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Old 11-24-2004, 02:05 PM
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Have any of you used the velcro lap belts in your boat? http://www.tigerperformance.com/catalog.asp?pageno=7
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Old 11-24-2004, 02:49 PM
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A friend of mine outfitted his 53 airborne cat with those. They do keep you in the seat.
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Old 11-24-2004, 02:50 PM
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Only the adjustment straps have velcro... other than that... they are just like any other 5 point seatbelt.
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Old 11-24-2004, 02:58 PM
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I thought that they used velcro: instead of metal clasps. My wife would never go for the metal clasps.
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Old 11-25-2004, 08:28 PM
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Have them in my 28 Daytona and love them. Front and rear passengers all seem to like them. Mine are from Tiger and they have velcro like a knee board.

The only issue I came across is if you stand up on a start at a poker run. Your hands hands may be too busy with wheel and throtles to fasten the belt. I had this problem with my short twin boat and solved it by installing an ICOM. I stay seated and my navigator stands during starts and tells me where to go and what is going on for the few seconds I can't see over the bow.
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Old 11-25-2004, 08:40 PM
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Only the adjustment straps have velcro... other than that... they are just like any other 5 point seatbelt.

the poker run belts are velcro, the metal part is where they bolt to the floor or seat... they work quite well in cats, especially if grab handles are in short supply..
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Old 11-26-2004, 11:03 AM
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Thanks guys-
I'm going to install them in the Jag, even tho there are grab handles. My wife hurt her back one year when a boat we were in lifted off of a large wake and, although she had her hands on the handles, her body lifted off of the seat and then hit hard when the boat landed. The belts would hold us onto the seats and eliminate the "impact" on "landings".
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Old 11-26-2004, 05:10 PM
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the poker run belts are velcro, the metal part is where they bolt to the floor or seat... they work quite well in cats, especially if grab handles are in short supply..
I don't know about you guys...but in the picture posted in the link, the 5 point harnesses appear to have the same hardware as all the ones I've ever put in cars. Unless the adjusters that are colored black happen to be plastic... which I doubt.
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Old 11-26-2004, 08:46 PM
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John, Save your money until you water test that Jag. If your wife sits next to you in the front of the cat, you will not ever need those belts. The rear seating is different I'm told but I have never sat in the back, too hard to reach the sticks and wheel from the rear seats. That 40 will be way smoother than the Chris and 10 feet longer. The Jags really ride nice and steady. Post some pictures when you can. Doug
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I would be very cautious of wearing any kind of restraint system in a open canopied boat. If a roll over occurs you will certainly not live to tell about it. BH
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