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Old 18 October 2018, 16:11   #1
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bumpty bump. ouch !

hi all.
what do you suggest as extra support for a rib jockey seat.initially seems a no brainer but there appears to be many variables.
i mean for minimal amout of money
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Old 18 October 2018, 16:39   #2
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As in the bit you sit on or wingbacks or????
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Old 18 October 2018, 16:44   #3
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bumpty bump

the thing you sit on
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Old 18 October 2018, 16:52   #4
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I assume the seat is too soft?

If so drop last tango a PM as he just changed his seat foam several times recently due to trial and error, he can point you at what/where worked for him.

If it is a bad back then I can recommend sitting on a small fender until you fix the foam to your liking, I made do while my suspension seats were being built with one, amazing difference a 10 quid fender made.
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You can get firmer foam - reconstituted chip foam seems to be the favourite. Vinyl covering material can be got pretty cheaply. The expensive bit is the labour to make / fit it.

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bumpty bump

i was thinking of cushioning the seat. new to this boat and using a jockey seat so wonderd if it might be harder on the bum hitting a wave
thanks for the replys guys..
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i was thinking of cushioning the seat. new to this boat and using a jockey seat so wonderd if it might be harder on the bum hitting a wave
thanks for the replys guys..
You'll soon get the hang of taking "the bumps" in a RIB (you say you're new to the Boat?) by cushioning the impacts with your legs,and NOT sitting directly on the seat in the Chop/Rough!...nothing like a bit of PAIN ( negative re-enforcement ) ...to speed up the learning process!
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You can get firmer foam - reconstituted chip foam seems to be the favourite. Vinyl covering material can be got pretty cheaply. The expensive bit is the labour to make / fit it.

Cycle shorts?

+1 (but not the cycle shorts.......that's a vision I'd hate to see in the mirror")
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i had some seats made with progressive foam layers the trouble is they are quite high they only work to a certain extent as said you need to use your knees same as a jockey does i went shock seats in the end.
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Put a pair of these on your Christmas list. They will completely change your experience on the water.
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I'm not sure these come in the category of a "minimal amount of money".
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Standing, not sitting in any sea makes it easier overall (but not on the knees).

I've found, more importantly, when standing you can see and read the waves & troughs much better It's rare I helm seated for any length of time.

What I need is are some shock-absorbing foot plates.. now there's an idea

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I completely removed my seats for rough water handling, I drive like a downhill skier

As above foam under the feet also help.
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What I need is are some shock-absorbing foot plates.. now there's an idea



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Have a look at Andres posts about his current demo - he has a deck covering that claims to reduce fatigue/shock/vibration on the crew.
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Have a look at Andres posts about his current demo - he has a deck covering that claims to reduce fatigue/shock/vibration on the crew.
That was SKYDEX but on my previous demo rib I had Wolf Shock mitigation flooring and that worked for me too.

If you stand most of the time then shock mitigation flooring is your answer
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I completely removed my seats for rough water handling, I drive like a downhill skier

As above foam under the feet also help.
Blimey!!
Thats a new Mod to me...I knew you Aussies where a Macho (masachistic) lot...But!
.. Can't see it catching on in the Solent
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Agreed,
Shock absorbing decking is excellent. It does not need to be fancy to make a difference. We also sell a couple different versions.
The best setup is the decking, with a seat that is a leaning post, with a drop down seat on suspension for the long runs like our MilPro Air Bolster. This also helps when standing and driving and come off a large way and absorb a little too far straight down on the fixed jockey....
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Have a look at Andres posts about his current demo - he has a deck covering that claims to reduce fatigue/shock/vibration on the crew.
Yes, I like shock mitigating deck, but I was thinking something more budget/ retro fit like bolt- in footplates, not complete deck sections. Maybe there's a reason no-one's invented these!
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Hey Hurricane Ribs - any chance of a test ride? It's so rare to have anybody local.
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[QUOTE=lakelandterrier;785059]Yes, I like shock mitigating deck, but I was thinking something more budget/

Shock mitigating insoles?..
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