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Old 19 July 2007, 04:52   #31
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Looking at the seating wouldn't it have been better with a central jockey seat and handlebars - would keep the c of g even lower.
IMHO the COG would be higher with a jockey seat, and with the cornering ability of those things you would miss the lateral support of the bucket seats - it would be interesting to find out what the owner of the console boat thought!
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Old 26 July 2007, 17:21   #32
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Old 26 July 2007, 17:31   #33
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Hi, yes, the jockey seat set up has too higher gravity, apparently you are too on top of the Thunderbolt. Also as the Thunderbolt has the ability to corner so sharply at high speed the bucket seats hold you firmly in place.
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Old 26 July 2007, 19:39   #34
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Hi, yes, the jockey seat set up has too higher gravity, apparently you are too on top of the Thunderbolt. Also as the Thunderbolt has the ability to corner so sharply at high speed the bucket seats hold you firmly in place.
I agree , you need to see that thunderbolt in the flesh to understand it . It is very high and although the tubes are huge the deck is near the top of the tubes .
My rib has a similar double jockey console and with no backrest its not the most secure feeling when its rough or turning hard . You would need footstraps and something to put you back against .

I fancied one but for the seating reasons etc it didn't seem such a good family boat .

That one with the jockey looks like Ceasar marines demmo boat
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Thanks. I'd really like to see some videos of that thing in action.
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I think there is a bit of footage at Ceasarmarine .com . or just search for UK dealer there is only one I think .

If I could come up with a way of fitting one out for family comfort and weather protection I would consider one but the actual deck space didn't seem that big ,although its square so may be decieving. Also I think there are issues with flex and movement as its really a sib with deck boards more than a rib.
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I think there is a bit of footage at Ceasarmarine .com . or just search for UK dealer there is only one I think .
The only video I could find on the Ceasar marine site was of some thundercat racing footage. Nothing by way of video on the thunderbolt that I could find.
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you are right no footage , just a small set of pics that change .
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We are aiming to solve that issue very shortly as we are aware there is no video footage as yet. As soon as we have achieved this we will post a link.

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I think there is a bit of footage at Ceasarmarine .com . or just search for UK dealer there is only one I think .

If I could come up with a way of fitting one out for family comfort and weather protection I would consider one but the actual deck space didn't seem that big ,although its square so may be decieving. Also I think there are issues with flex and movement as its really a sib with deck boards more than a rib.
Hi Ian

If you are in the area please feel free to give me a shout and I will happily take you out for a play. As for setting it up you could have four bucket seats side by side as you don't have to have a central helm position.

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