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hardensheetmetal posted 04-28-2003 05:42 PM ET (US)   Profile for hardensheetmetal   Send Email to hardensheetmetal  
I picked up a decent Todd leaning post on ebay last week. After getting the propper aluminum posts, I am going to try to install it though the rear casting deck in my boat. Does anyone know the approximate correct height that the top of the leaning post itself should be at. I would imagine it should fall about midway btween your butt and your back.

Thanks
Dan

kingfish posted 04-28-2003 05:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
42" strikes a familiar note, but I'm not sure...it does make a difference based on your height and your preferences, though. When I bought my 22, the previous owner (I never met him; bought the boat through a Marina) must have been tall; he had blocked the OEM Whaler leaning post up about 5". I'm a short guy and it hit me in the middle of my back. I replaced the OEM leaning post with a Birdsall unit of the same height and wound up cutting it down a couple of inches; for me it's just right. My butt hits right at the most padded part, and it's pretty easy to scramble up on top of it to sit.
Kelly posted 04-28-2003 06:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
I think most are about 32" to 34". Mine is just below my butt. I don't think you want anything pressing or bumping against your lower back.

Kelly

hardensheetmetal posted 04-28-2003 11:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
Thanks,

I had one on another boat, and found it comfortable at times to sit on top. It is tough to twist your head around to read a tape measure behind your back!!!

Dan

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