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PostPosted: 02 Aug 2016, 19:21 

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I use my boat for duck hunting only. I normally hunt by myself and I use the middle bench to sit on while I hunt. I don't like that I either have to straddle the bench or fold my leg on the bench. Is there any recommendation to fix the problem. ImageImage


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PostPosted: 02 Aug 2016, 20:49 
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What are you trying to accomplish? A raised seat? Sorry if I misunderstood.


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PostPosted: 02 Aug 2016, 21:15 

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The main thing is it's just plain uncomfortable to sit with a leg resting on the bench or sitting for a long time with feet on either side of the bench. I guess the easiest thing would be to remove the bench but then how would I mount the seat?


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PostPosted: 02 Aug 2016, 21:52 

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Sit with both feet on one side of the bench.



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PostPosted: 02 Aug 2016, 23:16 
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If you remove the seat, you might lose some side strength.
But if you do remove the seat you will have to replace the floatation
lost with the seat.
Then build a pedestal for the seat.
Just my thinkin.

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 Post subject: Need a good seat idea..
PostPosted: 02 Aug 2016, 23:17 
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Maybe...a 2x6 or 2x8 running longitudinally (from bow to stern) with an extra seat post receptacle set into it.

You would position the seat receptacle so that your legs would be comfortable when using it.

Obviously, this would be made-up as an easy-to-remove temporary addition. Use it only when hunting.

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 Post subject: Need a good seat idea..
PostPosted: 03 Aug 2016, 06:17 

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I guess I'll just leave it the way it is. I do plan adding a G5 slider to it and maybe that will help


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Slider is what I was thinking because you can position the seat on one side of the boat and stretch your legs out.


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Set a folding camp chair between the middle and rear seats, problem solved. Nothing to modify and when not needed leave the folding chair at home....


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PostPosted: 03 Aug 2016, 11:04 
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Bailey Boat wrote:
Set a folding camp chair between the middle and rear seats, problem solved. Nothing to modify and when not needed leave the folding chair at home....

I too was thinking along those lines! We used to put plastic folding seats on the bottom of a 5-gallon bucket that was turned upside-down on the hull floor.

For sea ducking we even cut the bucket down some to lower our profile somewhat against the hull topsides. Worked slick! We had a flat wood floor though, whereas you might need to add a piece of 18" by 18" piece or so of cheap plywood to the bucket for more stability.



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PostPosted: 03 Aug 2016, 13:20 

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I am adding a wood floor and I've thought about folding seats and such I might just move my blind so I'm hunting off the starboard side vs the port and just hunt off the back bench because I'm a lefty.


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PostPosted: 04 Aug 2016, 07:10 
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I have a slider and a short seat post. Its very comfortable if that is what you are after

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PostPosted: 04 Aug 2016, 07:15 

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Awesome thanks for the pictures. I've decided to go with the slider and hopefully that will give me more leg room. I want to keep the profile of the blind low so I will not use the seat post.


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PostPosted: 04 Aug 2016, 07:36 
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the slider will allow you to position the seat any where you want on the bench. Also its made of real heavy duty materials. I was impressed when I received it.

when you mentioned duck hunting I did not think about my setup because of the seat post, but it works the same without it



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PostPosted: 04 Aug 2016, 08:29 

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What type of hardware did you use to fasten the slider in place.


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