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Old 07 November 2014, 13:47   #11
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Hi, nice post, I'm actually doing a couple of suspended seat. It's a long job, but they should be confortable. With a fox Shock and cushion, It would be better!
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Old 08 November 2014, 15:12   #12
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Saw these in Athens this very comfortable in moderate sea
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Old 08 November 2014, 15:13   #13
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Also folded down so you could stand
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Old 08 November 2014, 17:01   #14
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Saw these in Athens this very comfortable in moderate sea
Yes, but the damping is still limited on these seats. In fact the kinematic is not optimal because the damping is thanks to the rotation of the seat about an axis ... is far from the comforts of Ullman's or Scott 's seats with 150 mm damping.

What's this Rib? Technohull?
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Old 09 November 2014, 07:16   #15
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http://www.coastalpro.co.uk/mech.html this is the kind of thing I'm thinking of making.
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What's the price for the Coastal pro mechanism?

Are you CNC machinist to doing this job?
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Old 11 November 2014, 14:10   #17
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A bit over 900 I think Tom. No I don't have access to cnc and I don't think I would need it. Aluminum castings are available 'of the shelf' and can easily be cut and drilled as required.
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Interested to see how will you doing the mechanism.
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Old 15 November 2014, 11:05   #19
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The current Facebook status for powerboat and rib magazine gives me some pause for thought. Injury caused by a seat bottoming out and I think that was a Scott seat....
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The current Facebook status for powerboat and rib magazine gives me some pause for thought. Injury caused by a seat bottoming out and I think that was a Scott seat....
Not really the injury would have been caused by driving hard off the top of a wave and landing in a big hole - skipper error not the seat. The downside of suspension seats is they lead you into a false sense of security by compensating for lots of minor bangs, but they aren't miracle machines and if you go off a cliff its still going to hurt. They aren't really intended to avoid the massive big shock - they are to avoid the repetitive low-mid level stuff that fatigues you on a long bouncy day, or adds up over a long period to sustained damage.

They are nice bling in leisure boats but I'm sceptical that most weekend leisure users really need them.
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