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Old 14 September 2019, 10:37   #1
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Pod seats or leaning post?

Pod (jockey) seats seem pretty popular in the UK and EU. Don't see many pod seats at all in the U.S. (of course, don't see many RIBs). Instead leaning posts seem to be popular, at least for helm seating (assume center console) over here.

Pros and cons of each?
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Old 15 September 2019, 12:12   #2
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I think leaning post is much more practical 85% of the time plus the storage is very handy.
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Old 15 September 2019, 14:36   #3
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Jockey - better for long ride and bad conditions. You can sit or stay and keep stable with seat between your legs.
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Old 17 September 2019, 12:08   #4
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Jockey seats, Kalin is right.

Leaning post doesn't give you much lateral support. You're bracing laterally by holding on to the wheel and throttle which aren't particularly good handles. It all get's more important in rougher seas. My jockey seats have good storage under them and they were the first ones the dealer had seen when I ordered my boat.
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Jockey - better for long ride and bad conditions. You can sit or stay and keep stable with seat between your legs.
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Much more stable ....and with lower centre of gravity than Leaner/Bolster types.
Most can/do have dry storage as well.
"Wing Back" back seat rests are a really good addition for extra security...in adverse conditions.
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Standing for five or six hours on a trip without the option of a seat......I'm too old for that.
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Old 20 September 2019, 05:34   #7
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There is a some bolsters where it's possible to seat on.
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Old 20 September 2019, 09:13   #8
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Ken O Keeffe

Anyone tell me where I can buy a Leaning Post (in the UK) for my Zodiac 550 Pro. I find the seats are too low behind the console and in any bit of a swell I am forced to stand in a very uncomfortable position.
I can locate them in the USA but find the shipping cost is as expensive as the post itself.
An ideal one is available from Springfield costing $508 but shipping is quoted at $475
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Mine came with the leaning post style helm, shaped so your held against lateral movement, and to dispel a myth - standing is optional, the deck in front of the seat is elevated and angled so you do actually lean back into the seat with your feet slightly raised. I’ve also got electric bolsters that rise and support your butt if required, if fact they will go horizontal turning the seat into more of a chair. Run the boat in some ‘interesting’ seas and never felt uncomfortable nor been ‘jarred’ on landings.
Owned / experienced ribs with pods ( inc crewing on Cowes lifeboat ) and both have there merits - but quite happy with my current set-up. Leaning-post style helms also seem to have a little more deck space around them and you can walk around the boat rather than clamber over seats/pods. All IMHO
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