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Airboat seat options

Post by scottyroll » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:34 am

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.
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Re: Airboat seat options

Post by Striker543 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:08 am

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.

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Post by scottyroll » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:16 pm

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.
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Re: Airboat seat options

Post by Birddog247 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:50 pm

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.
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Post by Tommy Roachford » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:38 pm

Those are fugly!!!!! LOL :D :D :D

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Post by scottyroll » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:40 pm

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.
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Post by RK » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:18 am

http://www.jegs.com/i/Kirkey/570/41900V ... hr7AodU1EA

Not sure if this is what you were talking about. They are comfortable without cushions.
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Post by scottyroll » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:48 am

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.
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Re: Airboat seat options

Post by Deano » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:26 am

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.
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Post by ptr34 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:46 am

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
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Post by ptr34 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:54 am

if u don't run dry .then should have gotten a bassboat
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Post by DynaMarine » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:39 am

Here's a few more pics of seats Terry was referring to
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Post by DynaMarine » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:40 am

Few more...
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Post by scottyroll » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:56 am

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:
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Post by ptr34 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:42 pm

Sent u pm
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Post by Afflicted » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:52 pm

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

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Post by scottyroll » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:35 pm

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!
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Post by PAINKILLER » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:07 pm

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
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Post by Cowboy Rock » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:26 pm

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,,,

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Post by ptr34 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:36 pm

Yes they need rain skins
if u don't run dry .then should have gotten a bassboat
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Post by ptr34 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:45 pm

Custom cushions are more comfortable. But cost more
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Post by plumcrazy » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:14 am

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:

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Post by One Eyed Gator » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:23 am

What I like about the red boat is the turbo's sticking out each side of the drivers seats.

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Post by PAINKILLER » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:05 am

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:
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