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Airboat seat options

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:34 am
by scottyroll
I've been seeing a few more options than the typical fiberglass shells around lately. While riding Kiss earlier in the year I saw what appeared to be Stamped/Welded aluminum seats on a ride boat and I've been seeing some lower profile seats on boats as well.

It seems that a new single seat with basic vinyl could cost me over $200 a seat. Is there a more cost efficient seat available? If so where do you get them?

I'm Looking for ideas for my new boat build. I want something low maintenance and weather resistant. My old fiberglass seats with cushions were always wet with water from staying outside.

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:08 am
by Striker543
scottyroll wrote:I've been seeing a few more options than the typical fiberglass shells around lately. While riding Kiss earlier in the year I saw what appeared to be Stamped/Welded aluminum seats on a ride boat and I've been seeing some lower profile seats on boats as well.

It seems that a new single seat with basic vinyl could cost me over $200 a seat. Is there a more cost efficient seat available? If so where do you get them?

I'm Looking for ideas for my new boat build. I want something low maintenance and weather resistant. My old fiberglass seats with cushions were always wet with water from staying outside.
I'd stick with the glass style seats and just get rain covers with them. The covers protect them from the weather and the sun.

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:16 pm
by scottyroll
I was thinking about going with one of these two options. They are about $80 shipped to my door. Just wanted to know if anyone else has gone with something different and liked it.

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:50 pm
by Birddog247
Scotty
Not sure how comfortable you need to be. If you look up wardaddy airboats on here he has some nice fiberglass seat pans that you can use without cushions for about 75.00. I've used them before and worked out pretty good. depends on what look your after.

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:38 pm
by Tommy Roachford
Those are fugly!!!!! LOL :D :D :D

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:40 pm
by scottyroll
Birddog247 wrote:Scotty
Not sure how comfortable you need to be. If you look up wardaddy airboats on here he has some nice fiberglass seat pans that you can use without cushions for about 75.00. I've used them before and worked out pretty good. depends on what look your after.
Yeah thanks for reminding me. I've seen them before and I like how they are low profile but I think I would want a little bit of cush for my tush.

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:18 am
by RK
http://www.jegs.com/i/Kirkey/570/41900V ... hr7AodU1EA

Not sure if this is what you were talking about. They are comfortable without cushions.
RK

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:48 am
by scottyroll
RK wrote:http://www.jegs.com/i/Kirkey/570/41900V ... hr7AodU1EA

Not sure if this is what you were talking about. They are comfortable without cushions.
RK
Nailed it! thanks for the link :salute:

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:26 am
by Deano
Those look to me like they would be comfortable for about 400' a few times a day.
I don't need to confirm for myself how boney my bottom seems after a few hours of siting anywhere.

As far as the ones you pictured Scotty, I have had those on John boats and Pontoons, and over time the UV will eat them for lunch. They need to be covered as well to prevent that from happening.

That is another advantage of simply using traditional rain slips. The UV beats them up, not the seats. Mine are currently about five or six years old and look like they're new. The rain slips are a little tired, but the boat has not been covered since I had the rain slips made. A hell of a lot easier and faster than fighting with a dang tarp every time. I had Lynn make the gauges/stereo cover as part of the front rain slip so that became a non-issue as well.

I understand the initial expense consideration, but given the ease and longevity of what I have now, I consider that to be money well spent. Besides, used seat shells can be had for little, and by the time you paint them, you can't tell they were used anyway.

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:46 am
by ptr34
We make those seats at Dyna-marine. And we are cheaper than jegs. And with covers from ButtRaxx on them they're the best seats I have ever sat in. Have them in stock

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:54 am
by ptr34

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:39 am
by DynaMarine
Here's a few more pics of seats Terry was referring to

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:40 am
by DynaMarine
Few more...

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:56 am
by scottyroll
Shane or Terry, please PM me quote me for two of your single seats with and without simple black covers delivered to Jeffords airboats - zip 33881. I have decided against the cheap hinged seats I posted earlier. Thanks for your input as well, Deano :wink:

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:42 pm
by ptr34
Sent u pm

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:52 pm
by Afflicted
Get AIRBOAT SEATS!!! Like the 1s Shane an terry put up, the 1 in the JEGS link would do good, or the 1s mentioned in original post. I c boats with cheap seats for like a jeep or other types of seats. But situations do come up where that little side coming up on an AIRBOAT SEAT will keep u in the boat instead of the water. It has a function

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:08 pm
by Comanche-pup
Summit racing, 100's of options with high sides


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Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:35 pm
by scottyroll
Afflicted wrote:Get AIRBOAT SEATS!!! Like the 1s Shane an terry put up, the 1 in the JEGS link would do good, or the 1s mentioned in original post. I c boats with cheap seats for like a jeep or other types of seats. But situations do come up where that little side coming up on an AIRBOAT SEAT will keep u in the boat instead of the water. It has a function
I went with the style seats that Terry and Shane Posted. Thank you all for the help, I'm really glad I didn't get the cheap folding chairs!

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:07 pm
by PAINKILLER
MILSAR wrote:Here's a few more pics of seats Terry was referring to
I like the red n black set up top one style

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:26 pm
by Cowboy Rock
Do these seats need a rain cover?

My boat stays outside and uncovered,,,

Also PM me a price on 1 single and 1 double w/ black cushion,,,

Thanks,,,

Cowboy

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:36 pm
by ptr34
Yes they need rain skins

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:45 pm
by ptr34
Custom cushions are more comfortable. But cost more

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:14 am
by plumcrazy
i know the vapor boat i drove last year had one hell of a nice seat... my ass got mad at me when i got back in my boat :slap: :slap:

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:23 am
by One Eyed Gator
What I like about the red boat is the turbo's sticking out each side of the drivers seats.

Re: Airboat seat options

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:05 am
by PAINKILLER
plumcrazy wrote:i know the vapor boat i drove last year had one hell of a nice seat... my ass got mad at me when i got back in my boat :slap: :slap:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: