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Old 12 May 2013, 11:30   #1
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bench seat or double pod

I am considering installing a removal bench seat to the back of my rib. I am also considering a double pod. I have concerns that the bench seat may not be as family friendly as initial appearance. Small children and wife.

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Old 12 May 2013, 11:53   #2
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As family only come out when fair, bench is great. Had it 5 seasons now. Two jockeys with bench behind with reversible backrest to watch skiers.

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Old 12 May 2013, 11:59   #3
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Just taken one out of the zodiac because the kids don't like it as it's too low for sitting on when stationary for fishing (ok for me) and they were thrown about a bit as no quality handhelds when underway in anything but dead flat.

Decided that they're better off with me on the centre or standing.

I'll have one for sale in the very near future.
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I had exactly the same problem. Jockey seats were too high for the children. I had this rear bench made for my 4.8m Ribcraft. It works very well comfortably accommodating mum and two young children.
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I am looking at the bench seat on the RC looks class. My main concern is sliding off the bench seat. This may not be a problem on large ribs but it might be on small ones

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I am looking at the bench seat on the RC looks class. My main concern is sliding off the bench seat. This may not be a problem on large ribs but it might be on small ones

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Here's a pic of mine before I took it out, really didn't work for me but that I know others like them, and the look of the thing was part of the reasons for the boat purchase as we hoped it would suit the kids..........
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I'm sure someone will come along ang correct me, but..... I think you will find all the commercial guys use pods.... I think there is a reason for that, and in my opinion I'd go for pods all the time, every time.
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I'm sure someone will come along ang correct me, but..... I think you will find all the commercial guys use pods.... I think there is a reason for that, and in my opinion I'd go for pods all the time, every time.
It's horses for courses. Commercial guys have to go out all the time and doubtful take under 5's. for over that age I agree, for tours etc pods are best.....

Private use though..., we take our baby and under 5,s out but only when sunny and a millpond! When it's like that the bench is v useful., great for pottering and you can face backwards just to take the wind off once on the plane. It's also set a little lower so the console and higher jockeys stop most of the wind anyway.

Horses for courses. Go try them both!
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