Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-27-2015   #11
Avon, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1997
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 471
The DRE chair almost always places the user too high...then the need to repurchase oar towers. Me no like them. Use tractor seat or sit on drybox.

ENDOMADNESS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015   #12
miker's Avatar
Indian Hills
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 340
Great if you want a dry ass. I like to keep my ass dry and clear of raft rash. Plus it is comfy and you can push off the back of the seat to get a little more power on your forward stroke.

Yes you need to adjust your set up when you sit higher.

With cunning skill like a duck walking a tightrope at night
miker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015   #13
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 111
I like the seat. Less swamp ass and sit a bit higher so you can see over your passengers easier.
panicman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015   #14
seattle, Washington
Paddling Since: 90
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 355
Looks like a very comfortable seat that would raise your center of gravity resulting in a flip then would hang up or break off on a rock. Never seen one in the last 20 years of boating in the NW though. Either we're on to something or too cheap for that fancy chair.
bucketboater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015   #15
mcfarrel's Avatar
Fort Collins, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2006
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 65
Originally Posted by tbduwyo View Post

This one is about 40/60 bucks cheaper... DELUXE MESH FLIP SEAT

shouldn't you be out on the san juan with your boy?
mcfarrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015   #16
Boulder, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1986
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 184
My opinion, chairs suck! My reasons in no particular order. They often put the rower too high. They constrain you from high-siding to the back of the boat (its like a wall you have to go around). Its unnecessary weight and $$$. They don't substantially improve comfort or swamp ass. They get annihilated when your boat is upside down. They make it more difficult to get beer or whatever out of the box you are sitting on. Reaching the buckle that keeps them from flipping often munches your hand.

If you do go chair because you need one (like on a cat), I highly recommend the lowback/tractor seat variety.
pearen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015   #17
Eagle Mapper's Avatar
Eagle, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2006
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 85
Has anyone every tried a crazy creek chair on a drybox or cooler? I sit on top of the drybox but I have found myself out the back of the boat a couple times b/c I did not have some type of chair to stop my momentum.
Eagle Mapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015   #18
CBrown's Avatar
Evergreen, Colorado
Paddling Since: '92
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 347
I have rowed with and w/o. I a big fan of the chair. Its comfy and a pleasure.
"We're gonna need a bigger boat"
CBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015   #19
River City, Oregon
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 195
I mostly row without a chair and just row from the drybox. I've tried the chair and it was okay. Definitely comfy on long flat water days. But if it's above a cooler or drybox I didn't like the height it put me at for rowing whitewater.

However a seat mounted on a single cross rail of a really simple day frame works well. Nice light frame without a bunch of extra crap, and sits you at a nice height for rowing, not too high.
OregonRafter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015   #20
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 8
Originally Posted by wildh2onriver View Post
Here's my high back seat:

Attachment 9967

Sent from my iPhone using Mountain Buzz
Where did you get that giant bag? I will mostly do flatwater this summer with little kids and dogs, and I could use something like that. That seems like money better spent.

tbduwyo is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removable captain's chair? Beav212 Rafting | Gear Talk 3 04-27-2014 03:41 PM
glad i'm not on this chair. bobbuilds Winter Buzz 22 03-06-2012 11:09 PM
Found: Orange camp chair at bailey fest deepsouthpaddler Lost & Found 1 08-17-2011 03:25 AM
Best Mesh Captain's Chair??? Who Makes it? BullSCit Kayaking | Gear Talk 11 08-12-2010 02:35 PM
Found camp chair, Westwater 3/24 - 25 Andy H. Lost & Found 1 03-28-2007 10:03 AM

» Classified Ads
Raft Trailer 8x12

posted by tbirk

8x12 Raft Trailer. -Full size spare -Winch -Rollers...


posted by jillyd23

Large NRS DuraSoft Coolers, pick up Salida, CO

2" Seat Riser Kit for NRS...

posted by penguin

Ever feel like you sit low in your NRS oar frame? I did, so...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.