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Old 03 June 2009, 06:10   #1
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Leaning posts

Out of all the times I've been out on my RIB I think I've sat down twice wail jockeying. So thought about a lean post. I'm not after any fancy seat that converts from a lean post into seating. Was thinking of getting one of THESE .

Really interested in anyones experiences with leaning post~V~Jockey seat. At what hight it's best to have them (behind your backside, lower back etc) and if they can course you trouble in anyway. Have to admit I can't think of any.

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I rarely sit on the boat, and although I have jockey seats on the current boat I had a backrest on a previous 6.5m boat. It was very comfortable (lower back height) and I didn't have very many problems with it ... but I did fit foot loops as it didn't give me any lateral stability. In big waves or at speed there wasn't the security of a seat between your knees to stop you slipping sideways and although I never did lose my balance or footing I did feel a bit vulnerable. The foot loops did a good job of anchoring me in place and made me feel a lot better about the backrest.
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That makes sense. Got some hypalon so will make some.. Cheers
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I'd buy some if I were. The foot straps have a plastic/rubber reinforcement on the inside and them a hypalon patch on the bottom.

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I've got a long piece of doubled over hypalon that's meant for the life line. Should be well strong enough?
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Sounds like a plan!
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Suits me sir!
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Maybe your jockey seat is too low. Are you very tall. I only raise myself when I think i'm going to slam which isn't that often.
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6ft 2, so about average height I'd think. My brother finds it easier to sit down on my RIB but he's 6ft 7.
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