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Old 24 August 2013, 05:05   #1
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Removable seats / spec questions

Hi

Hope this isn't too daft as a first question.

Our Sea Scouts are looking to spec a rib refurbishment project. The boat is aimed at having a number of uses - both around safety (where we would want deck space) and training (where we would want seating for all)

We are looking at approx 5m (under 750kg rig to allow towing) - hence can't have both - can we?

Was wondering if there was a way to securely fix in a rear jockey which is removable? We have a good boat building team so fibreglassing etc is doable. Obviously it needs to be secure enough - the thought of "jockey overboard" doesn't do me any good.

Any thoughts or words of wisdom?

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Old 24 August 2013, 05:11   #2
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Its possible to fit secure mounting points into the deck (flush with the deck) so you can bolt suitable jockey's etc in place or remove them when needed. Search the forum for "tophat" and you will probably find the sort of thing.

That said with a sensible sized engine on a 5m boat - many training institutions would be happy to sit the students on the tubes.
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Cheers

Will check that out

We use tubes at the moment on the other rib, but think that it is both looking at as we spec the project and that there seems to be a "direction of travel" for the RYA towards having proper seats

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Cheers

Will check that out

We use tubes at the moment on the other rib, but think that it is both looking at as we spec the project and that there seems to be a "direction of travel" for the RYA towards having proper seats

Rich

Yes,

A load of kids fell out of a rib last year up in Wales somewhere - sitting on the tubes iirc.
MAIB report on it.

Jockeys preferable if at all possible.

As suggested no reason why you can't incorporate fixings in the deck.
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Yes,

A load of kids fell out of a rib last year up in Wales somewhere - sitting on the tubes iirc.
MAIB report on it.

Jockeys preferable if at all possible.
yes but not driving in the dark with no lights is probably more important!
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Bighead bonding fasteners



sink these into the existing deck in oversized holes and build the deck back up with epoxy and glass

the rear seats are removable using i bigheads
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I think that big heads or a similar type arrangement were used in the Gemini rib that was used for the RI event. I think that this was the source of failure and as a result the pod became removed from the deck.

I am looking into this problem. I think that a more secure solution is a flat bar of sating circa 60mm wide by 4mm deep and length to suit the pod. Form a big head type arrangement to this bar. sand the deck were the bar is been placed. sika flex and screw the bar to the deck and glass over

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Check out Coachrib's XS rib. Sweet as a nut!
Boat light-pole - ideas?
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Rouge Wave - how many bolts hold down each jockey?
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