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Old 05 May 2011, 04:39   #1
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Shock Mitigation Flooring

Im getting aching knees after a good day out on my rib and bashing about insome rough weather, any one fitted and shock type mitigation flooring or mats, im after something I can put behind console flooring area where I stand while underway just to cushion some of the impacts and save my knees etc. Dont want to fit expensive sprung seats

Any experience, anyone fitted anything ?
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Old 05 May 2011, 04:55   #2
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Don Dennis fitted both Skydex flooring AND Ullman seating in Thalassa, his Redbay 8.4 Expedition. He did a writeup here - Linky

Might I ask what kind of footwear you favour while boating? I ask because I used to wear waterproof boots and suffered from tingling feet and sore knees after a long day cruising. I've swapped to a well sealed pair of old hiking boots and the difference is amazing. As a zero cost option, I like it!
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Old 05 May 2011, 05:25   #3
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i use my flat foam fenders when i'm underway
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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
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I'm still trying to get hold of the Skydex for our consol
Shoulda bought a Redbay
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Has anyone tried shock absorbing insoles like Sorbothane? Never tried them on a boat but have used them to good affect in hiking boots. Whilst I don't think they will be anywhere as affective as Skydex they will be a whole lot cheaper to try.
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Shoulda bought a Redbay
Maybe, but then Thalassa was put up for sale very quickly after???

Seriously, had the 1050 been available, I would have considered
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Maybe, but then Thalassa was put up for sale very quickly after???
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Old 05 May 2011, 08:16   #9
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You could always swap your boat for a rotten searider - the floppy floor will do the job nicely!


On a more serious note, Biffer, don't you end up just "waterskiing" around on your deck?
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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
Ive had the same problem just trying to track down the stuff, I only want something like that to fit behind console, I should try getting a free sample about 20 inches x 3foot ..ha ha

I use yachting boots of a good make which are comfortable but after a hard day my knees hurt.
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