How to Install a Boat Bench Seat

A boat bench seat is a type of seat that can be found on a bass boast which is a type of a recreational fishing boat. This type of boat is cushioned in order to show full support to any fishermen reeling in even the biggest bass. Thus, this type of bench is made from durable materials. If you have a bass boat, then it is important that you install a boat bench seat to optimize your boat. For this simple DIY project, here are the things that you will need in order to install a boat bench seat.

Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Wrench
  • PVC bench with cushion
  • Steel bars
  • Filler material
  • Welding arc
  • Drill
  • Screw or nuts
  • Screwdriver
  • Safety goggles
  • Working gloves
  • Assistant

Step 1 - Install the Foundation

The installation of the steel foundation is the first thing that should be done. Weld pieces of steel bars or tubes to create a foundation where the bench seats will rest. To do this, make sure that you weld the pieces of metal together in order to create a solid foundation. Use a good filler material to connect the metal pieces together. Wear safety goggles and a pair of working gloves while you do this task. Moreover, ask for help from a friend or a family member to hold the steel tubes in place during welding. Once done, bolt the base of the steel foundation to the flooring of the boat.

Step 2 - Drill Holes on the Steel Foundation

Once the steel foundation has been erected, use a drill and drill holes on the tube. However, before you do that, make sure that you have measured the distance of each bench in the steel foundation. The thing here is that you need to leave distance with each chair to give space while fishing for bass. The foundation is where the bench seats will be installed. Once the holes have been drilled, turn the bench seats upside down and locate the holes on the bench where you can connect it to the steel foundation that you made earlier.

Step 3 - Attach the Seat to the Foundation

Use a screwdriver and drive the nuts to attach the seat to the steel foundation. Once the screws have been driven deep to the metal, use a wrench to tighten the screw or bolt in place. Use a nut to lock the bolt. The nut will also prevent the benches from loosening up over time. Do this procedure until you have attached all benches to the steel foundation.

Step 4 - Test the Stability of the Benches

Once the benches have been set up, test the stability of the benches by sitting down on it for a few minutes. If it rocks back and forth, then chances are that the chair is not properly installed or attached to the steel foundation. To adjust the bolt and the nut, use a wrench to readjust the tightness of the bench.