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Old 16 May 2011, 10:07   #1
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These have just turned up on a customers rib at our Dry Stack and they're causing quite a stir! I must have been asked about them 20 times already!!!!! Has anyone used these? Are they any good?

They look fab, but I can't help thinking they would be a great way to chop your fingers off if you tried to adjust them whilst under way!!
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Old 16 May 2011, 10:42   #2
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lots of posts on here re them.

I think Andre has them on his new boat?
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Old 16 May 2011, 10:50   #3
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I'd be interested to know more about the materials used on these seats. They're damned expensive so you'd expect them to last.
So when their brochure boasts about using A2 stainless bolts and spouts phrases like "aerospace grade aluminium" I start getting worried.
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Old 16 May 2011, 11:13   #4
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lots of posts on here re them.

I think Andre has them on his new boat?
yes I have 4 of them and I am very very pleased with them. I covered 18Nm miles in F5 on the Baltic then later crossed the Channel from Calais to Littlehampton approx 101 Nm. The seats make of a difference. You tend to sit more then stand which was prefered driving position in heavy weather.

If your budget allows for these seats then go for them
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Hagon shocks? Are they just bike shocks,or are they marine specific?
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Noticed your post on Ribnet regarding our shock mitigation seats if you send me your email address i will send you over our full information pack.

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Old 16 May 2011, 12:25   #7
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Hagon shocks? Are they just bike shocks,or are they marine specific?
"Stainless steel shock absorber components" is all the info you get on that
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Old 16 May 2011, 13:08   #8
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We've got a couple of scot seats on our rib too. Couldnt recommend them highly enough - they make a huge difference on long trips in any kind of swell. Good company to deal with too.
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We've got a couple of scot seats on our rib too. Couldnt recommend them highly enough - they make a huge difference on long trips in any kind of swell. Good company to deal with too.
Hi Ally
as one who saw you buzzing passed me on the west side of Jura en-route back to Easdale on 'that' Sat, I think I could recommend them too. You all seemed very at easy and comfortable while the rest of us poor mortals were bouncing up & down like the proverbial!!
All joking aside both my son and myself commented how good you all looked that day and you were fairly tramping on into the freshening Force 6. An exciting day!
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I've used them at speeds of over 50kts. They're excellent. Like any machine, they will need to be maintained and protected. I think time will tell how best to fit them to RIB decks. I suspect that they will need VERY secure fixings.

As for catching your mitts in them... if you are using them for the intended purpose, you won't be adjusting them "in flight"
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