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Old 26 January 2007, 16:46   #1
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Suspension Seating

Hello

I need to find some form of suspension seating. My wife had a bad back and had an operation recently on her lower back and after three months is now ready to go back to work.

The even better news us that she is keen to try to get to some calm Solent boating

However I want to replace the bucket seat with some form of suspension seat. I am aware of Ullman Jockeys which I am sure are very effective and equally as expensive.

Are there any alternatives to consider, if not I will bite the bullet and buy an Ullman seat if it keeps her safe from injury.

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Old 26 January 2007, 16:51   #2
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Hello

I need to find some form of suspension seating. My wife had a bad back and had an operation recently on her lower back and after three months is now ready to go back to work.

The even better news us that she is keen to try to get to some calm Solent boating

However I want to replace the bucket seat with some form of suspension seat. I am aware of Ullman Jockeys which I am sure are very effective and equally as expensive.

Are there any alternatives to consider, if not I will bite the bullet and buy an Ullman seat if it keeps her safe from injury.

Martin
I think redbay have someone elses seats. Try PMing AndyGee on here - I *think* he has them in his redbay.
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Old 26 January 2007, 17:30   #3
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Obviously I don't know what specific problem your wife had, but is it worth considering bucket seats instead? While they don't give (as much) direct vertical cushioning, they do have a lot more support overall meaning she won't need to rely on her back muscles to hold her in place as much.
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...or even the best of both worlds... a suspension bucket seat? One of the best examples is installed on Sir Charles Blois' RIB which recently performed very well in the Red Sea RIB rally. I do believe that his seats are a one-off though.
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How long is it for? Temp or permanent?

It might be worth seeing if a Renault Midliner truck seat air suspension unit from a breakers would be usable They are a totally self-contained unit with a built in dial/pressure adjuster.
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Old 26 January 2007, 18:00   #6
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ullman 750

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Old 26 January 2007, 18:10   #7
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This could be a neater design. There's a Vid of a guy in suposed rough water (think he's faking it a bit) but it kinda gives you and Idea.

http://upnorthoutdoorstv.com/boatchair384.wmv

Website: http://www.smoothmovesseatmounts.com/

And it's only $270
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Old 26 January 2007, 18:15   #8
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So who's gonna buy one then? It really looks quite cool, if a little flimsy.
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think he's faking it a bit
from what I could see of the water there was very little waves and the boat never moves relative to the horizon - which all suggests he was jumping up and down not going over big waves...
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http://www.glyde-ryde.com/

http://www.seatshop.co.uk/

http://www.seatshop.co.uk/ssprice.html

http://www.aeroform.co.uk/crewseats.htm

Here's a few more.
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