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#6377982 - 07/21/16 07:17 PM BOW STAND SEATING???
WestTexasGolfer Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 66
What is the best/easiest/longest lasting bow stand seat that could be welded to a tripod? Just curious to see what everyone uses as we were using plastic molded seats but are thinking about going with a more comfortable cushioned boat seat just not sure how long it would last...

Thanks,

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#6378014 - 07/21/16 07:45 PM Re: BOW STAND SEATING??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
Rembrandt Offline
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Registered: 11/17/13
Posts: 103
We make our own stands and seats with added foam padding....then we cover them with rubber roofing material. Critters don't chew on them and weather won't harm them.

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#6378050 - 07/21/16 08:02 PM Re: BOW STAND SEATING??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
WestTexasGolfer Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 66
Any tips on how you do the seat?

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#6381965 - 07/25/16 12:09 PM Re: BOW STAND SEATING??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4448
Loc: Burleson Texas
We have always just used the molded seats. If you go cushion, get something that does not make any noise as the air goes in and out. When you move they will bust you in a heart beat.
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#6381992 - 07/25/16 12:45 PM Re: BOW STAND SEATING??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
txshntr Online   content
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 34253
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
I have one that I built and one that we modified a tripod. On both, I used a cushioned boat seat. One is 7 years old and the other is 2. Both still work great.

As a side note, we mounted the seat to the bearing and bracket that a tripod seat is typically attached too. I like the mobility.
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#6397288 - 08/06/16 09:51 PM Re: BOW STAND SEATING??? [Re: txshntr]
cva34 Offline
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Registered: 12/28/14
Posts: 63
Loc: Matagorda County
Had good luck with them too

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#6399298 - 08/08/16 04:31 PM Re: BOW STAND SEATING??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
ETXRaider Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/25/16
Posts: 36
Loc: East Texas
Millenium makes boat seats that you can put in any boat seat bracket. Seems like that would be a really comfortable tripod seat.

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#6441103 - 09/06/16 07:42 PM Re: BOW STAND SEATING??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
Rembrandt Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/17/13
Posts: 103
Originally Posted By: WestTexasGolfer
Any tips on how you do the seat?


Have a couple double wide ladder stands that seats have deteriorated and needed reupholstered. Challenge was to replace them with something that was comfortable to sit on, weather proof, and critter proof. Started with plywood base, with a layer of foam, covered with rubber roofing membrane. Simple to do, use membrane adhesive and maybe a nail or two.












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#6445514 - 09/09/16 04:33 PM Re: BOW STAND SEATING??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
Rembrandt Offline
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Registered: 11/17/13
Posts: 103
Forgot to include these pics...




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#6445707 - 09/09/16 07:04 PM Re: BOW STAND SEATING??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
Dalee7892 Offline
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 1511
Loc: Denton County
Nice job Rembrandt. I would of used a little thicker foam, of course I'm old not to much padding on my arse.

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