrests. There's plenty of legroom and you are reclined like a fishing chair.

aja posted 07-21-2008 08:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for aja  Send Email to aja     
We have had a similar debate going around our boat, although I am looking for chairs which just take up less space than any of the ones you have been looking at. Our current chairs fold flat so occupy the entire stern area when folded - which I can't stand. There are also those popular folding camping chairs which fold smaller, but which I don't find very comfortable to sit on. Some friends had some small folding chairs which sit low to the ground and fold into a long narrow package, but we have looked for them, or better yet a "marinized" version of them which would be made from stainless and other more durable materials so would hopefully last longer.
superdave_gv posted 08-17-2008 03:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for superdave_gv  Send Email to superdave_gv     

Extended product review---

The adirondack style lawn chairs linked to above have been very comfortable chairs on 3 trips now for guests of all size. They fit side by side in the vacant (no batteries, etc) stern of a classic 16'7" hull and have a great low seating position with full backrest/headrest and arms. For a cruise, they are virtually impossible to beat at around $12/chair.

Aja, you might want to check these out:

These chairs also fit side by side in the stern, have a screen type seating cloth (quick dry) and that same low profile seating. They are expensive but have a very sturdy design. I opted to keep them because they collapse into a tube/bag like the typical chair for stowing and portability. They would work for a cruise then put away for fishing, pull back out to cruise home. They are also low-height, as my girlfriend noted, for outdoor film festivals and concerts that limit bringing regular height camp chairs and only "beach chairs."

jeffs22outrage posted 08-18-2008 09:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     

I word of caution, I used a set like those on our old montauk and after a day of heavy use in moderate seas they left circular stress cracks in the non skid where the rear feet were.

superdave_gv posted 08-18-2008 11:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for superdave_gv  Send Email to superdave_gv     

Thanks Jeff, good to consider. Maybe only for picnic cruises then.
jjandpop posted 08-19-2008 01:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for jjandpop  Send Email to jjandpop     
I have 2 sitting in my garage that I would like to sell. I would like to get $50 each but would consider OBO. They have been on the boat once and were a little to big for the OI-20. I had them forward of the console.


jjandpop posted 08-19-2008 01:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for jjandpop  Send Email to jjandpop     
That is OR-20, sorry

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