Anyone use a flip seat bracket?

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Ed Call, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. AndreD

    AndreD Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chico, N Cali
    Or grab one from the side of the hiway. Down here there a dime a dozen this time of year
     
  2. Derek Young

    Derek Young Emerging Rivers Guide Services

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3,532
    Likes Received:
    2,113
    Location:
    Ellensburg, WA
    Home Page:
    The seats on my raft flip forward, using a custom-built bracket and tie-down straps. You'll see in a couple of days. My cooler fits under the rower's seat, or in the frame in front (where two can sit on it). The flip brackets make sense and improve access.
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    19,705
    Likes Received:
    4,743
    Location:
    Kitsap Peninsula
    Derek, I'm looking forward to seeing, fishing from and even rowing the Green Drake. See you there.
     
  4. Riverman

    Riverman Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Messages:
    263
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    USA
    My opinion... if I needed a cooler too.

    Sitting on a cooler with no back support would do me in pretty fast. Those NRS rowing seats are so comfortable, I'd have to mount the rowing seat on top of the cooler and be real happy.
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    19,705
    Likes Received:
    4,743
    Location:
    Kitsap Peninsula
    As fate would have it I'll be fishing with friend and stealthy fishing guide Derek Young Thursday and Friday. I hope to row my first raft for a bit, he has a 13' Streamtech Green Drake. He uses one of the flip seat brackets so I'll get to check it out too. I've got an older cooler that I did drill, backplate and mount the NRS seat to, but the bigger full bay filling cooler is new and I don't want to drill it if I can avoid it. With my oar risers and their adjustability I will gladly trade an inch or two of height for the comfort of that NRS seat. I know that lots of WW folks love the pads on their coolers. My NRS low back rowing seat sure has made my back side comfortable! More to learn this week and more to ponder.
     
  6. themaninthemoon

    themaninthemoon Just waiting on warmer weather, .......

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    East Chicago, Indiana 46312
    Well hey there Ed,
    How was your trip this past weekend?
     
  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    19,705
    Likes Received:
    4,743
    Location:
    Kitsap Peninsula
    Coming up this weekend.
    It is going to be a blast.