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Old 05 September 2007, 13:57   #1
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Hi boys,
i've made up my mind to buy a ribcraft 5.85. But got a problem: Witch kind of console would you order: The standard single jockey console with two seats in a row or the much bigger touring with two seats side by side. This choice givesPlease help me sleepless nights!

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Old 05 September 2007, 14:02   #2
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If its for the family then side by side all the way.
Loads more sociable, bigger console to put all your nav aids and instruments on and you can fit 4 single pods in behind it.
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Old 05 September 2007, 14:08   #3
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Hi boys,
i've made up my mind to buy a ribcraft 5.85. But got a problem: Witch kind of console would you order: The standard single jockey console with two seats in a row or the much bigger touring with two seats side by side. This choice givesPlease help me sleepless nights!

Txs a lot

Oliver

I've got a Ribtec 585 with the Odysee console. and side-by-side seating.

Overall, pretty happy with it. It'll still get you a bit wet if you get much over the front, and the driving postion is a bit offset, but you get used to it.

Really did want side by side tho, for purely social reasons! And its a pretty narrow boat so the offset is inevitable.
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Old 05 September 2007, 14:42   #4
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Get the side by side one. I had a ribtec 585 with a jockey console and it wasn't the most comfortable of consoles.
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Old 05 September 2007, 14:59   #5
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Another vote here for the side by side. You need the room for electronics plus you get more storage inside and you WILL get a bit lonely up there on your own!
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Old 05 September 2007, 16:36   #6
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I have the side by side and I like it. Only down side is its a little bit snug with two big fellas up front. Feet can get a little bit touchy.
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Old 05 September 2007, 17:03   #7
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I have the side by side and I like it. Only down side is its a little bit snug with two big fellas up front. Feet can get a little bit touchy.

Its okay. Its only Gay if your balls touch.
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Its okay. Its only Gay if your balls touch.
I don't allow balls on my boat. No deck space.
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I don't allow balls on my boat. No deck space.
That wasn't the case Nick, when you where looking at mine last Christmas
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Old 05 September 2007, 18:00   #10
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That wasn't the case Nick, when you where looking at mine last Christmas
Call them balls ! I thought you'd spilt a bag of peanuts
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