Originally Posted by Takson
Looking at Ospreys website they seem to have just the bench seat I would like to consider. it is their Rear bench seat with splashwell ( Rigging options - Osprey RIBs UK
I don't think your budget will stretch to one of those!
We started on our ribbing with 6 month old a 2 and a 4 year old
with mu old dive club Osprey Viper 5.75 rib which lacked any seating so we used car seats and old push chair strapped to the deck
Worked well, but did not strap them in, the worst you can do is scare the wife and kids as this will make it a hole lot harder to get them to come out again, but I expect you know that with your history having sailed already.
For me bench seats are great with small kids as mum can sit with them and give them a reassuring cuddle which is good for both of them.
We moved on to a hard boat as this gave us shelter small cabin lost of seating and a loo, plus we could sleep on it too.
But have gone back to a Ribeye 6m which for me is a great family bot but my youngest is now 10 years old so now the kids our on the jockey seats leaving Mum on the bench seat on her own!
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