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Old 03-10-2008   #1
 
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Flip Raft Seat Bracket???

I am looking for a flip raft seat bracket that won't break the bank.

Any ideas on inexpensive options?

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Any thoughts?
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Any thoughts?

I bought one from Clavey that was reasonable $90)

Flip Seat Bracket - Clavey River Equipment

They even customized it form me to make it a little taller.

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You can get pipe and parts for speedrail here: Nurail® Aluminum Structural Slip On Fittings and Handrail Systems
and bend the pipe yourself, then speedy-stich some fabric over your seat frame.

But - it's probably better to to just head over to DRE with your frame and have them build you one for a couple of hundred.
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Great link, thanks Flaco.

I already have a high back tractor seat but just need the bracket.

I have found a few but nothing I like for the money. Does your clavey bracket rest on the cooler or extend over to the bar behind the cooler?

I’d like one that extends over the cooler and sits on the bar behind.
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Great link, thanks Flaco.

I already have a high back tractor seat but just need the bracket.

I have found a few but nothing I like for the money. Does your clavey bracket rest on the cooler or extend over to the bar behind the cooler?

I’d like one that extends over the cooler and sits on the bar behind.

The Clavey braket sits on the cooler. Works fne for me

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go to any welding shop with your frame, or with material that your frame is built from. take your seat, and say this is what i want. show em whats up, and im sure within a half hour you'll have what your looking for. I charge, and most shops charge by the hour, so you might as well get an umbrella stand, or the mount for the inflatable sheep.
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flip seat, way cheap

Here's a dead-simple one built from one of those fishing swivel seats, a pine board, U-bolts, a 1-ft. strap, and various screws, washers, etc. Two seasons with no problems.

The u-bolts should be sized for your frame, and for an aluminum frame, to center the seat I'd get a couple of collars (SpeedRail, etc) rather than setting sheet-metal screws in the frame tube as I did here. **

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**Actually, I think I shot the pic before setting the screws, big fatheaded 1/4-inchers which are just inside the u-bolts.
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Great idea Chip! Simple and easy.

On a different note what did you use for your floor?
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I have the AAA inflatables flip seat. I think it was about $100. Sits on the cooler. I have never had a problem with the set up. Used silver bubble wrap for a water heater as a cooler cover that protects the cooler and gives more insulation. Have the bracket welded to sit on top of your cooler. This means you have to set up your rig and get a good measurement with your cooler in the cooler mounts or straps. Keep in mind that if you change the geometry of your seat, your oar tower height and oar length WILL be affected. This caused serious problems for me. See my profile for a basic Pic.
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