Looking for a fold down seat.

RKrough

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Two hours at the helm without sitting is killing my legs. I don't want to put in a standard helm chair as it would take up deck space and restrict movement. I recall a boat at the Cape Cod boat show a couple of years ago that had a small seat almost like those flip up shower seats. This was hinged to the pilothouse wall and swung up to lock in place with a strut and folded down out of the way when not in use. It didn't look like a one-off builder item so I'm trying to find out who makes them.

Any ideas?
 

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I installed a flip up seat on my winterback from (teakworks4u.com)? works great, hold 300lbs...use it as a table, or seat & just drops out of the way for engine hatch access.

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Thanks fellas, I happened across the Taco catalog late last night and I found the brackets( part# H24-7660). Looks like the same brackets as on the teak shower seat above. I'll make a seat like Ronnie's and I should be in good shape for about $100

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I just ordered the brackets from Pier Supply $39 each plus shipping.
H24-7660 [PS13-10-1640] - $38.99 : Pier Supply Boating and Fishing Products For Less, More Boating Fun For Less Money
 

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I finally got around to getting that folding seat project done. I took a chance on using a $30 folding seat from Walmart. I mounted the seat on a piece of 3/8 x 6 aluminum. I bolted that to the folding seat brackets. I bolted the folding brackets and seat assembly to a piece of 1/2 x 6 aluminum. I had to do some fiberglass work to reinforce the gunwale to take the load. Came out really well. My only bitch is I had to raise the seat a little higher than I liked to be able to see over the dog house. My feet don't quite touch the floor. I'm using a small fender as a foot rest

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