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Old 09-09-2015, 02:03 PM
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Anyone have one? or similar . Do they help?

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that seems pretty pricey!

I have been on a few boats that have them, I don't have one on my boat and I don't think it makes that much of a difference.

But again I don't spend that much time standing there, usually have the autopilot on
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From an ergonomics standpoint it would make more sense for a helm mat or insert to have a wedge shape. When running the deck is tilted bow high and stern low. The operator will stand vertical which means his ankles will be flexed and stretch the Achilles with toes higher than heels. Raising the heels whether with shoes or a wedge shape floor surface would reduce calf strain and fatigue.
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I remember an old thread on this but cannot find it. There are cheaper brands - or were......My knees have been killing me a lot this summer and just wondering if these things really do anything.
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I have a footcush pad and sea shocks pad. Both make a huge difference. Coast guard uses sea shocks in their boats.
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Originally Posted by triton-2 View Post
I have a footcush pad and sea shocks pad. Both make a huge difference. Coast guard uses sea shocks in their boats.
Thanks that helped me find the old THT thread on Google!

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...sea-shock.html
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I have a sea shocks. It's worth every penny.
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I am going on 5 years on a Skydex....still like new. They use them on tanks as well.

The others I've used are a joke. The Skydek is the real deal..
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Originally Posted by Marksnet View Post
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I had a sea deck helm pad before the sea shocks. It was a complete waste of money. The thickest sea deck is still rock hard and offers zero cushion at the helm.
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Originally Posted by 23Dorado View Post
I had a sea deck helm pad before the sea shocks. It was a complete waste of money. The thickest sea deck is still rock hard and offers zero cushion at the helm.
Maybe that is old technology. I just bought one and it is over 1" thick and is very soft to me. ;?
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At the time 1 cm was the thickest.
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Originally Posted by Marksnet View Post
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Looks good, but useless. Seadeks helm pad is 13mm. A hair over 1/2 inch.
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I have a Seadek and also purchased a separate sheet and stuck them back to back so I could remove it.
It works for me. I don't want a pad that's too cushy.
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I have that Skydex Anti-Fatigue Matt and it really REALLY make a big difference.

It looks great and is easy to clean.

I cannot recommend this product more!
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
I remember an old thread on this but cannot find it. There are cheaper brands - or were......My knees have been killing me a lot this summer and just wondering if these things really do anything.
The cheaper brands are just not the same I have stood on a few.

The Skydex was concave shaped chambers that are firm but give under shock / load.

It really works great the others are just foam which are almost useless IMO.

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