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Old 21 October 2005, 09:10   #61
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Aaahh...... a good home.


So, standing or sitting in the rough Tim?
I would settle for safe speed to reduce the lumbar stress.
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Old 21 October 2005, 09:20   #62
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Gotta try harder Cookee. Time for a conditional close.

"You will agree, sir, that our RIB is the only one that will comfortably accommodate your stature, and now we can provide the upholstery that you require, why not write a cheque for the depoist now?"

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I should say that it could easily be made to fit JK's stature!

Also that in both the race and leisure BananaSharks we sit - the seats are of our own (Kittens) design and allow you to stand at slow speeds for greater visibility in the harbour etc, and then sit down for more comfort and security at speed.

For what it's worth I believe at the higher speeds of many current RIBs, a lower centre of gravity and "proper" seats are the way to go ...........
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Old 21 October 2005, 09:41   #63
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Agreed. Combined with an enclosed deck, and hard sides.

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For what it's worth I believe at the higher speeds of many current RIBs, a lower centre of gravity and "proper" seats are the way to go ...........
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Old 21 October 2005, 09:58   #64
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I have some Ullman seats which really seem to work well as you are sort of sitting and standing at the same time letting the seat take your weight but still bracing with your legs and feet. They really do seem to take the worst of a heavy impact as well as smoothing out the smaller stuff

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Old 21 October 2005, 11:58   #65
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Agreed. Combined with an enclosed deck, and hard sides.
.............. and 5 bars, 3 restaurants, a swimming pool.............
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I have some Ullman seats which really seem to work well as you are sort of sitting and standing at the same time letting the seat take your weight but still bracing with your legs and feet. They really do seem to take the worst of a heavy impact as well as smoothing out the smaller stuff

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Totally agree. This is the best investment i made on my RIB. Every one who test my boat is amazed about how good these things work.

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Old 21 October 2005, 14:37   #68
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Aaahh...... a good home.


So, standing or sitting in the rough Tim?
I tend to sit 99% of the time , if I need to look behind me I can stand up , if in the rough I still sit/squat low COG (short arse) but bend zee neez to aborb any impact but I do tend to drive around waves not through them as is less damaging to joints and boat. It comes down to personal choice I guess. If you are happy your way then stick to the way that is most comfortable or feels the safest . It's up to the individual. Sports boats (off the shelf) you can only sit and is very secure.
Boats that have a vertical steering wheel then it is better to stand , steering wheels like a car driving position sit . As JK mentioned its all about ergonomics off the shelf ribs are not going to be the best set up for everyone . It depends on how much input the builder lets you have if buying new, decide at the start whether you want to stand or sit and get throttles and steering where it feels right.
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Old 21 October 2005, 15:41   #70
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Nah, I took him home.

Tim, has Kathleen made you an offer for that fetching PINK life jacket yet?
First I heard of it (but I want one!)

Standing on Merlin is helped/made more comfortable/safe by the thought put into seating by my hubby (x) and also by the advice on ergonomical design by Mark H. (Sir ) The wraparounds feel nicely secure and provide great support both standing and sitting. He also thought through the seating to suit moi especially and tapered the jockeys (which are also slightly elongated). Fair play to the guys at Solent RIBs for taking bespoke service to new heights.

Depends on the boat, really. And the design. And visibility etc.

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