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Old 01-24-2002, 09:36 AM
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I've got an older daycruiser type boat. The floor of the cockpit would have to be changed for a stand up bolster. I've got some custom built sitdown/ wraparound captains chairs. Not quite a bolster. They hold you in place very well and have a lot of padding. I sit up high enough visibility is never a problem, but then I'm 6'6" tall. Sometimes I would like the option to stand, but I think my dash and controls would all be a bit of a reach then.

Hey I can even swivel them!!
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Old 01-24-2002, 11:34 AM
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I think Shane hit it on the head.
I've raced standing in both Super V and Factory 1, but have driven a number of race boats with custom "sit down" seats. I used to think standing was the way to go, especially in big water. But with some of the new seats out there, my next race boat will be a sit down boat.
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Old 01-24-2002, 12:57 PM
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STANDING - You have more control + save your back!

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Old 01-24-2002, 03:50 PM
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Ya scott I know Phil, usually down at the Seacliff at least once a week, that's his inn/bar. Good -guy, always end up laughin after talkin to him. How do you know him--obviously from boating - but kelley's/bay??
He was saying that the cleveland show was pretty good this year,--he went last week end. I was thinkin of heading that way on saturday, always a good time at the flats
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Old 01-24-2002, 03:58 PM
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I like to sit and adjust the electric to comfort.
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Old 01-24-2002, 04:05 PM
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Without reading all the above, let me say this:

Sitting places approximatley 7 times more stress on the lumbar spine than standing. Add to that the force of offshore boating and you'll know why I will be in the market for some bolster seats in the near future.
 
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Old 01-28-2002, 11:43 AM
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Intolerant,
With the old style, (regular) seats, I agree. I was referring to the newer seats that are in a somewhat reclined position with a BUTTLOAD of progressive density foam in the seat bottom and back.
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V,standing because its got no suspension.
cat,sitting because its got "airshocks"
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