Uflex [Click Here] TH marine [Click Here] Sierra [Click Here] Seloc [Click Here] Seasense [Click Here] Westland [Click Here] Powerwinch [Click Here] TaylorMade [Click Here] Shoremaster [Click Here] Endura [Click Here] Michigan wheel [Click Here] Turning point [Click Here] Zodiac [Click Here] Dorsett [Click Here] Seadog [Click Here] Guest [Click Here] AFi [Click Here] Marinco [Click Here] Moeller [Click Here] RDS [Click Here] Interlux [Click Here] Wise [Click Here] SportsStuff [Click Here] Attwood [Click Here] Motorguide [Click Here] Tempress [Click Here] Kwik Tek [Click Here] Star brite [Click Here] Airhead [Click Here] Innovative [Click Here] Solas [Click Here] Fish-On [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Sierra [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Chrysler [Click Here] Evinrude [Click Here] Johnson [Click Here] Force [Click Here] Honda [Click Here] Mercury [Click Here] Mariner [Click Here] Nissan [Click Here] Tohatsu [Click Here] Suzuki [Click Here] Yamaha [Click Here] Mercruiser [Click Here] OMC [Click Here] Volvo Penta [Click Here] Yanmar [Click Here] Seloc Manuals [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Uflex [Click Here] Uflex Mechanical [Click Here] Uflex Hydraulic [Click Here] Uflex Wheels [Click Here] Uflex Controls [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Jacks [Click Here] Jacks [Click Here] All Jack Plates [Click Here] Hatches [Click Here] Connectors [Click Here] Aerator Parts [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Lighting [Click Here] Rollers [Click Here] Winches [Click Here] Jacks [Click Here] All Seasense [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Powerwinch [Click Here] Windlasses [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Taylor Made Covers [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Westland [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons ShoreMaster [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Solas [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Turning Point [Click Here] Michigan Wheel [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Zodiac Typhoon [Click Here] 420s [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons 350s [Click Here] 310s [Click Here] 260s [Click Here] 260 [Click Here] All Zodiac [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Carpet [Click Here] Lettering [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons All SeaDog [Click Here] Switches Cleats Electrical Handles Bimini hardware Drink holders Click to Print Coupons Marinco [Click Here] Guest [Click Here] AFI [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Moeller [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons RDS [Click Here] Interlux [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Wise [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Tempress [Click Here] Fish-On [Click Here] Tempress [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Attwood [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons MotorGuide [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Edging [Click Here] Spot protection [Click Here] Dock boxes [Click Here] Mooring whips [Click Here] Dock steps [Click Here] Floats [Click Here] All Taylor Made [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons All Towables [Click Here] Trek-n-tube [Click Here] Crazy 8 [Click Here] Big Bertha [Click Here] Wake Yak [Click Here] Wake Rider [Click Here] Grandstand [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons All Towables [Click Here] Fiji [Click Here] Blast [Click Here] Flameboy [Click Here] Escape [Click Here] Rebel [Click Here] Viper [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Polish [Click Here] Shine [Click Here] Restorer [Click Here] Spot remover [Click Here] Wax [Click Here] Wax [Click Here] Polish [Click Here] Polish [Click Here] Polish [Click Here] Polish [Click Here] Cote [Click Here] Polish [Click Here] Wax 16oz [Click Here] Wax 32oz [Click Here] All Starbrite [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons Innovative Lighting [Click Here] Click to Print Coupons
Click here to view this email newsletter online with images
The iboats.com Review
Shop our most popular categories Boat Covers Engine Parts Props Trailering Blowout Specials

In This Issue

Front Page

Crazy Claims Part II from NBOA Boating Madness Sale Take A Seat Please from Attwood Marine Five Key Tips to
Wonderful Wiring by
Yamaha
Dad’s Boats by iboats.com Red Sky at Night with JB Cornwell Nautical Humor Stupid Human Boating Tricks You Won’t Believe Your Eyes Featured Products and Specials



Attwood | Take A Seat Please

The seats on your boat have lived long lives and have supported your family through tall waves, impromptu storms, and crowded sunset cruises. They have many stories to tell but just can’t provide the same support any longer. Or your boat could use a facelift and new seats would do the trick quite well. Either way, you know how important it is to choose a seat that will stand the test of time from a quality and looks standpoint.

