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Nancy and Bud



Joined: 15 Aug 2016
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City/Region: Nashville
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C-Dory Year: 2001
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:59 am    Post subject: cockpit seating Reply with quote

What are some ideas for seating in the cockpit?
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ssobol



Joined: 27 Oct 2012
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City/Region: Leesburg
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C-Dory Year: 2008
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: SoBELLE
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Folding lawn chairs work for us. They are light and easy to move and stow.
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thataway



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City/Region: Pensacola
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C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 25 Cruiser
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 25 has built in seats in each aft corner of the cockpit. My wife likes a straight back folding plastic chair, with Thermarest pad. I like a folding camp chair --same one we use ashore. Mine has a side arm "table", and is straight back. We also sit on top of the cooler, storage box or one /two of our Dometic ref/freezers. Neither of us are comfortable in the "sling" type of camp chairs.
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Kushtaka



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City/Region: Cordova
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C-Dory Year: 1993
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At 7.99 and storage as small as a big mag light, Cabelas is my go-to solution for cockpit seating.

Kushtaka is equipped with two of these:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/CABELAS-TRI-POD-STOOL/1748360.uts?productVariantId=3748784&WT.tsrc=PPC&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=03806876&rid=20&gclid=CjwKEAjwudW9BRDcrd30kovf8GkSJAB3hTxFaNre8v81pxygqem9b3ZGwlqGFphH-mfHQJzGX9dJ2xoCOzrw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
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South of Heaven



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which size/model of boat do you have Meade?
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Nancy and Bud



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City/Region: Nashville
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C-Dory Year: 2001
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No boat yet. Sailors for over 40 years. But looking into other options now.
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PaulNBriannaLynn



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City/Region: Savannah
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C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We used a cooler against the transom on our 22. Our boat originally came with the rare option of a flip out transom bench seat with legs and even had a cushion. Folded down and out of the way it still took up inches of valuable cockpit space. It was the first modification I did to remove the seat. It was a factory option though, and was pretty cool..it just didn't work for us with lots of things to store in the cockpit.
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ZoeB



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a folding deck chair that I use for cockpit seating. It is a bench, but similar to the one in the link below.

It works great and does not move around while underway. If you do not have deckplates the bench seat does a great job of straddling the slope of the deck.

https://www.amazon.com/Wise-Folding-Chair-Aluminum-Frame/dp/B01I5N8S16/ref=pd_sim_200_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=MM82NMYBA1JNS0WA6D28

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knewlin



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C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We use the WEST MARINE
Go-Anywhere Seat 2, both as our helm seat and outside seating. Portable ,comfortable and multi-purpose. We set them on the ice chests. I use mine on our forward facing "crew seat" while my wife drives me around.

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Easyvictor.14



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll preface this by saying, they're a pain in the butt to stow, but we use 2 West marine bean bag chairs. They make ANY surface on the boat a lounge chair.
We stack two in cockpit for a tall lounger, put one on top of a cooler in the corner of cockpit, throw them up on the bow leaning against railing, lean one against front window facing forward, put em on the roof leaning against radar arch.....
Then, when you beach or dock, throw them on shore and they're awesome beach chairs! Lay a beach towel over them so you don't sweat and stick to them.
When not in use, we throw them in V berth or bungee them on roof.
Your mileage may vary....

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thataway



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those who doe not know--the Bean Bag is the "seat of choice" for offshore fisherman in deep V's Center consoles. They are thrown on top of the T Top when fishing.. There actual special fishing "Bean Bag chairs"..
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miss ellie



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:41 pm    Post subject: Cockpit seating Reply with quote

We use a smallish size fiberglass dock box. I built a folding back made of mahogany. The advantage is lots of storage space for lines, fenders, fishing tackle and the like, plus full width seating and lounging at the end of the day. The disadvantage, of course, is its big footprint and it eats up valuable cockpit space.
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Nancy and Bud



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you tell us more about the dock box seating. What size dock box and how did you make the back?
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South of Heaven



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always liked this Brats cockpit seat on his 16. Search for "Capt mac" and check out his bench seat in the album.

If he did it on a 16 then a 22 should be doable.
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thataway



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We don't use "dock boxes" per say on the C Dory (did on the foredeck of a 42' Symbol MY), Nothing magical about "dock boxes"--we use either a large "action packer" or similar nylon re-inforced plastic box. For back rests, we use the standard "square boat cushion, which often doubles as a throwable device. These are placed against the cockpit combing and make a comfortable seat. Also easy to step aboard and off the boat from the higher box, than the step.
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