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Old 22 May 2003, 07:06   #1
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Hi Guys

I'm now looking into the Pro Sport 7.5m With Twin 115 four strokes.

I'm thinking about having a leaning post instead of jockeys.

Anyone had any experiance of Leaning Posts or can point me in the right direction?

I have looked at the Outhill LP1 - below -
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The drivers seat on my Pacific is a lean against rather than sit on as its quite high, but it does make a good driving position at sensible speeds as your legs take the pounding. Might do something similar for the Ribtec next winter.

Dread to think what the cost is from Outhill, but you could splash the design and make one yourself.

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do you have any pics of the leaning post?
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Its not a post as I just built up the engine box and added a piece of foam to lean against. Have a look at:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...0&pagenumber=5

Also remember Mark Bleaker from MB Marine had a Ribtec 6.45 in the mid 90s with a normal console but S/S leaning post behind, all set at the back of the boat. Ribtec said it wouldn't work with all the weight at the back, but Mark proved them wrong and it was a quick boat at 60 mph with 200 Pro Yamaha.
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Hi Jahno,

I do not know if this site is of any use? might be worth a look.

http://www.bolsters.com/

Certainly some a good range to choose from.

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Jahno,

Have a look at Ocean RIBS (Winsor Bros at Fareham I think). They do a leaning wraparound thingy which I have seen on both 6.75 and 8.5m RIBS. I'll see whether I have a pic I can post.

Every sympathy about your back. I slipped a disc last year and am very concious of it when RIBing now. Standing with bent knees and straight back is the name of the game. Plus I wear a neoprene back support which seems to help.

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