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Where Do You Mount Your Jonboat Seat?

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I've been reading the posts about mounting a swivel seat in a jonboat. Very helpful. But one question doesn't seem to be answered:
Where (along the bench) should I put the seat? Right now, I sit off-set to the left (portside) to run my transom mount trolling motor. I will likely be adding a small gas motor soon.

The trolling motor is off-set to the right. If I want to center the gas motor (or the electric) where should I mount the seat? I am assuming that it will be different than just sitting on the bench when it comes to operating a motor, right?

Or am I just over-thinking this?

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Welcome aboard!

 

I think wherever it is most comfortable for you to both

sit/fish and work the motor.

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I use these.  http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/attwood-bench-style-seat-mount?repChildCatid=10770

 

You can slide it back and forth where you want it.  They make them with longer slides to give you more side to side movement if you do the search.

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Fish from the middle one & run from the right!

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I have a pivoting seat in the middle, and just turn sideways a little when I work the rear mounted trolling motor.  I can't say what I would do if I used a gas outboard though because I don't have one sorry.

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