Originally Posted by EdwardH
so i have been considering changing it for two more jockeys but am struggling to find the room... its only a 5.05m - then i see you guys recommending a rear bench seat - so my question is - is there a way to make a bench seat into a more useable piece of kit to make it comfortable during the rough stuff?
For an out-and-out offshore cruising boat I would still go for jockey pods, but a good
bench seat is more family friendly, and still usable. The critical things is that it should give some lateral support -- a "two person bucket seat" would be a better description really.
K4+ make a good one which they use in their RIBS. They also sell them on their own for a very reasonable price: http://www.k4plus.com/shop.asp?catid=3
There are bound to be others around too. I've seen at least one Ribcraft fitted with one.
If it gets really rough then they will get uncomfortable, but if you have decent grab rails on the back of the front seats then the rear passengers can stand up relatively securely.
Originally Posted by The Jackeens
After some agonising (
) we like the idea of a throttle set on the right side of the console because of WOT considerations, seating position and clearing the console for other kit.
I'm with you on this one. Keeps it out of the reach of the passengers too!