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Old 22 August 2016, 15:25   #1
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RIB & Removable Back Rests

I have order a RIB with 2 single jockey seats upfront and 2 tandem jockey seats behind.

As standard, the back rests are fixed and this is standard practice on RIBS for good reason.

I need quick release back rests, so can remove / replace them without tools. This will give me a large area to get a fully rigged windsurf sail onboard. Driver then sits on the mast and motors off.

Once sail is recovered or de-rigged, back rests can easily popped back into place as needed.

Anyone know of any solutions? Or perhaps a marine mechanical engineer I can discuss with?

Thx.
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My initial thought would be to have the back rests pivot on a top bolt & use a protex fastener to replace the bottom fixing. This would allow you to drop the back rests horizontal at the "flick of a switch" & restore them to the original upright position just as easily


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I think dave's reply is probably as good as you'll get. I've never seen one like it, I think the challenge will be to get it as rigid as possible. Perhaps an alternative would be to fit brackets with long cylindrical tubes that are a snug fit on the backrests, with something to hold it in/down.
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Two of the backrests of the jockeys on my Ribtec just lift off without any tools, to allow easy access into the undersea lockers. There's long hollow tubes mounted on the seat pods, which the back rest tubes simply slide into. The curve/bend of the backrest tubes make them a very snug fit such that they don't move unless significant pressure is applied, and you jiggle them quite a bit.
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Two of the backrests of the jockeys on my Ribtec just lift off without any tools, to allow easy access into the undersea lockers. There's long hollow tubes mounted on the seat pods, which the back rest tubes simply slide into. The curve/bend of the backrest tubes make them a very snug fit such that they don't move unless significant pressure is applied, and you jiggle them quite a bit.
hi Paul. This sounds interesting. Is this standard with your rib or a mod you made? do they rattle? they sound firm enough...
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This is as fitted by Ribtec (mine dates from 2004ish), and I think I've seen some of the newer Ribeyes using the same method. Mine certainly don't move about at all even in very rough seas. I did have a look last night but couldn't find any decent pictures of this.
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I have similar to Paul, made by biffer
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I have similar to Paul, made by biffer
Sounds good. Who or what is biffer? Do you have any pix ??? :-)
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any good? from seascrew
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