Help save my back

 Been thinking about  buying  some form of absorbing matt or something similar  to stand on whilst driving my boat , its mainly for use during  the white run when i gotta go flat stick to get back in time for work , need something to save my back as come Christmas time  i can barely  move it ,obviously buying  a  fibreglass rig will help but that won't be happeing anytime soon,  any suggestIons fellas  ?? Cheers 




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 I have a glass boat but I

Sun, 2020-08-30 16:46

 I have a glass boat but I put one of those foam square clip together mats you get from Kmart at my helm. Makes the long drives less fatiguing. 


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Sun, 2020-08-30 17:03

clarke rubber has some really good products, not cheap though.  


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 I put soft Eva mat then

Sun, 2020-08-30 17:16

 I put soft Eva mat then carpeted it and it works a treat, takes the stress away form the feet, knees and back.
Went with a yoga type material from Clarke rubber. Bout $50 to do the driver and passenger sides. held up well over the last few years. 

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 I wear those big foam

Sun, 2020-08-30 17:20

 I wear those big foam pluggers. Makes a big difference.



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12mm yoga mat from Kmart for

Sun, 2020-08-30 20:10

12mm yoga mat from Kmart for around $10 and double it over  

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 Cheers  for the responses

Mon, 2020-08-31 06:11

 Cheers  for the responses fellas  some good ideas there I'm gonna have to try. 


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boat mats

Thu, 2020-09-03 10:02

 I use these on my boat, they are super comfortable under foot and save your back on a long run. The picture layer on top is only a thin piece of lycra type material that peels off after about 3 months so it ends up a white mat.

This set I'm on are about 2 years old and live in the boat, they will need replacing soon as they mat material starts to break down.

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 I second the yoga mat. I had

Mon, 2020-08-31 13:29

 I second the yoga mat. I had intended to glue some down on top of my carpet and put some carpet ontop of it to blend in.



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Mon, 2020-08-31 14:46

Two pieces 2cm of board with springs (6) poss in the middle with bolts as guides ,top with carpet and rubber on the bottom (non slip).
Just a Idea.
Shit call it a springboard.
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 Ha ha i like you thinking

Mon, 2020-08-31 15:51

 Ha ha i like you thinking scubafish but id go from back pain to a knackered neck cause id probably head butt me hard top , still good idea but mate 


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 I bought a fatigue mat from

Thu, 2020-09-03 08:22

 I bought a fatigue mat from clark rubber , cut it in half and put some camping bed roll in between. Made a big sandwhich out of it , works great.


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