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Old 10 July 2017, 03:01   #91
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i dont know about scott seats but the coastal pro rams i had looked like motor bike shocks all i did was wash off and spray WD40 all over.
mine didn't have socks on but not sure if they are good or bad yes they will keep most of the crap off but would they create humid atmosphere causing problems just a thought.
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Old 10 July 2017, 04:05   #92
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Fair point, my boat is inside so unlikely I'll have any issue but all you can do is keep it clean and see what happens.
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The Ullmans get rinsed of along with the rest of the boat & then get a spray with silicone along with steering ram, helm, engine block etc.
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For those that asked, the shocks technically can be serviced every year when in use in a dirty environment.

Scot seats have been using these shocks for 3 years now and not one of them has needed servicing....and there is a lot of them out there. So basically if you see air loss get them serviced or if worried about it as often as you want.

Whilst I don't know their sales figures I do know since I ordered these seats they have sold thousands of them to various places ( i was in a huge queue ) so a lot of seats have air shocks knocking about.
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Just want to let you all know that we have put a bit of info up about our suspension seats here:

Suspension seats for shock mitigation - Shark Seating

There are some advantages that we hope you will like.

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Little update, my seats are coming off for a small upgrade. Scots recently announced a partnership with a new cushion system for the actual seat so they will be going in for that shortly which should help my back out even more. The cost is literally peanuts due to me just fitting them so be rude not to

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Interesting to see some discussion here about shock life, materials and replacement. We make our own fully stainless-steel shocks specifically for boat seat applications .. you just don't get the performance you need by fitting shocks that started out as bicycle or off-road shocks - it needs to be re-designed from the ground-up... and start with a material that doesn't need a coating to stop it corroding. As far as I'm aware ours are the only stainless shocks on boat seats. Here is a boat with 36 of them:
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[QUOTE=Xk59D;752269]These are a different animal to any bike shocks, much bigger affair with more seals due to pressure and sweeper seals, I think they say 300psi rate on them but we use about 40.

The Fox shocks are quite complex .. they have high pressure (300psi) in the shock absorber to stop the oil from vaporising during large impacts, and you cannot access that to change the pressure .. but what you see on the outside is not the shock absorber (which has a much smaller diameter) but an air-sleeve which you run at lower pressure and you can adjust it although that only changes the ride height and does not help the performance much. We used to run these in our Shark suspension seats but ended up designing our own stainless steel shocks for improved performance, less bulk and less weight and vastly simplified maintenance (ie none). After 5 years we have only replaced about 2% of these shocks.. which costs less than a service on a Fox shock
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My Vipermax came already with the Scotseats installed . They came with the hydraulic shocks and steel springs .
They worked only to an certain extend well - when they bottomed out - that HURT ..
In 2014 they were replaced with the FOX airshocks .
Could not be happier . Comfort has increased SIGNIFICANTLY . Those who know me know that these seats have not an easy job with me ))
Never touched them since they were installed. They are keeping air and keeping me happy .
This week they went into my Scorpion .
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