Port-a-seat or West Marine knockoffs? - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 04-02-2009
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,764
Thanks: 25
Thanked 39 Times in 33 Posts
Rep Power: 10
poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about
I have 2 of each, the ratcheting system on both the WM version gave up the ghost first, but they make good CP cushions along with the port a seats which still work fine.

What's cool is you can get replacement covers in any sunbrella fabic color from port a seat that obviously fit the WM brand @ 35 bucks a pop; I've gone from Forest Green to Dark Blue to Burgundy
__________________
1978 Tayana 37

Freedom comes when youíre ready to sail away. True freedom comes when you donít have to return


Cut off from the land that bore us, betrayed by the land we find, where the brightest have gone before us and the dullest remain behind, .......but stand to your glasses, steady,.......tis all we have left to prize, raise a cup to the dead already, hurrah for the next that dies
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 03-19-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
garrens is on a distinguished road
Re: Port-a-seat or West Marine knockoffs?

We bought 4 WM knockoffs at the Annapolis boat show ten years ago. An hour or two later we went by the Soprt-a-Seat booth where they had cut-aways of both theirs and the WM seat. No comparison at all we immediately returned the WM and bought SaS. Ten year later, having used the seat every day of the six- months a year we are on board the SaS seats are great, foam, hinges and all.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 03-19-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 100
Thanks: 8
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 6
captainmurph is on a distinguished road
Re: Port-a-seat or West Marine knockoffs?

SportASeat for 3 seasons.

The quality makes them easily worth twice the WM price. I'm sure the WM units have their place, but my comfort and eye for value tells me I'd spend the extra money again.

Murph

S/V Amalia
Cal 30, 1965
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 03-20-2013
denverd0n's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 883
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 7
denverd0n is on a distinguished road
Re: Port-a-seat or West Marine knockoffs?

Do you really need the backrest? I didn't, so I spent a total of $40 for two, two-inch thick, custom cut pieces of closed cell foam from here...
Foam cushions

They work great, double as tossable flotation devices, and both of them together cost about one-third the price of a single sport-a-seat.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
West Marine prices TXS-ALAMO General Discussion (sailing related) 106 04-22-2007 10:00 PM
Anchor testing - West Marine Craig Smith Gear & Maintenance 32 04-18-2007 12:40 AM
2007 Sailing Calendar from Scuttlebutt & West Marine NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 04-04-2007 09:15 PM
Fwd: Only at West Marine Woburn! NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 1 02-01-2007 10:15 AM
Marine Radios Overview Jim Sexton Seamanship Articles 0 09-30-1999 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:12 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.