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Old 04 November 2010, 15:11   #31
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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.
So their jockey's are just screwed to the deck, not planning to stay in the boat in a tight turn then
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Old 04 November 2010, 19:39   #32
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I would have a look around at various other makes before you commit to spending your 40k. There is plenty of choice out there. One thing I have learnt over years of RIB ownership is that anything is possible with regard console and seat layout. There are many RIB manufacturers out there that will accommodate you on bespoke design layouts that will fit your exact needs. You just need to take a little time to trial various seating combinations then match the layout of choice with the hull engine combo of choice.

Good luck and have fun in finding out
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Old 05 November 2010, 08:07   #33
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Budget around 40k.
Save yourself some cash & buy my 7.5m Shearwater ???

No Jockeys to worry about & very practical ...........

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Old 05 November 2010, 14:07   #34
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I totally agree with Hightower. Have fun and hope you get what you want. I did the same and for me I bought the Ribeye. I do not regret it in any way as it suited me. The important thing is to buy what suits you. Once you have bought your RIB, you will find loads of new friends to give advice etc especially on Ribnet. More importantly, you join a family of Ribsters who just love going out on their RIB regardless of what it costs. Live for today, plan for tomorrrow!
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Old 05 November 2010, 16:08   #35
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Save yourself some cash & buy my 7.5m Shearwater ???

No Jockeys to worry about & very practical ...........

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Actually whilst that might sound like the usual "buy my rib" self interested advertising you expect on Ribnet/internet it might actually be one of the best suggestions in the thread... ...I'd certainly be giving Pete a ring to arrange a trial - it would be an interesting comparison to those you've already tried.
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Old 05 November 2010, 16:25   #36
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Actually whilst that might sound like the usual "buy my rib" self interested advertising you expect on Ribnet/internet it might actually be one of the best suggestions in the thread... ...I'd certainly be giving Pete a ring to arrange a trial - it would be an interesting comparison to those you've already tried.

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Old 06 November 2010, 08:07   #37
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thanks

thank you for your kind offer of trying your Shearwater but i have my Princess to sell first and that could take until March or longer to sell so wouldnt want to waste your time. but again thank you.
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thank you for your kind offer of trying your Shearwater but i have my Princess to sell first and that could take until March or longer to sell so wouldnt want to waste your time. but again thank you.
No worries I'll probably keep it till then anyway - all paid up in the marina engine serviced etc ......and I love no speed limit in the Harbour !
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So their jockey's are just screwed to the deck, not planning to stay in the boat in a tight turn then
Same thing goes for Humber !
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