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-V-
06-27-2011, 10:49 PM
Okay, its official, I dislike my seat. When starting off slow or pulling someone, I can't see over the bow. kneeling hurts my knees (age/injuries) and i don't think it is wise to sit on the backrest. Is there a place to get a seat with a flip-up bolster? Are there boat salvage yards in the ohio area (cleveland) does anyone have suggestions?

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-27-2011, 11:37 PM
http://www.bartswatersports.com/catalog/Boat_Seats/Wise_Premium_Flip_Up_Bucket_Seat_BT1648/index.asp

east tx skier
06-28-2011, 11:06 AM
If you want to have your seat skin modified by an upholsterer, you could have the from bolster portion separated from the back. Then, get some hinges put on it to allow it to be raised up like the one pictured. I think modifying the original product (there used to be a how-to for this project on the now-defunct wakesiderides.com and on themalibucrew.com, but I couldn't find it on the latter site) would look better in the long run than replacing the driver's seat. Just my $0.02.

-V-
06-28-2011, 12:00 PM
thanks, i didn't think about flipping the whole cushion up.

east tx skier
06-28-2011, 01:03 PM
Not the whole cushion (at least that's not what I was thinking. Divide the cushion, hinge it, flip up the bolster.

The easiest thing to do is get the Type IV throwable cushion and set it in the seat.

thatsmrmastercraft
06-28-2011, 01:23 PM
Not the whole cushion (at least that's not what I was thinking. Divide the cushion, hinge it, flip up the bolster.

The easiest thing to do is get the Type IV throwable cushion and set it in the seat.

Not to mention the most economical.

east tx skier
06-28-2011, 03:32 PM
I was looking for something else and found this. This company makes custom skins for CC owners. They are known for great products.

ButtzUp (http://www.nautiqueskins.com/New_Listings.html)

http://www.nautiqueskins.com/image/40595668_scaled_320x240.jpg

thatsmrmastercraft
06-28-2011, 03:43 PM
I was looking for something else and found this. This company makes custom skins for CC owners. They are known for great products.

ButtzUp (http://www.nautiqueskins.com/New_Listings.html)

http://www.nautiqueskins.com/image/40595668_scaled_320x240.jpg

Can't you just borrow one from the kid:rolleyes:

PA Prostar
06-28-2011, 03:46 PM
We always put a vest on the seat and sit on that. I'm thinking of getting some power seat brackets from a car and adapting them, but have not given much thought to it. But yes, I, along with everyone that drives, feels the seat needs to be up a few inches. If the power seat won't work well, I will probably just block the whole thing up one of these days.

thatsmrmastercraft
06-28-2011, 03:50 PM
We always put a vest on the seat and sit on that. I'm thinking of getting some power seat brackets from a car and adapting them, but have not given much thought to it. But yes, I, along with everyone that drives, feels the seat needs to be up a few inches. If the power seat won't work well, I will probably just block the whole thing up one of these days.

The power seat mechanism wouldn't last long in a marine environment. I would look to an adjustable pedestal.

east tx skier
06-28-2011, 04:15 PM
I may be the only one, but I can't stand having anything extra in the seat. No cushions, no bolsters. I just sit in the seat and drive.

I'm of pretty average height. So regular seat height lines me up pretty well.

JeromeM
06-28-2011, 04:35 PM
For me, when I'm just cruising in the boat, I like to sit on the seat like normal, but when towing someone or coming up to a dock or to the trailer, I can't do it looking through the windshield. I need to kneel on the seat which is annoying. Having a hinged bolster would be SWEET.

Sometimes I just sit on the boat bumper to get some extra height if I don't feel like kneeling.

PA Prostar
06-28-2011, 05:03 PM
The power seat mechanism wouldn't last long in a marine environment. I would look to an adjustable pedestal.

That is my concern with it as well.

-V-
06-28-2011, 09:17 PM
haha, it just crosses my mind to barrow the booster from my daughter, but it stays in the truck for her.

cmarty123
06-30-2011, 12:26 PM
I have to sit on 2 cushions to feel good about seeing what I need to. We boat on a river and there's always a floating stick or 2 in the way. I was thinking as a winter project to install PVC between the seat and the seat base to bring it up maybe 6 in. Has anybody had any experience doing that?

cf_koch
06-30-2011, 03:57 PM
Doug's Upholstery in Barberton does a great job with marine upholstery and custom covers. His shop is on 5th St SE. It is a bit of a drive for you but he does do very good work and will listen to what you want and usually finds a way to get one what they want.

cf_koch
06-30-2011, 03:59 PM
Just noticed that Doug's has a web site-

http://www.dougsupholstery.com/Welcome.html

O2BESOHUGE
07-12-2011, 05:19 PM
I Just Sit On My Throwable (?) Cushion....or Just Pull Them Faster! Haa! Plane It Out! :)