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Old 08 October 2002, 04:28   #11
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Hi Mike,

You can certainly handle big seas in a small RIB, but how many passengers do you want to take? In lumpy seas, you need proper jockey seats for everyone.

I've had my Ribcraft 4.8 with Mariner 60 4 stroke one season now, mostly for family use (2 adults, 3 children), though on a calm day we took 4 adults and 6 children across the bay in comfort - with two adults sitting on the tubes though. I wanted a smaller RIB with plenty of safe seating, and am very pleased with what I have.

Just posted a couple of pictures to the gallery:
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1183

In rougher conditions, a few weekends ago was out in a F6 or so, with 2 adults and 4 children, everyone safe and happy, lots of fun had by all, as described in this thread:http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1039

cheers,
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Old 08 October 2002, 19:50   #12
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blah blah blah..... jockey seats are better than bench seats. It all depends!
If you're interested in doing a bit of quiet shagging out on the ocean wave, you'll find the bench seats ideal.
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Old 08 October 2002, 20:13   #13
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That's a very valid point
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Thank you both for raising the tone here. Not!

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Old 09 October 2002, 20:30   #15
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John, I really am sorry for lowering the tone of this thread, I was led astray by Gaelforce.

Gaelforce can you e mail me on Stuart.hopkins@Kvaerner.com I have a captains eye test I think I need to send you
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