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Old 14 October 2010, 06:05   #11
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We will present our new full carbon seat at the METS trade show16-18 november.
The lightest and most comfortable suspension seat in the world with the same strength we are known for.
So you'll pay several thousand Euro's to exhibit at METS but £100 to become a trade member on RIBnet is too much to ask?

How do you define comfort to make claims like that?
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Old 14 October 2010, 06:32   #12
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Thank you for your very nice comment Polwart. As far as i know i am a trade member. I will check with John.
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seems that my membership was expired. just renewed. Hope you will sleep better now polwart
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Old 14 October 2010, 07:17   #14
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Old 14 October 2010, 07:33   #15
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Does anyone have a rough idea of the cost of the Scot seats vs the X-craft vs the Ullman?

It would be good to have an idea...
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X-Craft comfort seat: 2175 GBP
X-Craft comfort plus (hydraulicaly adjustable): 2340 GBP
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Good God, if the new anti-vibration legislation forces companies to have these seats, a) you will be a rich man and/or b) all commercial RIBs will be finished!

So for me that would be 14 x £2175= £30450 ....
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Old 14 October 2010, 16:21   #18
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Good God, if the new anti-vibration legislation forces companies to have these seats, a) you will be a rich man and/or b) all commercial RIBs will be finished!

So for me that would be 14 x £2175= £30450 ....
I recently spoke with an acquaintance of Codprawn's, so I thought that I'd post this in his Memory, wherever he may be

Why didn't Titanic carry enough lifeboats?
The Titanicís lifeboat capacity was governed by the British Board of Tradeís rules, which were drafted in 1894. By 1912, these lifeboat regulations were badly out of date. The Titanic was four times larger than the largest legal classification considered under the eighteen year old rules and so by law was not required to carry more than sixteen lifeboats, regardless of the actual number of people onboard. When she left Southampton, the Titanic actually carried more than the law required: the sixteen rigid lifeboats were supplemented by four additional collapsible boats. The shipping industry was aware that the lifeboat regulations were going to be changed soon and Titanicís deck space and davits were designed for the anticipated "boats for all" policy, but until the law actually changed, White Star was not going to install them. The decision seems difficult to understand today, but in 1912, the attitude towards accident prevention was much different. At the turn of the century, ship owners were reluctant to exceed the legal minimum because lifeboats took up most of the space on first- and second-class decks. Boats were expensive to purchase, maintain, and affected a shipís stability. Finally, in the years before the Titanic Disaster, it was felt that the very presence of large numbers of lifeboats suggested that somehow the vessel was unsafe. Oddly, the same reluctance showed up as late as the 1950s for automobile seatbelts. Car makers at that time were also reluctant to install seatbelts because the belts seemed to imply there was something unsafe about the car.

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Dont get me wrong, I would install seats such as these tomorrow, as I firmly believe that it is the right thing to do and a real benefit for all those on board.
My issue is that the cost represents over 1/3rd of the total cost of the vessel and to recoup this cost in the present enviroment, would be nigh on impossible.
However, if a seat manufacturer would like a demo boat on the South coast for next year, I would happily discuss. A highly visable company and with over 2500 passengers to try them out .....

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Dont get me wrong, I would install seats such as these tomorrow, as I firmly believe that it is the right thing to do and a real benefit for all those on board.
My issue is that the cost represents over 1/3rd of the total cost of the vessel and to recoup this cost in the present enviroment, would be nigh on impossible.
However, if a seat manufacturer would like a demo boat on the South coast for next year, I would happily discuss. A highly visable company and with over 2500 passengers to try them out .....

Steve
But what about the loss of 1st Class accomodation on Sea Safari ??
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