Thanks for the feedback, very appreciated.
1. I knew I was going to catch heat for the seat bracket
I want to give this setup a try, I never overload the stern area so I always seem to have just enough area to flip the dry box lid open vertically. If I am wrong, I can flip it back quite easily. I am getting two captain boxes for the "daily" dry needs and the big dry box will be used for mostly "camp" gear.
2. Action seat is what I already had from my old setup, so I used that for test purposes. I have popped the seat once already. I can't make up my mind between High and Low back seats yet. I keep jumping into my friends' boats all the time. I am leaning towards Low back for now.
3. I just put the rubber bushings on the bottom of the bracket to keep it from scratching the box, excellent point though. Thanks!
4. The small straps I got from strapworks. They are to hold the shelf for the ammo cans. I am still tossing that idea around, I might switch to U-bolts instead. I am afraid I won't have enough room for the regular strap buckles. Most of my straps are NRS though.
And yes, this is my new second wife (4 days old), good thing I live in Utah where polygamy is alright
My wife allowed me to keep the boat in the basement for the winter...my argument was that it will keep me out of bars and in the basement through out the winter. She bought it!