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Old 27 July 2007, 17:19   #41
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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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Thanks for the offer . would like that , but unlikely I shall be in the Solent area in the near future .
Thats a pic of Colins boat in Brixham you have posted there isn't it ? Thats the boat i saw when I visited Ceasar . I think it had been to Ribex.

I think for the cost of them they could sell a few if a demmo was sorted out .
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Old 27 July 2007, 17:38   #42
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Thanks for the offer . would like that , but unlikely I shall be in the Solent area in the near future .
Thats a pic of Colins boat in Brixham you have posted there isn't it ? Thats the boat i saw when I visited Ceasar . I think it had been to Ribex.

I think for the cost of them they could sell a few if a demmo was sorted out .
Yes that is correct, she was at Ribex this year. So demo rib with 4 bucket seats? more family orientated?
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Old 27 July 2007, 18:00   #43
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Yes that is correct, she was at Ribex this year. So demo rib with 4 bucket seats? more family orientated?

Lookin at the pics i think 4 bucket seats would make moving around the boat difficult and leave little space for any kit .

I know a jockey may not be best for this boat but maybe the only way , a low jockey with footstraps and backrests would possibly be a better compromise .

Oh and a boarding ladder cos climbing in over those tubes would be impossible after a swim
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Looks great!

If I ever sell my Zapcat for a bigger boat will have to be one of these!
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Old 30 July 2007, 17:14   #45
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Oh and a boarding ladder cos climbing in over those tubes would be impossible after a swim
boarding from the water over the front is pretty easy, nice slide into the boat at either side of the nose cone. Plenty of good hand holds too
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Old 01 August 2007, 08:18   #46
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Tom from Rib International left this morning from Port Solent to go by sea in my Thunderbolt to Guernsey. He set off at 12.30 so all being well should be there by 4pm. They doing a write up on it so should hopefully be in the next issue. They also have a 10m Cougar support boat doing the crossing so hopefully should have some excellent action shots to post on Monday after they get back. They are planning on returning on Sunday.

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So that's why it wasn't on you Versadock this afternoon then. I was hoping to catch a glimps, I thought you'd bunked off work again .

I look forward to seeing some action shots next week and reading Tom's write up in Rib International.
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Spoke with Hugh earlier today and they got across to Guernsey in just over 3 hours averageing 30 - 36 knots. So good going really. Their passage went as planned so hopefully they will get a good run back on Sunday.
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Lookin at the pics i think 4 bucket seats would make moving around the boat difficult and leave little space for any kit .

I know a jockey may not be best for this boat but maybe the only way , a low jockey with footstraps and backrests would possibly be a better compromise .
We are modifying a jockey now so will post pics end of next week with a modified layup. Centre double jockey, approx 13" high so low down, similar height to a jet ski.
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We are modifying a jockey now so will post pics end of next week with a modified layup. Centre double jockey, approx 13" high so low down, similar height to a jet ski.
Sounds good ,
I can't get these boats off my mind , 30 - 36 knots sounds like a very good speed to keep up on a trip like that , will be interesting to read about it ,fuel used , comfort , etc .

Thinking about the jockey on my boat which is quite low , the biggest problem is a lack of anything to wedge my back against as it is a 2 seater . I end up wedging my feet at the edges of the deck against the tubes and wishing i had handlebars instead of a steering wheel .
13" sounds very low , will you be able to take any wieght on your legs ? I guess what makes it worse is a cat doesn't lean into turns.
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