The Smooth Moves Ride
Oct 10th, 2022 by Keith Worrall
Modified Oct 10th, 2022 at 11:09 AM
By: Mark Romanack
Smooth Moves suspension seats can be mounted in just about any fishing boat. The author mounts the Smooth Moves Air on the driver side of his boat and the Smooth Moves Ultra on the passenger side. Everyone who takes a ride in a boat equipped with Smooth Moves suspension seats is instantly a believer in the product.
Once in awhile a product comes along that genuinely makes things better for people. In my case, the Smooth Moves suspension seats became that product. After nearly 30 years of fishing on big water, my body was telling me something has to change.
I knew the first day I installed a Smooth Moves Ultra in my boat it was a game changer. The Smooth Moves absorbs the pounding as the boat pushes through waves, delivering a comfortable and stable ride.
The Smooth Moves Ultra operates using a spring assisted hydraulic suspension mechanism. It takes some simple hand tools and about five minutes time to install an Ultra in just about any fishing boat.
The first step is to set the seat height in your boat to a position you find comfortable. Next measure the distance from the floor to the bottom of the seat cushion and then select the appropriate Smooth Moves pedestal base from the chart provided on their web page before ordering your Smooth Moves kit.
When the kit arrives you’ll begin the install by removing your boat seat from the seat pedestal. Usually this requires removing four stainless screws or bolts. Next remove the seat base from the floor of your boat and replace it with the Smooth Moves pedestal base using the same hardware.
The third step is to place the Smooth Moves suspension mechanism on top of the seat pedestal. Now it’s time to mount the Smooth Moves seat base to the bottom of your boat seat using the same hardware removed from the seat at the beginning of the install.
Installing a Smooth Moves suspension seat in a fishing boat requires only simple hand tools and about five minutes time.