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  • Custom Stowable/Folding Captains Chair

    Hi All,

    I finally removed the monstrosity of a captains chair I had in there before and installed a custom hinged folding seat system:


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    1990 Shamrock Mackinaw
    Mercruiser 383 Stroker MPI
    VD 72C 1.91:1/ACME 17x15.5 w/.075 cup 4B

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    As you can see, this is not a sliding chair. So I adjusted the one in Rusty Rod's Mackinaw to the preferred position and measured the edge of it to the helm:

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    I then did some research and decided to go with a readily available pre-made seat rather than having one made. After reading as many reviews as I could, I settled on a Tempress "Profile Guide" from Amazon for $149:

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    I then bought a piece of 3/4" plywood and set it and the seat on top of some cinder blocks (with various thickness of wood strips) to determine desired height. I marked the bottom of the plywood piece and with very careful measuring, installed a nice pair of 4' x 4-12" polished stainless steel Sea-Dog commercial grade hinges (this was an overkill):

    https://sea-dog.com/groups/2433-heav...ercial-pattern

    I then cut the plywood piece to size, glued white laminate to it, and painted some trim pieces I got from Home Depot and glued/nailed it on the edges.

    I'm extremely happy with it! I can now steer the boat standing up, and put the seat up during extended runs.
    Last edited by Damon; 03-26-2021, 07:24 PM.
    1990 Shamrock Mackinaw
    Mercruiser 383 Stroker MPI
    VD 72C 1.91:1/ACME 17x15.5 w/.075 cup 4B

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    • #3
      Good idea, Damon. Form and function. I'm looking for something more comfortable for my 26.
      1988 26' cuddy
      1975 20' open
      16' Sandpiper
      14' Certified Fiberglass

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      • #4
        Nice Job Damon!
        Jeff
        2008 32' Carolina Classic
        1990 Shamrock Mackinaw (sold)
        1998 Shamrock Pilot (Sold)

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