Originally Posted by Chunk
Sorry for being daft here, but what is made of? Is is sprung or more like high density foam?
Not daft at all, I cant answer as a definite, but sure Mike would answer for us all, In general there is rubber type base with some form of rubber separation to the top section that can be tec deck, rubber etc .
On costing I think an 8m boat can be done for about the price of one shock seat . We look at this as a positive option as clients need to know we take their safety as a primary despite our knowledge /training on reducing shock on high speed craft . This is not about driving harder in the chop and rough stuff, but having a system in place to assist us keeping shock for all down despite reducing speeds.
We are licensed on most craft up to 12 persons and shock seats have too many moving parts, if one person slips, or drops a hand or moves a foot it could cause more injuries than not having them, also most should be adjusted to each passenger, so a nightmare when people change seats during the day. the flooring has none of these problems. We have to remember/assume that most people we see are not regular boaters like us