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Old 08-22-2007, 02:05 PM
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1. How about lap pads filled w/ lead shot!
2. Just slow down.
3. Make a sign "no complainers onboard".
4. Get a Sea Ray
1) LOL!
2) Trying to set the boat up for poker runs and would like it as safe as possible for this situation.
3) SEE #2
4) No way in hell. I love driving the motion way too much and my girlfriend loves riding in the passenger seat!
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:13 PM
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I have seen those seats. You basically "squeeze" into them and then a portion of the seat goes over the top of their legs to help hold them in?

How do they work for different sized people? Since the size of your passengers can vary greatly.

They work great except for the really big Buns

They are flexible to squeeze in

My opinion is this is the only way to go
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:28 PM
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They work great except for the really big Buns

They are flexible to squeeze in

My opinion is this is the only way to go
Are you talking about something like this?
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:37 PM
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Trying to set the boat up for poker runs and would like it as safe as possible for this situation.
I hear ya, my backseat is my biggest problem as well. I have modified the front bolsters so you can sit in them(I don't like standing) and feel very secure. But the backseat leaves something to be desired. If I keep the boat I may end up getting a rear seat made that has 3 bolster style seats. Something like these:
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Yeah I hear ya. Here is the picture of my rear seat.

Any ideas how to make it safer......
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Yeah I hear ya. Here is the picture of my rear seat.

Any ideas how to make it safer......
Well, since you have a decent sized interior what about some middle grab handles that could be mounted to the face of the seat support and/or floor. Like this:
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Like I said these are lap belts that are VELCRO. Not 5 or 6 point harnesses with metal clasps. I would say no way to a harness in an open canopy boat. However, to give passengers a feeling of security i would think these would work. I can't imagine velcro is going to hold someone in place during a rollover.

Not saying I am right or wrong just throwing my thoughts out there.
Velcro can be extremly hard to pul apart if your not pulling in the right direction. I just dont think its a good idea.
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If you'll be poker running then i dont like the idea of straps or belts.
You either need to change the back seat for more contour, or add grab bars.
BUT, i ran a PR in TS TG w/ 525s. Sitting in the rear w/ the grab bars i still got beat up pretty bad.
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Are you talking about something like this?
Those look like PPI, and are the deal!
I'm sure they could fab a back bench to be real nice.
Too big for the seat? Then you're too big for the boat.
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Well, since you have a decent sized interior what about some middle grab handles that could be mounted to the face of the seat support and/or floor. Like this:
I am already in the process of designing some grab handles for the rear. They should be done in a week or so. I just don't think that the handles alone will be enough support. And I don't have the money to shell out on a brand new rear seat. So I am looking for other ideas.
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