Add-on boat seats usually stink, but there is one slightly crazy way to add seating to “Mom’s Mink” that works great: beanies.
Yep, those mushy, shapeless, bulky bean-bag chairs work wonders at absorbing vibrations – and they make the ride on any boat smooth as silk.
See the blue beanie here? (Oops – how’d I manage to get a picture of my boy Max with a gargantuan golden tilefish into the blog? Ah well, you know…) We started carrying a pair on our boat, and these days, everyone fights over who gets to sit in them. Or, for that matter, who gets to sleep in them. On those long open-water runs, these things are so darn comfy that passing out becomes commonplace. True, they are bulky, but when we get where we’re going we just toss them up onto the T-top,and bungee them in place.