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Old 06-10-2018, 11:10 AM   #1
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Your favorite, non-tippy deck chair

You have tried several deck chairs over the years. Some tossed you out with the smallest wake, others silently deteriorated in the sun, til finally your butt burst thru, spilling your Malbec all over your white deck shoes.

But finally, you found the perfect folding deck chair: comfy, grippy, and tough.

Share your discovery, skipper. A new generation of trawler owners are standing by waiting for your nomination!

Mark

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Old 06-10-2018, 11:18 AM   #2
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:43 AM   #3
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Our favorite is the under-$10 folding camp chairs, available at WalMart and just about anywhere else. We put a little felt on the black plastic "feet" so they don't mark the deck.
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Bean bag chairs are our favorite. But they're dangerous: they're very sleep-inducing
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Bean bag chairs are our favorite. But they're dangerous: they're very sleep-inducing
Walmart bean bag chairs, $29 a piece. Very comfy and sleep inducing.
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Re "Favorite Deck Chair"

Thank you all for your warm welcome to Trawler Forum! I thought I would briefly respond with a bit about us.

We have just completed 12 years of cruising in warm waters aboard our Norseman 447 sailboat, "Wendaway". Very sorry to see her go, but delighted to find ourselves in partnership on a comfy yet sturdy Nordic Tug 32, and ready to once again explore the Pacific Northwest.

I've had boats pretty much continuously since I was 13 years old, which makes that 57 years on the water. Started off in a Lido 14, in San Diego; then many other small craft, and, as a young adult, a 38 foot converted commercial westcoast salmon troller.

Since then (an through an intervening career as a journalist) we've had sailboats, canoes, kayaks without interruption. In 2006 I retired to a Valiant 40 and began some earnest cruising in the warm waters off Mexico's Pacific coast.

Met my wife 43 years ago in the northern British Columbia coastal town of Port Hardy. On one particularly brilliant evening, I was sitting on a rickety deck chair (yes, it is true) on my troller and a cute 30 foot gillnetter cruised into the fishermen's wharf, and unbelievably, a tall willowy lass hops out and makes her boat fast to the dock. Needless to say, I was impressed that there was no fellow aboard!

I have a lot to learn about trawler life! and am delighted to make your acquaintance here on this forum. Thanks so much for the warm welcome!!!

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That's funny, those two are the chairs I have in your first post.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:36 AM   #10
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:11 PM   #11
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Strongback Chairs

The most comfortable chair I have found that supports my back in all the right places.

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Old 06-12-2018, 11:39 PM   #12
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:56 PM   #13
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I use the same genre chairs as CapnTom and Fly. $20 each at Sams, toss them when they get ratty after a couple of seasons. The boat came with a nice set of teak chairs and a table. I got really tired of the upkeep. Now Sams chairs are on the aft deck and the teak stuff is in a sunroom at the house.

I take it back - checked out Fly's Strongback chairs - nice. Way nicer than what I use.
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The only movable seats we have are bean bags. They are great for on the foredeck. Occasionally we just float around the water in them on a hot day, but hey do take a while to dry out.

All of our other seating is built in. The water here gets a bit rougher than some areas, so anything unattached wouldn't be much use a lot of the time.
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Mine get folded up and stowed below unless they're in use. Usually used only when tied up or anchored. Use built-in seating underway.
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Old 06-18-2018, 03:02 PM   #16
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Our favorite is the Pawley's Island Swing chair. We have three of them hanging from the overhead on the aft deck. VERY comfortable!!!
https://www.houzz.com/product/103280...d-swing-chairs
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Old 06-18-2018, 03:05 PM   #17
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We also have a Nordic Tug 32 and use the Pico folding chairs by GCI Outdoors. They are pricey, but fold down very small (think the size of a large laptop bag). They are small enough to use in the cockpit, but sturdy enough to use on the upper deck when it gets a bit rolly while anchored. The only things we don't like are the price (though we think it is worth it) and the fact that they are not good for a beach because if sand gets in the telescoping mechanism for the legs it can mess them up. If you search around you can often find them for a fair bit less than retail. Last time we got a discount by purchasing two off of Amazon.
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Very happy with these made in Greece by Forma
We also have the Forma Marine chairs, and they are PHENOMENAL. Very sturdy, and EXTREMELY lightweight. Super easy to toss them one handed wherever you need them to be for storage. Highly recommended.

You can get the blue ones on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/FORMA-MARINE-.../dp/B01AT43I96

Although I got the gray to match my hull, which I had to order direct from Forma's website: https://www.formamarine.com/en/marin...at-chair-M100G
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I wanted wood, so I greatly overspent on a set of adjustable teak ones with mesh fabric seats and backs. The backs are tall enough for head support when reclined.

For me I wanted to be able to lie back and relax, so adjustable was the only path to consider. Otherwise, from friends have the Forma chairs and they're great.
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I carry 5 of the SeaTeak folding chairs, love them although a bit big so storage isn’t easy. I store them under the sailing tender on the top deck.
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