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Old 27 January 2007, 05:57   #21
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need 100 in the first container to make it viable as you can see its a long way away .

but we will see , wont have any ourselves until the markets big enough no good useing something you cant sell .
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Old 27 January 2007, 06:16   #22
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Thouhgt you might have a sample one, for trials and to test the market with.
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Old 27 January 2007, 06:26   #23
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already done it in africa , norway , and u.s. we know it works its just a bit of a gimik today not a buissnes .

in the future it will be viable but not at the moment and we would rather as always spend a on something today that will make you tomorrow
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Old 27 January 2007, 06:40   #24
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That looks interesting, so I emailed them for more details....
...Oh, and Polwart was right about the video: "I read the post`s you linked and yes to be honest the day we had a film crew with it was not the roughest so we did what we could to show how they work. We will be shooting a new segment as soon as we can get it done."
Well that is 2 good signs (1) they are honest about the video (2) they have a very quick response to enquiries.
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Old 27 January 2007, 07:39   #25
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I meant these ones: http://www.smoothmovesseatmounts.com/

Is that the ones you have in your tractor?
hi i will get some pics of my tractor seat and details of manufacture.
but yes it is the same as the ones on the link except the squishy seat bit.
and believe me yer ass takes more punishment in a tractor than any rib ive ever been in.

and if you wanna try it out i am in verwood nr ringwood you can take my tractor for a spin in a bumpy field not quite ribbing but good fun none the less
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Old 27 January 2007, 07:46   #26
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Hello JW

Just to clarify, the KAB seat you have has 12 V power feed (up through floor?) and integral compressor and 4 point intgral harness?

Is it yours an open rib or is the seat protected from elements by cabin?

Kab seats I have seen may be a base model ie no power required and no integral harness/belt

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Paul, I have both types. The powered one uses air bladders to mould the seat and it is quite sophisticated in terms of adjustment for the occupant. In particular, it uses 3 bladders for the crucial lumbar support and the shape and position of the lumbar curvature can be adjusted to suit the seated person.

The unpowered one has the more normal rotating handle for lumbar support and the cushion and back sections cannot be reshaped, although spring rate, height, and rock of the seat is still available.

Mine are protected from the elements. They are not the sort of seat to use on an open rib with no cover. But on a boat like Martin's, with covers and a bit of care to look after them, I don't see why not.

With the harness, I lied. It is a 4 point type but the shoulder straps link to a single strap down the rear of the seat so I guess it's really 3 point. It was late when I wrote last night.....
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Old 27 January 2007, 07:48   #27
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Hi the suspension seats shown earlier in this thread are nothing more than tractor seats with a pivot base i can get these seats for about 50 quid!!brand new
The words lorry and fall come to mind......

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and if you wanna try it out i am in verwood nr ringwood you can take my tractor for a spin in a bumpy field not quite ribbing but good fun none the less
Sound like an invite for a party. Wait till the weather warms up, we'll supply the BBQ and drinks and you supply the tractor for some off road antics

How would the mechanics of the seat mechanism stand up to life at sea?
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need 100 in the first container to make it viable as you can see its a long way away .
Why not post some details and prices here and see if anyone is prepared to pay the shipping to bring a couple over?

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Pedestals are a no-no if you're going to do fast boating in the rough.
Sidewinder (magnum 27 race boat) had em, and the crew ended the first race looking skywards from the back seat!

The loads transmitted through the very small pedestal mount are HUGE.
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