A total upgrade from a plywood bench to the comfort of swivel seating with back support. Now you can really enjoy the ride and have control over your boat's engine!
Invented by BoatsToGo, patent pending! This adjustable aluminum frame-seating platform takes riding comfort to the next level. Now you can control your outboard engine, while a padded boat chair supports your back. After trying this new system, you'll never go back to a regular plywood bench. It also can work great with our new central console!
What makes this frame special, is that both sides can slide in and out. That allows easy modifying frame to fit into much more narrow KaBoats, and even kayaks. Just cut tubes shorter on all 4 sides, and you can install this frame into any KaBoat or kayak with as small as 14" inner width. You can't do that with regular platform that was designed for much wider boats. Also, 2 frames can be joined together, to make seating platforms for 2 fishing seats, side-by-side.
Due to the fact that this system is mounted to the floor and not to the boat tubes, vibration and bumps during a choppy ride are significantly reduced.
Holes in the aluminum frames are designed to match 7" economy boat seat pedestals that are sold in many retail stores such as Kmart, Wal-Mart and Outdoor World. A swivel base and boat fishing chair with back support can easily be installed on top of the boat seat pedestal.
An Economy boat seat pedestal retails for around $12, a swivel base costs $8, and fishing chair prices can vary depending on comfort level from $20 to $45. You also will need stainless steel mounting hardware. Bolts with round heads should be inserted in the frame from the bottom up, so that the round head of the bolt touches, but does not scratch the floor. Please notice that center of gravity should be lower, to avoid falling at higher speed or sudden turns.
The installation is simple. First, deflate one of tubes, and simply place the platform inside the boat. Then, push the adjustable components away from each other until the outer sides of the aluminum frame tubes touch the inside of the boat tubes. Finally, tighten the screws, and re-inflate boat tube to squeeze the seating platform between the boat tubes. For boats with plywood floors, the platform will rest on the stringers.
PLEASE NOTE: Boat chair pedestal, swivel platform, chair and hardware are not included, but can be purchased separately at many retail stores. Four bolts provided as free bonus gift, so that to secured pedestal to platform.
Sitting frame will extend from 14" to 35", fitting most inflatable boats with interior widths between those measurements. Please measure inside your boat to make sure.
Example of boat with seating platform installed: