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Old 10 March 2006, 18:09   #1
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Seat layout on 7.5m

I think i've found a worse seat layout for a 7.5m rib than I have! in my opinion anyway!

1) The worse one

2) Mine (although, mines changing fairly soon!)
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Old 10 March 2006, 19:46   #2
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Yes I can (just) agree with you mate
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Old 11 March 2006, 04:03   #3
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Benc,
1000% correct. How anyone could sit on a rear seat like that in anything other that flat calm conditions is beyond me. Aspirations of Marbella life perhaps ??? Speed + jockey seats = comfort + safety for your passengers.
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1000% correct. How anyone could sit on a rear seat like that in anything other that flat calm conditions is beyond me. Aspirations of Marbella life perhaps ??? Speed + jockey seats = comfort + safety for your passengers.
Come to Ribex and we'll show you! (Not in that boat - one of ours!)!
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Old 11 March 2006, 06:04   #5
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1000% correct. How anyone could sit on a rear seat like that in anything other that flat calm conditions is beyond me. Aspirations of Marbella life perhaps ??? Speed + jockey seats = comfort + safety for your passengers.
So Scorpion and Revenger have got it wrong then?
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Old 11 March 2006, 06:15   #6
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yep, IMHO bench seats are best for flat calm seas and become a pain in anything beyond a chop and dangerous in anything worse.
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I'd completely agree with you about bench seats for the helm, but I've actually found that they can be very comfortable at the stern even when it's quite heavy going. When it gets really bad, on most RIBs you can stand and hold the backrest of one of the other seats.

I would happily have one in any RIB of 7.5m or bigger, but I've also been very comfy on a wrap-round sofa on a Ribcraft 585!

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My experience is that the further aft you sit in a rib,the more comfortable it is,so if you are going to have a bench seat,right back is the best place,you still cant stay on the thing like you can on a jockey seat when the conditions get boisterous though!
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So Scorpion and Revenger have got it wrong then?

Sorry Dino I never said that . Please read my post again. I said........."Speed + jockey seats = comfort + safety for your passengers"
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