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Suggestions on a full width stern seat for 17 O/R?
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posted 04-28-2002 05:02 PM ET (US)
Would like some more comfort seating for my '97 O/R ideally a full width stern seat similiar to the optional stern seats on the Dauntless or Montauk. Short of going to a custom interior fabricator...do any of you have an creative ideas? Maybe buy either of the two aforementioned seats and then have custom brackets made to make it work??
Ideally I'd like something that could be removed in that I won't always be needing the seating and at time will need the interior to be "open" for fishing.
posted 04-28-2002 06:41 PM ET (US)
I have the factory stern seat in my 99 Montauk. It requires two aluminum plates to be attached to the floor the seat then is held down by four thumb screws.
No problems at all it is easy in and out also provides a syorage place under it for my safety gear bag.
Your Outrage is a little wider but the seat would work. Price wise you may be better off going custom by a local shop. I was working for the dealer at the time and got mine for cost right at $800.00, expect to pay about $1,300.00 at retail.
posted 04-28-2002 09:26 PM ET (US)
Would the '02 seat be the same as yours?
posted 04-28-2002 10:21 PM ET (US)
Two ideas for you.
Make a bench seat that would rest on the railing around the engine well. You might be able to use the vertical center support as an securing point and have an attachment that would rest on the rear seats near the port and starboard gunnels to distribute weight. Aren't you only gaining 1 seat over the two that already exist?
Positioning anything on the deck would impede access to indeck box. That said,
Do you have the leaning post or the reversible pilot seat on your boat?
posted 04-28-2002 11:19 PM ET (US)
I too thought of the cooler seat...but I was hoping to figure out something that didn't look like an "after-thought" but the two molded in seats are really a limiting factor in making anything look "right" I figure the only practical way of doing this correctly would be "full-custom" but I think I would upgrade to a larger boat before I went through the trouble.
Thank you for your suggestions...
I think I'm going to have to abandon my idea and just enjoy what I've got for now.
Now on to the next project....a re-power
posted 04-29-2002 08:10 AM ET (US)
Be careful when thinking about repowering. We started to think about repowering not because our boat needs a new engine but heard so much about 4 stroke engines. This lead to analyzing what other options might make sense boat wise and ended up buying a second boat. Hows that for logic!
posted 04-29-2002 04:48 PM ET (US)
Good point...I'm going to take a quick look to see if this has recently been kicked around here...if not I'll start a new post...I currently have a 1997 Merc carb 135 and am looking at a Merc 4-stroke 115 or Opti 150
posted 05-01-2002 03:22 PM ET (US)
I dont know if you have room but check out Wise seats. Check Boaters World catalogs or on the web. I have a 60" in my 22' OR. I leave it in the garage when fishing and it heavy enough to not be mounted. I did fab some nylon "feet" so the floor stays nice...
posted 05-01-2002 07:01 PM ET (US)
Thanks...I'll take a look
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