Outfitting a 18.5 foot Sotar for very long river trip. Need to select a folding swivel seat for the front passenger and for operating the small kicker when used. I'm considering the Tempress All-Weather low back seat utlilizing their quick disconnect base. Tempress Marine After Market and OEM Products ... Fish-On!
The raft isn't being trailered, so the quick disconnect feature is appealing. Also, they are not all that heavy. After inspecting, it looks to me like it would be very simple to add some waterproof closed cell foam to custom pad the seat if desired.
My one passenger has expressed interest in having a comfortable swivel seat for this long trip. I'm torn between the low back version and the high back version - but oddly there is only 1.5 inch difference in the seat height. I'm guessing that the low back would be less likely to interfere with the PFDs.
I know there are other seats out there that have more padding; however, folding, bulk and weight are important considerations. I "could" splurge on the weight issue for the front seat but of course it must be compatible with 100% PFD use. Any thought suggestions would be most appreciated. Thanks.