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PK 160sc Classic port side seat location

TskolTskol Posts: 8Member
The location for the midship, port side seat location is such that the port side storage locker lid can't be opened when the seat is there. The aft port side seat location is located far enough away so that the locker lid can be opened when a seat is there. It's inconvenient to get at your rods stored in the larger port side locker when a seat is installed in the midship, port side location. I noticed that a PK 160sc Classic in my dealers show room has this seat location far enought away from the port side of the boat to allow the locker lid to open when a seat is there. Does Polar Kraft have any suggestions on how to fix this nuisance when they have located this seat base too close to the port side of the boat?


  • Capt_SteveCapt_Steve Posts: 75Member admin
    Checking on this for you, @Tskol
  • Capt_SteveCapt_Steve Posts: 75Member admin
    @Tskol ... here is the feedback from Alan at Polar Kraft: 

    There might be a little room for adjustment on his seat base, but not much. He would have to take out the 6 lag screws and see if there is room to move it slightly inboard. The cockpit area is very limited as to where we can place the seats. It is a rather small cockpit for 4 seats and a console. Also, there is a fuel tank under the center of the floor that needs consideration. We certainly can’t  interfere with it.

  • TskolTskol Posts: 8Member
    Capt Steve, My seat base is 7 3/4" from the port side of the boat. The same model boat at my dealers showroom had it's midship seat base located 9 1/8" from the port side of the boat and the storage locker lid cleared the seat by 1/8". Looks to me like Polar Kraft either made an error in their initial location of my seat base or made a design change in later production runs. I would think they could come up with a better response than the one they gave you. Thanks.
  • Capt_SteveCapt_Steve Posts: 75Member admin
    @Tskol ...perhaps a few pics would help us tell the story? You can email to me at
  • TskolTskol Posts: 8Member
    I found the following easy solution to provide clearance for opening the port side locker lid when there is a seat at the midship seat location. Buy and install a Springfield Locking Slide & Swivel 2 ⅜ " Track Lock III seat base Part No. 1100531 - L1. This is the same sliding base installed on the driver's seat and allows you to move the seat fore and aft by 5", which gives you more than enough clearance for the port side storage locker lid when the seat is installed at the port side, midship seat base location. Only involves 4 bolts and takes 20 minutes to install it. Tskol
  • Capt_SteveCapt_Steve Posts: 75Member admin
    Thanks @Tskol....good info.
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