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Wise products in one word are AWESOME.

After 10 years out in the sun 100% of the time the seat covering is only a little faded. Truth. A little wax and it will pop right back to the original luster.

Won't rot. Won't warp. Won't break down. And the bases are built in coolers that are already water tight and rugged enough to hurt your toe when you run your bare foot into them accidently.

I would totally use Wise products again in a build for interior and exterior seating as well as some other fine products they have.
 

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I have similar type seats and love them. They are super comfortable, hold up very well (even with kids jumping on them) and are very easy to keep clean. I’m actually surprised more people don’t use them. They’re designed for to be outside 24/7, so they really hold up well when used inside a cabin.

The only issue I had is they are kind of low, so I built a 8 inch platform to support them and it worked out great. Tons of storage now both in the seat and under the platform below (great place to keep tools).

Mine are from Veada Marine and you can order them in many custom colors. I like these because the base is PVC and not plywood. Looks really nice when you use a corner model as well .
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Funny because I was thinking about this as a joke, then the more I looked around and at the prices, shapes available I was like hmm. Then I said why not just for a year or two. My favorite would be the one that has that 45 degree recliner built in... I like the slight angle "in" to allow a person to catch a quick nap without falling out...

I just was thinking about being on my uncles pontoon boat and how comfortable those were or the beer, not sure...

I also want to grab a couple marine bean bags, got to see what the port supply price is at West Marine...
 

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Cannot tell if people are joking but redoing my helm area and these are now a consideration fore sure. Bhm, is the base plastic or vynal covered?
 

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Captain,

I can't tell if they are joking or not, but I'm going to do a couple for the first few years... Laugh at me, but I think they look comfy and way marine people are with pricing why not...
 

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So I had to get a look at these first hand. Went to bass pro today and climbed on a pontoon boat.....they are pretty solid and going to be way cheaper than something out of glass and then having cushions made etc. they are also pretty comfy
 

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That is what I was thinking and never occured to me to look at bass pro for them even though thats where they are online...

Great idea...
 

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As stated above, the base is rotomolded pvc (heavy duty plastic). I've had these for three seasons now and they hold up very well and still look new. All I do is wipe them down after each trip.

I like the ones from Veada because they have a small footprint at the base and a large seat area.

If you are in the Freeport, NY Area I can show them to you if you like. Everyone who sits on them ends up buying them. They are pretty cheap to.
 

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This is the unit I have. It's a one piece corner unit that fits in great between the rear cabin bulkhead and side. There are two separate storage compartments under each flip up cushion.

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Sorry for all the posts. I just found the invoice for this unit and I paid $559 in 2009 for thr 58 inch corner unit, including shipping. Hope this helps if anyone is considering a project like this.

Qty.Item DescriptionPrice 58" Deluxe Pontoon Boat Seat Square Corner Aft L

Color A: Oyster (+ $0.00)
Color B: Round Midnight (Navy) (+ $0.00)
Color C: Pumice (+ $0.00)
Deluxe Base Cover Option: No Vinyl Cover on White Plastic Base (+ $0.00)$559.00
 

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Sweet... BHM if it was long enough, think you could take a nap on it as a day bed in the wheelhouse?
 

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Shawn - I'm a little too tall for that but many a crew member has. The fact that the seat has a slight incline to it keeps you from rolling off as well :).

It's really a great seat for the money.
 

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ha ha.... if I had the room I would :). If I ever decide to build a 42 Wesmac, I'll install two 10 foot long L models and use the money I saved to get a few hundred more HP :).
 

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I am definitely going with these. Need to start posting pics of my redo of 28 cape dory. Helm area floor is up, nidacore floor being laid up. Winter back and sliding starboard door in the project as well. Going with these seats in some config.
 

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So I ordered these from Bass Pro knowing I could return them if need be is they couldn't work but I am hoping they will. They're actually way better than I expected. Here is what they look like dry fit into my helm area. They definitely need to be built up on some sort of platfrom which I may do out of starboard or maybe even glass if I can swing the budget (not doing my own glass work have a guy helping me). I also am not going to lose all that space under the companioin chair and will likely do some sort of glass box and cut the pedastal down and use the box underneath for storage.

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I'd leave the house empty for the first year till you fish the boat and get a feel for where you may want to put stuff. Coolers, bait totes and a small lobster tank/live well for them to sit and lean on. :D
 
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