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Old 08-09-2004   #1
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how would you mount a raft seat to a igloo cooler?

I would like to mount a high back raft seat to a 72quart igloo cooler. I want mount it on to some kind of support because the cooler is plastic. I also want to be able to remove the seat so I can use the cooler when I run the boat as a paddle raft. I have looked all over the internet for an item designed with this purpose. Any comments and sugestions would be appreciated.

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Without knowing more specifics on your current rowing frame setup and how its configured now its kind of tough to envision what you're talking about. For instance, what do you sit on to row now? See the folks at Downriver Equipment - they should be able to help you out on this. Downriver Equipment 303-467-9489

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I wouldn't
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Why not mount the seat to the frame?
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I've seen seats mounted on plywood that were set on the cooler and had the loop straps holding the cooler down go over the wood and hold it steady. I think there was some weather stripping or something between the wood and the cooler to prevent slipping.
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I used to use a flip seat bracket from AAA with a dry box. It would work with a cooler as well. Or the DRE type flip seat. The DRE type would give you the best support without putting weight on your cooler that might cause damage.
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We use a piece of wood and 4 straps, one at about each corner.

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I've used plywood with 2 loop straps. Hopefully you don't need to get into it often. I ended up switching the drybox and cooler so my seat was on the drybox and the cooler was accessible. That is because I cannot be without a frosty cold one for long... You can glue a cheap blue foam sleeping pad (like $7 from wallyworld) on the bottom to distribute weight accross the coolers lid contours. Make the ply wood just barely smaller than the top profile of the lid.
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Ehhh... this thread is from 12 years ago...
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oh, funny James. Good one on you.
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