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sirbeigealot wrote:I would agree that the handling would be better. What seating arrangement do you now have?
I bought six cushions for us to sit on, but my wife and I feel that we need seats.
I'm thinking how I'm gonna do it, we need some back support for those long outings.
I only have one seat on the center bench now.

As for cushions, we use the floatation cushions as some local lakes require that you have a throw floatation device as well as a life jacket for each person on board.

"Long outings" is kind of personal. Many times bodily functions dictate time on water. Our fiberglass boat has "hiding places" whereas our aluminum boat is pretty much all in the open! :lol:
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Post by sirbeigealot »

nomowork wrote:
sirbeigealot wrote:I would agree that the handling would be better. What seating arrangement do you now have?
I bought six cushions for us to sit on, but my wife and I feel that we need seats.
I'm thinking how I'm gonna do it, we need some back support for those long outings.
I only have one seat on the center bench now.

As for cushions, we use the floatation cushions as some local lakes require that you have a throw floatation device as well as a life jacket for each person on board.

"Long outings" is kind of personal. Many times bodily functions dictate time on water. Our fiberglass boat has "hiding places" whereas our aluminum boat is pretty much all in the open! :lol:
Yea we have the flotation cushions...we survived about six hours without having to "go"...dont know how we did it!

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sirbeigealot wrote:Yea we have the flotation cushions...we survived about six hours without having to "go"...dont know how we did it!
Funny thing about that. When we first started going fishing in the Sierras, we found out that the best bite is where there are fewer people or none at all which means no "conveniences". My GF used to make these monster breakfasts that put me at risk. I politely mentioned that although the meals were excellent, they were a bit much, so now we just have coffee, a little fruit and a pastry before heading out in the morning. Much better concentration on fishing! :lol:
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Post by sirbeigealot »

nomowork wrote:
sirbeigealot wrote:Yea we have the flotation cushions...we survived about six hours without having to "go"...dont know how we did it!
Funny thing about that. When we first started going fishing in the Sierras, we found out that the best bite is where there are fewer people or none at all which means no "conveniences". My GF used to make these monster breakfasts that put me at risk. I politely mentioned that although the meals were excellent, they were a bit much, so now we just have coffee, a little fruit and a pastry before heading out in the morning. Much better concentration on fishing! :lol:
I ate a big burrito beforehand. =D>

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Post by sirbeigealot »

Does anyone have white seats in thier boat?

How would these look in a gray boat?
https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Fold-Dow ... a69e0#shId

I wanted gray seats, but these are normally 99.00 each and these are on sale for 99.00 for a pair.

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They look like nice seats, its up to you on color as I have no fashion sense.

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Post by sirbeigealot »

Dragonman wrote:They look like nice seats, its up to you on color as I have no fashion sense.
Yea I checked diff. sites and they all charge 99.00 for one.

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Post by 1345 »

sirbeigealot wrote:
How would these look in a gray boat?
https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Fold-Dow ... a69e0#shId

My only concern with those seats would be the amount of padding.

From the pictures, it looks like they might not have a lot of it, which could prove to be uncomfortable after sitting on them all day (especially if you are a heavier person).

I've never sat on one though, so that is just based on what I am seeing in the photos.

That's the number one reason I like the Tempress so much. I am pretty heavy at 250 pounds, yet the seats are just as comfortable after 8 hours of fishing as they are after the first hour.

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Post by sirbeigealot »

1345 wrote:
sirbeigealot wrote:
How would these look in a gray boat?
https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Fold-Dow ... a69e0#shId

My only concern with those seats would be the amount of padding.

From the pictures, it looks like they might not have a lot of it, which could prove to be uncomfortable after sitting on them all day (especially if you are a heavier person).

I've never sat on one though, so that is just based on what I am seeing in the photos.


That's the number one reason I like the Tempress so much. I am pretty heavy at 250 pounds, yet the seats are just as comfortable after 8 hours of fishing as they are after the first hour.
You're starting to convince me, 1345! :)

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Post by 1345 »

One more thing that I would add is that any seat with exposed plastic and/or metal makes me worry about pressure points.

One of the nice things about the Tempress design is that there is no plastic coming into contact with your body.
Just cushion. =D>

I haven't tried all of the seats out there, so I'm not saying that the Tempress Navistyle is "the best", but it is the most comfortable (and well built) boat seat that I have ever owned, so I feel safe recommending it to people.

You could do a lot worse.

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Post by sirbeigealot »

1345 wrote:One more thing that I would add is that any seat with exposed plastic and/or metal makes me worry about pressure points.

One of the nice things about the Tempress design is that there is no plastic coming into contact with your body.
Just cushion. =D>

I haven't tried all of the seats out there, so I'm not saying that the Tempress Navistyle is "the best", but it is the most comfortable (and well built) boat seat that I have ever owned, so I feel safe recommending it to people.

You could do a lot worse.
Thanks again, I really do like the Tempress seats, maybe I can find a good deal.

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Post by 1345 »

Yeah, the only real negative with the Tempress is the price.
$200+ dollars for 2 seats is hard for a lot of people to swallow.

Hopefully you can find a nice deal on them (if you choose to buy them).

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Post by jjake »

Now you guys have me re-thinking my decision. I recently purchased an Attwood Venture (unpadded) from Walmart for around $40. I got the idea from bobberboy's Lowe 1236 modification; he reports that the seats are comfortable. An impressive modification and worth the time to read.

https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=9712

I liked the idea of no rust, no cracked vinyl, no hooks struck in the seat. Never thought about pressure point; only long term maintenance and ability to cast.

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Well, divide the price per seat by the hours you'll be in it and they are remarkably inexpensive.

Spent four in mine last night, better than a Lay-Z-Boy. I probably have 200hrs in mine and they have not begun to show their age (2 years). Another thing, I used the attwood pin mounts with the springs, one because I only needed two seats that could be moved to the fishing position vs. the running position and two because they have springs so there is a little bit of suspension. When the boat stays outside the seats come in too.

Jamie

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Post by sirbeigealot »

Ranchero50 wrote:Well, divide the price per seat by the hours you'll be in it and they are remarkably inexpensive.

Spent four in mine last night, better than a Lay-Z-Boy. I probably have 200hrs in mine and they have not begun to show their age (2 years). Another thing, I used the attwood pin mounts with the springs, one because I only needed two seats that could be moved to the fishing position vs. the running position and two because they have springs so there is a little bit of suspension. When the boat stays outside the seats come in too.

Jamie
Well I just spent 185.00 yesterday to have my bimini top frame extended another two feet higher.
IF my wife doesn't kill me I may get navistyle low backs. It's down to the wife now [-X

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