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Old 12 March 2010, 14:11   #1
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Rib users views on Rib seats and consoles?

After countless requests for consoles and seat pods Rib Shop are now getting close to the launch of our first stage of seating for Ribs and open boats. Our first range will consist of single and a double jockey seat, a double jockey console and a double bench seat.

What we would really like to hear from you guys is the good, bad and the ugly of the seating and consoles you are currently using.
Are your seat pods to high, to wide or to hard?
Is your steering wheel in the right position?
Do you prefer left or right hand throttle?
Any of you thoughts on how to make your dream seats and consoles would be really useful.
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Old 12 March 2010, 14:25   #2
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Dry storage and lots of it.
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Old 12 March 2010, 14:27   #3
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Left hand throttle, good storage, lift up hinged seats with catches, good space on console for instrumentation, Single console and seat...
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Dry storage and lots of it.
I agree so box type i prefer instead of the external flang ;Console with atached jockey and the console wiht enough room for gauges and fishfinder also sat nav is suitable for up to 5.5 rib
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What i would like would be really waterproof pods with hinged seats because you cannot get enough of dry storage on a rib.
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Old 12 March 2010, 15:10   #6
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Thats great, so dry is storage is important, it involves a bit more work to produce a jockey seat with a sealed base but it sounds like it is the way forward. What about heights and comfort?
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Thats great, so dry is storage is important, it involves a bit more work to produce a jockey seat with a sealed base but it sounds like it is the way forward. What about heights and comfort?
you don't need a seat pod with a solid base to make things water proof during installation, just make sure it's glassed into the deck or Sikaflexed and screwed.

As a safety point, I would like to see a standard seat back with winged supports and rear grab handles either side (on the wings) as opposed to the Rib/chest crunching handles right in the middle. Makes getting into and out of the seat easier too.

Oh and an easily movable back rest that supports the helmsman/woman when standing up and sitting down.

You might like to give some thought to the younger members here too. Jockeys are really good at supporting an adult, but for a child they are too high and need some thought to a reliable way of supporting their feet.
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The XS/BMC console I have is a nice setup apart from the front been curved.

Sealed base shouldn't be too hard, do the consoles have a flange on?
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Hightower, the idea is for people to self fit so I can see the point of the sealed base. What ideas would you have to help the little ones?

Chewy, if they have a sealed base this will act as the fitting flange so will all be internal facing.
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You might like to give some thought to the younger members here too. Jockeys are really good at supporting an adult, but for a child they are too high and need some thought to a reliable way of supporting their feet.
Moulded tapered recess with footplate for 'lil legs on back jockeys or a nice cheap pair of m-bike ally flip down foot rests.
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