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Lostinfog posted 10-21-2002 08:51 PM ET (US)   Profile for Lostinfog  
Just wanted to say thank you all for the help so far. I am still quite new to all of this and the help has been more than I ever imagined. I am looking to put a rear bench seat in my 1967 Nauset, but would like to know where the best/cheapest place that I could purchase a seat. Also, how much of a project am I looking at in order to install it myself? Or should I save that job for a professional? Once again, any and all help is greatly welcomed.
whalerron posted 10-21-2002 08:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
Are you looking for a bench seat that goes in the stern of the boat or are you looking for a rear facing bench that is attached to the helm seat?

The previous owner of my boat made a rear facing seat which is mounted to the back of the wooden helm seat. It easily seats 2 people and would be very easy to build. I think you can see in the Minot pictures on Cetacea page 33.

- ron

Lostinfog posted 10-21-2002 09:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lostinfog    
Hey, sorry I didn't specify. I'm looking to put a bench seat in at the stern of the boat. I've got a cooler that I may make into a seat at the rear of the helm. The more I think about it, the more of a project it's becoming.

JBCornwell posted 10-21-2002 09:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Ahoy, Lost.. .

I suggest that you check the wood location diagram for the 16.6' hull before you think about mounting a seat. If you don't have a wood backing to anchor it to, you will regret trying it.

Good luck.

Red sky at night. . .

dscew posted 10-21-2002 10:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
It was quite common for Boston Whaler to install an aft bench in the 16, which would turn a Nauset into an Eastport. It was a slatted affair, with a back and supports behind and underneath it, the center support mounted to the floor. There may be photos of it on Cetacea, and I have a 3 X 5 of one in Maryland that I could try to email to you. Let me know. It may take a couple of days for me to dig it up.
DanT posted 10-22-2002 06:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for DanT  Send Email to DanT     
I have an Eastport and have a copy of the original plans for the stern seat which I received from another member. I'll send you a copy.
Hobie1981 posted 10-22-2002 11:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hobie1981  Send Email to Hobie1981     
Hi Dan: Would it be possible to sent me a copy of the rear seat plans. I have a '69 Nauset. Thankx..


Whaler Proud posted 10-22-2002 12:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler Proud  Send Email to Whaler Proud     
I got Hobie, Dan
Hobie1981 posted 10-22-2002 04:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hobie1981  Send Email to Hobie1981     
Thankx WP: Going to have a busy winter with all the boat projects. :-)


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