Driver's Seat Elevation...

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by BigDog9721, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. BigDog9721

    BigDog9721 Member

    44
    Jun 25, 2020
    Brentwood, TN
    '92 Sea Ray BR 200
    MerCruiser 4.3L V6 262ci
    Any creative ideas to elevate my drivers seat say 6" on my boat noted below... I just can't see over the windshield.. thanks in advance!
     
  2. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Is it attached to a round post?
     
  3. BigDog9721

    BigDog9721 Member

    44
    Jun 25, 2020
    Brentwood, TN
    '92 Sea Ray BR 200
    MerCruiser 4.3L V6 262ci
    No, I was thinking about another thick seat cushion to put on top of it.
     
  4. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    So... then you have the back-to-back seats? This would be good info to include in the first post! After all, we can't see your seats from where we are. :)

    You can build a spacer for underneath the seat box if you want to make it permanent. Otherwise, a cushion is the other option. I think I remember reading somewhere that that is "technically" illegal, though?

    Or... look through the glass like you do in your car (adjust the drive trim to help). ;)
     
  5. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    I used to sit on a square throwable PFD. Worked great.
     
  6. BigDog9721

    BigDog9721 Member

    44
    Jun 25, 2020
    Brentwood, TN
    '92 Sea Ray BR 200
    MerCruiser 4.3L V6 262ci
    ooh... I like the PFD... it accomplishes 2 purposes! See attached pic... sorry!
     

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  7. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    These were my old seats, similar to yours.

    As I already mentioned, the square PFD worked very well. I had a white one that didn’t transfer any color to the seats.

    upload_2020-7-12_12-44-8.jpeg
     
  8. Leardriver

    Leardriver Active Member

    293
    May 24, 2016
    Denver, CO
    2004 270 Sundeck 8.1 Bravo III
    5.0, 5.7, 6.2 8.1 Bravo III over the years
    On my 240 Sundecks, 4 of them, I took the aluminum pedestal post to a welder, and he added 3-4 inches to the post. $50 bucks. That was perfect. The visibility was better on my 270 Sundeck, so I didn't need to do that.
     

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