Tired of your leaning post seating making you dread sitting down? When you see an oncoming wave do you lift your bottom off the leaning post bench, grab the Oh' Shit handles tight and squit? Wish you had a soft comfortable seat for that ride home after a long day of boating? Seaspension leaning post systems incorporate shock absorbing pedestals into the leaning post bench (dual post), or into a single stand alone seat, and even in a tripod leaning post configuration.
Not all boat leaning posts are created equally, and without Seaspension's leaning post shock-absorbing pedestals, well it's just a leaning post that will make your chiropractor very happy after a long boating career! The LEANING POST SHOCK ABSORBING BOAT BENCH SEAT by SEASPENSION is the softest ride you can dream of!
Seaspension's shock absorbing leaning post pedestals have a shock travel of 3 ½ inches for optimal performance when paired with any boat leaning post. The leaning post shock-absorber has a stainless steel progressively rated coil-over spring and has proprietary valving for both compression and rebound strokes when the leaning post compresses down. That means that the initial compression is relatively soft and gets progressively stiffer as the leaning post compresses harder. The damper valve senses the speed by which the leaning post shock absorber compresses, so it can do its job properly. The Seaspension leaning post shock-absorber system produces No Pogo stick reaction, thus giving you the best ride possible from any leaning post system.
The bench seat shown to the left (front and rear view) was designed for Florida Inshore Angler.com for our Project Osprey Boat Build. What I really like about this seat, beyond the shock absorbing pedestals of course, are several things. First, the "lean to" function of the roll pads allows one to stand up and create more leg room while at the helm, while also allowing you to rest against and share your weight on the pad and still get the benefits of the shock absorbing pedestals. Second, the back of the bench seat padding is curved around your butt, and also in an upward fashion, thus giving you a very comfortable and secure seat that wraps around your curvatures just enough to firmly hold you in place without restricting your movement. Third, the back rest of the bench seat also wraps around a bit to hold you in place. I'll have a full written review in the near future, complete with a video installation and open water testing so be sure to check in from time to time.
Seaspension Standard Solo leaning post shock-absorber model 10xx
This Seaspension patented leaning post shock-absorbing pedestal is designed to be mounted to most boat seats and leaning post benches, or a universal flat-bottomed seat slider for fore and aft movement. The leaning post shock absorber post swivels 360° with auto-lock forward facing feature. Proper orientation of the Seaspension Solo leaning post shock-absorber is required for installation. The round shock-absorber base is a standard 9 ¼” OD with a 6-hole bolt pattern. Proper operating range is between 140 -275 lbs total seated weight on the leaning post shock absorber posts.
Seaspension Standard Solo leaning post shock-absorber Heights:
16 in (40.64 cm), 19 in (48.26 cm), 22 in (55.88 cm), 25 in (63.50 cm)
Seaspension Non Swivel leaning post shock-absorber Model 40xx
This Seaspension leaning post shock-absorbing pedestal is designed to be mounted to a universal flat-bottomed slider for fore and aft movement. This Non Swivel shock absorbing leaning post has a square 6.5x6.5 inch flat top with universal mounting holes at each corner, and do not swivel. Proper orientation of the leaning post is required for installation. The round leaning post base is a standard 9-¼” OD with a 6-hole bolt pattern. Proper operating range for the non swivel leanin post is between 140 -275 lbs total seated weight.
Heights: 16 in (40.64 cm), 19 in (48.26 cm), 22 in (55.88 cm), 25 in (63.50 cm)
Seaspension Dual Solo leaning post shock-absorber Model 12xx
This patented leaning post dual shock-absorbing pedestal system is designed to be mounted to most boat seats, leaning post benches or a universal flat-bottomed seat slider for fore and aft movement. Two standard dual shock absorbing leaning posts are utilized to accommodate larger helm chairs and greater seated weights. A custom deck plate is included which allows the shock absorbing leaning post pedestals to be adapted into a standard round 8 ¼”, 6-hole bolt pattern. A swiveling fore/aft slider is available for this model. Heights: 16 in (40.64 cm), 19 in (48.26 cm), 22 in (55.88 cm), 25 in (63.50 cm)
Seaspension Inverted Solo leaning post shock-absorber Model 1411
The Inverted Solo leaning post shock absorbing model retains all of the features of the Solo shock absorbing leaning posts in only 11"(28cm) of height. The Seaspension inverted solo leaning post comes with stylish tapered bellows and can be ordered with an optional PVC cap to waterproof the shock absorbing leaning post pedestals in situations where they are installed in a live well or bait box under the seated area. Inverted leaning post models require an approx. 5" X 6" hole to be cut in the mounting surface or deck. Access to the underside of mounting surface or deck is required for installation. The Inverted solo leaning post pedestals can also be ordered as a leaning post Bench (2413) or Non-swivel leaning post(4411) Models. Proper operating range is between 140 -275 lbs total seated weight.
Seaspension Spider leaning post shock-absorber Model 30xx
These Seaspension shock-absorbing leaning post pedestals are our best seller, and are designed to accept your spider/slider which fits over a 2-7/8” OD standard pedestal tube. This allows 360° swiveling of the boat seat. The round base is a standard 9-¼” OD with a 6-hole bolt pattern. Proper operating range is between 140 -275 lbs total seated weight. Heights: 20 in (50.82 cm), 23 in (58.42 cm), 25 in (63.50 cm), 29 in (73.66 cm)
Seaspension Tripod Bolster leaning post shock-absorber 51xx and 57xx Drop Down Tripod Bolster
Off-Shore pounding, racing and severe duty such as military applications call for the Seaspension tripod bolster boat bench seat shock absorbers. The triangular configuration ensures maximum strength in extreme conditions. Bolsters are designed with either a sit-down or drop down seat configuration. Single or double bolster seats are available. Due to the many application variables, Seaspension can custom manufacture any model.