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Old 28 September 2012, 11:18   #11
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If you know the Ullman seats, how you'd compare the Ullmans with the Shockwave ICE2 console and seats? I want to put the Ullman seats on a similar hull and look for any information.

I also noticed that the boat lacks any meaningful stowage with the Shockwave ICE2 console. OK for a tender or ...a toy... And you have to move the batteries aft, near that transom. I have my batteries aft on my current RIB and I am scared to put the boat to an abrupt stop.
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Old 28 September 2012, 11:18   #12
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Shame you couldn't of uploaded some bigger pictures...i think there may still be a few people in my village whose internet connection hasnt just crashed!...

Awsome boat though, Im telling the misses tonight that we no longer need a house to live in!

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Old 28 September 2012, 12:06   #13
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If you know the Ullman seats, how you'd compare the Ullmans with the Shockwave ICE2 console and seats? I want to put the Ullman seats on a similar hull and look for any information.

I also noticed that the boat lacks any meaningful stowage with the Shockwave ICE2 console. OK for a tender or ...a toy... And you have to move the batteries aft, near that transom. I have my batteries aft on my current RIB and I am scared to put the boat to an abrupt stop.
Ullman are great, very well built. I would say that they are both (ullman and shockwave) at the top of their game. However, from my experience when I sat on the Ullman seat I had the feet on the deck, so I have the tendencies to use my legs to anticipate the shocks, I couldn't let the seat work properly. It made the ride "a little bit" less confortable (nothing to compare with a normal seat though)

With the Shockwave console, you are "in" the console, your feet don't touch the deck, so you don't feel at all the suspension working. It is natural, the boat work out in the waves but you are feeling nothing, just a pleasant ride. The way to feel how good it is working is by putting a foot on the deck, then you can appreciate how much it works.

The only time I felt the limit of shocks is when we took a huge tug wave in an already choppy water. The customer was driving the boat and it was new for him, he wasn't yet able to analyse the waves and we took that HUGE wave at full speed. I saw that wave coming and said to myself; oooooh man that's gonna hurt...

We launched in the air he we were at least 6 feet in the air and flew on a distance of 30 feet (yes an other fishing story). It dried the props (or like we say in french "when the engine bark") and it landed beautifully....I checked myself, I had not any broken ribs and all my members were still attached to my body

The console did its work.
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Old 28 September 2012, 13:13   #14
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Ullman are great, very well built. I would say that they are both (ullman and shockwave) at the top of their game. However, from my experience when I sat on the Ullman seat I had the feet on the deck, so I have the tendencies to use my legs to anticipate the shocks, I couldn't let the seat work properly. It made the ride "a little bit" less confortable (nothing to compare with a normal seat though)

With the Shockwave console, you are "in" the console, your feet don't touch the deck, so you don't feel at all the suspension working. It is natural, the boat work out in the waves but you are feeling nothing, just a pleasant ride. The way to feel how good it is working is by putting a foot on the deck, then you can appreciate how much it works.

The only time I felt the limit of shocks is when we took a huge tug wave in an already choppy water. The customer was driving the boat and it was new for him, he wasn't yet able to analyse the waves and we took that HUGE wave at full speed. I saw that wave coming and said to myself; oooooh man that's gonna hurt...

We launched in the air he we were at least 6 feet in the air and flew on a distance of 30 feet (yes an other fishing story). It dried the props (or like we say in french "when the engine bark") and it landed beautifully....I checked myself, I had not any broken ribs and all my members were still attached to my body

The console did its work.
Thank you for sharing your experience. Interesting. That thing can prolong my boating years... for a price.

How the console is connected to the steering, fly by wire? Or it is possible to fit the console on an older boat with older engines with mechanical controls?

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Old 28 September 2012, 14:10   #15
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Thank you for sharing your experience. Interesting. That thing can prolong my boating years... for a price.

How the console is connected to the steering, fly by wire? Or it is possible to fit the console on an older boat with older engines with mechanical controls?

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No fly by wire, the main harness (morse cable, steering, wiring etc...) are runned to the back of the console and go inside the hull directly.

Yes it is possible to add this console to an older boat, no problem. However, you'll need to make a major job to solidify each anchor to the deck with backing plate etc...
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Old 28 September 2012, 14:15   #16
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Thank you for the info.
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Old 30 September 2012, 09:20   #17
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Meh.....

Nice boat, I prefer the hardcore outdoor style
Your comment is a proof that there is no such thing as "THE PERFECT BOAT". We should always say the perfect boat for me or the perfect boat for my use or, been more realistic, the best boat I can afford...
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Old 06 July 2013, 17:50   #18
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I am curious how much is the Shockwave ICE2 custom console only...
What is the price point of the four man console that's on this boat?
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Old 06 July 2013, 20:00   #19
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Yes it is a beast, it goes throught everything. I went out with the customer several times and one time we where doing 40 knots in a 4 feet sea, at this place the waves and short in distance so it makes the ride quite rought on the boat, but not for us, the console work so well it is hard to explain.

It worth every penny

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It looks great. But I can't help thinking that the engines are going to take a massive pounding as the comfort will mean more speed?
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