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Old 02 February 2008, 06:06   #11
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you could use an hypelon special fabrix, made by Pennel, called Orca 270.
It is a double wall fabric, ie the 2 sides are connected by wires.
Existing in 5, 10, 15 and 20cm between walls.
When the shape has been cut, you "just" have to add the perimetral fabric to get a closed inflatable cushion.
Dont forget the valve !

The softness will be adjusted by inflating more or less.

This fabric is used to make cushions able to lift big aeroplanes

That sounds good, Ribeye use Orca aswell so I can easily investigate that one. Thanks for that. Re what egg lol I dont know, what ever it is I find it hard to believe.

I was thinking about maybe some of that Gym matting stuff that seem quite thick, that you do Judo on and stuff.
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Old 03 February 2008, 07:57   #12
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re: cushion flooring

Tom, these boat mats seems very popular in america. Certainly looks ideal for the deck of a rib but I'm not so familiar with Zap Cats. Other than I've never seen anything on the water corner so fast!
www.seashocks.com
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For flooring in a thundercat I would recommend using expanded polyethylene foam. It's resistant to petrol spills, doesn't rot, relatively cheap and can provide good impact protection. It's easy to cut to shape and can be built up to provide extra thickness near the bow. It is a closed cell and therefore doesnt absorb water.

Plastazote is a brandname refering to an expanded PE foam (a google search should find several suppliers). LD45 density seems to work well. I use a thickness of 12mm at the stern, and double that towards the bow.

Hope this helps

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Old 06 February 2008, 17:04   #14
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skydek flooring

tom

check out the skydek flooring on this zodiac.

http://www.zodiaccz7.com/

best of luck
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Old 06 February 2008, 20:59   #15
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The seashocks mats work out awfully expensive to use all over a Zapcat floor.

$150 for 17.25"x32.25" mats and that's before shipping,import duty etc.
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Would something like this be of any use?

http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/index..._product/29098

http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/index..._product/30302

There are various different sizes / thicknesses available

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Just go to maplin - £14.99!!!
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Just grin and bare it i have race 3 years with out a mat and been across the chanel in one without a mat you will be fine. Anyway think of the advertising space u have on the deck there and also its all extra weight.
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Just grin and bare it i have race 3 years with out a mat and been across the chanel in one without a mat you will be fine. Anyway think of the advertising space u have on the deck there and also its all extra weight.
Aye, but wait until you're 55 when all of those aches and pains begin to return. "Oh fek, I remember when I did that." begins to enter your vocabulary.
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