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Old 17 May 2010, 05:28   #1
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Shock Mitigation flooring

I would to put some flooring down for the helm and crew positions, as they may end up doing some long shifts.

I know of the Skydex, but trying to get hold of them or the flooring is proving difficult. Does anyone know where or who I can get hold of this from or alternative products?

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Old 17 May 2010, 05:53   #2
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I use grass matting/cow matting. Works well and is cheap.
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Old 17 May 2010, 06:32   #3
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Seashocks

I think you mean these; http://www.seashocks.com/

I have them on my boat but I am not convinced that they really are a major improvement. Although they are relatively heavy, they can blow overboard.
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This is what I use, works really well:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Grass-Rubber-P...item2eace03aa9
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This is what I use, works really well:

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Doubt that absorbs much shock. Plus I'm guessing the amount of time you spend bouncing around in your 4m Searider is going to be slightly different to the crew of Steve's 9m.
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doesn't the salt water harm the grass?
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I would to put some flooring down for the helm and crew positions, as they may end up doing some long shifts.

I know of the Skydex, but trying to get hold of them or the flooring is proving difficult. Does anyone know where or who I can get hold of this from or alternative products?

Thanks
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They are based in Christchurch & I 'think' I have some contacts I'll look out when I get in.
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Thanks Pete

I have an 01425 number, so thought it must be reasonably local, but there is no reply or message option.

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You want to speak to John Haynes
01425-280976
info@shockmitigation.com

John used to sell the flooring developed by Nike.
I think you have to buy it direct from the USA now, but i am sure he will give you the details.

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Doubt that absorbs much shock. Plus I'm guessing the amount of time you spend bouncing around in your 4m Searider is going to be slightly different to the crew of Steve's 9m.
I'm more than happy with it and if you look at Bogi's recent photos you'll see the Zodiac also had it fitted.
By all means buy shock mitigation flooring but for 15 I'd try a roll of that first.
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