Are you an experienced boat angler looking to upgrade your boating experience? Look no further than a leaning post boat seat. Unlike regular seats at the helm, a leaning post offers a multitude of benefits that can enhance your fishing adventures. Whether you want the flexibility to run your boat from both sitting and standing positions, easy access to jump into the fishing action, or the ability to add accessories that aid anglers, a leaning post is the perfect solution. Unfortunately, finding high-quality and reasonably priced aftermarket leaning posts can be a challenge. That’s where Fishmaster comes in. They have created a line of leaning posts that cater to every angler’s needs and budget.
Matching Your Fishmaster T-Top
If you already have a Fishmaster T-Top, you may be wondering which leaning post is compatible. Fishmaster offers two options: the Pro Series Leaning Post and the Original Leaning Post. Both are expertly crafted to complement the Pro Series T-Top and the Original T-Top, respectively. With matching curvature styles and bone white powder coat finishes, they not only provide maximum corrosion resistance but also create a cohesive and stylish look for your boat.
Superior Craftsmanship and Materials
Fishmaster’s leaning posts are built to withstand the toughest conditions, ensuring durability and longevity. The Pro Series Leaning Post is constructed using top-notch 2.25-inch diameter anodized 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum, which has been heat-treated to maximize strength and corrosion resistance. This same high-quality aluminum is also used in their T-Tops, guaranteeing a radiant finish. In addition, the seat cushion and backrest are made from 28- and 32-ounce marine-grade vinyls that have been ASTM G21-tested for mildew resistance – a must for marine use.
Similarly, the Original Leaning Post is crafted from high-end anodized 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum, known for its strength and corrosion resistance. The structure features 1.9-inch diameter legs, ensuring stability and reliability.
Space for Your Cooler
Fishmaster’s leaning posts are designed with practicality in mind. Both the Pro Series and Original Leaning Posts have ample space underneath to accommodate a cooler. The Pro Series Leaning Post can securely fit a cooler with dimensions up to 33 1/8″ W or 96 Quarts, while the Original Leaning Post can fit a 72 Quart cooler up to 31 1/2″ W. Now you can keep your refreshments cool and within arm’s reach while enjoying your fishing expeditions.
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Comfort and Convenience
Fishmaster’s leaning posts are designed with your comfort in mind. The seat cushion is contoured like automotive seats, ensuring optimal support. The foam used is a 2.75-inch-thick closed-cell “flow-through” foam that allows water to drain right through it. No more getting soaked when sitting on it after a downpour! The foam thickness increases to 4.0 inches on the sides, providing additional comfort and stability. The cushion is wrapped in heavy-duty marine-grade vinyl that has been tested to ASTM G21 specifications for mildew resistance and treated with UV inhibitors.
The Benefits of Helm Seating on Your Center Console
Long runs in choppy waters can take a toll on any angler. That’s where a leaning post comes in. It provides added support at the helm, allowing you to rest your tired legs during a long day on the water. Additionally, a leaning post gives you a full field of vision, making it easier to navigate your boat. With controls at the center console, the leaning post puts you right in the middle of the action. It also creates a space to secure a cooler, ensuring your refreshments stay safe and easily accessible.
Customize Your Leaning Post
Fishmaster offers a range of accessories to enhance your leaning post. Even in its basic form, their leaning post includes a sturdy framework, a flip-down footrest, and a comfortable seat cushion. However, the Pro Series leaning post takes it to the next level. The Pro Series Deluxe Model features a cushioned backrest, providing additional comfort for when you want to run the boat from a seated position. It also boasts four gimbaled fishing rod holders and three 316-grade stainless-steel cup holders, allowing you to keep your beverages and fishing gear within reach. Furthermore, it comes with a grab rail for your passengers. Fishmaster continues to develop new accessories, so stay tuned for even more ways to customize your leaning post.
Installing Fishmaster’s leaning posts is a breeze. With only a few tools, such as a drill, a screwdriver, screws, and 3M 5200 Adhesive/Sealant, you can have your leaning post ready in no time. While you could hire a professional for the installation, even those with limited handyman skills can easily complete the process in a couple of hours.
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Upgrade Your Boating Experience Today!
Fishmaster’s leaning posts offer unparalleled comfort, functionality, and style. Whether you’re an avid angler or a casual boater, a leaning post will revolutionize your time on the water. Don’t settle for regular seats when you can have the flexibility, convenience, and durability of a leaning post boat seat. Take your boating experience to the next level and visit East Coast Paddle Sports to explore Fishmaster’s range of leaning posts and accessories.