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Old 19 January 2005, 05:57   #31
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And just how are you proposing I open my seats for storage?!
Simple ...

You don't have the seats hinged but have them clipped front and back then Slide them.

Think Scorpion have them like that, Brians Cyanide I am sure the seat unclips then slides
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Old 19 January 2005, 06:08   #32
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You're quite right, Martin. The seat 'pad' fits onto the grp seat 'box' and is opened by undoing a strap that fits over the seat, lifting the 'pad' by approx. an inch and then sliding it back. Works very well!

(BTW I also like our centre mounted throttle and in the 18 months we've had the boat it's never been 'knocked accidentally' by the passenger. It does mean the passenger can take control very easily if necessary.)

And, yeah, I know, everyone thinks their own set-up is best but Richard spent 2 years trying different makes/models/set-ups and drew up a 'wish list' before purchasing. Luckily for us, 'Blue Ice' ticked just about every box!
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Old 19 January 2005, 06:24   #33
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Simple ...

You don't have the seats hinged but have them clipped front and back then Slide them.

Think Scorpion have them like that, Brians Cyanide I am sure the seat unclips then slides
I like the cut of your gib young man!

Why the bl**dy 'ell didn't I think of that!

Top idea!!!!

I've just spent an hour looking for "pipe clips".....which, when you initially don't know the name of something it can prove very difficult to locate!
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Old 19 January 2005, 06:45   #34
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Ribtec have another possible solution. I saw it at the LBS but got no pictures of it. Basically the base of the jockey seat is fixed to the console in the usual manner, but is of slightly larger diameter tubing. Then the backrest slides into this tubing and fits into it. The pictures below give an idea.

I want to do the same thing with mine as the double jockeys are very long so give plenty of room to do this. Does anybody have any better pics of these backrests as I'm thinking of getting the guys at Barnet to make me up something like these to match my other backrests.
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Old 19 January 2005, 06:50   #35
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As regards deck layout. I'm quite happy with my single console layout as the single console is bigger than most single versions out there but still leaves me with room to get up to the bow easily when mooring up. It also has space to upgrade to a surface mount throttle if I want.

It all comes down to what the RIB is used for and which electronics you will be fitting IMHO.

Another thing to consider when laying out is weight distribution? For example my fuel tank (in console) and seating are quite far forward in the rib which helps keep the bow down when heading into heavy seas. Obviously this will depend on the size of your RIB though??
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Old 19 January 2005, 07:03   #36
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A side mounted throttle is a no-no for me. Too much risk of accidental activation (from someone moving past the console) Like Stu, I also like the ability to control the boat speed from the passenger seat.
An there was me thinkin' he's a svelte fella.

Actually, my concern stems from me being an arse and accidentally pushing a centre mounted throttle to full with my jacket sleeve. Embarrassing and very luck no one fell backward or overboard. Been wary of it ever since.
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Old 19 January 2005, 08:46   #37
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Ribtec have another possible solution. I saw it at the LBS but got no pictures of it. Basically the base of the jockey seat is fixed to the console in the usual manner, but is of slightly larger diameter tubing. Then the backrest slides into this tubing and fits into it. The pictures below give an idea.

I want to do the same thing with mine as the double jockeys are very long so give plenty of room to do this. Does anybody have any better pics of these backrests as I'm thinking of getting the guys at Barnet to make me up something like these to match my other backrests.
That's exactly what I was thinking of except I was just gonna use pipe clips and have a mate weld a plate on the bottom of each bottom side clip so that when it slid down it didn't fall out the bottom if you know what I mean?!?!

I've just sent an email to Laurence asking for a price on two backrests so will mention (if you don't mind) your cunning plan and see if he can do anything.

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Yep I've just emailed him also. They'll surely make up four of them!!
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Yep I've just emailed him also. They'll surely make up four of them!!
You would hope!

I also asked him (as a backup) if he could do the back rests in plain tube without the fixings on and then I can get a local company to make up the bases........but here's hoping LL can do the biz!
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