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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2005 6:18 pm    Post subject: Swivel drivers seat Reply with quote

For the swivel seat I took the existing seat slides and mounted them to a rectangular piece of 3/16" steel then I bought a swivel seat mechanism from West Marine and mounted it to the fiberglass seat pedestal and to the bottom side of the steel. I have to move the seat forward then swivel it around and then slide it back to clear the right side armrest and the seat is a little unstable when fully forward due to the swivel providing less surface area on the actual fiberglass base. No one that drives my boat needs the seat in the full forward position though so no problem there.

It is well worth the time and money. All my freinds get to use the real seats to get changed, ect... and I was always sitting sidewayz over the drivers seat. the swivel is really nice
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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2005 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, very cool mod! I might hafta do that one too, it would be handy to have a swivel drivers seat.

Good job, thanks for the pics!

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2005 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

skobi1, thanks for the info, do you have a link to the swivel meckanism you got. i really want to do this to my malibu
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2005 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it this one http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=10001&productId=37032&catalogId=10001&classNum=563&subdeptNum=37&storeNum=18


where did you get the steel

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2005 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RUSSIAN, yep that's it. I had to mount the swivel to the rear of the seat pedestal so the seat would clear the armrest when swiveling. So when the seat is straight forward the plastic block you see in the pictures rests on the front part of the fiberglass pedestal, the seat was just a little wobbly without it.
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2005 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

where did the plastic block come from
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2005 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the plastic left over from my cooler project.
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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2005 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

where can I get something like that
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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2005 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RUSSIAN, I have a brand new swivel like that out of my boat you can have. Email me your address and I will send it out.

WakeMe@Bendcable.com

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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2005 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

check anyplace that sells plexiglass and other plastics.
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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2005 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok thanks
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