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GeneNJ posted 06-11-2003 10:38 PM ET (US)   Profile for GeneNJ   Send Email to GeneNJ  
Anyone know if backrests/seats are available? I am thinking of something like as stadium seat that grips on a bench, but I'm open to all ideas.
BOB posted 06-15-2003 11:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for BOB  Send Email to BOB     
I mounted two seats on my 13' Sport with adjustable seat clamps, like the West marine Model 38607 ($25.99 each).
They get you up a little higher and allow you to swivel around. You can see the swivel at the following link

I will e-mail you a picture of the seats mounted on my boat.

Bill Davis posted 06-16-2003 09:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bill Davis  Send Email to Bill Davis     
I have put two clamp-on seats, with swivel brackets, on my bench seat on my 2000 Sport 13. I got the high back type, from Cabellas. I like them a lot, though you do have to tighten them down well if you are going to be in some rough water.

They are nice for fishing, and the seat backs fold down.

BOB posted 06-16-2003 02:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for BOB  Send Email to BOB     
I solved the problem of the seat bracket coming lose in rough conditions. After installing the seats, I installed four short sections of rubber hose so they would each fit on the seat bracket, pressing up under the bench seat. I got the hose at an auto supply store. The hose is split so it can be put around the seat bracket. Each of the four pieces of hose are held in place with two hose clamps and then dressed with black electrical tape. The four pieces of hose prevent the seat bracket from riding up on the bench seat and working loose.
GeneNJ posted 06-16-2003 07:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for GeneNJ  Send Email to GeneNJ     
I ordered a seat from Cabella's. Thanks for all the tips, I'll see if I can invent a few on my own.
GeneNJ posted 06-27-2003 06:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for GeneNJ  Send Email to GeneNJ     
Bill, Bob:

Completed the fitting and installation today. The Cabelas seat has a rubber/vinyl coating on the clamping rods, so there is no need for the hose. I cut 1" off the ends of the rods too prevent them from showing and covered the threads with Rust-oleum Grip and Guard liquid rubber. After fitting the braces in position I used Permatex thread-lock on the hex nut to prevent it from changing position during use. The wing nuts are easily tightened with a homemade deep socket. I used 3/4" PVC pipe and cut a slot in one end to fit the wing nut, tool is about 8" long and stays in the boat.

Thanks Again

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