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Old 06 July 2007, 11:17   #1
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Rubber Mat-Any Good?

I have thought of putting a v. thick rubber type mat under my feet.
Will this absorb some of the impact of landing?
Is it any good?
Any suggestions?
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Old 06 July 2007, 11:21   #2
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We use one in the bottom of our RIB to protect the floor from Dive cylinders and weight belts.

As for the softening the impact for people I dont think it makes much of a difference.

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Old 06 July 2007, 12:00   #3
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B&Q 15 for 3m2. They do foam mats that lock together. Black on one side. I've put them down and am v happy so far
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B&Q 15 for 3m2. They do foam mats that lock together. Black on one side. I've put them down and am v happy so far
Sounds real good, psychopic. Thanks for that.
Do you know how thick they are?
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Not being funny but try air cushion trainers - same job wherever you go!!!

You can also get aircushion insoles and sorbothane shock absorbing insoles - make a hell of a difference in mountain boots.
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Old 06 July 2007, 16:13   #6
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Have a look at this Brian!
http://www.lyco.co.uk/products/Easy-...tm?prodID=2192
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Not being funny but try air cushion trainers
If you do, just be careful you don't get bounced out of the boat
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Shock Mitigation flooring

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.

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Shock Mitigation measurements

Hi Brian,
It comes in rectangles measuring 43mm by 81mm (I'm familiar with inches 17"X32"). Hope that helps. Not sure on the price but, I do know the military one is more expensive.

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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.

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The material they use is called Skydex

http://www.skydex.com/markets_and_pr...athletics.html

It is also used in running shoes etc - rather than cover the whole boat just wear it on your feet!!!
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good looking stuff. Any idea what they get for it? No pricing on the web site. Might be nice for my 6.5.

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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.

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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.
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Just looked at the web site - It looks like I have an older version, they may have fixed the problem I have with my mat.
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Hi Steve,

Yes, they have improved it, I have been in contact with their President and he advised me that they had changed it somewhat to address previous problems. I swear by it. I am going to go with the military grade more so for the color (grey) and I just want to permanently mount it in an area measuring 5'X5' with the military grade cost of around $1,000 to include edging. Remember, this is for the military grade and not the civilian version which is less expensive.

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Personally, I use the perforated rubber floor mats that a lot of bars use. The ones I have (2 pieces, about 3'x4' each) were given to me, but I think they run about $12 or so in home improvement stores. Luckily, they seem to fit the area behind my console quite neatly, the second sits in front of the console fore-seat.

My feet used to ache after a days boating; they haven't recently, though I can't say if that's the mat or different drysuit overshoes.

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Old 09 July 2007, 05:15   #18
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Sounds real good, psychopic. Thanks for that.
Do you know how thick they are?
i think it's about 10mm thick. I did the whole boat (5.3 humber) with two packs, so 30 total. The deck in my boat is not very flat (i.e it rises towards the tubes) and i put the rubber mat from tube to tube, bow to stern so you can't see any of the grp floor. The mats follow the contors of the deck nicely and are not stuck down. I will post a pic for you when i get a chance. It's really nice to walk on with nothing on your feet, and doesn't move around at all. Its the cheapest solution i found. Also, because it is modular, if you damage one, you can just lift it out and drop abouther one in.
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