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  1. #1
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    Default My Swivel Seat Mod

    I was at work, killing time digging through our metal scrap and found a nice piece of 3/16" stainless plate. I got to thinking about my swivel project. It would allow me a low profile swivel install and would be plenty strong. So after a few bud light lime's and some metal fab on the peice of stainless I went to it. To my surprise I found that I could move the seat over so it was center on the steering wheel, and still swivel it amost 110 degrees.
    The seat back was just high enough to slip right over the arm rest.
    The swivel I picked up from boaters world bolted right up to the factory threaded inserts on the seat. All I had to do was add a poly spacer (cutting board) between the seat ant the swivel. I also had to add the riser in the back, so the seat sat level when turned around.
    I think I'm really going to like this mod for surfing.
    I'm very happy with the result as indicated in the last picture!!
    BTW thanks Chillyx for the motivation.
    My wife is getting tired of me "playing" as she calls it in the boat. I hope she doesn't make me choose between her and the boat. I'd kinda miss my wife... ha ha ha.

    Notice how center the seat sets.


    90 degrees


    110 degrees
    Last edited by newty; 03-27-2009 at 03:17 PM.

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    The install... Sorry too many bud light limes, forgot the in process pics. You get the idea.


    Come on Summer!!!
    Last edited by newty; 06-02-2011 at 10:56 AM.

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    Awesome! I'm all over this! Was it the economy swivel you got? Btw, is there any stop to keep it from sveling when you don't want it to?
    2007 Mobius LSV

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    Yes its the economy one and no it has no stop. I kinda like just being able to spin when I want without having to reach around the bottom and fight those releases. My experience with the locking type swivel has not been good. When driving you would always have your feet planted and hanging on to the wheel anyway.
    I like being able to swing around while underway. You know... to reach more beer! Safety first! You wouldn't want to have to reach down and unlock the swivel to get a beer while underway, would you... not safe at all!!

  5. #5
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    nice work !!! more importantly are bud light limes any good? i haven't step out of my boundaries of the original bud light ...

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    Meech I too love the bud light but the lime is money. When that miller chill came out I thought it was ok but not enough to pull me away from my true love bud light. Then I tried the lime... Its still bud light, just with a twist. Buy a 6er and try it out.
    My absolute favorite for a hot summer day on the boat.
    Mmmmmmm... summer!

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    sweet Newty! I picked up one of the non-locking swivels at boater's world the other night for $9.99 + 20% off. I was slightly worried about not having it lock in place, but your safety tips have convinced me that I made a good call.
    Drew
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
    Old ride: 2008 OBV

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    Swivel "Sweet" Mod. You are the man.

  9. #9
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    Newty--
    How much did it raise the seat if any?
    Tazz 07' Moomba LSV --Kicker Marine Amps (MX700.5 & MX350.4) 6 polk DB651 speakers, 4 MB Quartz Marine Speakers, 10" Boston Acoustic Sub, Z-5 Cargo Rack, Custom Speaker/Light Bar, modified ballast system, Custom LED Rings
    Live life to the extreme and no less!!

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    nice swivel, i guess you really don't need the swivel lock, i have always done things to hold the swivel handle if free spin anyway, and it could impair you ability to reach freely for the drinks.

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