Originally Posted by paul tilley
as part of my university degree I am trying to design a practical cabin for a rib 7mtr to 9mtr long . one of the requirements is to get opinions from rib users as to what facilities , equipment and degree of weather protection would be required . your comments would be gratefuly accepted . Thanks Michael Tilley
When you say cabin, do you mean a full Wheelhouse or an enclosure for berths/heads? Obviously they are very different concepts.
Somewhere dry to store lots of kit. If big enough to sleep in, better still.
Good protection for electronics and PAX.
As noted above, a good working position at the bow for anchoring, etc.
Space for a Heads of some sort.
Space for a hob.
Lots of space to fit electronics.
Good visibility at the helm
Good ergonomics at the helm
Lots of handholds