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Thread: How To: Swivel Seat Mount...
10-21-2008, 01:28 PM #1
How To: Swivel Seat Mount...
***WARNING: TRY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. IF YOU MESS UP YOUR BOAT BY FOLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS IT IS YOUR OWN FAULT!***
13mm Socket Wrench w/extension (I used a 12” extension)
Phillips Head Screw Driver bit and Drill
Lareg Drill bit (I think I used 3/8” or ½”?)
Small Drill bit (I have no idea what size I used, it was small)
Swivel Seat Bracket (WestMarine part #: 412124)
9” x 13” adapter plate (This you will have to procure your self. I had mine made out of ¼” AL)
8: 3/8 x 1" bolts (rounded head)
This is what the Swivel Seat bracket looks like. I bought it from West Marine for about $25.
Here is my stock Outback seat; I think that all of the 08 and earlier Moomba’s have the same seat/seat track/brackets, but I’m not 100% sure, so again your process might be different.
Step 1: Remove the bottom seat cushion. Its easy, just pull up on the cushion and stash it out of the way.
Step 2: Remove the 4 13mm bolts to take the seat off of the seat tracks. Put the seat out of the way.
Last edited by ian ashton; 10-21-2008 at 02:17 PM.
10-21-2008, 01:33 PM #2
This is what you will see when you remove the seat.
Take care not to loose any of the spacers, washers, nuts, and bolts. I put mine in the cupholder.
Step 3: Remove the 10 screws holding the fiberglass base to the floor of the boat.
Step 4: Flip the base upside down and remove the 4 13mm bolts holding that secure the seat tracks.
Step 5: Now you'll need to use the swivel mount to mark and drill the new mounting holes. You'll be mounting the swivel directly to the base.
I am wating on the arrival of my adapter plate, so as soon as I get it I'll continue the thread.
10-21-2008, 10:58 PM #3Junior Member
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Ian I am waiting in eager anticipation! The lack of swivel is one of my main gripes with the new Moomba seats. I have the XLV so hopefully I can still do this mod cause I have limited room to swivel cause of the back of the seat rest behind the drivers seat. I will be doing this mod for sure over winter, thanks for the pic's and post.
Cory2007 Moomba XLV Gravity Games
10-21-2008, 11:04 PM #4
ian - Interesting thread. This could well be a modification I can handle and would make to my '07 Outback. Look forward to seeing the completion of your project. Thanks for posting. - Deerfield2007 Outback
2012 RAM Crew Cab
2015 Subaru Forester
10-21-2008, 11:14 PM #5
Wicked idea. I too have an 08 XLV and would love a swivel seat. Let us know when it's all finished.
01-03-2009, 03:49 PM #6
Ian, any updates on this?-McMoomba
2008 Outback V