I would like to make some stern rail seats for our boat. The construction part is the easy part, but whats the best way to secure them? I'll probably have to add in a support post on the front edge to support my girth. If anybody has built these or has any ideas on attachement brackets, please let me know.
dd, here is a picture of my daughter on a seat on a Marzcraft 46' great idea with a bin below, seat on port side the same, but has propane bottle in the bin, but would involve changing the top rail, so you sit aft of the deck, she loved sitting there even though it was a bit cold.
Boat: 17' faering Ironblood, building 34' schooner Javelin
Re: stern rail seat construction
See Tom Colvin's construction details for the schooner Gazelle. You should arrange it so that there is a cloth protecting the person on the seat from the wind. Use 2X2s bent to the curve of the after rail. Use a knee centerline to support your over weight. Drink more water and less beer. Long life is for the intelligent.
Brent Martz is a personal friend and mentor. He builds the MCY46 with the seat in the photo above. If you PM me I can provide you with his contact details.
I know in the past he has provided the seat and installation instructions to other boat owners at a very low price.
He really is a gentleman boat builder and nice guy.