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HOW TO MOUNT SWIVEL SEATS IN A JON BOAT

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and it is compatible with the 7" black pedestal that wal mart carries if you wanted to get a lift off the seat to not ruin your knees. Same thing as the peds I use essentially but again, 4 holes, not 6.

Aye, I meant to mention that but it slipped my mind.  Would just need to attach the swivel to the pedestal with some small bolts.

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and it is compatible with the 7" black pedestal that wal mart carries if you wanted to get a lift off the seat to not ruin your knees. Same thing as the peds I use essentially but again, 4 holes, not 6.

Aye, I meant to mention that but it slipped my mind. Would just need to attach the swivel to the pedestal with some small bolts.

Thanks to both opf you, Thnk Goodness Russ will be coming here to help as I am somewhat unreliable with tools, Coming form NYC the super did all the work, YEA I ADMIT IT I AINT SKILLED IN THSI FASHION.

BURLEY: In my Aluminum Row Boat, The screws kept backing out iof the aluminum seat. Ron Cut two piececes of ply wood ( One for each seat) he use somekind of special screws and put the boards to the seats then mounted the swivwels and seats to the boards, Lasted 3 years so far i gotta go to workIll be back on in a bit

Thanks and Lata

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I see what you're saying.  Never had that problem.  Just a matter of using the right tool for the job.

Good luck and have fun with the money pit... :)

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We don't have the 5 inch extension, but have seats like that and swivels.  First, we cut a piece of 3/4 inch plywood, where it has a few inches on each side of the swivel.  We then attached the swivel to the plywood with bolts from the swivel, into the ply, and Tee nuts on the other side.  Then, we bolted the seat to the swivel.  Now, we got 15 foot ratchet straps, available at Walmart, or Northern tool, or Lowes etc, and strapped the wood to the bench seat.  The nice thing about it, is the placement is never set in stone.  Our first placement had the back guy offset to the right, and the front guy to the left.  This didn't balance out well, as dad weighs significantly more than me, and when I was alone, it was off center too.  Then, we moved them to the center.  Well, that interfered with the OB tiller.  Now, we have the back one on the very front of the bench, and it works perfectly.  Couldn't be happier.  As for the stiffness, you would break the bench before flexing the seat mount off.  Since they are ratchet straps, and not cambuckle straps, you can get it super tight.  The seats have stayed attached that way for a few fishing trips, and a couple hundred road miles without a problem.

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