Re: Stidd seats
Just to interject, I have had several opportunities to test the military Stidd seat, the Stidds work very nicely, most civilians will never use the full capability of a Stidd seat. Nautica in Miami has been putting these seats in some of their boats for years, they are supposed to be the best for running in heavy chop, the U.S. Navy purchased about 400 of these seats for their SEAL teams in 2004, running at 45 to 50 knots in significant sea states produces a lot of injuries no matter how tough you are, seven inches of up and down travel reduces shock quite a bit. They do take up quite a bit of space, but you won't find a better shock mitigating seat. Besides, the harness is really cool! Overkill for most recreational boats, but hey if you have some or can find a deal on some why not? By the way John, they look good in your boat, your seats will be envied by others!