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Old 19 August 2013, 16:27   #21
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Bench seat and well made boat can be a fine combination. Seats like this work well. Need to move on from the park
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Old 19 August 2013, 16:33   #22
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Bench seat and well made boat can be a fine combination. Seats like this work well. Need to move on from the park
I'm sorry, I cannot see how anyone can stay in/on a bench seat in heavy offshore conditions. It's tough enough staying put on a jockey.
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Take a look at Seadogz commercial Redbay also with a bench seat and they would not be without it, similar on other commercial RIBs we see around UK
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Yeah them Ply Decks are Shite!...... Bench Seat=Bench Mark eh!
Didn't say they are shite, just I do not like them as much as a nice well finished moulded deck!
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I'm sorry, I cannot see how anyone can stay in/on a bench seat in heavy offshore conditions. It's tough enough staying put on a jockey.
Round Anglesey in April(and it certainly wasn't flat as plenty on here will confirm) it was the most comfortable place to be on my boat. Bit wet granted but I sat in the back whilst my son was helping round Carmel Head.

Anyway the original question was advice about boats with this sort of arrangement. The point is that whilst jockeys are great, if you want a family space and seating set up it needn't be a terrible compromise.
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I'm sorry, I cannot see how anyone can stay in/on a bench seat in heavy offshore conditions. It's tough enough staying put on a jockey.
Thats good, because thats exactly what my rib wont be used for with a 4,6 and 12 year old, but thanks for your input to my thread
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In terms of the brig 610, the 570 navigator was reviewed in powerboat and rib magazine and they were very impressed to say the least. Plus the brigs look fresh and not too many on the water. Ribeye is a ribeye and guaranteed a proper boat but i would go for the brig. 4 big jockey seats and large bench plus i think you can go to 150hp. Black tubes with a black evinrude, cant go wrong!
We have a Brig Navigator 570 and so far have been pretty impressed with it too - not had it very long but seems to go well in most conditions we've thrown at it. The 610 is basically the same (apart from the obvious 40cm of length) but with 4 jockyseats instead of 2. The 570 we have on a 90 ETEC so you'd need to be thinking 125ish i guess for the 610

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Thats good, because thats exactly what my rib wont be used for with a 4,6 and 12 year old, but thanks for your input to my thread
You're welcome, but we've digressed slightly from your cottonwool enveloped kids to a more general jockey v bench discussion.

From the information that you've given, I'd suggest that a Brig would suit you perfectly.
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Brig or maybe a Piranha, but dont know much on these???

My mate has a ribeye 600, and loves it but says it probably isnt best suited to my needs.

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Brig or maybe a Piranha,
Yep, anything of that ilk.
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