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4" Seat Risers PICS (for RI/FI & SV233/SV244 with Springfield Seat Mounts)

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InfinitySurf    280

I recently purchased a 4" seat riser from WakeBallast.com. Customer Service was impressive and delivery was very fast! (Just an FYI....they have a 15% discount code for Centurion guys, the code is "centurion-crew").

Listed price on the website is $269 with free shipping (then deduct the 15% discount). Obviously I am not affiliated with them, just impressed with everything about this seat riser and think this is gonna make an already enjoyable experience even better. I like to be aware at all times on the lake cause so many people out there that are not paying attention and have almost been run into several times over the years, so I always use my bolster so that I am looking over the windshield. Its not bad, but sitting on the bolster is not as comfortable as using the actual seat and I also thot this would make my wife happier. Considering she is willing to drive for me when we go out so I get to surf, making her happy and keeping her comfortable is a priority!

Not only does the 4" seat riser raise the drivers seat to the perfect level for me without using the bolster...but a nice side perk I discovered today after installing it, is if I want to stand while driving, I can raise the bolster and while standing, comfortably lean back against the seat/bolster without the seat hitting me in the back of the knees and making it uncomfortable to stand for a while. I am attaching pics below of parts of my install as well as the finished product. The website says these 4" seat risers work for all the RI/FI models as well as 2013-2015 SV233/SV244 models with the Springfield Seat Mounts (My boat is a 2014 SV244 and has the Springfield seat mount). They also said on the FB page that this riser will fit the Supreme 238....but verify that as the website has a typo. Added bonus, this seat riser doubles as a strongbox. The front panel is keyed so you can put valuables in there and lock them up.

FYI...these sell out FAST! They just got new stock in 5 days ago and have already sold 13. The website shows that there is only 1 left right now but if it shows them out of stock, Shane said to call them since sometimes they have them in stock and the website does not show it correctly.

2 things I personally did at the install. The 1st, I needed to do to complete the install....and the other was just my OCD kicking in.

*I don't know if the hole pattern is slightly different on my boat compared to the new RI/FI boats, or if they are all slightly different due to these boats being handmade, but the 4 hole pre-drilled pattern at the bottom of the seat riser was a little bit off compared to the factory bolt holes, off roughly an 1/8th inch front to back....and then side to side. I just drilled the existing 4 holes at bottom of seat riser to a slightly larger diameter of 1/2" each (they came pre-driled at roughly 3/8" dia). Took me 15mins and once bolted down to the factory base, the riser was perfectly stable with zero movement.
I also added a very thin piece of rubber backing between the top of the actual Seat platform that is part of the boat and the bottom of the seat riser where bolts go in.....and also at the top of the seat riser and the bottom of the metal seat base that is part of the Springfield seat mount. Not necessary, but figured it keeps the metal on the seat riser from rubbing directly on either one of them and keep it looking perfect that much longer, also figured that rubber helps to hold it down tight without any squeaks or rubs down the road. (To clarify, I added 2 - 3" wide strips at bottom/top of the seat riser).
*I Included 1 picture showing the added strips of rubber, its the 6th picture attached below and you can see the grey colored strips adhered to the bottom of the metal seat base laying on the floor of boat (7th picture is close up showing the slight spacing that the padding adds between the top of the seat base and the bottom of the metal seat base). The rubber padding is only about 1/16" thick, adhesive on 1 side and a rubber "grid" pattern on the other. (Its actually sold to put on the floor of house in areas where you have a small rug and don't want it too move, sticks to the floor and the rubber helps to keep the rug in place). Something I had laying around and thot it would be useful for this install.

Attaching link below as well as the pictures I took today as I installed this.

https://www.wakeballast.com/centurion-boat-for-ri-and-fi-model-4-inches-seat-glove-box-riser-lift-free-shipping/

 

Seat riser 2. Side view.jpg

Seat riser 1. Front view.jpg

Seat riser w seat mounted 2. Lockbox closed.jpg

Seat riser w seat mounted 1. Lockbox open.jpg

Seat riser 3. Full cockpit view.jpg

Side view. Mounted riser and seat base.jpg

Mounted Seat Riser. Metal base shows added pad.jpg

Seat riser w seat mounted 3.jpg

Seat riser w seat mounted 4. Full cockpit.jpg

Mounted seat riser showing the 4 bolts to base.jpg

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h20king    795

Awesome product put one on our fi23 and have one to install on our new fi25

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DrNate    426

I like the locking part of the box.  No wasted space!

 

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Mrwick    66

Great project Infinity!

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InfinitySurf    280

Thanks guys. Really love how this seat riser changed things, so worth it to me.

Gonna be replacing the worn out carpet bunk covers on my trailer with Gatorbak soon (like Troy did). Carpet just does not last very long and the carpet fibers hold so much sand/debris that with a black hull its scratching things up down there. Also hoping I will be able to order the InfinityWave surf tabs this week or next so I can have the boat ready to go surfing soon, weather is finally turning here in NC. I had a long list of projects to get done over the winter and have checked most of the boxes now. I will take pics/video and document the installs for the bunk covers and the InfinityWave surf tabs.

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