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Thread: How To: Swivel Seat Mount...
10-21-2008, 02:28 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 03:17 PM.
10-21-2008, 02:33 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, 11:58 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
10-22-2008, 12:04 AM #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
10-22-2008, 12:14 AM #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, 04:49 PM #6
Ian, any updates on this?-McMoomba
2008 Outback V
01-03-2009, 11:06 PM #7Sled491 Guest
Ian, your a smart guy so please don't be insulted by my question. Are you sure the seat will clear for a 180 swivel?
01-04-2009, 02:30 PM #8
01-04-2009, 04:56 PM #9Sled491 Guest
Gotcha, I kind of figured this as in my old Nitro you could swivel the drivers seat but you had to half swivel it, then pull it forward and finish the swivel.
01-04-2009, 08:57 PM #10
Ian correct me if im wrong but you want the seat to not be mounted to the slider anymore mounting it too the swivel in its place, so the seat will now be stationary??? Dont you think that you could have made a plate to mount to the slider and then drill/tap holes into the plate for the swivel, Then make another plate for the seat and drill/tap into a plate for the swivel to mount to to complete the pair
Also If you did this you may be able to cheat over to the side so the seat wont rub the sides when rotating
the best part about making adaptor plates is there really wouldn't be any drilling of factory parts if things didn't go as planned take them out and your back to stock.
Sorry just some constructive thinking
Also a benifit of making adap. plates is the added height when sitting in the seat
Last edited by c.rix; 01-04-2009 at 09:00 PM.2007 Outback V