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Old 08 May 2015, 13:56   #11
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MAIB synopsis of the incident referred to here: https://assets.digital.cabinet-offic...erSynopsis.pdf
Attributed to the casualty being lifted from the seat by the boat's motion then landing back on it causing spinal injury.
So don't drive fast over lumpy water & definitely no low flying!
I'd suggest that a jockey seat would be safer than a bench as sitting astride provides the opportunity to grip with the legs & reduces the risk of sliding sideways.
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I suppose if your sat down you have a greater risk of back injury- whilst with jockey seats you can 'absorb' the bumps.

You'll also spend the whole time sliding from one side of the bench to the other if it's not filled up with people.

I have both on mine but the bench only get used in calm water.
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....heh.

Posted my reply at the same as paintman.

+1 for what he said.!
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The rib on the photo has a very nice beam but the seats are rubbish every single one of them and I would go further and even say unsafe especially the front ones . Have you forgotten the Celtic Pioneer incident in 2008? Not a good idea to post that photo Mind you a different brand rib but similar seats
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the attached photo show a Parker 900 Baltic in the Baltic sea where they only do "white knuckle rides"
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Old 08 May 2015, 14:06   #15
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I thought factors on celtic pioneer were the deck wasn't flat under the left foot and the passenger was holding a lifeline. All combined with the way it was driven, the safety briefing performed and passengers with underlying health issues embarked. But I might be mixing up my memories.
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...and the passenger was holding a lifeline.
Maybe better off waving her hands in the air during high speed turns then!
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now you know why Just had a read of the Miab report for the Celtic Pioneer incident, interesting.
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I just read the MAIB report from 2008, accidentally read the entire thing, there were several factors that were highlighted beyond the layout/design of the seating. This included the safety briefing being given after the boat was underway. The main cause of the injury was that the passenger was not holding on to the correct hand holds (she had one hand on the lifeline on the tube) and also the gaps between the seats and tube did not allow much room for foot placement especially considering the non slip decking did not extend all the way to where the injured parties foot was placed allowing for her foot to slip and move.
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