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Old 04-22-2021, 12:04 PM   #1
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Compact rocking chair for boat use?

My wife has been bugging me for some type of rocking chair to use in the cabin of our Monk. Something that won't tear up the teak decking. Any ideas?
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Have never thought about a rocking chair on the boat. But we use self adhesive felt pads on the bottom of all our furniture to prevent scratching the hardwood floors in our house. They work very well but don’t know how the felt padding would work on a rocker. It may develop flat spots that may prevent rocking easily. We have freestanding recliners in the boat. We have an area carpet under them to prevent sliding on the teak and holly deck. The carpet works well for that but I don’t know if you could use a rocking chair on a carpet or not.
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Maybe a glider with a fixed base would be a good compromise?
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Maybe a glider with a fixed base would be a good compromise?
That is not a bad idea. We have a couple of glider chairs at home and they are great. Good suggestion.
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Greetings,
Mr. HW. Aw snap! I was going to suggest a glider as well.


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I expect you could "nurse" a drink or two in one of those...
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Old 04-22-2021, 04:03 PM   #6
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I can’t resist pointing out a simple solution. Take her out more often when the seas aren’t so flat... ;-)
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I put felt strips on a rocker at my mothers house. Never noticed flat spotting.

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Launch the dinghy and let her sit in that.
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I put felt strips on a rocker at my mothers house. Never noticed flat spotting.

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Maybe she keeps it rocking so it never sits still... I have no idea whether or not it would actually happen.
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The most coveted chair on our boat is the folding "outdoor" rocking chair. This one on Amazon looks pretty close to what we have. It takes up a lot of space but stows away pretty easily. We're talking about buying another.
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We had two glider reclining chairs on our Tollycraft. We loved them. sadly our new salon is not big enough to accommodate them.
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They are called GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker. When we bought our Jefferson, we bought two at West Marine. After many years of sitting out on the Sundeck exposed to the sun, they are becoming faded and a little frayed.
We just bought two new ones. The new ones have a mesh back instead of a full canvas back. Amazon also has them for only a buck cheaper, but possibly free shipping if you are a Prime member.

We love ours. They fold up, are easy to carry off the boat and are stable. Love them!
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While cruising this past winter we met some friends that had rockers. They had foam pipe insulation tubes wrapped around the rockers to protect the teak deck. Seemed to work pretty good.
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In theory, if the rocking chair movement is in sync with the wave action nothing is going to happen . Save your money.
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Thanks folks! Food for thought.
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Check out the rockers at Camping World, we have a couple of those, work great!

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We like the Claytor rocker. And the Seven Seas chair. And Burnham Home Designs farmhouse folding chairs.
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Have two on our boat. Gentle rocking on sun deck when at anchor. Folds EZ, stores well. Purchased "on sale" at West Marine about 1.5 yrs ago.

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My wife also has the pneumatic-style rocking chair which we purchased at West Marine. She loves it. Here is a similar chair at Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/GCI-Outdoor-F...s&sr=1-21&th=1
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