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Old 15 December 2005, 06:55   #1
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Jockey console vs recaro racing seats

I've bought recently a marshall 470 rib.
We need a new console and considering to make one ourselve.

We have two options:
Fitting in a jockeyconsole or fitting in two recaro racing seats.

The seats are really comfortable but takes a lot of space, and is not easy to fit in.

I have no experience with jockey consoles, mabe a jockey looks nicer but i don't know a lot about the comfort when you take waves at 30knots.
personally i think my back is broken after a day on a jockeyconsole?

I hope you can help me out, making this crucial decision.
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On a 470 rib then only a jockey console.
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Old 15 December 2005, 15:57   #3
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Racing seats won't be comfortable on this boat; you'll be much better off with jockey seats as they let you use your legs as shock absorbers.

Bucket seat are great in fast boats (50 knots upwards) as they are more secure and allow you to use a foot throttle which gives more control. Bumping around in small boats at ower speeds the jockey seats are much more suitable.

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I spend the vast majority of time in my boat standing for comfort reasons - you would not be able to do this with recaro seats and I think that would seriously reduce your endurance in choppy conditions.
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Agree that it feels better to take impact at knee level!

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If you fit the Recarros, you could shove the furry dice that come with them under your arse to absorb the impact.
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Old 16 December 2005, 02:59   #7
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Thanks for your advice!
We'll start tomorrow building our jockey console! With 2person seats.
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Cool!


You'll have to post a photo when you're done

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I had 2 Cobra bucket seats in the Vagabond with a low console. You certainly couldn't drive standing up and after a while I got used to the sitting position which didn't seem at all natural. They were fine for most conditions except the lack of forward visibility bothered me but when the waves got up, you could feel your kidneys and liver exchanging places and the compression on your spine was noticeable. Jockey's with a back brace/rest would be my choice in the future.
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