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Old 03 June 2005, 05:20   #1
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85 year old ribster

My dad who is 85 saw my searider for the first time recently and is desperate for a blast in her. The only thing is, I've been sitting on the pod seat without any padding for the last season and I'm afraid he might get injured doing the same. So come on guys help the aged and tell me where I can get the correct foam and vinyl for the seat so that I can fulfill his wishes.
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Old 03 June 2005, 05:51   #2
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Foam fromHere
Work out your sizes and get a harder foam core and a softer cover foam which you glue with spray glue on top of the core foam, makes it softer on your butt Cut the corners off to give you a round edge because it is easier to make and looks better. Vinyl comes from a haberdashery or you can used Hypalon which is stronger, longer lasting but more expensive Des
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Old 03 June 2005, 05:52   #3
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Rob, you might want to have a read of this too.

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Old 03 June 2005, 06:25   #4
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that's great guys you'll have made an old man (and my wife) happy!
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I wouldn't bother going over any rough water - you could damage his spine if it's already weak
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My Dad's 78 and loves going out, I plan to get a wrinklys get together later this year and invite my Uncle as well. Don't plan on any top speeds though as even in relitivley calm waters it can get too much. I put my 15" prop on and give him some accelerational turns and thrills instead .

Good luck and be mindfull.

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My dad who is 85 saw my searider for the first time recently and is desperate for a blast in her.

Make sure you post some pics of your Dad at the helm.


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Old 04 June 2005, 04:43   #8
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Thanks for the good advice. I'll keep all of you guys posted with some pics also. Now where's that Scottish sunshine!
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So come on guys help the aged

Would it not be easier to throw hime over board at high speed?
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