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Old 29 January 2007, 10:59   #61
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Sure, but even good drivers get it wrong occasionally. If the consequences are likely to be severe (and we don't know if that's the case or not in this instance), then it may be a risk that's not worth taking.
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In our research, that seems to be the biggest cause of injury on high speed boats, the movement or impact you're not anticipating. That is the beauty of the Ullman seat, it puts you in an ergonomically correct position for the body and seat to work together to minimize the harmful effects on the body.

Even when we are not anticipating an impact, we find that being on the Ullman seat makes us much better able to handle it.

Another couple of things learned. Standing or using a leaning post is very harmful to the body, so the studies say. And for a seat to be effective it must allow the body to participate and be in the correct posture.

Another interesting thought is that it's the bodys impact against the deck of the boat which is often times moving in an opposite direction to the body that is a problem. Picture your body on a downward motion as you are coming off a wave and the deck of the boat moving upwards as it rebounds from the impact with the water. In my mind I had a picture of the boat and human moving as one but I can see what they are talking about and have experienced it.
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Old 29 January 2007, 11:07   #62
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I'm such a klutz, I just realised this is Martin & Antoinette. Sorry Martin!
There i was thinking all the talk was about a rib.
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Old 29 January 2007, 11:57   #63
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now that reminds me of a story of a famous rib builders wife running down the pontoon at the SBS with his pile cushion. Shouting to him that he'd forgoten it.

I am sure Alan told me the were truck seats, is he around to confirm?
Mike Garside's boat had truck seats in which he said worked very well.

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And a claw hammer and set of steps IIRC.

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Old 29 January 2007, 12:20   #65
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Another couple of things learned. Standing or using a leaning post is very harmful to the body, so the studies say.
I can believe that. SHock loads straight up ur straight lock limbed body!

However the ullman is by design a jockey style seat. Jockey style seats encourage standing to cushion waves through your legs. So why have a jockey suspension seat??? I really dont get that!! Would a bucket seat not offer greater support without the temptation to stand and render that expensive shock absorber useless!??
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It's kind of irrelevant - a jockey seat really isn't going to fit a Shakespeare 650.
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...Even when we are not anticipating an impact, we find that being on the Ullman seat makes us much better able to handle it...
Yes, I agree with that. Humans get it wrong but the seats don't seem to.
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Old 29 January 2007, 14:05   #68
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Thanks Matt and ...cheers John!

I reckon some form of suspended bucket seat would be the solution, as Matt says an Ullman Jockey would look kinda out of place.

We need something just to soften the impact of a wake on those balmy hot summers days in the Solent (all two of them a year!).

The surgeon is very pleased with Antoinette's progress and he sees no reason why she cannot enjoy some gentle boating.

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I reckon some form of suspended bucket seat would be the solution,
what kind of like a hamock hanging from the A-frame?
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