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hammock style stern seat

I saw these on the internet and now i can't find them. Anybody else seen or used them?
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I found the product. Has anybody seen one of these or know if they are anygood?

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That design could work on my boat's heavy railing - with it's teak caps and heavy stanchions. But, I would be concerned about pointloading a person's weight on lighter weight rails. Not crazy about the hose clamp connections, SS rings seem kind of light as well - but interesting concept - which could be modified and easily made by anyone with macrame skills.
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it is less than 1/2 the price of regular stern seats and looks comfortable. But sometines things look comfortable and turn out to not be so.
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I did not know about those, but made my own from a spare line on our last vacation this January.
As I was lazy I just made one. It became THE PLACE on the boat. Always in use. Mine was much simpler, but still very comfortable.
Now I see the guy have a pending patent - does it mean I will no longer be able to use my seat ?
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I doubt that they'll be able to get a patent on a hammock that is used as a seat... Hammocks are very old technology...and people have been sitting in them a long time.
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Anybody ever thought of making the (rigid) kind, by yourself? Seems like it's pretty darn simple. Composite board plus rail connection plus vertical support.

Selling for $250 a pair, seems like we could beat that.
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Anybody ever thought of making the (rigid) kind, by yourself? Seems like it's pretty darn simple. Composite board plus rail connection plus vertical support.

Selling for $250 a pair, seems like we could beat that.
That's actually how the stern cockpit seats are on my boat... four clamps per seat, plus two webbing straps to support the outboard side.
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