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Old 04-25-2005, 12:53 PM
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I have a 2003 Chaparral Signature 320. While this is an express cruiser it would be nice to do at least some fishing from time to time. I had someone suggest mounting removable fishing chairs on the swim platform. Is there any reason I can't or shouldn't do this?
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Ever seen a marlin or a shark being wired close to a boat?

Anything smaller doesn't need a fighting chair anyway.

Garelic makes some nice comfortable swiveling portable deck chairs for about $250 with non slipping white rubber feet and rod gimbals for fighting, and one of these can stay on the dry side of the deck.
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OUCH!! I can see it now, a 100 lb mako thrashing around against YOU and the boat/swim platform, that, ah, err um, you are sitting on!! No thanks!!
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Don't do it, it's dangerous and DUMB!! besides in any kind of a sea, you'd need seat belts to stay in the chair

Bullshipper's advice is good, check out the Garelick chair
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Any of you guys ever see fighting chairs mounted on the motor box of the older 24 Albemarles. A popular setup in the Mid Atlantic however I wouldnt want my big butt a foot and a half above the gunnel in four foot seas fighting a big tuna or marlin!
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Ha, ha, ha, ha........ ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha,
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sorry. no. that is not a very good idea.
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