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Old 09 May 2010, 03:52   #31
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Are these ScotSeats? I'm sure he hinted somewhere here that they were developing a seat that would retrofit on a jockey console?
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Old 09 May 2010, 04:05   #32
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Are these ScotSeats? I'm sure he hinted somewhere here that they were developing a seat that would retrofit on a jockey console?
That's what I thought. 750 a pop is still expensive.
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So you think he'll drop the price by a third if it sells??
All I'm saying is that by producing more of these seats the production costs would go down thus enabling him to reduce the price if he felt the need and selling even more.

I think the key to selling these seats on mass is to sell them to people that already have Jockey seating on their boats ie the used market. To get someone to pay 3000 on a second hand RIB for four suspension seats isn't going to happen in my mind.

The market is huge for these seats if the price is right and 750 per seat is too much IMHO he needs to be pitching to the aftermarket sector.

Would you be tempted to buy four of these seats for Jigsaw?
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Old 09 May 2010, 04:25   #34
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Are these ScotSeats? I'm sure he hinted somewhere here that they were developing a seat that would retrofit on a jockey console?
I had a conversation with a guy from Scotseats yesterday. He did confirm that they were developing a pod/jockey mounted system.
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Are these ScotSeats? I'm sure he hinted somewhere here that they were developing a seat that would retrofit on a jockey console?
No. I talked to the guys on the Scotseats stand and questioned them on this very point. They showed me the prototype which still had a few minor issues - it is very much simpler than their full cantilever seat.
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No. I talked to the guys on the Scotseats stand and questioned them on this very point. They showed me the prototype which still had a few minor issues - it is very much simpler than their full cantilever seat.
Ah OK, two jockey seat retrofit suspenion seat suppliers - now that does have the potential to drive down prices!

Hightower I know what you are saying, 750 each is too much for most people to fully kit out a boat with suspension seats. BUT most people don't need suspension seats at all. Of those that do they are probably less likely to be out with a full compliment of passengers in the conditions that demand them - so you are looking at 1 or 2 seat per boat unless for the "bling" factor, or the serious hardcore ribber - who may well have differnet priorities for their budget than the leisure user.
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Ah OK, two jockey seat retrofit suspenion seat suppliers - now that does have the potential to drive down prices!

Hightower I know what you are saying, 750 each is too much for most people to fully kit out a boat with suspension seats. BUT most people don't need suspension seats at all. Of those that do they are probably less likely to be out with a full compliment of passengers in the conditions that demand them - so you are looking at 1 or 2 seat per boat unless for the "bling" factor, or the serious hardcore ribber - who may well have differnet priorities for their budget than the leisure user.
Still its 1500's worth.

We'll just have to see what develops
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Would you be tempted to buy four of these seats for Jigsaw?
You mean so I can go out when it's windy and lumpy not me
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Craig took me out on the Saturday afternoon in this little Ribcraft 4.8 and to be fair I was amazed at these seats. I myself have a R/C 4.8 and we were slamming into waves at full throttle that I would usually have to dip the throttle for.

I thought they would be fairly comfortable but not as good as the scots or ullmans - I was pleasantly surprised. They worked extremely well.

As for 750 - In my opinion this is very cheap for what they are - if you know the price of the scots / ullmans im sure you will agree!!

The next incarnation will apparently have full jockey padding too although these ones were more comfortable in use than they looked.

Hope they take off - many people are waiting for a good ShockMit retro fit seat!

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Anyone paying 750 for one seat needs to have their brains examined.
they are obviously getting paid too much and have no idea of real value.
Someone earlier said about the arms being made from marine grade alluminium ? well thats not too expensive anyway.
Making them from steel would be no good as for weight etc, and the cost wouldnt be that much different.

Anyone wanting to make their own should check out the bases on some old office chairs
then cut down to size and fit their own seat tops.

But 750 ha ha ha what if you need 6 seats



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