My Adjustable Boat Seat "Z-Bars"

Discussion in 'Catfishing Library' started by dinkbuster1, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

    Was out in the garage earlier installing rod holders, and while sitting in the front seat i realized how cramped the leg room is when sitting sideways in the boat (now i see why you want to take your boat Mellon!). The back seat isnt much better either, so i decided that tomorrow im going to rob my small jon boat of the "things" i made for it at my last job.

    Thought id post pics in case anyone want to make some, provided they work at a shop or have the necessary equipment. ...............First of all the "z-bars" (named after a part at work) are made from 1/8 inch stainless steel (imagine you can use galvanized), bent on a press brake at 1-1/2 inch (?), then again at a 3/16 inch brake (or 1/4, cant remember).

    And there was about 1-1/2 left. I punched out the holes on an "iron-worker" for the lag screws to attach to bunk, and welded a peice of 2-1/2 x 1/8 inch steel onto the seat swivel to slide under the "z-bars" (pic without boat seat). I cannot remember the exact measurements of everything, just use pics for a reference. These "z-bars" are VERY sturdy and i dont think will ever bend or break! The parts have a tight fit but not tight enough to where i cant slide the seat. Once installed on the boat you can slide your seat as far over as you want.