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Old 05 December 2014, 14:30   #11
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John, was thinking about the mrs's yoga / fitness mat...at least it would get used on my rib 😃
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Old 05 December 2014, 14:39   #12
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Sorry for being daft here, but what is made of? Is is sprung or more like high density foam?
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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
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We use Cannon EVA utility mats from ebay. Great stuff you can lock together like a jigsaw puzzle. Super light. Can be cut easily too! Good shock absorber & at only 1.99 for
a 2 ft square!!!!!
You could always double them up to make them softer?
very similar to the stable matting we use, but again using a product that cannot carry testing would be failing on our behalf and a license for lawyers to have a go, yes I have some for anchor lockers
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We use Mitigator shock reduction media Racing Seats, Custom cushions, Shock & Blast Injury Prevention by Sea Systems Group, Inc. which can either be used under your feet or in the seat cushion. At the end of the day you need to ensure that anything you buy has been tested and has independent data to prove that both high and low frequency impact is reduced by a quantifiable amount. Scot Seats are the Uk stockist for mitigator http://www.scotseats.co.uk/downloads...onBrochure.pdf and they publish a reduction of 75%. It might be worth looking at. If you want to see what Mitigator is like and even try some I have some in my garage which you can borrow.
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We use Mitigator shock reduction media Racing Seats, Custom cushions, Shock & Blast Injury Prevention by Sea Systems Group, Inc. which can either be used under your feet or in the seat cushion. At the end of the day you need to ensure that anything you buy has been tested and has independent data to prove that both high and low frequency impact is reduced by a quantifiable amount. Scot Seats are the Uk stockist for mitigator http://www.scotseats.co.uk/downloads...onBrochure.pdf and they publish a reduction of 75%. It might be worth looking at. If you want to see what Mitigator is like and even try some I have some in my garage which you can borrow.
cheers Simeon.

The seats in our ops are pointless, Interested in floor option so will be in touch,Wolf Shock have had independent testing done too and think 40% is the area of reduction. We have looked at cushions like yours and there are some new ones due soon from Wolf again for us to take a look at.
Part of a review we are doing
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The other thing worth looking at is using Seaspension Products | Seaspension suspension pedestals. Again they have testing data and are used in the US by Coastguard and Navy. I have used these in my big boat and do not require weight adjustment. They are just a plain pedestal so no gubbins to get things caught in. Again I have a spare one in my garage I could show you and I could also help you work out how to fit them to your existing seats tops. You would have to take the seat bases out and then secure them to the deck. I also have a fantastic suspension solution for your bench seat
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Watch wavesoft who are developing a rib seat. The wave soft units we use in the Cougars are fantastic and cost 100 per seat
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The Wolf Shock mitigation floor only works for those standing . As I stand most of the time it suits me very well.
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I saw this on one of the Round Ireland 2013 boats. Novel.
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Watch wavesoft who are developing a rib seat. The wave soft units we use in the Cougars are fantastic and cost 100 per seat
Nice to have feedback from someone actually tested that type. Base on Your experience, are ther any conditions when You have noted that the wavesoft suspension makes things worse compared to without them installed?
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