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I have owned my Soar 14 for about 7 years and love it but the seats that I purchased with it from Crazy Creek Products are very uncomfortable. I now have some back issues and was wondering if anyone can recommend a new seat design that has proven to be more appropriate for those of us with back problems?
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Haven't been on this site for a while, so this post is pretty old, but if you're still looking....
I just went out and bought some standard fishing boat seats, took the cushions off them, and mounted 1/2" carriage head bolts through the top of the plastic at the correct locations to go through the grommet strip, then reinstalled the cushions. Now all I do is set the seat on the grommet strip and put 4 flat washers and nuts on the bottom of the grommet strip and I'm done. Fast, easy and very nice to sit in. Big water, I just slide forward and anchor my knees into the bottom of the boat same as I always did. You sit about 2-3" higher than on the little plywood seats, so on rough water it does make the boat just slightly less stable, but not really that much. Attached Images
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Good idea with the padded boat seat bolted onto the grommets.
I use a bigger piece of plywood which spans the tubes and is tied into the grommets like the original SOAR seats. being wider and up on the tubes gives it a higher view over my wife's head up in front of me and the seat is a lot more stable. I put a loaded boat pack behind the seat for a little back support. The seat can also come out and double as a small table or even a cutting board for those big salmon. only problem I've had with it is when a porcupine climbed on the boat at night and ate part of the plywood! __________________ Will Forsberg