Originally Posted by Millermob
Just looking at new ribs and possible seating layouts, i am undecided wether to go with 2 single jockeys then two double or 2 double with a bench at the back. From experience which would be better?
I am fairly biased towards jockey seats, and am not really all that fond of the bench seats. My reasons is that to my mind, a jockey is more secure, you have more to hold on to, more to brace yourself against, and with a properly designed jockey you can stand up and bend your knees to absorb impact - so, I would always go with the jockeys for that reason!
However, the bench seat does mean that you could fit more (if smaller/kids) people on it than an "individual" jockey seat, and it will be more comfortable when the boat is at rest. You will also get a better useable space underneath it than you would with a 2 man jockey.
Tough decisions - sure others will have more advice comments, but I would alays go with jockey seats.