best boat seat

blobmancometh

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whats best boat seat please
thinking between airflo comfort deluxe or the rutland one
thanks
 

Rob Edmunds

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Between us ...My wife, Me , my Son and Dad have 5 boat seats.....3 x Airflo and 2 x Rutland.

The last 3 I've purchased have all been the Airflo Deluxe with back rest.....( don't even consider a seat without a back rest !!)

Having used them all for many years, my personal preference is Airflo Deluxe....because it's lighter and folds down into a smalker space, meaning its easier to fit in the car with rods, cool boxes etc

After about 4 or 5 years regular ( 2 x weekly) use the foam seat part will be knackered....new foam covered in an old pair of oil skins, or waders is the best and easiest fix I've found...
 

blobmancometh

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many thanks rob for the reply
im a big lad 17 stone so will give it a test fish 3 times a week usually
 

Rob Edmunds

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I'm a member of the 16 stone club .🤣🤣

If you motor straight into a big wave say 15mph+ and the boats bouncing about . ...I find it best to sit on the boats actual seat ( if it has one) .....16 stone bouncing up and down has snapped both the Airflo and Rutland seat , in my experience 😭
 

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I've had a Rutland, Airflo comfort zone and a Airflo comfort zone swivel.
The swivel is ridiculously @ 25lb+ the regular comfort zone is lighter but the Rutland is easily the lightest of them all.
Iirc they are tested with 15 stone
 

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It might be worth considering some sort of upright for under the seat, a couple of feet of 2x2", it should be simple enough to work out some way to fix it under the seat with a wing nut, elastic whatever.

Al
many thanks rob for the reply
im a big lad 17 stone so will give it a test fish 3 times a week usually
 

original cormorant

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What you should consider as well as comfort and durability is ease of fixing and unfixing.

Straps that I have are a pita.

If you don't have an issue with transport then fixing an airflo/TLD to a thwart board is an option. My TLD seat has been strapped to an old rutland thwart for local fishing.
 
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