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Old 05 May 2011, 11:40   #11
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I'm still trying to get hold of the Skydex for our consol, it's like trying to get hens teeth in the UK and certainly not a cheap option.
It has been over a year and still nothing,the guys in the US sent a free sample, but nothing since
Is it so that their web shop( www.skydex.com/catalog/9) is not operational? Interesting material.
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Hiking boots are/should be designed to protect the foot from repeated impact while carrying a load. I suspect that yachting boots are not (so much).
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Old 05 May 2011, 12:01   #13
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Though a bit on the expensive side a peice the foam matrass as used by inshore lifeboats would be ok its made by a company called Airex though they also make a small square mat about 50cm square for use by home sports fanatics .
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Old 05 May 2011, 17:19   #14
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Though a bit on the expensive side a peice the foam matrass as used by inshore lifeboats would be ok its made by a company called Airex though they also make a small square mat about 50cm square for use by home sports fanatics .
Thanks for this, do you have any further info/contacts? Have had a quick search and the range of foams is extensive, so would like to narrow down which types are used by the RNLI

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Old 05 May 2011, 18:51   #15
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Hi. Know exactly what you mean re boating wellies. I find after a few hours afloat with dubarries on as much as they are awesome boots they have no shock protection and I end up with sore feet and am generally more prone to a sore back etc.

As back issues were one of my key concerns pre round Britain last year we spent a while looking into it and came to the conclusion that the ultimate was shock matting combined with top of the range running shoes. They donít look overly nautical but without doubt they did the job. Some days we were running 12+ hours and they were a godsend. Shock matting may have some ergonomic issues but nothing that cant be overcome Ė information on what we used etc in this thread

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Sorry one other thing, alot of the time (when it's drier) I wear Merrel type hiking/walking shoes and they make a big difference for day to day boating

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Old 07 May 2011, 03:59   #17
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i have some of this type of flooring on my workshop floor, i have also used it to line out cockpits while doing refits and the like.

it is really good stuff, about 10mm thick, should do the job as can be cut easily with a sharp blade.......

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Pop down to your local Sports Shop and order a couple of Judo mats. We used them in Spirit going around the World and they were brilliant. Completely waterproof and you can sit, kneel or sleep on it while under way. Your other alternative is to pop along to your nearest Loony Bin and ask igf they have got any offcuts from the wall coverings they use for their "Protected Cells" It is a material designed to stop people harming themselves when they bash thier heads against the walls and floor. Both items are a fraction of the cost of any "Marine related " products Alan P
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Old 07 May 2011, 06:44   #19
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Sore knees!

I know you will think im stupid but trust me................if you have enough room in your boots....release your laces or whatever.......get some treadair underlay and draw around your foot and cut it out,so it fits in your boot!!.......done it for years in me wellies etc works a treat in the winter to!!!!! and its cheap. Its like walking on yer carpet!!

In return for that remarkable peice of info...where is the best place to insure a rib......any advice?
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I know you will think im stupid but trust me................if you have enough room in your boots....release your laces or whatever.......get some treadair underlay and draw around your foot and cut it out,so it fits in your boot!!.......done it for years in me wellies etc works a treat in the winter to!!!!! and its cheap. Its like walking on yer carpet!!

In return for that remarkable peice of info...where is the best place to insure a rib......any advice?
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Have a look here, click on willk's link did a great price for me.

http://www.rib.net/forum/f8/insuranc...al-time-41191/
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