Originally Posted by Pete7
Ian, can you access the under deck to through bolt them, don't think self tappers are going to be strong enough if two adults were thrown against the seats by a big wave.
Normally i do things over kill .......they will be bolted through deck......
sideways support was the reasoning to build them ....its just you rarely see them on Ribs ....after scouring through the gallery very few of them have bolsters and set me off into a bit of a panic as to why very few.
i looked at the storage of jockeys ......whilest handy to have i am going to build out the rear of the boat with a bench style setup integrated into the tubes with 3 bucket seats/grab rail type and fit it with electric lifts to handle any weight issues during access....i'm hoping that this will give enough storage along with the console.
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