I got on the water last night and wanted to give you all an update.
> The seats are very comfortable and the base is very sturdy.
> I was looking to fish shallow so it was better to stand up and they seemed to be in the way. I finally angled them back which gave me a lot more room but wish I had my butt seat. I will look into adding a shorter post to my butt seat to use in those circumstances or will just swap them out which won't be too difficult.
> My boat deck is wide enough to step around the outside of the chair but it still seems that you're a "aw shoot" away from taking a dip.
> I passed through the seats a couple of times but it is a pretty big step to clear the post. Once I get the other piece installed, this option will be out.
> Safest way to get to the bow is to sit in the chair and then spin 180 degrees. Not an issue with my boat with the extra space and I have a low gunnel but I can see where that would be tough if you're cramped for space or have a high gunnel.
> They block my rod lockers so I have to get out the rods I want to fish with before I get them all set up or else I have to push them forward to get other rods out.
> They block your vision when running so be extra diligent for other boats or hazards.
> They add a lot of wind noise when you run hard. At 60, they were humming pretty good.
Summary - They are a well built system and are very comfortable and with a bad back that sometimes flares up on me, I will appreciate being able to sit while I fish. They will take some time to get used to and there will be times that they will be in the way and more of a hindrance then help. Fishing all day on timber or bridges where you need to be more mobile, I think I would rather stick with my butt seat. Fishing brush piles where you are not needing to move around a lot or if you're spider rigging - they will be worth their weight in gold.
If you want to get a set, give David with Shut Up and Fish a call. Best price I found.