Ask anyone who runs offshore: Your spleen and kidneys are going to trade places, and your spine will become a Slinky long before your boat comes apart. And when getting battered, you can’t think straight.
Fertig fitted his Statement 37 SUV with a shock-mitigation system. The deck floats on air bags and shock absorbers that adjust to accommodate conditions. He reported not even feeling vibrations from the twin Mercury diesels.
The chart shows his boat at 40 mph in four-foot seas with an average G-force reduction of 55 percent.
Buzzi’s boat subdued the G’s with shock-absorbing Techno G12 seats with four-point harnesses. He could choose any position from seated to standing. Some crew even got some shut-eye in these.