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Old 01-18-2009, 05:13 PM   #11
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Default RE: need help on mounting swivel seats in jon boat

Used these on mine. Worked great.Could take them off for storage.

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Old 02-10-2009, 06:37 PM   #12
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Default RE: need help on mounting swivel seats in jon boat

Academy has those in stock. Not sure on the price
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:20 PM   #13
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This is so easy and no one has even thought of this. No drilling needed into your jon boat seat. Simply buy some aluminum 1 inch wide by 1/2 inch thick bar stock at Home Depot. Measure the width of the existing foam filled jon boat seat and add 2 inches. Cut 4 bars of stock to this measrement. Drill a 3/8 hole into each bar 1 inch away from each end. Now your going to need 4 lengths of threaded 3/8 long bolts. This stock 3/8 threaded long pieces come in 3 foot pieces and the entire bolt is threaded from end to end. Cut the 4 lengths so that the upper and lower 1/2 inch stock bar has about 1/2 in. of thread at each end. What your doing is wrapping the existing jon boat seat in a square. You'll need to add about 1/2 in. of spacer to the top bar so that it doesn't rest on top of the jon boat seat. Now tighten all 4 threaded long bolts and the aluminium bars will tighten around the existing jon boat seat. Now you can mount your swivel base to the top aluminum bar. Here's a diagram. The wrap around bracket can be shifted left or right or centered on your existing jon boat bench seat.
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