What makes a seat comfortable? The answer can be complex as boating becomes more specialized and boaters more demanding. Having designed seats for many of the manufacturers that sell you your boats, Attwood Marine stays out front of design trends and is pleased to provide the following information for you to consider when making your selection to insure an excellent seating experience.

Contouring
First, the seat’s backrest should follow the natural curve of the spine. Also, an upward curve at the back of the seat pan rotates the pelvis forward and properly positions the lumbar region. Another key feature for a properly curved seat pan is that it facilitates proper water drainage. And a rounded front or “waterfall” edge reduces pressure on the thighs. Proper contouring will align the seat form with your physiology for a more comfortable experience during and after your boating.

Backrest Angle
The seat relieves pressure by shifting upper body weight to the backrest, while not reducing support. This is done by angling the seat and seat mount. Optimal seat pan-to-backrest angle is 95° -105° for passengers, 95° - 100° for drivers.

Seat Height
Pedestal height is critical for comfort and the driver’s vision. If too low, weight shifts onto the sitting bones. If too high, weight shifts onto the back of the thighs and into the spine. Seat height should be adjustable within a 5" range — 14.5" to 19.5" above the deck.

Proper Dimensions
Seats should fit a range of body sizes. Look for seats that accommodate numerous body frames to ensure you and all your passengers are comfortable.

Shock Absorption
Your seat should feature effective shock absorption that isolates the boater's spine from hull pounding. Ask your retailer if the seat can take a 4-G hit without transferring shock to the rider. This can be accomplished by providing the appropriate space and material for a soft landing with no bottoming out.

Cushioning
If the foam is too thick, the body “swims” without support, and movement is restricted. If the foam is soft or thin, it “bottoms out,” leading to discomfort or injury. The right amount of sculpted foam enhances the comfort and support already designed into the ergonomic contour of the seat.

Breathability
In the market today you can find sophisicated mesh materials and technology. It is nice in that it dissipates heat and moisture and offers cool comfort. Look for ventilated seat backs and pans to allow pass-through of air and water for increased comfort on those long hot days on the water.

While underway, quality seats can absorb up to 4-Gs of impact from waves and hull pounding. Inferior seats allow pressure points and impaired circulation. A proper suspension has stretching action to minimize pressure points. Even while idle and sitting still, the suspension should adjust to pressure to provide long term comfort.

There are numerous styles of seats and accessories to consider. Bucket seats are designed to be comfortable in any seating position and can be found on cruisers, runabouts, deck boats, and pontoon boats. Bench seating is extra wide for sharing the helm or stretching out and are excellent for the boats already mentioned, yachts and center console boats. Important accessories to look for include a flip-up bolster as it can add height and improve visibility. A fold-down seat back provides a cleaner look and allows the unrestricted movement often needed for active fishing. When considering a folding seat be sure to make sure the hinges don’t pinch you when it is in an upright or seating position. Lastly, many seats incorporate storage panels allowing you an additional location to stow items.

As you can see, there are many factors to consider prior to purchasing your seat. Do the necessary homework, take into account the way you will use your seat and rely on Attwood Marine and the choice you make will treat you, your family and your friends well for many years to come.

Article courtesy of Attwood Marine Products. For more information visit Attwood at http://www.attwoodmarine.com


Send Us Feedback Email to a Friend Back to Front Page
Disclaimer for iboats.com Review Articles:
The information and articles provided in this newsletter and/or in any publications provided by iboats.com are for general purposes only and intended to help you make better decisions about your boat and boating equipment. Such information is not intended to substitute for instructions from the manufacturer, dealer or marina about your specific boat or boating equipment and iboats specifically disclaims any liability for damage to your boat or equipment arising from your following suggestions in this newsletter. For more details about your equipment or application, we suggest you contact the manufacturer of your boat or other equipment.

Copyright Notice:
All materials contained on the iboats.com site and on this Review publication are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed (except for use of the iboats.com "Email to a Friend"), transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of iboats.com or in the case of third party materials, the owner of that content. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content.