sorry for the late entry but only got back from the cinema where i saw the movie SPOOKS. excellent movie and can highly recommend it
I see I have your attention
firstly i did not post the best example as the photos which i posted were taken before 2008 and we like others also had low grab handle for the front passengers. There was a similar problem in Poland in 2007 which we addressed by fitting as standard a high grab handle see attached photo. A high grab handle is the safer option. The person is not bent forward only sitting up with good back support. the grab handle is in easy reach,
as for the two rows of jockey seats then i cannot see how one can comfortably and safely support his back and at the same time hold on to the grab handle on the seat in front. why have single seats why not have a row of seats on one pod where they are closer to each other . Side wings are for sure great and many of you guys have them and can confirm they do keep you in the seat.
The enquiry was started by a future operator so he should now have a better idea of the for and against jockey / bench seats. I am speaking from experience and have sold quite a few such ribs and have also helped in the improvement of the range.
even at 25 knots you need to be safe and comfortable and the so called "white knuckle rides " do not have to be done at speeds above 35 knots. the operators want the clients to enjoy the rides , have fun and come back for more and not to end up in A & E
the seat cushion should not be too wide as it would be very uncomfortable for the standing position and many like to stand