Originally Posted by jeffstevens763@g
i went for coastal pro seats and had bases made to keep my storage and to suit my leg length cost was about £3000.00 3 years ago. are they worth it yes if you can justifie the outlay as with the boat £40,000 for a couple of holidays a year lot of money sat around so i down sized.but if you look at the boat Steve for instance is selling £10,000 lot of boat for a modest outlay.
pics of the boat on the humber & coastal pro seats.
have a look at ease dale rib rendezvous 2015 loads of boats good bit of video that will get your juices flowing.
hope you get sorted.
Lovely pix Jeff. I can see that such seats are a useful addition. If my plans to spend a lot of time on the water are realised (involving a lot of free weekends) I might go for a comfort option like the shock mitigation seats. Interesting technology. It made me consider whether seats suspended in a gimbal type arrangement would work as well.
Ah, the general term 'lot of boat'...
Being brand new to RIBs and boating in general, I have no real clue about what I need. I have seen boats which appeal to me for many reasons... not all of them rational.
The value of the very generous advice which I have already received in my introductory post to RIBnet is that it has helped me to consider matters which I had not thought about.
I think the Leeway boat on offer has a lot going for it. More unknown to me are issues around the construction methods and advantages to any special features included, sea keeping qualities and the build quality. It would be foolish to take on anything with such a poor understanding of the boat I will be viewing/buying. I certainly did not need dubris's sense of fair play to induce me to follow my own due diligence.
I had started my researches as soon as the sale was mentioned by Jeff. I really appreciated his effort in drawing my attention to a RIB for sale. It was on all fours with the broadly stated boat specifications that I have hinted at wanting to buy. I have not yet read enough about Leeway boats but I see no reason to reject the idea just yet. As always... caveat emptor.
Having purchased many pieces of rubbish during my lifetime, I am now more cautious. I still may buy rubbish but at least I would have considered a few other options before wasting my cash.