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Old 01-11-2004, 11:32 PM   #1
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I am interested in a seat support that has shock absorbtion with it. I prefer to be able to mount it on the storage boxes that currently are my seat bases but would use pedestals if needed. I am a BIG person so they must be capable of handling a lot of weight. I am not really interested in putting in the big glyde seat type (air suspension). Any and all help would be appreciated. I have found limited sources for seat bases and suspension mounts.
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Old 01-12-2004, 08:23 AM   #2
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Dave, I've heard good things about these:
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Old 01-12-2004, 09:30 AM   #3
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You might try a wrecking yard for trucks..... Don't know for sure, but maybe?
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Old 01-12-2004, 10:23 AM   #4
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Dave theres a Truck supply company in Eugene that has a whole showroom full of them, I purchased my last one there, but there fairly expensive I paid $350.00 for the one I got, but they are worth it!
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Old 01-12-2004, 09:48 PM   #5
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Thanks John,
Can you tell me where that place is in Eugene? $350 is less than the pedestal seat I am looking at costs! No one seems to give away these things :smile: I appreciate the help!
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Old 01-13-2004, 08:38 AM   #6
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If you mount your own suspension seats, be sure you spread the load over a large area. Like you I am one big dude and have had a problem with my factory mounted seats. Remember when operating in rough water you are a human battering ram. I have the problem cured now but it is possible to open the seams of your boat hull with the constant battering. I really doubt mounting them on a box would be sufficient unless the box is quarter inch or more.
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Old 01-13-2004, 11:58 AM   #7
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With air ride seats, I would have to mount to the floor. It is 3/4 inch over aluminum structiral plate that distributes the impact accross the whole bottom. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 01-16-2004, 06:49 PM   #8
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You might take a look at these suspension seat bases.

I have looked at them and was wishing somebody else had some and give us the report if they are worth the cost. I think they are under 100 bucks.

www.garelick.com

Search under the seat suspension systems for the 77000 series.

I couldn't figure out how to cut and paste it here.

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Old 01-17-2004, 09:16 AM   #9
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When I was at the boat show last week I stopped and talked to the guys at Boice Jet Boats about a suspension system that they use on their boats. Looked very stout and had a rubber boot that surrounded the entire mechanical system. Salesman told me they cost $325 to $350 per. For the life of me I can't remember the brand name. I emailed Boice 3 or 4 days ago asking them for more info and have yet to get a reply. If I do hear any updates I will post.
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Sorry it took so long to reply, I am still looking for the name of the place in Eugene, but this is the one I got from them "Viking T-Bar" This place has some very good prices on them $299.00 without arm rest and shipping is $40.50 per chair! I like these because they have a fairly short suspension so its perfect for mounting on top of a storage box.

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Old 01-18-2004, 09:52 AM   #11
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Last summer Corrirod duct taped pillows to his butt.....
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Old 01-18-2004, 10:35 PM   #12
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Originally posted by wak'm&stak'm:
Last summer Corrirod duct taped pillows to his butt.....
<font size="2" face="verdana,arial,helv">Dude, it sacres me that you know that :shocked:
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Old 01-18-2004, 11:21 PM   #13
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Pillows on your butt.....that's an old Dory fishermen's trick.....!!!

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Old 01-19-2004, 04:45 PM   #14
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I put a truck suspension seat in the Jet Boat for my wife, bought it used at a trucking bone yard then had it re-apolstered at the boat top shop in salem (they have an apolstery guy. She likes it but still complains when it is rough because of her crushed disk. This one has arm rests, swivels, tilts and has a forward momentum spring which can be locked solid. It is very comfertable to sit in and the over all width is narrower than the standered seat. The only draw back is you need an air pump to adjust it. I used a Ten dollar emergency pump that I bought at the sporting goods store. On the other hand it is an easy adjust from person to person.
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Old 01-19-2004, 05:15 PM   #15
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Glad I finally checked out this thread!

Wak, you said you wouldn't tell!

This year I'm duct taping a whole chair to my bum! :shocked: :grin:
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Old 01-19-2004, 06:10 PM   #16
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Hmmm.....air ride seat?.....might be a good demo for the TA meeting?

Rod, bring your pillows and duct tape!! :grin:
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