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Old 11-15-2016, 08:42 AM
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Ok, so I'm looking to resolve a life long dispute between my mother-in-law and father-in-law

The topic that has so horribly divided them for so long?

Beach chairs.

My MIL wants something low to the ground so she can sit in the water. My FIL does not want metal chairs on his boat because they rust so fast.

I found this one from REI, it's powder coated so shouldn't rust as fast and reasonably priced.

https://www.rei.com/product/765270/r...away-low-chair

Does anyone know of any better options that won't rust and are easy to carry?

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I have a pair of Tommy Bahama chairs from Costco. I've had them for years and they get dunked often. They are beat up to shit but are still in pretty good shape. The metal bars do scuff up the gel coat. I bought some pool noodles and cut them to fit like the old school bmx bike pads. They have shoulder straps so you can carry them like a back pack.
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That chair will be rusted to pieces within a year if you try to use it in the saltwater. As a general rule, if something is made for "camping", it wont be worth a damn in a salt water environment.

I 2nd the Tommy Bahama chairs, this is what the wife and I use and we love them. Comfy, have back straps for easy carrying and have built in pouches to put keys, wallets, phone, etc.
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We use these at the beach house and have had them for 5 years with little to no rust due to the fact frame is aluminum.
They also make a low version...
http://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-m...hair--12055471

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You need aluminum. If you are near salt water it's the only choice. The Tommy Bahama chairs are aluminum. There are other brands like Rio that have both steel and aluminum options, so be careful. Plus our old Rio chairs had "brass" grommets that disintegrated into powder.

Forget the powder coating.
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I like Rio but some of the fasteners are steel and will eventually rust. Faster if exposed to salt water.
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This is great information everyone, thank you!

I'd really love to find one that goes in a bag.

One of the issues that I should have mentioned is that we are always moving around several of these. If I can find one that rolls up, we can leave them on the boat....
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http://www.remodelista.com/posts/hig...-beach-chairs/

Ours look like the green one but are red. I don't remember paying these outrageous prices, maybe have a cheaper knock-off. We don't really use them at the water's edge, just on the beach, and they work great, about 10 years old now.. If the high-end teak ones use stainless nails, they might survive the water. They fold flat, not suitable for a bag.

There are many inflatable options. You might be able to find one they both like.
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We use those standard beach chairs with aluminum frames in the water all the time. They do have a few parts that will rust some but they will last for years. I would not recommend them for us on the boat.
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Ok, so I'm looking to resolve a life long dispute between my mother-in-law and father-in-law
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This is a lose/lose proposition.
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Originally Posted by El Faster View Post
I have a pair of Tommy Bahama chairs from Costco. I've had them for years and they get dunked often. They are beat up to shit but are still in pretty good shape. The metal bars do scuff up the gel coat. I bought some pool noodles and cut them to fit like the old school bmx bike pads. They have shoulder straps so you can carry them like a back pack.
X2. Probably been 6 years or so now. The only thing wrong is the zippers won't move but everything else works fine.
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Get a couch, nothing to rust or scratch gel coat.

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Originally Posted by El Faster View Post
I have a pair of Tommy Bahama chairs from Costco. I've had them for years and they get dunked often. They are beat up to shit but are still in pretty good shape. The metal bars do scuff up the gel coat. I bought some pool noodles and cut them to fit like the old school bmx bike pads. They have shoulder straps so you can carry them like a back pack.
We have a bunch of the same chairs. I love those thing. (we also have another pair that instead of a "backpack" on the back......it's an insulated cooler! I believe the frames are aluminum so other than a screw/bolt I don't think they are rusting at all.
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Kermit chair, had one when I motorcycle camped.
Folds up into a bag, stainless steel and aluminum hardware.
It has accessories like leg extensions to make it taller if you want.
Kinda pricey but a great chair.

http://www.kermitchair.com/
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Tommy Bahama...I've had them for 5 years, no rust, no corrosion. I've never rinsed them off.
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I understand your FIL's perspective as I hate cleaning up rust specs off our boat. I have spent a lot of money looking for rust-proof deck chairs, even bought SS chairs from West Marine that are supposed to resist rust. Problem is that while they make the frames from good SS all of the hardware used to hold them together is still steel and rusts out. Even the staples that hold the upholstery in place rust over time. Bottom line is you are looking for a Unicorn. Your best bet would be to try and find a wood frame beach chair (teak or mahogany) that uses brass or SS hardware.
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Another vote for the Tommy Bahama chairs... excellent choice!
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yep costco tommy bahama is the way to go, we get about 3 years out of them and then buy some more. I went the way you are thinking with chairs similar to that REI, it was a rusted out mess in a few months.
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Anyone have leads on an aluminum zero gravity chair?

Definitely the only chair worth sitting in. Even if they rust out in a year
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