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Old 04-07-2011, 08:44 PM
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thanks for all the feedback and great point about mounting position of shoulder harness...

funny you said that because i actually used the mounting positions from the previous belts that were installed in the boat in the design of these seats..... the boat has never failed inspection?

just pulled out rci's paperwork and they were mounted excatly where they were not sopposed to be... no wonder my backs not been the same since kw.

the shock is 100% adjustable in ride and height. the rear pivot point gives a feeling that is extremely unique (better) IMO. seems to work better because of the direction of impact and boat additude during rough conditions...

they weighed 48.7lbs.. a little heavy to use racing this season which is why we have already started a full carbon fiber design... now with a harness mount adjustment

YES! we will be in michigan city this year! hoping some of the unlimited boys step up this year.. we'll see?
Cool design,,if the spring shock gets to be to much try the fox floats,,i know this is boat racing but mabe they will have the sive you may want to try..they are fully adjustable up and down with the internal valving,also you can adjust the rebound rate with a air hand pump..

this is a snomobile version but they may have a shock that will work for you..

http://www.foxracingshox.com/snowmob...e/FLOAT_X_EVOL
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That is great that you guy's will be making the haul out to Michigan City....I think you will find that there is a huge Performance Boat scene when you arrive. This is going to be the third year for the race....the spectator fleet is continuing to grow and we hope the race boat count will as well. Myself and alot of the Chi Town crew will be there all weekend staying on our boats and hangin' out....we can't wait!
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A couple of ideas to consider.

1. Use a one piece 180 degree hoop for the upper mount
for the shock. This would eliminate four welded joints
and lighten it up a little.

2. Change the rear frame pivot to allow for the bolts to be
stressed in double shear as opposed to the single shear
situation they are in now. This will make it stronger as
well as taking some of the "slop" out of it.

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Look great Andy !
What are some good shock choices when building your own ?
Any air ones out there that don't require on onboard compressor.
Those Fox EVOL's seem a lil pricey .
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A couple of ideas to consider.

1. Use a one piece 180 degree hoop for the upper mount
for the shock. This would eliminate four welded joints
and lighten it up a little.

2. Change the rear frame pivot to allow for the bolts to be
stressed in double shear as opposed to the single shear
situation they are in now. This will make it stronger as
well as taking some of the "slop" out of it.

Roger
the rear bolts could use some support, nice seats.
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:04 PM
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Wow !! Andy brought one of the new Two Cocks race seats by the shop on friday. We talked about the design and a few possiable engineering and material changes and these things are gonna be GREAT!! I strapped in and had a a couple of guys pick me up and drop me onto the concrete and they work really nice now. I think that the way they are hinged and the attitude a boat usually has on landing will translate into a very neutral feeling. Good luck on these Andy. They have a lot of promise.
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how have these seats faired for the season?? like em?
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How were they at Key West? You guys looked good out on the course.
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Looks great. I searched for "suspension seats" and this thread didn't come up.

What shock are you using? What would you change if you built them again?
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The seats are incredible, a night and day difference between using them and not using them. especially in race situations.

We used fox racing shocks from a quad. We learned a lot this racing season so the design is changing to improve safety and to try and remove some weight also.

The coolest feeling in the world now is when i apply power the seats actually raise about an inch and a half under acceleration. Then, when i let out of the throttle the seats compress and absorb even the smallest disturbance in the water, making you feel weightless...
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