Best place to mount seat deck hardware

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Best place to mount seat deck hardware

Post by Capt UB » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:05 am

I would like to have a seat mount on the foredeck for a seat or/and a grab bar. Both need to be removable. Should it go center or aft, closer to the cockpit?

I normally would not have such a thing, but need something to lean on, getting old and the Meds don't help.... keep me steady.

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Re: Best place to mount seat deck hardware

Post by Jaysen » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:46 am

I'd think you'd want the seat "as close to" over a frame as possible to provide maximum support. That will distribute the load over a larger area nicely.

Leaning post might be the same thing if you are "side mounting". But if you are deck mounting I don't think the frame is that much help as the forced are torque. I'd use largest possible base plates to distribute the pressure over the decking.
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Re: Best place to mount seat deck hardware

Post by rbecker08 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:54 pm

My fly line and I vote near the rear with enough room to spin around and keep feet on the deck.....as some looking at adding a poling platform after building this is interesting. I would have thought we were required to hit a support with weight supporting attachments.

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Re: Best place to mount seat deck hardware

Post by BrianC » Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:14 pm

Is there a recessed version of the seat mount? It would be great to have a clear deck when the chair isn't needed.
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Re: Best place to mount seat deck hardware

Post by Capt UB » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:47 pm

BrianC wrote:
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Is there a recessed version of the seat mount? It would be great to have a clear deck when the chair isn't needed.

I had the mount upside down, just to show location. That is a flush mount...
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Re: Best place to mount seat deck hardware

Post by BarraMan » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:25 pm

I normally would not have such a thing, but need something to lean on, getting old and the Meds don't help.... keep me steady.
Well I AM old and need a nice comfy seat to give my back a rest - I have moved on from just a leaning post or a casting seat! :D

Your 1st pic is too far back - too much risk of tumbling into the cockpit, and your 2nd pic is too far forward. I would aim for forward of the cockpit enough to ensure that you won't accidently step into the void! If there is a bulkhead somewhere near there then go for adjacent to that - in the mid-line.

I have seat mounts on both my front and rear casting decks. I generally hang out down the back and leave the front deck to the young blokes!

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Re: Best place to mount seat deck hardware

Post by Capt UB » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:03 am

BarraMan wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:25 pm
I normally would not have such a thing, but need something to lean on, getting old and the Meds don't help.... keep me steady.
Well I AM old and need a nice comfy seat to give my back a rest - I have moved on from just a leaning post or a casting seat! :D

Your 1st pic is too far back - too much risk of tumbling into the cockpit, and your 2nd pic is too far forward. I would aim for forward of the cockpit enough to ensure that you won't accidently step into the void! If there is a bulkhead somewhere near there then go for adjacent to that - in the mid-line.

I have seat mounts on both my front and rear casting decks. I generally hang out down the back and leave the front deck to the young blokes!

Was looking for room for a Lazyboy, but thought better of it!

Will need to look more into it's placement. I have a hatch going somewhere in that area also!
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Re: Best place to mount seat deck hardware

Post by Southern Gent » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:53 am

Bob, yes, sitting and fishing is comfortable and safer for us older models.
Consider you need room to turn around without stepping off the deck, plus dealing with a trolling motor.
Consider adding bracing under the deck, to support the pressure of leaning back.
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Re: Best place to mount seat deck hardware

Post by Capt UB » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:57 am

Southern Gent wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:53 am
Bob, yes, sitting and fishing is comfortable and safer for us older models.
Consider you need room to turn around without stepping off the deck, plus dealing with a trolling motor.
Consider adding bracing under the deck, to support the pressure of leaning back.
Best wishes

Going to add a backing plate plus I have already glued 3/8 ply under the deck. I'm going to use a clamp type trolling motor clamped to a Gheenoe bow mount. That will clear a lot of space and I will be able to remove it.
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