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Old 30 October 2006, 06:20   #91
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Richard,

Just a quick question that comes to mind.

What was your reason for having the passengers behind you ?

I know it gives you a better driving position but RIB charters tend to sit their customers in front with the driver at the rear. I think this would probably give the customer a better view and also feel like more fun.
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Richard,

Just a quick question that comes to mind.

What was your reason for having the passengers behind you ?

I know it gives you a better driving position but RIB charters tend to sit their customers in front with the driver at the rear. I think this would probably give the customer a better view and also feel like more fun.

More Safari style set ups are done that way I found, I also did not really want a rib that was all out commercial looking which that would be, as it will still mainly be used by myself as a leisure rib, hence the sundeck which does not look big but is actually about 6-7' in length.
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Your boat will be far better balanced when there is only a few of you wave jumping - the console is nicely forward. Also the sunbed is great because it gives the tubes a much bigger attachment area at the bows and also there is much more bouyency up front if you stuff it!!!
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Your boat will be far better balanced when there is only a few of you wave jumping - the console is nicely forward. Also the sunbed is great because it gives the tubes a much bigger attachment area at the bows and also there is much more bouyency up front if you stuff it!!!
Thank you, I personally think the layout it fine, hopefully will have some actions shots later today, sitting in the office SOOOOOO not wanting to be here but be in Poland on my new Rib.
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Your boat will be far better balanced when there is only a few of you wave jumping - the console is nicely forward. Also the sunbed is great because it gives the tubes a much bigger attachment area at the bows and also there is much more bouyency up front if you stuff it!!!
I agree the boat is best laid out as it is. Just wanted to see why an alternate layout was specified to what you see, as the norm on Sea Safari type boats.
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GPS and VHF still to be fitted, personally I am very pleased so far.
She's a fine looking beasty Nauti.

Looking forward to seeing her when she arrives.
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In the picture "front deck" is that the GPS ariel on the starboard side of the console? Whatever it is it's in a prime position for being knocked when your in the rough.

It's funny in the first picture the console looks like it's set back quite a way whereas in one of the others it looks set forward.

Nice looking boat.

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Richard

In the picture "front deck" is that the GPS ariel on the starboard side of the console? Whatever it is it's in a prime position for being knocked when your in the rough.

It's funny in the first picture the console looks like it's set back quite a way whereas in one of the others it looks set forward.

Nice looking boat.

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Hi Mark,

It is rolled up paper pushed into one of the cup holders that are part of the front grab rail.

It is deceiving, as you say in some of the pics the consul looks really forward, but in others it is not. Will have some action shots this weekend as going over on Thursday to have a play can't wait.

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Hi Richard,

She is looking very fine indeed, The colour scheme looks terriffic And twin engines, I can see you grinning from ear to ear already. Have fun in Poland regards to Andre.

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Hi Mark,

It is rolled up paper pushed into one of the cup holders that are part of the front grab rail.

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I thought you said you wanted BEER CAN HOLDERS
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