Originally Posted by mikey483
There's a company in the states (Colorado) that makes shock mitigation flooring. They make them for the U.S. Navy Seals and a civilian version. I've tried both and they're great.
There website is www.seashocks.com
The military version is more expensive and requires a dollap of glue at each corner an an edging material. The civilian version doesn't require a dap of glue as the bottom has a very tacky layer of stick high grade urethane.
I'm impressed. They sent me a version of their civilian sea shock (only comes in blue, the military grade only comes in grey). I went out in a rib and the mat didn't move around at all and was very comfortable and does what it says. It is newly released and is really a quality product.
They have an 800 number if you have any questions 1-866-SEASCHOC.
I have a Seashock mat that I use behind the wheel. (I have a stand up riding position in my boat where most of the time I am just leaning against the seat for stability). The mat stays in place and it is probably the best construction for absorbing the stress of wave pounding to the body.
I found that if I left the mat in the boat between trips that the mat devloped a significant hump in the middle. This seems to be caused by the mat picking up moisture over time, the top absorbing more moisture than the bottom half. It feels like the materials on the top and bottom of the mat are different. It takes a long time (weeks) for the hump to "deflate" when the mat is brought into the house, but it does eventually.
Now, after a days boating the mat returns to the house. This keeps the hump under control. Besides, the damn thing is expensive, it would be a shame if someone nicked it for a door mat.