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New helm seats ???

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    I have a new 35CC and If there was one thing I would change it would be the chairs! Don't know if it's just me but after a day of fishing and running 150 plus miles these chairs become very uncomfortable on the back. Just wanted to see if anyone has replaced or thought about replacing the helm chairs in thier boat.
    "A Fine is a tax for doing wrong, A Tax is a fine for doing well"
    2006 35'CC twin 540

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    I am having Stidd seats installed for both the helm and passenger seats. I didn't want to regret not doing so. I haven't run her yet as she is being prepped as we speak, but I did sit in the loaner seat Stidd sent to Mac for the trip up and am very happy with the choice. Can't wait now to test them under way, but will let you know once I have the chance. Maybe in a week or two.
    Rick

    "Calypso" - Montauk

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    • #3
      Rick,

      I was thinking about the Stidd chairs also. Question, did you have them installed on pedestals or just on sliders like the standard Pompanette seats are mounted? Did the overall height of the seat top change?

      Thanks,

      Chris
      "Pelagic" 2006 Classic 32

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      • #4
        Are these chairs able to be flush mounted because of the storage compartment under the seat?
        Last edited by Jobsite; 05-06-2007, 10:11 PM.
        "A Fine is a tax for doing wrong, A Tax is a fine for doing well"
        2006 35'CC twin 540

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        • #5
          The seats are mounted on a pedestal and can be adjusted for height - the loaner seat currently installed actually raises about a foot and half or so off the base, and can be adjusted. When fully raised, I can barely reach the wheel, so you can get up for sure. They slide, swivel and can recline as well, adjustable arms too. I'll have a better sense as to what they really are like once the loaner is removed and the real ones installed - to expedite delivery, Stidd sent Mac a loaner (not so attractive brown). Very impressed with it though. Capt. Gene, who brought up Seas the Day, spoke very highly of them. I guess he captains a 61' Viking with them and loves em.
          Rick

          "Calypso" - Montauk

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          • #6
            Which model are you getting?
            The 36" wide one or the standard width.
            Life is to short for an ugly boat

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            Tom

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            • #7
              Tom- went with the standard. I'm not very big so didn't go with the wide, which is more pricey.
              Rick

              "Calypso" - Montauk

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              • #8
                Just back from 1st week running the new boat - love the seats. Best add-on I made. They elevate a good 15" inches, which greatly aids visibility when running, as I am not too tall. Seats are very comfortable, and can be adjusted forward/back, up/down, reclined, and rotated. The pedestal mount drops down into the storage compartment below the seats (I don't have the ice maker) so you lose a little capacity but not bad at all. Seats are a supple leather which has to be cared for a bit more tenderly, but I'll see how that works with use. If I can get a pic uploaded I can show how they look.
                Rick

                "Calypso" - Montauk

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                • #9
                  New Chairs ?

                  talked to Stidd yesterday and told them about a 35'CC they had done recently. They told me all about your set up and I think it sounds great. I just have a hard time chewing on that price for chairs. It's not like electronics, Rods and Reels which seem acceptable. I'm having a hard time conviencing myself to spend that much on seats.

                  I have to say they make the best marine seat I have seen by far. Post some pics so I can take a look at your set up.
                  "A Fine is a tax for doing wrong, A Tax is a fine for doing well"
                  2006 35'CC twin 540

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                  • #10
                    I'll get some pics this w/e when I head back out. Then have to figure out how to post them.
                    Rick

                    "Calypso" - Montauk

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                    • #11
                      I've attached (with SplitDecision's technical assistance - thanks Tom!) pics of the helm and passenger seats. You'll see the footrest is attached separately to the base. The pedestal extends down inside the base compartment about a foot. Sorry but didn't think to get a pic of that, but there's not much to it. The seats are in the lowered position, and rise about another 8 inches.
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                      Rick

                      "Calypso" - Montauk

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                      • #12
                        Rick,

                        Real nice!! Perhaps next season for me.


                        Chris
                        "Pelagic" 2006 Classic 32

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