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Old 27 September 2012, 10:42   #1
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Does anybody have any experience of 'The Mitigator' Mitigation foam ? I was thinking about getting my jockeys fitted with it if it's any good.
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Old 28 September 2012, 11:13   #2
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This is a interesting subject. My knee is not in good nick so i take the hits by the spine instead.... Surprisingly haven't(yet) had any back issues despite sometimes it feels like the jockey seat would be mad of solid wood. Would be nice if someone would have experience of mitigation foam on the seats, as not ready for the Ullman yet...
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I hope you will see an update on shock redcution foam from a forum member soon who has fitted his boats with similar having researched it fully
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We were looking into exactly that with a UK seat manufacturer but they let us down badly - we may do something ourselves over the winter.
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We use the foam in the work boats and it does make a difference after a day on the water. I'm not sure users would notice it for general leisure use I.e. I haven't been motivated to put it on my rib.
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I have a sample of the foam used in ejector seat manufacturing somewhere. I will see if I can find their details. It ressembles the Oasis stuff you put flowers into.
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I've spent hundreds of hours driving boats with this in the seats. It makes a serious difference if you're out there every day. Trailer bloke on here is a uk distributor for it - might be worth dropping him a pm.
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Its used in aviation seating as routine ...cant be that hard to track down .....
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Anyone managed to get hold of this stuff or found a supplier ?
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Hi there ,
I got my helm pads for my SR5.4 from :
Soft Deck — Product Collection
They fit very well between the console and the outer edge of the hull .
So far I made only one long distance trip with them in moderate swell but was pleased .
Ross Champion from soft deck was very helpful !
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Anyone managed to get hold of this stuff or found a supplier ?
We have used it in our Commercial Powerboats now for two years and its great stuff. If you PM me with the sizes you want I might have some if not I will get some in.
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We have used it in our Commercial Powerboats now for two years and its great stuff. If you PM me with the sizes you want I might have some if not I will get some in.
Not recommended if your skipper is suffering with piles
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We have used it in our Commercial Powerboats now for two years and its great stuff. If you PM me with the sizes you want I might have some if not I will get some in.
Thanks Simeon pm sent.
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Hi there ,
I got my helm pads for my SR5.4 from :
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They fit very well between the console and the outer edge of the hull .
So far I made only one long distance trip with them in moderate swell but was pleased .
Ross Champion from soft deck was very helpful !
Thanks Bushrider very similar set up to my rib what did you use to stick them down with ?
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Thanks Bushrider very similar set up to my rib what did you use to stick them down with ?
Here the recommendation from soft deck :

"I would recommend using the fasteners ( = Klettverschluss ) with the white backing on them and installing with either a marine grade adhesive, or epoxy. We have had very good luck using Sikaflex 292i, and it is easier than using a two part epoxy. But epoxy bond will be the strongest"
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Here the recommendation from soft deck :

"I would recommend using the fasteners ( = Klettverschluss ) with the white backing on them and installing with either a marine grade adhesive, or epoxy. We have had very good luck using Sikaflex 292i, and it is easier than using a two part epoxy. But epoxy bond will be the strongest"
Thanks mate for my DIY skills Sikafflex 292i looks the way to go for me
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High Quality foam to use in seat of rib

I am as you know in the process of re building my rib. It looks like I will not be able to afford a suspension seat unit. I have one substantially designed. Is there a high quality foam that can be used for the cushions of ribs or a combination of foams. I know that it needs to be closed cell but not much more. Any help on this matter would be appreached

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I am as you know in the process of re building my rib. It looks like I will not be able to afford a suspension seat unit. I have one substantially designed. Is there a high quality foam that can be used for the cushions of ribs or a combination of foams. I know that it needs to be closed cell but not much more. Any help on this matter would be appreached

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Looking at re upholstering my double jockey seat with this stuff just waiting for Trailer bloke getting back to me. Send him a pm Mick.
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Just to update you all, I've had my seat recovered and installed with a lot better foam than what was previously fitted, "not mitigation foam" far to expensive I now sit a lot higher up and the foam does not compress all the way down to the board after more than 5 minutes and feels very firm. A few pics of before and after. I'm well happy with the price as well £55.00
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