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Old 29 October 2010, 05:04   #21
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Alf.... Does your layout still retain the aft bench or has all the seating been switched to jockey seats...I've been looking at buying a 755 but I'm still concerned that the bench seat is only suitable for a leisurely cruise. I really like the bow seating and storage arrangement on the Cobra's.
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Old 29 October 2010, 18:43   #22
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Cobra Jockeys

Mr G,

Yes I still have the rear bench which we find absolutely fine in moderate conditions, it has a reasonable profile to stop you being thrown about and isn't too wet. I've attached a couple of pics for info. We find the layout great although the jockeys take up a bit more space than the standard seat in a 7.55. The storage is good with space under the jockeys as usual accessed by four hatches.
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Old 30 October 2010, 14:10   #23
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I am 6'4'' as well, and for that reason usual jockeys do not really fit. And the issue of safe seating for small ones is relevant for me also.

The seating of my rib as shown on the pics
a) gives very safe seating for the kids. The feet do not hit the deck (yet), but for them its fine
recently I was out in a F6 gusting 7, wind against tide, with my 8yo girl. All she complained about was hunger
b) allows me to choose between seating and standing. The winged backrest gives very good support in both modes. Longest ride was 4hrs standing in BF6 - no issues with the back

As a job for the first winter, however, I consider renewing the upholstery with a stiffer foam, and to add 1.5'' thickness for the forward seats.

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Old 31 October 2010, 05:42   #24
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I think the OP is probably out enjoying his Cobra, that he had already decided upon when he posted on here
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Old 31 October 2010, 06:41   #25
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I appreciate that you have selected Ribeye & Cobra as brands that you are inerested purchasing, but could I suggest another brand that would fulfill your requirements - Stingher.
I import and sell Stingher, Predator & Redbay Ribs from my office in Southampton.
The Stingher range has many seating options including leaning post and bench.
We have a good range of sizes and I would be very happy to talk to you about possible packages.
Give me a call on 023 8033 5333 or e-mail on edward@mrl-uk.com
We also have demonstration Ribs along with a selection of second hand.
Look forward to hearing from you.
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Old 31 October 2010, 06:44   #26
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I think the OP is probably out enjoying his Cobra,
Either that, or he has the mastic gun out, gluing it back together.
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Old 31 October 2010, 19:41   #27
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Either that, or he has the mastic gun out, gluing it back together.
I can't say that but you might be right!!
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Old 01 November 2010, 07:57   #28
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I think the OP is probably out enjoying his Cobra, that he had already decided upon when he posted on here
Hi if im the OP then no you are wrong , been out in a ribeye last Thursday and hoping to be trying a Cobra courtesy of a forum user this weekend. I still need to sell the princess first.
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Old 04 November 2010, 05:14   #29
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Ribeye V Cobra

I posted an earlier question about being new to ribbing and expressed an interest in Ribeye and as they both met my needs, reading the replies and between the lines it appears that the Ribeye is the better boat in terms of build quality and there is a question mark over the Cobra.
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Old 04 November 2010, 14:21   #30
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Just a thought, Im 6'4" and err 24 stone with a 7.8 Ballistic, when I got it I simply removed a few screws securing the drivers jockey then slid it back till it was comfy for me and redrilled a few new holes to secure it in the new spot, it worked well for me and took 15 mins with a battery drill.
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