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Old 04 July 2007, 08:42   #1
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Jockey seats and standing at the helm

Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but if you have jockey seats and you stand at the helm should you be stood astride the seat i.e with it between your legs or should front edge of the seat be just behind your heels when standing up?
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Old 04 July 2007, 08:56   #2
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Astride. That way you can brace yourself against it with your legs.

Unfortunately not all jockey seats are designed and installed in a way that makes this comfortable - many are too wide and set too close together.

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Try astride the seat with your bum pressed onto the backrest.
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feet astride on ours also with your back comfortably resting against of the backrest

beware of jockey seats that you can not sit comfortably leaning against the back rest and holding the steering wheel.

when boat builders turn out ribs with double jockeys and the back rest is so far back on the rear seat and you could not possibly sit and drive and lean on the backrest......i wonder to myself.......have they ever driven a rib!

perhaps some people like it that way!
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Surely it depends how tall you are?
If you are a shorty - infront, using the front of the jockey as a leaning post works, but for most astride gives max security.
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when boat builders turn out ribs with double jockeys and the back rest is so far back on the rear seat and you could not possibly sit and drive and lean on the backrest......i wonder to myself.......have they ever driven a rib!

perhaps some people like it that way!
Hmmm...

I seem to have the opposite problem. The back rest is too close to the front edge of the seat to be able to sit down comfortably. I can stand astride the seat (which I find uncomfortable, hence the question) and brace against the back rest but when I sit down I am too close to the wheel.

I wondered whether to move the whole seat back to give sitting room but then I might not be able to stand astride nor have the back brace.

It seems I can either be comfortable standing or sitting but not both!
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