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CJseven
11-01-2008, 09:11 AM
I'm setting up dual seats in the front of my boat, the deck is about 60" wide were I am going to mount the seats, just curious how far apart they should be to give enough room between them but not to close to the side of the boat?

oldwun
11-01-2008, 09:40 AM
This is my homemade rig. The pedestals are 32 inches apart. My boat is 54 inches wide at the seat post hole. Plenty of room. Hope this helps.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q190/oldwun_bucket/DualSeat007.jpg

CJseven
11-01-2008, 09:44 AM
Thanks, funny you should responed because your design is what I'm modeling mine after, Nice set-up by the way. :)

Rowdy
11-01-2008, 11:22 PM
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d166/donniesmith1960/Minnowtank.jpg?t=1225598291 (javascript:void(0);)

These are 36" center,check your seats at at all angles or you'll loose some
fingers when your partner spins in his seat!
Rowdy

crappie10
11-02-2008, 09:18 AM
take 2 five gallon buckets and you and your partner get in the boat. set the buckets up front where you want to sit and fish. adjust the buckets until you are comfortable. then measure center to center and now you know what to build. pretty easy.

crappie10
11-02-2008, 09:21 AM
just measured mine. I have an R81 Ranger and a tite lok double seat rig. It's set at 30 inches apart

CJseven
11-02-2008, 10:38 AM
Thanks all; The Bucket Ideal is a good one I didn't even think of that one. Hey Rowdy, what size tubing did you use for the pedestal bushing to fit into? I have two bushings but having a hard time figuring out what tube to get.

Rowdy
11-03-2008, 10:31 AM
It's 1 1/4" i.d. If you plan to use the threaded pedestals the bolt pattern is a strange one. A 3/4 corse thread is close but not exact, use a soft bolt not a 8 grade and it should not hurt your old pedesal base allready in your boat.

It is not pipe ,metric,fine,mexican, I dont know what it it is?

Good luck Rowdy

CJseven
11-03-2008, 11:13 PM
OK Thanks.

oldwun
11-04-2008, 05:53 PM
I got a 3/4 bolt standard coarse thread 8 inches long and it works fine. At 32 inches you can spin and you won't have any touchy touchy with your partner.