Yeh - Quint was asking me about which boats I preferred for drifting, and about seat arrangements. It's great to see a fishery manager interested in every aspect of the fishing like that.I was there when Quint was looking at these.with a view to purchasing some.I don't know if the deal came off.
Here we go.Sure - fire them up - that's what this thread is for - let's everyone see all the different options available.
Thanks, Graham - I'm guessing you wouldn't be able to use that on a thwart that has a buoyancy tank under it. This sort of thing...Here we go.
Hopefully the photographs are pretty self explantory. But just to explain. The two studs are M12 threaded bar.
The back and front supports are some sort of hardwood with a thin but heavy duty rubber top.
The centre bar is the adjustable clamp.
Basically it is drilled at one end and the other end has a slot machined ito it.
A small bolt has been threaded through the side to prevent the clamp swinging.
I hope I have explained it ok. The only change I am going to make is to do away with the wing nuts and replace them with Star Knobs as I think they would be easier to tighten up with cold hands.
Hi Col,Thanks, Graham - I'm guessing you wouldn't be able to use that on a thwart that has a buoyancy tank under it. This sort of thing...
It's a regular problem...
Then you have the boats that don't even have a thwart where you want to sit!
Bank fishers have it easy!
The fella sitting on that chair would be OK in calmer conditions, but could be rocked around in a big wave. Not for me, I prefer when me arse is sitting on something fixed to the boat. Thought it looks comfortable and is the right height.This one is very popular on our club water...
There is a supply of them in the boat shed and it is quite common to see boats go out with 2 of them, fore and aft...
Aye, it's just a wee 50 acre loch - no danger of big waves on it.The fella sitting on that chair would be OK in calmer conditions, but could be rocked around in a big wave. Not for me, I prefer when me arse is sitting on something fixed to the boat. Thought it looks comfortable and is the right height.
I hope it's not one of they wee seats the P1s useI built my first boat seat out of 2 bits of 4x2. Couple of stoppers glued and screwed at each end to pin them together and stop the seat sliding off port and starboard. The seat was taken from a plastic primary school chair (bloody tough) and attached to the wood with 2 x 6" bolts drilled through seat and wood, which never used nuts, just dropped them into place. Seat is totally safe, wood does not move as much as my metal airflo seat, comfortable and cost £5.
The only drawback is you need enough length in a vehicle to transport it.
Here you are in the aforementioned seat...I hope it's not one of they wee seats the P1s use
Mark Hirst, the ghillie on Lochs Arkaig/Lochy has a school type bucket seat built into a wooden frame. As it is tailored to his boat he prefers the stern rod to use it rather than their own. I was surprised how comfortable it was despite no cushion. Perhaps a reflection on how much padding I carry