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Old 25 November 2003, 03:56   #11
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Deep V

My Med Style RIB has the deepest god damn "V" you've ever seen.
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Old 25 November 2003, 03:56   #12
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You really are a complete ass dirk or you just go out of your way to piss people off. Have you ever tried to sit on your ass while flying through waves that big? at least on a jockey seat you can use your legs to absorb the shock.
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Old 25 November 2003, 14:22   #13
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there was 3-4 foot chop on the med one day.


Have you ever tried to sit on your ass while flying through waves that big?
What are you, gay or just lacking a little experience, If you think a 3-4 foot chop is "that big" then you really shouldn't be on this forum, everyone knows a true ribber only goes out in a hurricane!

As for me being a complete arse, maybe, I'm sure there is a lot of people on this forum that would agree, but hey, so what..

You really need to get out in a few more ribs, both jockeyed and seated, and experience what a well driven rib is capable of! Although I would agree that a jockey seat is excellent up to around 40-45 mph, you really can't beat a proper seat at speed.

Blag yourself a ride at 70+mph some day, and then tell me which type of seat you prefer. Ever wondered why an F1 or F2 rib doesn't have jockeys, it's cause you need to be in control, which means seated properly, and not having to use your energy, and your knees to stay in the boat!
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Old 25 November 2003, 14:55   #14
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As for me being a complete arse, maybe, I'm sure there is a lot of people on this forum that would agree, but hey, so what..

I disagree Dirk youre not a complete arse! you still havee a little way to go yet




I managed to get a ride in Banana Shark on one of the poker runs and that was most certainly moving and bouncing and I guess it was up around 70 mph, The shark had comfy chair type seats and it didn't hurt my back, which started me wondering why Jockeys were sooooooh popular

Also I believe Alan Priddy has truck seats in the Jolly Sailor and Mark Pascoe ribs and Buzzis all come with seats and not Jockeys.

having said all that I prefer Jockeys on my relatively slow RIB.

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Old 25 November 2003, 15:42   #15
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I disagree Dirk youre not a complete arse! you still havee a little way to go yet

Yeh, but with guidance from you I'm sure I could make it!

Is it correct you favour an "ejector seat"?
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Old 25 November 2003, 16:22   #16
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Nice one

re ejector seat only in the warmer weather
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Old 27 November 2003, 06:29   #17
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Yep, I noted Mr. Malletts comments about med style boats being positively dangerous in UK waters.
Not making a disinction between the med or other waters-
or the hulls themselves
-simply making the point that putting all the weight of consol, passengers/crew, heavy engine(s), hefty "A" frame, and fuel tanks at the back end of a boat is not a recipe for a balanced boat. Pushing that sort of rig,with no weight in the front end, into a head sea is a nightmare.
As for the comment about"buying a Humber" it was one of theirs that I refused to drive on a boat test when fitted out that way on a particularly nasty day on the Humber estuary! Like i said take a perfectly good hull and then ruin it by fitting it out with everything at the back end.
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Old 27 November 2003, 06:41   #18
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Well, thanks for those comments, which, I've passed to Zodiac, Avon, Caribe and several other who also push everything to the back.

After all I'm sure all those millions of pounds and thousands of hours R&D coupled with years of experience need not be wasted, when in fact, all they need to do was canvas your opinion.

Further, I'm sure Humber reconfigured their RIB as soon as they could !
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Old 27 November 2003, 08:34   #20
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I would have to agree the a "med style" boat isn't fun in lumpy water.

I don't think that anyone can disagree that sitting on a bench seat with a swing back that moves under the slightest pressure isn't comfortable. You either slide off, or perhaps even worse, you end up so close to your passenger, that you look like a couple of Siamese Twins. Don't try to steady yourself by holding on to the back rest, as soon as you are thrown forwards, the flipping thing will follow you, pining you to the wheel!

My new rib has Jockey seats for the driver and co, I still left the bench at the back, good for storage, comprise for me in the winter, the wife in the summer.
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