Seat Question

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Seat Question

Postby Jimbob » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:04 pm

Hi Everybody,
I am getting ready to build the seats for my barrelback. I know personal preference comes in to play, but here are my questions.
What angle are the bottom of the seats in relation to the floor that most of you are using?
How high is the base of the seat not counting the cushion and covering from the floor front and back?
I can figure out the back rest, but building the base will get me started.
As always, I appreciate your input.

Thanks,
Jim Neeley
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Re: Seat Question

Postby Mr Hot Rod » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:56 pm

Good info and links on this thread :

Maybe a moderator could post a link to this thread in the Upholstery section.

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Re: Seat Question

Postby Jimbob » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:05 am

Thanks Paul!
That was exactly what I was looking for!
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Re: Seat Question

Postby slug » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:56 am

Jim; I'm right now in the process of doing my seats on the Gentry, and I've realized TOO LATE that the designed area as per the plans are very tight. So take a long look at the space before you start to enclose the cockpit area eg. dash and aft deck. Do a mock up for sure.
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Re: Seat Question

Postby Jimbob » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:29 pm

Good Idea!
I have been sitting on sand chairs to get an idea as where to position my floorboard for the feet. I bolted my dash mockup in place to make sure my knees don't hit. I will probably build my seats as modules and then fit them into the boat. I am planning on using some cheap pine and scrap plywood to build a prototype before making the final out of mahogany. The flooring is in the boat and the seats will be positioned on top of that flooring, so I do have some room for adjustment. Like you say, planning ahead is the biggest part of this project. I think I have things covered, but I am scared to death that I will do something wrong that will "bite" me later.
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