High-Back Plastic Drain Hole Seat

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The padded, waterproof, self-draining NRS High-Back Plastic Drain Hole Raft Seat provides outstanding comfort and support for rowers and passengers on whitewater rafts and catarafts.
  • The soft cushions are covered with a tough vinyl used in tractor seats.
  • Your back will love the support you get from the high seat back.
  • Strong plastic construction eliminates metal parts that could rust or bend.
  • This seat fits on the NRS Seat Bar and on the NRS Passenger Seat Mount, which clamps to any of our crossbars or side rails.
  • Seat comes with mounting hardware. Bolt pattern on bottom is 7.5"W x 7"L

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Dimensions: 13"H x 18"W (front of seat) x 14"L
Weight: 6.5 lbs.
Material: Vinyl covering soft foam padding
Components:
  • 1 - High-back Drain Hole Seat
  • 4 - Seat Mount Bolts

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  • High-Back Plastic Drain Hole Seat

    Q:

    will this seat fit a Swift 14'6" model Saranac Kayak? I have lower back problems and need additional support.
    Asked on 11/7/2013 by upstate from Saranac Lake, New York 12983

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I see that your cockpit is 16.5" wide, and I'm sure that's to the outside of the rim. The High-Back Seat is 18" wide, so it won't fit. I don't think we can help you, unless one of the Crazy Creek Chairs might squeeze in there - http://www.nrs.com/category/2912/camping/chairs-tables - A web search for "high back kayak seat" brings up several possibilities. You might also contact Swift to see if they know of options.

      Answered on 11/8/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Sorry, but I don't know if the seat will fit in your kayak. Dimensions
      (from the NRS site) are 13"H x 18"W (front of seat) x 14"L. The seat was, I
      believe, designed for catarafts and rafts type boats with a steel or
      aluminum frame and meant to be bolted via four bolts (included with the
      seat) to a flat mount. I suspect that mounting in a kayak, even if it fits,
      will be a problem. The bolt hole pattern is 7.5"W x 7"L.
      As for your lower back, I can say that the seat is well made with ample
      padding, provides good support, and is very comfortable.
      I hope this helps.
      .. Bob
      Robert L. Brown
      Email: <mailto:****@***.***> ****@***.***

      Answered on 11/8/2013 by Bob from Pocatello, ID
  • High-Back Plastic Drain Hole Seat

    Q:

    I have a small lightweight kayak that's great to throw in the back of the car - but has no seat, just a low back sling - and after 1/2 hr my back is killing me. Can this be used in a kayak? Does it have to be mounted? I was really looking for an inflatable seat I could put some velcro on, but can't seem to find one.
    Asked on 8/12/2013 by Lindamar from Oceanside, CA

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Look at Aire's seats for their IK. They have some padded seats that might be adaptable to your kayak. I think this seat might be a problem fastening to a kayak--I can't think of an easy way to do it. The Aire seats have straps and good back support that might solve your problem.

      Answered on 8/18/2013 by No nickname, not at my age. from Salt Lake City, Utah
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No it needs to be mounted. Mainly used in driftboats and rafts

      Answered on 8/15/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't think this seat would work well at all. It is quite heavy and meant to be mounted on a raft rowing frame. Check out the seats made by Aire that are meant to go in their inflatable kayaks. I recently bought two for my inflatables and they give great support once secured to the kayak. They come with a long strap that can be put under the boat and tightened to hold it in place. I think NRS sells them. Otherwise try Cascade Outfitters.
      Bob Cushman

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I bought this seat to put in a 12' cataraft. Sorry, but I don't know much
      about kayak design. I can tell you that the seat is very comfortable and
      would probably do wonders for your back if you could find a way to install
      it. The bottom is basically flat with some indented areas. It is meant to
      be bolt mounted with 4 5/16" bolts in a 7-1/2" X 7" pattern. You can look
      at the "Specs" for other dimensional data.
      You might also look at this seat from NRS:
      http://www.nrs.com/product/1227/nrs-angler-swivel-fishing-seat. I have one
      of these on my cataraft and it is cheaper, also comfortable, and the back
      folds down for storage/hauling. It isn't as sturdy as the other one, but
      probably amply sturdy for your needs. It also is meant to be bolted down
      but with a smaller bolt pattern (5" X 5"). If you look at the specs you
      will note that this seat is slightly larger in width and length than the
      high back plastic drain hole seat you are considering.
      It sounds to me that finding a way to mount either seat will be the major
      issue. I also suspect that both seats might prevent the use of a
      sprayskirt.
      Hope this helps. Feel free to write if you think I might be able to provide
      anything else.
      .. Bob
      Robert L. Brown
      Email: <mailto:****@***.***> ****@***.***

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Lindamar, you could probably adapt this somehow. However, take a look at the Cheetah Chair, Item # 81000.01, Crazy Creek Travel Chair, # 71406.01 and Crazy Creek Canoe Chair, # 71405.01 to see if one of those will serve.

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This seat could be mounted to a kayak, but not easily. It would require drilling mounting holes into the hull of your boat. It is also large and heavy which is fine for most rafting situations, but not a kayak. It could be done, but I wouldn't recommend it.
       
      Jared Harker
      Confluence Outfitters LLC,
      www.confluenceoutfittersva.com
      https://www.facebook.com/ConfluenceOutfittersVA
      Isaiah 42:16

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Confluence Outfitters VA from Natural Bridge VA
  • High-Back Plastic Drain Hole Seat

    Q:

    I need to make these seats swivel on my NRS frame. Do you have swivels for the high backs?
    Asked on 4/27/2013 by justin from United States

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Justin, yes we can make this happen. Basically what you will have is a Passenger Seat Mount, Item # 94019.01, without that welded channel on the bottom. You'll bolt your High-Back Seat to the top of it, then bolt an Angler Swivel Plate, Item # 94016.01 to the bottom of it. the Swivel Plate will bolt to any NRS Seat Bar that's been made in about the past four years (that's when we started punching hole patterns for both Drain Hole and Angler seats in the plates). This is a custom job, give us a call, 800.635.5202, to place the order.

      Answered on 4/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • High-Back Plastic Drain Hole Seat

    Q:

    if i order the seat do i have to order anything else to mount it to my nrs frame?
    Asked on 8/20/2012 by cathy

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The seat comes with the bolts needed to mount it to an NRS seat plate.

      Answered on 8/20/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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High-Back Plastic Drain Hole Seat
 
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Pros

  • Cleans easily (3)
  • Dries easily (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rivers (6)
    • Day trip (5)
    • Rapids paddling (5)
    • Flat waters (4)
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    5.0

    Very comfortable

    By Machias

    from Stafford, VA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans Easily
    • Dries Easily
    • Good Waterproofing
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters
      • Rapids Paddling
      • Rivers

      Comments about High-Back Plastic Drain Hole Seat:

      Great seat, very comfortable, well built!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not a very comfortable seat

      By Rogue River Guy

      from Merlin, Oregon

      About Me Advanced

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            Comments about High-Back Plastic Drain Hole Seat:

            I own 2 Sotar rafts, and I own this seat in both the high-back and the low-back models. I LOVE the low-back seats, but I highly dislike the high-back seat, because even when wearing a short PFD, the back of the PFD hits against the top of the seat, and it's VERY uncomfortable and anoying. I have a high-back seat that I used once, then I removed and stored it. I own a couple of the low-back seats that I use regularly, and they're great, and VERY comfortable. I would suggest that you ditch the high-back seat, and purchase a low-back seat instead.

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            5.0

            Great seat, adpated for swivel

            By Bob

            from Pocatello, ID

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cleans Easily
            • Comfortable
            • Dries Easily
            • Good Waterproofing
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Day Trips
              • Flat Waters
              • Rapids Paddling
              • Rivers

              Comments about High-Back Plastic Drain Hole Seat:

              A good, rugged seat. I put it on my 12' cataraft for the rowing seat (the boat is set up for fly fishing with a folding seat on the front). I needed the seat to swivel as I best enter the boat from the rear. Unfortunately, my swivel and the new seat had different dimensions for bolt holes. Here's how I set it up. I bought a 3/8" aluminum plate (a strong & non-corrosive grade) on the Internet. I then bought a sheet of 1/8" plexiglass from Home Depot. I cut the plexiglass and aluminum plate to size and used the plexiglass to mark bolt holes on the swivel and then on the aluminum plate. I drilled holes in the plexiglass and used them to mark holes on the aluminum plate. After drilling the aluminum plate, assemply was easy and everything bolted together without problems. Oh, I replaced all bolts, nuts, etc. with stainless steel ones from a hardware store.

              I just returned from a WY fishing trip down the Snake R and others. The seat worked great. Much stronger and more comfortable than my old one.

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              4.0

              Should have bought it sooner!

              By Confluence Outfitters of VA

              from Lexington, VA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cleans Easily
              • Dries Easily
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Day Trips
                • Rapids Paddling
                • Rivers

                Comments about High-Back Plastic Drain Hole Seat:

                Time will tell on durability, but I am pleased with this purchase.

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                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great seat

                By Snake River Guy

                from Jackson Hole Wy

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                    Best Uses

                    • Day Trips
                    • Flat Waters
                    • Rapids Paddling
                    • Rivers

                    Comments about High-Back Plastic Drain Hole Seat:

                    I always had the low pro oarsman seat and just upgraded to this one. Can't believe I waited all those years. Great quality, very comfortable, well worth the price!

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