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Old 27 October 2004, 14:42   #11
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Paul tilley has a type of foot strap which you can glue to the floor as they have a Hypalon base.

His number: 01803 833309
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Old 27 October 2004, 16:00   #12
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Cheers ED . yes i do have the mod type of footstrap which can be glued to the deck and their quite cheap . phone 01803 833309
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I fitted some very simple Valiant ones to the last little Humber - Nylon webbing with a decent quality s/s foot-plate and two large diametre, short self tappers, bedded on Sikaflex, which grabbed the webbing well.

They have been tested!

Just a thought on position though: mine were set so that I could "stand" knees bent in a "shock absorbing" stance!!

From horseriding, the most balanced position is with your shoulder/hip/heel all lined up.

Having said all that, I believe there is a school of though that suggests straps may be dangerous - if you do get hurled about they can apparently cause muscle / tendon tears? Probably preferable, in most circumstances, to MOB though?
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i've got some windsurfers neopreane toestraps from a local watersport shop. It was forty quid for two sets. I think they're Magic Marine. Fully adjustable with velcro sections. Thanks for letting me know the deck thickness and i'm gonna give it a try with some short fat self tappers.
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Sea Rider Toe Straps

Can any one tell me how deep the floor is on my Sea Rider.
I want to screw some holes in it for the toe straps but don't want to ga all the way through.
Is the usual way drill the holes only just long enough. Fill with silkaflex. The screw in the self tappers.
I don't want to end up with my floor falling in bits with water ingress.
Any Help appreciated.
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Just thought of the ultimate - ski bindings and boots!!!! Then again maybe not.............
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By the way Windchill, your right about the possibility of hurting yourself. My last boat had toe straps and I did hurt my foot. BUT i hurt my foot but i had my whole foot in the strap not just my toes. That's why I've chosen toe straps which you cannot get your feet into.
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