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PostPosted: 12 Feb 2018, 15:43 
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Im thinking i would like to use seat normally used on a pedestal as passenger seat when under way by inserting seat directly into base (no pedestal). Guess its dangerous to do so because seat swivels. I know they make a base that swivels when you pull on a lever and locks in one of 12 positions when handle is released but I want something that freely swivels until you lock it down. I want something that freely swivels in the normal use scenario for use as a pedestal seat but can be temporarily locked down, inserted directly in to seat base (no pedestal) for passenger use when under way. Is this doable? Does anyone make such a swivel seat base that can be temporarily locked down but freely swivels until locked. Mainly used a fishing pedestal seat but secondarily use as passenger seat similar to helm seat. Guess one could use a track system but not crazy about that idea.


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PostPosted: 17 Feb 2018, 22:36 
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My boat was built using swiveling bass seats as the main seats. No lock down and never felt unsafe.



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PostPosted: 18 Feb 2018, 11:21 

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Springfield makes a post that locks and a seat base that locks. Their site is confusing to me, had to call about this a couple months ago to get the right one. Was trying to fabricate a casting brace/leaning post that locked but removable from base.

http://www.springfieldgrp.com/


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PostPosted: 18 Feb 2018, 14:30 
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My main seat rotates. No issues with it for me, but...????



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PostPosted: 22 Feb 2018, 12:31 
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Riverdog wrote:
My boat was built using swiveling bass seats as the main seats. No lock down and never felt unsafe.

Good to hear. Think Im gonna try swivels all around since I cant seem to find a swivel that will lock (as apposed to a locking seat that will swivel).


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PostPosted: 22 Feb 2018, 12:39 
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jtf wrote:
Springfield makes a post that locks and a seat base that locks. Their site is confusing to me, had to call about this a couple months ago to get the right one. Was trying to fabricate a casting brace/leaning post that locked but removable from base.

http://www.springfieldgrp.com/


Only thing I saw uses a 4 inch pedestal. I want to go with 3/4 inch pin system. Seems to be most commonly used.


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PostPosted: 22 Feb 2018, 12:58 
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richg99 wrote:
My main seat rotates. No issues with it for me, but...????


Ever get any grief from Game Warden etc.? Im under impression American Boat & Yacht Council recommends a AD seat at helm. Thought these standards were law but maybe they are just recommendations and not a requirement. Only reason Im concerned regarding above is the legality thing.


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PostPosted: 22 Feb 2018, 13:27 
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No, never been stopped and asked. Actually, considering that in over 65+ years messing about in boats and fishing, I think I've only been stopped about six or seven times.

I can always plead senility these days.



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