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Old 16 August 2019, 13:20   #1
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Ribcraft 5.3

Hi all, thinking about a future rib upgrade and I like the idea of double side by side jockey seats as possible on a 5.3.

Typically it would be just me but occasionally another 3 hence seating for 4.
Can those in the know tell me if there is a problem with listing using this seating arrangement when solo?

Thanks
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Old 16 August 2019, 13:28   #2
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Hi all, thinking about a future rib upgrade and I like the idea of double side by side jockey seats as possible on a 5.3.



Typically it would be just me but occasionally another 3 hence seating for 4.

Can those in the know tell me if there is a problem with listing using this seating arrangement when solo?



Thanks


Itíll be cosy
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Dave will know, I had a ribquest 585 with 4 jockeys you needed deodorant on with a full house on that,rear bench seat might work, Dave ?
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I had 4 jockeys on my RC 545 on a deck matrix so you could remove them to suit your needs. I sold the 2 rear ones, we never used them & there was no room to move around when they were fitted. I now have a storage box in their place, with a padded seat on top to park your bum on.
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I have 5.3 only for 6 months or so ,what i notice is mine has traditional twin in line combined console ,but because console is narrow it is really forward and there is amazing amount of space behind ,easily enough for rear bench or couple of jockeys so couple of ways to seat four ,to be honest with reasonable space ,however only a midget on a cushion in frot of console , there is one on ebay with single seat and two double jockeys behind ,but if you push the console back to get width to put double console in, it will shorten the length avail for jockeys i reckon and make it very cosy .https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ribcraft-...MAAOSwcHhdNXAe
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This is the ideal seating for me but how does the boat behave when solo? https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...66070635883447
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Thatís the layout I would want if it works on a 5.3 that would be good as the 5.8+ are getting heavy to trailer with b+e
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This is the ideal seating for me but how does the boat behave when solo? https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...66070635883447


Itíll handle better solo than with 4 up.
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4 x single jockeys 2 x2 works well on an RC 5.3.

4 up makes her stern heavy in a sea, but 1 /2 up on front jockeys a great boat & ride as I know from experience.

my "Aquahound" was a fantastic boat 1 or 2 up, 4 adults up she started to struggle in a sea.

Go for a config that keeps the weight as far forward as possible.
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Thanks for the info everyone, appreciated. I know bigger would be better but I will probably be solo 75-80% of the time so thinking 5.3 will be the best compromise.
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