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Old 05 March 2015, 17:09   #31
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Funny this thread should come up.

I was driving my tractor today (which has a very comfortable pneumatic seat) and it got me thinking how hard or easy it would be to adapt it for a RIB.

Silly I know but I have a lot of time to think when doing a 14 mile round trip to feed silage to the stags.
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Old 05 March 2015, 17:41   #32
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I have friends who are engineers, welders, and water jet operators. The engineers aren't much help other than to say the seat bases aren't rocket science. Any reason we can't make up some real plans? An open source suspension seat? Probably insurance reasons but if you aren't selling them we should make a set of real DIY plans. One of the simpler crisscross style.

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Old 05 March 2015, 17:47   #33
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A couple of these on top of yer jockey seats would do..
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A couple of these on top of yer jockey seats would do..
Harley styleeeeeeee

I think some of the seats ont he market are overly complicated. Ike the tractor seat. Up and down, jobs a gooden
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Harley styleeeeeeee

I think some of the seats ont he market are overly complicated. Ike the tractor seat. Up and down, jobs a gooden
Are the shocks only in a perfectly vertical plane on a rib?

Scotseats, have supplied truck style suspension seats (Kab) for cabin ribs for years. I assume they don't like getting sea water on them though (as never seen on an open Rib). Presumably a reason why they have a different, rather than just water resistant design for open boats.
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Yep here's a couple I threw together too

Dampers took some setting up but good now
Your seats looks like a almost perfect Ullman Compact clone!
Can you give me some details in regards of the damper you used plaese.
I would also like to know if you used carbon plates as springs and in that case the dimentions of the carbon plates.

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Anyone heard how Paul Lemar is faring?..,
I heard he had incurred a Bad Back injury quite recently whilst useing a recognised purpose made shock mitigation seat??
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Anyone heard how Paul Lemar is faring?..,
I heard he had incurred a Bad Back injury quite recently whilst useing a recognised purpose made shock mitigation seat??

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I do believe that Paul sustained a spinal injury whilst out testing a RIB driven by HMS. The boat was fitted with proprietary UK made suspension seats.
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I do believe that Paul sustained a spinal injury whilst out testing a RIB driven by HMS. The boat was fitted with proprietary UK made suspension seats.
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.....sh1t happens.......
Just heard the basics on the Grapevine..
Sorry to hear of any Bad injury,and hopfully he's on the mend!
Bound to come out in the wash...but I wonder if it'll be reported in HMS's Mag?
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