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Old 06-22-2018, 10:47 AM   #1
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Kids seat - hobie outback

I'm planning on building a kids seat out of PVC for the back of my hobie outback; something to use on bays and lakes to get them hooked.

Think of it like the gunners seat on the T-47 airspeeder from Empire Strikes Back (the battle on the ice planet)

Kids are 3 and 5 years old. Anyone tried this? Am I crazy to think this is gonna work?
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:50 AM   #2
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Post some pics to see the final result.
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:38 PM   #3
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I'ved carried my son in the back of an outback, but did not make a seat. I've seen guys fabricate a PVC version of a vantage seat. Raised off the plastic to stay dry. Looked comfy too.

Maybe someone has plans they will share?
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:13 PM   #4
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Costco has Stadium Seats on sale right now. May be a good alternative

https://www.costco.com/Cascade-Mount...100393190.html

Online is a 2-pack for $30. I think they have singles in the warehouse for $15
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:42 PM   #5
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Oh man, those stadium seats are really close to my design. I'd be surprised if they last but a season but with two that might cover a good three years. Tempting....thanks!
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:02 PM   #6
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Oh man, those stadium seats are really close to my design. I'd be surprised if they last but a season but with two that might cover a good three years. Tempting....thanks!
I've been using the Costco stadium seat for 2-3 years and shows no sign of wear. It's really nice because it's heavy and has rubber bottom so it doesn't move at all. Wash down after each use and it should last awhile.
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Old 06-22-2018, 05:02 PM   #7
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Costco has the singles for 15 bucks, which is $5 off. They are really well made
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:02 PM   #8
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Made it happen with PVC. Test run complete. Next step is fishing on a bay. Will report back.
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