A portable folding seat has a fabric seat supported in an open position by
support rods and a rigid canister. In an open position, the canister
functions as a pedestal for the seat and is removably affixed to a
mounting surface. The folding seat may be folded into a retracted
position such that the fabric seat is completely enclosed within the
canister. A removable cap is provided to close the top opening of the
canister when the folding boat seat is in the retracted position.