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Old 08-14-2005, 07:06 PM
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Stand when it's rough, sit when it's not. Wife sits shotgun. Passengers flop around behind me...
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Old 08-14-2005, 07:09 PM
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Stand up..but it is way more dangerous I have a interesting story on that one to if you would like to hear it.

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Old 08-14-2005, 07:19 PM
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On my fourth offshore boat - three previous (fountain , cigarette ) were stand up models and everything was cool. Then i got a Donzi ZR....and with it's adjustable footrest's, canopies and secure seats - sitting has never been better.

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Old 08-14-2005, 08:05 PM
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Old 08-14-2005, 08:27 PM
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I have heard bad stories about standing up when riding offshore and that you should be sitting whenever possible, here is my little story and I know we all do it a buddy of mine was leaving the falls at cumberland in a 25 outlaw when he was first starting to take off like most he stood up because the bow lift and he hit big wake sending the boat straight up causing the motor to stall and the boat to fall to the side throwing him out of the the boat but not compleatly. His legs caught, when the boat corrected it self, it whipped him back into the boat violently throwing him into the boat. He was banged up went to the hospital and checked out ok but definatly scared him to death. Now what should you really do? There is no way to see unless we are standing when we are first accellerating but is it the safest thing? What about when we are shooting across the water standing I know I have been knocked down I have always had my kill switch attached but is it the safest thing? I am not asking to start a fight or to say one persons way is better than anothers just looking for other options or opinions I know I stand when first accelerating, but after I got knocked down I started to sit as much as I could when I was shooting across the water.
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Old 08-14-2005, 08:33 PM
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we feel safer sitting down in our cat, no bow rise at all coming on plane, much more secure feeling sitting in the seats at 110 in the big seas.
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Old 08-14-2005, 08:35 PM
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set down is coming back.. like full circle, i personally like it better alot more comfy.
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Old 08-14-2005, 08:42 PM
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It really depends on how your boat is configured. When I had a smaller cat, it was not an option to stand. My new boat has stand-up bolsters all the way to my chest...this is a very secure feeling when it gets rough.
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Old 08-14-2005, 08:42 PM
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Met a lot of guys with back aches that sit however.
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Old 08-14-2005, 08:56 PM
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I don't want to start a "whats better debate" but I always found myself standing in the bolsters in my V-bottoms, but never feel the need to in my cat maybe because of the wider beam?
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