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Old 19 December 2012, 14:19   #11
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Has this been split from the Irish go boating thread
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Old 20 December 2012, 07:54   #12
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Good and Back consoles on small ribs

I am asking any of the Ribcraft 4.8 owners to measure the height of the seat (to underside of cushion)on their rib for comparison. I am wondering who has the best console seat arrangement for someone that is 6 foot 1 in a small rib.

I find that a lot of the seats as so low that your legs cannot act as springs as I am sitting too low. This as the effect of shock loading your arse/back.

Are wing backs worth the money with respect to using a small rib in rough conditions/ general comfort?

Some of the designs ot there are very poor

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Old 20 December 2012, 08:49   #13
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Disconnect the cables from the engine end. Take some 'before' photos, so you can route the cables the same when you re-fit them.

The Osprey jockey console is well laid out & comfortable. I've got one in my SR4.7 (see pic) and it works well - comfortable and plenty of instrument space for toys.

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Old 21 December 2012, 11:39   #14
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I am asking any of the Ribcraft 4.8 owners to measure the height of the seat (to underside of cushion)on their rib for comparison. I am wondering who has the best console seat arrangement for someone that is 6 foot 1 in a small rib.

I find that a lot of the seats as so low that your legs cannot act as springs as I am sitting too low. This as the effect of shock loading your arse/back.

Can't talk for Ribcraft, but I have been through this debate myself recently. I reckoned that my seat was too low for seated comfort, and toyed with jacking it up by about 3".

Then, after the Stirling cruise where it was "knee suspension" all the way after we went under the Kinkardine Bridge I decided that low was actually better - even with the "low" seat, I still managed to (if you'll excuse the Scottish) "skelp ma airse" once or twice, so decided not to bother raising it.

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Are wing backs worth the money with respect to using a small rib in rough conditions/ general comfort?
Just having backs would be a good start on mine! (this winter's project! )
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