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Conversion: Catamaran sailboat to Fishing platform

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A couple of years ago I obtained a 1984,  18 ft, solcat catamaran sailboat. I completely refurbished parts of it and retrofitted it for fishing. I have it outlined in detail at a site called instructables should you care to look. It's powered by two electric motors and two 100 amp solar power collection batteries. It stays out about 4-6 hrs depending on speed. It has electric steering  using  a linear actuator, among other interesting points.

It's name is the Surly Mermaid

Some things have changed a bit (improvements) since this picture and it's build.

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Today I found, just about 30 minutes away from me on facebook's site two boat seats with stainless pedestals. $50 for the pair. Nothing wrong with them or broken except they'll need a good cleaning. I looked on Amazon and these particular seats and pedestals are so expensive. The seats, new, are $147 and the pedestals are $207 (each!) This was a score as far as I'm concerned and I'll be ble to put the lawn chairs back on the porch. Very adjustable, swivel, up, down, back and forward.

NOTE: I just cleaned them up this afternoon. They are shown as I got them below. Cleaned up I got them back to maybe 90%. Good enough considering the cost. Now, to mount them on the boat.

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