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Old 06-05-2019, 06:27 PM
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:51 PM
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I've found that the sun is what takes it out of me. Moving to an express style boat with a nice big hard top has been a big plus for me - being able
​to stay out of the sun and stay protected while running.

​​​​​​When it's rough it's just rough - the only thing that helps there is slow down and reduce the amount of jarring you're taking in bigger seas.........just don't tell anyone on THT you cruised home at 16 knts........it's forbidden here to go that slow.
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:08 PM
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Try a foot Cush. I've had one for 10 plus years and it works great.
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:44 PM
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I second the shade comment.....the sun is relentless. Big reason we had an oversize top built for the new boat.

The other thing I find helpful is doing some stretches before and after and reminding yourself to keep good posture while offshore. It’s easy to slouch over or stand in awkward positions.
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Not anymore, LeBroc seats, autopilot and a 28’ Southport makes life much better.
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:12 AM
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Its been a slow year I have a memory foam bath mat... Which mat do you recommend? I looked at the sea dek but I am not sure it will make much of a difference.
Skydex Sea Shocks mat. Not cheap but they make a big difference.
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:06 PM
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It’s all about the numbers, your age and the size of the boat.
A mans ideal boat length is his age plus 5.
At 68, that formula puts me at about 23 feet short currently, but it’s a big improvement over my old 32’ sled.
Advil helps, and some alcohol while cleaning up after a trip.
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:45 PM
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Its been a slow year I have a memory foam bath mat... Which mat do you recommend? I looked at the sea dek but I am not sure it will make much of a difference.
from Amazon at 40 bucks.
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Polapea View Post


Skydex Sea Shocks mat. Not cheap but they make a big difference.
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Looked this up...………….looks like it will definitely get the job done.
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Originally Posted by toristoy View Post


i've had several different makes from marine stores. This one from Birdsall Marine has been the best. Seems like same stuff physical therapists has.

Birdsall
Although this pad will help, the pain is in my upper back/neck from cruising and staring at my BM...
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Originally Posted by nuffaredy View Post
It’s all about the numbers, your age and the size of the boat.
A mans ideal boat length is his age plus 5.
At 68, that formula puts me at about 23 feet short currently, but it’s a big improvement over my old 32’ sled.
Advil helps, and some alcohol while cleaning up after a trip.
Well I am way behind.. Better get back to work to save up for that yacht..
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Welp got a massage and it helped for a while and now I am back to hurting like hell...
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Tylenol is your friend. Just dropped my boat off to get autopilot installed.
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Decent shoes helped cure my fishing back problems.
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Originally Posted by toristoy View Post


i've had several different makes from marine stores. This one from Birdsall Marine has been the best. Seems like same stuff physical therapists has.

Birdsall
I think those sweet socks alone would cure a back ache
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As much as I like it's price I can't see it staying clean on most boats. Organics will get into this because it's a sponge. The one I found was silicone and won't absorb water. Same idea but material is different.
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Originally Posted by ninetoes View Post
I think those sweet socks alone would cure a back ache
I just can't get past this 1989 ad photo... Its hard to see the actual product but it looks like it might be made out of pool noodle foam....?

I think I will go with the skydeck that thing looks real nice..
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