Originally Posted by sniper1112
I'm builing a frame and considering using a folding "fishing" seat made by Action, similar to those made by wise, without the swivel of course. I know that Outcast uses these for their rowing seats with a bracket. Any insight/experience that can help??
i have several of these seats including one on an outcast pac 1000. the method of attatchment is different on the outcast than that of the seats from nrs and other distibutors. the nrs action seats come with some lame screws to attatch the seat to the swivel or seat plate. these inevitably loosen and become stripped, usually pretty quickly. on the outcast seat the screw holes go all the way through the seat. the seat is then through bolted with carriage bolts and plastic knobs in place of nuts so you can easily loosen it for adjustment.
over the years, i've taken all my seats and modified them in the same way by removing the seat cushion and drilling the screw holes all the way through, then using carriage bolts and nylock nuts to fasten the seat to the swivel/mounting plate. this set up has never failed for me.
as mentioned in posts above, the seat hinge pin is another problem that i am slowly dealing with by replacing the pin with bolts and nuts as well. in the mean time i keep heavy duty zip ties with me. when a hinge pin loosens or gets lost, 2-3 zip ties through the pin hole will keep the seat back in place for a long time until you get a chance to use real hardware.
even though this may seem like a lot of work, once these changes are made the seats will hold up pretty well and nrs has every replacement part for these including the seat cushion buttons which sometimes break when removing the cushion for the thru-bolt modification. these parts are not listed on their website and are inexpensive.
the bottom line is that with a little work these seats are still very economical, lightweight and comfortable for fishing seats. i still wouldn't use them for rowing.