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Old 07 April 2006, 12:27   #1
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Seat configuration ?

Hi, I'm going to order a new rib. Wonder how to place the seats. will have 2 ullmann and 8 jockeys for passengers. Wonder if it will be better with 4 jockeys in front and 4 behind the console or all 8 behind the console ? Any with experience with both, that can tell me the pros and cons ?

The size of the the rib will be around 8m. Tornado,Ring or Rupert with twin 175 Suz

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Old 07 April 2006, 13:03   #2
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I know the Ulman seats will be far better for YOU but what about the passengers - you may not realise what a hammering they are getting!!!

I will be having 4 seats in front and 6 behind console should provide better balance.

Most commercial Ribs have ALL the passenger seats in front of the console - it helps to see the pasengers all the time and balances out 2x engines on the back.
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Old 07 April 2006, 13:08   #3
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I'd put the console where you need it to be for your application, and then fit the seats around that.... Boat coxswain always come first
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Old 13 April 2006, 15:34   #4
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passenger safety and seat configuration

Take a look at the boats of the majority of successful commercial passenger rib operators. Skipper/crew position to the rear, passengers infront. It is critical that passengers (especially those who have no boating experience)can be seen at all times to ensure their safety. Careful scrutiny will highlight those RIB outfitters who offer consoles with better protection for their skippers and crew as well as a proper platform from which to operate the vessel.

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