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Get a look at Tempress Navistyle seats (they come in both standard and high back models). They’re what I have on my old Maverick- and I can’t say enough good things about them. Believe you can see them at any Bass Pro shop (the standard model).

All of their models can be found at Tempress.com
 

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Get a look at Tempress Navistyle seats (they come in both standard and high back models). They’re what I have on my old Maverick- and I can’t say enough good things about them. Believe you can see them at any Bass Pro shop (the standard model).

All of their models can be found at Tempress.com
Yeah, I got it narrowed down to the Wise Deluxe and the Tempress Navistyle. Seems to me that I had read about a similar problem of water retention (see DuckNut's post above) with the Tempress. What has been your experience with the seats getting wet? Also, how has the frame of the Tempress held up for you? I have a tendency to lean back on the seat quite a bit, especially when I'm doing a 180 turn .....so the hefty metal frame of the Wise has that appeal. I've had the opportunity to sit in a Navistyle, and it seems pretty comfy.
 

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I've been running the Tempress seats now for about ten or twelve years and expect about three years service out of a set (I have three across on the rear platform of my old Maverick). I'm in hard commercial service so my three years should translate to double that (at least for a recreational use) provided you keep them out of the sun when not on the water...

The Tempress seats have a heavy plastic frame so no worries about rust at all... All seats with cushions will take on a bit of water when wet - but they never get water-logged ever and dry out very quickly once the sun is out on the water.... The biggest threat to any kind of covered vinyl cushions is actually sunscreen and bug spray.... The chemicals in each are hard on other plastics and the cover will begin to crack here and there if the folks who cover themselves in bug spray then use your seats (fishing in the Everglades this is always a problem for me....). That's when I replace mine.

I go direct to Tempress for them - but get no break or discount (although my first set were heavily discounted). I expect to pay about $100 a seat (and that's just what I paid about a month ago -maybe a bit more and they were shipped right to my door).

Good luck and post up what you decide to go with....
 

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The biggest threat to any kind of covered vinyl cushions is actually sunscreen and bug spray....
So, it sounds like you have vinyl covered seats, yes? I'm interested in camo seats, and the only camo Navistyles that I was aware of I saw at Academy...... and those were covered in Cordura (as are the Wise seats I'm considering). Today I looked at the Tempress website and, low and behold, they make camo Navistyles covered in vinyl OR cordura. Makes sense that seats covered in Cordura would take on water more readily than seats covered with vinyl. Decisions, decisions.

I really appreciate your input on the frames. Sounds like they would hold up just fine.
 
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