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Old 14 January 2008, 11:07   #11
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Just read your reply hightower ...........my new rib hull is 7.2 long and a good beam and i reckon almost 8m with tubes .....any smaller and i wouldn't have contemplated the bolsters ....glad to get some replies ......

Hightower if your rib was bigger with a wider beam would you still choose Jockeys? given a choice

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I might Ian, but would want to mock up the layout to make sure there was enough room and suited my needs.

I tell you what I would like to see on a big bolster seat like the one in the picture. Shock struts, inside telescopic legs. I recon this would be a really easy and cost effective replacement to the Ullman seats. You could link up an air hoses to the pressure valves on the struts so that you could alter the load pressure for different weighted people.
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Old 14 January 2008, 12:02   #12
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I might Ian, but would want to mock up the layout to make sure there was enough room and suited my needs.

I tell you what I would like to see on a big bolster seat like the one in the picture. Shock struts, inside telescopic legs. I recon this would be a really easy and cost effective replacement to the Ullman seats. You could link up an air hoses to the pressure valves on the struts so that you could alter the load pressure for different weighted people.
as i still have the base frame sitting in kit form and 2 weeks before i can do any work to it.... it might be worth looking at ......

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Most people on here seem to like Bolsters and I have to admit to not really having experience of them in the wet however I do really rate the Jockey mainly because you can grip with your legs and I tend to find in the rough the most stable position is to be sat down on the Jockey especially with footstraps.

If I were only taking the boat out in milder conditions I think that the bolster would be preferable it also looks nicer


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as i still have the base frame sitting in kit form and 2 weeks before i can do any work to it.... it might be worth looking at ......

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Old 14 January 2008, 15:58   #14
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cheers Chris,
my current boat is a searider with an original jockey console all in one...it doesnt have backrests for the driver or lateral support and i felt it really really needed it hence for the new build i wanted something different or better and liked these so just built them.......

i'm a bit of a fan of a choppy sea .....i like to get wet

as i mentioned earlier i looked through the gallery and most are of the jockey seat ......just panicked a bit in case i missed the obvious when so few have them

Thanks for your inputs guys

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