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Old 01 July 2011, 03:38   #21
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Come on then yoyo why not??? it's somewhere to store an extra fuel tank.
Quite right.

I never used to be a fan, but the Witch has been on a few RIB's with rear bench seats and she is a full on convert now. So much so I have a feeling the next boat will be having them!
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Old 01 July 2011, 04:24   #22
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Redbay have it right. They fit a lift-out bench. I kept mine in for cruising, out for diving and fishing.
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Old 01 July 2011, 05:56   #24
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Old 01 July 2011, 06:47   #25
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. Colour will be black tubes and white hull.
reminds me of another rib with black tubes and white hull wonder if you will be getting a black shadow drysuit and joining our little gang [/QUOTE]

Doesn't a gang have more than two members?

Plus, you said he wouldn't fit in a shadow drysuit I believe

Will the boat be ready for August then Mr Kerny?

I work in Liverpool, give me the address of the build and I'll go and take some photos if you want me to?
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Come on then yoyo why not??? it's somewhere to store an extra fuel tank.
More reasons why TBH. Unless you need to seat everyone on jockeys in rough weather, having a jockey bench combo gives the best of both worlds.

Jockeys for rougher weather for skipper and a passenger then the benefits of the bench also. It's much more comfortable when stopped for having a cuppa/beer/sandwich. Much more useable for taking kids/ladies out when calm and just pottering along, taking in the view and subathing. More storage space. Need i go on?

Horses for courses but surely a combo is best for more courses?
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Jockeys for rougher weather for skipper and a passenger then the benefits of the bench also. It's much more comfortable when stopped for having a cuppa/beer/sandwich. Much more useable for taking kids/ladies out when calm and just pottering along, taking in the view and subathing. More storage space.
And since the space just in front of the transom usually has stuff stored there anyway, they do not take up much free deck.

5 of us went out on a 6m boat the other day, three on benches and one on the suicide seat. It was all sub 20kn pottering or drifting and I cannot imagine it being a more comfortable arrangement for the size of boat.
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Well went to air craft ribs today at Liverpool power boats and first i would like to say after spending two and a half hours there with Ian going through every detail and different set ups a big thank you their customer service is brill no rush at all.

Kerny yours is not back from tubes till next week, going back when Ian rings me and tells me its there to have a look will take pics then for you, did see your trailer lol
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reminds me of another rib with black tubes and white hull wonder if you will be getting a black shadow drysuit and joining our little gang
Doesn't a gang have more than two members?

Plus, you said he wouldn't fit in a shadow drysuit I believe

Will the boat be ready for August then Mr Kerny?

I work in Liverpool, give me the address of the build and I'll go and take some photos if you want me to?[/QUOTE]

There's 3 in the gang now Paul, hadd has joined after getting this one
Drysuit, MOD spec FRIS brand new

Hopefully the rib will be ready in the next few weeks Paul.
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