Originally Posted by ISLANDRIBBER
I'm looking for a newish 6.5m RiB and Redbay caught my eye (again!).
The problem is the only time I had a go on one (a 2007 model) I found the jockeys that are attached to the console way too high for my liking. Never mind the biker getting on and off approach!
Almost all the secondhand 650s on the Redbay webpage seem to have the console/jockey fitted. Is it just me (I'm 5ft 10) or are all you guys 6ft + or wearing platforms or something?
Consoles/ seating are all very personal, not least because we're all different sizes, & an inch here & there makes a big difference
I have the Ribcraft Pacific console, this is a big old beast & you have to stand to get a clear view over the top. To counter that, it offers great protection when it gets snotty & the shelter from the wind on long passages is a godsend. As in all things boaty, it's a compromise.
Ps, if you're looking for a well founded boat in the 6-7m class......
Ribcraft twin engined 6.4m Dive RIB