Boat seats

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by Rayvon, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Rayvon

    Rayvon Active Member

    I'm not finding the helm seat in my new to me 206 Double Eagle very comfortable or enough side support.The boat rides pretty good but with a bad back I'd consider a shockwave base and new seat. Is it possible to mount a swivel to a shockwave base? I need to turn the seat to check the rod's. Anybody found a super comfortable seat they can recommend? Thank's for any input.Ray
     
  2. 7Deuce

    7Deuce Active Member

    I have a pair of bostrom seat bases WITH swivels I'm looking to sell
     
  3. Whole in the Water

    Whole in the Water Well-Known Member

    If 7duece's seats don't work out you can check out these guys: https://www.smoothmovesseats.com/shop/

    I installed one on a pedestal over a year ago and it works great. Reasonably priced and they have a distributor in Alberta.

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  4. 7Deuce

    7Deuce Active Member

    The Smooth Move or the Shockwave would be an easier install than the Bostroms. I really like the look of the shockwave but the lack of a swivel is a bummer. I've tried the Smoothmove and I thought the performance was OK for taking the edge of the big bumps but not the same as the more expensive options. Maybe other's have had a better experience.
     
  5. Whole in the Water

    Whole in the Water Well-Known Member

  6. saanauk

    saanauk Active Member

    I used these swivels for my seats when I put my stock seats on the Shockwave base.

    https://bentleysmfg.com/seating-accessories/

    Shockwave makes swivels but they don’t really advertise them. They cost about as much as the seat base so I chose to go the cheap route.
     
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  7. Rayvon

    Rayvon Active Member

    So a swivel will work,it makes sense that it has to lock in place while running. I'll have to check out my height requirement,it will have to work with my built in fiberglass base.
     
  8. Rayvon

    Rayvon Active Member

    I've only got 8" from base to bottom of seat and the S5 shockwave is about 9" without a swivel,so it looks like I can't have the swivel. I think that's a deal breaker,so I'm just looking for a better helm seat now.
     
  9. Redfisher

    Redfisher Active Member

    pm sent
     
  10. saanauk

    saanauk Active Member

    The shockwave seat has three height settings. You can also get really thin swivels
    http://www.garelick.com/Locking-Stainless-Steel-Seat-Swivel#
     
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  11. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Well-Known Member

    http://www.airwavepedestal.com/ I like these seat bases as they have different base heights. Plan on getting one for my boat, I also have a bad back that does not like choppy water.
     
  12. Gham

    Gham Member

    Check out http://rcb.ca/marine-upholstery/seating/
    They are in Surrey and make the seats for all of the Hourston boats and some other boat builders. I’m having them price new custom seats for mine.

    They can basically make any seat/size/configuration.
     
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