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CliffB

New seat for old 'Bu.....

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CliffB

The captains chair in my old '89 'Bu Skier must weigh 80-90 lbs. The seat bottom needs a recover.

I'm wondering if anyone has replaced their stock seat with something like a carbon sparco or corbeau? These things weigh in at about 20lbs and feel great with lots of lateral support. I think they can be had with some kind of a neoprene material too.

It would be nice to get 70lbs out of the front of the boat I think.

Is this a dumb idea?

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Bradley Thornton

If you care about the looks yes bad idea its like taking a 68 model car and adding race seats stock seats just look better. But if its all about less weight and its just a tool to do a job (ski) Then its a great idea. My 2 cents

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Nick in the TC

I think if the head rest wasn't so high it would be a great idea. If you could modify that by cutting the back rest to just above the horizontal pading it would look awesome and those colors even match your boat.

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martinarcher

Bad idea..your boat is way to classy for that seat!

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Woodski

Not sure what the base material is, but 93 adn newer Bu's use plastic backing so one of those might be lighter. Not sure on base weight of one.

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malibuparadise

Does it come with seat belts?

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CliffB

Thank you gents, that's good feedback. Now that I think about it, that sparco/corbeau would look pretty out of place. I'll get the stock seat bottom recovered.....and just make sure 200lbs of crap doesn't build up in the forward stowage compartment!

Thanks.

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Nitrousbird

Awful idea. It will look bad and will be uncomfortable to get in/out of in a boat compared to a factory seat.

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Bradley Thornton

Awful idea. It will look bad and will be uncomfortable to get in/out of in a boat compared to a factory seat.

Tell us what you really think LOL!!!

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