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Old 15 January 2003, 10:54   #131
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Many thanks for the welcome , and offers of rides. I feel as though I am amongst friends already !

How would you suggest that I can convince my better half that jockey seats are likely to be more comfortable than a bench seat without actually giving her a sore back/backside or even a dunking ?
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Old 15 January 2003, 11:03   #132
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They are unconvinceable!! Trust me.
The RIB that I have in Greece is very fast but nooooo SHE WANTED bench seats otherwise she wouldn't come on it!!!
As a matter of fact on a GEMINI I had to change the jokey for a bench seat. Women are very funny on these things.
On the RIB that I'll be having in the UK because is a racing RIB I have 2xbucket seat plus another 2xbucket removable seats all on springs and shock absorbers. EXPENSSIVE!!!
Good luck
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Old 15 January 2003, 11:04   #133
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Two possible ways strike me.

One, get her to read the various threads on this subject on this site (use Search facility). She will either believe us or not.

Stage two (assuming One above doesn't work) is to get someone else ( not you, think about trying to teach your wife to drive a car and shudder!) to take her out on a boat with jockey seats and get them to do a modest amount of wave jumping.

If your wife is anytrhing like mine though, she will wait for this process to exhaust itself, and the point to be proven. She will then sniff, and say she has no intention of going out in the boat if it is THAT rough anyway!!
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Old 15 January 2003, 11:29   #134
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Bern,

I can't compete with the calibre of Manos and Brian's toys but you are more than welcome on a more 'budget' RIB - namely mine! It has a fairly badly designed jockey seat and i think that may be worth you experiencing vs. something like a Ribcraft jockey.

Daniel

PS: Gonna phone and book hotel in a mo...
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Old 15 January 2003, 11:38   #135
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Hotel booked, and they said they are getting VERY FULL already - amazing what a few techno-friendly RIBsters, most of whom have never met and a keyboard can acheive!

Many thanks yet again to Charles and Brian
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I thought you might like to see some places of interest in Plymouth Sound.
1. Submarine Defence Barrier
2. Degaussing Station
3. The Breakwater
4. Fort Bovisand Diving Centre
5. Mountbatten Marina and seaplane slipway
6. Queen Anne's Battery Marina
7. Sutton Harbour
8. Millbay Docks
9. Mayflower Marina (our base)
10. The Hamoaze (to the Naval Dockwards and warships)
11. HMS Cambridge naval gunnery school
12. Mouth of the River Yealm
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First of all Bern, hope you received my e-mail. You are also most welcome to come on my rib in Plymouth. I am afraid I do not have jockey seats but 'try before you buy', every combination if possible. See you there.

Brian, I thought we were only there for the week-end, how are we going to fit this all in??
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Old 15 January 2003, 12:57   #138
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I think you forogot

PLYMOUTH UNIVERCITY!!
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This is actually just a taster for The South West Cruise which is planned for the 24/25/26th May.
This wonderfully well organised cruise, based in Plymouth, will........no, no, mustn't. Subject for another thread!!
And anyway, with your boat you will be able to do items 1 through 10 in about 4.6 mins.
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manageable for single handed launching & recovery.
Hi Bern

I frequently launch single handed and you soon get into it.

My crew is very 'intermitent' . Sue would prefer with did our boating with Manos in the warmer greek climate

Perhaps I could send her on Holiday with Manos and family whilst I did boating, beer and birds as a single guy again

You and anyone else are welcome to go for a spin in May.

I currently have no rib mates on board that weekend so plently of room.
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