Making a 3rd seat
Posted by: pipewrench on Jan-25-13 12:01 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
I'd like to put a 3rd seat in our OT Disco 158, but I don't want to purchase an overpriced plastic seat. Any thoughts on plans to make your own? I have some ideas on one I could make from ash that would slip over the gunwales, but I thought this topic would have been brought up over here previously...but didn't see a thread in an advanced search. IAC, any ideas on a good 3rd seat to build? Or cheap ones to purchase?
I could also just go with a foldable sports arena seat that my little guy could sit on on the floor of the boat, too...but water would soon soak him, I believe....
Thanks for the help.
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how about an inflatable kids chair .....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jan-25-13 11:04 PM (EST)
Replace the yolk for a permanent seat|
Posted by: dand883 on Jan-26-13 6:41 AM (EST)
I have read of many people who will get a replacement seat and take the yolk out of the middle and cut the length so the front of the seat bolts into the same holes the yolk came out of then drill a new set of holes for the back and it puts the middle seat right about at the right position to balance the middle person
One consideration w/ thwart replacement|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Jan-29-13 11:05 AM (EST)
Putting a seat where the thwart used to be, with one rail of the seat frame using the same holes as the thwart puts the seat awfully high. However, if you hang the seat in any of the usual ways to achieve proper height, there's very little "thwart effect" and the hull becomes more flimsy.
Milk crate cut down to seat height|
Posted by: clarion on Jan-26-13 7:36 AM (EST)
The "real" ones work best.
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Posted by: FrankNC on Jan-29-13 9:18 AM (EST)
If you want to buy a seat that is a good price and great quality, then I recommend Ed's: