Sunfish Seat Tether
Category: Boats, seating, Sunfish, cockpit, canoe
Problem: As I modified my Sunfish so I could sit in the cockpit facing forward, I thought it might be more comfortable if I sat in one of those plastic fishing boat seats. I purchased one and then realized that should I capsize (highly unlikely), though the seat floats, it might be nice to have a way for it to be tethered to the boat.
Action: With duct tape I took a strip, folded it together in the middle about 2 inches, and attached it to the back of the seat. In inserted a grommet into the tab that was sticking out and tied a line to the grommet, which then could be attached somewhere on the Sunfish.
Result: The seat and the tether work great!
Additional Thoughts: The seat and everything worked so well that I bought another one to use in my canoe that I had rigged for sailing and I sit in the bottom of that facing forward in a prone position so the seat makes it much more comfortable. But I still have it tethered to the canoe. I could have just drilled a hole in the seat but I didn’t like that look.
When idea was conceived: 11/18/2013
How much time it took to develop: 45 minutes
How much money it took to develop: 25 cents
Current status: Available for use.
Since it was originally done:
Amazon: Attwood molded Boat Seat,