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Jon Boat seat mounts

Postby Cantshootwell » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:34 pm

Has anyone tried the clip on seat mounts? Or the cabelas version?
http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product. ... basket.jsp
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Re: Jon Boat seat mounts

Postby Tealer » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:43 pm

Hard mount is the only way to go.
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Re: Jon Boat seat mounts

Postby Cantshootwell » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:09 pm

how do you hard mount it to the bench seat? Lag bolts?
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Re: Jon Boat seat mounts

Postby Cougar125 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:04 pm

Cantshootwell wrote:how do you hard mount it to the bench seat? Lag bolts?

That's going to be your best bet to make sure it stays tight. Double nut it with a lock washer between to keep the vibration from backing the nuts off.
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Re: Jon Boat seat mounts

Postby Cantshootwell » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:08 pm

I just can't see them holding on very tight because the only thing holding them is the thin aluminum. I mean, I could pop the rivets out, remove the seat, cut the foam, bolt/nut lock them on, re-foam, re-rivet... SQUIRREL! ..
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Re: Jon Boat seat mounts

Postby Tealer » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:21 pm

Cantshootwell wrote:I just can't see them holding on very tight because the only thing holding them is the thin aluminum. I mean, I could pop the rivets out, remove the seat, cut the foam, bolt/nut lock them on, re-foam, re-rivet... SQUIRREL! ..


I added a small aluminum plate under the seats swivels.
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Re: Jon Boat seat mounts

Postby Cantshootwell » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:25 pm

I wonder if you could use an epoxy instead of lager bolts. Unless welded, how does the plate add support to the bench seat? You still only have a couple millimeters holding that lager in the seat.
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Re: Jon Boat seat mounts

Postby Tealer » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:31 pm

A piece of 1/8 plate about twice as wide as the seat base or swivel. Sheet metal screws to hold the plate to the boat and then thread the plate so the seat bolts to it.
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Re: Jon Boat seat mounts

Postby Cantshootwell » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:33 pm

Are you the Mr.Wizard of duck hunting? I completely forgot they made sheet metal screws. You, sir, should get some sort of award. Thanks!
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Re: Jon Boat seat mounts

Postby Tealer » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:01 am

Cantshootwell wrote:Are you the Mr.Wizard of duck hunting? I completely forgot they made sheet metal screws. You, sir, should get some sort of award. Thanks!


Naw, I don't actually hunt much I just fiddle around a lot.
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Re: Jon Boat seat mounts

Postby somethinsmellsfishy » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:30 pm

Cantshootwell wrote:Has anyone tried the clip on seat mounts? Or the cabelas version?
http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product. ... basket.jsp


Tried something similar and it worked great as long as you didn't want to sit in it underway, or lean in it or move or sit in it. I threw it out and put some hard mounted seats in it with some aluminum plate backing, never looked back.

On the middle seat I bought one of those long camo seat cushions that snap on, that way I can look over my buddies head while underway!



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Re: Jon Boat seat mounts

Postby B_Squared » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:28 pm

I have one on me boat. It actually works pretty well. I've never had it pop off with anyone seated in it. doesn't loosen up while trailering. Nice when you are both shooting out of the same side of the boat to be able to adjust the seat side to side.
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