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Old 29 January 2007, 13:34   #71
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Originally Posted by Martin View Post
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.


Martin if you want something that won't look out of place on you little Gin palace then string a hammock across the Cabin .

On a more serious note, I'm glad that Antoinette is getting better and hope we get to see you a little bit more this year.


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Old 29 January 2007, 22:10   #72
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Originally Posted by gtflash View Post
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!??
When sitting in the Ullman seat your knees are in a bent position and most of the shock is absorbed by the seat, but your legs are still used in conjunction with the seat. Stradling the seat also provides great latteral support for the tight turns and unexpected sideways motion.

The goal of a shock mitigating seat is to slow the motion of the body in relation to the boat. A bucket seat without a "shock absorber" will not reduce the sudden stopping the body will experience.

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Old 31 January 2007, 15:04   #73
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No problems John

Still not resolved the problem.

Considering trying come up with a solution that will fit into a pedestal.

If I do I'll let you all know.

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Old 05 January 2008, 15:23   #74
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Any one tried a tractor seat or lorry seat in a boat. We are rigging a rib for
RB8 and need some thing
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Old 07 January 2008, 03:39   #75
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I am aware this thread has been running a while,
I am currently making a set of stand up/flip down electric bolsters for my new build and wondered your thoughts on these (identical to the scorpion ones)

I have almost completed the seating but havent made the actual base leg supports as yet and wondered if it was worth making it with a suspension of sorts or leave it with rigid legs


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Old 07 January 2008, 06:55   #76
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There is a thread about these on Boatmad now as well, more about race seats for Round Britain though!
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Old 07 January 2008, 07:44   #77
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Originally Posted by the bandit View Post
Any one tried a tractor seat or lorry seat in a boat. We are rigging a rib for
RB8 and need some thing
Most truck seats need a compressor to provide air. Some Renault 7.5 tonne ones don't though and on these it's just the base that's suspended so you could add your own seat to it. They use the same seat bases in tractors and forklifts. They aren't damped though-just air sprung.
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Old 07 January 2008, 15:07   #78
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Any one tried a tractor seat or lorry seat in a boat. We are rigging a rib for
RB8 and need some thing
Some lifeboat classes use Kab seats:

They work to a point, but have limited performance under extreme conditions they - hence the new design seats for Tamar

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