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Old 22 August 2007, 06:19   #1
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Question regarding Rib Seating.....

I am considering making the switch from a 30' sports cruiser to a 7.5+ metre rib. There is slight restance from the family as they are concerned that riding Jockey seats will not be paricularly relaxing or comfortable. I have noticed that the Cobra Rib range is supplied with nice looking bucket (type) seats and my question is whether this forum community knows of any other mainstream manufacturers that supply this kind of seating.

The more comfortable the Rib appears the easier my job will be.

Thanks in advance from a grateful newbie.
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Old 22 August 2007, 06:26   #2
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Hi mrgrumpy,have a look at www.revenger.co.uk & check out the sports seat,you are more than welcome to have a sit or ride in our demo rib & see if your family approve.Gordon.
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Old 22 August 2007, 07:10   #3
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....The more comfortable the Rib appears the easier my job will be.
But, Ribs are bumpy. I fear you may not be believed by your family.
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Old 22 August 2007, 08:50   #4
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In my very limited experience on Ribs, I prefer jockey seats for the simple reason that its easier to stand up quickly "if the going gets tough".

Far more difficult to do that from a (possibly more comfortable) conventional seat.

We had a moderately bouncy ride back from Lymington to Gosport yesterday in a good F6 breeze. With the jockey seats you could easily sit down for the odd patches where the sea was flat, and then stand up to ride the bigger swells.
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Old 22 August 2007, 09:07   #5
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The seats on the Cobra appear quite clever as they somehow hinge to become leaning posts for the first two rows.

I totally agree with the need to be on your feet in choppy conditions.
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Seats as I have them in my Scorpion.
I find it the best there is in combination with a strong board for my feet. So I can half stand and sit by pushing my back into the seat.
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Old 22 August 2007, 10:06   #7
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Stand or sit in rough stuff

I prefer jockey seats for the simple reason that its easier to stand up quickly "if the going gets tough".
I totally agree with the need to be on your feet in choppy conditions.
I'm a noob, but this is not intuitive to me. I stand when puttering around the harbor, or at speed when it's flat. When it's rough, I sit on the jockey. I feel there's less chance I get thrown while on the jockey seat. Standing perhaps lets your legs absorb the blows instead of your back. Is there a correct answer, or just personal preference?

I find the jockey style quite comfortable, but I've never been out for more than 2-3 hours.
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In the rough you absolutely want to be standing but not straight legged. You need to be able to absorb shocks by bending you knees.

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Exactly.
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MrGrumpy - We offer both Jockey and "bucket" type seating for all of our boats including our 7.7m boat as well as our individual design of "flipable" seat. As the owner of this forum has said himself, there is a speed at which jockey seats become less desirable - of course that is a matter of opinion and personal choice, feel free to get in touch via email or private message and I will send you some more photos and supply more information if you need it!
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