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Marsh Seat

Postby tknight006 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:40 am

I'm thinking about building a seat for the Marsh, just looking for ideas.

If all else fails, I know I can buy one for about 50 bucks. I was just curious as to any cheap alternatives.
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby TomKat » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:18 am

I am using the Avery marsh seat.

Its pretty slick, I reccomend spending the $50 and being done with it. I would buy it again.
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby tknight006 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:43 pm

Thats what I'm probably gonna end up doing.

I won't be able to make a reliable one for any less.
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby jimmyscott » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:14 am

I found a folding bar stool in the "Home" section at Walmart three years ago that I have used ever since. It cost me $11. When, and if, it breaks, I'll just go buy another. It has cross bars on the bottom that keep me from sinking in the mud. It folds up nicely. I've carried it in my decoy bag when I've walked into the marsh, and I've thrown it in my boat for travel across the pond. Here is a picture of a similar one. There's no need to buy a camo one, because the stool should be hidden underneath you and inside the brush. If you don't like the black, slap some flat brown paint on it and you've still saved yourself some money. The great thing is every Walmart has these stools. My buddy met me at my house at 3 a.m. a few weeks ago for teal season, and he forgot his stool. We dropped by Walmart on the way and picked one up. :thumbsup:

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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby tknight006 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:13 pm

Outstanding idea.

Thank you.
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby ToughHuntin11 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:17 pm

take a peice of ply wood cut out about a 2x3 put handles on it then you can put your dove stool on top of it and not have to worry about sinking in the mud
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby Morgan12 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:46 am

jimmyscott wrote:I found a folding bar stool in the "Home" section at Walmart three years ago that I have used ever since. It cost me $11. When, and if, it breaks, I'll just go buy another. It has cross bars on the bottom that keep me from sinking in the mud. It folds up nicely. I've carried it in my decoy bag when I've walked into the marsh, and I've thrown it in my boat for travel across the pond. Here is a picture of a similar one. There's no need to buy a camo one, because the stool should be hidden underneath you and inside the brush. If you don't like the black, slap some flat brown paint on it and you've still saved yourself some money. The great thing is every Walmart has these stools. My buddy met me at my house at 3 a.m. a few weeks ago for teal season, and he forgot his stool. We dropped by Walmart on the way and picked one up. :thumbsup:

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I've used the same thing for years works great
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby tknight006 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:25 am

I can use the bar stool and cut the a hole in the middle of the seat.... Seat / Toilet Combo!!!!
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby holtspur » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:52 pm

For the guys that use the bar stool do the crossbars really keep it from sinking that good? Also is it to low when it sink down to the bar?
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby addicted2ducks » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:59 pm

I just used some scrap 2x4 and 2x6 to make mine. the 2x6 is the top part you sit on and nail it to a 2x4. use a gusset on each side of the 2x4 for support. Then cut the end piece you stick in the mud to a point. I made 2 last year in 20 mins with scrap wood I had laying aroud. My buddy has a store bout one and every time I get up he has stolen my seat because mine are more comfortable. Let me see if I can figure out how to post a pic.
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby addicted2ducks » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:03 pm

this is the best pic I have now. I can take some more later if you need them.
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby Morgan12 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:37 pm

I hunt flooded corn fields never had much trouble with it sinking. 11.98 at wal-mart
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby Cougar125 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:02 pm

http://www.jesseshunting.com/images/mojo_mud_seat.jpg
This is what I use. I like it because it is adjustable, up or down, depending on the depth of the water I'm in. The paddles fan out and keep it from sinking in the mud. As far as a DIY project, I really cant think of a way to make a better chair. Just my .o2.
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby Surfj9009 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:37 am

Just a quick bump here to mention that Cabelas online has the Avery Marsh Seat on sale for $35, down from $50.
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby grizz18 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:33 pm

I have to vouch for the walmart stools. A buddy and I were on the way to the marsh and both forgot out seats, we ran in wal mart and each grabbed one. I've been using it since. $11. Can't beat it.
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby teal12 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:50 pm

I cut a piece of ply wood the size of a bucket lid and screwed a flat metal base on it with a piece of light pipe welded to the base then put a bar off the side of the pipe for stability and to keep it from sinking. Then i covered a bucket lid with a piece of old foam and covered it with a dark green Vinyl and mounted that to the ply wood. It is really sturdy and comfortable. It only weighs four pounds so you can carry it about any where.
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby chillout » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:52 pm

I have an Avery Marsh Seat and a Wal-Mart stool and use the stool more.
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby b_walte15 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:39 pm

Really the only benefit of an Avery marsh seat over a WalMart stool would be hunting on slanted ground..
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby STEVE IN SOCAL » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:02 pm

b_walte15 wrote:Really the only benefit of an Avery marsh seat over a WalMart stool would be hunting on slanted ground..


And being able to adjust the height, depending on the depth/consistency of the mud and water depth. Having both would be ideal.
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby CutEmMS » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:54 am

The Avery seat is worth $50. Very tough materials.
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby clacy1 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:57 pm

I have a buddy that built the best Ive ever seen. I had an avery and its too short for the marshes I hunt. Plus the metal is hard to get the mud off of/out of. When its cold I dont want to be washing inside and out of the seat and I dont want it in the garage full of mud. He made a 2x6 with a 2x4 mud stop pointed on the end as described above. For the seat he used a 2x6 thats about 18inches long. Here is where its cool.. he bought a cheap plastic camo boat seat to put on top. The backrest folds over when in the boat so it wont take up room. He put a heavy duty door hinge on the 2x6 seat and bolted the seat to the door hinge so that the base of the seat will fold over and the backrest folds over. Stick it in the mud at an angle and you can prop your feet up on top of the mud and lean back in it like a recliner. Materials will cost you about what an Avery will cost but you'll have a better stool thats easy to clean and more comfortable.
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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby O2Fsh » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:27 am

Times 10 on the Walmart seat. Cheap, light, yet to fail me. I purchased and orange one with a swiveling base for $13. I think it allows me to turn and view other directions with MINIMAL movement.

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Re: Marsh Seat

Postby TooheyBirdie14 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:50 pm

If you want to go really quick and cheap, I made one out of PVC. Two 4" pieces of 1.5" diameter PVC into opposite sides of a T fitting and about 3 ft of pipe cut at an angle at the bottom to sink into the some of the denser clay I sometimes find. I wouldn't call it a seat but I typically just lean back on it to save my lower back. Would probably cost like 6 bucks if you don't have it laying around the garage.
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