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Cockpit COMFORT - folding seats, cushions, etc?

Once in a while I see folks comfortably lounging in their cockpits or on deck, for hours at a time. Reading, sleeping, stargazing. How are they doing this? I am almost always uncomfortable in mine, unless I bring up half the bedding from down below to lean on. I've noticed these 'backrest' type seats. I've looked them up...

I've found Sport-a-Seat, ComfortSEAT, and some seat from WestMarine (Go-Anywhere). The first two are around $115, the WM is now about $50 (coming from the most overpriced place on earth, it makes me nervous)

Does anyone have experience and an opinion on any of these dandies? Or alternatives to cockpit/deck spinal bliss?
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I bought one of the west marine seats for my wife and she loves it. Good back support and comfortable.
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Re: Cockpit COMFORT - folding seats, cushions, etc?

Cockpit cushions are nice. My boat is equipped with 'Bottomsiders', a closed cell foam pad system.

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Re: Cockpit COMFORT - folding seats, cushions, etc?

We've got a couple of the comfort seats. Liked them particularly cos at sea we could sit facing forward. At anchor they are good to use if you want to loaf around on the foredeck. To be frank I've been less than impressed with the quality of the mechanism and would probably just buy the WestMarine cheapies if I was to buy something similar again.

The BottomSiders look interesting but I'm not overly excited about vinyl covers.

I must admit however that at anchor our cockpit takes on a whole heap more cushiony look to it than it would at sea. Without a bit of padding that place is never going to be as comfortable as your favourite sofa. With it, its a place of sheer bliss.
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Re: Cockpit COMFORT - folding seats, cushions, etc?

We have the Go Anywhere 2 seats from WM. Get them on sale and they are extremely comfortable! The back support is awesome and you can take them all over the boat - like the bow.

They are much more comfortable than bottom siders or cushions and far less expensive and compact.
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Re: Cockpit COMFORT - folding seats, cushions, etc?

I happened to see some folding cushions for adirondak chairs on clearance at Target. Bought two, and they have worked out nicely. And they were cheap enough, that if they get beat up and only last a year, it was worth it.
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Get one of these from West Marine. There is no other...

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Get one of these from West Marine. There is no other...

Wow,
Even at my age "Wuss" comes to mind!

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Re: Cockpit COMFORT - folding seats, cushions, etc?

Smack,

Already have a pair of them - they're great. Also installed a real comfortable helm seat. It was the best $249 I've ever spent.



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You old farts and your aversion to comfort. It's embarrassing.

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