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Old 01-15-2004, 02:33 PM
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Those look very interesting and I would definitely do both front bolsters. I am sure I could add padding to make it work. My only other concern is mounting them b/c of the way the current bolsters are molded into the sides. How high do yolu think we'd have to be for good line of sight and would it ruin the view for the people in backk?
I'm not sure what your current bolsters look like or how they are molded into the sides... have any pictures? What size Fountain?

You really cant add much padding under this type of seat since it's kind of molded around your body. Maybe just a gell pad, but I don't know that you'd need it depending on how rough you're boat is. Racers use these same seats in all classes of boats. They are high back and would block some of your view for the back, but can you really see anything from the back now? If you look at the picture, the two slot for the harnesses at the top of the seat are were the top of your sholders sit in relation to the seat. They also offer great head support as you can see. I think you would have to have someone do some testing and measuring with the boat on plane to find the ideal height.
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I spoke with a gentleman at PPI, but after our conversation he never got back with me. Great looking products, just curious about mounting. Didn't see and high-backs on the other............
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Here's a better picture of this type of seat I'm speaking of...
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I just talked to joyce at premier performance and she seemed pretty helpful. Give her a call and talk to her or Jim.
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It is a 35 Fountain, I'll attach a picture. I aggree, you can't see a ton from the back, but hopefully they wouldn't just be staring at the back of my head..........lol!!
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SS,

I like that look, but it looks really high.


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I'll do that.
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Another thing you should know about seating in a boat... the more the seat is reclined, the more the shock (impact) is taken off your spine. If you go this route, make sure the seat bases have holes drilled in them so the seat angle could be adjust to your comfort.
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here is another one they had that looked good. I would call there and talk to jim . Be persistant if you have to it seems they have some good quality products.
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Great point SS. I would need some adjustability both forward to back and up to down.

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That is one of them I discussed with them the first time I talked with them. I'll try again.
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