How Do I Raise My Boat Seats?

Are you looking to raise your boat seats for better visibility and comfort? Look no further!

In this article, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of raising your boat seats. Whether you’re a seasoned boater or a beginner, this tutorial is designed to help you achieve the desired height for your seats. So, let’s get started!

Materials Needed:

  • Adjustable boat seat pedestals
  • Screwdriver or wrench
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil

Step 1: Measure the Existing Seat Height

The first step is to measure the current height of your boat seats. Use a measuring tape to determine the distance between the seat base and the floor of your boat. This measurement will serve as a reference point for adjusting the new seat height.

Step 2: Choose Adjustable Boat Seat Pedestals

Next, you’ll need to select adjustable boat seat pedestals that are compatible with your existing seats. These pedestals allow you to modify the height according to your preference. They are available in various heights, so choose one that suits your needs.

Step 3: Remove Existing Seats

Before installing the new pedestals, remove the existing seats from your boat. Use a screwdriver or wrench (depending on how they are secured) to unscrew or detach them carefully. Keep track of any screws or bolts as they will be needed later.

Step 4: Attach Pedestal Bases

Take each adjustable pedestal base and align it with the mounting holes on your boat’s floor. Once aligned, secure them in place using screws or bolts. Ensure that the bases are firmly attached for stability and safety.

Step 5: Adjust Seat Height

Now it’s time to adjust the height of your boat seats. Follow the instructions provided with your adjustable pedestals to modify the seat height.

Typically, there will be a lever or knob that allows you to raise or lower the seat. Use this feature to increase the height gradually.

Step 6: Test and Readjust

After adjusting the seat height, sit on the seat and test its comfort and visibility. If you feel that further adjustments are necessary, repeat step 5 until you achieve your desired seating position.

Step 7: Secure Seats

Once you are satisfied with the new seat height, secure them in place using screws or bolts provided with your adjustable pedestals. Double-check that everything is tightly fastened for a safe boating experience.


  • If you have multiple seats in your boat, repeat this process for each seat individually.
  • Consider factors such as steering wheel position and console height when determining the ideal seat height.
  • Always follow manufacturer guidelines while installing adjustable pedestals.

Congratulations! You have successfully raised your boat seats to improve comfort and visibility. Now you can enjoy your boating adventures even more!

We hope this article has been helpful in guiding you through the process of raising your boat seats. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to us. Happy boating!

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Daniel Bennet