Seat Pedestals - DONE!

Discussion in 'Boat Modification Journal' started by SkipEye, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Latest project was to add seat pedestals in the floor!:eek:oooh:

    Started last night but ran into problems. I am out of town and of course tools are limited. Only had one small mandrel for the smaller holesaws and with 3 holes left to drill, the bit broke in three pieces.:angry: the $#%@#$ was rusted in and I had almost nothing that would fit inside to punch it out. (Man, I can't wait to get home where I have tools). A small screwdriver punched it out part way but then it got stuck too. Spent two hours getting the broken bit (and the screwdriver) out so I could put another bit in which luckily I had.

    Anyway, back to the project. I wanted a place to be able to set comfortably and watch my rods. Lost some floor space but I can always put the seats in the useless bass-fisherman fore and aft positions if needed.

    Project completed tonight. (Yes, my boat needs a scrub down, okay)


    Bases from SeaArk not pre-drilled on the edges (more work)


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    Here is the lay-out

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    Here are the holes in my floor......Gary, where you at?????

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    Bases installed, almost done

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    Seats installed, ready to fish

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    There you go. Another project off the list!!!!!!
     
  2. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Nice job Skip!! Fix that boat the way ya want her:wink: I can't however believe you have resulted to using a drill on her:eek:oooh::tounge_out::smile2: Obviously you have too much time on your hands:smile2: Need to hit those "HOT" lakes up there:wink:
     

  3. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    For a guy that don't have any tools, ya do nice work. Lookin good:wink:
     
  4. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Cool Skip Nice Job. Now what do You Need a Clean Boat for anyway? Ya Got a Date with a HOT Chick? :wink: J.D.
     
  5. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    nice job on the seats buddy
     
  6. Grumper

    Grumper New Member

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    Nice job Darryl. They turned out really nice. What material is your backing plate out of, and what did you cut it with? I want to do something like that to my rig.:wink:
     
  7. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    Darryl,
    That turned out nice.:big_smile: Not having your tools with you when you elbow deep in a job is a major pain. :crazy: Little things like you had to deal with adds frustration to any job. No matter how simple or how difficult.:angry:
    What size bolts and riv-nuts did you end up using?

    Thanks
    David
     
  8. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    1/4-20 RivNuts with SST bolts but there is 16 of them for each plate!:roll_eyes: The pedestal itself is bolted to the doubler plate with nylock nuts, with holes in the floor just for clearance.

    I am happy with the way it turned out and think they will be much more comfortable than setting on coolers etc.
     
  9. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Were' gonna MISS those coolers!!:eek:oooh::tounge_out::wink:
     
  10. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Might not be able to fit Johnny aboard anymore with his two tons of gear!:crazy:

    Didn't think of that!:tounge_out::smile2:


    How did your boat turn out? They give you a new one yet?:smile2: